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Lions’ Hand Could be Forced on Free Agent Cornerback

The Lions obviously like to play it conservatively in free agency, even when they aren’t in cap trouble, and this year is no exception.  The sense of urgency may pick up given the early activity on the cornerback market, which has been decimated so far. Courtland Finneagn, Brandon Carr and Carlos Rogers have all signed […]

Report: Lions Close to Finalizing Extension for Calvin Johnson – Updated

Anwar Richardson is reporting via Twitter that the Lions are nearing the end of the Calvin Johnson extension process.  He reports that the deal would tack on seven years which would keep CJ a Lion for the next eight seasons. The timing of the extension could prove crucial in the Lions’ efforts to retain Jeff […]

Lions’ Free agency Morning Update

Anwar Richardson is reporting that the Lions will host WR/KR Tedd Ginn.  Ginn would almost certainly take Stefan Logan’s position and offers more position flexibility than Logan. Backup QB Shaun Hill is visiting the Rams according to several sources.  Hill lives in the St. Louis area, which could make the Rams a very likely destination.

Lions Lose CB Eric Wright to Tampa Bay

Multiple outlets have reported that CB Eric Wright has agreed to a five year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers late last night or early this morning.  Wright signed with the Lions last August after he rejected a long term deal from the Browns.  He started opposite Chris Houston and struggled with consistency, as he […]

Finnegan Signs with Rams

Courtland Finnegan was one of the few free agents that was linked to the Lions, but there was very little chance the Lions could afford him.  Those thoughts were well founded as Finnegan has agreed to a 5 year $50 million deal with the Rams. Even if the Lions had renegotiated Calvin Johnson’s contract and […]

Lions Free Agency Update

Lionsgab is keeping tabs on all the various free agent reports out there and we will try to condense everything into periodic posts.  Here’s what’s been going on over the last hour or so. Anwar Richardson of is reporting that the 49ers are making a push to sign Eric Wright. Jason Cole tweeted that […]

Report: Lions Interested in LB David Hawthorne

Per Adam Caplan on Twitter, the Lions are expressing some interest in free agent linebacker David Hawthorne.  It’s unknown if the Lions are doing due diligence in case Stephen Tulloch leaves, or if they have resigned themselves to losing him.  Hawthorne can play inside or outside linebacker which would give the Lions flexibility with DeAndre […]

Stafford and Burleson Restructure Their Deals

A couple Lions are restructuring their deals to give the team some cap relief. First it was defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and now the Detroit News reports that both quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Nate Burleson have also restructured contracts. The two restructured deals for Stafford and Burleson will save the team about $10 […]