Lions GM Martin Mayhew: 'We're shopping for everything'

Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is on the hunt for more talent during training camp, saying the team wants to improve at every position. 

Mayhew also said the team has no interest in trading All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, even for secondary help, the area that seems to be a weak spot of the defense.  

“We’re shopping for everything,” Mayhew said, via the Detroit Free Press. “We’re always trying to get our football team better. Defensive backs, defensive line, offensive line, every position.”

But fixing the secondary seems to be the focus of the team. Detroit cut Chris Houston last month, and Darius Slay, veteran Cassius Vaughn and others are expected to compete for starting cornerback spots. 

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The Lions were 22nd in pass defense last season, giving up 7.3 yards per attempt.

“We’re talking to people around the league about making moves and trades and trying to upgrade all the time, so it never stops," Mayhew said.

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