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Ndamukong Suh’s restructured contract saves Lions $7.68 million…

Ndamukong Suh’s restructured contract saves Lions $7.68 million in cap space in 2013

yahoo.com Updated Mar 14, 2013
On Wednesday, Mike O'Hara of the Detroit Lions' official website reported that defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had restructured his monster-sized contract to help the team free up some room under the salary cap. According to a source with knowledge of th…
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  • Seahawks finalize deal with ex-Lions DE Avril

    Seahawks finalize deal with ex-Lions DE Avril

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    The Seattle Seahawks have finalized their contract with free agent defensive end Cliff Avril, adding another needed pass rusher along their defensive line.
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  • Durable Lions T Backus retires after 12 seasons

    Durable Lions T Backus retires after 12 seasons

    Jeff Backus played 12 years for the Detroit Lions, missing only one game while enduring some of the franchise's most difficult days.
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  • How to squeeze contracts into a tight cap

    How to squeeze contracts into a tight cap

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    So how does a team purported to be tight against the salary cap sign four significant players to market-level contracts during the first two days of free agency? I don't have all the numbers yet to document how the Detroit Lions pulled it off, but I hav…
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  • Passing the time in free agency

    Passing the time in free agency

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    Some things need no explanation. A little diversion from you, courtesy Detroit Lions free agent linebacker Justin Durant: Rough outchea bruh twitpic.com/cbatys- Justin Durant (@JDurant52) March 14, 2013
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  • PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, Lions talk with Dave B…

    PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, Lions talk with Dave Birkett

    profootballtalk.com Mar 14, 2013
    There have been a lot of teams generating headlines through the first two days of free agency and we’ll be focusing on two of them during Thursday’s edition of PFT Live. Tom Curran of CSN New England will join Mike Florio to talk about the major chang
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  • Matt Cassel released. Vikings? Bears?

    Matt Cassel released. Vikings? Bears?

    ESPN.com Mar 14, 2013
    On the occasion of Matt Cassel's release by the Kansas City Chiefs, we should review the NFC North's pair of backup quarterback openings. Cassel figures in at least one, if not both, of those situations. First off, the Detroit Lions (Shaun Hill) and Gre…
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  • Another new number for Reggie Bush

    Another new number for Reggie Bush

    Reggie Bush is joining his third NFL team.  And he’ll have his third different number. Bush will wear No. 21 for the Lions, according to the team’s official Twitter account. When Bush was drafted by the Saints in 2006, he petitioned the league to cha
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  • Jason Jones deal a steal for Lions

    Jason Jones deal a steal for Lions

    profootballtalk.com Mar 14, 2013
    The Lions created plenty of excitement on Wednesday, adding running back Reggie Bush, safety Glover Quin, and defensive lineman Jason Jones. As Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press explains it, Jones is expected to start at defensive end.  Which makes…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Welker Officially A Bronco 02:10

    NFL32OT: Welker Officially A Bronco

    Mar 14
    Episode 289: Adam Schefter breaks down how the Bronco's acquired Wes Welker from the Patriots. The NFL32 crew discuss which was the best 'under-the-radar' signing.
  • Video - Could Reggie Bush lead Detroit Lions to playoffs? 05:08

    Could Reggie Bush lead Detroit Lions to playoffs?

    Mar 14
    "NFL AM" debates whether new Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush will make enough plays to help the team to the playoffs in 2013.

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