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Bob Quinn explains why the Detroit Lions did not go after Kareem Hunt

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On Monday, news broke that the Cleveland Browns had signed Kareem Hunt to a 1-year contract.

Hunt, of course, was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in late November after a video surfaced of him pushing and kicking a woman.

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Since Hunt is one of the most talented running backs in football, it seemed like just a matter of time before a team decided to give him another chance and the Browns are that team.

But what about the Detroit Lions?

One person who is not too happy about the Lions not signing Hunt is 97.1 The Ticket’s Mike Valenti. Valenti bashed the Lions for not giving Hunt whatever he wanted to come to the Lions, saying he would have ponied up $5 million if that is what it took to get him to the Motor City. Valenti clearly could care less about a person’s character if he can help the team win.

On Monday night, at the Lions annual season ticket holder Member Summit, general manager Bob Quinn was asked by a female fan about whether he considered signing Kareem Hunt.

Quinn said they consider “everyone who is available” but the decision was made that Hunt was not a fit and noted they “want good people in this organization.”

Winning is important, but for the Lions, it will not come at any expense.

For that, we commend them.

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Drysdale: Full Detroit Lions 2019 ‘Perfect’ NFL Mock Draft Vol. 1

Polar Vortex 2019!

What better time than to write up my first full Detroit Lions 2019 NFL Mock Draft?

Let me begin by saying these mock drafts are extremely fluid as free agency will play a huge role in what direction Lions’ GM Bob Quinn decides to go in the NFL Draft.

For example, I personally believe that acquiring an edge rusher should be the number one priority this offseason and I would have to believe that Quinn agrees with that. But if he goes out and signs a big name DE such as Trey Flowers out of New England (yes, please!), the chances of the Lions drafting an edge rusher with their No. 8 pick in the first round would drop, though it is still possible.

This volume of my full Detroit Lions mock draft focusses on what the current needs are at this moment in time as if not a single free agent is signed.

So, with that understood, let’s take a look at Vol. 1 of my full Detroit Lions 2019 ‘Perfect’ NFL Mock Draft.


Round 1 (No. 8 overall) Rashan Gary (DL) – Michigan

Despite not having as much production as many projected him to have at the college level, Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary is the real deal and I have no doubt that he will be a top 10 pick. Gary would fit in beautifully with what Matt Patricia wants to do with the Lions’ defense and if he is available at No. 8, Bob Quinn should not hesitate to pull the trigger.

From The Draft Network:

Rashan Gary is a versatile defender with the needed abilities to be a disruptive force working from 3T. Gary has the ability to set the edge vs. the run and can be worked on the outside sparingly, although his pass rush skills are best utilized in scenarios that allow him to play with linear angles and with his hips aligned behind his pads to optimize his power and quickness.

To read the rest of the mock draft, please click on the link below.

Drysdale: Full Detroit Lions 2019 ‘Perfect’ NFL Mock Draft Vol. 1

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REPORT: Detroit Lions may have a change to their 2019 schedule

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On Wednesday night, the Detroit Lions released their 2019 regular season schedule but according to the NFL Network, that schedule may not be set in stone.

Apparently, there are five games in play for three slots on Saturday, Dec. 21 and the Lions game in Denver against the Broncos is on the list.

As Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press notes in his tweet below, if the Lions vs. Broncos is moved to that Saturday, they would almost certainly play in one of the later games.

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MUST SEE: Detroit Lions drop “The Office” themed video to reveal 2019 schedule

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It is 2019 and it’s all about social media. This has become especially true for professional sports organizations as they have been getting more and more creative over the past few years.

In fact, it is almost as if the organizations are competing against each other via platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

On Wednesday night, the Detroit Lions released their 2019 regular season schedule and rather than just tweeting it out in boring fashion, they decided to get creative.

Check it out.

 

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JUST IN: Detroit Lions vs Arizona Cardinals Week 1 point spread revealed

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The Detroit Lions 2019 regular season schedule has been released and they will open up on the road against the Arizona Cardinals.

Not surprisingly, the Week 1 point spreads have already dropped and the Lions, according to Betonline, open as a pick ‘em against the Cardinals.

What do you think? Will the win their opening game?

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