August 18, 2022

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Keep track of all the latest news and rumors in what should be an active free agency period for the Detroit Lions.

As Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes has been saying since the season ended, we’re in the “player acquisition” phase of the rebuild. Things are off to a slow start, as the Lions have only re-signed a handful of players in the lead up to the new league year on Wednesday, March 16 at 4 p.m. ET.

But things are expected to ramp up considerably. Starting on Monday, March 14 at noon ET, NFL teams will be able to start negotiating with agents of players set to become free agents on Wednesday. In some cases, rumors start even before then, as teams have not-so-secretly been talking since—at the very latest—the NFL Combine last week.

So to help you keep up to date with the most up-to-date news about the Detroit Lions, their free agents, and any players they may be considering adding this offseason, this post will serve as a free agency rumor tracker. Any news or rumors (from legitimate sources) will be listed below, and we will update you throughout the next few weeks.

We’ll also have a separate offseason tracker that will keep tabs on the status of each Lions’ free agent and tally all of the additions and subtractions on the roster. That will launch on Monday morning.

For now, here’s your official Detroit Lions free agency news and rumor tracker.

Note: Latest updates will be on top. Reported and official signings will be in bold.

Thursday, March 25

Wednesday, March 23

Tuesday, March 22

  • EDGE Arden Key — Lions “still very much in play” as Key visits Jaguars, per Mike Garafolo.

Monday, March 21

Thursday, March 17

Wednesday, March 16

UPDATE: Gladney signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals.

Tuesday, March 15

Monday, March 14

UPDATE: Birkett notes that a deal between the Lions and Anzalone is not done yet, but the sides “are working on it.”

Sunday, March 13

Saturday, March 12

  • C Evan Brown — Per Dave Birkett, the Lions and Brown (a restricted free agent) have a mutual interest in a new deal.

Thursday, March 10

Wednesday, March 9

Tuesday, March 8

Sunday, March 6

  • Per Dave Birkett, the Lions are expected to be “major players” in the free agent receiver market.

Tuesday, February 22

Thursday, February 17

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