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Lions pile up the frequent flier miles

Now that the Detroit Lions no longer have first dibs on players who are waived by other teams, they need to get their players not simply by picking through other teams’ trash, but by breaking out the elbow grease.

On Tuesday, the Lions brought in a whopping eleven players for a look-see.

Eleven.

Per a league source, they were running back Aveion Cason, cornerback Travis Daniels, defensive tackle Chuck Darby, cornerback Demarcus Faggins, defensive back Isaiah Gardner, receiver Taurus Johnson, safety Stuart Schweigert, receiver Derek Stanley, running back Kenny Watson, cornerback DeAngelo Willingham, and cornerback DeAndre Wright.

In the end, the Lions signed Darby and cut cornerback Marcus McCauley, a 2007 third-round pick of the Vikings who was cut before the season and claimed by the Lions.

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8 Responses to “Lions pile up the frequent flier miles”
  1. misterj says: Sep 29, 2009 9:04 PM

    Everyone in the league is bringing in multiple players that are unlikely to play this time of year..

  2. InnocentCriminal says: Sep 29, 2009 9:10 PM

    Aveion Cason, Chuck Darby, and Stuart Schweigert were all on the Lions preseason roster. They cut them 3 and a half weeks ago. Why did they need to take a look at them again. Hell, Cason has been on and off this team a good 6-7 times now.

  3. faulkn22 says: Sep 29, 2009 9:21 PM

    They’re bringing these guys (back) in because of injuries. It’s not like they’ll be getting permanent playing time.

  4. JoeSixPack says: Sep 29, 2009 9:22 PM

    Faggins must be one tough bastard growing up with a name like that. Sign him.

  5. Slow Joe says: Sep 29, 2009 9:36 PM

    LOL@JoeSixPack

  6. The Coop says: Sep 29, 2009 10:10 PM

    Taurus Johnson????? You mean he’s a free agent?? I was just wondering what happened to that guy!

  7. Vox is an Idiot says: Sep 29, 2009 10:10 PM

    @JoeSixPack
    My thoughts exactly. That is hilarious.

  8. E.A.D. says: Sep 29, 2009 10:11 PM

    Obviously they are attempting to corner the market on cornerbacks whose first name starts with “De”… Very shrewd!

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