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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

detfan782004 wrote:

Excited about the youth movement!

So are Jared Allen, Brian Robison, and Everson Griffen
Very Happy

Best of luck to you guys.
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Louis Delmas returns to Lions on a two-year deal, per league source.

http://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/312646264472891393
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Delmas and Quin could make a good duo.
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Jason Hanson, the longtime Lions kicker who is the NFL’s longest-serving active player and the player who has played in more games for one team than any other player in NFL history, has decided to call it a career. The 42-year-old Hanson told DetroitLions.com that he is not 100 percent healthy and thought a foot injury was going to keep him from playing at his best.

Hanson: “It was time to make a decision. It was the right time to step away. Ultimately, it’s my heel – the problem I developed last year. Now that we’re starting a new year, it’s still an issue. I have the desire. I have the determination, as I said earlier, to come back. Each time I’d start to push it, I’d kind of short-circuit. I realized that at this point of my career, I don’t want to perform in a compromised way. It’s not good for the team. I lost a little of my desire to play injured.”

Hanson owns the NFL records for most career 50-yard field goals (51) and most games played with one team (327).

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/04/jason-hanson-retires/
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The Lions quickly moved to secure an experienced replacement for retiring placekicker Jason Hanson, agreeing to terms with ex-49er David Akers, the Detroit Free Press reported Friday evening.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/05/lions-david-akers-agree-to-terms/
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David Akers is going to have some competition for the kicking job in Detroit.

And it’s not just any competition. It’s “Kickalicious” competition.

Havard Rugland, the Norwegian newcomer to football who became a YouTube sensation thanks to a video named “Kickalicious” filled with stupendous kicking feats, has signed with the Lions. Tim Twentyman of the Lions website reported the news, but had no information about the terms of the deal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ziskQnL4wGE

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/11/lions-sign-norwegian-kicker-havard-rugland/
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Detroit is the first team to have their entire draft class signed. It has to feel good not to worry about getting all the rookies in camp on time.

http://www.rotoworld.com/playernews/nfl/football/
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Detroit is the first team to have their entire draft class signed. It has to feel good not to worry about getting all the rookies in camp on time.

http://www.rotoworld.com/playernews/nfl/football/


With the rookie cap I don't worry about that at all. The Vikes are never one of the first to sign their rookies anyway.
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Detroit's 2011 draft class included defensive tackle Nick Fairley (first-round), receiver Titus Young (second-round), running back Mikel Leshoure (second-round), linebacker Doug Hogue (fifth-round) and tackle Johnny Culbreath (seventh-round).

So far, that draft class has compiled eight arrests since 2011.

Young has been arrested three times this offseason, and is in jail; Leshoure and Fairley were each arrested twice, while Culbreath was locked up once. ESPN writer Kevin Seifert noted that Leshoure and Fairley are the only players still with the Lions.

To Mayhew's credit, the Lions made adding players with high character a priority this offseason. The Lions also hired former general manager Brian Xanders to help with the decision-making process in this past draft. Only time will time, but it appears Detroit made better decisions this offseason than in 2011.

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2013/05/detroit_lions_for_breakfast_20.html
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The deal isn’t done yet. When it is, and barring a dramatic, last-minute change, Matthew Stafford will earn $27.5 million with the stroke of a pen. That’s the signing bonus he’ll receive on his three-year extension, per a source with knowledge of the terms.

Stafford also will receive a base salary of $4 million this year, pushing his total payout for 2013 to $31.5 million. The cap savings for the next two years (total) will be in the range of $7 million.

Stafford’s $15.3 million average puts him well below the top of the market for quarterbacks. But with the money he’s already earned and $43 million in guarantees, he’ll be closing in on $100 million in career earnings — and he turned 25 in February.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/09/stafford-gets-27-5-million-to-sign-under-his-new-deal/related/
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Detroit has picked up some veteran depth at wide receiver. Chaz Schilens, a five-year veteran who has previously played for the Raiders and Jets, signed a one-year contract with the Lions today.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/24/lions-sign-chaz-schilens/
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Myron Lewis, the 2010 third-round cornerback draft pick who was cut by the Buccaneers last week, has landed in Detroit. The Lions have been looking for depth in the secondary and improvement on special teams.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/11/lions-add-former-bucs-third-round-pick-myron-lewis/


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#5 CB on 32nd ranked pass D last year.

Camp Body, low risk-high reward, fresh start, etc...

Doubt he makes it on the team and if he does it might be for special teams. At best.

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Lions coach Jim Schwartz wasn’t happy with his team’s performance “in all three phases” against the Browns. The Lions have since signed three veteran defensive players: Justin Bannan, Rocky McIntosh, Rashean Mathis. But Schwartz says the new arrivals shouldn’t be viewed as a sign of desperation.

Schwartz: “The only message is we are going to keep on trying to add good football players. It wasn’t a reaction to anyone’s play or anything else. It was more just the opportunity to get those guys. We are happy to have all of them.”

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/18/schwartz-says-signings-not-a-sign-of-panic/
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't saw the whole game yesterday, but what I saw: their D-Line is mighty mighty scary. They have 3 absolute playmakers there who would all demand double teams. O boy.

Still, Bush is no RB, their O-Line stinks and Stafford is Stafford. But I think their D will be much improved. Never saw a Detroit team so pumped up as yesterday; and given that it's pre-season, this tells me alot. If it clicks for them, they will content for the play-offs.
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Bush will give teams fits. He isn't a true running back but he's an option out of the back field.
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