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2008 Detroit Lions Free Agents

Posted on: February 7, 2008 4:51 pm
Edited on: February 7, 2008 4:56 pm
The Detroit Lions official blog posted an official list of all the players who are free agents from Detroit this year:

Detroit’s 2008 unrestricted free agents are:

Boss Bailey LB
Idrees Bashir DB
Tatum Bell RB
Aveion Cason RB
T.J. Duckett RB
Travis Fisher CB
George Foster T
Teddy Lehman LB
J.T. O’Sullivan QB
John Owens TE
Corey Smith DE
Keith Smith CB
Barry Stokes OL
Troy Walters WR
Damien Woody OL

Detroit’s 2008 restricted free agents are:

Langston Moore DL
Dan Orlovsky QB
Stephen Peterman G
Stanley Wilson CB

Detroit’s 2008 exclusive rights players are:

Greg Blue DB
Devale Ellis WR
Lamarcus Hicks DB
Sean McHugh TE

I'd expect most of the exclusive rights players and restricted free agents to be back, but I think that the Lions will limit how many of their UFAs they resign...

Personally I could see them resigning up to 5 UFAs, including Boss Bailey if no one other teams want him - but also addressing the starting linebacker spot in the draft (essentially moving Boss to more of a "core" special teams role). Priority 1 and 2 though is expected to be TJ Duckett and Damian Woody.
Category: NFL

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2008 9:13 pm

2008 Detroit Lions Free Agents

Your right about George Foster, it is pretty bad when you get pulled in the MIDDLE OF A DRIVE.....not even after the game OR after the drive is over!!! The more I talk about our busts and zero talented players the more depressed I get.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2008 7:53 pm

2008 Detroit Lions Free Agents

I just hope the Lions don't sign the following players because that have done nothing but under perform since coming to Detriot...

  • Boss Bailey - never developed a complete bust
  • Teddy Lehman - injuried to often has zero chance of making an impact
  • George Foster - I thought he could help this year but man this guy is a joke no wonder the Broncos let him go.
  • Tatum Bell - nothing more the a system back while at Denver and it showed this season
  • Dan Orlovsky - has had 4 years to become the #2 QB on the Lions depth chart and continues to get bumped to 3rd string project over with Orlovsky.
  • Stanley Wilson - does not fit the Lions Cover-2 secondary scheme no need to keep him

As for everyone else I wouldn't mind the Lions keeping them for the right price of course because all the free agents in my opinion are expandable I think must of use would agree with that.


Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: February 8, 2008 1:55 am

2008 Detroit Lions Free Agents

The only one of those I like is Keith Smith, I think he has a bit of value as a nickel...the rest of them basically just take up space and have little or no talent. Lehman and Bailey have been very dissapointing to me.

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