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Lions awarded G/C Bill Nagy off waivers; place CB Drew Coleman on IR

Posted by ttwentyman on August 16, 2012 – 6:11 pm

The Lions have claimed former Cowboys guard/center Bill Nagy off waivers after he was released following ankle surgery earlier this week.

The team also placed cornerback Drew Coleman on the injured reserve list. Coleman recently suffered a concussion in practice.

“Drew Coleman is currently sidelined with a concussion,” Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said after Wednesday’s practice. “When he’s able to get back out, when’ he’s 100-percent, we’ll get him back out.

“But you guys know that protocol is a very serious thing in the NFL and across sports. Not just football, not just NFL football, college football, high school and everything else so we’ll take him day-by-day.”

Nagy started four games for the Cowboys last year after he was drafted in the seventh round out of Wisconsin.  He started Week 1 as a rookie and was drawing rave reviews before a broken ankle ended his season. He had surgery on the same left ankle Wednesday after suffering a high left ankle sprain in the first practice of training camp.

Nagy, 24, was expected to compete for the starting center spot with Phil Costa along the Cowboys offensive line before the injury.

The claim is a nice move for a Lions team still trying to find an eventual replacement for Dominic Raiola.


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18 Responses to “Lions awarded G/C Bill Nagy off waivers; place CB Drew Coleman on IR”

  1. By lionking on Aug 16, 2012 | Reply

    I hope MM gets his props for being such a shrewd GM. This guy will probably heal during the season and develop into a solid replacement for aging DR. Very nice pick-up.

  2. By John on Aug 16, 2012 | Reply

    Improving, Improving, and IMPROVING…….were going,
    one block at a time !!!!!!!

  3. By Hogfish on Aug 16, 2012 | Reply

    Nice move. Have to see how the ankle responds. Still a nice pickup.

  4. By john on Aug 16, 2012 | Reply

    they should move Barry to reciever to avoid more concusion

  5. By Bill on Aug 16, 2012 | Reply

    I thought they covered that with their second round pick of Peter Konz, the best center in the draft, who was just sitting there waiting to give the lions an inside running game. Oh, that’s right, they didn’t.

  6. By Soulman45 on Aug 16, 2012 | Reply

    This team will need a second center the one we have now is getting old.
    If he can get well and help out it well be good.

  7. By UnknownWriter on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    Dominic Raiola is only 33. Yes, he’s been playing longer than the average lineman. But the key is his health. Over the years, Raiola has avoided serious injury. Because of this, he should still be able to handle his responsibilities just fine for many years to come.

    But getting Bill Nagy is an unexpected pleasure. If he recovers from surgery and returns to 100% form, he should start pushing Raiola for snaps next year while playing situational downs this year. And with Nagy knowing the Guard position, it will give Schwartz flexibility if the injury bug strikes the O-line this year.

    Go Lions!

  8. By nighttrain1 on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    Teams seem to cast aside good players that have gotten hurt because they want to win now. I love what the Lions are doing, getting those good players and letting them heal. Young players heal quickly and then they’re good as new. Mayhew and Schwartz really are building a team that will be good for a whole lot of years.

  9. By eric on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    Raiola is the man..!!

  10. By derick cleveland on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    guess everyone who commented could be in war room with Mayhew cause everything that was said was on point. I myself see this pick as a future rewards rather than a right now, acqusition to produce.

  11. By Ken on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    I like the acquisition. You can always use quality linemen. Wisconsin is known for beef cakes up front so picking up Nagy for a song and dance is win/win. If he doesn’t pan out you didn’t give up anything for him. Raiola has the heart of a lion but he is undersized and seems to get pushed around at times. Nagy might be the future answer at the center position. Go Lions!!!

  12. By ElReyDeLeon on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    Good to see Mayhew still p-i-m-p-i-n the cowboys.

  13. By Soulman45 on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    @Bill
    Peter Konz Was not the best player on the Lions board so they pass you can’t get every player in the draft.
    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS
    Did very will it a passing game now not a running game.(the game have change)

  14. By Lancemanly on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t really say Lion’s pimped ‘Cowboys’…

    Picked him up on waivers; which means three things:

    1- We’re paying him what the Cowboys contracted him to.. and
    2-Twenty (plus Cowboys) passed on him.
    3-Mayhew expected one of 10 teams to claim him that are below Lions.

    Otherwise; could have made him a smaller offer after he cleared waivers.

    Is he any good… let’s hope so.

    Like the aggressive pic though.. really ain’t risking much; bonus money paid for by Cowboys and can still waive him prior to season if injury doesn’t improve.

  15. By Maurice Mack on Aug 17, 2012 | Reply

    The pikcup was a smart one. This offensive line can never have enough depth. Also theis system in which Jim and MArtin is running will need guards and tackles to be consistent and ATHLETIC!!! SMART DECISION. BILL NAGY WILL BE READY TO PLAY LAST QUARTER OF THE SEASON, granted that he’s healthy and learns the system. he may play week 12 and into the poatseason in the line rotation.

  16. By JudKast on Aug 20, 2012 | Reply

    Great Move and should pay dividends – if, if the ankle heals – should at his age.

  17. By Vector Sigma on Aug 21, 2012 | Reply

    Nice move for the Lions. Always good to add some quality depth.

  18. By chip A on Aug 22, 2012 | Reply

    Descent pick up they had a chance to take Molk out of michigan as a eventually re,placement for Raiola ,anyway Railoia is a besat and he is so underated hes tuff and a great team palyer that just wants to win

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