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bringbackmarty
05-22-2006, 02:57 PM
any takers? lions released him 54 career sacks over 400 tkls.

jspchief
05-22-2006, 03:24 PM
This thread isn't cryptic enough.

For those that don't follow, the Lions released Dan Wilkinson today.

He's older than dirt. I'm not a fan of cutting some young guy in favor of what will likely be a one year player. Dalton is the only guy that I'd let go to make room for Wilkinson, and I'm not sure it's worth it.

Pass.

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-22-2006, 03:29 PM
Don't suppose it would hurt giving him a try at league minimum if he'd take it... see if he's still got it. If he doesn't, cut him.

hypersensitiveZO6
05-22-2006, 03:31 PM
I'll take him.
hyperlite

Fish
05-22-2006, 03:32 PM
pass.... it's time for the youth movement.....

bringbackmarty
05-22-2006, 03:37 PM
well if you have paid any attention to the nfl in the last 10 seasons, you know big daddy is one of the best. he brings the meat on every play.

recxjake
05-22-2006, 03:49 PM
Lions | Wilkinson released
Mon, 22 May 2006 12:34:01 -0700

The Detroit Lions have officially announced the release of DT Dan Wilkinson.

FAX
05-22-2006, 03:51 PM
He's awesome. His nickname is Mr. GoodTackle.

FAX

Bugeater
05-22-2006, 04:05 PM
I've had about enough of signing other team's defensive cast-offs. Detroit's releasing him for a reason, and whatever that reason is, it's a good enough reason for us not to sign him.

chagrin
05-23-2006, 07:31 AM
I don't know, he hasn't really provided any spark for the past 6 years as a player. Veteran leadership? Maybe, but I agree with jspchief, not worth cutting anyone for

Cochise
05-23-2006, 07:39 AM
Not good enough to keep a job in Detroit...

HemiEd
05-23-2006, 07:52 AM
Detroit's releasing him for a reason, and whatever that reason is, it's a good enough reason for us not to sign him.

They are such well run franchise, I bet they are trying to make room for Ashley Lelie.

Rain Man
05-23-2006, 08:06 AM
I've had about enough of signing other team's defensive cast-offs. Detroit's releasing him for a reason, and whatever that reason is, it's a good enough reason for us not to sign him.

Matt Millen found that he's not a good route runner, and he doesn't have that extra gear for deep routes, either.

I never get tired of Millen/wide receiver jokes.

Mr. Kotter
05-23-2006, 08:17 AM
This thread isn't cryptic enough.

For those that don't follow, the Lions released Dan Wilkinson today.

He's older than dirt. I'm not a fan of cutting some young guy in favor of what will likely be a one year player. Dalton is the only guy that I'd let go to make room for Wilkinson, and I'm not sure it's worth it.

Pass.
He's 33.....which for a DT, can mean there is still a productive year or two. I thought he was older than this, but Wilkinson is only 6 months older than Browning, and two years older than Dalton. He's actually only 3 months older than Sam Adams....and 3 months younger than Grady Jackson, 3.5 yrs younger than Keith Traylor

I'm not saying he's the answer, because I don't know whether he's still productive or not.....because maybe Detroit's release has more to do with money, and having younger guys ready to step in. I honestly don't know, but I figure he'd be worth a look at least.....

I mean, given the state of our DT situation.....he might be an upgrade, at the right price.....

Mr. Kotter
05-23-2006, 08:39 AM
Eh, maybe he is out.....

Apparently, the reason he is out in Detroit, according to this article.....he doesn't "fit" the Cover 2 system....but then again, NONE of our DTs seem to, sans a healthy and rejuvenated Sims. Heh.

From kffl....

http://www.kffl.com/article.php/49734/115
Lions Release Veteran DT Wilkinson


ALLEN PARK, Michigan (Ticker) - Rod Marinelli (http://www.kffl.com/player/11542/nfl) prefers fast defensive tackles with the ability to penetrate the backfield over massive ones that clog the middle. That essentially spelled the end for Dan Wilkinson (http://www.kffl.com/player/1912/nfl) with the Detroit Lions (http://www.kffl.com/team/16/nfl).
The 6-4, 353-pound Wilkinson was released by the Lions (http://www.kffl.com/team/16/nfl) on Monday after starting all 48 games for them over the last three seasons.
However, Wilkinson was not a good fit in the Cover-2 defense scheme that new coach Marinelli is installing in Detroit.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 1994 draft, Wilkinson played four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals (http://www.kffl.com/team/12/nfl) before being traded to the Washington Redskins (http://www.kffl.com/team/37/nfl) in 1997. He spent five years with Washington before signing with the Lions (http://www.kffl.com/team/16/nfl) in 2003.
In Detroit, Wilkinson was paired inside with Shaun Rogers (http://www.kffl.com/player/650/nfl), who made the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons.
In his 12-year career, Wilkinson compiled 455 tackles and 54 sacks.....