- The Detroit Lions' official site has a recap of how the Haloti Ngata trade came together and how the team's pursuit of Tyrunn Walker began.
- Here's what Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh had to say about Ngata:
John Harbaugh on Ngata: "Great addition for the Lions. He’ll make them a better team in every way."— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 24, 2015
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said new Lions DT Haloti Ngata was an "iconic" player for Baltimore.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) March 24, 2015
John Harbaugh spoke glowingly about Haloti Ngata this morning. So why did the Ravens get rid of him? "Cap reasons"— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 24, 2015
- By trading for Ngata and signing Walker, who was an untendered restricted free agent, the Lions have not added any qualifying unrestricted free agents so far this offseason. That's important for next year's compensatory picks, and that's something that Martin Mayhew has been mindful of this offseason.
Interesting tidbit from Mayhew: 2016 compensatory picks were a part of the thought process when pursuing free agents this year.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) March 23, 2015
- Based on this report from the Detroit Free Press, it doesn't sound like the Lions had any real interest in re-signing Fairley.
- The Lions went into the 2014 season expecting Eric Ebron to be the third option in their passing game. Things really didn't play out that way, but Mayhew is hopeful for Ebron's future.
Mayhew said Ebron is in a good spot right now and is looking forward to him having a great 2015.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 24, 2015
- Ebron got Matthew Stafford and Kelly Hall a pretty unique gift for their upcoming wedding.
- Former Lions wide receiver Mike Williams is now a high school football coach.
- In honor of Super Bowl 50, there will be a lot of gold at NFL stadiums this year.
Lions notes: Haloti Ngata, Tyrunn Walker, more
Lions notes looks at Haloti Ngata, Tyrunn Walker and much more.
By Sean Yuille