The Washington Redskins have signed defensive end Marcus Smith, who is a former first round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles, and should be available when Washington takes on the New York Giants this Sunday.
Smith was an afterthought during his first 3 seasons with the Eagles, and during his stint with the Seattle Seahawks, and despite working out for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets back in November, has drawn very little interest on the free agent market, prior to signing with Washington.
Three Takeaways from the Detroit Lions road victory against the Arizona Cardinals 17-3, somehow keeping their playoff hopes alive
1. Zach Zenner showed up to play this week
Late in the game, Zach Zenner got a few series at running back and he made an immediate impact. He helped the Lions drive down the field and score their only offensive touchdown of the game. Not only did he do that, but he helped ice the game by getting first downs late in the 4th quarter. Zenner finished with 54 rushing yards on 12 carries and a touchdown.
2. Jarrad Davis was all over the place on defense
Davis is really starting to get in his zone on defense. He was breaking up pass plays, stuffing the run, and even got himself a sack in this game. Davis finished with eight tackles, one sack, and pass deflection. Throughout his first two years in the league, Davis is improving week by week and it is a great sign of things to come at linebacker for the Lions.
3. The offense continues to struggle each week while the defense has improved each week
If it wasn’t for Zenner’s spark and Darius Slay’s interception for a touchdown, the rest of the Lions offense was only able to manage three points. While fans should understand that the offense will struggle due to injuries, etc. it shouldn’t be as bad as it is. Stafford only threw for 101 yards because every pass was short and everybody struggled to get open. As long as Marvin Jones and Kerryon Johnson are still on the sidelines, there is nothing really positive going for the Lions offense.
With this victory, the Lions still somehow have a chance to make the playoffs. While they will need lots of help from other teams, the possibility is still there. Now, this victory wasn’t against a very good Cardinals team, but the defense still looked really good and was a major factor in the Lions winning. With three games left in the season and two of those being divisional games, it will be very interesting to see where the 2018 season pans out for the Lions.
Lions Shut Down Ziggy Ansah
The Detroit Lions have shut down defensive end Ziggy Ansah, who has been placed on injured reserve, according to an official team announcement.
It is likely that the Lions will move on from Ansah this offseason.
The Lions opted to apply the franchise tag to Ansah last offseason, paying him $17.1 million and were willing to negotiate a long term deal for the end.
Ansah suffered a number of injuries this season and only posted 4 sacks over 7 games.
Bears’ Bryce Callahan Out with Broken Bone in Foot
Chicago is waiting to decide on if they will be placing Callahan on injured reserve until they know the full extent of his injury.
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- Lions Shut Down Ziggy Ansah
- Bears’ Bryce Callahan Out with Broken Bone in Foot
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