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Lions Free Agency 2012: Detroit Is Over The Salary Cap, According To Report

The Detroit Lions are one of a handful of NFL teams that look to be in some salary cap trouble, according to Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports. Detroit is one of four teams currently over the salary cap.

Teams are still waiting to find out what the official NFL salary cap number is for the 2012 season. The league has yet to release the official figure, but they are expected to any day now.

A recent report from Pro Football Talk estimated the cap number to be similar to the $120 million figure used in 2011.

The cap news comes as the Lions face several pressing free agent concerns. Linebacker Stephen Tulloch and offensive tackle Jeff Backus and defensive end Cliff Avril are among the team's most high profile unrestricted free agents. The Lions have reportedly been talking with representatives for each player, but there have been few indications of progress.

Free agency was the subject of the inaugural edition of Pride of Detroit's YouTube channel. Check it out here.

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