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The Lions, lying in wait for this new year ...
So a bunch of things happened around the NFL on Tuesday -- Jairus Byrd signed a monster deal with New Orleans, T.J. Ward went to Denver and the Lions signed two players, both of whom they had a season ago.
But this isn't a bad thing for Detroit. At least not yet.
The Lions brought wide receiver Golden Tate, one of their top targets, in for a visit Tuesday night and if the team is able to sign him and potentially safety Chris Clemons, that would be a good top-tier free agent haul for a team with cap space in the bottom third of the league.
Of course, that strategy could backfire and if those players go elsewhere, then at least at safety, there aren't many top-tiered options left.
And now, a look around the Interwebs in search of Lions news:
The Lions signed Kevin Ogletree to a one-year deal. Running back Joique Bell is also going to be with Detroit for three more seasons and that was a move the Lions had to make. The pre-free agency NFL Nation Buzz video and a pre-free agency offensive and defensive primer that we'll re-set today.
The Lions are being patient, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
No links, but the Lions are interested in safety Clemons. Also, per ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, former Lions defensive end Willie Young is supposed to visit Jacksonville shortly.
The Lions, lying in wait for this new year ...So a bunch of things happened around the NFL on Tuesday -- Jairus Byrd signed a monster deal with New Orleans, T.