Seven Defensive Free Agents Lions Could Still Attack – The Oakland Press

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Calais Campbell, left, celebrates the sack of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew (10) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 24, 2023, in Atlanta. (ALEX SLITZ — AP Photo, file)

The Detroit Lions have been actively working on improving their defense this season.

With some shortcomings in last year’s roster, the Lions attacked their apparent weaknesses through free agency and the NFL Draft. DJ Reader, Marcus Davenport, Carlton Davis and Terrion Arnold are among the notable newcomers to Aaron Glenn’s group.

With training camp approaching, the Lions can still look to add talent to the defense. Here are seven defensive players the Lions could add to their roster this season:

DL Calais Campbell

The Lions were interested in signing Campbell last season before he ultimately signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Now that they’re back on the market, the Lions could be intrigued to land the veteran.

Campbell offers flexibility on the defensive line, as he can play on the outside and set the edge or help stifle the run on the inside. This season would be Campbell’s 17th, so he may not be in his best form. However, he could be another useful mentor for young players like Brodric Martin and Mekhi Wingo.

The veteran is highly regarded across the league as he has a strong reputation as a former captain. If he still has some production left in the tank, he could be useful for Detroit both on and off the field.

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