The Houston Texans have released running back Duke Johnson in a cost-cutting move to save on the 2021 salary cap. It is estimated that the move will save the Texans approximately $5 million on this year's cap. Johnson had spent four seasons in Cleveland, prior to being traded to Houston in 2019.
It seems like wide receiver and linebacker are the two team needs that the mock draft consensus is drifting towards. The Draft Network’s Drae Harris posted his fifth mock draft on Thursday, and he also has the Lions passing on Trey Lance to take a linebacker. NFL Network’s Charley Casserly also posted a mock draft yesterday showing the Lions passing on Fields at seven to take a linebacker.
Some budget free agency options for the Lions and GM Brad Holmes