Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Detroit Lions re-sign Rashean Mathis to 2 year deal

Lions re-sign CB Rashean Mathis to a 2 year deal worth $3.5 million contract. He is the 7th Lions to re-sign this offseason.

Mathis has played 31 games 29 starts
97 tackles 24 PBU and 1 pick

Welcome back R

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Detroit Lions draft picks under Mayhew and 2nd contracts

Draft picks under Mayhew who received a 2nd contract from Detroit

Matthew Stafford
Brandon Pettigrew
Louis Delmas (did not finish 2nd contract)
DeAndre Levy

Picks who did not finish rookie contract

Derrick Williams (Released)
Aaron Brown (released)
Lyndon Murtha
Zack Follett (injury)
Dan Gronkowski (trade)
Jahvid Best (injury)
Amari Speivey (released)
Jason Fox
Tim Toone
Titus Young (arrests)
Mikel LeShoure (released)
Doug Hogue (relased)
Johny Culbreath (Arrest)
Ronnell Lewis (arrest)
Chris Greenwood
Jonte Green
Brandon Hepburn

Picks who finished rookie contract but moved on
Sammie Hill (UFA Titans)
Suh (UFA Dolphins) offered but turned down
Willie Young (UFA Bears)
Nick Fairley (UFA Rams) 5th year option declined

Friday, March 13, 2015

Nick Fairley sign with the Rams, 2010-2011 draft done in Detroit

2011 1st round pick Nick Fairley signed a 1 year contract with the Rams. He was the last of the 2010-2011 draft picks by Martin Mayhew to leave the team. None of them signed a 2nd contract with theam. Only one (Suh) was even offered a second contract.

Here is a tribute: to the 2010-2011 draft classes
Suh 78 starts
239 tackles 36 tackles
Jahvid Best
22 games 15 starts
945 yard rushing 773 rec yards 7 total td

Amari Spievey
30 games 24 starts
121 tackles 5 int 

Jason Fox
13 games 3 starts
Willie Young
48 games 15 starts
66 tackles 11 sacks

Tim Toone
Nick Fairley
46 games 30 starts
98 tackles 13.5 sacks
2 arrests
Titus Young
26 games 18 starts
81/990/10 rec
multiple arrests

Mikel LeShoure
17 games 14 starts
807 yards rush 214 yards rec
2 arrects

Doug Hogue
18 games 8 tackles

Johnny Culbreath
1 arrest

Detroit Lions sign DT Tyrunn Walker

Lions signed 4th year man Tyrunn Walker form the Saints. He was UDFA in 2013 out of Tulsa. Walker was given a 1 year $1.75 mil contract with $750,000 signing bonus. He averaged 19 snaps a game in 2014 and proved to a solid rotational player especially on pass downs. This fits with what Mayhew has done in the past, young guy on his 2nd contract.

Here is a tribute:

Walker has played 23 games with 1 start in NOLA
28 tackles 3.5 sacks 2 PBU 1 FF

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Detroit Lions re-sign S Isa Abdul-Quddus

Detroit Lions sign back up safety and special teams ace Isa Abdul-Quddus to a one year deal $1.5 mil including a $300,000 signing bonus.

Here is a tribute:

Abdul-Quddus made 32 tackles in 16 games in 2014

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Detroit Lions trade for DT Haloti Ngata

Lions replace Suh with 31 year old 9 year veteran Haloti Ngata from the Ravens. Lions traded their 4th and 5th round pick in this draft. Lions receive the Ravens 7th round pick.

Ngata has 1 year left on his contract for $8.5 million. He is not a long term fix but does give the Lions a physical presence next season.

Here is a tribute:

Ngata played in 133 games
445 tackles 25.5 sacks for the Ravens
Welcome to Detroit

Lions re-sign LB Josh Bynes. Bynes was picked up off the Ravens practice squad after the season ending injury to Stephen Tulloch. Two year deal $1.81 mil $250,000 signing bonus

Here is a tribute:

Josh played 13 games in Detroit
22 tackles 1 int

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lions DT Nick Fairley not returning to Detroit, signs with Rams

 Lions DT Nick Fairley will be in St. Louis next season. He signed a 1 year contract.. He has visited the Bengals.

With Suh gone to Miami and Nick gone to the Rams that Ebron draft looks really stupid.

Here is a tribute:

Nick played 46 games in Detroit
13.5 sacks 4 FF

Nick with Masta P
Good luck Nick

Suh takes his talents to South Beach

Suh takes a $116 million $60 guaranteed to play for the Dolphins. Lions offered $102 million and $58 guaranteed. Suh started 78 games making 36 sacks 239 tackles 2 FF 2FR 1 int 16 PBU.

Here is a tribute:

My son rocks a Suh jersey for Halloween

Mr. C sporting a Suh jersey

Suh kicks Schaub in the Jimmy on Thanksgiving

Mama Suh at Ford Field

Suh's sister at Ford Field

Mr. C at Ford Field

Mr. C and Suh

Suh made 4 pro bowls

The Suh stomp on Thanksgiving 2011

Suh last time out the locker room
Good Luck

Detroit Lions free agency as of April 3

Unrestricted Free Agents

will not be back

CJ Mosley

Rob Sims

Andre Fluellen

Rashean Mathis
Re-signed 2 years 

Isa Abdul Quddus
Re-signed 1 year

Corey Hillard
Signed with the Jets

Cassius Vaughn

Nick Fairley
Signed with Rams
Signed with Dolphins

Reggie Bush
Released Signed with 49ers
Ashlee Palmer

Josh Bynes
Re-signed 2 years

Garrett Reynolds
Signed with Rams

Jed Collins
Signed with Cowboys

Kellen Davis
Signed with Jets

Josh Thomas


K Matt Prater 3 year $9 mil

Kellen Moore 2 years

Dan Orlvosky 1 year
Darryl Tapp 1 year
Don Muhlbach 1 year


DE George Johnson
Restricted Tender
visited Tampa

WR Jeremy Ross