One of the worst kept secrets in the NFL in recent seasons is the struggles of the Detroit Lions’ secondary. In a division with the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears chucking the ball all over the yard, that becomes a bigger problem by the day.
The Lions inexplicably did nothing to address their problems in the secondary this past off-season, and now it sounds like they might be trying to play catch up.
With a secondary in the bottom third of the NFL last season, it only stands to reason that the Lions need to do something on the back end of their defense. With three weeks of the preseason in the books, it appears that they have finally come to that realization as well.
According to Jason La Canfora:
The Lions are making calls around the league looking to bolster their secondary. The Browns are gauging interest in their DL
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 26, 2014
To say that they are making calls implies the search for a potential trade, of course. That might be difficult at this stage of things, with the start of the regular season less than two weeks away.
What the Lions might be able to do, however, is keep their eyes on players who come available as teams trim down their rosters in preparation for the season. Those might only be bargain-bin type options, but that is the position the Lions put themselves in by failing to address such a glaring need when they had the chance.
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