- Despite rumors that Eric Ebron may have forced the Detroit Lions’ hand in getting himself released, the young tight end went to Twitter to apologize to Detroit fans he may have let down in his four years with the team:
@Ebron85 Here’s a pick of my 6 yr old after I told him about you being released last week. You were his fav Lion and he cried for 2 days about it. He still believes you’re coming back. Wanted to share the love of a young fan. Best wishes. pic.twitter.com/161pI8Lht1— Jamie Hajek (@Jamieh50) March 19, 2018
Sorry my guy. I failed u. But I promise u follow me on this next journey it will be a different outcome. The grass is greener https://t.co/Fnst12gjnj— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) March 19, 2018
- Speaking of Ebron, after visiting with the Panthers, he’s onto Indianapolis, per reports:
- Want to know more about some of the Detroit Lions’ free agency pickups? Detroit Lions Podcast has two great articles on Devon Kennard and DeShawn Shead. Check out the Kennard article here and the Shead article here.
- This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but Lions DE/LB Brandon Copeland reportedly won’t be returning to the team in 2018. Copeland spent the last three seasons with Detroit, but didn’t play in 2017 after tearing his pectoral muscle in the preseason opener.
UPDATE: He has signed with the Jets:
- Ty Finch of Lions Wire graded every single one of the Lions’ free agency moves from Week 1, including the players they let go.
- Former Lions safety James Ihedigbo is calling it a career after 10 years in the NFL:
I’m making it official. I’m stepping away from the game I love and have had the honor of playing since I was 6 years old!! I truly thank the Lord Jesus Christ for the opportunity, but more than anything, for having his hand on my life every step of the way. An Undrafted free agent from Amherst, Massachusetts to a 10 year career and Super Bowl Champion....I swear I need to write a book!! But I seriously want to thank all of my incredible coaches along the way, Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan, Bill Belicheck, John Harbaugh, and Jim Caldwell, thank all of you for believing in me as a player, and also in my leadership on and off the field. I want to give a special thank you to Mike Westoff, my special teams coach with the New York Jets, who told me in 2007 if I wanted to make the 53 man roster that I better be a terror on Special Teams, and that’s exactly what you developed me to be!! I became a problem that had to be dealt with every Sunday!! I want to say thank you to all my trainers @mickbrueckner @speed_guru @leovjohnson and @nineinnovations @dose_9 for always pushing me to work harder and become a beast!! Thank you to all my teammates, friends and brothers for life! I want to thank my family, my mother especially, who never missed a game, even from when I was kid all the way through my entire pro career, including flying to London to watch me play! We would pray together before every single game for super natural strength thank you mom for your support!! To my amazing wife, for your love and support and holding it down, and to my brothers for always pushing me to improve and strive for greatness! Lastly I thank all my fans, I appreciate your love and support more than you’d ever know! Thank You...Gravedigger out!!! cred: @thirtythree84_ @umassfootball @nyjets @patriots @ravens @detroitlionsnfl @buffalobills
- Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press argues that there should be no concern with the Lions’ slow approach to free agency, because Detroit’s biggest offseason addition was Matt Patricia.