New Lions roster projection shows significant free-agent improvements
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By Scott Warheit

It is hard to believe that free agency began almost two weeks ago. Yet, since then, Bob Quinn and his staff have been plenty busy, signing everyone from Danny Amendola to Zach Zenner and several others in between. With the flurry of moves, let’s take a look at where the Lions roster stands in comparison to where we were before free agency began.

The Lions now have 68 players under contract for 2019. And the team still has plenty of salary cap space: just over $28 million, according to OverTheCap. That figure does not include the contracts for Zach Zenner, Rashaan Melvin, Andrew Donnal and Logan Thomas. So the Lions probably have somewhere closer to about $24 million once those deals are accounted for.

So how does the roster look now, two weeks into free agency? Let’s dig in.

Lock: Matthew Stafford

Work to do: Connor Cook

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