Detroit Lions much more active on day 2 of free agency as plans become more apparent

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The second day of free agency was far more exciting for the Detroit Lions and their fans; here’s your afternoon update:

Hits

Well, the obvious splash move of the day is signing arguably the best wide receiver available in free agency, Golden Tate. He’s young, versatile and coming off the best season of his career. The Lions have him for five years and he should be the ultimate compliment to perennial all pro Calvin Johnson.

Misses

There has been no further development on the status of Willie Young. Altteruan Verner signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Aquib Talib went to the new dream team out in Denver. Signing Tate makes all the defensive backs coming off the board easier to swallow as they will be able to address this need in the early rounds of the draft now.

Rumors

Chris Clemons is the name that keeps getting tossed around as the potential new Detroit Lions safety. Clemons would fit in perfectly and fill a gaping hole at the safety position left by the release of Louis Delmas.

Brandon Pettigrew is drawing interest throughout the NFL and the likelihood of him returning to Detroit is shrinking daily. Tate signing probably seals the deal on Pettigrew’s departure.

It also appears that the Lions will be adding a traditional fullback to the game plan and they have brought in former New York Giants Henry Hynoski for a free agent visit.