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ESPN: Ameer Abdullah needs change of scenery from Detroit Lions

Detroit Free Press - 14 Feb 2018
Abdullah has led the Lions in rushing in two of his three seasons, running for 552 yards and four touchdowns on 3.3 yards per carry in 2017. His five runs of at least 20 yards were tied for 17th in the NFL, but he struggled behind a revamped offensive ...
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Free-Agent Setup: DE Ansah the key among Lions' 17 UFAs

Lyndy's Sports Annuals - 25 Feb 2018
Backups — Ameer Abdullah, Tion Green, Zach Zenner, Dwayne Washington, *Mike James. TIGHT ENDS: (B-minus): Starter — Eric Ebron. Backups — Darren Fells (UFA), Michael Roberts, Hakeem Valles. WIDE RECEIVERS (A-minus): Starters — Marvin Jones Jr ...
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Revisiting the Detroit Lions' 2015 NFL Draft three years later

Sidelion Report - 07 Feb 2018
In round two, the Detroit Lions selected Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah with pick number 54 overall. If Abdullah wasn't in the final year of his somewhat friendly rookie contract, he probably would not be back this year. Abdullah cannot play the ...
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Former Lion Geoff Schwartz weighs in on o-line, run game

detroitlions.com - 02 Feb 2018
“I think (Detroit) has two running backs in (Theo) Riddick and (Ameer) Abdullah who are the same type of guy. They're really not first- and second-down backs. They're not guys you would say, 'These guys are first- and second-down between-the-tackles ...
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Mel Kiper changes course, has Lions drafting a RB in Round 1

MLive.com - 21 Feb 2018
Ameer Abdullah averaged only 3.3 yards per carry in 2017, while Theo Riddick is more of a versatile pass-catcher. Guice had 26 rushing touchdowns over the past two seasons, and he looked every bit as good for the Tigers as Leonard Fournette did in 2016 ...
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Lions take RB Guice in Kiper's latest mock draft

The Detroit News - 21 Feb 2018
The Detroit Lions have been no better than 28th in the NFL the past four years in rushing yards, finishing dead last twice, including last season. The way Mel Kiper Jr. sees it, help could be on the way in the NFL draft. The ESPN draft expert has the ...
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Lions Offseason Outlook: Running Backs

Lions Wire - 12 Feb 2018
The rest of the group carry small enough cap requirements to justify keeping them around until training camp for competition, while also having a small enough cap hit to justify releasing them at any time if their performance isn't where the Lions want ...
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Detroit Lions' RB Ameer Abdullah frustrated by benching

Detroit Free Press - 19 Dec 2017
Ameer Abdullah can't explain it. After starting the first 11 games of the season at running back, Abdullah has barely played the last three weeks. Some of it is due to health. He hurt his neck in the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving loss to the Minnesota ...
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Ameer Abdullah on Lions demotion: I'll 'grow from' it

NFL.com - 20 Dec 2017
Detroit's forever-maligned running game has undergone a face lift in recent weeks, all to the detriment of Ameer Abdullah. The Lions have reshuffled the deck at running back since Thanksgiving, handing a greater share of the carries to Theo Riddick and ...
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The Lions are taking apart their running game

MLive.com - 09 Feb 2018
Quinn stood pat with Ameer Abdullah last year, but Abdullah struggled in the No. 1 role, was eventually benched and finished with just 552 yards on the season. He was the worst running back in the league, according to ProFootballFocus. He does some ...
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Lions RB Ameer Abdullah ponders future after 'very different' year

Detroit Free Press - 02 Jan 2018
This season didn't go at all how Ameer Abdullah planned. Abdullah opened the year as the Lions' starting running back and led the team with 552 yards rushing, but he finished as the third back in a timeshare and now awaits an uncertain future this ...
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What is the future of Ameer Abdullah?

MLive.com - 12 Dec 2017
ALLEN PARK -- A day after the Detroit Lions decided to sit Ameer Abdullah, Jim Caldwell offered no clarity about the decision or what it could mean for the running back's future. On the one hand, Caldwell insisted the decision was related to the neck ...

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