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Deberg_1990
05-15-2009, 05:06 PM
Ouch...


http://det.scout.com/a.z?s=93&p=9&c=2&cid=865291&nid=4311807&fhn=1


The Detroit Lions released tackle Junius Coston and WR William Franklin on Friday. Franklin, a third-round pick of Kansas City last year, was in a heated competition at WR, and became even more expendable after the team drafted Penn State's Derrick Williams in the third-round of last month's draft.
The team also inked undrafted rookie free-agent Ryan Kees. Below is an excerpt from Scout.com on Kees ...

"Defensive end Ryan Kees is hopeful that he'll get a chance to show an NFL club what he can bring to the table. A three-year starter at St. Cloud State, Kees started his collegiate career off with a bang.

"My very first play from scrimmage was a sack, so that was really cool," he told Scout.com. Elected team captain twice, the defensive end plays with good technique and brings a lot of intelligence to the football field. The mechanical engineering major, who also minored in biology, was one of 15 finalists in the nation for the Draddy Award, commonly referred to as the "Academic Heisman".

The 6-foot-5, 276-pound lineman likes his chances of making an NFL roster. "I have a really good body size. I can put on a lot of weight and still maintain my athleticism," he said. "I work my hands well and I've got good pass-rush technique. I'm also able to stop the run and have good breakout speed and acceleration, especially for my size. At the Cactus Bowl, Kees drew interest from a number of teams that included the Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers

Bill Lundberg
05-15-2009, 05:09 PM
Bring him in for a look...

Mr. Arrowhead
05-15-2009, 05:11 PM
got cut for a training camp fodder

Kyle DeLexus
05-15-2009, 05:12 PM
and the Chiefsification of the Lions continues.

thurman merman
05-15-2009, 05:13 PM
if you get cut by the chiefs and lions, that means you most likely suck very much.

Reaper16
05-15-2009, 05:15 PM
If Will Franklin turns out to be a superstar, I'm gonna write Pioli a really, really stern letter.!!
LMAO

Deberg_1990
05-15-2009, 05:17 PM
if you get cut by the chiefs and lions, that means you most likely suck very much.


Ole Herm really had an eye for talent!

CrazyPhuD
05-15-2009, 05:19 PM
Not that I would ever accuse scout.com of poor fact checking but 100% certain franklin was a 4th round pick....

http://det.scout.com/a.z?s=93&p=9&c=2&cid=856185&nid=4311807&fhn=1

PhillyChiefFan
05-15-2009, 05:21 PM
I feel bad for him, but damn that speaks volumes to Herm's talent evaluation.

Mr. Arrowhead
05-15-2009, 05:27 PM
and people wanted to hire Herm as a scout

SNR
05-15-2009, 05:27 PM
WHY DID PIOLI CUT FRANKLIN! HE WAS YOUNG!! HE HAD POTENTIAL!!! WHAT IF HE SIGNS WITH ANOTHER TEAM AND DESTROYS US????!! OH GOD!!! THE HUMANITY!!!

Hydrae
05-15-2009, 05:27 PM
I feel bad for him, but damn that speaks volumes to Herm's talent evaluation.

Not to mention some of the geniuses we have around here.

PhillyChiefFan
05-15-2009, 05:29 PM
Not to mention some of the geniuses we have around here.

Did a lot of people want to keep him?

Hydrae
05-15-2009, 05:31 PM
Did a lot of people want to keep him?

Several were upset when we let him go and it seemed like a lot wanted him to start last year.

Micjones
05-15-2009, 05:31 PM
if you get cut by the chiefs and lions, that means you most likely suck very much.

ROFL

DaneMcCloud
05-15-2009, 05:33 PM
Ole Herm really had an eye for talent!

Every team hits on every player in the draft, except the Chiefs.

How can the Chiefs survive without last year's 4th round pick on the roster?

:deevee:

SPATCH
05-15-2009, 05:34 PM
hey... but he had that one sick catch in the preseason....

well done kid... well done

Spicy McHaggis
05-15-2009, 05:35 PM
The Detroit Lions released tackle Junius Coston and WR William Franklin on Friday. Franklin, a third-round pick of Kansas City last year

Good research there.

LaChapelle
05-15-2009, 05:41 PM
It's not your skill, it's your Will Franklin.

MoreLemonPledge
05-15-2009, 05:41 PM
Bring him in for a look...

This

Buehler445
05-15-2009, 05:48 PM
Don't care. I had hoped he would work out for the chiefs. It didn't happen. Its over now
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Detoxing
05-15-2009, 06:29 PM
Stupid Lions. What do they know about WR's.......

Priest31kc
05-15-2009, 06:31 PM
Being a Mizzou fan this sucks to hear, but I guess he just cant run routes. We'll see how J-Mac does w/ the Eagles but like everyone knows, Mizzou didn't run a bunch of NFL routes. I think J-Mac will be a much better returner the next couple of years and then his 3rd year (when most WRs break out), I think he could be a very good WR.

Sucks for Franklin though.

Ultra Peanut
05-15-2009, 06:32 PM
http://j.photos.cx/aa01b783eaa2d549d3b425edfccc8b0c-faa.gif

Frazod
05-15-2009, 06:33 PM
I hope he's got a passport. And warm clothing.

SPATCH
05-15-2009, 06:34 PM
Being a Mizzou fan this sucks to hear, but I guess he just cant run routes. We'll see how J-Mac does w/ the Eagles but like everyone knows, Mizzou didn't run a bunch of NFL routes. I think J-Mac will be a much better returner the next couple of years and then his 3rd year (when most WRs break out), I think he could be a very good WR.

Sucks for Franklin though.

you're a mizzou fan?

Pioli Zombie
05-15-2009, 06:49 PM
He couldn't catch the swine flu if he fucked a mexican hooker in a Tijuana dumpster
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Priest31kc
05-15-2009, 07:04 PM
you're a mizzou fan?

No

Der Flöprer
05-15-2009, 08:05 PM
Fuckin Herm's guys........................

Reerun_KC
05-15-2009, 08:31 PM
I feel bad for him, but damn that speaks volumes to Herm's talent evaluation.

Which was suspect at best when he was hired... Dude is absolutely atrocious at building a football team...

I wish that I could hit ever fucker in the head with a hammer for applausing the hire and giving Herm the benefit of the doubt..

That fucker can rot in fucking hell for eternity and still would be enough punishment for the hell he caused this fanbase...

Reerun_KC
05-15-2009, 08:33 PM
He couldn't catch the swine flu if he ****ed a mexican hooker in a Tijuana dumpster
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ROFL

the Talking Can
05-15-2009, 08:36 PM
further proof that haley is a clueless asshole...

strike 4000

Basileus777
05-15-2009, 08:41 PM
We need to stop drafting players from shitty programs like Missouri.

Reerun_KC
05-15-2009, 08:44 PM
We need to stop drafting players from shitty programs like Missouri.

This!:clap:

Halfcan
05-15-2009, 09:22 PM
what a horrible 3rd rounder

OnTheWarpath58
05-15-2009, 09:48 PM
I hope he's got a passport. And warm clothing.

The Casey Printers Express, eh?

DaWolf
05-15-2009, 10:00 PM
Who?

acesn8s
05-16-2009, 04:19 AM
Off to St. Louis!