Friday, August 31, 2012

Detroit Lions 53 man roster before trades and waivers

Barnes, KevinMarylandCB32
Bentley, DwightLou-LafayetteCB28
Green, JonteNew Mexico StCB36
Houston, ChrisArkansasCB23
Lacey, JacobOklahoma StateCB21
Avril, CliffPurdueDE92
Jackson, LawrenceUSCDE94
Lewis, RonnellOklahomaDE97
Vanden Bosch, KyleNebraskaDE93
Young, WillieNC StateDE79
Fairley, NickAuburnDT98
Hill, Sammie StillmanDT91
Suh, NdamukongNebraskaDT90
Williams, CoreyArkansas StateDT99
Hanson, JasonWSUK4
Durant, JustinHamptonLB52
Hogue, DougSyracuseLB57
Levy, DeAndreWisconsinLB54
Lewis, TravisOklahomaLB50
Palmer, AshleeOle MissLB58
Tulloch, StephenNC StateLB55
Whitehead, TahirTempleLB59
Muhlbach, DonTexas A & MLS48
Gandy, DylanTexas TechOC65
Raiola, DominicNebraskaOC51
Peterman, StephenLSUOG66
Sims, RobOhio StateOG67
Backus, JeffMichiganOT76
Cherlius, GosderBoston CollegeOT77
Fox, JasonMiamiOT70
Hilliard, CoreyOklahoma StateOT78
Reiff, ReillyIowaOT71
Graham, BenDeakinP  2
Hill, ShaunMarylandQB14
Moore, KellenBoise StateQB17
Stafford, MatthewGeorgiaQB9
Bell, JoiqueWayne StateRB35
Logan, Stefan South DakotaRB11
Smith, KevinCentral FloridaRB30
Williams, KeilandLSURB34
Coleman, ErikWSUS24
Delmas, LouisWMUS26
Silva, RicardoHamptonS39
Spievey, AmariIowaS42
Wendling, JohnWyomingS29
Heller, WillGeorgia TechTE89
Pettigrew, BrandonOklahoma StateTe87
Scheffler, TonyWMUTE85
Broyles, RyanOklahoma  Wr84
Burleson, NateNevadaWR13
Johnson, CalvinGeorgia TechWR81
Osgood, KassimSDSUWR10
Young, Titus Boise StateWr16
Injured Reserve
Harrison, JeromeWSURB36
Nagy, BillWisconsinOG
Greenwood, ChrisAlbionCB33
Best, JahvidCalRB44
LeShoure, MikelIllinoisRB25

Lions waive WR Patrick Edwards

Lions waive UDFA Rookie WR Patrick Edwards from Houston. Edwards flashed at times in camp but did not play well in the games. He did have a nice return against the Bills.

Edwards caught 4 passes in the preseason.
He is probably on the practice squad.

Detroit Lions Release OG Dan Gerberry

Lions release 4th year man Dan Gerberry. He stuck on the Lions practice squad for three years. He signed as a UDFA out of Ball State in 2009. He was on the 53 man roster for two weeks in 2009. He did not suit up.

Here is a tribute:

Good Luck Dan

Detroit Lions release DT Andre Fluellen

Lions release 5th year man and former 3rd round pick of Matt Millen, Andre Fluellen.
Flu was a member of the imfamous 0-16 squad of 2008.

Here is a tribute:

Flu played 51 games 47 tackles 2.5 sacks
His preseason stats: 26 tackles 5 sacks


Good Luck Andre

Detroit Lions DE Everette Brown, WR Maurice Stovall and 4 others

Lions release:

DE Everette Brown
Free agent 4 tackles 1.5 sacks preseason
I thought he would make the team
Should play in the NFL this season

WR Maurice Stovall
15 Lion games 1 catch
No brainer

S Reshard Langford
Fa 2012 3 tackles 1 FR
Good special teams guy, no upside at Safety

WR Lance Long
FA 2012 8 rec 97 yards
Did not make enough plays

CB Justin Miller
2012 FA 15 tackles 1 Int
Cannot cover anyone

OG # 74 Rodney Austin
UDFA Rookie I think will make the PS

Good luck Men

Detroit Lions Release CB Alphonso Smith

Smith a 4th year player from Wake Forest, was acquired by trade for TE Dan Gronkowski in 2010.
He struggled with injury, his attitude and covering receivers. He gambled and made some plays inlcuding a pick 6 against the VIkings in 2011 and a pick of Aaon Rodgers in 2010. Too often, he was giving up touchdowns.

Here is a tribute:

A pick 6 vs. Christian Ponder in 2011.
A pick vs. Green Bay in 2010.
Pick 6 vs. the Rams in 2010.

Overall, he played 23 games with the Lions starting 11. He made 67 tackles, 12 PBU and 8 picks with 2 tds.

Good Luck in the future.

Detroit Lions release 11 players

The lions have released the following players:

DT Tracy Robertson
UDFA Rookie 9T .5 sacks preseason
Comment: Showed he could play. practice squad

TE Austin Wells
UDFA Rookie 3 rec 53 yards preseason
Improved player, could see him on the PS.

WR Wallace Miles
UDFA Rookie 1 rec 4 yards
Not enoguh speed for the NFL

TE Alex Gottlieb
UDFA Rookie 4 rec 26 yards 1 td preseason
Good preseaosn could keep him on the PS

OT Pat Boyle
UDFA Rookie
Good kid, needs some strength

DT Edmon McClam
UDFA Rookie 7 tackles preseason
Showed he could play, maybe UFL

CB Ross Weaver
Practice Squad 2011 6 t 1 PBU Preseason
Needs work on coverage, probably UFL

P Ryan Donahue
8 games 42.7 ave 2 tackles
Too Inconsistent

DE Ugo Chinasa
2011 Practice Squad
Good athlete, does not make tackles

LB Carmen Messina
UDFA Rookie 14 t 1 int preseason
Practice squad for sure.

WR Nate Hughes
2011 Practice Squad 11 rec 113 1td 8/192 KOR Preseason
Big Surprise. I thought he had the team made. Can play special teams.

Good Luck Men

Scenes from the Roar Zone Bills

Final Preseason game of 2012. My man MSW could not attend so I took my son.

Here are the scenes:

Roar Zone
 The Willie Young shirt
Celebrating a Jonte Green TD

Celebrating a Shaun Hill TD
Son enjoying the sites
Who is # 1?
We support the charity Lion program
Hey, that is not the Roar Zone

Looking forward to 9/9/2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Detroit Lions trade for CB Kevin Barnes

Detroit Lions acquire CB Kevin Barnes from the Washington Redskins. He is a 4th year man from Maryland.

Here is a tribute:

Barnes has played 29 games making 45 tackles 9 PBU and 3 picks

A third round pick from Maryland in 2009
He played 43 games starting 21
100 tackles 15 PBU 6 picks

At the 2009 NFL combine he was 6' 187 ran 4.45 40 41" VJ 10'8" broad 3.96 20 6.72 Ldrill

Welcome to Detroit

Detroit Lions cut 12 Place 2 on IR 2 PUP

Detroit lions have cut 12 players

Slade Norris
9 NFL Games

FB James Bryant

WR Dominique Curry
18 NFL Games

WR Jarrett Dillard
21 NFL games

RB Stepfon Green
7 att 95 yards 1 td preseason

K Derek Dimke

#73 JC Oram

OG #63 Jacques McClendon

WR Terence Toliver

S Sean Jones
107 NFL Games

DT Bobby Skinner
CB Isaac Madison

Good Luck Men.

Lions place C Bill Nagy and OT Jon Scott on Injured Reserve ending their season.

Lions PUP RB Jahvid Best and CB Chris Greenwood. Sitting them down for the first 6 games of the season.