Eventually, every team in the NFL gets kicked around after having a successful prior season. Such was the case this past fall for the Detroit Lions, who have been widely criticized for just about everything. 

Detroit's lack of activity before trade deadlines and during free agency has long been a gripe of Joe Lions Fan. Instead of watching the Lions make moves to improve, they've given followers reason to give up all together because of poor personnel decision making. 

Don't look now, but it looks like Detroit may be onto something, putting together a nice haul during the free agent frenzy that's worth noting and looking forward to seeing in 2013. 

Have a look at the Detroit Free Press' salary cap breakdown

Acquisitions

Reggie Bush (RB/ATH) signed a four-year deal. Bush obviously adds speed to the running back position and has enough range to play slot, along with returning kicks and punts.

Bush: Four-year, $16 million plus $4 million signing bonus.

Jason Jones (DL) signed a three-year deal. The Lions' defensive line needs help, Jones can hopefully bring that to Detroit. 

Glover Quin (S) signed a five-year deal. Quin and Chris Houston in the secondary isn't all that bad. He's more of an in-the-box safety these days due to slowing down, but he's an insurance policy of sorts since it doesn't look like Detroit will re-sign Louis Delmas. 

Chris Houston (CB) signed a three-year deal. Houston has turned out to be a diamond-in-the-rough find. Re-signing him was a smart move on all fronts. 

On the move: Gosder Cherilus, Cliff Averil

 

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