After signing David Montgomery, here are a few other free agents the Detroit Lions could sign from their NFC North rivals’ 2022 rosters.
The Detroit Lions made quite a pivot when contract talks with Jamaal Williams weren’t going anywhere, agreeing to a deal with former Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery. It was an upgrade pivot that was hard to see coming if Williams was going to be gone, but it happened as general manager Brad Holmes has not been playing around in free agency.
Playing against divisional opponents twice a season offers the potential to have deeper knowledge of those opposing players when they become free agents. That could be good, as in we like him and would consider signing him if he were available, or bad, as in we wouldn’t touch him with a 10-foot pole in free agency.
The Lions are surely looking at the secondary waves of free agency to fill remaining holes, if only for depth in some areas. A look at players who played for their NFC North rivals last season, and maybe years before that, could very well be on the radar as part of that process.
After the signing of Montgomery from the Bears, here are some other free agents from the rosters of NFC North teams in 2022 the Lions could consider signing.