Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Is it over?

The Detroit Lions have been keeping the entire NFL-world guessing about who they want for their first overall pick of the 2009 draft. A report by blogger Dave Birkett of the Oakland Press has broke a story claiming that Matt Stafford and the Lions are very near to signing a contract, making the young ex-Georgia quarterback the pick.

EDIT: Lions insider Tom Kowalski is refuting this claim. Conclusion: I don't know what's happening.

EDIT EDIT (Thursday Morning): It looks like what is happening is that the Lions have a deal on the table for Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry that both parties have accepted. They are using this as leverage to get quarterback Matt Stafford's agent, Tom Condon, to take a less pricey contract. If Stafford and Condon accept the Lions' terms before Saturday, it's over. If not, Aaron Curry will be the first pick of the 2009 NFL draft. Tom Kowalski broke these details at

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