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The Oakland Raiders really need to go after this restricted free agent

The Oakland Raiders were able to get a number of players in free agency who will contribute in 2015, but they are still lacking in some key areas. The position which has the biggest need is at defensive end where the Raiders only have three players currently on the roster, Justin Tuck, Benson Mayowa and Shelby Harris. Tuck is getting older and serves more of a situational role than...
Via cover32
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Give RFA DE George Johnson A Low-Round Tender

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions have tendered restricted free agent DE George Johnson at the low-round level. This tender would pay Johnson a salary of around $1.54 million for the 2015 season. However, the Lions would receive no draft pick compensation should he sign elsewhere. Detroit will have the ability ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Report: Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush, Nick Fairley

The Detroit Lions play host to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday and for the first time in weeks should have all their primary play makers on the field. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) and running back Reggie Bush (ankle) both were able to practice this week and are listed as probable. On the defensive side of the ball, defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) will miss the contest,...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ansah, Fairley, George Johnson active for Lions

DETROIT -- The three defensive linemen who were listed as questionable for the Detroit Lions are all active for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Defensive end Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah (knee) and defensive tackle Nick Fairley (biceps) are expected to start, and reserve defensive end George Johnson (groin) is expected to play. Strong safety James Ihedigbo, meanwhile, will...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Stafford, Johnson on same page in Lions' win

DETROIT (AP) For all the talk about Matthew Stafford and how quickly he would pick up a new system in Detroit, it was easy to forget one crucial factor. He and Calvin Johnson are now in their sixth season together. Talk about a comfort level. ''I think through the years and the number of reps those guys have had together, you do establish a pretty strong rapport,'' Lions coach Jim...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Sign DL George Johnson

  The Detroit Lions signed DL George Johnson, according to his agent Brian Levy. Johnson, 26, signed with the Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers back in 2010. He spent the 2011 season in Tampa Bay before joining the Vikings the following season.  Last year, he managed to secure a spot on the 53-man roster, but was later waived in October to make room for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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