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Report: Giants ‘considering a run’ at Ndamukong Suh

The New York Giants are considering going after free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
Suh, the best defensive player on the open market this offseason, could become the highest-paid defender in the NFL. That could be an issue for the Giants, who currently have around $10.9 million in cap space—good for just 23rd in the league. Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the highest-paid defensive player as of now after signing a six-year, $100 million deal with $51.8 million guaranteed.
If the Giants were to top that for Suh, they would have to create more space underneath the salary cap. Even if they back-load the deal, that would leave about $5.9 million for Suh this season (assuming rookie contracts will use about $5 million). That’s simply not enough, especially given they have their own free agents to sign as well as adding outside free agents in hopes of improving on their 6-10 record from a year ago.

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Detroit Lions get overlooked in logo power rankings

It’s the symbol that represents a city and a franchise; it’s the mark that fans wear with pride, showing their allegiance to their favorite team. That’s what makes a logo important.
And while every NFL team’s signature is recognizable, not all of them are created equal. Some are classic and iconic. Others are modern and cool. But a few are downright putrid, bastions from the past that need a makeover or overly designed messes from the future.
With that as a backdrop, cover32 did their latest Power Rankings based on each NFL team’s logo. From the best to the worst, they stacked them up from 1-32.
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Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team’s logo from 1-32
Free Agency Preview: The top-10 linebackers on the open market
How did the Detroit Lions fare?
Not very well. They finished in the bottom half of the list, sitting in spot No. 24. Here’s what writer Buck Stanton had to say about the team’s logo:
“At one point, this was a nice, simple logo. Then, the team designed to give it a mak

The best free agent to hit the market and all I have to say is ‘Suh You!’

Hey all. It’s been a while, but life happens and since the season was over, ending in a dumpster fire of glory, I took a hiatus. That said with the news yesterday that Ndamukong Suh, formerly of the Detroit Lions did not have a Franchise Tag placed on him to prevent him from entering free agency, well let’s just say that people were looking at him like a powerball ticket and imagining what could be. I think the best observations about the possible expenditure revolve around the idea that the Miami Dolphins would have to overpay to get a player of Suh’s outsized talents, and they would, but so what? There is a huge amount of risk involved anytime you take on a contract of that size and most fans and media covering the team would like you to think that it’s better to spend big to keep your own draftees, but silly to spend it on other teams free agents. There is a certain amount of logic and truth to that, however when it comes to a player of Suh’s caliber logic and truth should not …

Do the Miami Dolphins have a realistic chance to sign Ndamukong Suh?

When it was announced on Monday afternoon that the Detroit Lions wouldn’t be placing the franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh, reports started running rampant from almost every fan base about the chances of their team landing the once in a generation free agent. The Miami Dolphins fan base was no exception and things got even crazier when a unconfirmed report on Twitter spread that Suh was seen in the Fort Lauderdale Airport with his agent. For those who don’t know, FLL is the same airport the Dolphins fly in and out of. I mentioned last night that the report was unconfirmed and a team employee who I spoke to said that “‘It could mean something or it could mean nothing – who knows.” The source wasn’t trying to be cryptic – he/she honestly didn’t know what to make of the report and whether or not the Dolphins would have any interest. However, the source went onto say that Mike Tannebaum can get very creative when doing contracts and it wouldn’t surprise him if the Dolphins made a serious r…

Rugby League Star Jarryd Hayne Changes Mind and Signs With San Francisco 49ers Over Lions

Many, many months ago Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne announced that he was leaving his rugby team and heading to the United States to pursue a career in the NFL. In recent weeks the chatter about who he would sign with picked up quite a bit. Up until the moment he signed with the 49ers Monday word was that he was going to sign with the Detroit Lions.It appears that he had a change of heart.via TwitterRead more »

Photo: Colts Punter uses Tropical Beach to Entice Ndamukong Suh

Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is doing what he can to recruit Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh over to his team.

.@NdamukongSuh Hey boss, I hope you have a fantastic Monday.. Just want to let you know what Indy looks like today pic.twitter.com/WrE4kHvRzM
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) March 2, 2015

Just so you know, Indianapolis does not host ocean views or tropical sand beaches, but we can get McAfee’s drift about the Colts offering Suh a sunny future with the team. It was announced on Monday that the Detroit Lions decided not to spend a steep $27 million to franchise tag their stud defensive tackle.
Forget beaches and drinks with umbrellas, because it is going to come down to which team wants to pay Suh the reported $100 million he will likely seek on a long-term deal. Right now, the Colts have the fifth-most cap room in the NFL with over $45 million.
While the Colts sit in a fairly high position to work out a possible deal with Suh, other teams with even more available in salary c

Report: Redskins interested in Ndamukong Suh

The Washington Redskins have already broken the bank once for a coveted free agent defensive tackle, and they appear to be ready to do it again. NBC Washington’s Dianna Marie Russini reports that the Skins are interested in Ndamukong Suh if the Lions do not re-sign the former No. 2 overall pick. Suh is undoubtedly…Read More

Detroit Lions: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

Where do you start when trying to define the worst draft pick in Detroit Lions history? Three quarterbacks have come and gone with Chuck Long, Andre Ware and Joey Harrington – all three expected to take the keys to the offense and drive it toward a championship.Maybe it was the Matt Millen era, which fans of football in general refer to as the worst in the modern era as a general manager of a sports franchise. Charles Rogers, Roy Williams and Mike Williams are living proof the former linebacker had no idea what he was doing.NFL.com took it a step further to show us all the ineptness of Millen when they listed the 2007 NFL Draft as one of the worst in team history. Drew Stanton, Ikaika Alama-Francis and Gerald Alexander were taken with the No. 43. No. 58 and No. 61. But since we have to pick one player to focus on, Ware has to be considered the biggest swing and miss.Ware joined the Lions for the 1990 season, teaming with the previous Heisman Trophy winner from 1988, Barry Sanders. W…

Raiders Among the Teams Expected to go After Ndamukong Suh

Barring an unexpected long-term agreement between the Detroit Lions and Ndamukong Suh in the next week, the All-Pro defensive tackle will hit the open market come March 10th.
In less-than-surprising news Dianna Marie Russini of NBC4 in D.C., is reporting that the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are expected to be “hot” after the heralded defensive lineman.
All three teams boast over $40 million in cap room heading into free agency. All three teams also have the need to add a high-value defensive player after struggling on that side of the ball last season.
The most intriguing potential fit has to be the Raiders, who are expected to be big-time players on the open market. Acquiring a presence like Suh would be huge for the team’s young front seven. His gap-filling and penetration ability should help youngster Khalil Mack create pressure on the outside. Having two Pro Bowl-caliber players in the front seven would do wonders for Jack Del Rio’s defense. It would also enable

Report: Buccaneers, Jaguars, & Raiders To Be Among Top Suitors For Ndamukong Suh

Dianna Marie Russini, citing multiple team sources, reports that the Buccaneers, Jaguars, and Raiders will be among the the top suitors for free agent DT Ndamukong Suh this offseason. On Monday, the Lions unsurprisingly elected to not use their franchise tag on Suh to prevent him from reaching the open market. The issue for Detroit was the fact that …
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Lions say they won’t franchise DT Ndamukong Suh prior to deadline

The Detroit Lions announced Monday morning that the team wouldn’t be using the franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh prior to the 4PM ET deadline according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com.

The #Lions will not place the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 2, 2015

With the restructure of his rookie deal, Suh was on track to make $26.9M with the tag. However the Lions going the non-franchise route with Suh doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t be in a Detroit uniform next season. The team still has until Tuesday March 10th to get the All-Pro defensive tackle signed to a long-term deal. Given the dialogue by the team the past few months I tend to think they’re closer to a contract extension with Suh than letting him walk. Unfortunately.
h/t: DetroitLions.com

Ndamukong Suh to hit free agency, no franchise tag

The Detroit Lions announced on Monday morning that they will not place the franchise tag on star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

RT @ttwentyman: The #Lions will not place the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh. pic.twitter.com/jBB4U4ecam
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 2, 2015

 
This isn’t too surprising considering that the tag would have seen Suh count nearly $27 million against the cap in 2015. Unlike other franchise tag candidates around the National Football League, Suh’s situation called for him to earn 120 percent of the $22.4 million he made last season.
Despite being considered one of the top defenders in the game, it just wasn’t realistic for the Lions to pay him that type of cash in 2015.
Now prepared to hit free agency as the top player on the market, Suh will draw a ton of interest. The Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts all have over $40 million in cap room right now. All five of those teams could use an intimidating fig

2015 Draft: Four things the Detroit Lions need

Credit: Mike Loyko
With the NFL draft coming up, the Detroit Lions are looking at all different types of position players to fill needs for their team. Despite the fact they just released Reggie Bush, the Lions don’t need to spend their first round pick on a running back. The Lions also have free agency to fill some of these needs but it all depends on what happens. Overall, I say the Lions need to look at running back, cornerback, a defensive lineman, or a wide receiver.
Why they need to take a Running Back
With Reggie Bush off the team now, picking a running back would help to see one develop behind established veteran Joique Bell. But, Theo Riddick is also something to consider for next year too because he had a good year for the Lions in 2014. I see the Lions waiting on this position and picking one in the second  or third rounds though because I think the duo of Theo Riddick and Joique Bell can be an efficient enough combination in 2015.
Why they need to take a Cornerback
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Detroit Lions Top 5 Draft Needs: Running Backs

The 2015 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and the Detroit Lions are going to have to make some tough decisions concerning the future of the team. Although the Lions don’t have a top 5 first round pick like they have in many years before, this is still an extremely important draft. After losing in the first round of the playoffs this past season, it will be crucial to add the talent necessary to propel them to the next level.
So, in the next five weeks I will be counting down the Detroit Lions’ top five draft needs, starting with number 5: Running Backs.
Why There is a Need
This past Wednesday, (Feb. 25) The Detroit Lions cut running back Reggie Bush. Long story short, this was a smart move. Bush only played in 11 games this past season because he couldn’t stay healthy.  Joique Bell has, by all means, replaced Bush as the starting running back this season, and performed extremely well considering all the offensive line issues. Theo Riddick also contributed a lot this season in Bush’s absence, and ha

WATCH: Reggie Bush says he won’t quit football

By Rachel Wold.
Just a day after the Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush, he was spotted out at Madeo in Beverly Hills where TMZ Sports reporters caught up with him and asked him a few questions.
Looking quite sharp and in a fair mood, Bush answered with a resounding “no” when asked if he was retiring from the game.

Bush, who is about to turn the big 30 next week, did not give much of his time to the reporter, but we did hear that “no” from him when asked about quitting the sport. The reporter went on to speculate that Bush might have an interest in the San Diego Chargers. Bush’s response to that was to swiftly shut car door in the reporter’s face, as happens on a consistent basis to the gossip site.
Regarding quitting, it was a legitmate question. If Bush still wants to play, he will likely draw some interest from the potential suitors who have the ability to add a veteran as a change of pace back.
If we look back at his two seasons in Miami and first season in Detroit, Bush ma