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One thing you can count on with the Detroit Lions is that they are never, ever boring. Follow the latest news including injuries, roster moves and more here daily from Oakland Press beat writer Paula Pasche. Plus you'll find regular commentary about the team.


No more Foster to kick around

With former Lions offensive tackle George Foster signing a deal to play for the Browns, the last links to the ill-fated Dre Bly trade are finally and irrevocably gone from the Lions franchise. One of the highest-profile free-agent signings of the Matt Millen era, Bly was traded to the Denver Broncos in March 2007 for Foster and running back Tatum Bell. A former first-round pick of the Broncos, Foster had fallen out of favor with the franchise, and wouldn't fare much better with the Lions. He continued a penchant for false-start penalties in his two seasons in Detroit, benched and released once in each campaign. After nine starts in 15 games in 2007, Foster was jettisoned after the Lions drafted Gosder Cherilus, then brought back for last season, starting three of the four games in which he played. He was released again after the Lions signed former Redskins (and U-M and Clawson) tackle Jon Jansen on June 1. Sadly, Foster was the better acquisition of the two players in the trade. Pedestrian statistically in five appearances in 2007 (44 rushes, 182 yards, 1 TD), Bell was best known for his now-infamous luggage-snatching incident in training camp last year, stealing the bags of Rudi Johnson, the player signed to replace him. Bell ended up back with the Broncos last season, but is currently out of the NFL. For the record, Bly had seven interceptions and 134 tackles in his two seasons in Denver, and was cut the roster purge by the Broncos' new coaching staff because of the $6.8 million he was due in salary this season. He's on a one-year contract with the 49ers. — MATTHEW B. MOWERY

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Blogger Jesse said...

Again, thanks for trying...I'll keep an open mind, but please know that the reason folks followed this blog was because it was two days ahead, not two behind. If Dave WAS hard-pressed for a story, his commentary seemed to reflect a real connection with players and staff...pretty insightful, insider stuff.

7:01 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will get on board with everyone and say you are trying.

Now this Foster piece is really old. Its the 9th and it was posted on the Lions sight on the 1st. I mean come on that is not even the most recent transaction. Now I'm not telling you to go ahead and do your next piece on Marquand Manuel (the most recent transaction the 2nd) cause thats old to.

Me personally what I am looking for is news on the Lions, which as everyone else has said but I will repeat, Dave did a great job at. Now what I am hinting at is with the word news is just knock off that "s" we are all looking for new info on the Lions. Anyone can go onto the Lions site to get info.

9:34 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

June is the deadest time of the year for football.

I'll take what I can get.


11:22 AM 
Anonymous Myth said...

Here's a new topic for you, if you're searching. What happens to Charlie Sanders now that Miller McCalmon is the new Assistant Director of Pro Personnel? I really don't understand how their scouting department works, so any information on this area would be welcome.

1:46 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another good area to do some research on would be how some of the undrafted talent is doing, and what the story is on Otis Wiley.

4:15 AM 
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