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tolnaballa
04-27-2008, 06:24 PM
After the draft, I am looking forward to training camp and how the summer will play out.

WR Roy Williams
RT Gosder Cherilus
RG Stephen Peterman
C Dominic Raiola
LG Edwin Mulitalo
LT Jeff Backus
TE Dan Campbell
WR Calvin Johnson
FB Jerome Felton
RB Kevin Smith/Tatum Bell
QB John Kitna

RE Dewayne White
RDT Chuck Darby
LDT Cory Redding
LE Jared DeVries/ Ikaika Alama-Francis/ Cliff Avril
SLB Paris Lenon
MLB Jordan Dizon
WLB Ernie Sims
CB Leigh Bodden
SS Dwight Smith
FS Daniel Bullocks/Gerald Alexander
CB Brian Kelly/ Stanley Wilson

PR & KR Kenneth Moore

I like our offensive line for the first time in awhile. Our WR core is pretty good, if Calvin and Roy can stay healthy.

I like the battles at FS, DE, and CB.

I don't know much about Ikaika Alama-Francis at DE, but he was an early pick in 2007. Any information on his development and role next year?? I'd like to hope that him and Avril can replace DeVries at DE.

Scotty D
04-28-2008, 12:39 AM
If I'm missing anyone please help me out.

QB - Jon Kitna, Dan Orlovsky, Drew Stanton
RB - Tatum Bell, Brian Calhoun, Kevin Smith, Aveion Cason
FB - Jon Bradley, Jerome Felton
TE - Dan Campbell, Michael Gaines, Casey Fitzsimmons, Sean McHugh, Jon Owens

WR - Roy Williams
WR - Calvin Johnson
WR - Mike Furrey, Shaun McDonald, Kenny Moore, Reggie Ball, Brandon Middleton, John Standeford, Ron Bellemy
LT - Jeff Backus, Derek Morris, Jon Dunn
LG - Edwin Mulitalo, Manuel Ramirez, Corey Hulsey
C - Dominic Raiola
RG - Stephen Peterman, Frank Davis, Ben Noll
RT - Gosder Cherilous, George Foster, Jon Scott

DE - Jared DeVries, Ikaika Alma-Francis, Cliff Avril
DT - Chuck Darby - Shaun Cody - Andre Fluellen
DT - Cory Redding - Langston Moore, Landon Cohen
DE - Dewayne White, Corey Smith, Claude Harriott, Victor Degrate
SLB - Paris Lenon, Alfred Fincher, Alex Lewis
MLB - Jordan Dizon, Buster Davis, Gilbert Gardner
WLB - Ernie Sims, Anthony Cannon
CB - Leigh Bodden, Dovonte Edwards, Ramzee Robinson, Pacino Horne
FS - Daniel Bullocks, Gerald Alexander
SS - Dwight Smith, Kalvin Pearson, Caleb Campbell, Greg Blue
CB - Brian Kelly, Stanley Wilson, Keith Smith, Israel Route, Lamarcus Hicks
Nickle - Travis Fisher

LS - Don Muhlback
K - Jason Hanson, Paul Ernster
P - Nic Harris

77 players

Ok without undrafted free agents which I haven't heard of us signing anybody. I think this is every player under contract with us. Now I'm going make cuts to get this roster down to 53.


Cuts - Aveion Cason, Sean McHugh, Jon Owens,Reggie Ball, Brandon Middleton, John Standeford, Ron Bellemy, Derek Morris, Jon Dunn, , Corey Hulsey, Ben Noll,, Claude Harriott, Victor Degrate, , Paul Ernster, , Pacino Horne, Israel Route,, Lamarcus Hicks, , Ramzee Robinson, Landon Cohen, Langston Moore, Alfred Fincher, George Foster, , , Alex Lewis, , Greg Blue, Jon Bradley,

Final Roster- 53 Players
QB - Jon Kitna, Dan Orlovsky, Drew Stanton
RB - Tatum Bell, Brian Calhoun, Kevin Smith
FB - Jerome Felton
TE - Dan Campbell, Michael Gaines, Casey Fitzsimmons,
WR - Roy Williams
WR - Calvin Johnson
WR - Mike Furrey, Shaun McDonald, Kenny Moore
LT - Jeff Backus
LG - Edwin Mulitalo, Manuel Ramirez
C - Dominic Raiola
RG - Stephen Peterman, Frank Davis
RT - Gosder Cherilous, Jon Scott


DE - Jared DeVries, Ikaika Alma-Francis, Cliff Avril
DT - Chuck Darby - Shaun Cody,
DT - Cory Redding - Andre Fluellen,
DE - Dewayne White, Corey Smith,
SLB - Paris Lenon, Caleb Campbell,
MLB - Jordan Dizon, Buster Davis, Gilbert Gardner
WLB - Ernie Sims, Anthony Cannon
CB - Leigh Bodden, Dovonte Edwards
FS - Daniel Bullocks, Gerald Alexander
SS - Dwight Smith, Kalvin Pearson
CB - Brian Kelly, Stanley Wilson, Keith Smith
Nickle - Travis Fisher
LS - Don Muhlback
K - Jason Hanson
P - Nic Harris

WMD
04-28-2008, 12:47 AM
Cut Shaun Cody and Brian Calhoun! Cut them real good, too.

Addict
04-28-2008, 01:57 AM
I'm actually hoping Millen and Marinelli do the sensible thing and pick up a few more guys out of the UDFA pool... I'd like Henderson, Lehman (J, not Teddy), Wesley Woodyard and John Dunbar all to at least have a shot. They could and should be better than what we have starting (Lennon) or as backups.

Also, even with his problems, maybe Tommy Blake is worth a look.

WMD
04-28-2008, 02:27 AM
The Vikings signed Erin Henderson and J Leman.. but I don't think Woodyard or Dunbar have been signed by anyone.

MightyJD
04-28-2008, 07:43 AM
I would like to see them pickup Jamar Adams out of Michigan

Addict
04-28-2008, 07:44 AM
The Vikings signed Erin Henderson and J Leman.. but I don't think Woodyard or Dunbar have been signed by anyone.

... damn Vikings are doing everything right this offseason.

WMD
04-28-2008, 07:46 AM
I would like to see them pickup Jamar Adams out of Michigan

He signed on with Seattle.

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080422/SPORTS06/804220380/1054

Feel sorry for him.. expected to be drafted in the 2nd/3rd and went undrafted.

detroit4life
04-28-2008, 10:50 AM
has michigan ever produced a good safety in the NFL? same thing happened to shazor which happened to adams

Prowler
04-28-2008, 12:55 PM
i don't see pearson staying on the roster now

SINCE1978
04-28-2008, 01:05 PM
If I'm missing anyone please help me out.

QB - Jon Kitna, Dan Orlovsky, Drew Stanton
RB - Tatum Bell, Brian Calhoun, Kevin Smith, Aveion Cason
FB - Jon Bradley, Jerome Felton
TE - Dan Campbell, Michael Gaines, Casey Fitzsimmons, Sean McHugh, Jon Owens

WR - Roy Williams
WR - Calvin Johnson
WR - Mike Furrey, Shaun McDonald, Kenny Moore, Reggie Ball, Brandon Middleton, John Standeford, Ron Bellemy
LT - Jeff Backus, Derek Morris, Jon Dunn
LG - Edwin Mulitalo, Manuel Ramirez, Corey Hulsey
C - Dominic Raiola
RG - Stephen Peterman, Frank Davis, Ben Noll
RT - Gosder Cherilous, George Foster, Jon Scott

DE - Jared DeVries, Ikaika Alma-Francis, Cliff Avril
DT - Chuck Darby - Shaun Cody - Andre Fluellen
DT - Cory Redding - Langston Moore, Landon Cohen
DE - Dewayne White, Corey Smith, Claude Harriott, Victor Degrate
SLB - Paris Lenon, Alfred Fincher, Alex Lewis
MLB - Jordan Dizon, Buster Davis, Gilbert Gardner
WLB - Ernie Sims, Anthony Cannon
CB - Leigh Bodden, Dovonte Edwards, Ramzee Robinson, Pacino Horne
FS - Daniel Bullocks, Gerald Alexander
SS - Dwight Smith, Kalvin Pearson, Caleb Campbell, Greg Blue
CB - Brian Kelly, Stanley Wilson, Keith Smith, Israel Route, Lamarcus Hicks
Nickle - Travis Fisher

LS - Don Muhlback
K - Jason Hanson, Paul Ernster
P - Nic Harris

77 players

Ok without undrafted free agents which I haven't heard of us signing anybody. I think this is every player under contract with us. Now I'm going make cuts to get this roster down to 53.


Cuts - Aveion Cason, Sean McHugh, Jon Owens,Reggie Ball, Brandon Middleton, John Standeford, Ron Bellemy, Derek Morris, Jon Dunn, , Corey Hulsey, Ben Noll,, Claude Harriott, Victor Degrate, , Paul Ernster, , Pacino Horne, Israel Route,, Lamarcus Hicks, , Ramzee Robinson, Landon Cohen, Langston Moore, Alfred Fincher, George Foster, , , Alex Lewis, , Greg Blue, Jon Bradley,

Final Roster- 53 Players
QB - Jon Kitna, Dan Orlovsky, Drew Stanton
RB - Tatum Bell, Brian Calhoun, Kevin Smith
FB - Jerome Felton
TE - Dan Campbell, Michael Gaines, Casey Fitzsimmons,
WR - Roy Williams
WR - Calvin Johnson
WR - Mike Furrey, Shaun McDonald, Kenny Moore
LT - Jeff Backus
LG - Edwin Mulitalo, Manuel Ramirez
C - Dominic Raiola
RG - Stephen Peterman, Frank Davis
RT - Gosder Cherilous, Jon Scott


DE - Jared DeVries, Ikaika Alma-Francis, Cliff Avril
DT - Chuck Darby - Shaun Cody,
DT - Cory Redding - Andre Fluellen,
DE - Dewayne White, Corey Smith,
SLB - Paris Lenon, Caleb Campbell,
MLB - Jordan Dizon, Buster Davis, Gilbert Gardner
WLB - Ernie Sims, Anthony Cannon
CB - Leigh Bodden, Dovonte Edwards
FS - Daniel Bullocks, Gerald Alexander
SS - Dwight Smith, Kalvin Pearson
CB - Brian Kelly, Stanley Wilson, Keith Smith
Nickle - Travis Fisher
LS - Don Muhlback
K - Jason Hanson
P - Nic Harris

WOW nice work Scotty D, I agree with EVERY pick ... but it's only April. Injuries or pregnant lady stranglings can change this roster =)

Don't look now but 8 of the 9 guys from our draft this year make the club and contribute.

Prediction --> 8-8

09 we make a push for a LT (finally) & CB and things get interesting. (assuming Stanton/Smith/Dizon pan out)

detroit4life
04-28-2008, 02:53 PM
correction in 09 i see us agoing looking at MLB and keeping Dizon outside along with looking for a good DE who can play everydown. Dizon i cant see playing MLB in this offense and if we have a shot at Maluaga (Sp?) of Laurinitis i think we'll take them. Same thing for DE, unless IAF plays well and avril shows he can not only get to the QB but do decent against the run a top DE could be in our future. After that a CB also would be a good possibility. I doubt they look at LT since they could have done that this year and passed on albert which tells me they are convinced Backus can do the job.

Scotty D
04-28-2008, 03:33 PM
WOW nice work Scotty D, I agree with EVERY pick ... but it's only April. Injuries or pregnant lady stranglings can change this roster =)

Don't look now but 8 of the 9 guys from our draft this year make the club and contribute.

Prediction --> 8-8

09 we make a push for a LT (finally) & CB and things get interesting. (assuming Stanton/Smith/Dizon pan out)

I could see a LT or QB next year. Maybe a nice big DT. I'm not sure if we can get away from Pearson without it being a waste in salary. I'm not sure how much is guarenteed. I know it was a 3 year, 3.5million.

Prowler
04-28-2008, 03:35 PM
true, wonder if roger goodell can sneak a "good team character" conduct policy into the league by negating salary cap penalties to people charged with multiple felonies?

Iamcanadian
04-28-2008, 03:54 PM
Jerome Felton is a RB, he is a p-ss poor blocker and there is no way he's our starting FB. He'll compete with Smith at RB. You are very likely to see a 3 man rotation at RB. Some combination of Bell, Smith and Cason.
I believe Francis will battle Darby for the starting DT spot, he's not a Cover 2 DE unless he's kept his weight below 270lbs. He was projected to increase his weight to be a 300lbser. Even then I question if a guy who runs a 4.9 40 can get the job done as a Cover 2 DE.
Fluellan plays the same tackle position as Redding, he's a 1 gap penatrating DT. He cannot fill Roger's role.
My guess is Lennon will stay in the middle and start and Lewis will start on the outside. Dizon will back up both.
CB -Not sure if Kelly will start full time or just backup our 2 starting CB's. It's quite possible Wilson and Fisher start. Bolden has never played in a zone defense and Kelly is far more likely to be the nickle CB. We'll just have to wait and see at CB. Alexander could also be in the mix at CB as well as Safety. He can play both.
After the draft I have lowered my prediction to 4 wins tops with 2 wins certainly possible.

asmitty45
04-28-2008, 08:02 PM
Didn't Mcdonald leave? I thought he signed with SF? correct me if im wrong

asmitty45
04-28-2008, 08:04 PM
If I'm missing anyone please help me out.

QB - Jon Kitna, Dan Orlovsky, Drew Stanton
RB - Tatum Bell, Brian Calhoun, Kevin Smith, Aveion Cason
FB - Jon Bradley, Jerome Felton
TE - Dan Campbell, Michael Gaines, Casey Fitzsimmons, Sean McHugh, Jon Owens

WR - Roy Williams
WR - Calvin Johnson
WR - Mike Furrey, Shaun McDonald, Kenny Moore, Reggie Ball, Brandon Middleton, John Standeford, Ron Bellemy
LT - Jeff Backus, Derek Morris, Jon Dunn
LG - Edwin Mulitalo, Manuel Ramirez, Corey Hulsey
C - Dominic Raiola
RG - Stephen Peterman, Frank Davis, Ben Noll
RT - Gosder Cherilous, George Foster, Jon Scott

DE - Jared DeVries, Ikaika Alma-Francis, Cliff Avril
DT - Chuck Darby - Shaun Cody - Andre Fluellen
DT - Cory Redding - Langston Moore, Landon Cohen
DE - Dewayne White, Corey Smith, Claude Harriott, Victor Degrate
SLB - Paris Lenon, Alfred Fincher, Alex Lewis
MLB - Jordan Dizon, Buster Davis, Gilbert Gardner
WLB - Ernie Sims, Anthony Cannon
CB - Leigh Bodden, Dovonte Edwards, Ramzee Robinson, Pacino Horne
FS - Daniel Bullocks, Gerald Alexander
SS - Dwight Smith, Kalvin Pearson, Caleb Campbell, Greg Blue
CB - Brian Kelly, Stanley Wilson, Keith Smith, Israel Route, Lamarcus Hicks
Nickle - Travis Fisher

LS - Don Muhlback
K - Jason Hanson, Paul Ernster
P - Nic Harris

77 players

Ok without undrafted free agents which I haven't heard of us signing anybody. I think this is every player under contract with us. Now I'm going make cuts to get this roster down to 53.


Cuts - Aveion Cason, Sean McHugh, Jon Owens,Reggie Ball, Brandon Middleton, John Standeford, Ron Bellemy, Derek Morris, Jon Dunn, , Corey Hulsey, Ben Noll,, Claude Harriott, Victor Degrate, , Paul Ernster, , Pacino Horne, Israel Route,, Lamarcus Hicks, , Ramzee Robinson, Landon Cohen, Langston Moore, Alfred Fincher, George Foster, , , Alex Lewis, , Greg Blue, Jon Bradley,

Final Roster- 53 Players
QB - Jon Kitna, Dan Orlovsky, Drew Stanton
RB - Tatum Bell, Brian Calhoun, Kevin Smith
FB - Jerome Felton
TE - Dan Campbell, Michael Gaines, Casey Fitzsimmons,
WR - Roy Williams
WR - Calvin Johnson
WR - Mike Furrey, Shaun McDonald, Kenny Moore
LT - Jeff Backus
LG - Edwin Mulitalo, Manuel Ramirez
C - Dominic Raiola
RG - Stephen Peterman, Frank Davis
RT - Gosder Cherilous, Jon Scott


DE - Jared DeVries, Ikaika Alma-Francis, Cliff Avril
DT - Chuck Darby - Shaun Cody,
DT - Cory Redding - Andre Fluellen,
DE - Dewayne White, Corey Smith,
SLB - Paris Lenon, Caleb Campbell,
MLB - Jordan Dizon, Buster Davis, Gilbert Gardner
WLB - Ernie Sims, Anthony Cannon
CB - Leigh Bodden, Dovonte Edwards
FS - Daniel Bullocks, Gerald Alexander
SS - Dwight Smith, Kalvin Pearson
CB - Brian Kelly, Stanley Wilson, Keith Smith
Nickle - Travis Fisher
LS - Don Muhlback
K - Jason Hanson
P - Nic Harris

As far as the cuts go, I'd like to hang on to greg blue, he played pretty well in his limited time last year and i think he can really contribute

Scotty D
04-28-2008, 08:07 PM
Didn't Mcdonald leave? I thought he signed with SF? correct me if im wrong

McDonald was rumored to be traded to San Fran, but he is a still a Lion. He is in a contract year though. And yeah I loved how Greg Blue played, but we have a lot of safeties. It was tough there.

asmitty45
04-28-2008, 10:59 PM
McDonald was rumored to be traded to San Fran, but he is a still a Lion. He is in a contract year though. And yeah I loved how Greg Blue played, but we have a lot of safeties. It was tough there.

Oh, ok i thought he was gone for some reason.

Iamcanadian
04-29-2008, 07:40 AM
QB - Jon Kitna, Drew Stanton, Dan Orlovsky - Stanton had better be #2
RB - Tatum Bell, Kevin Smith, Avion Cason, Jerome Felton, Brian Calhoun, - 3 way sharing of the position among Smith, Bell and Avion
FB - John Bradley, Jerome Felton - Felton cannot block so he'll never be a starting FB
TE - Dan Campbell, Michael Gaines, Casey Fitzsimmons, Shaun McHugh
WR - Roy Williams
WR - Calvin Johnson
WR - Shaun McDonald, Mike Furrey,
LT - Jeff Backus
LG - Edwin Mulitalo, Manuel Ramirez
C - Dominic Raiola
RG - Stephen Peterman, George Foster, Frank Davis
RT - Gosder Cherilous, George Foster, Jon Scott


DE - Jared DeVries, Cliff Avril - hopefully they can rotate or the position will be a major weakness, might be anyways
DT - Chuck Darby - Ikaika Alma-Francis, Shaun Cody, - it will be a rotation
DT - Cory Redding - Andre Fluellen,
DE - Dewayne White, Corey Smith,
SLB - Alex Lewis, Jordan Dizon, Alfred Fletcher
MLB - Paris Lenon, Jordan Dizon, Buster Davis, Gilbert Gardner
WLB - Ernie Sims, Anthony Cannon
CB - Leigh Bodden, Travis Fisher, Brian Kelly, Dovonte Edwards
FS - Daniel Bullocks, Gerald Alexander
SS - Dwight Smith, Greg Blue, Caleb Campbell, Kalvin Pearson
CB - Gerald Alexander, Brian Kelly, Stanley Wilson, Keith Smith
Nickle - Brian Kelly - experience will get him this job but he's far too old to start
LS - Don Muhlback
K - Jason Hanson
P - Nic Harris

woodnick
04-29-2008, 11:33 AM
Hey everybody, here's a list of our underafted free agents:

Allen Ervin RB Lambuth College
Mark Nicolet QB Hillsdale College
Tyronne Pruitt LB Boston College
Bobbie Williams FS Bethune Cookman

The Williams kid is supposed to be pretty decent and he should have a chance at making our roster, IMO even over Campbell, especially after the Pearson stuff and should be release.

Also, it was touched on earlier but Minny really kicked some ace on their undrafted free agent signing, here's there list:

Husain Abdullah S Washington State
Martail Burnett DE Utah
Leger Douzable DT Central Florida
Marcus Griffin S Texas
Steven Hauschka K NC State
Erin Henderson LB Maryland
Nate Jones WR Texas
Travis Key CB Michigan State
Jermy Leman LB Illinois
Tim Mattran C Stanford
Drew Radovich T USC
Darius Reynaud WR West Virginia
Mike Sherels LB Minnesota
Pedro Sosa OG Rutgers
Brandon Sumrall CB Southern Mississippi
Marcus Walker CB Oklahoma
Kyle Wright QB Miami
Albert Young RB Iowa

the guys that stick out to me are Sosa, Radovich, Reynaud, Leman, Henderson, Griffin. Right there are 6 guys that could have been drafted in the 5th and no one would have blinked. Man I'm sounding like a Minny fan, and I hate that, but they, IMO, HAD the best draft week of any team by far!

asmitty45
04-29-2008, 05:19 PM
Hey everybody, here's a list of our underafted free agents:

Allen Ervin RB Lambuth College
Mark Nicolet QB Hillsdale College
Tyronne Pruitt LB Boston College
Bobbie Williams FS Bethune Cookman

The Williams kid is supposed to be pretty decent and he should have a chance at making our roster, IMO even over Campbell, especially after the Pearson stuff and should be release.

Also, it was touched on earlier but Minny really kicked some ace on their undrafted free agent signing, here's there list:

Husain Abdullah S Washington State
Martail Burnett DE Utah
Leger Douzable DT Central Florida
Marcus Griffin S Texas
Steven Hauschka K NC State
Erin Henderson LB Maryland
Nate Jones WR Texas
Travis Key CB Michigan State
Jermy Leman LB Illinois
Tim Mattran C Stanford
Drew Radovich T USC
Darius Reynaud WR West Virginia
Mike Sherels LB Minnesota
Pedro Sosa OG Rutgers
Brandon Sumrall CB Southern Mississippi
Marcus Walker CB Oklahoma
Kyle Wright QB Miami
Albert Young RB Iowa

the guys that stick out to me are Sosa, Radovich, Reynaud, Leman, Henderson, Griffin. Right there are 6 guys that could have been drafted in the 5th and no one would have blinked. Man I'm sounding like a Minny fan, and I hate that, but they, IMO, HAD the best draft week of any team by far!

Nice to see someone pick up T-Key form MSU, he's gonna be a solid special teams guy

ESimsfan87
04-29-2008, 10:00 PM
LOL... the Vikings signed a guy by the name of Leger Douzable from Central Florida .

I tried saying that name five times fast and it came out like legend (product from cleaning a women's area) able.

HAHA I AM LEGEND D***** ABLE!!!
Amazing...

Iamcanadian
04-30-2008, 04:01 PM
Hey everybody, here's a list of our underafted free agents:

Allen Ervin RB Lambuth College
Mark Nicolet QB Hillsdale College
Tyronne Pruitt LB Boston College
Bobbie Williams FS Bethune Cookman

The Williams kid is supposed to be pretty decent and he should have a chance at making our roster, IMO even over Campbell, especially after the Pearson stuff and should be release.

Also, it was touched on earlier but Minny really kicked some ace on their undrafted free agent signing, here's there list:

Husain Abdullah S Washington State
Martail Burnett DE Utah
Leger Douzable DT Central Florida
Marcus Griffin S Texas
Steven Hauschka K NC State
Erin Henderson LB Maryland
Nate Jones WR Texas
Travis Key CB Michigan State
Jermy Leman LB Illinois
Tim Mattran C Stanford
Drew Radovich T USC
Darius Reynaud WR West Virginia
Mike Sherels LB Minnesota
Pedro Sosa OG Rutgers
Brandon Sumrall CB Southern Mississippi
Marcus Walker CB Oklahoma
Kyle Wright QB Miami
Albert Young RB Iowa

the guys that stick out to me are Sosa, Radovich, Reynaud, Leman, Henderson, Griffin. Right there are 6 guys that could have been drafted in the 5th and no one would have blinked. Man I'm sounding like a Minny fan, and I hate that, but they, IMO, HAD the best draft week of any team by far!

Actually most UDFA who impact in the NFL aren't passed over name players but come from smaller schools where they didn't get scouted a whole lot and there were questions about their level of play. Minny got a lot of name guys who were seriously scouted and found wanting as pro prospects. I doubt any of the bigger names make it.

Xiomera
05-04-2008, 09:41 PM
If I'm missing anyone please help me out.

QB - Jon Kitna, Dan Orlovsky, Drew Stanton
RB - Tatum Bell, Brian Calhoun, Kevin Smith, Aveion Cason
FB - Jon Bradley, Jerome Felton
TE - Dan Campbell, Michael Gaines, Casey Fitzsimmons, Sean McHugh, Jon Owens

WR - Roy Williams
WR - Calvin Johnson
WR - Mike Furrey, Shaun McDonald, Kenny Moore, Reggie Ball, Brandon Middleton, John Standeford, Ron Bellemy
LT - Jeff Backus, Derek Morris, Jon Dunn
LG - Edwin Mulitalo, Manuel Ramirez, Corey Hulsey
C - Dominic Raiola
RG - Stephen Peterman, Frank Davis, Ben Noll
RT - Gosder Cherilous, George Foster, Jon Scott

DE - Jared DeVries, Ikaika Alma-Francis, Cliff Avril
DT - Chuck Darby - Shaun Cody - Andre Fluellen
DT - Cory Redding - Langston Moore, Landon Cohen
DE - Dewayne White, Corey Smith, Claude Harriott, Victor Degrate
SLB - Paris Lenon, Alfred Fincher, Alex Lewis
MLB - Jordan Dizon, Buster Davis, Gilbert Gardner
WLB - Ernie Sims, Anthony Cannon
CB - Leigh Bodden, Dovonte Edwards, Ramzee Robinson, Pacino Horne
FS - Daniel Bullocks, Gerald Alexander
SS - Dwight Smith, Kalvin Pearson, Caleb Campbell, Greg Blue
CB - Brian Kelly, Stanley Wilson, Keith Smith, Israel Route, Lamarcus Hicks
Nickle - Travis Fisher

LS - Don Muhlback
K - Jason Hanson, Paul Ernster
P - Nic Harris

77 players

Ok without undrafted free agents which I haven't heard of us signing anybody. I think this is every player under contract with us. Now I'm going make cuts to get this roster down to 53.


Cuts - Aveion Cason, Sean McHugh, Jon Owens,Reggie Ball, Brandon Middleton, John Standeford, Ron Bellemy, Derek Morris, Jon Dunn, , Corey Hulsey, Ben Noll,, Claude Harriott, Victor Degrate, , Paul Ernster, , Pacino Horne, Israel Route,, Lamarcus Hicks, , Ramzee Robinson, Landon Cohen, Langston Moore, Alfred Fincher, George Foster, , , Alex Lewis, , Greg Blue, Jon Bradley,

Final Roster- 53 Players
QB - Jon Kitna, Dan Orlovsky, Drew Stanton
RB - Tatum Bell, Brian Calhoun, Kevin Smith
FB - Jerome Felton
TE - Dan Campbell, Michael Gaines, Casey Fitzsimmons,
WR - Roy Williams
WR - Calvin Johnson
WR - Mike Furrey, Shaun McDonald, Kenny Moore
LT - Jeff Backus
LG - Edwin Mulitalo, Manuel Ramirez
C - Dominic Raiola
RG - Stephen Peterman, Frank Davis
RT - Gosder Cherilous, Jon Scott


DE - Jared DeVries, Ikaika Alma-Francis, Cliff Avril
DT - Chuck Darby - Shaun Cody,
DT - Cory Redding - Andre Fluellen,
DE - Dewayne White, Corey Smith,
SLB - Paris Lenon, Caleb Campbell,
MLB - Jordan Dizon, Buster Davis, Gilbert Gardner
WLB - Ernie Sims, Anthony Cannon
CB - Leigh Bodden, Dovonte Edwards
FS - Daniel Bullocks, Gerald Alexander
SS - Dwight Smith, Kalvin Pearson
CB - Brian Kelly, Stanley Wilson, Keith Smith
Nickle - Travis Fisher
LS - Don Muhlback
K - Jason Hanson
P - Nic Harris

I think Shaun Cody and Brian Calhoun will be cut in favor of Langston Moore and Artose Pinner. I also don't think Pearson makes the team. Greg Blue or Caleb Campbell (as a S) are more likely, IMO, due to his arrest. I also expect Alex Lewis to remain with the team. Cannon?? I know he sucks, but George Foster is likely to make the team as a reserve OL. Also, if the Lions want a power run game, Jon Bradley will still be with the team at FB. I think 6 CB's is one too many. I expect us to carry 5 RB/FB's.

PackerLegend
05-04-2008, 11:15 PM
I know he has been hurt alot but has Brian Calhoun shown any good signs that he could be something with the Lions? I wanted the Packers to take him and im pretty sure they were going to but the Lions got him the pick before. Since he was a Badger I hope he becomes great... just not when he is on the Lions.

asmitty45
05-06-2008, 12:27 PM
I know he has been hurt alot but has Brian Calhoun shown any good signs that he could be something with the Lions? I wanted the Packers to take him and im pretty sure they were going to but the Lions got him the pick before. Since he was a Badger I hope he becomes great... just not when he is on the Lions.

You've got a great RB, we need one. But i don't think it'll be calhoun.

Scotty D
05-06-2008, 12:30 PM
I know Calhoun tore two acls, but I'm not sure if they were the same leg.

detroit4life
09-07-2008, 07:35 PM
either way hes been on our IR for the past 4 years

GB12
09-07-2008, 07:42 PM
I know he has been hurt alot but has Brian Calhoun shown any good signs that he could be something with the Lions? I wanted the Packers to take him and im pretty sure they were going to but the Lions got him the pick before. Since he was a Badger I hope he becomes great... just not when he is on the Lions.
He was taken right before our pick and while I wanted him too I'm positive that we would not have picked him had he been there.

WMD
10-29-2008, 07:49 AM
Random tidbit.. Lions cut Langston Moore and signed FB Darian Barnes.

Prowler
10-29-2008, 01:52 PM
there goes our heaviest DT

wingboy2999
10-29-2008, 04:03 PM
And only DT with dreads.

SINCE1978
11-01-2008, 09:55 PM
Are you sure Darby did not eat him?

Xiomera
11-01-2008, 09:58 PM
May I suggest that this thread get unstickied and that a GM/Coaching news thread be stickied in its place . . . preseason is over. Not much depth chart movement these days.

WMD
11-01-2008, 11:37 PM
Suggestion DENIED.

woodnick
11-04-2008, 10:08 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3683124

here's a chance to help our team, what do ya guys think of Deangelo Hall? I know hes a malcontent, but hes got talent

Prowler
11-05-2008, 08:20 AM
i'll take him for free, provided he learns how to tackle better and switch from a blitz heavy man-coverage system to zone. i know he had 8 tackles last week, but i'm talking about run support, not getting beat in coverage. i'd take him if marinelli is going to be shown the door and deangelo wore a muzzle in the locker room.

WMD
11-13-2008, 12:58 PM
Few notes::

Signed WR John Standeford - Released FB Darian Barnes
Signed RB Aveion Cason - Released WR Brandon Middleton
Claimed WR Adam Jennings off Waivers (Falcons) - Released QB Drew Henson

Cason is expected to take over as Kick Returner (yay :rolleyes:) and Adam Jennings is expected to take over as Punt Returner. John Standeford is taking Brandon Middleton's spot in the lineup. Lions are also expected to re-sign Drew Henson if they put Orlovsky on IR.

Notredameleo
11-13-2008, 01:00 PM
John Standeford is like spider man!!!

wingboy2999
12-10-2008, 12:54 PM
Wait... what?