NFL 2022: Predicting one cap casualty for every team this offseason

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NFL 2022 Detroit Lions outside linebacker Trey Flowers (90) Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Lions

Potential Cap Casualty: Trey Flowers

While the Lions were one of the worst teams in football last season, they don’t benefit from having the best cap space, as they fall more to the middle of the road. That said, one of the easiest moves they can make to create some more space is releasing veteran Trey Flowers.

He has never lived up to the huge deal they gave him, and they can create some cap space by cutting him.

Mediocre play (he has 11.5 sacks in three seasons with the Lions) and struggles to see the field (he has played in 14 games over the past two seasons) have led to him becoming a likely cap casualty. He seemed like a safe signing at the time, but it never really clicked with Flowers in Detroit. Now is the time to move on from him.

While the Lions aren’t full of pass-rushing options, they could easily invest in a new one with some of Flowers’s money or draft one early. It’s hard to imagine him sticking with his high cap hit and disappointing play. This is a pretty easy one to see coming, as the Lions should quickly part ways with Flowers before the offseason gets underway.