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

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Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

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.

BONUS CONTENT:

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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