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Cut Day Open Thread

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Corey Fuller was among the first cuts announced (Photo courtesy Detroit Lions)

Jeff Risdon

The Lions will cut 22 players today to get to the 53-man limit before the 6 PM deadline. I will monitor the transactions wire and post the cuts as they come here, along with my reaction if one is merited.

Lions vs. Browns: How the Offensive Line Fared

Saturday, August 17th, 2013


Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

There was little to cheer about in the lifeless, listless loss to Cleveland, so the focus here is strictly on the offensive line. (more…)

Offensive Depth Chart

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Mikel Leshoure balances atop the RB depth chart…for now (photo courtesy Toledo Blade)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

Since the draft is over it is now proper time to assess the depth chart. This is a projection as to how the Lions will enter their first mini-camp. This entry focuses on the offense, and we’ll tackle the defense later.


On the Release of Peterman and VandenBosch

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Lions GM Martin Mayhew has made the tough choices needed to progress (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

A day after releasing malcontent wideout Titus Young, the Lions made two more moves with much broader significance on Tuesday. Two longtime starters, right guard Stephen Peterman and defensive end Kyle VandenBosch, were released by GM Martin Mayhew.

On the surface, these moves are all about saving money under the salary cap. The constraints forced on the Lions having to pay over $50M of the approximately $122M cap number to just three players (Stafford, Suh, Johnson) mean that pennies must be pinched. Young’s release did little to impact that bottom line, but the Tuesday moves are a significant step forward in cap reduction.

Lions Lock Up Some Futures Contracts

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Rodney Austin (#74) is the most promising player to sign

Jeff Risdon, DLD Editor

It was a Happy New Year’s Day for nine players, as the Lions signed them to futures contracts. What that means is that the player is tendered for the 2013 season after ending the 2012 season not on an active NFL roster. It’s most common with practice squad players or street free agents who fill a niche, and that pretty well sums up the players the Lions signed.

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