Lions release 8 players today to make room for UDFA signings

Today the Detroit Lions released eight veteran players to make room for their UDFA signings.  The most notable of the bunch was Carlin Isles, the former Rugby professional.  He was signed to the team last year at the end of the season and is known as the fastest player in Rugby.  He will continue his […] The post Lions release 8 players today to make room for UDFA signings appeared...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Announce The Release Of Eight Players

  The Detroit Lions announced the release of eight players as well as their undrafted rookie class of 11 players on Monday. Among the released were: CB Nate Ness, S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, TE Matt Veldman, K John Potter, WR Carlin Isles, LB Jon Morgan, C Sherman Carter and WR Cody Wilson. There’s really no major names among this group, but this is largest number of players...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlin Isles Talks After His First 15's Game in Scotland

Carlin Isles took the field for the Glasgow Warriors second side on Saturday and got some experience as a 15's winger.  The conditions were wet (shocking) and the speedster had some issues trying to find his footing, but after an adjustment to his boots Isles found his groove.  Isle's nearly touched down a try in his first match as well, but it was called back after a closer...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlin Isles First Interview as a Glasgow Warrior

It was announced several weeks ago that USA Rugby 7's speedster Carlin Isles was heading to Scotland to play for the Glasgow Warriors.  However, due to visa restrictions and updates the former track star was not able to join the Warriors til earlier today.After touching down in Edinburgh, Isles made the quite trip up north to Glasgow and joined his new club.  After meeting...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Hawkins Names Eagles for Tokyo and Hong Kong 7's

We've seen a tremendous amount of change within the USA Men's 7's squad since they last took the field at Vegas 7's.  Carlin Isles and Folau Niua, are moving to, or currently in Glasgow and it appears that Shalom Suniula has left the program and is now plying his trade with Seattle Old Puget Sound, and as a result there are a few openings avail for Hawkins to fill...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Test and Carlin Isles Star in Commercial for Hong Kong 7's

After South Africa 7's in Cape Town, Zach Test and Carlin Isles stuck around to shoot a commercial for HSBC Hong Kong 7's, and let's say it's pretty awesome.
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lions practice squad player Carlin Isles signs with Scottish rugby team

Carlin Isles, the rugby player whom the Lions signed to their practice squad last season, has found work in Scotland. The Glasgow Warriors, a rugby team that plays in the RaboDirect Pro12 league and the Heineken Cup, has signed Isles, 24, for the rest of the season pending medical and visa clearance, The Scotsman reported. Isles, nicknamed “the fastest rugby player in the world...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Hawkins Brings New Players to the Olympic Training Center

With Folau Niua gone moving on to the Glasgow Warriors and Carlin Isles apparently following suit, there are a few opening available for in Chula Vista at the Olympic Training Center.  USA Eagles Head Coach Matt Hawkins has wasted no time in filling those openings with qualified veteran rugby players.Will Holder has been accepted into the Army's World Class Athlete Program and...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlin Isles Signs to Play for Glasgow

The story of Carlin Isles is taking another unexpected turn as it's been confirmed the American speedster is heading to Europe to continue his rugby career.  Earlier this week Isles signed a deal with the Glasgow Warriors of the RaboDirect Pro 12 league, and is slated to head to Europe next week.It was only a few weeks ago in Las Vegas we thought we saw the last of Isles on...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Miss Football? Give Rugby a Try and Check Out the RBS 6 Nations Tournament!

Do you miss football? Do you wish there was something on television that was fast paced, full of monster hits, and action packed? Well--there is.It's called rugby.Chances are you've heard of rugby. Maybe you had a friend that played in college or maybe you went to one of their epic parties (and they are epic). Maybe you've seen the College 7s tournament on television...
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February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Fans, This is What Carlin Isles Can Do For You

It was a woeful season for the Detroit Lions once again, but towards the end they made a move that could very well provide the team with a much needed spark next season--they signed USA Rugby star Carlin Isles. As good a day as it was for the Lions it was almost a sad day for U.S. rugby fans. Was there team going to lose one of the game's brightest stars?The answer is no, and...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest surprise in Detroit is no surprises at all

Let’s break the fourth wall and walk through this article together. This article is to be about the biggest surprise of the Detroit Lions 2013-14 season. It is an article that a lot of teams and media outlets will probably write, as fans look to the bright side of whatever season they had. Even bad teams can find good surprises like Tampa Bay‘s and Jacksonville‘s resurgent...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions newest football player ran a 4.2 forty against a player in first practice (Video)

Carlin Isles was a former Rugby speedster who was recently sogned by the Detroit Lions. Well in his first practice he was timed running a 4.22 forty. He also smoked his teammate who was labeled as the fastest on the team. Here is the video what do you think? I think Isles is faster than […]
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Lions season ends mercilessly

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you ready for Wild Card Weekend. Here is the week around the playoff-less Detroit Lions. Detroit Lions - Season finale a microcosm of the Lions’ season (READ) - Jim Schwartz is finally let go (READ) - Moments that defined the Lions’ season (READ) - David Akers’ saga is not appreciated in Detroit (READ) National...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign rugby star Isles

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Carlin Isles can run like few on the planet, but can he catch the football? The Detroit Lions are going to find out. They have signed Isles, a 5-foot-8, 165-pound rugby star, to their practice squad after he reportedly was clocked in 4.22 seconds when he ran the 40-yard dash during a tryout with the club earlier this week. "I wanted to run a second time...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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