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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Lions release Safety Ricardo Silva Reply with quote

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@ttwentyman: The #Lions released DL Spencer Nealy and S Ricardo Silva to make room for Proctor and Coston. #lionscamp


http://www.twitter.com/ttwentyman/status/362914925124919296
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kind of a weird release seeing how we seem to have so many injuries in the secondary.

The Lions must really trust Delmas to stay healthy, or really like Don Carey.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a strange release too. Young guy who even had starting experience, now we're starting over with another undrafted(2011) young guy? Why? And with the space opened up with the release I was expecting Rocky or one of the other guys we've had in.


And I don't want to start a thread for this, but how can I find out which future practices are padded, so when I go to one it will actually be worth it? lol
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChronicLionFevr wrote:
I think it's a strange release too. Young guy who even had starting experience, now we're starting over with another undrafted(2011) young guy? Why? And with the space opened up with the release I was expecting Rocky or one of the other guys we've had in.


And I don't want to start a thread for this, but how can I find out which future practices are padded, so when I go to one it will actually be worth it? lol


Doesn't have any PS eligibility left; makes sense.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It slipped my mind that we signed Hope. I think it does make sense then, he'd be the 5th best safety on the roster
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm glad the Lions released Ricardo Silva. It means that they've finally upgraded the roster enough so that he'll never have to start another game for them. Thank goodness.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm glad the Lions released Ricardo Silva. It means that they've finally upgraded the roster enough so that he'll never have to start another game for them. Thank goodness.


First thing I thought of.

This is good news.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X_Factor_40 wrote:
I'm glad the Lions released Ricardo Silva. It means that they've finally upgraded the roster enough so that he'll never have to start another game for them. Thank goodness.


I thought he could have been a nice rotational safety. But I'm not heartbroken by the move.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really liked him. I thought he was 4th best safety behind Delmas Quinn and Carey
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm, released him to make room for Sam Proctor? Does that mean Silva was bad, or Proctor was good?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hmm, released him to make room for Sam Proctor? Does that mean Silva was bad, or Proctor was good?

Proctor was in camp with us last year and can still go on the practice squad. Silva can't. I guess it's more like we feel good about our top five safeties (Delmas, Quin, Carey, Spievey, Wendling) and would rather have a PS eligible guy than Silva, who we'd have to cut anyway.
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IDOG_det wrote:
Hmm, released him to make room for Sam Proctor? Does that mean Silva was bad, or Proctor was good?

Proctor was in camp with us last year and can still go on the practice squad. Silva can't. I guess it's more like we feel good about our top five safeties (Delmas, Quin, Carey, Spievey, Wendling) and would rather have a PS eligible guy than Silva, who we'd have to cut anyway.
Yeah, that makes more sense
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IDOG_det wrote:
RyanFuller003 wrote:
IDOG_det wrote:
Hmm, released him to make room for Sam Proctor? Does that mean Silva was bad, or Proctor was good?

Proctor was in camp with us last year and can still go on the practice squad. Silva can't. I guess it's more like we feel good about our top five safeties (Delmas, Quin, Carey, Spievey, Wendling) and would rather have a PS eligible guy than Silva, who we'd have to cut anyway.
Yeah, that makes more sense


If that's the case, I kinda feel bad for Silva. That's a terrible reason to be unemployed imo.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't feel bad for him anymore.

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Ricardo Silva claimed by the Carolina Panthers


http://www.mlive.com/lions/team/1375479906-560-442/ricardo-silva-claimed-by-the.html Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nnivolcm wrote:
IDOG_det wrote:
RyanFuller003 wrote:
IDOG_det wrote:
Hmm, released him to make room for Sam Proctor? Does that mean Silva was bad, or Proctor was good?

Proctor was in camp with us last year and can still go on the practice squad. Silva can't. I guess it's more like we feel good about our top five safeties (Delmas, Quin, Carey, Spievey, Wendling) and would rather have a PS eligible guy than Silva, who we'd have to cut anyway.
Yeah, that makes more sense


If that's the case, I kinda feel bad for Silva. That's a terrible reason to be unemployed imo.


It's actually good for him. It gives him the chance to latch on w/ another team-which he did. It was actually nice of the Lions to do that for him as opposed to the end of training camp/preseason.
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