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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 […]

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 […]