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RB Rasheed Williams cut as Detroit Lions deal with O-line injuries

For the second time in a month, the Detroit Lions have announced the release of undrafted rookie running back Rasheed Williams, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. Williams was first released during OTA workouts, when he was finishing classes at Alfred State.The Lions likely released Williams in order to free up a roster spot for an offensive lineman, MLive.com reports. The team...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten players named to Detroit Lions practice squad

Yesterday we reported that the Detroit Lions shaved down their roster to 53 players in preparation for the regular season. The next roster moves due for NFL teams is deciding who will play on their practice squads. Here’s a primer on practice squad rules, per The Daily Norseman: Practice squad players are just that. . .guys that practice with the team. They don’t play in...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign 10 to practice squad

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have signed 10 players to their practice squad Sunday, a day after they were cut when the team trimmed its roster to comply with the 53-man limit. The players added to the practice squad were: guard Rodney Austin, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, wide receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions sign 10 to practice squad

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed 10 players to their practice squad Sunday, a day after they were cut when the team trimmed its roster to comply with the 53-man limit. The players added to the practice squad were: guard Rodney Austin, fullback Emil Igwenagu, safety Nate Ness, wide receiver Andrew Peacock, defensive tackle Xavier Proctor, cornerback Mohammed Seisay...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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May 21, 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...
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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...
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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
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