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Detroit Lions ahead of division rivals in free agency

Games aren’t won in March, and the draft generally is the biggest player acquisition factor in determining an NFL team’s fate for an upcoming season. Still, with a series of understated transactions, the Detroit Lions may have won this part of the offseason when compared to the rest of their division.

A year ago, the Lions turned some heads by quickly coming to terms with some high profile free agents, including defensive end Trey Flowers, tight end Jesse James and cornerback Justin Coleman. Those lucrative deals almost guaranteed that Detroit would likely be on the sidelines when it came to 2020’s biggest names looking for new contracts.