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Complete List Of All NFC North 2013 Free Agents

Chicago Bears UFAs — RB Kahlil Bell (4), CB Zack Bowman (5), QB Jason Campbell (8), CB Kelvin Hayden (8), LB Geno Hayes (5), DE Israel Idonije (10), WR Johnny Knox (4), OL Lance Louis (4), PK Olindo Mare (15), QB Josh McCown (10), DT Henry Melton (4), CB D.J. Moore (4), S Troy Nolan […]

Lions Don’t Plan On Using Franchise Tag, Feel Good About Avril

While the Lions have done roster shuffling this past week, GM Martin Mayhew doesn’t seem to worried about losing Cliff Avril in free agency starting in March. Mayhew says he does not plan on having to use the franchise tag during the free agency period either. “All those guys that are free agents, we’ll continue […]

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 […]