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Detroit Lions Notes: Roster Cuts Looming

The Detroit Lions have already begun their first round of cuts, and a lot of the names were expected to be cut. The one disappointment in the first set of cuts was defensive end Kris Redding. Redding was supposed to be a good pass rusher, but he never shot off of the ball in the preseason the way the Detroit Lions coaching staff wanted. He did get a few quarterback pressures, but...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Win Late in Preseason Opener

It was a shell of what the game will look like come Week 1, but don’t let the low score fool you. The Lions’ first preseason game against the Browns brought a lot of position battles, player analyses, and coaching strategies into the spotlight. Detroit ultimately pulled off a 1-point victory off of a late hook-up between Kellen Moore and Corey Fuller on a 21-yard touchdown pass...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions signed a big defensive end today

Today the Detroit Lions signed a pretty big defensive end in George Johnson.  Johnson is a 6’4, 270 pound defensive end, that has a great motor.  He was on the Minnesota Vikings last year, and was a rotational guy. ttwentyman The #Lions have signed DE George Johnson (6-4, 270). He was with the Vikings the […] The post Detroit Lions signed a big defensive end today appeared...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign DE George Johnson

The Detroit Lions have signed a former Minnesota Vikings defensive end. On Monday, the Detroit Lions signed a pair of cornerbacks in order to add some extra depth to the secondary before their voluntary minicamp begins on Tuesday. Also, it turns out that they added some extra depth on the defensive line by signing defensive end George Johnson, according to his agent.
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 21, 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

Patriots Try Out Two Defensive Linemen

Depth along the defensive line is still a concern for the Patriots, so it is not surprising that the team invited two players for workouts, and that both those players play along the defensive line. The news comes courtesy of CSNNE.com: The Patriots tried out veteran defensive linemen Frank Kearse and George Johnson, according to the National Football Post. Kearse...
Via Ex Pats
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Work Out Two Defensive Linemen as They Search for More Depth

The Patriots are in search of depth along the defensive line. On Monday, they tried out a pair of defensive linemen in hopes of adding some depth to their depleted front line, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. The Patriots worked out former Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Frank Kearse and former Vikings and Buccaneers defensive end George Johnson. Kearse...
Via NESN.com
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Predicting the First Round of Viking Cuts

Unfortunately it is getting to that time of year when teams will be axing a chunk of players on their roster, with a handful of teams already starting over the weekend. The Vikings will need to trim the roster down to 75 players this week. Below is a quick look at who could be in on the first round of cuts, once announced we’ll be sure to add the full list of roster casualties...
Via DraftSeason
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Activate CB Chris Cook Off Of IR

Tim Pelissero of 1500 ESPN  reports that the Vikings have activated CB Chris Cook from the injured reserve list along with a few other roster moves this morning. Cook returns to the team after being placed in the IR with the designation to return back in Week 8 after fracturing his right arm. Cook  returned to practice at the beginning of December and will make his return to the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Vikings activate Cook from injured reserve

The Minnesota Vikings activated Chris Cook on Saturday, taking the cornerback off injured reserve and making him eligible to play Sunday against the Houston Texans.Cook has been sidelined since Week 8, when he broke his arm tackling Tampa Bay's Doug Martin. He started the first eight games this season, tallying 31 tackles, a sack and 12 passes defensed.The 6-foot-2 Cook will...
Via Fox Sports North
December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers lose last-second heartbreaker to the Washington Redskins, 24-22

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed to complete a huge comeback victory late in the game on Sunday, but instead suffered a gut-wrenching defeat at the hands of Washington Redskins. Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman, who threw for 299 yards and one touchdown, led the offense down the field to set up a go ahead Connor Barth field goal with less than two minutes to go in the game. But...
Via 60 Max Power O
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

The Redskins, the Rams and new coach aggression

The Washington Redskins face their third new head coach in four games when they go against Greg Schiano's Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In every case, going against a new coach proved to be a surprise. Washington surprised the world in a good way when the beat the Saints who are coached by acting interim head coach Aaron Kromer. But don't call the win an "upset." Winless...
Via Redskins Hog Heaven
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Scarlet Knights flock to Tampa

Head Coach Greg Schiano was brought to Tampa Bay to instill a new "Buccaneer Way" with the players, emphasizing discipline, accountability, and commitment. Will Schiano's style and methods carry over to the NFL game?Clearly his former players from Rutgers don't have a problem with it.With the draft and summer practice sessions in the books, there are a total of...
Via The Stowaway
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

More Defensive Line Changes

Defensive linemen who are looking to get the most out of their medical insurance should think about joining the Buccaneers. There’s a good 75% chance you’ll end up on injured reserve. Tim Crowder, E.J. Wilson, George Johnson, Gerald McCoy and now John McCargo are all sitting out the rest of the season in hot tubs getting rubdowns, a far better fate than the healthy players...
Via BucStats
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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