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WR Nate Hughes
TE Cornelius Ingram
C/G Dan Gerberry
OT Casey Bender
DE Kyle Moore
DT Corvey Irvin
S Ricardo Silva
CB Donovan Warren

Warren, UFA from Michigan last year after leaving school a year early, was the last one added after being cut by the Steelers. Irvin was a 3rd round pick by Carolina a few years back.

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September 7th, 2011, 5:26 pm
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I liked Warren @ U of M and felt he had a real chance at being a player but then left school too early. He wasn't ready. Hopefully he can continue to grow on the PS.


September 7th, 2011, 5:59 pm
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This regime does love its' TE's :roll:

That is the only one that makes no sense to me.


September 7th, 2011, 8:03 pm
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This regime does love its' TE's :roll:

That is the only one that makes no sense to me.


With no fullbacks on the roster, it makes really good sense. At one time Cornelius Ingram was thought of as a top level collegiate tight end. Then he blew out his knee and has been on the recovery road since. If Ingram can return to his collegiate form, he would make a very intriguing H-back prospect for this team.

I like the Donovan Warren signing as well. I know many thought he would be a second or third round pick, but after watching him perform at the Combines I could see he was struggling in some areas, and felt he was about a sixth round talent. He should have stayed in school, but wanted out when Rich Rodriguez took over (can't say I blame him). He could still become a decent backup.

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September 7th, 2011, 10:11 pm
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Not even a mild fan of Ingram. Never was.

Wasn't a huge fan of Warren coming out, but he is definitely worth a PS spot IMO.


September 7th, 2011, 10:19 pm
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Happy to Silva on the squad. Can't believe that nobody scooped him up =D>


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Happy to Silva on the squad. Can't believe that nobody scooped him up =D>


The only thing Lionbackers like better than our starters are the marginal/practice squad guys. I can't believe the rest of the league doesn't share our enthusiasm. :D

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September 8th, 2011, 9:42 am
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jomo269 wrote:
Happy to Silva on the squad. Can't believe that nobody scooped him up =D>


The only thing Lionbackers like better than our starters are the marginal/practice squad guys. I can't believe the rest of the league doesn't share our enthusiasm. :D


For years teh practice squad guys were just as good or better than the starters... what can we say!?

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September 8th, 2011, 9:51 am
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I understand the positional flexibility of some TEs, but I would have liked to have seen a pure FB on the practice squad. It would have helped when preparing for teams that use a two back set and the Lions, at some point, might decide to use that formation more if their running game stalls. If that happens, the PS FB would already know the playbook and could step right in.

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I'm with Sly, I know the FB SEEMS to be dying out, but I still like them. They open holes IMO and are versitile. A good fullback can provide consistency to a RBC system.

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September 8th, 2011, 12:06 pm
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The thing is, Linehan has stated that his system favors a receiving FB, not the traditional blocking FB that many (including my self) prefer. In that light, Heller is as good as any FB we could stash on the PS. He already knows the playbook, and stands to be on the 45 man most, if not all games.


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thelomasbrowns wrote:
jomo269 wrote:
Happy to Silva on the squad. Can't believe that nobody scooped him up =D>


The only thing Lionbackers like better than our starters are the marginal/practice squad guys. I can't believe the rest of the league doesn't share our enthusiasm. :D


What's wrong with pulling for the underdog on the PS to make good and wind up being a good NFL Player?


September 8th, 2011, 10:26 pm
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Warren has untapped potential I believe .. Linehan loves his TE's , been that way since Michigan .


September 9th, 2011, 10:14 am
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BillySims wrote:
thelomasbrowns wrote:
jomo269 wrote:
Happy to Silva on the squad. Can't believe that nobody scooped him up =D>


The only thing Lionbackers like better than our starters are the marginal/practice squad guys. I can't believe the rest of the league doesn't share our enthusiasm. :D


What's wrong with pulling for the underdog on the PS to make good and wind up being a good NFL Player?

Silva was excellent in the pre-season. I honestly believe he was better than some players we kept on the roster. It is not so much "pulling for him" as it is being realistic. The guy was good, hope we don't lose him.


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What happened to Walter McFadden. I thought he was supposed to be on the PS?

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