- Now that the Detroit Lions have signed nine of their 10 2016 draft picks, details of the contracts have started to emerge. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press has the specific details, but here's the general outlook of the deals:
Some Lions rookie contract numbers for you: First-round pick Taylor Decker $6.176M SB, $10,996,978 fully guaranted— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 10, 2016
Third-round pick Graham Glasgow: $645,420 SB, total value $3.038M; Sixth-rounder Anthony Zettel: $123,724 SB, total value $2.464M— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) May 10, 2016
Lions signed Anthony Zettel to four-year, $2.463 million deal, includes $123.724 signing bonus— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 5, 2016
Lions deal for long snapper Jimmy Landis: up to $2.612 million, including $100,356 signing bonus— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 5, 2016
- Calvin Johnson is the only Detroit Lions player that has made Pro Football Focus' top 101 players of 2015 so far. Only 101-51 have been revealed, and one can expect, at the very least, Darius Slay to be in the top 50.
- ESPN has the Lions ranked 24th in their post-draft power rankings.
- I have no idea what to read into this Stephen Tulloch tweet:
With many questions regarding me, know that my decade of hard work on & off the field speaks for itself. If know me this journey isn't over!— Stephen Tulloch (@stephentulloch) May 9, 2016
- If Geoff Schwartz's podcast is any indication, he'll make a great broadcaster:
Lions OL Geoff Schwartz is participating in NFL's broadcasting boot camp next week at NFL Films offices.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) May 10, 2016
- Here's why the New England Patriots gave away Jon Bostic to the Lions for (essentially) free.
- We already knew ESPN was shifting their Monday Night Football coverage after Mike Tirico announced he'll be leaving for NBC, but the Worldwide Leader in Sports is going fully nuclear on their NFL coverage:
Ray Lewis and Cris Carter on way out at ESPN, Randy Moss coming in: report https://t.co/BAtt5hPRAi— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 10, 2016