The Lions boast one of the top defenses in football this year, based on the strength of their defensive line. Where they are particularly strong is the interior of that line. However, the team has a dilemma on their hands this coming offseason, with Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, and C.J. Mosley all hitting free agency at the same time. The team will have a hard time projecting their personnel at defensive tackle in 2015, but Kyle Meinke of MLive.com puts the odds on re-signing Suh at 51%. He notes that while Suh is intent on reaching free agency, that he will accept the largest offer and that the Lions would be most inclined to give it to him.
Here are some other notes from around the NFC:
- Percy Harvin is the most recent defending champion to leave the Seahawks, but he is far from the only one. Of the 72 players that were on the active roster, practice squad, and injured reserve for last year’s Super Bowl, 25 of them have moved on from the team, with 13 of them stationed on active rosters around the league. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times takes a look at these 13 players and how they have fared since switching teams.
- Rams‘ owner Stan Kroenke owns 60 acres of land in Inglewood, California, which has been rumored to be potential land for an arena for a Los Angeles based team. While neither the team nor the city has mentioned anything definitive about the move, Inglewood mayor James Butts announced that he would have a meeting with Kronke, according to Doug Vaughn of KMOV.com.
- This will not be the first time the mayor has met with Rams‘ owner Kroenke, as Jason Cole of BleacherReport tweeted that the two sides have already met a couple of times (via Twitter).
- No general manager in the NFL hits a home run on 100% of his decisions, writes Matt Vensel of the Minnesota Star-Tribune. While that may be the case, he writes that Vikings‘ general manager Rick Spielman has been pretty close. Vensel looks through the immediate effectiveness of a number of the team’s signings and draft picks, such as Everson Griffen, Matt Cassel, Linval Joseph, Captain Munnerlyn, Anthony Barr, Teddy Bridgewater, and Jerick McKinnon.