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Lions free-agent profile: Andre Fluellen

Should the Detroit Lions re-sign defensive tackle Andre Fluellen? To get ready for free agency, we're going to take a look at each of the Detroit Lions' 2015 free agents. Next up is defensive tackle Andre Fluellen. 2014 stats 8 games (0 starts) | 10 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 1 FR How he joined the Lions Signed as a free agent in November 2014 (was originally drafted in the third round in 2008). Case for re-signing him I've honestly lost track of how many times the Lions have brought back Fluellen over the years, but there's a reason they always turn to him when they're in need of extra depth at...
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Lions re-sign Don Muhlbach

The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to another one-year deal. It's been a busy few days for the Detroit Lions from a roster standpoint. Running back Reggie Bush was released on Wednesday, and the Lions decided to add defensive end Phillip Hunt to their roster on Thursday. Then, on Friday, the Lions re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a one-year deal. As usual, it appears that Muhlbach signed a minimum salary benefit deal. Here are the details: Muhlbach MSB contract = $970k, plus $80k bonus; cap number $585k — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) February 27,...

Lions free-agent profile: C.J. Mosley

Should the Detroit Lions re-sign defensive tackle C.J. Mosley? To get ready for free agency, we're going to take a look at each of the Detroit Lions' 2015 free agents. Next up is defensive tackle C.J. Mosley. 2014 stats 15 games (8 starts) | 26 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 FF How he joined the Lions Signed as a free agent in April 2013. Case for re-signing him Since it seems unlikely that both Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley will be back, the Lions are probably going to have a starting spot to fill at defensive tackle. The simplest way to fill that spot would be by re-signing Mosley, who made eight...

Where the Lions roster stands: Offensive tackle

A breakdown of the Detroit Lions' offensive tackles and what needs they may have at the position. As a precursor to free agency and the NFL Draft, we are going to take a look at each position on the Detroit Lions roster. We continue the series with a look at the Lions' offensive tackles. Under contract: Riley Reiff (2015 + team option for 2016), LaAdrian Waddle (2015), Cornelius Lucas (2016), Michael Williams (2016) Free agents: Corey Hilliard (UFA) On paper, you might think the offensive tackle position is set for the Lions. At left tackle, for example, the Lions have Riley Reiff, who...

Lions notes: Todd McShay goes OL for Detroit in latest mock draft

Lions notes looks at Todd McShay's latest mock draft, an interesting tidbit about the release of Reggie Bush and much more. ESPN's Todd McShay has the Detroit Lions taking Florida State center Cameron Erving in his latest 2015 NFL mock draft. The thinking here is that Travis Swanson would move over to left guard, filling that need with Erving sliding in as the starting center. I'm sure the Lions could also simply put Erving at left guard since he seems to be a pretty versatile player. According to NFL Network's Heath Evans, Reggie Bush was asked to take a pay cut before the Lions...

Lions to sign Phillip Hunt

The Detroit Lions are reportedly adding defensive end Phillip Hunt to their roster. Free agency is still a couple weeks away, but that doesn't mean that everything is on hold until then. On Wednesday, for example, the Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush, and they are going to make another move on Thursday by signing defensive end Phillip Hunt, according to Adam Caplan. Hunt was technically listed as a defensive end/linebacker by Caplan, but my assumption is that he will play defensive end in the Lions' 4-3 defense. That was his position when he played in 22 games for the...
Pride Of Detroit Feb 26, 2015

2015 NFL mock draft: Projecting the entire first round (Post-combine edition)

Our new 2015 NFL mock draft presents a post-combine scenario where the Detroit Lions end up selecting a defensive back. Check it out. We are approximately two months away from the 2015 NFL Draft. Here is my post-combine mock draft scenario: Team Selection Pos. School Reason Previous Pick 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jameis Winston QB Florida State Winston really impressed teams with his football knowledge, and his slow 40 time shouldn't scare anyone. He's always been known as a pocket passer and is easily the most polished quarterback in this draft. His off-the-field issues may scare some...

Where the Lions roster stands: Tight end

A breakdown of the Detroit Lions' tight ends and what needs they may have at the position. As a precursor to free agency and the NFL Draft, we are going to take a look at each position on the Detroit Lions roster. We continue the series with a look at the Lions' tight ends. Under contract: Brandon Pettigrew (2017), Eric Ebron (2017 + team option for 2018), Joseph Fauria (2015), Jordan Thompson (2016) Free agents: Kellen Davis (UFA) At this time a year ago, there was a lot of uncertainty at tight end with Brandon Pettigrew headed for free agency. For a while, it looked like he was going...

Lions approval poll: Martin Mayhew (February 2015)

Do you approve of the job Martin Mayhew is doing as general manager of the Detroit Lions? Vote now. Since we're still in the early stages of the offseason, there haven't exactly been a ton of notable developments since our last Martin Mayhew approval poll. Even so, with free agency less than two weeks away, now is a good time to stop and vote on Mayhew for the month of February. As a reminder, here are Mayhew's past approval ratings: January 2015: 78% approvalDecember 2014: 79% approvalNovember 2014: 78% approvalOctober 2014: 84% approvalSeptember 2014: 76% approvalAugust 2014: 58%...
Gang Green Nation Feb 26, 2015

Reggie Bush Released: Should The Jets Be Interested?

Yesterday the Detroit Lions cut Reggie Bush, should the Jets have interest in the former Dolphin. The Jets want a little C.J Spiller, C.J Spiller wouldn't mind hooking up with Chan Gailey in New York, it makes sense to explore that option. However he has also said he loves Rex Ryan and he wants to stay in Buffalo, the Bills in turn have expressed an interest in keeping him, meaning the Jets may be forced to look for other options. New York recently released Chris Johnson due to a prohibitive cap number and lack of any real production or potential. By releasing Reggie Bush, the Lions have...

What Reggie Bush's release means for the Lions

What exactly does Reggie Bush's release mean for the Detroit Lions? Let's take a look at this move from a few different perspectives. The Detroit Lions officially released running back Reggie Bush on Wednesday. Here's a look at what this move means for the team going forward: Immediate cap savings The Lions' move to release Bush freed up $1.72 million in cap space. The Lions could have created $3.5 million in cap room by making Bush a June 1 cut, but they would have had to wait until that date to actually make use of that extra space. Considering they may need every penny available to...

Reggie Bush Cut By Lions

In a pretty surprising move by the Lions, RB Reggie Bush has been cut. In somewhat surprising news, the Detroit Lions decided to release 9 year veteran Reggie Bush. Reggie Bush was scheduled to make $3.5 million this upcoming season, a price tag that the Lions seemed to not want to swallow. Bush was made expendable by the emergence of 2nd year running back Theo Riddick (out of Notre Dame), who filled in admirably while Bush was hurt this past season. Riddick struggled in the run game, averaging only 2.6 yards per carry with 1 td, but he excelled in the passing game, hauling in 34 catches...

2015 NFL Free Agency: Lions cut Reggie Bush

The Detroit Lions have parted ways with the dynamic running back. Could he be in play for the Steelers? The Lions released Reggie Bush on Wednesday according to multiple sources.  The former No. 2 overall pick had a rough 2014 in Detroit, battling injuries as he had one of the worst statistical seasons of his career. Bush came into the league as a highly-touted, dynamic rusher from USC and was expected to become one of the league's top rushers.  While Bush hasn't quite lived up to his lofty pre-draft standards, the former Heisman winner has been far from a bust, compiling nearly 9,000...
Cincy Jungle Feb 25, 2015

Lions cut Reggie Bush; Packers cut A.J.Hawk and more Wednesday NFL transactions

A slew of NFL moves were made Wednesday, including Lions RB Reggie Bush and Packers LB A.J. Hawk being cut. The Detroit Lions are finished with the Reggie Bush experiment. The team announced they had released the veteran running back on Wednesday, marking the third different NFL team to move on from the former No. 2 overall pick since 2010. After being drafted by the Saints in 2006, Bush had five up-and-down years in New Orleans, followed by two solid seasons in Miami. Bush still has two years remaining on a four-year, $16 million deal he signed before the 2013 season. Had he stayed with...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider Feb 25, 2015

Reggie Bush cut by Lions

Former Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush was cut by the Detroit Lions. The Detroit Lions have released running back Reggie Bush according to a report from Adam Schefter. The Lions hinted last week that Bush's status with the team was not set for the 2015 season, and now he is a free agent. According to SB Nation's Pride of Detroit, the former Miami Dolphins starting running back is no longer a member of the Lions for "two big reasons." The move saves them slightly more than $1.7 million in cap space for 2015. They could actually increase that savings to $3.5 million by designating...

49ers might still be alive in Jarryd Hayne sweepstakes, or it's just agent games

The San Francisco 49ers are one of the finalists for the services of Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne. Could they land him, or will the Lions report play out? Earlier this week, I mentioned that Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne was reportedly expected to sign with the Detroit Lions. He visited the Lions, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, but an Australian newspaper reported he was going to announce Detroit as his choice. Things might be changing, or we're just in the middle of some agent shenanigans. Jack Bechta, Hayne's agent, told the Sacramento Bee and CSN Bay Area that that...

Reggie Bush released by Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have released Reggie Bush. I don't know that the 49ers will kick the tires, but as a potential change-of-pace backup (particularly if Frank Gore walks), maybe he is worth a look. NFL free agency is two weeks away, and the blood-letting has begun in earnest this week! The Detroit Lions joined other teams in clearing roster and cap space, as they released running back Reggie Bush, according to multiple national reports. The Lions clear $1.7 million in cap space with the release. If they had waited until the new league year, and designated him a post-June 1 cut, they would...

Lions release Reggie Bush

The Detroit Lions have decided to release running back Reggie Bush. Adam Schefter is reporting that the Detroit Lions have released running back Reggie Bush. The move comes as no surprise considering Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admitted last week that Bush's status going forward was up in the air. Clearly the Lions weren't sold on bringing Bush back for another season, and now he's a free agent. There are really two big reasons behind the Lions' decision to cut Bush. For starters, the move saves them slightly more than $1.7 million in cap space for 2015. They could actually increase...

NFLPA confirms George Johnson is restricted free agent

It turns out that Detroit Lions defensive end George Johnson will indeed be a restricted free agent next month. At the start of the offseason, when I was compiling a list of the Detroit Lions' 2015 free agents, I quickly noticed that there was some confusion over the status of defensive end George Johnson. Based on my research, there was no way that Johnson had accrued more than three seasons, so I listed him as a restricted free agent. Other outlets reported him as an unrestricted free agent (four or more accrued seasons), however, and it was unclear why that was happening. As we recently...

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