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Detroit Lions Sign Cornerbacks Aaron Hester and Nate Ness
April 22nd, 2014 at 10:02 AM
The Detroit Lions are continuing to make sure they will have depth in their secondary for the 2014 season.  They have now added even more security by signing cornerbacks Aaron Hester and Nate Ness.  The terms of their contracts have not been revealed.  ***PHOTO1***  The signing of these two players adds to what...

Detroit Lions Sign Dan Orlovsky to One-Year Deal
April 2nd, 2014 at 11:09 PM
The Detroit Lions have finally found a veteran backup quarterback.  Unfortunately, they found someone who had an awful stint with them in the past.  Dan Orlovsky is in a Lions uniform once again.  ***PHOTO1***  Orlovsky's deal is for one year and worth $1.75 million.  Anytime you mention Orlovsky's name, everyone will remember him...

Pressure is on Brandon Pettigrew to Improve After Detroit Lions Award Multi-Year Deal
March 14th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Every move a team makes in free agency isn't going to thrill the masses. Such was probably the case for many when the Detroit Lions announced they re-signed tight end Brandon Pettigrew to a four year contract Friday morning. ***PHOTO1*** Likely the best remaining member of a weakened tight end class in...

Detroit Lions Eye Defensive Depth; Sign Vaughn Martin, Host Darryl Tapp and James Ihedigbo
March 13th, 2014 at 1:58 PM
Wednesday, the Detroit Lions upgraded their offense, signing wide receiver Golden Tate. Thursday, they turned their attention to the other side of the ball by signing defensive tackle Vaughn Martin and hosting two other free agents. ***PHOTO1*** Martin, who would have had a stint at Michigan State University in 2006 had academic transcript issues...

Golden Tate Signs 5 Year, $31 Million Dollar Contract with Detroit Lions
March 12th, 2014 at 7:09 PM
Early on in the free agency process, the Detroit Lions identified wide receiver as a major need, and identified Golden Tate as their man. With another winter storm bringing the region to a standstill, Tate literally couldn't get out of town after his visit, which may have helped the team...

Detroit Lions Move to Secure Joique Bell Good for Franchise and Community
March 12th, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Once in a while, a special player comes along that a team just doesn't need to lose. Such is the case with Joique Bell, who agreed to a three year contract extension with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday just before free agency opened. ***PHOTO1*** Considering Bell is from Benton Harbor and went...

Detroit Lions Free Agency Updates: Tracking the Latest Rumors, Rumblings and Signings
March 11th, 2014 at 10:14 AM
2014's NFL free agent frenzy begins at 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, when players can officially sign with new teams. Until then, the rumors will get going with regards to who's going where and negotiating. ***PHOTO1*** Keeping track of the Detroit Lions moves won't be easy figuring the team has multiple needs...

Detroit Lions Free Agency: T.J. Ward, Alterran Verner in Mix; Wide Reciever and Safety Targets?
March 10th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
News hasn't come quite as fast as expected as the Detroit Lions begin negotiations with free agents in the negotiation window, but a few names have trickled into the mix, and both are at defensive positions of need. ***PHOTO1*** In the open negotiating period, things stayed quiet and the Lions weren't connected...

Detroit Lions Links: Lance Moore Hits Free Agency While Ndamukong Suh Finally Signs with Agent
March 8th, 2014 at 11:44 AM
The open negotiating period prior to the start of free agency begins Saturday afternoon, meaning the rumors will likely start to reach a frenzied pace with regards to the Detroit Lions and other NFL clubs. ***PHOTO1*** A big goal for Detroit prior to free agency has been the restructuring of Ndamukong Suh's contract....

Detroit Lions Free Agency Preview: Tight End Market Doesn’t Offer Depth or Many Difference Makers
March 6th, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Football's free agency period opens in a week on March 11. Until then, we're breaking down the players and positions that the Detroit Lions could target. Outside of Jimmy Graham, the free agent market for tight ends figures to be extremely narrow. For a team like the Detroit Lions that could be in...

According to CBS Sports, Free Agent Wide Reciever Emmanuel Sanders Makes Sense for Detroit Lions
March 5th, 2014 at 2:17 PM
In just three more days, NFL teams can begin negotiating with free agents. Though those players can't officially sign until March 11, the beginning of the first period officially opens silly season with regards to rumors and innuendo. ***PHOTO1*** As it relates to the Detroit Lions, a team with a few different...

Detroit Lions Need Ndamukong Suh to Restructure Contract Before Free Agency
March 4th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
The Detroit Lions have around $11 million dollars to spend this season. With news that the salary cap is set to rise considerably in the future, the team that was suddenly facing cap problems might be getting back in good shape. ***PHOTO1*** Still, the biggest issue yet to be resolved regards defensive...

Detroit Lions Don’t Use Franchise Tag, but Continue Negotiating with Free Agents
March 3rd, 2014 at 9:15 PM
As expected, the Detroit Lions declined to use the franchise tag before Monday afternoon's 4 p.m. deadline for the second straight year.  ***PHOTO1*** Previously, the team had considered utilizing the tag on free agent to be tight end Brandon Pettigrew. Instead, Pettigrew's agent and Martin Mayhew will work together and try to negotiate...

Detroit Lions Free Agency Preview: Safety Offers Good Mix of Veterans, Elite Younger Talents
February 27th, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Football's free agency period opens a few weeks from now on March 11, so until then, we're breaking down the players and positions that the Detroit Lions could be interested in. Not only do the Detroit Lions need a cornerback this offseason, they might also need a safety. Both last lines of defense figure...

Detroit Lions Part Ways with Embattled David Akers, Make Four Others Free Agents
February 21st, 2014 at 11:38 AM
After a rocky 2013 season, most figured the Detroit Lions would not bring back embattled veteran kicker David Akers. Those folks were proven right on Friday, as Martin Mayhew provided an update on his plans with regards to some of the team's existing free agents. ***PHOTO1*** Speaking in Indianapolis at the Combine, Mayhew named...

Detroit Lions Free Agency Preview: Cornerback Position Has Decent Mix of Familiar Faces
February 20th, 2014 at 1:43 PM
Football's free agency period opens just over a month from now on March 11, so until then, we're breaking down the players and positions that the Detroit Lions could be interested in. If it's the offseason, chances are, the Detroit Lions are probably looking for help at cornerback on the free agent market. With...

Detroit Lions Must Resist Urge to Franchise Brandon Pettigrew, Work to Keep Options Open at Tight End
February 19th, 2014 at 10:32 AM
The Detroit Lions only have one serious candidate for the franchise tag this winter, and it's tight end Brandon Pettigrew, who's been an inconsistent performer much of his time in Detroit. ***PHOTO1*** Forget about Pettigrew's draft class (2009) and age (28) for a minute and consider these more important numbers first: 416...

Departure of Louis Delmas Leaves Detroit Lions in Need of Elite Replacement at Safety
February 17th, 2014 at 3:09 PM
The Detroit Lions made a tough decision late last week and released popular safety Louis Delmas, a player who played locally at Western Michigan University and had played for them since 2009. ***PHOTO1*** Though it was likely a tough choice considering the depletion of depth at a spot, it was the right...

Detroit Lions Release Wide Receiver Nate Burleson, Save $5.5M in Cap Room
February 13th, 2014 at 2:24 PM
A day after the New Orleans Saints got the NFL's season of cuts off to a roaring start, the Detroit Lions have reportedly decided to add a significant name of their own to the mix by releasing veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson. ***PHOTO1*** Burleson had been in Detroit since 2010, when he...

Detroit Lions’ Free Agency Preview: Loaded Wide Reciever Group Provides Lions with Options
February 13th, 2014 at 9:44 AM
Football's free agency period opens just over a month from now on March 11, so until then, we're breaking down the players and positions that the Detroit Lions could be interested in. For the Detroit Lions, the upgrade of no position could be as important as wide receiver this offseason. Coming off...