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3 Detroit Lions captains could be gone for 2023 season

The Detroit Lions made several big announcements before the 2022 NFL season, including the selection of six team captains. However, due to the unpredictable nature of free agency and salary caps, it is possible that half of those Lions captains will not be returning for the 2023 season. The Lions have already confirmed that defensive tackle Michael Brockers will be cut, and linebackers Alex Anzalone and Josh Woods may or may not re-sign with the team.

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Key points:

  • Detroit Lions selected six team captains before the 2022 season
  • Half of those Lions captains may not return for the 2023 season due to free agency and salary caps
  • Michael Brockers will be cut from the team
  • Alex Anzalone and Josh Woods may not re-sign with the team

Big Picture: Uncertainty looms for the Lions’ leadership

Losing team captains can be a big deal for any NFL team, but the Detroit Lions should be able to absorb losing half of their captains, as they have other players on their roster who could step up. The current Lions’ team has had strong leadership on and off the field, which is essential for building a winning culture. Losing half of their captains could create a leadership void for most teams, but the Lions would be able to find new leaders to step up and fill these roles.

Bottom Line: Predicting which team captains will head elsewhere

It has already been confirmed that Michael Brockers will not be back with the Lions in 2023, which leaves LB Alex Anzalone and LB/ST Josh Woods. My best guess at this point in time is that Anzalone ends up signing elsewhere, while Woods re-signs with Detroit. Even if all three players end up leaving, the Lions would be able to fill their captain positions for 2023 with some solid options.

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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