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Though the Detroit Lions have made some major moves in the past few weeks, general manager Martin Mayhew claims his team is done making waves on the roster front.
Interestingly enough, though, at the same exact time, the Lions have been linked with free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora, formally of the New York Giants. The 31 year old had hoped to cash in on the open market, but thanks to age and circumstance, appears headed for a fate as a second tier free agent at the top of the bargain bin.
For Detroit, that shouldn’t make Umenyiora any less valuable. He’s a perennial all-pro defender with 75 career sacks and has two Super Bowl victories to his credit as well as two Pro Bowl appearances. Additionally, he’s just the type of personality the Lions should want around their perpetually mentally fragile locker room.
Being questions about the maturity of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley have been raised, who better to help take them to the next level than Umenyiora himself? He’s a proven...
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Free agency for the Lions this season started with a bang.
Day two saw Detroit re-sign corner back Chris Houston to a 5-year deal and bring in free agents Glover Quin at safety, Jason Jones at defensive lineman and the big one Reggie Bush at running back.
In addition the Lions also brought back safety Louis Delmas on a 2-year contract worth $9 million plus.
The big question though...
According to Yahoo! Sports, both Ndamukong Suh and Calvin Johnson restructured their contracts to help free up more money under the salary cap for the Detroit Lions.
Suh’s renegotiated deal created $7.68 million in cap space. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, wide receiver Calvin Johnson agreed to a minor tweak in his contract that has created nearly $3.5 million...
Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions
School: Wayne State (MI)
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Joique Bell came out of nowhere to become a PPR machine in 2012. He finished the season with 52 receptions for 485 yards and was largely owned in most leagues by the end of the year. Not only was he productive in the passing game, he also...
The NFL confirmed that the Detroit Lions will receive two of the 32 compensatory draft picks awarded to teams who lost free agents last year.
The Lions receive a pick at the end of the fourth round for losing cornerback Eric Wright to Tampa Bay and another pick at the end of the seventh round for losing quarterback Drew Stanton to the New York Jets (later traded to Indianapolis...
The Detroit Lions thought enough of safety Louis Delmas to give him a new two-year contract last week, but most of the money in the deal is tied to playing-time incentives that Delmas will only earn if hes on the field.
Delmas, who has missed 13 games over the past two seasons because of knee injuries, got a $1-million signing bonus and has a minimum base salary of $715,000...
Eight consecutive losses is not the way any team wants to end a season, but that is how the Detroit Lions finished the 2012-2013 campaign. Posting a miserable 4 and 12 record the Lions finished last in their division and seriously underachieved. The main reason for this is the Lions defense giving up the sixth most points per game in the NFL last year. With the signing of running...
If not for a big mistake by the Denver Broncos and a fax machine, there wouldn’t even be a conversation about Elvis Dumervil being on the open market.
But, late Friday afternoon, a mistake happened and Dumervil went from being extended to becoming the best free agent pass rusher available. The dominating defensive end was scheduled to make $8 million dollars.
The Lions, after...
Its widely assumed that Jason Hanson will return for a 22nd season with the Lions now that hes decided to put off retirement.
And while the Lions have made it clear they want Hanson back on their team and in their locker room, team president Tom Lewand stopped short of guaranteeing that would take place at the NFL owners meetings today.
Were waiting to hear back from...
The Detroit Lions targeted Reggie Bush to be a dynamic addition to their offense, but coach Jim Schwartz said today Bush also could fill a major hole on special teams,Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Yeah, Schwartz said when asked about the possibility of using Bush as a punt or kick returner. Im not a man of few words, but yes (thats possible).
Sometimes it is hard to be a Detroit Lions fan. Strike that, pretty much all the time it is tough to be a fan of this team that cannot ever seem to make the right decision on the day when good teams have to make quality decision to make their roster better. Two headlines from [...]
The two surprise teams that made the NFC playoffs last season did so largely because of sharp decisions in the draft a year ago.
Seattle went from 7-9 to 11-5 after taking quarterback Russell Wilson in the third round, 75th overall. Wilson gave the Seahawks a surprising dual threat and was arguably just as productive as higher-profile picks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said his team has concluded its efforts to obtain the major names in free agency at today's NFL Annual Meeting. Mayhew said the Lions are currently working on re-signing kicker Jason Hanson, but that is the only free agent they are actively pursuing right now.
"Yeah, I think in terms of those big contracts; I think they're starting...
The Atlanta Falcons are in need of an upgrade for their pass rush after parting ways with John Abraham.
Another veteran player is on their radar as Osi Umenyiora made his first visit as a free agent to the Falcons, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.
There are a handful of veteran defensive ends on the market, including Umenyiora, Abraham, Dwight Freeney and Elvis Dumervil...
Owners voted on Wednesday to approve a change that will now allow automatic reviews to happen even if a coach mistakenly throws the challenge flag.
This change has come to be known as the "Jim Schwartz rule" given what happened on Thanksgiving last year. The officials blew a huge call by not blowing a whistle when Houston Texans running back Justin Forsett was clearly...
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports the Dolphins have spent “considerable time” studying free agent DE Osi Umenyiora and have even been in contact with his representatives.
Salguero adds that other defensive end options like Elvis Dumervil and John Abraham are less likely to be signed.
Miami hasn’t been in contact with Dumervil, who already has serious interest...