• New Lion Idonije will have extra motivation when playing the Bears

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jul 2, 2013
    After playing the last nine seasons for the Bears, defensive end Israel Idonije has signed with the Lions, and he says he’ll have some extra motivation when playing against his old team twice this season. This season, the great thing would be for Idonije to take Cutler down. Idonije, who initially entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Browns in 2003, says he feels similar motivation facing Cleveland, even though he lasted only a few months there. Idonije signed a one-year deal with the Lions worth $840,000 last month and thinks Detroit is the best place to accomplish his goals. The defense, the style of defense, is the same, attacking style of defense , and then when you start to look at the talent pool that they have defensively and the guys that I'll be lining up with, it really was a perfect fit."

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