Found May 12, 2014 on NFL Draft Diamonds:
PLAYERS: Carlin Isles
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Today the Detroit Lions released eight veteran players to make room for their UDFA signings.  The most notable of the bunch was Carlin Isles, the former Rugby professional.  He was signed to the team last year at the end of the season and is known as the fastest player in Rugby.  He will continue his […] The post Lions release 8 players today to make room for UDFA signings appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.

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Detroit Lions' Chris Houston 'doing great' after toe surgery

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew didn’t like running back Joique Bell posting a photo on Instagram of his left knee in a wrap next to a pair of crutches last week, and he can’t like this, either. Lions cornerback Chris Houston seemingly posted a picture of himself wearing a hospital gown while in a hospital bed after surgery late Monday. The Instagram account showing...

Detroit Lions Draft Toss-up: Favorite and Least Favorite Detroit Picks From 2014 NFL Draft?

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