NFL League Notes

May 6, 2009

Detroit’s Local Ties Helps Get Them Get a Foote in the Door
The Lions didn’t waste much time snatching up Larry Foote’s services.  It’s a homecoming for Foote as he grew up in Detroit and went to the University of Michigan.  Foote had just 63 tackles last year after averaging 91 over the previous three years.  Foote also has 14.5 Sacks and 3 INTs since 2004.  He lost time to Lawrence Timmons, who recorded 65 tackles, and will replace Foote in the starting lineup. 

Bengals’ Levi Not the Right Fit
The addition of Rookie LT Andre Smith made Levi Jones expendable.  That and Jones’ injury history.  He missed six games last year seventeen over the previous three seasons.  He’s a big guy at 6’5″ and 307 Lbs and if he can get his health squared away, he’ll have no problem finding work.

Scoped Knee for McGahee
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Willis McGahee had his knee scoped.  With Le’Ron McClain and a healthy Ray Rice, McGahee’s fantasy value is very limited.  The Sun is also reporting that Jerry Porter and D.J. Hackett will try to catch on with the team.

***UPDATE***
The Other Roy Williams signs with the Bengals
NFL.com is reporting that Safety Roy Williams has agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.  Williams is one of the game’s best hitters, but he has lost a step in recent years.  He should fit in well with the Bengals as he is familiar with Roger Goodell because of his horse collar tackles.

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