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Author: Hamza Baccouche

Dontari Poe to Sign With Carolina Panthers

ATLANTA, GA – AUGUST 31: Dontari Poe #92 of the Atlanta Falcons looks on during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) The Carolina Panthers are expected to land defensive tackle Dontari Poe. This is according to the Washington Post’s Kimberley Martin who initially reported on the news. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport later indicated that Poe is receiving a three-year deal worth between $9-10 million per season. Poe played last season with the Atlanta Falcons after spending the entirety of his pro career before...

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Addressing the Detroit Lions Lack of Defensive Tackle Depth

BUFFALO, NY – DECEMBER 3: Alan Branch #97 of the New England Patriots during NFL game action against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on December 3, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) It seems the Detroit Lions always have a young defensive lineman on the come up. From the days of Willie Young to Ndamukong Suh and most recently Kerry Hyder, there’s always optimism regarding the future of the Lions defensive line. This year, however, was the first in recent memory where there wasn’t. With defensive end/defensive tackle hybrid Kerry Hyder sustaining a...

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Fixing the Detroit Lions Running Back Problem

CINCINNATI, OH – NOVEMBER 26: Adam Jones #24 of the Cincinnati Bengals chases down Isaiah Crowell #34 of the Cleveland Browns during their game at Paul Brown Stadium on November 26, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals defeated the Browns 30-16. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) The Detroit Lions’ running game has been a mess for years. Just about everyone has seen the blame, from former head coach Jim Caldwell to former offensive line coach Ron Prince to running back Ameer Abdullah and everyone in between. However, since the team hasn’t had a 100-yard rushing game from a back...

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Detroit Lions Franchise Tag Ezekiel Ansah

The Detroit Lions have used the franchise tag on defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, the team announced on their website Tuesday. The tag means that Ansah will receive $17.5 million next year according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport assuming the two parties can’t agree to a long-term deal. Ansah played 14 games in the 2017 season, finishing with 12 sacks and 44 tackles. While he has shown flashes of talent he has been wildly inconsistent, with nine of his 12 sacks coming in just three games. As a result, opinions have been up in the air as to what the Lions would...

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