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Potential Linebacker Position Moves

The trade of Ernie Sims surprising in some regards, but expected in others.  Sims wasn’t a good fit in Jim Schwartz’s defense and struggled with injuries last year.  The Lions weren’t going to bring him back after his rookie contract expired, so they wanted to deal him while they had the opportunity to. The surprising […]

Rob Sims Close to Signing Tender

Mike Sando of reports Seattle Seahawks guard Rob Sims plans to sign his one-year, $1.101 million restricted free-agent tender Thursday, hoping to speed up his chances for a trade, according to a source. Sims technically isn’t a member of the Seahawks until he has a signed contract with the team.  So even if a […]

Lions Reportedly Interested in G Rob Sims

Jason La Canfora of reports that: The Detroit Lions are strongly considering making a trade with the Seattle Seahawks for restricted free-agent guard Rob Sims, according to a league source. Once the Lions expressed interest in restricted free agent Anthony Hargrove, I was a little surprised that they hadn’t inquired about Rob Sims.  Sims […]

Rumors Surface of Bradford Refusing to Negotiate with Rams is reporting that there are rumors making their way around the league that Sam Bradford will not negotiate a pre-draft contract with the St. Louis Rams in hopes of going to a different team.  I am skeptical of most draft rumors that surface this time of year because every team not only plays their […]

New Information on the Houston Trade

Per, a failed physical was the reason the parameters of the Chris Houston trade changed.  The original trade was announced as the Lions sending their 2010 6th round pick and swapping their 2010 5th round pick with the Falcons for Houston.  The deal was officially announced as a 2010 6th and a conditional 2011 […]

Lions to Attend Pacman Jones’ Workout

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports that the Lions are expected to attend Pacman Jones’ workout after Tulane’s Pro Day.  La Canfora also reports that the 49ers are interested as well, with Mike Singletary expected to attend the workout. I am not a Pacman Jones fan for a multitude of reasons.  First and […]

Sheppard Not Being Considered, Derek Anderson on the Radar? reports that the Lions are not pursuing Lito Sheppard.  I’m not sure if he was a fallback plan in case the Houston trade didn’t pan out or if the report of the Lions interest was erroneous. In other news, the Browns have decided to release Derek Anderson, as expected, rather than pay his roster bonus that […]

Lions Pursuing Lito Sheppard

The Lions are reportedly pursuing Lito Sheppard with some competition from the Bears per Sheppard was drafted by the Eagles and had a contractual based falling out with ownership.  He was traded to the Jets in the 2009 offseason for a fifth round pick in 2009 and a conditional 2010 pick.  The 2010 pick […]