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Lions dump Marquand Manuel

The Lions have parted ways with veteran safety Marquand Manuel, per a league source.

Manuel, 31, will be cleared out presumably to make way for C.C. Brown at strong safety.

The move comes as a mild surprise, given that Manuel re-signed with the Lions in the offseason, getting a $50,000 signing bonus on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum.

Manuel previously has played for the Bengals, Seahawks, Panthers, Packers, and Broncos.

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23 Responses to “Lions dump Marquand Manuel”
  1. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Aug 4, 2010 10:24 AM

    When you’re dumped by the Lions, your only options are the CFL, UFL or carnival jobs.

  2. FoF says: Aug 4, 2010 10:26 AM

    Maybe Ted Thompson will pick him up as his “blockbuster” FA signing again.

  3. minhw0714 says: Aug 4, 2010 10:27 AM

    Marquand Manuel can’t play in Ford Field anymore because he still has nightmares about that horrible angle he took on Willie Parker’s long TD run in Super Bowl XL.

  4. Foghorn John says: Aug 4, 2010 10:28 AM

    Absolutely blows my mind that any coach can watch film of CC Brown from last year and want him on their team. Absolutely useless in coverage. Wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if some of the leagues quicker WIL LBers could play SS better than Brown.

  5. numberfour says: Aug 4, 2010 10:29 AM

    the lions are the last stop after oblivion.

  6. football24-7 says: Aug 4, 2010 10:30 AM

    detroit were the weak are killed an eaten… bye bye marquand take your bonus an run…

  7. InTheDeedTheGlory says: Aug 4, 2010 10:48 AM

    Jarrad Page will be a Lion by Friday

  8. Burning River says: Aug 4, 2010 10:56 AM

    # Poo Flinging Monkey says:
    When you’re dumped by the Lions, your only options are the CFL, UFL or carnival jobs.
    —————-
    Not quite true…
    If he has a pulse, the Ravens will probably snatch him up.
    But then again…you DID mention “carnival jobs,” didn’t you?
    Never mind…

  9. Bob Nelson says: Aug 4, 2010 10:58 AM

    This is a good move by the Lions.
    Better to have a rookie free agent learning than a guy that is going downhill and was not that good to begin with.

  10. SpoonFeedBear says: Aug 4, 2010 11:09 AM

    Carnival jobs… if the Ravens don’t want him,there is always the Congress.

  11. themage78 says: Aug 4, 2010 11:10 AM

    Can’t cover Brown will show you how bad he is. I don’t care who he is learning from. He takes bad angles, is never in position, and never has an idea where the ball is.

  12. Florio-is-a-tool says: Aug 4, 2010 11:11 AM

    Leigh Bodden has worked out well for the Patriots (and he started on the 0-16 team) idiots, they aren’t completely without talent. In fact they might just have a competitive future (unlike the Vikings without The Douche).
    And yeah, I’m not a Lions fan but I hope they do well.

  13. Douchebaggery says: Aug 4, 2010 11:30 AM

    Seriously, some of you illiterate idiots should have stayed in school. Trying to read comments on here makes me fear for the future of our country.

  14. robert ethen says: Aug 4, 2010 11:44 AM

    Florio, don’t forget the comma. Marquand, Manuel.
    Like it’s written on the transaction sheet.

  15. Patrick says: Aug 4, 2010 11:45 AM

    Maybe Jarrad Page for a 6th rounder in 2011…

  16. therewasone says: Aug 4, 2010 11:51 AM

    ” Douchebaggery says:
    Seriously, some of you illiterate idiots should have stayed in school. Trying to read comments on here makes me fear for the future of our country.”
    I agree! However, someone wanting to be know as “Douchebaggery” doesn’t exactly inspire feelings for future progress either.

  17. Badge says: Aug 4, 2010 11:59 AM

    This move doesn’t pave the way for CC Brown at SS. The staff just decided that Manuel was a worse option than all the other bad options (of which Brown is certainly one). That position is still very open, and the eventual starter may not even be on the team yet.
    What a weird thing to presume, where did it even come from? Oh wait, nevermind.

  18. Kirmie says: Aug 4, 2010 12:03 PM

    Poo Flinging Monkey: No, Lions rejects get traded to the Eagles. Just wait till the Eagles fans find out how totally awesome Sims is at following an assignment and understanding the defensive playbook.
    I’m surprised at this move. I really thought Marvin White would be gone before Manuel.

  19. Blackheld says: Aug 4, 2010 12:34 PM

    Detroit has added 13 new starters since the 0-16 season. Some reporters have picked them ahead of the Bears in their division, and with Favre gone, the Vikings suddenly look shaky in the NFC North, too.
    You can make jokes about past Lions teams (and especially Matt Millen) but the current roster is both professional and well coached. They may not make the playoffs this year, but they are no longer a laughingstock. They added 5 quality rookie starters last year in the draft, signed some needed veteran leadership, and appear to have added more good draft choices so far this year, in camp.
    Look for the Lions to win as many as 7 games this season, including a few upsets.

  20. Calistin says: Aug 4, 2010 12:52 PM

    He played for the Packers once, how much you wanna bet Minnesota is his next stop? God knows they can’t develop they’re own talent.

  21. realitypolice says: Aug 4, 2010 1:18 PM

    What does this have to do with Brett Favre?

  22. The Real Shuxion says: Aug 4, 2010 1:29 PM

    # SpoonFeedBear says: August 4, 2010 11:09 AM
    Carnival jobs… if the Ravens don’t want him,there is always the Congress.
    ——————————————————
    Yes but Manuel has a soul. See that will prevent him from getting into congress.

  23. Ridge_Runner says: Aug 5, 2010 8:35 AM

    Calistin says:
    He played for the Packers once, how much you wanna bet Minnesota is his next stop? God knows they can’t develop they’re own talent.
    True. But Manuel was bloody horrible in GB. A wooden mannequin is just as good in coverage as that lazy excuse for a safety. He was completely effortless and gave up on plays far too quickly. I am surprised the Lions took this long to dump him.

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