MICHAEL WILLIAMS NEWS

Williams grew out of tight end position

Michael Williams simply grew out of being a tight end. Williams, a seventh-round draft pick a year ago after playing on three national-championship teams at Alabama, was listed at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds during his rookie season with the Detroit Lions. But after spending a year on injured reserve because of a broken hand suffered in a preseason game, the move to offensive tackle was...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions tight end is switching positions

Some of the logjam at tight end that was created when Martin Mayhew drafted Eric Ebron in the first round this year has been cleared up. Last year’s seventh round pick Michael Williams will change positions and become an offensive tackle. While the fourth tackle position isn’t settled, the tight end position is. The depth chart at tight end consists of Ebron, former first round...
Via cover32 - Lions
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions have added another tight end to their roster

The Detroit Lions have officially signed tight end Jordan Thompson, who was a tryout player during last week’s voluntary mini-camp. Thompson becomes the fifth tight end on the roster, joining Brandon Pettigrew, Joseph Fauria, Michael Williams and Matt Veldman. Detroit carried three active tight ends last year. The 6-foot-3, 245-pounder went undrafted last year out […] The post...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions choose not to use franchise tag on Pettigrew

The Detroit Lions let the deadline pass to apply the franchise tag on tight end Brandon Pettigrew yesterday. Had they chosen to use it, the cost would have been over seven million against the salary cap and used up most of the space they have left. It is the second straight year the Lions chose not to use the franchise tag, the last time they used it was in 2012 to retain defensive...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

TE Eric Ebron actually lobbys to become a Detroit Lion

Well, it’s a rare thing when a top flight potential draft pick actually comes forward and says he would love to play for the Detroit Lions, so when he does, it call for some attention. Tight end Eric Ebron from North Carolina declared that he would love, love, love to play with Calvin Johnson and he certainly fits a need that the Lions have. He’s fast for his position(anticipated...
Via cover32 - Lions
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Grading Their 2013 Draft Class After Year One

Overall Grade – A (R1) Ziggy Ansah – A Ansah played great in his rookie season, racking up a team-leading 8 sacks and 32 tackles, two of which went for a loss. Ansah had big shoes to fill entering a void created by Avril’s departure to Seattle.Avril was a double figure sack producer and that pressure off the end on pass rushing downs isn’t easy to replace, but Ansah made...
Via Football Nation
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign a bunch of draft picks

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Detroit Lions have signed sixth-round pick wide receiver Corey Fuller, sixth-round pick running back Theo Reddick, seventh-rounder picks tight end Michael Williams, and linebacker Brandon Hepburn.   Need NFL Tickets?
Via Pro Football Zone
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Joseph Fauria Could Be a Game Changer For the Detroit Lions

The NFL is an ever-changing, copycat league where imitation is always the most sincere form of flattery. Hopefully, the Detroit Lions are attempting to imitate the New England Patriots with some of their recent moves at tight end. By drafting Michael Williams and signing undrafted free agent Joseph Fauria, the Lions look committed to making that a position of strength over the...
Via Sports Blog Net
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Joseph Fauria Could Be a Game Changer For the Detroit Lions

The NFL is an ever-changing, copycat league where imitation is always the most sincere form of flattery. Hopefully, the Detroit Lions are attempting to imitate the New England Patriots with some of their recent moves at tight end. By drafting Michael Williams and signing undrafted free agent Joseph Fauria, the Lions look committed to making that a position of strength over the next...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

                    Finally the 2013 NFL Draft is over. After an incredible amount of time invested in mock drafts, film studies and following up with every single pick from Thursday through Saturday, the only thing that’s left is to grade every team and well that’s what I’ll do. So first up with the full seven round grade is the Detroit Lions. Round One: DE from...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Grading Some New Detroit Lions: The Two Best and Two Worst Picks of Their 2013 NFL Draft

Though everyone might not like every selection the Detroit Lions made in the NFL Draft, most can agree that guard Larry Warford from Kentucky was a steal in round three (btaustin, Flickr) Traditionally, when the NFL Draft finally concludes, prognosticators like to attach letter grades to a team’s entire body of work. Since that gets so boring, we’ve instead chosen to grade the...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
April 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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