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Manny Ramirez not expected back with Lions

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The Lions came into the offseason expected to make changes to their offensive line and they got the ball rolling by signing former Falcons tackle Lamar Holmes this month.

Another of the changes looks like it will come with the departure of a player the Lions traded for on draft day last year. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that interior offensive lineman Manny Ramirez and the team will be parting ways for the second time in Ramirez’s NFL career.

Ramirez came in a deal that saw the Lions drop five spots in the first round and saw time at both guard and center while playing in every game of the regular season. Ramirez started the first five games of the year and seven games overall while playing on just over 45 percent of the team’s offensive snaps.

With Travis Swanson at center and Laken Tomlinson and Larry Warford at guard, the Lions will return their primary starters on the interior in 2016. They could look for an upgrade, although tackle looks like the more pressing need for a team that needs to get better up front on offense.

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11 Responses to “Manny Ramirez not expected back with Lions”
  1. nords2016 says: Feb 18, 2016 7:25 AM

    Thats just Manny being Manny.

  2. owljazzera says: Feb 18, 2016 7:44 AM

    Manny being Manny

  3. fartsmella says: Feb 18, 2016 7:53 AM

    Manny being Manny

  4. fwippel says: Feb 18, 2016 8:15 AM

    When did he stop playing baseball and start playing football?

  5. myopinionisrighterthanyours says: Feb 18, 2016 8:41 AM

    Does he take pee breaks in the outfield, er, endzone?

  6. bassplucker says: Feb 18, 2016 8:50 AM

    I’d like to see the Bears pick him up. Having a veteran that can play center and guard capably would be a huge bonus given that RG was the weak link of our OL all of last season and Hroniss Grasu got blown up a lot at C and needs a lot more mass and functional strength before he’s a legit NFL starter.

    Since Will Montgomery likely won’t be back, Ramirez could step into the veteran “insurance policy” role nicely and possibly even be our starter at RG since there may not be a draft pick we can spare on that position this spring.

  7. dreemeagle says: Feb 18, 2016 9:10 AM

    ah, it’s trash day;

    been waiting for this every since the Ford family imbecile first darkened our doorway in ’57;

    the curse of the warlock Layne is finally broken;

  8. ariani1985 says: Feb 18, 2016 9:42 AM

    Come to green Bay, we thrive at playoff loses!

  9. Rolo Tomassi says: Feb 18, 2016 9:50 AM

    Peyton Manning should NOT have called an audible on the 1st play of the game vs Seahawks. Then left Manny Ramirez hung out to dry blaming him for the safety.
    Pure class Peyton

  10. broncospianoman says: Feb 18, 2016 3:29 PM

    Denver can go grab him back. Elway admitted it was one of the hardest calls he’s had to make at the time, calling Manny to tell him he was traded to Detroit. One year later we can have both him AND Shane Ray.

  11. ivanpavlov0000 says: Feb 18, 2016 4:46 PM

    In Detroit he was mostly a body capable of fogging a mirror. He didn’t play especially well and didn’t live up to expectations. That’s why he’s been handed his walking papers.

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