The Lions have the cheapest group of specialists in the NFL in 2022

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No NFL team will spend less salary cap room in 2022 on their specialists than the Detroit Lions. The core punter, kicker and long snapper payroll in Detroit tally up at just $3.51 million for 2022.

That is the lowest figure in the entire league. The Dallas Cowboys are next at just over $4 million. Seattle has the highest specialist payroll at $10.5 million. The Seahawks have the league’s highest-paid punter in Michael Dickson and fifth-highest-paid kicker in Jason Myers, each of whom earns significantly more than what the Lions will pay their entire current quartet.

The low figure really stands out because the Lions currently employ two kickers. Veteran Austin Seibert will battle second-year Riley Patterson for the kicking gig to join long snapper Scott Daly and punter Jack Fox as the Lions’ specialists.

All four specialists will earn the league minimum for their experience level this year. None will earn more than Seibert’s $965,000.

Fox and Daly are among the better players at their positions from 2021. The kicking shoes of longtime Lion Matt Prater are still struggling to get filled, however.

All salary information is provided by Spotrac.