Pressure was building, the movement was gatheringùfans from Mlive to Scout and around Detroit Lions nation were starting to grumble about the prospects of Lydon Murtha. The 6'7", 315lb lineman from Nebraska was finally healthy and looking like he could be a great addition to the active roster. Certainly he must be better than what is out there now, right? Then, as the trade deadline passed, each Lions fan breathed a sigh of relief as no milleneque move was performed. No aged veteran on the down slope of his career was added to the roster.á Then, late that night, the headline came, "Miami Dolphins sign Lydon Murtha off Lions' Practice Squad." Doh! On the bright side, Lions fans, Murtha was just a seventh round pick who wasn't even on the active roster. As one of three picks in that round ...
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