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With the Super Bowl over, the rosters thawed and the combine just right around the corner the needs for the Lions this offseason continue to take shape. And for Detroit there isn’t any position that doesn’t need improvement outside quarterback and defensive tackle. So whether you’re in the camp that wants a cornerback, safety, defensive end, offensive lineman, or linebacker it doesn’t matter you’re all right.
Ranking the Lions’ need by position
Defensive end: KVB is gone and Avril isn’t worth the money he will command.
Safety: The Lions haven’t had a legitimate safety since Ron Rice. Meanwhile Louis Delmas has shown promise but is never healthy.
Linebacker: Right now the Lions have essentially three average players that don’t make each other better. The problem here is there is no help via free agency and the Lions will have to draft a starter and re-sign either Levy or Durant. My pick is Durant.
Cornerback: I know, I know, why don’t I have the corner position r...
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The current edition of the Detroit Lions can not afford to lose defensive playmakers.
In fact, the time is now to hold on to the best of what they have and add a little more in the third level.
This is why their biggest off-season move will be how they handle the Cliff Avril situation.
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2013 will be Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson's 22nd year in the NFL, if he decides to return that is.
“I still have just been taking my time to really figure it out and make sure that I’m making the right decision and so I haven’t officially decided yet,” Hanson said during an appearance at WXYT-FM’s SportsFest, via the Detroit Free Press.
"I’ve been in...
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“I told them I really want to take my time and make sure that I’m not making a mistake by coming back and not going to regret that I left if I do,’’ said Hanson.
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Lions DE Cliff Avril discussed his reasoning for turning down the Detroit’s three-year, $30 million offer and provided some insight into is exceptions for his next contract.
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The Detroit Tigers have had the luxury of knowing who their kicker would be for 21 seasons. Now, they will have to wait for Jason Hanson to make a decision on whether he will return for a 22nd season or not.
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Will Cliff Avril be able to get a Mario Williams type of contract this off-season? (Credit: AP Photo)
Yesterday, we told you that unless the Detroit Lions want to use a franchise tag on Cliff Avril, for the second straight season, he will likely hit the free agency market. Avril also said that is his 50-50 about whether or not he will re-sign with the Detroit Lions.
Now, the defense...