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Thu, 03 Mar 2011 14:48:41 -0800
The Detroit Lions cut LB Julian Peterson Thursday, March 3, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 19:48:30 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Wednesday, Jan. 5, that LB Julian Peterson will be released after the Super Bowl, reports Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. "Any time you make 31 straight starts for a team, you have given a lot of blood, sweat and tears to make that happen," Mayhew said. "I thanked him and told him we weren't going to bring him back."
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 09:01:54 -0800
The Detroit Lions have declared RB Aaron Brown, DL Barry Turner, CB Chris Houston, OG Donald Thomas, LB Julian Peterson, SS Randy Phillips, OT Tony Ugoh inactive for Week 17.
Sat, 13 Nov 2010 07:47:40 -0800
Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson has been fined $7,500 for an unnecessary roughness penalty he received in Week 9, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.
Thu, 02 Sep 2010 05:25:49 -0700
Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson could have a hard time surpassing the 4.5 sacks he had last year, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. Peterson is playing a different role on third downs this year. Used as a rush end in many passing situations last year, Peterson is now dropping into coverage as a nickel linebacker. The Lions made the switch after upgrading their defensive line by drafting DL Ndamukong Suh, trading for DL Corey Williams and signing DL Kyle Vanden Bosch as a free agent.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:52:57 -0700
The Detroit Lions believe the improvements they have made on the defensive line will help LB Julian Peterson because he is more productive blitzing in a standing position and the linemen will take on blockers, which will allow Peterson to have a clear path, according to MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:23:47 -0700
The Detroit Lions coaching staff is high on LB DeAndre Levy, who has taken over at middle linebacker, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. He was impressive at times last year, but also played like a rookie. LB Zack Follett is also being tested at outside linebacker. While he appears to have the physical tools, he needs to get the playbook down so he is not caught out of position. LB Julian Peterson, who mans the other outside spot, needs to contribute more than the 76 tackles and 4.5 sacks that he did a year ago based off the $7.5 million the Lions invested.
Thu, 20 May 2010 16:07:10 -0700
Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson has been playing more of a traditional linebacker spot during the team's OTAs, reports The Detroit News' Tim Twentyman. Peterson played as more of a hybrid linebacker/defensive end position last season. Head coach Jim Schwartz said, "You'll probably see Julian be in a little bit more situations package-wise as a pass rusher and as a blitzer. Where he's not just strictly a defensive end or little bit more of a hybrid position. I think that's a good thing. It's a change for him, but it's a result of adding guys that can rush the passer upfront."
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:36:10 -0800
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson is scheduled to make $7.5 million in 2010 and a combined $16.5 million the following two seasons. Kowalski doesn't feel the Lions want to pay that much, but Peterson may not be willing to accept a pay cut. Whether Peterson remains in Detroit for another year may come down to whether the Lions believe they cannot afford to lose him.
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:57:22 -0800
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson is on the bubble to return to the team next season. Peterson has a huge contract, and he is unlikely to take a pay cut.
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