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Could be a crazy day in Allen Park... Let's track it all here:

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Chris Houston reportedly will stay with Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions reportedly are looking to fill one of the numerous holes in their secondary with a familiar face.

Cornerback Chris Houston and the Lions are working on a three-year deal, Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole reported Tuesday. No terms were reported.

Houston came to the Lions in 2010 after spending his first three NFL seasons in Atlanta. He had 44 tackles and two interceptions in 14 games (all starts) last season.

Houston is Around the League's fourth-ranked cornerback on the free-agent market. Some Lions fans have been frustrated with his lack of dynamic play-making ability, but there are few players on the market who are as consistent at the position.

The cornerback market is saturated with veterans, and Houston might have looked at the landscape and figured staying home would be the best bet for his future.

With safety Glover Quin scheduled to visit the Lions on Wednesday, Detroit could find itself with a much more settled secondary situation by the end of the week.

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FA Visits today

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I don't mind Houston coming back, but we should at least take a look at Asomugha. If he demands too much, let him go, but he is worth taking a look at.


March 13th, 2013, 9:21 am
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Just read on nfl.com that Bush is being offered a starting role in Detroit. They didn't have any other details like pay, etc.

Not a bad move, I think Leshoure still has 2 years left in his contract, we can play him behind Bush early this season, and if things workout, Leshoure can be traded.


March 13th, 2013, 9:33 am
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I wanted us to look at Philip wheeler badly, but the dolphins took him.

We can really fill almost every hole in FA, and if we trade down in the draft and get some extra 2nd and 3rd round pks we can start talking playoffs next season. Gotta restructure or give Staff a new deal first tho

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Just read on nfl.com that Bush is being offered a starting role in Detroit. They didn't have any other details like pay, etc.

Not a bad move, I think Leshoure still has 2 years left in his contract, we can play him behind Bush early this season, and if things workout, Leshoure can be traded.
Why can't they keep both? A sort of 'Thunder & Lightening' type of thing.

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A little more on Bush:
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Report: Lions offering Reggie Bush starting job
Posted by Josh Alper on March 13, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

The Lions want Reggie Bush to sign a contract with them before he goes to visit any other teams.

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, part of the package that they’ll be offering Bush is the chance to be their starting running back ahead of Mikel Leshoure. That would seem to be significant for a player who proved in Miami that he could handle a more rigorous workload than he had in New Orleans, especially with some of the other teams perceived to be bidding for his services unable to offer the same kind of playing time.

The Redskins have Alfred Morris and the Bengals have BenJarvus Green-Ellis, players who would at least split time with Bush and might even push him into more of a passing down role. Bruce Arians has talked up Ryan Williams in Arizona, although it’s less clear how things would shake out since we’ve seen so little of Williams during his first two professional seasons.

The Cardinals have quarterback issues that none of the other three teams have, however, and that would likely be on Bush’s mind before choosing his next destination.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... rting-job/
Perhaps if Bush does sign, we'll get to see what Schwartz & Co wanted w/Best & LeShoure...

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Veteran safety LaRon Landry has visit scheduled with Detroit Lions
By Justin Rogers | jrogers@mlive.com
on March 12, 2013 at 11:25 PM, updated March 12, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Veteran safety LaRon Landry's first stop on the opening day of free agency was Indianapolis, where the Colts have been on a spending spree, signing five players on Tuesday.

If Landry doesn't get a deal done with the Colts, he has plenty of other visits on his itinerary, including Detroit, according to Yahoo Sports Jason Cole.

The Lions took a look at Landry last offseason after he was released by the Washington Redskins. Dealing with an Achilles tendon injury that cost him 15 games the two previous seasons, the Lions simply felt the price tag was too high.

Landry, 28, reestablished his value in one season with the New York Jets, playing all 16 games in 2012, making 99 stops, forcing four fumbles and intercepting two passes. He was also named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career.

The Lions will be hosting Glover Quin on Wednesday. If the team is able to reach an agreement with the Houston Texans safety, it's likely the Lions would scrap a visit with Landry.

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/20 ... hedul.html
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Free agent safety Glover Quin looking for deal starting at $5 million per season
By Justin Rogers | jrogers@mlive.com
on March 13, 2013 at 9:09 AM

ALLEN PARK -- If the Detroit Lions want to land Glover Quin, the free agent safety in town for a visit on Wednesday, they're going to have to come to the table with a significant contract offer.

According to NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah, Quin is looking to cash in with a deal starting at $5 million per year.

When compared to the contracts of other top safeties, that figure sound about right.

The average annual salary of the top 10 safeties in the NFL all top $6 million, and free agent Dashon Goldson, coming off back-to-back Pro Bowl seasons, figures to join that group in the next few days. Quin, while a solid football player, is just outside of that first tier.

A fourth-round draft pick in 2009, Quin has missed just one game in four professional seasons, starting 52 straight for the Houston Texans. Last season, he tallied 84 tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and 14 pass breakups.

Quin has good size for the position, measuring in at 6-foot, 207 pounds. He's best known for his range and coverage skills. The Texans frequently used him in man coverage on opposing slot receivers, but his skill set translates well to handling the deep parts of the field in Cover-1 and Cover-2 packages.

http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/20 ... _quin.html
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Quin because they need a good coverage guy. I like Landry, but he's not as good in coverage and better in run support. He's like delmas, but better IMO

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I think I'd actually prefer Quin out of all the safeties on the market. My first instinct was to bring Delmas back, but I think Quin fits our needs and even if we signed him and Delmas, we can't count on him to stay healthy so having another good safety across from him will lessen the blow if he has to sit a few games.


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According to Birkett, Houston signs a 5 year deal with the Leo's. They were apparently offering him $6M before FA. Wonder what the numbers shake down to be.

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A little more on Bush:
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Report: Lions offering Reggie Bush starting job
Posted by Josh Alper on March 13, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

The Lions want Reggie Bush to sign a contract with them before he goes to visit any other teams.

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, part of the package that they’ll be offering Bush is the chance to be their starting running back ahead of Mikel Leshoure. That would seem to be significant for a player who proved in Miami that he could handle a more rigorous workload than he had in New Orleans, especially with some of the other teams perceived to be bidding for his services unable to offer the same kind of playing time.

The Redskins have Alfred Morris and the Bengals have BenJarvus Green-Ellis, players who would at least split time with Bush and might even push him into more of a passing down role. Bruce Arians has talked up Ryan Williams in Arizona, although it’s less clear how things would shake out since we’ve seen so little of Williams during his first two professional seasons.

The Cardinals have quarterback issues that none of the other three teams have, however, and that would likely be on Bush’s mind before choosing his next destination.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... rting-job/
Perhaps if Bush does sign, we'll get to see what Schwartz & Co wanted w/Best & LeShoure...


Bush doesn't deserve a starting role. Again, this is a stupid move that's going to cost us too much money and produce too little. It's more of the same - flash in the pan garbage.

IMO if Linehan needs a pass catching RB to run his offense, he has to go. We can't have our entire offense relying on one guy, and AGAIN it will be relying on an injury prone guy... No thanks...

We never seem to learn...


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wjb21ndtown wrote:
TheRealWags wrote:
A little more on Bush:
PFT wrote:
Report: Lions offering Reggie Bush starting job
Posted by Josh Alper on March 13, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

The Lions want Reggie Bush to sign a contract with them before he goes to visit any other teams.

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, part of the package that they’ll be offering Bush is the chance to be their starting running back ahead of Mikel Leshoure. That would seem to be significant for a player who proved in Miami that he could handle a more rigorous workload than he had in New Orleans, especially with some of the other teams perceived to be bidding for his services unable to offer the same kind of playing time.

The Redskins have Alfred Morris and the Bengals have BenJarvus Green-Ellis, players who would at least split time with Bush and might even push him into more of a passing down role. Bruce Arians has talked up Ryan Williams in Arizona, although it’s less clear how things would shake out since we’ve seen so little of Williams during his first two professional seasons.

The Cardinals have quarterback issues that none of the other three teams have, however, and that would likely be on Bush’s mind before choosing his next destination.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... rting-job/
Perhaps if Bush does sign, we'll get to see what Schwartz & Co wanted w/Best & LeShoure...


Bush doesn't deserve a starting role. Again, this is a stupid move that's going to cost us too much money and produce too little. It's more of the same - flash in the pan garbage.

IMO if Linehan needs a pass catching RB to run his offense, he has to go. We can't have our entire offense relying on one guy, and AGAIN it will be relying on an injury prone guy... No thanks...

We never seem to learn...


You may be right about him being injury prone, but saying he doesn't deserve a starting job on the Lions is a dumb statement. He played two seasons with the Dolphins that were both better than any of the Lions RBs the last two years and he only missed 1 game. You want to call it a bad move call it a bad move, but don't just make an erroneous statement like that because you don't like what the team is offering him.


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wjb21ndtown wrote:
TheRealWags wrote:
A little more on Bush:
PFT wrote:
Report: Lions offering Reggie Bush starting job
Posted by Josh Alper on March 13, 2013, 8:46 AM EDT

The Lions want Reggie Bush to sign a contract with them before he goes to visit any other teams.

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, part of the package that they’ll be offering Bush is the chance to be their starting running back ahead of Mikel Leshoure. That would seem to be significant for a player who proved in Miami that he could handle a more rigorous workload than he had in New Orleans, especially with some of the other teams perceived to be bidding for his services unable to offer the same kind of playing time.

The Redskins have Alfred Morris and the Bengals have BenJarvus Green-Ellis, players who would at least split time with Bush and might even push him into more of a passing down role. Bruce Arians has talked up Ryan Williams in Arizona, although it’s less clear how things would shake out since we’ve seen so little of Williams during his first two professional seasons.

The Cardinals have quarterback issues that none of the other three teams have, however, and that would likely be on Bush’s mind before choosing his next destination.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... rting-job/
Perhaps if Bush does sign, we'll get to see what Schwartz & Co wanted w/Best & LeShoure...


Bush doesn't deserve a starting role. Again, this is a stupid move that's going to cost us too much money and produce too little. It's more of the same - flash in the pan garbage.

IMO if Linehan needs a pass catching RB to run his offense, he has to go. We can't have our entire offense relying on one guy, and AGAIN it will be relying on an injury prone guy... No thanks...

We never seem to learn...


you yourself said we a re only a few players away from having a GREAT offense. if we get one of of the Tackles in the draft and either a RT or a guard, Bush can be an add that takes us over that hump. Personally i'd like to use that money on D, but I see where they are going with this kind of move.

think N.O. the year they picked up Breese...

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Houston got 5 year/$25 million

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