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Friday Notes: Lions Sign Hill, Williams; One Unsigned Rookie Left

  • In case you haven't checked out the FanShots being posted lately, let me get you up to speed on the Lions' rookie signings.

    Sammie Hill and Derrick Williams have both signed three-year deals in the last 24 hours, meaning that nine of the Lions' rookies are now under contract.  The only one without a deal is first-round pick Brandon Pettigrew, which is probably mainly due to the fact that quite a few first-rounders are still unsigned.  Even if Pettigrew isn't signed today, he wouldn't miss any practice if a deal is done by tomorrow morning.  Players are simply reporting to Allen Park today, with practice actually starting early in the morning on Saturday.  Even so, according to Jim Schwartz, Pettigrew is close to a deal, so I'd expect all rookies to be ready to go for practice.
  • Jim Schwartz spoke to the Associated Press for a profile being done on him, and this was by far the most interesting quote from the article:
    "If I find an author — David Morrell, Mario Puzo, John Grisham or any guy I hear is good — I'll read everything he did," Schwartz said. "I don't read books by women. I've tried to, but their perspective is different, so I stick with what I like."
    The context for that quote is that Schwartz was talking about how he is an avid reader and used to go through 500 pages a day before he was married and had kids.  He also went on to talk about how he has a "flame-filled" tattoo around his right leg as a memory of his mother, who passed away in 1994.

    More than anything, I wanted to mention this so I had an excuse to use the picture of Schwartz from his Georgetown days.
  • The specific time for players to report to Allen Park is 6 p.m. today.  The players' curfew is 11 p.m., and then tomorrow before practice even begins their strength and conditioning will be tested.
  • Louis Delmas now has a Twitter page.
  • Speaking of Twitter, Jim Schwartz doesn't want his players to be "Twittering during business hours."
  • 97.1 The Ticket interviewed Schwartz yesterday.
  • Tom Kowalski thinks the reason behind Kevin Carter not signing with the Lions is money.  Carter wants too much of it, and right now the Lions are willing to wait and see if his asking price will go down.
  • The anti-Vick list is growing, as it now includes Oakland, Tennessee, and Chicago.
  • Matthew Stafford appears to be quite the ladies man, as evidenced by the picture after the jump, which is just one of the many examples of that.


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