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Share TweetThe Jets have signed placekicker Derek Dimke to a three-year contract, agent Paul Sheehy told PFT on Thursday. Sheehy first reported news of the agreement on Twitter. Dimke, who turns 23 next week, kicked for the Lions last preseason. He previously had …Source: profootballtalk.com
NFC North kicking (!) updateUpdated Apr 11 Share TweetOf all things, we have enough material for an NFC North kicking news roundup as Thursday concludes. Let's, uh, push through: "Kickalicious:" We noted last month that the Detroit Lions worked out Norwegian place-kicker Havard Rugland, who rose …Source: ESPN.comShare TweetUpon successful completion of a family violence education program in Michigan, the charges against Spievey will be dropped, though he cannot violate any other federal or state laws or the program will be voided.Share TweetI thought Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench brought up an interesting suggestion during our video discussion Wednesday, one that went against conventional wisdom and will depend largely on the Detroit Lions' internal evaluation of what many consider the third-…Source: ESPN.comShare TweetSteve Blake offensive rebounds. Pau-to-Dwight lobs. Kobe Bryant M-V-P chants reverberating through the arena. With the way the Lakers’ 113-106 win in Portland ended, you would’ve thought all was right for L.A. They had finally held off the hot-shootinSource: dimemag.com
NFL draft preview: Lions still looking for a speedy flankerUpdated Apr 11 Share TweetIt's perhaps mildly annoying that even though the Lions have taken a wide receiver in each of the last four drafts, two in the second round and one in the third, they still find themselves a receiver or two, or three short.Source: detnews.com
Draft war room: LionsApr 11Can the Detroit Lions steal the best two players to come out of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine with their first two selections? "Path to the Draft" breaks down the Lions draft war room.
Rookie PrescriptionApr 11David Thorpe is assigning veterans for rookies to study.
Eric Wright of Tampa Bay Buccaneers took $6.25M pay cut -- sourceApr 11Eric Wright, one of the top acquisitions in the 2012 free-agent market, accepted a $6.25 million pay cut to stay with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source.