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Lions Gab 2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report: West Virginia QB Geno…

Lions Gab 2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report: West Virginia QB Geno Smith

lionsgab.com Updated Feb 14, 2013
Athleticism: +Excellent size and frame for an NFL quarterback — legit 6’3?. +Has enough bulk to hold up to some hits at the next level. +Added 15 pounds of muscle this off-season. +Strong enough to shrug off would be tacklers. +Decent speed, but certa
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  • Dominic Raiola Agrees To Restructure His Deal With The Lions

    Dominic Raiola Agrees To Restructure His Deal With The Lions

    Dominic Raiola has agreed to restructure the final year of his contract and should return to the Detroit Lions in 2013, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports citing a person familiar with the decision. The person did not wish to be identified, …
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  • Marcus Robertson is the new Lions defensive backs coach

    Marcus Robertson is the new Lions defensive backs coach

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    The Lions found themselves in need of a new defensive backs coach after Tim Walton took the defensive coordinator job in St. Louis earlier this week and it didn’t take them long to fill it. The team announced Thursday that Marcus Robertson would be prom
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  • A's closer Grant Balfour to undergo knee surgery

    A's closer Grant Balfour to undergo knee surgery

    CNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour was scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Thursday afternoon to repair a torn meniscus.
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  • George Wilson: I think I fit Lions’ needs

    George Wilson: I think I fit Lions’ needs

    profootballtalk.com Feb 14, 2013
    Free agency doesn’t start until March 12, but players released by their 2012 teams are free to start shopping for a new team right away. Safety George Wilson is one of those players and he was in Detroit Thursday to talk to the Lions. There are no repor
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  • Happy Valentine’s Day, Justin Verlander: Kate Upton says she’s …

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Justin Verlander: Kate Upton says she’s single

    yahoo.com Feb 14, 2013
    Just when it seemed like Detroit Tigers' ace Justin Verlander's life was so perfect, alleged girlfriend/confirmed hottie Kate Upton goes on TV and says "I'm single." To a Detroit TV station. On Valentine's Day, no less. That's what you get for…
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  • Leyland 'shocked' Valverde remains unsigned

    Leyland 'shocked' Valverde remains unsigned

    ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he is "shocked" and "broken-hearted" that former Detroit closer Jose Valverde still has not signed with another team.
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  • AL Central spring preview: Tigers still the team to beat

    AL Central spring preview: Tigers still the team to beat

    CNNSI.com Feb 14, 2013
    The White Sox, Royals, Indians and Twins enter spring training with their important questions, writes Cliff Corcoran, but the biggest one is: Can any of them catch the Tigers?
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  • Avril unlikely to give Lions hometown discount

    Avril unlikely to give Lions hometown discount

    ESPN.com Feb 14, 2013
    If Cliff Avril remains with the Detroit Lions for next season, it doesn't appear it will come at a hometown discount.
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  • Vince Carter Tops Larry Bird; Kevin Garnett Says This Will Be H…

    Vince Carter Tops Larry Bird; Kevin Garnett Says This Will Be His Last All-Star Game

    dimemag.com Feb 14, 2013
    It’s not often you hear Vince Carter‘s name mentioned with Larry Bird‘s. But before you start in with the “Wince” jokes, know that he’s been one of the most surprising players this season, playing like he’s 30 years old again. In Dallas’ 2
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  • Video - Leyland Shocked Valverde Remains Unsigned 04:10

    Leyland Shocked Valverde Remains Unsigned

    Feb 14
    Jayson Stark discusses Jim Leyland's comments that he is "shocked" and "brokenhearted" that former Tigers closer Jose Valverde remains unsigned.

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