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Jim Schwartz insists he isn't trying to send any of his players a message. However, the Lions coach is looking at some veterans to try to bolster the club.
After bringing in four defenders following a poor performance Thursday at Cleveland, the Lions signed offensive tackle Kevin Haslem.
Haslem, who has played 10 games in a three-year career, is now with his fifth NFL team. He was released by the Patriots last week, and the Lions picked him up to replace tackle Austin Holtz.
''I think you can say the same thing about Kevin that we said about the defensive guys,'' Schwartz said Sunday after practice. ''When you can get a young veteran in at this point in camp, you get a couple weeks to look at him. That's helpful for everyone - both him and us.''
No matter what Schwartz says, though, the influx of new players should have some players looking over their shoulders. The Lions started the process on Thursday, picking up 34-year-old defensive ta...
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Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew is snatching up free agents at a pace that sometimes seems a little scary. During the Cleveland game and in its immediate wake, Jim Schwartz was handed four new players and the shopping spree may not be over yet, with the hours-ago signing of OT Kevin Haslam. Whether these acquisitions are meant as a warning to those current players...
Given a couple days to cool down after Detroit's lackluster performance in Cleveland, Lions coach Jim Schwartz was ready to move on and focus on the few bright spots.
Getting All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson back on the practice field and adding three veteran defensive players to the roster helped further brighten the mood on a sunny afternoon at the team's training facility...
APNewsNow. Jim Schwartz insists that he's not trying to send any of his players a message.
That's not going to stop him from bringing in veteran players, though.
After bringing in four defenders in the wake of a poor performance Thursday in Cleveland, the Lions signed offensive tackle Kevin Haslem, who has played 10 games in a three-year career. Now on his fifth NFL team...
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the Detroit Lions have signed former Redskins linebacker Rocky McIntosh to a one-year deal. McIntosh played for the Rams last season and recorded 44 tackles, 1 sack and 1 interception. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Report: Lions sign LB Rocky McIntosh appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
The Lions have looked like anything but a solid team this preseason, and it has irked head coach Jim Schwartz. Although some, including yours truly, have criticized the talent that has been assembled in Detroit, the Lions are still trying to better themselves.
Since the Lions were outplayed in every way by the Cleveland Browns, the team has added three veteran defensive players...
The Detroit Lions are clearly not content with their depth on defense.
In the last couple days, the Lions have added three defensive players a tackle, a linebacker and a cornerback with a combined total of 28 years of NFL experience.
The newcomers include tackle Justin Bannan (6-foot-3, 305 pounds), linebacker Rocky McIntosh (6-2, 235) and cornerback Rashean Mathis (6-1, 200...
There is no doubt that running back Reggie Bush is a phenomenal athlete. His speed and agility is far beyond what most coaches consider an average NFL player; but will histalents get him in the Hall of Fame. Probably not because this guy has not loyalty, he’s selfish and it all about him. He gotdrafted by the New Orleans Saints which was perfect system for him because...
Even though it is just the preseason, I think it would be foolish for a team to not take Ndamukong Suh seriously any and every time he steps onto the football field. The Lions take on the Patriots this Thursday during Week 3 of the preseason and the defensive tackle is looking forward to the […]
Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah caught plenty of eyes during draft season.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz says Ansah’s inconsistency has left the best unseen.
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When we think of underrated and overrated players on a football team, we tend to search for the quarterback or the player who just got the new contract after one year of stellar play. We never think of the backup guard or the third-down pass rusher. And we never think of the coach.This might be one of those articles where a case can be made for a coach hanging on too long and doing...