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12/12/2008

Redding on IR

The Lions placed defensive tackle Cory Redding on injured reserve Friday and re-signed tackle Langston Moore.

Redding has been hampered all season by a knee injury and did not practice this week. He has four sacks over the last two years since the Lions used the franchise tag on him and made him the highest-paid defensive tackle in the league.

Moore made the team as the 11th defensive lineman out of training camp but was released Oct. 28 to make room for fullback Darian Barnes, who was released himself two weeks later.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous ugh said...

is Redding a candidate to be cut or traded this offseason?

2:12 AM 
Blogger Dave Birkett said...

Ugh, I wouldn't think so. Redding hasn't played particularly well the last two years (four sacks), but the Lions have so many holes they need to keep some of their current roster around. Redding is good in the locker room, he's tough and he has some position flexibility.

Plus, it'd be a heck of a cap hit if they cut him with five years left on his deal and at a somewhat reasonable base salary next season ($3.3 million).

12:36 PM 
Blogger DetFan1979 said...

he hasn't been getting to the passe, but he has been good at stopping the run (last season he was one of the top DT's for tackles for loss) but hasn't seemed quite up to snuff most of the year. Interesting that there was really nothign out there on this injury, where now all of a sudden its been "lingering" and he's going on IR and having surgury (sp)? Makes me wonder if he was ever fully healed from the knee injury last season that hampered him in the second half that the Lions claimed didn't need to be operated on?

11:18 PM 
Blogger Dave Birkett said...

Redding has been banged up the past two seasons. He had shoulder surgery last offseason and hurt his knee this year in a game at Houston. I don't know if that injury is related to past ones, but Redding hasn't practiced on Wednesdays for most of the last two months and has been getting his knee drained weekly. It made sense to shut him down.

Regardless of Redding's health, the Lions overpaid to keep him two years ago and are in a position where they need to squeeze a couple more years out of that contract.

11:17 AM 

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