Three Free Agents The Detroit Lions Should Take A Look at After Week 4

After a brutal loss in week four coming at the hands of The Seattle Seahawks, The Detroit Lions currently sit at 1-3 on the season. The Lions have shown extremes on both sides of the ball, with the number one scoring offense in the league, and also the worst scoring defense in the league. It is clear that this Lions roster as it stands is not good enough to be competitive in the NFC North, or to be a potential wildcard team. It’s time to look at some potential additions The Detroit Lions can make right now.

Charles Harris Jr. CB
Former Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Charles Harris Jr. is currently on the open market at 33 years old. Harris Jr. would bring some veteran presence into a young secondary, and has been solid for the last several seasons. Posting PFF grades of 69.9 in 2019, 61.9 in 2020, and 62.4 in 2021, Harris Jr. proved that even in his early 30’s he can still be a solid contributor on the defensive side of the football. Besides just bringing leadership and experience into the secondary, Harris Jr. could line up nicely opposite of Jeff Okudah, after Amani Oruwariye injured his neck on Sunday, yet returned to the game. Oruwariye has been PFF’s worst graded cornerback through four weeks, and has been an absolute liability in coverage. Oruwariye was once viewed as a promising young ball hawking cornerback, but now Brad Holmes and co. could be looking elsewhere for secondary help.

Landon Collins S
It’s no secret that the secondary for The Detroit Lions in 2022 has been utterly pathetic through four games, so putting two defensive backs on this list makes sense. 28 year old Landon Collins could make a great addition into the secondary after Tracy Walker III was ruled out for the rest of the season in week three. The former Washington and New York Giant is a three time pro bowler, and has been playing at a relatively high level for most of his career thus far. It is still pretty shocking that a player of Collins’ caliber is still on the open market, so it could mean he is holding a hefty asking price. Collins is not particularly great in coverage, but he is a stud hard nose tackler and can get after the quarterback from the safety position. Collins would provide some much needed help in run defense, as The Detroit Lions are currently allowing 165.5 rushing yards per game.

Literally Any Kicker (Not Named Austin Seibert or Dominik Eberle)
How we miss the days of Matt Prater. Often an overlooked position on the field, a kicker becomes the most important position when you need them to be. Kicker Austin Seibert missed a potentially game winning field goal kick in week three against The Vikings (spoiler alert: it wouldn’t have been), and kicker Dominik Eberle was downright terrible for The Lions in week four, missing two point after attempts, and sending a kickoff to the sideline for a 40-yard touchback. The Lions need to fix their kicker woes sooner rather than later, as it will eventually cost them games. Surely there is a kicker that can make an extra point on the open market right?
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