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Lions cut K Tavecchio, CB Green, QB Franklin

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have decided to give seventh-round pick Nate Freese a chance to kick for them this season. Detroit cut kicker Giorgio Tavecchio, who was competing with Freese for the job. The Lions also released cornerback Jonte Green and put safety DeJon Gomes on injured reserve Monday with a neck injury to trim their roster to 75. Green was a sixth-round...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

CB Jonte Green and K Giorgio Tavecchio among the Lions roster cuts

The Lions have completed their roster trim-down to 75 players ahead of Thursday’s 4 PM ET deadline according to DetroitLions.com. Two notable cuts include for 2012 6th-round draft pick CB Jonte Green and K Giorgio Tavecchio. Green, who played in 24 games over the past two season with the Lions found himself behind Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis, Bill Bentley, Nevin Lawson, Cassius...
Via The Majors Detroit
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions training camp preview: defense

With the Detroit Lions opening training camp Monday, here are three storylines to follow with the defense: FIRST DOWN Without the pieces in place to be a shutdown defense, what the Lions need to do is be opportunistic. While they were solid in the red zone and on third down last season, they still didn't make enough of the true game-changing plays. In the last two years, the Detroit...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions are looking to a cornerback who has been inactive to step up against B-More

Jonte Green has never started before in the NFL, but tonight the Lions will rely on him quite often.  Green will face off against Marlon Brown. His experience is minimal with 20 defensive snaps this season. And now, in the biggest game of the season for the Detroit Lions, on national television against the Baltimore Ravens, one of […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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