Monday, January 28, 2013
By Tim Kavanagh
One of the big themes this offseason has been the Detroit Lions, who have several starters hitting free agency in about a month, and the debate over which ones will be back. While this has focused more on players like 2012 franchise taggee Cliff Avril and defensive backs Chris Houston and Louis Delmas, the club's leader in solo tackles from 2012 (LB Justin Durant) is also on that list.
The good news for the Lions is that Durant appears to be somewhat interested in a return. "I want to sign," Durant declared, per the Detroit Free Press. "Am I sure? No. I don't know exactly what's going to happen. Free agency is a different type of process. You never know what's going to happen. I'm definitely just anxious to see. ... Hopefully we get something worked out to where I'm back in Detroit. I love the city, I love the fans, love playing there."
A tackling machine like Durant would be a welcome addition in many places, particularly a club like Baltimore -- you may have heard something about this, but Ray Lewis is retiring after the Super Bowl. But from Durant's comments, it would seem that if the Lions offer him a fair market deal, he'd prefer to stick with them.