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The recently released Packers defender can fill a role in Detroit." Detroit Lions OpinionLions defense would benefit by adding Mike DanielsNew Trey Flowers Jersey ,50commentsThe recently released Packers defender can fill a role in Detroit. EDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Lions defense would benefit by adding Mike DanielsTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesThe Green Bay Packers made a shocking decision Wednesday morning when they released veteran defensive lineman Mike Daniels. He has played every season of his 7-year NFL career in Green Bay and been a starter on the team’s defensive front for the last five years. While it came as a surprise, there is some logic behind the move. For starters, it saves the Packers over $8 million in cap space, and with newly signed Preston Smith and Za’Darius Smith in town, along with a few major extensions needing to be done soon, one can see why Daniels became a cap casualty. A loss for Green Bay is a win for the Detroit Lions Levine Toilolo Jersey White , though, and the Lions can further their gain from this move if they were to add Daniels to their own pass rushing arsenal.Assuming Daniels is healthy, he is the perfect land for Detroit’s defensive front. This Lions defense loves smaller defensive ends who are great with their hands and can defend well against the run. He is versatile as well, as he has the ability to play at both 3-tech and nose tackle. Similar to Trey Flowers—Daniels is an efficient pass rusher who can fill multiple positions.It is hard to judge the market for Daniels at the moment, though. No player being signed this late into the offseason is going to end up commanding a huge deal, but one could see how he could demand a substantial salary on a one-year deal. While it will certainly be less than the $10 million the Packers were set to pay him http://www.lionslockerroom.com/authentic-devon-kennard-jersey , Daniels could potentially be costly for the team he ends up with.Daniels recent injuries could play a role in the size of his market as well. While he has had a relatively healthy career, he missed six games last season after he was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. Detroit is set to start the season with around $23 million in cap space. Some of that money has to be set aside for potentially extending both guard Graham Glasgow and defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson as they are set to enter contract years in 2019.It is hard to tell whether or not Daniels will be an affordable option for the Lions at the moment, but he is a scheme fit that fills a position of need for the team. At minimum, Bob Quinn and Detroit’s front office should at least be taking a look at the newly available defender.Detroit Lions sign DE Robert Ayers He’s no Khalil Mack, but the Detroit Lions are making a move to upgrade their pass rush. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Lions are signing former Buccaneers edge rusher Robert Ayers to a one-year deal: (Update: This is now confirmed by the team)Last year http://www.lionslockerroom.com/authentic-calvin-johnson-jersey , Ayers (32 years old) started 10 games for the Buccaneers, picking up 31 tackles and 2.0 sacks. Though that’s a pretty low statistical output, Pro Football Focus had him ranked as the ninth-best edge rusher in 2017, with a run defense grade of 73.7 (31st) and pass rush grade of 84.6 (14th). It’s that last number that could really help out the Lions. Through three preseason games thus far, the Lions have just one sack, and pass rush has been highlighted as a problem throughout last season and through training camp. Just last week Frank Ragnow Jersey White , the Lions parted ways with one player they were hopeful would turn into a pass rushing threat, Cornelius Washington. And while they added an edge defender by trading for Eli Harold, pass rush is not one of his better qualities.So Ayers will come in and not only compete for a roster spot, but there’s a good chance he’ll immediately be part of the defensive end rotation and get significant playing time come Week 1.Ayers was a free agent after being released by Tampa Bay in March. The Lions have officially announced the move and cut cornerback Josh Okonye to make room for Ayers.