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The Detroit Lions Square Peg Brigade: Third Installment in a Series

March 31, 2011   ·   Michael Sudds   ·   Jump to comments

It’s time for the third installment of the “Square Peg Brigade” series. The point of the article is to visit those players added to the Lions roster in 2010 via trade, free agency, or the waiver wire.
These players found themselves as square pegs in new schemes, or were roster cut-down casualties with their former teams.  Some were snatched off the practice squad.
It is a testament to the Lions organization that they have brought so many players who improved the depth, and quality of the roster in one year. Some will go down as stopgaps as the Lions wind down their epic rebuilding program. Some will go on as starters, who will make even greater contributions moving forward.
Some will move on to other teams who view them as the upgrade that the Lions envisioned them to be when they acquired them. In some instances, the Lions will receive compensation, which is a value added proposition.
There were 10 defensive players who had starting role...

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