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Talented But Underachieving??

Much has been made about Lions GM Martin Mayhew’s draft strategy. That is only a small part of the problem. I preface this by saying that I said prior to the season starting that Lions fans shouldn’t get their hopes up and not to expect a particularly great season. A good bit of my reservation […]

OT Corey Hilliard to Ink One-Year Tender From Team

The Detroit Free Press reports that OT Corey Hilliard will sign his one-year tender with the team. Offensive tackle Corey Hilliard will sign his restricted free agent tender on Monday and take part in the Detroit Lions’ off-season workout program. Hilliard played in all 16 games and made one start at right tackle last year. […]

Lions Roll Dice on Everette Brown and Resign Will Heller

The Lions’ offseason keeps rolling as they landed their second free agent as well as retained the eighth of their own players.  The Lions strategy in free agency has been to spend on building block players (Nate Burleson, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Justin Durant and Stephen Tulloch) and then bargain hunt to fill needs.  The Lions […]

Lions Dip Toe in Free Agent Pool and Land Lacey

The Lions were never going to dive into the free agent market, but they have begun their wade into the waters with the signing of former Colts CB Jacob Lacey.  Lacey fits everything the Lions are looking for in a free agent.  He’s young, has potential, fits the scheme and he’s a good value. Lacey […]

Lions Dilemma: Stephen Tulloch vs David Hawthorne

The Lions are faced with a free agent dilemma that will escalate on Monday as free agent linebacker David Hawthorne visits Detroit.  The Lions committed highway robbery last season in free agency when they signed Stephen Tulloch to a one year $3.5 million deal and got Pro Bowl level performance.  That deal has put them […]

Lions Bring Back OT Jeff Backus and QB Shaun Hill

The Lions have re-signed veteran offensive tackle Jeff Backus and quarterback Shaun Hill. Both players were re-signed to two-year deals. A first-round pick out of Michigan he 34-year-old Backus has been remarkably durable throughout his 11-year career, starting 177 consecutive regular and post-season games. However, Backus suffered a torn biceps during the Lions’ 45-28 loss […]

Friday Free Agency Update

Per Anwar Richardson on Twitter, Jacob Lacey has listed the Lions as “front runners.” No new news on the Stephen Tulloch front, his contract demands are believed to be in the $6 million a year range for five or six years.  For a 27 year old key defensive cog, not bad.  But the guarantees are […]

Lions Free Agency Update – Updated

Now that the big money has come close to drying up, the Lions will wade out into the free agent waters.  After a quiet couple of days (other than CJ’s extension) there are a number of rumors and reports of player visits. Players the Lions are interested in: LaRon Landry S – Landry is a […]