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  1. The Lions Den: Visiting Free Agents

    Hankins or Williams would be ideal.
  2. Lions Forum Fantasy Baseball Discussion Thread #31

    I work until 5pm today and I have a conference call around my time slot. If I'm not around, just move passed me and I'll come back to make my picks. I don't want to hold anyone up.
  3. Lions sign RB LeGarrette Blount

    1 year $2 million deal with incentives to move up to $4.5 million. I love it for many reasons.
  4. Lions sign RB LeGarrette Blount

    Bob Quinn has already stated that he will draft a RB and wanted to sign a vet RB in free agency. Our current RBs on the team and their ages- Abdullah 24, Tion Green 24, Riddick, 26, Dwayne Washington 23. Add in another rookie RB 20-22 and it's a very young group without anything established. A veteran presence, especially one like Gore who was a 5x pro bowler, won a national championship in college, could be a leader on and off the field for these young guys. Patricia wanted a veteran RB who had a higher percentage of 3rd/4th&1 conversions. Frank Gore converted 79% of those situations. Somewhere the Lions struggled mightily for a few years now. People are too caught up on an age and not looking at the value of someone like Gore. The Lions specifically targeted veteran RBs in free agency that could fill a specific role (Gore, Murray, Stewart, Blount) instead of going for another younger option (Crowell, Hyde, etc). They just aren't throwing money at big names, they are trying to build a team and address specific needs. As for Blount, I like the signing. 1 yr $2 million with incentives tied in that could raise it to $2.5-4.5 million. He has a history with both Quinn and Patricia. He's won three superbowls with two different teams and understands a long season. He has averaged 2.71 yards on 3rd & 1/4th & 1 situations that I discussed previously. Quality player on a cheap deal.
  5. Lions close to signing frank gore

    Reportedly, Gore left without a contract. They couldn't iron out the money. I'd like a vet RB to pair with our young guys but I'm glad we aren't going to overpay anyone.
  6. The Lions Den: Visiting Free Agents

    We could use both tbh
  7. The Lions Den: Visiting Free Agents

    Word is Lions also brought in former Patriots DL Ricky Jean-Francois.
  8. Lions sign G Kenny Wiggins

    Isn't he more of a right guard?
  9. The Lions Den: Visiting Free Agents

    Dontari Poe is off the market and word is Sheldon is close to a deal elsewhere. Two big DT options gone. Pouncey can't seem to keep healthy. Word is Miami could not have him practice with contact in order to keep him safe. I don' trust him here. Would like to sign Celek in the Fells role and then draft a TE. I don't like Roberts.
  10. Eric Ebron cut by Lions

    The few fans who liked him will tell you he improved in that area, but he's a horrible blocker. There was one play where he blocked his guy for a second, the play continued behind him and he's just standing there lost. It perfectly summed up his career in Detroit. If I can find the clip, I'll post it.
  11. Lions close to signing frank gore

    Frank Gore's worst year is still better than anything we've had for years. He's a great veteran RB. I want nothing to do with Peterson.
  12. Lions sign CB DeShawn Shead

    Missed all of last season with a torn ACL. This is a nice contract for him to prove he's healthy and for us to push Lawson/Tabor.
  13. Lions re-sign QB Jake Rudock

    Per twitter, no details. I thought I read earlier that they tendered offers to Rudock and T. J. Jones.
  14. Lions released TE Eric Ebron

    I think this is in the wrong thread.
  15. Lions sign CB DeShawn Shead

    1 year/$3.5 million can grow to $6.5 million with incentives.