The NFL free agency market opens up for business on Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET and the Detroit Lions have several players they'd like to bring back that are currently not under contract. Two unrestricted free agents the Lions have expressed interest in re-signing are the backups for Matthew Stafford, Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton.
Over the last couple months, Hill has indicated on more than a couple occasions that he'd like to return to be Stafford's primary backup, but Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press is suggesting that Hill might test the waters a little bit before coming to an agreement with the Lions:
Of course, this could simply mean the Lions and Hill need a little extra time and Hill has no intention of listening to other teams, but they'll be allowed to try and entice him at that point, possibly driving up his price tag. If Hill is lured away from Detroit, does that mean Stanton will return as the backup or will the Lions decide to go after someone with more experience?
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