The Lions were very aggressive last free agent period, having targeted Kyle Vanden Bosch and Nate Burleson as players they wanted to sign right away.
That aggressiveness and their need at cornerback has led to some Nnamdi Asomugha speculation, but Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press quotes a source that says Asomugha will be “too expensive” to go after.
Detroit could be reasonably close to a $120 million salary cap, although there are a lot of moves that could be made to make room. Birkett writes the team would still like to go after a No. 1 cornerback like Johnathan Joseph, Antonio Cromartie, or Ike Taylor if the “price is right.”
Tom Kowalski of MLive.com wonders if the team might spend its money instead (or in addition) on Titans linebacker Stephen Tulloch. Coach Jim Schwartz knows Tulloch well, and middle linebacker has been a position of need in Detroit for a while.
DeAndre Levy looks like a keeper, but the Lions could use him outside. Tulloch could be the best inside linebacker available this offseason.