Monday, January 23, 2017

Detroit Lions Pro Bowlers on Special Teams including 2016 Matt Prater



K
Matt Prater 2016
Jason Hanson (2) 1997, 1999
Eddie Murray (2) 1980, 1989

P
Jim Arnold (2) 1987, 1988
Tom Skladany 1981

LS
Don Muhlbach 2012

Return
Eddie Drummond 2004
Desmond Howard 2000
Mel Gray (4) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994

All Time Detroit Lions in the Pro Bowl Defense


DL
Suh (4) 2010,12-14
Shaun Rogers (2) 04-05
Robert Porcher (3) 97,99,01
Luther Elliss (2) 99-00
Jerry Ball (3) 89-91
Doug English (4) 78,81-83
Bubba Baker (3) 78-80
Roger Brown (5) 62-66
Alex Karras (4) 60-65

LB
Stephen Boyd (2) 99-00
Chris Spielman (4) 89-91, 94
Pat Swilling 1993
Mike Cofer 1988
Mike Lucci 1971
Paul Naumoff 1970
Wayne Walker (3) 63-65
Joe Schmidt (10) 54-63
Fred Vanzo 1939

DB
Dre Bly (2) 03-04
Bennie Blades 1991
Lem Barney (7) 67-76
Dick Jauron 1974
Dick LeBeau (3) 64-66
Night Train Lane (3) 60-62
Yale Lary (9) 53-64
Jack Christiansen (5) 53-57
Jim David (6) 54-59
LaVern Torgeson 1954
Don Doll (3)50-52
Bill Stits 1954




All Time Detroit Lions in the Pro Bowl Offense


QB
Greg Landry 1971
Bobby Layne 1951-1953

RB
Barry Sanders 10 times 89-99
Billy Sims (3) 80-82
Steve Owens 1971
Mel Farr (2) 67,70
Nick Pietrosante (2) 60,61
Bob Hoernschmeyer (2) 51,52
Pat Harder 1952
Harry Hopp 1942
Cotton Price 1940

WR
Calvin Johnson (6) 2010-5
Roy Williams 2006
Herman Moore (4) 94-97
Pat Studstill (2) 65-66
Gail Cogdill (3)60-63
Bob Smith 1952
Lloyd Cardwell 1938

TE
David Sloan 1999
David Hill (2) 78-79
Charlie Sanders (7) 68-77
Jim Gibbons (3) 60-64
Cloyce Box (2) 50,52
Leon Hart 1951

OT
Lomas Brown (7) 90-96
Keith Dorney 1982
Rocky Freitas 1972
Charlie Ane (2) 56, 58
Thurman McGraw 1950
Jack Tripson 1941
Harvey Smith 1940
Ray George 1939
Jack Johnson 1939

OG
John Gordy (3) 63-65
Harvey Sewell (4) 57-59, 62
Les Bingaman (2) 51,53
Dick Stanfel (2) 53,55
Jim Martin 1961
Augie Lio (2) 41,42
Bill Radovich 1938

C
Kevin Glover (3) 95-97
Ed Flanagan (4) 68-70, 72

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Detroit Lions off season preview Offense


With the needs mostly on the defensive front seven, the offense will probably stand with what they have. Adding a tight end, wide receiver or tackle is possible.


Quarterbacks

Quality starters

Matthew Stafford PFF # 9 1 year left on contract. Possible extension this off season.

Development

Jake Rudock

Running Backs

Quality NFL Players
Ameer Abdullah 2 year left
Zach Zenner 2 year left PFF # 52
Theo Riddick 3 years left PFF # 11
Mike Burton 2 year left

Development

Dwayne Washington
Mike James

Bottom Line

When healthy this is a solid group

Wide Receivers

Quality NFL Players

Marvin Jones 4 years left PFF #45
Golden Tate 2 years left PFF # 56

Developmental Players

Jace Billingsley
TJ Jones
Jared Abbredaris

Bottom Line

Could use an outside receiver to help in the red zone and stretch the field.

Possible Free Agents

Russell Shepard Bucs, Kendall Wright Titans, Kenny Stills, Dolphins, Robert Woods Bills, Brice Butler Cowboys, Quinton Patton 49ers

Tight End

Quality NFL Player

Eric Ebron PFF # 49 1 year left

Developmental Players

Kennard Backman
Khari Lee
Cole Wick

Bottom Line

Could use two players here. A blocker is a must.

Possible Free Agents

Dion Sims Dolphins, Mychael Rivera Raiders

Tackles

Quality NFL Players

Taylor Decker PFf # 23

Developmental Players

Corey Robinson
Cornelius Lucas
Matt Rotheram

Bottom Line

Need a quality right tackle.

Possible Free Agent

Ricky Wagner Ravens

Interior Line

Quality NFL Players

Graham Glascow
Travis Swanson

Developmental Players

Laken Tomlinson
Joe Dahl
Brandon Thomas

Bottom Line
The Lions feel they have 4 players for these spots.






Friday, January 20, 2017

Detroit Lions off-season Preview Defense

The major need is the front 7. It ranked # 30 in the NFL by PFF.

Defensive Line:

Quality NFL Players:
DE Ziggy Ansah PFF Rank # 50. Struggled with injury but showed his ability late in the season. 2 year left on the Contract.

DE/DT Kerry Hyder PFF #42. Good rotational player. Can play outside and inside. a # 3 end.

DT A'Shawn Robinson PFF # 62. Improved dramatically during the season. Shows the ability to be a strong interior player.

Developmental players:
Anthony Zettel A #4 end at best. On the roster bubble.

Decisions:

DT Haloti Ngata PFF rank #70 has one year under contract. He is owed $5.5 million in salary. I would cut him.

Bottom Line:

Lions need to invest a lot of resources on the defensive line. Multiple draft picks and possible free agent signings.

Possible Free Agents:

DT Abry Jones Jags, Stacy McGee Raiders, Bennie logan Eagles, John Hankins Giants

DE Nick Perry Packers, Alex Okafor Cards,

Linebackers

Quality Players:
None

Developmental players:
Antwoine Williams Possible strongside starter.
Thurston Armbrister
Steve Longa

Decisions:

Tahir Whitehead struggled at MLB. PFF rank # 86 out of  87. Maybe could play at strongside. Terrible at run fits.

DeAndre Levy PFF rank # 37. Great unknown. If he is healthy a fringe starter or rotational player. Significant salary cap implications if he is cut.

Bottom Line:
Lions need two quality starters at linebacker. They need athletes who run down mobile QB.

Possible Free Agents

Donta Hightower Pats


Cornerbacks:

Quality NFL Players:
Darius Slay PFF Rank # 18
Nevin Lawson PFF # 40 Solid CB. Better off as a # 3
Quandre Diggs PFf #98 Solid Slot CB. Really missed when injured.

Developmental players:
Alex Carter Year # 3
Adarius Barnes Can he play in the slot?

Bottom Line:
Another quality player would be a bonus. With the problems in the front 7 the Lions will probably have to do with this group.

Possible Free Agents

AJ Bouye Texans, Logan Ryan Pats, Trumaine Johnson Rams, Marcus Williams Jets, Stephon Gilmore BIlls


Safety:

Quality NFL Players
Glover Quin PFF # 23 1 year left on contract.
Tavon Wilson PFF # 21 1 year left on contract
Miles Killebrew solid three down player. Has another to learn safety.

Bottom Line:
Another group the probably will stand pat in 2017. Too much need in the front 7.

Possible Free Agents

John Cyprien Jags, Bradley McDougal Bucs, Steven Terrell Seahawks, Daimon Stafford Titans





Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 Detroit Lions Roster updated 6/15


Quarterbacks (3)
Matthew Stafford (1 year left)
Jake Rudock (3)

Brad Kaaya (4)

Running Backs (8)
Ameer Abdullah (2)
Theo Riddick (3)

Mike James (1)
Zach Zenner (1)
Dwayne Washington (3)

Matt Asiata (1)


Tion Green (3)

Wide Receivers (11)
Golden Tate (2)
Marvin Jones (4)

Jared Abbredaris (1)
TJ Jones (1)
Jace Billingsley (2)

Ryan Spadola (1)


KeShawn Martin (1)

Kenny Golladay
Noel Thomas (3)
Dontez Ford (3)

Michael Rector (3)

Offensive Line (15)

Rick Wagner (5)


Taylor Decker (3)
Corey Robinson (2)
Graham Glascow (3)
TJ Lang (3)
Joe Dahl (3)
Laken Tomlinson (2)
Travis Swanson (1)
Matt Rotheram (1)


Brandon Thomas (1)

Greg Robinson (1)


Cyrus Kouandjio (1)

Storm Norton (3)
Leo Koloamatangi (3)


Tony Hills (1)

Tight End (7)
Eric Ebron (1)


Khari Lee (1)


Daniel Fells (1)

Cole Wick (2)


Michael Roberts (4)
Brandon Barnes (3)

Robert Tonyan (3)

Defensive Line (13)
Ziggy Ansah (1)
Anthony Zettel (3)
Kerry Hyder (1)
Haloti Ngata (1)
AShawn Robinson (3)
Akeem Spence (3)

Cornelius Washington (2)


Jeremiah Ledbetter (4)
Pat O'Connor (4)

Alex Barrett (3)
Jeremiah Valoaga (3)
Ego Ferguson (1)

Bruce Gaston (1)

Linebackers (8)



Paul Worrilow (1)
Tahir Whitehead (1)
Antwonie Williams (3)


Thurston Armbrister (1)


Steve Longa (2)



Nick Bellore (1)


Jarrad Davis (4)


Jalen Reeves-Maybin (4)

Cornerbacks (11)
Darius Slay (4)
Nevin Lawson (1)
Quandre Diggs (2)
Johnson Bademosi (1)


Adarius Barnes (2)
Alex Carter (1)


D.J. Hayden (1)
Teez Tabor (4)


Jamal Agnew (4)
Josh Thornton (3)
Des Lawrence (3)

Safety (6)
Don Carey (1)
Glover Quin (1)
Miles Killebrew (3)
Tavon Wilson (1)


Charles Washington (2)
Roland Milligan (1)

Specialists (4)
Matt Prater (1)
Sam Martin (3)
Don Muhlbach (1)
Kasey Redfern (1)







Detroit Lions sign 11 to future contracts updated 6/5


Detroit Lions sign the following the players for 2017


WR Jared Abbredaris
TE Kennard Backman (Waived)
LB Brandon Chubb (Waived/Injured)


RB Mike James

TE Khari Lee


LB Steve Longa

OT Matt Rotheram


OG Brandon Thomas
WR Andrew Zurzilli (waived)
CB Charles Washington
S Roland Milligan


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Detroit Lions Free Agents updated 4/13


Unrestricted

Priority

Armonty Bryant  5t 3 sacks 3 QBH 3 TFL 1 FF Re-signed

If the Price is right


Larry Warford (PFF #22 15 games 3 sacks given 2 penalties)
Signed with Saints

Veteran Minimum


Josh Bynes (PFF # 57 38t 4 TFL 4 PBU 3 stuffs)


Andre Roberts (14/188/1 rec 20/246/2 PR 33/747/0 KOR) Signed with Titans


Anquan Boldin (#71 PFF #38 FO 67/584/8 rec 5 pen 4 drops)


Rafael Bush (PFF # 67 53 t 1 sack 2 int 3 PBU 2 TFL) Signed with Saints
Jon Bostic

Let walk


Crezdon Butler 2 t


Riley Reiff (PFF # 48 14 games 4 sacks given 5 penalties)
Signed with the Vikings


Matthew Mulligan 1/8 rec


Clay Harbor 3/19 rec


Devin Taylor (PFF #108) 28 t 4.5 sacks 10 QBH 4 tfl 1 FF 1 stuff


Don Muhlbach (re-signed 3/2/2017)


Tyrunn Walker (PFF # 78) 26t 2 QBH 4 TFL 1 FR 4 stuffs Signed with rams


Dan Orlvosky

Garrett Reynolds


Joique Bell


Tim Wright


Asa Jackson


Stefan Charles Signed with Jags


Restricted


Cornelius Lucas Tendered 1 year re-signed


Khyri Thornton (PFF # 120) 18t 1 sack 2 QBH 2 TFl 1 FF 2 stuffs resigned 2 years