Lions FA Talk

Discussion in 'Detroit Lions Blitz' started by LAW, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. LAW Veritatis

    First Report:

    @davebirkett
    Carolina Panthers | Official Team Site

    Height: 6-6 Weight: 331 Age: 25

    Born: 7/11/1986 Los Angeles , CA

    College: Oregon

    Experience: 3rd season

    High School: Palisades Charter HS [Los Angeles, CA]


    Season Team G GS
    2010 Carolina Panthers 16 16

    2009 Carolina Panthers 16 3

    TOTAL 32 19

    TRANSACTIONS
    Placed on injured reserve with an injured right hip by Carolina (8/30/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (8/31/08)...Waived by Carolina (8/30/08)...Selected by Carolina in the seventh round (241st overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/27/08).

    GP/GS
    Career (32/19); 2011 (IR); 2010 (16/16); 2009 (16/3).

    2011
    Spent the entire season on injured reserve for Carolina after suffering an injured right hip during a training camp practice (8/6).

    2010
    Started all 16 games for Carolina...Started the first five games at right tackle and the last 11 at right guard...One of three offensive linemen to start all 16 games, joining Jordan Gross and Ryan Kalil...Helped the Panthers generate more than 100 yards rushing in eight of the last nine games with a season-high 212 yards versus Atlanta (12/12).

    2009
    Played in all 16 games with three starts...Started final three games at right tackle after Jeff Otah suffered a season-ending knee injury and was placed on injured reserve...Appeared primarily on special teams in the first 13 games...Returned one kickoff for 16 yards...Helped Panthers average 156.1 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,498 rushing yards, 525 rushing attempts and 123 rushing first downs...Cleared lanes for running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first set of teammates in NFL history to each rush for more than 1,100 yards in the same season...Vs. Minnesota (12/20): Made first NFL start...At New York Giants (12/27): Created paths for the Panthers to accumulate 247 rushing yards, the fifth-highest single-game total in team history.

    2008
    Spent the entire season on the Panthers practice squad...Attended training camp with Carolina before being waived in the final roster cutdown (8/30).

    COLLEGE
    Three-year starter at right tackle for Oregon...Played in 41 games with 36 starts...2007 (Sr.): Second-team All-Pac 10 selection...Started all 13 games despite missing spring practice recovering from back surgery...Helped the Ducks lead the Pac-10 in rushing for the second consecutive year with an average of 251.7 yards per game...Opened holes for running back Jonathan Stewart, Carolina's 2008 first-round (13th overall) draft choice, to set a school single-season record with 1,722 yards rushing...2006 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with 11 starts at right tackle...Contributed to an offense that led the conference in rushing for the first time since 1955 with an average of 182.2 yards per game...Provided protection for Oregon to finish second in the conference in sacks allowed with 16...2005 (So.): Started all 12 games at right tackle...Allowed only three sacks as part of an offensive line that surrendered the third-fewest sacks in the conference with 20...Caught a two-point conversion pass against Montana...2004 (Fr.): Played in four games.

    PERSONAL
    Attended Palisades Charter HS in Los Angeles, Calif....Majored in political science at Oregon.
  2. badnews3123 Well-Known Member

    That fits the Mayhew value FA perfectly. Had a good year in 2010, got hurt last year. Can play G or T.
  3. Murtyle American Destroyer

    Free agent T/G Geoff Schwartz confirmed on Twitter Wednesday night that he is healthy after missing all of 2011 due to hip surgery. Beat writer Darin Gantt insists Schwartz wasn't tendered due to a "business decision," but the Panthers would easily have offered him the one-year, $1.26 million proposal if they thought highly of Schwartz. Young and a mauler with starting experience at right guard and right tackle, Schwartz should have several suitors. Old pal John Fox may give him a look in Denver. Mar 7 -10:16 PM Source: Geoff Schwartz on Twitter

    Per rotoworld
  4. Murtyle American Destroyer

    Geoff Schwartz, OT/ OG

    When the Carolina Panthers opted against tendering Schwartz, there was a collective gasp from the PFF team. Sure Ron Rivera wasn’t in charge when Schwartz managed to finish 2010 with a PFF grade of +12.3 despite playing two positions, but it wouldn’t have been hard to watch some tapes and see he’s got more talent than anything they can currently put out on the right side of their line. Schwartz offers the kind of versatility and talent that brings to mind a poor man’s Marshal Yanda; good enough to make him the best right tackle available and possibly the best value guard too. He has a very real chance to be this year’s Evan Mathis for a team with a diligent scouting department.

    http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2012/03/11/free-agency-2012-bargain-hunting/
  5. Felix True Fan

    How could the Lions be talking to him then? Rusty has been very clear that Mayhew and the scouts arent very good... :icon_scratch:

    :laughing6:
  6. Murtyle American Destroyer

    I don't know if he was a RFA last year as well, but I think I remember him getting some minor buzz last year...
  7. badnews3123 Well-Known Member

    Adam Caplan saying that Lions have interest in LB David Hawthorne as fallback for Tulloch. Would love to keep Tulloch, but Hawthorne is a good back up plan.


    Jason Cole reports Lions have interest in Laron Landry.

    Eric Wright being pursued heavily by SF. As well as TB and Washington.
  8. Blaming Barry Well-Known Member

    I really want that Schwartz guy.
  9. LAW Veritatis

    @Eric_Edholm

    #Lions qb Shaun Hill told me he's got a visit set up with the #Rams this week
  10. Massa Member

    would make sense he lives less than three hours away from their practice facility and field.. I visited Lake of the Ozarks last fall (I use to live 6blocks from Edward Jones dome) and everyone at the bar I went to KNEW him as he is "one of the locals"
  11. millenbacker !! JUST BREW IT !!

    GOOD, hope they sign him.

    MB
  12. jedema Member

    Adam Schefter ‏ @AdamSchefter

    First deal of day is in: CB Eric Wright reached agreement with Tampa Bay, signing deal today.
  13. Schuxu Well-Known Member

  14. LionNation Detroit Lions Oracle

    Not a big loss, happy trails....
  15. littlekaps Member

    Bucs got him for 5 years, don't know what they paid him but I don't want to use our cap room here.

    We have to draft somebody and it is shaping up to be our first round pick. We have Houston for one more year and then he is up. We will need to pick up some B/C level players later on to fill in the void.
  16. LAW Veritatis

    @AnwarRichardson: San Francisco #49ers receiver Ted Ginn Jr. will visit #Lions #NFL
  17. Texan4Lions Keeping it Real since '77

    What? Seriously? That's horrible. Corner just became our #1 off season priority. Unless your ok with berry and Houston as our starting corners.
  18. Texan4Lions Keeping it Real since '77

    They must have something already in the works for another corner or a plan to take one high. I guess I just freaked on initial reaction.
  19. badnews3123 Well-Known Member

    Wright is solid and versatile, but I wouldn't overpay for him.

    Berry is underrated. Very good season as essentially a rookie. Would get more recognition if he wasn't a UDFA.

    They'll obviously add more help, but I don't want them to overpay.
  20. Blaming Barry Well-Known Member

    Wright was nothing special, but we'll probably end up regretting letting him go. He is at least still young and knew the players/system. But agree it's not worth overpaying.

    I'm thinking they have Richard Marshall in their sites. Didn't they look at him when he was available a couple years ago?
  21. BurnTHalO Active Member

    I did the same thing. If they do nothing to address that hole by the end of the second day of the draft (either FA or draft), then I'll freak out.
  22. badnews3123 Well-Known Member

    Looks like Wrights deal is 5 for 35-40....yeah I'm ok with no paying that.
  23. goldenlions International Playboy

    I think TB is going to try to buy their way into the playoffs this year.
  24. Texan4Lions Keeping it Real since '77

    They still play in a tough division.

    *Side note: JRay started a wright discussion thread.
  25. Blaming Barry Well-Known Member

    I'm trying to figure out how Wright gets almost as much per year as Carl Nicks.

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