Lions Hope To Keep Kenny Golladay

Some have wondered whether Kenny Golladay could price his way out of Detroit this offseason. However, with weeks to go before free agency, Lions exec Chris Spielman tells WXYT-FM that Golladay — and the wide receiver position in general — is one of his very top priorities (via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press). 

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I think Kenny is a, he’s a competitive guy and the thing that I’ve always admired most about Kenny when doing the games on TV is his ability to win the 50/50 ball,” said Spielman, an ex-linebacker and broadcaster who serves as one of the organization’s top executives. “I just think his size and what he can bring to the table is something that a lot of people liked about Kenny Golladay, including me.

The Lions — like most teams this year – are facing a numbers crunch due to the anticipated salary cap decrease. As they rebuild for the near-term and long-term, Spielman says he’ll be looking at talent and character in equal measure.

In any philosophy, you can fill in voids in free agency, but you can’t buy a locker room,” Spielman said. “That’s been a philosophy for a lot of teams. And generally, what I believe is that you want to build your team through the draft. So it’s kind of, draft, develop and re-sign. And I think that’s hopefully the direction that I think the Lions will take.”

When it comes to Golladay, the Lions figure to have lots of competition if/when he reaches the open market. The Giants, who are eyeing a major WR upgrade, are expected to be among his top suitors.

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  1. lionsman86

    If you can get a 2nd, tag and trade then draft some receivers for cost control

    • jay13

      Nick Williams is a easy 4 Million, I know that. There is wiggle room. Holmes has his hands full. We might get lucky and Vaitai could be useful(played pretty well when called upon) as a guard.

  2. letmeclearmythroat74

    I know last year was lost due to injury but this guy can flat out play wide out. When healthy he can be a top 5 guy. Unbelievable on contested catches. Would love to see him with a better QB though.

    • fishy2022

      Not gonna get much better than Stafford. Wonder what he would do with a qb with a decent o-line.

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