Quin said the surgery was minor, but he said he needed to procedure because the ankle wasn't getting any better. Quin played all 16 games for the Lions in 2013 and finished with 57 tackles (44 solo), three interceptions and two sacks.
Lions hope to sign Ndamukong Suh to extension soon
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/21/14) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he would like to work out a contract extension with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh before the start of the season, reports the Detroit Free Press.
The report says Mayhew would like to get a deal done with Suh either at the start of free agency or later this offseason. Suh is is scheduled to make more than $12 million next season and has a $22.4 million cap charge. He is going to be a free agent after this season.
Ziggy Ansah has shoulder surgery
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/20/14) Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah underwent shoulder surgery but is expected to be ready for the start of next season, reports Lions Insider. Ansah had eight sacks in 14 games as a rookie.
Kirwin: Lions should trade Ndamukong Suh
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/12/14) The Lions might be better off trading defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh now then trying to pay him following this season, reports CBSSports.com NFL Insider Pat Kirwin.
Suh is is scheduled to make more than $12 million next season and has a $22.4 million cap charge. He is going to be a free agent after this season, and if he doesn't sign a long-term deal this year the franchise tag for him will be 120 percent of his 2014 salary, or $15 million for the 2015 season.
Kirwin suggests the Lions might be better off trading Suh and getting a few quality draft picks to help rebuild.
Lions want consistency from up-and-down Darius Slay
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (2/10/14) Lions cornerback Darius Slay had an up-and-down rookie year after being drafted 36th overall. He began the season as a starter, lost the job to Rashean Mathis, then made the most of another chance to start when he replaced the injured Chris Houston on Thanksgiving.
In that 40-10 win over Green Bay, Slay had three passes defensed and two tackles.
"You know, he had some things, he had some growing pains," new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin told the team's website. "There were some times he didn't look very good and there were some times he looked outstanding.
"Our goal is to try to get him to be consistent, to be a consistent player. That way, that talent will start to take over."
A knee injury cost Slay three games. He finished with 34 tackles and six passes defensed. He'll get every opportunity to earn a starting job in 2014, according to the website.
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A year ago the Lions DST appeared as one of the most promising options in Fantasy. Now, they'll give you a stomach ache. The unit totaled 34 sacks, 11 interceptions and zero touchdowns in 2012, producing 10 or more Fantasy points just four times. They were particularly mediocre vs. the run (1,889 yards and 13 touchdowns allowed) and the pass (3,569 yards, 26 touchdowns) but allowed on average 27.3 points per game and that helped lead to their downfall. They addressed the pass rush by selecting Ezekiel Ansah with their first-round pick and also picked up versatile lineman Jason Jones from the Titans. But until it's proven that those two additions will bring the heat, no one should count on the Lions DST in 2013 even with a fairly decent opening schedule (vs. the Vikings, at the Cardinals, at the Redskins). (Updated 5/15/13)