Saturday, March 15, 2014
Lions Mailbag: Free agency remnants, draft
By Michael Rothstein
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- It has been a long, long week for the Detroit Lions since the last Mailbag.
The Lions' owner, William Clay Ford Sr., died Sunday at age 88. Then there was free agency, where the Lions kept Joique Bell, Brandon Pettigrew and Kevin Ogletree, along with bringing in wide receiver Golden Tate and a pair of rotational defensive ends.
So the team has been a bit busy with some more moves, and then the draft should be just as lively.
Let's get right to your questions. Remember, the Mailbag is only as good as the questions you ask. Either tweet #LionsMailbag with any questions you have or email email@example.com.
Kris asks over email: Jason Jones was signed by Jim Schwartz as a DE, but do you see Jim Caldwell moving him to back to DT with Mosley as the Relief for Suh and Fairley?
Kris, that's an interesting proposition, and if the Lions had been able to re-sign Willie Young, that might have happened. But without Young and Ziggy Ansah and Devin Taylor -- the best two defensive ends on the roster at present -- moving Jones inside would make little sense with Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and C.J. Mosley able to be a three-man rotation now. The Lions also brought in Corvey Irvin from Detroit and have two practice squad guys from last season -- Xavier Proctor and Jimmy Saddler-McQueen -- that could end up as the fourth option.