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"Several NFL sources" tell the New York Daily News the Giants may "(consider) a run" at free agent Ndamukong Suh.

We'd guess most teams are "considering a run" at the best defensive free agent since Mario Williams — if not Reggie White — but ESPN did report in September that Suh had his eye on New York City. The problem for the G-Men is that they're relatively tight against the cap, and have glaring needs elsewhere, most notably along their offensive line. The Giants will likely kick the tires, but we doubt Suh ends up in NYC.
Mar 3 - 3:57 PM

The Detroit Free Press reports free agent Ndamukong Suh wants to be the league's highest-paid defender by both average annual salary and guaranteed money.

J.J. Watt is the man to beat on both fronts. Watt's six-year, $100 million deal comes out to $16.6 million annually, and includes $51.8 million guaranteed. They're staggering numbers, but Suh has a legit shot at passing them. Many of the league's most-desperate teams, such as Jacksonville and Oakland, find themselves flush with cap space. Suh is their best shot at a signature signing.
Mar 3 - 1:33 PM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew says Ryan Broyles can earn playing time by "tearing it up" at OTAs.

Broyles fell off the map last season in large part because of the emergence of Golden Tate. For Broyles to get back on the Lions' radar, he will need to play exceptionally well at OTAs. If that doesn't happen, Broyles may not get another chance unless someone gets hurt. The 26-year-old is entering the final year of his rookie contract.
Mar 3 - 11:07 AM

ESPN's Mark Dominik considers the Dolphins one of three teams with a "real shot" at landing free agent Ndamukong Suh.

Dominik compares Suh to Reggie White as a "once in a generational talent" who will actually find his way to the open market. We don't disagree with that assessment. It's noteworthy that Dominik worked with Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey for several years in Tampa Bay. At age 28, Suh is going to command the largest contract among defensive players in NFL history.
Mar 2 - 6:19 PM

"Sources with the organization" tell NBC Washington that the Redskins are interested in free agent Ndamukong Suh.

Consider this the least-surprising development of the offseason. Owner Daniel Snyder has long thought games are won in March, not September-December. Per the Washington Post, the Redskins have about $25 million in cap space. A run at Suh isn't a pipe dream, but would limit new GM Scot McCloughan's options in his first year on the job. The Redskins are 12-15 players away from being a contender, not one.
Mar 2 - 4:30 PM

Lions re-signed QB Dan Orlovsky to a one-year contract.

Orlovsky hasn't taken a snap in the NFL since 2012. He's thrown for 2,931 yards in 21 career appearances since entering the league as a fifth-round pick in 2005. He's most famous for running out of the back of the end zone for a safety.
Mar 2 - 3:59 PM

Lions re-signed DE Darryl Tapp to a one-year, $870,000 contract.

Per the Detroit Free Press, the deal includes an $80,000 signing bonus. Tapp played 288 snaps last season, registering just 0.5 sacks. Going on 31, he won't be assured of a spot on the 53-man roster.
Mar 2 - 2:05 PM

DetroitLions.com reports the team is "still hopeful" of reaching a long-term agreement with free agent DT Ndamukong Suh.

There's reason to believe Suh will remain in Detroit; it just won't be via the franchise tag. The Lions' odds of retaining their defensive linchpin will be no better than 50-50 in a year where many teams find themselves flush with cap space.
Mar 2 - 1:29 PM

Sources tell NBC4's Dianna Marie Russini that the Bucs, Jaguars and Raiders will be "hot" after free agent DT Ndamukong Suh.

In theory, the Lions could still get a deal done with Suh before free agency opens March 10. But now that he hasn't been franchise tagged, the way for Suh to maximize his payday is to create a bidding war. There will certainly be one, as first-team All-Pro players rarely hit the market in their prime. We'd add the Colts and Jets as teams that should be interested in breaking the bank for Suh.
Mar 2 - 12:05 PM

The Lions announced they will not use the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh.

Due to previous contract restructures, franchising Suh would have cost the Lions an unruly $26.7M. So now it's official: If there's no long-term deal with Detroit in place by March 10, Suh will hit the open market as the NFL's No. 1 free agent. He'll obviously command interest from cap-rich teams all over the league even though he wants to be the NFL's highest paid defender -- topping J.J. Watt's six-year, $100M extension that included $51.8M in guarantees. The Detroit Free Press speculates bidders will include the Lions, Jaguars, Jets, Colts and Raiders. Suh has been a top-4 tackle in PFF's grades in each of the last three seasons, anchored 2014's No. 2 overall defense and has missed just two games in his five-year career.
Mar 2 - 9:44 AM

Lions MLB Stephen Tulloch (ACL) said he's "way ahead of schedule."

Tulloch blew out his left knee while doing a Discount Double Check celebration following an Aaron Rodgers sack in Week 3. "It's crazy how you feel stronger than you did previous, before the surgery," he said. Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Tulloch's roster spot is a bit tenuous as he's set to count $5.8M against the cap and Tahir Whitehead filled in reasonably well at middle linebacker last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 2 - 9:04 AM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew praised CB Darius Slay's improvement in his sophomore season.

"This is a guy who came in highly drafted, struggled some as a rookie, showed some flashes of what he could do, but didn’t do it all consistently," Mayhew said. "He took it upon himself to say, ‘hey, I’m going to be a better player than that’ and he found a way to get that done." After getting torched in limited playing time as a rookie, Slay played 1,039 snaps and graded out as a top-20 corner according to Pro Football Focus last season. With veteran Rashean Mathis likely returning for one more run, Detroit's secondary should continue to be a solid unit.
Feb 28 - 8:57 AM

Lions re-signed LS Don Muhlbach to a one-year contract.

33-year-old Muhlbach has been the Lions' deep snapper since 2004.
Feb 27 - 4:03 PM

Lions signed DE/OLB Phillip Hunt.

Hunt made a name for himself in Canada by leading the CFL in sacks in 2010. That led to a two-year stint with the Eagles and an invite to Colts' training camp last offseason. Even if he makes the Lions' final roster, Hunt probably won't see much playing time next season.
Feb 27 - 10:41 AM

Theo Riddick is expected to have the first shot at taking the snaps vacated by Reggie Bush.

The Lions only saved $1.7M by cutting Bush, but it was an easy decision because they know Riddick is capable of filling that "passing back" role. Despite touching the ball just 54 times in 2014, he produced 367 yards and four touchdowns while jumping off the screen in space. Per PFF, Riddick caught 2.45 yards per route run last season, best of any back in the league. Joique Bell is going to handle all the inside running work, but Riddick is going to be a PPR asset for fantasy owners.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 26 - 9:17 AM


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