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    Here's an interesting article to get the discussion going:

    http://detnews.com/article/20091231/...t-job-security

    Anyone disagree with any of these?

    Does anyone have a link to player salaries we've committed to for next season?
    R.I.P. L.E.F.
    "I am the one who knocks!"

  • #2
    Here's a projection of what starting positions we currently have filled for next year:

    QB - Matthew Stafford
    RB -
    FB -
    WR1 - Calvin Johnson
    WR2 - Bryant Johnson (only cause he's signed for 2 more years)
    TE - Brandon Pettigrew
    LT - Jeff Backus
    LG -
    C - Dominic Raiola
    RG - Stephen Peterman (longterm contract, decent when healthy)
    RT - Gosder Cherilus (too early to give up)

    DE -
    DT - Sammie Lee Hill
    DT -
    DE - Cliff Avril (might not start, but he'll contribute nonetheless)
    OLB - Julian Peterson (could be cut to save over 7 million, but I bet we keep him)
    MLB - Larry Foote (supposedly wants to return, so why not?)
    OLB - DeAndre Levy / Ernie Sims (won't hurt to maintain our strength at LB)
    CB - William James (finding 2 starting corners seems unlikely)
    CB -
    S - Louis Delmas
    S -

    Hanson and Harris will probably come back.
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    • #3
      I think Turk McBride could solidify a defensive end position.

      I would like to trade Cliff Avril to a 3-4 team like Kansas City.

      Hanson needs to consider retirement.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by StorminNorman View Post
        I think Turk McBride could solidify a defensive end position.

        I would like to trade Cliff Avril to a 3-4 team like Kansas City.

        Hanson needs to consider retirement.
        McBride won't start, so we still need to find a starting end. Dewayne White is gonna get cut. No sacks this year? WTF?

        Avril won't be traded. Guys don't get traded in the NFL. He's either cut or a rotational guy.
        R.I.P. L.E.F.
        "I am the one who knocks!"

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        • #5
          http://www.freep.com/article/2009123...053/1048/rss03

          According to a list obtained by the Associated Press today, there are 212 players who would be considered restricted free agents ó instead of unrestricted ó if there is no salary cap in 2010. There is at least one player from each of the NFLís 32 teams on the list.

          The seven Detroit Lions who would be affected are: safety Daniel Bullocks, center Dylan Gandy, defensive end Jason Hunter, wide receiver Adam Jennings, guard Daniel Loper, safety Ko Simpson and linebacker Cody Spencer.
          Lets use this thread to talk about free agency and trades. Probably the only guy I'd like to see brought back out of those is Jason Hunter.

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          • #6
            Yeah, the Lions seem to have several good backup DE's, but we need a true difference-maker at the position. Jared DeVries comes back too.

            Maybe Brandon Graham at the top of the 2nd round?
            R.I.P. L.E.F.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Xiomera View Post
              McBride won't start, so we still need to find a starting end. Dewayne White is gonna get cut. No sacks this year? WTF?

              Avril won't be traded. Guys don't get traded in the NFL. He's either cut or a rotational guy.
              Yes, guy's don't get traded in the NFL, ever. He could certianly be a rotational guy (he won't be cut), but I think a team like the Chiefs (who have a desperate need for LB's and pass rushers) could see Avril as a player that would really benefit from taking his hand off the ground.

              Originally posted by Xiomera View Post
              Yeah, the Lions seem to have several good backup DE's, but we need a true difference-maker at the position. Jared DeVries comes back too.

              Maybe Brandon Graham at the top of the 2nd round?
              I would rather look at players like Carlos Dunlap and Everson Griffin.

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              • #8
                http://thenetrat.com/salarycap.html if you download the 2009 latest one, it also has full contracts all the way through 2014.
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                • #9
                  confirmed 2010 contracts without assuming cuts
                  i'm half basing this off thenetrat which is a little old. any help would be great. i used rotoworld to hunt down most of the current lions' contract status but i may have missed something from the old contracts.

                  qb: stafford/stanton
                  rb: smith/morris/brown
                  fb: felton
                  wr: calvin/bryant/northcutt/williams/fowler
                  te: pettigrew
                  ot: backus/cherilus
                  og: peterman
                  c: raiola

                  de: white/avril/mcbride/devries
                  dt: jackson/hill/cohen/fluellen
                  lb: peterson/levy/sims/dizon/follett
                  cb: buchanan/james/king/hobbs/witherspoon/jack williams
                  s: delmas/pearson/deangelo smith

                  k: hanson
                  p: harris
                  ls: mulbach


                  restricted undisclosed contract likely pup
                  i don't know about s marvin white
                  who the f is jack williams?
                  looks like almost all of our oline depth leaves as a free agent.
                  this elevates okung even more for me since cherilus can't go 4 games without being benched this year.
                  also we have added terrance taylor to our practice squad
                  Last edited by Prowler; 01-01-2010, 09:56 AM. Reason: okung
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by StorminNorman View Post
                    Yes, guy's don't get traded in the NFL, ever. He could certianly be a rotational guy (he won't be cut), but I think a team like the Chiefs (who have a desperate need for LB's and pass rushers) could see Avril as a player that would really benefit from taking his hand off the ground.



                    I would rather look at players like Carlos Dunlap and Everson Griffin.
                    Right, but how much is Avril worth in a trade? He was a third round pick, surely he isn't going to net us more or even close to the value we invested in him.

                    His highest value to the Lions is in the role he's in now, staying in Detroit.
                    R.I.P. L.E.F.
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                    • #11
                      Of the "Likely Gone's" the only disagreement I have is with J. Peterson. I would retain him too Xio.

                      Of the "On The Hot Seat's" I would retain A. Brown, J. Hunter, K. Smith, D. Williams & W. James.

                      This caters perfectly to what I envision the 2010 draft looking like for Detroit: DT, DE, G, DB, RB.

                      Filling in the blanks: Suh (DT), Graham (DE), Asamoah (G), K. Chancellor (S), A. Dixon (RB) would fill these holes wonderfully!!

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                      • #12
                        with the state of our dline, linebackers, and blitz heavy scheme this would be the offseason to switch to a 3-4. not that it will happen though...

                        i didn't mind hunter and mcbride this year. i forgot to add devries to the depth chart, but he isn't adding a whole lot to that equation.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Scotty D View Post
                          http://www.freep.com/article/2009123...053/1048/rss03



                          Lets use this thread to talk about free agency and trades. Probably the only guy I'd like to see brought back out of those is Jason Hunter.
                          What we all have to remember is that there will be very few URFA's. There will be a few veteran defenders but almost nothing on the offensive side of the ball. Each restricted FA you sign is going to cost you at least a 1st rounder so I cannot see us using that method.
                          The only improvements on the team in an uncapped year will come from the draft not FA.
                          It pretty well means most teams will be stuck with their current rosters plus rookies.
                          And proud of it!!!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SINCE1978 View Post
                            Filling in the blanks: Suh (DT), Graham (DE), Asamoah (G), K. Chancellor (S), A. Dixon (RB) would fill these holes wonderfully!!
                            That would be a really good draft if that happened for the Lions.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Xiomera View Post
                              Right, but how much is Avril worth in a trade? He was a third round pick, surely he isn't going to net us more or even close to the value we invested in him.

                              His highest value to the Lions is in the role he's in now, staying in Detroit.
                              Well he is one of the top performing pass rushers from the 2008 draft class with 10 sacks in two years (more of a commentary on that draft class than anything else). Package him with a fourth or third round pick - perhaps that's enough to take in out-of-place Glenn Dorsey.

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