The Detroit Lions are clearing some cap space
The Detroit Lions need to make a few more moves to be a playoff contender. The Lions came an NFL weekend away from reaching the playoffs for the first time since the Jim Caldwell era. Now the Lions are making some roster moves to clear some cap space to land free agents in 2023.
According to Dave Birkett with The Detroit Free Press, the Lions will cut defensive lineman Michael Brockers Friday. The move will help the Lions by $10 million for their cap space for next season.
ICYMI: The Lions plan to cut DL Michael Brockers today, letting go of one of their captains from 2022 in a move that will free up $10 million in cap space https://t.co/VH7zxaZCs5 via @freep
— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) February 24, 2023
Brockers was a 2012 first-round pick by the Los Angeles Rams in 2012. The Rams traded Brockers to the Lions for a seventh-round pick in 2021. He started 21 games for the Lions, where he recorded one sack and 56 total tackles. His pass-rushing numbers were much better with the Rams.
The Lions needed a way to free up cash. As of Friday morning, the Lions have approximately $13 million to spend this offseason, according to Over The Cap.
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