Three things you should know:
1. Don’t expect the Lions to go after cornerback Eric Wright who is being shopped by the Buccaneers according to ProFootballTalk.com
Wright played one season for the Lions before signing a $37.5 million five-year deal with Tampa Bay a year ago.
His contract runs through 2016 and pays him a base of $7.75 million in 2013. It’s not guaranteed however because of his four-game suspension last season for using performance-enhancing drugs.
Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham liked Wright’s play with the Lions, but after the suspension just can’t see the Lions going after him again.
If the Bucs don’t find a suitor, they could cut him and then Wright would have to find the best deal on the open market.
2. Jarvis Jones, the outside linebacker from Georgia, is set to visit the Lions who have the No. 5 pick in the draft. Jones’ time in the 40 was 4.9 seconds at the Georgia Pro Day this week. It’s slower than expected. Some draftniks expect Jones will slide down the draft board a bit. However, Jones was productive at Georgia in the always tough SEC, so maybe that time won’t mean all that much.
Jones, a pass-rushing specialist, could be moved to defensive end in the NFL which is a definite need for the Lions.
3. If you didn’t catch my blog about Ndamukong Suh’s unexpected meeting with a bloody, drunk, wet fan in Vegas, check it out. Also according to the witness (@JoeFortenbaugh), Suh couldn’t have been nicer in the strange situation. Good to hear.