by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/25/14) The Lions signed strong safety James Ihedigbo to a two-year contract on Monday, according to the his Twitter handle.
Ihedigbo will be re-united with defensive coordinator Terry Austin. He is expected to replace Louis Delmas. Ihedigbo, 30, registered a career-high 101 tackles, three interceptions and two forced fumbles.
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.
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Save for the addition of veteran safety James Ihedigbo and rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy, the Lions defense returns intact. That's good and bad news -- the front seven of the group is rock-solid, anchored by Ndamukong Suh and pass rusher Ziggy Ansah. But the secondary is a mess -- aside from safety Glover Quin there isn't a fearsome defender back there. The Lions turned over their coaching staff this offseason and hired Teryl Austin as their new defensive coordinator. Austin is a defensive backs guru who should help the group perk up, though there's enough weak-ish veterans on staff to keep us pessimistic. The Lions do have a great couple of games to begin the year against the Giants and Panthers and then the Jets in Week 4. If that sounds good to you then think about taking the Lions DST to start the season. Otherwise keep the door open on them being a useful replacement off waivers.