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Open thread: What is the worst move the Lions have made in free agency?

What don’t you like about what the Lions are doing in free agency? On Monday, we tried to kick the week off right by bringing a little optimism to the crowd. Our Question of the Day asked Detroit Lions fans to pick out their favorite of their new free agency signings. A large majority of you seem to be excited about what LeGarrette Blount can do for Detroit’s lackluster running game. That makes a lot of sense considering just how bad Detroit has been at running the ball for the past three years, especially in short-yardage situations. But now it’s time to look at the other side of the...


Colts add tight end Eric Ebron in free agency

Tight end played his first four seasons with the Detroit Lions         

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Detroit Lions re-sign DT Christian Ringo

The Lions have locked in one of their own defensive linemen for 2018. As we continue to wait to see whether the Detroit Lions will make a drastic free agency move along their defensive front, the team continues to take care of their own. On Monday afternoon, the team announced that they have re-signed defensive tackle Christian Ringo: #Lions re-sign DT Christian Ringo: https://t.co/DZs5PtKaYY pic.twitter.com/Al01SAoTaE— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 19, 2018 The Lions did not announce contract terms, but Ringo was reportedly given his exclusive-rights free agent tender, which is a...

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PODcast recaps a frustrating first week of Lions free agency, debates Eric Ebron

What the heck are the Lions doing (or not doing)? The PODcast was put on hold last week, in order to take a deep breath after the first few days of the 2018 NFL free agency period. Now Ryan, Jeremy and Chris have settled in to their new home: Sunday nights, so that we can bring you a fresh, hot podcast to start the week on Mondays. This week, we tackle everything about the first week of Detroit Lions free agency. We talk Eric Ebron, we talk re-signings, we talk players lost, and we scout the new players donning the Honolulu Blue in 2018. Download and subscribe to the PODcast on iTunes,...

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Detroit Lions draft profile: Tight end Dallas Goedert

After the start of free agency, the Detroit Lions are left without two tight ends. They may need to address that high in the draft with Dallas Goedert. When it came to the tight end position, all seemed right with the world for the Detroit Lions last season. Eric Ebron was finally living up to […] Detroit Lions draft profile: Tight end Dallas Goedert - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Detroit Lions: Sometimes free agency is tougher than the games

The Detroit Lions have not made a huge splash in free agency yet, but is that because of the competition or just who they are targeting? The Detroit Lions have certainly helped themselves at linebacker and in the secondary so far in free agency, but they still have a glaring hole at defensive tackle. The […] Detroit Lions: Sometimes free agency is tougher than the games - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Sunday open thread: If the NFL Draft was today, who should the Detroit Lions draft?

Which NFL prospect looks the most enticing after nearly a week of free agency? Free agency is far from over. In fact, it’s really barely underway. While most of the big-name signings have already happened and the main headlines have been written, the second and third waves of free agency could be just as important to some teams still looking to upgrade their roster. The Detroit Lions weren’t all that active in the first wave, but that doesn’t change the fact that their roster is quite different than it was a week ago. The Lions added a pair of linebackers. They have a new tailback....

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Why the Detroit Lions should trade for Dwayne Allen

The Detroit Lions now have a hole  at tight end. Beyond the free agent pool, there is another way to fill the void without going to the open market. After the release of tight end Eric Ebron, the Detroit Lions are looking for a new starter. Free agency doesn’t have much to offer as the […] Why the Detroit Lions should trade for Dwayne Allen - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.


Can Lions seal a deal with hometown products Luke Willson or Johnathan Hankins?

Two hometown players fit two positions of need. Here's what to consider with each, plus on other guys who are still on the Lions' radar in free agency.

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The Detroit Lions are NFL Champions!... according to Google

The internet has never lied before. I know there are more than a few Detroit Lions fans that are a bit down in the dumps after the team has been fairly inactive during the first week of free agency, but I’m here to tell you that things are okay. In fact, things are much more than okay. Things are the best they’ve ever been for a Detroit Lions fan. That’s because, according to Google, the Detroit Lions are NFL Champions for the first time since 1957! Don’t believe it? Check it out with your own eyes: Someone at Google is VERY excited about the LeGarrette Blount signing....

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Luke Willson reportedly leaves Lions meeting without contract

The tight end search continues. Tight end has jumped to one of the Detroit Lions’ top needs after Wednesday surprising released of Eric Ebron combined with the loss of No. 2 tight end Darren Fells to free agency. The Lions have been slow to find a replacement for the two, but one of the most popular choices out there is former Seahawks tight end Luke Willson. The Lions reportedly brought in the 28-year-old over the weekend, but according to Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times, the meeting ended without a signed contract: Hearing Luke Willson's visit to Detroit has ended with nothing...

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Detroit Lions: Fans should keep an open mind about free agency

The Detroit Lions have made some moves in free agency, but nothing major. Fans are as patient as possible, but frustrations are rising as top names sign elsewhere. The new league year only just began this past Wednesday, but it already feels like forever ago for Detroit Lions fans. The unexpected release of starting tight […] Detroit Lions: Fans should keep an open mind about free agency - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Detroit Lions' underwhelming free agency doesn't spell doom in 2018

The Detroit Lions biggest free-agent acquisition so far is a 31-year-old running back, LeGarrette Blount, with two 1,000-yard seasons in his career.        

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Open thread: Grade the Detroit Lions’ signing of LeGarrette Blount

What are your thoughts on the Lions’ addition of the veteran running back? The Detroit Lions have yet to really score themselves a “splash” offseason signing, and there’s a pretty good chance, at this point, they won’t make one. They have made it abundantly clear that they’re more comfortable spending moderate amounts of money on second and third tier guys than a ton of money on the top names in free agency. But on Friday night, the Lions made a pretty significant move. After a week filled with running back meeting after running back meeting, Detroit finally made their move. The...


Lions are set up to draft a RB even after signing LeGarrette Blount

The Lions ended their free-agency silence by signing LeGarrette Blount on Friday night. It's a move that lands them a power runner with a Super Bowl pedigree. It should help in the present, but it also could fall right in line...


Gruden effect: Influence of Raiders’ head coach felt in free agency

As the Raiders cycled six free-agent signees through conference calls with reporters Thursday, a recurring theme emerged: Several players made reference to head coach Jon Gruden and his energetic personality — not just in passing, but as a factor in their decision to sign with Oakland. “For me, what really attracted me was Jon Gruden,” said linebacker Tahir Whitehead, formerly of the Lions. “Great guy in the league. Grew up watching some of the teams he’s coached. That right there in itself was enough for me to be motivated to come out here. ...

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Breaking down the Detroit Lions’ free agency signings so far

Three days into NFL free agency, let’s breakdown all the moves the Detroit Lions have pulled off during this very important period of the offseason. This week, the Detroit Lions have hosted more visits than a doctor’s office in the height of flu season. That’s due to the start of NFL free agency on Wednesday. […] Breaking down the Detroit Lions’ free agency signings so far - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Friday open thread: Are the Lions better or worse after 2 days of free agency?

Do you think the Lions have improved yet? There’s a fallacy about free agency. Every team’s fanbase believes that their team gets better during free agency every single year. Any player that they lose “wasn’t worth the money” and every new acquisition just “needed a change of scenery.” Of course, it’s literally impossible for every team to get better, at least relative to each other. Some signing are not going to work out, while some losses will be truly felt. The Detroit Lions have not had a flashy two days of free agency thus far. For those expecting a big splash...

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Detroit Lions: How will Eric Ebron’s release change free agency?

The Detroit Lions have surprised many fans by releasing Eric Ebron this week. What will they do with the added cap money from the tight end’s ouster? On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions have cut tight end Eric Ebron. The Lions have since released a short statement verifying the move. Cutting Ebron saves the team $8.25 […] Detroit Lions: How will Eric Ebron’s release change free agency? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

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Detroit Lions free agency tracker: Who's coming, who's going

Keep track of all the Lions moves in free agency        

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Report: Detroit Lions meeting with former Patriots LB Jonathan Freeny

The Lions are targeting yet another versatile linebacker. The Detroit Lions have already signed two new linebackers to the team during this free agency period, but Matt Patricia—a former linebackers coach himself—may not be done. According to Saints beat writer Herbie Teope, the Lions are hosting Jonathan Freeny for a visit: Free-agent LB Jonathan Freeny is visiting the #Lions today, but #Saints remain a possibility for him to return, according to a source. Freeny joined Saints in mid-December, made impact as part of LB rotation and totaled five tackles and a sack in postseason.—...

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Detroit Lions continue bargain bin shopping on NFL free agency market

Former Seahawks TE Luke Willson, a Windsor native, is scheduled to visit the Lions on Saturday, one of several free agents in town        

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Report: Haloti Ngata turned down identical offer from Lions to join Eagles

Many Detroit Lions fans were upset that the team let Haloti Ngata hit free agency and land with the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. When word came out that he signed just a one-year, $2.6 million deal, many believed the Lions were being overly cheap. But according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Lions actually matched that offer, and Ngata simply chose to play with the Eagles instead: The #Lions offered the same money, but Ngata wanted to play in the same upfield, 1-gap scheme… which #Eagles DC Jim Schwartz does. Philly made sense as a landing spot....


Tahir Whitehead lands with Raiders after Lions find new linebackers

Whitehead earned close to the same deal in free agency as his Lions replacement, Devon Kennard.


NFL Free Agency: Eric Ebron to visit with Panthers, Colts and potentially Patriots

Tight end Eric Ebron is on the open market for the first time in his career after he was cut by the Detroit Lions on Wednesday. It hasn’t taken the 24-year-old former top-10 pick long to fill up his schedule of free-agent visits as he goes in search of a new home. Ebron will kick […] The post NFL Free Agency: Eric Ebron to visit with Panthers, Colts and potentially Patriots appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Former Detroit Lion Tahir Whitehead heading to the west coast

In what has been a whirlwind beginning to free agency, the Detroit Lions have made their fair share of moves, and have also chosen to allow other players to walk — most notably former first-round pick, Eric Ebron. According to Pro Football Rumors, another player the Lions didn’t re-sign is linebacker Tahir Whitehead. Its official: the #Raiders have […]

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Lions notes: Matthew Stafford named a top 5 quarterback

Has Matthew Stafford earned his place among the league’s elite? I think we’ve finally reached a little lull in NFL free agency, so let’s get back to some notes, shall we? Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms unveiled his top 5 quarterbacks in the league right now, and it is—to say the very least—pretty shocking: pic.twitter.com/iSyVDHwSEI— The Simms & Lefkoe Podcast (@SimmsAndLefkoe) March 14, 2018 If you think that’s high for Matthew Stafford, you may want to check out where Simms had the Detroit Lions quarterback last year. Here’s Simms talking about Stafford: Say...


Raiders address a pair of defensive needs amid flurry of free-agent signings

While the courtship and signing of receiver Jordy Nelson commanded attention Thursday, the Raiders also made a pair of quieter, yet significant, additions to their defense. The Raiders signed former Texans safety Marcus Gilchrist and former Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead, addressing two positions of need on a defense that ranked 23rd overall last season and is losing players in free agency. Gilchrist, 29, currently projects as a replacement for free safety Reggie Nelson, an unrestricted free agent who is unlikely to return. Gilchrist could pair with strong...