Detroit Sports

Monday, March 07, 2005

Lions Sign Two

The Detroit Lions have made their first move of the offseason by signing safety Kenoy Kennedy and tight end Marcus Pollard. Kennedy's deal was for 14 million over 5 years along with a 4.4 million dollar signing bonus. Pollard's deal was for 6 million over 3 years along with a 2.3 million dollar signing bonus.

Kenoy Kennedy was highly regarded as the best safety on the free agent market. He has played for Denver the last 5 seasons. This was a good signing for the Lions. They were looking for someone to play the strong safety position and Kennedy will nicely fill that role. He should be able to help out the Lions' weak defense.

Marcus Pollard is a 10 year veteran who has played his entire career with the Colts. Pollard caught 6 touchdown passes last season along with 29 catches for 309 yards. He will probably replace Stephen Alexander, the Lions' starting tight end from last season. Pollard's best season was in 2001 when he scored 8 touchdowns along with 739 receiving yards. It will be nice to have a good veteran on the offense helping out Harrington and the offense. He is a very solid player. This signing was as well a good one.

These signings were hopefully a sign of good things to come for the rest of the offseason for the Lions. The Lions are showing that they are willing to spend the money to get the right player for the job.

Other Offseaon Notes: The Lions are looking for a backup quarterback. They targeted Kurt Warner but he went to the Cardinals. The Lions will probably now go after Jeff Garcia or perhaps Brad Johnson.

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