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Ndamukong Suh still in France but signs contract

Ndamukong Suh remains on vacation in France, but he signed his one-year, $9.25 million contract with the Buccaneers on Friday, Jeanna Laine of ESPN reports. Tampa Bay waived cornerback David Rivers to get Suh on the 90-player roster. Suh will fly to Tampa next week for a physical, according to Laine. It is not known [more]

Which fan base most deserves a playoff win?

In honor (there’s no honor in it, I suppose) of the Lions going 10,000 days (now 10,001) without winning a playoff game, Friday’s PFT Live had a draft in honor (again, no honor in it) of the NFL’s fan bases that most deserve a playoff win. Simms and I picked three teams each. He went [more]

Matt LaFleur: Choosing wideouts like “filling out a basketball roster”

With the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, basketball is in the air in Wisconsin right now. Packers players like David Bakhtiari and Aaron Rodgers have been taking in games (and taking in beers) and Packers head coach Matt LaFleur is making cross-sport analogies during the team’s organized team activities. LaFleur said this week that [more]

Lions postseason victory drought reaches 10,000 days

In 2016, the Lions commemorated the 25th anniversary of their last playoff win, which may not have been the best way to deal with a quarter of a century without a postseason victory. Today, the Lions can celebrate another milestone related to futility beyond Week 17. It’s been 10,000 days since the Lions last won [more]

No word yet on a final deal between Buccaneers, Ndamukong Suh

On Tuesday, multiple reports emerged indicating that the Buccaneers and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh are “finalizing” a one-year deal. A day later, no deal has been done. The official NFL transactions report for Wednesday does not reveal that Suh has joined the Buccaneers. And, as we’ve learned time and again over the years, no deal [more]

Jermaine Kearse worked out for Lions

Free agent wide receiver Jermaine Kearse said in March that he’d love a chance to return to the Seahawks, but the Seahawks haven’t shown any interest in making that happen and it has been a pretty quiet market for the veteran’s services overall. Kearse did reportedly have one team make a bid for his services, [more]

Jahlani Tavai not worrying about critics of how early he was drafted

The months leading up to the draft are filled with attempts to rank the prospects heading into the NFL and there are always some players who wind up coming off the board earlier or later than the consensus opinion of the pundits making up those lists. One of the players who was drafter earlier than [more]

Darius Slay, Damon Harrison skipping Lions OTAs

The Lions have a pair of defensive stars missing OTAs. In what can only be a coincidence, both players could make a strong case for being underpaid. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions cornerback Darius Slay and defensive tackle Damon Harrison were missing from the voluntary OTAs. Slay signed a four-year, $48 [more]

Matthew Stafford “as far along as I should be” in new offense

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford gave his first interview since his wife Kelly’s brain surgery last week and thanked people for their well-wishes as she and the family continue to go through the recovery process. Stafford took some time off from the Lions to make sure all was well on the home front, but he’s been [more]

Ndamukong Suh expected to sign with Buccaneers

Gerald McCoy is out in Tampa Bay, and now Ndamukong Suh is on the way in. Suh and the Bucs are finalizing a one-year contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. We noted when McCoy was cut that Suh could be a replacement for him. They’re both defensive tackles who entered the NFL together in the [more]

Lions shuffling line, Frank Ragnow to center

The Lions are making adjustments up front after the retirement of T.J. Lang, including moving last year’s first-rounder. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Frank Ragnow was working at center as the Lions opened OTAs Monday. He began his career at left guard, and playing 1,074 of a possible 1,075 snaps there last season [more]

The 2019 Dirty Dozen

During the season, we post weekly power rankings. In the offseason, we pretty much do whatever. This year, we’ve decided to dispense with ranking all 32 teams and to focus on the teams currently at the bottom of the stack. And even in this time of EVERY TEAM CAN MAKE THE PLAYOFFS! propaganda, the reality [more]

Travis Swanson announces retirement

Travis Swanson announced his retirement Saturday after five NFL seasons. Swanson, a free agent, played 12 games, with 11 starts last season for the Dolphins. He spent his first four seasons in Detroit after the Lions made him a third-round pick out of Arkansas. “I decided to retire from the game of football,” Swanson wrote [more]

Which General Managers are on the hot seat, post-Maccagnan?

One of the biggest stories of the week came on Wednesday, when the Jets fired G.M. Mike Maccagnan. That move sparked Friday’s PFT Live draft, which looked at the General Managers who are on the hottest seats as the 2019 season approaches. The stakes are high. Although Dave Gettleman and John Dorsey landed new G.M. jobs [more]

Lions say they’re in the running to host the 2021 or 2022 draft

The Lions have been vocal about their desire to have the NFL draft in Detroit, and they think they’re getting closer to a winning proposal. Lions President Rod Wood attended the draft in Nashville last month and said he saw elements of it that could be incorporated in Detroit. “I think they did a great [more]

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