- Brandon Pettigrew said on Friday that he decided to re-sign with the Detroit Lions because he felt more comfortable staying with the team that drafted him than leaving for a new team. Pettigrew also said this:
Pettigrew: "I think these guys want to open up the game a little bit more and spread the ball out and try to get the TEs the ball."— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 14, 2014
Pettigrew: "I love the city. I'm grateful for being able to be here. The city is going through changes as is the organization."— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 14, 2014
- Joseph Fauria had a funny tweet about Pettigrew re-signing:
Congrats to Grewski on his new contract! Ebony & Ivory back at it. This tandem ain't even fair! #Lions… http://t.co/VMbH5UfBIQ— Joseph Fauria (@BigJoeFauria) March 14, 2014
- Instead of exploring a return to the Washington Redskins, Darryl Tapp opted to sign with Detroit because he thinks the Lions are a better fit. Tapp will be back in a 4-3 defense in Detroit, and he will get to play for defensive line coach Jim Washburn again.
Tapp said he played for Jim Washburn at the Senior Bowl as well as the Eagles. "I've been trying to get with that guy for the last 5 years."— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 14, 2014
- The one-year deal the Lions gave Tapp is worth a total of $920,000, but the cap hit is only $635,000.
- Mel Kiper's latest 2014 NFL mock draft has the Lions taking Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans. Interestingly, Kiper has Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack going first overall to the Houston Texans.
- Runner's World interviewed Reggie Bush about -- what else? -- running.
- The MMQB's Robert Klemko went behind the scenes with Louis Delmas as the former Lions safety decided to join the Miami Dolphins.
- The Sports Geeks put together a really cool infographic about each NFL team's last three coaches. It's pretty amazing how rare it is for the Pittsburgh Steelers to change head coaches.
- Cornerback Charles Tillman re-signed with the Chicago Bears on Friday, keeping him in the NFC North for at least another season. Cornerback Brandon Browner, meanwhile, agreed to a three-year deal worth up to $17 million with the New England Patriots, and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks got a one-year deal from the Indianapolis Colts that will pay him at least $3.5 million.
Lions notes: Brandon Pettigrew, Darryl Tapp, more
Lions notes looks at what Brandon Pettigrew and Darryl Tapp had to say about signing with Detroit and much more.
By Sean Yuille