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Detroit Lions Strategy and Personnel 2009-04-23


Detroit Lions Strategy and Personnel 2009-04-23
FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.


TRANSITION PLAYER: None.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS

--WR Keary Colbert joined the Lions late and didn't make an impact.

--RB Rudi Johnson did not regain his Pro Bowl form in Detroit. Unlikely to return.

--LB Paris Lenon was a smart, hard-working veteran but didn't make enough plays in the middle. Unlikely to return.

--C Andy McCollum filled in at center while Dominic Raiola was injured in 2008 and Lions ran the ball well. Still unlikely to return.

--WR Shaun McDonald didn't produce the same way after Mike Martz left.

--DT Langston Moore was a solid role player, but the Lions cut him once and have young defensive tackles.

--LB Ryan Nece was signed because of his experience in the Tampa Two, and the Lions are ditching the Tampa Two. Unlikely to return.

--CB Stanley Wilson never developed and spent 2008 on injured reserve. Unlikely to return.

UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered)

--DT Shemiah LeGrande (not tendered as ERFA).

RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.

PLAYERS RE-SIGNED

--RB Aveion Cason: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--T/G Damion Cook: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--T George Foster: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--PK Jason Hanson: Potential UFA; 4 yrs, terms unknown.

--OG Stephen Peterman: Potential UFA; $15M/5 yrs, $5.5M guaranteed.

PLAYERS ACQUIRED

--CB Phillip Buchanon: UFA Buccaneers; $8.5M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--DE Sean Conover (waivers Jets).

--WR Ronald Curry: FA Raiders; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--WR Will Franklin (waivers Chiefs).

--OG Dylan Gandy: FA; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--TE Will Heller: UFA Seahawks; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--CB Anthony Henry (trade Cowboys).

--DT Grady Jackson: UFA Falcons; $8M/3 yrs, guarantees unknown.

--WR Bryant Johnson: UFA 49ers; $9M/3 yrs, SB unknown.

--CB Eric King: UFA Titans; $4.25M/2 yrs, SB unknown.

--OT Daniel Loper: UFA Titans; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--RB Maurice Morris: UFA Seahawks; $7M/3 yrs, SB unknown.

--LB Julian Peterson Trade Seahawks).

--FB Terrelle Smith: UFA Cardinals; 1 yr, terms unknown.

--LB Cody Spencer: UFA Jets; 1 yr, terms unknown.

PLAYERS LOST

--CB Leigh Bodden (released).

--DT Shaun Cody: UFA Texans; 3 yrs, terms unknown.

--WR Mike Furrey (released).

--TE Dan Campbell (released).

--LB Anthony Cannon (released/failed physical).

--OL Jon Dunn (released/failed physical).

--QB Jon Kitna (traded Cowboys).

--OG Edwin Mulitalo (released).

--FB Moran Norris: UFA 49ers; $5M/3 yrs, $1.5M SB.

--QB Dan Orlovsky: UFA Texans; $9.15M/3 yrs, $2.4M SB.

--TE John Owens: UFA Seahawks; terms unknown.

--DT Cory Redding (traded Seahawks).

--DE Corey Smith: UFA (presumed deceased in boating accident).

--S Dwight Smith (released/failed physical).



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: April 24, 2009

George Foster Name: George Foster
#72
Position: OT
Age: 28
Experience: 6 years
College: Georgia
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