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The Detroit Lions have signed punter Blake Clingan.
Clingan has never punted in an NFL game, but he averaged 39.9 yards in four seasons at Central Florida from 2007-10. The Lions announced the move Tuesday.
Detroit ranked last in the league in yards per punt last season. Ben Graham hurt his left calf in a September loss at Tennessee, forcing kicker Jason Hanson to take over during that game. The Lions then signed Nick Harris, who averaged 41.5 yards on 67 punts for the season.
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Ian Rapoport tweets that the Lions are “strongly” considering switching Riley Reiff from tackle to guard this next season.
Detroit drafted Reiff with the No. 23 overall pick in last year’s draft. In his rookie season, Reiff started 13 games at right tackle and actually graded out above average, according to Pro Football Focus’ ratings.
Reiff was especially effective as...
Could a pharmaceutical salesman be the Detroit Lions' next punter?
Hey, it couldn't be any worse than the production they got out of their punters last season.
Blake Clingan, who last played football in 2010 at the University of Central Florida, was impressive enough during a tryout Tuesday that he was signed to a one-year contract by the Lions, according to the club'...
DeAndre Levy and the Detroit Lions have agreed on a new, multi-year deal today. Levy started 13 games for the Lions last year and is expecting the full-time starting position at outside linebacker next year. Lions drafted Levy in 2009 out of Wisconsin with the 76th overall pick in the 3rd round. Last year, he played [...]
According to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, the Lions have signed linebacker DeAngre Levy to a multi-year extension.
The Lions and linebacker DeAndre Levy have agreed to terms on a new multi-year contract, according to league sources.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 6, 2013
The 25 year-old Levy recorded 81 tackles and 1 interceptions in 2012.
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The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a three-year contract with outside linebacker DeAndre Levy on Wednesday. Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website first reported the news.
Levy, who turns 26 later this month, was selected by the Lions in the third round (No. 76 overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Wisconsin and was scheduled to hit the open market on March 12. In...
Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports that the Lions and LB DeAndre Levy have reached an agreement on a multi-year contract.
Levy, 25, is still young enough to develop into a solid contributor, but was really more of a liability last year for the Lions’ defense. Pro Football Focus has him listed as the third-worst qualifying 4-3 outside linebacker last season.
Cliff Avril is all but certain to hit free agency next week, and the Cleveland Browns look like they’ll be one of the first teams to give him a call. Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer reported Wednesday that the Browns are interested in both Avril and Baltimore’s Paul Kruger.
Avril, a defensive end, will also be a hot ticket come Tuesday. But the Browns might have the inside...
The post-Scouting Combine updated mock drafts are trickling in and they portray the uncertainty that exists with the top picks, especially the Detroit Lions at No. 5.
Here are six analysts who have all projected a different scenario for the Lions:
Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout now working for the NFL Network:
Detroit's pick: BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah.