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Detroit Lions quiet in free agency, just the way they like it
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com
"The Lions were aggressive in acquiring Ngata to anchor their defense. But they’ve otherwise had a quiet offseason, preferring to operate in the margins of free agency rather than the spotlight.They signed former Saints defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker, a well-regarded pass rusher who was buried in a 3-4 scheme. They signed former Falcons cornerback Josh Wilson, who hasn’t been a full-time starter in a year but remains productive in the nickel.And that’s it."
With the First Pick
Lions’ backup QB Moore confident he can produce
Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press
"Moore has taken a shot as an undrafted free agent, turned it into a strong exhibition résumé, and parlayed that into a nearly invisible three-year career in the NFL.But this season might be different for Moore, whom the Lions signed to a two-year contract as a restricted free agent last month and who could have a legitimate shot at competing with Dan Orlovsky for the No. 2 job."
Caldwell had ambition in mind when building his staff
Tim Twentyman — DetroitLions.com
"Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin was a hot head-coaching candidate this offseason. He didn’t land one of the five jobs he interviewed for, but it’s only a matter of time before he’s running his own team.While losing Austin would have been a blow to the Lions defense in 2015, head coach Jim Caldwell created this staff with that contingency in mind. He told reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings in Phoenix last week that when he put together this staff he wanted “ambitious” men – like Austin – working for him."
Detroit Lions: Eric Ebron and the second-year leap
Joe Soriano — NFL Spin Zone
"By all accounts, Ebron came into the NFL as a raw prospect, and his lack of production as a rookie should have surprised absolutely nobody. So if you are calling Ebron a disappointment, then your criticism is ridiculously premature. That would be the case at almost any position and in almost any position, but that’s especially true if you are criticizing a raw rookie tight end."
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