The Detroit Lions took a huge step to boosting their anemic run game with the signing of free agent running back LeGarrette Blount. The team announced the deal after 10 p.m. on Friday. Blount is fresh off a Super Bowl win with the Philadelphia Eagles last month. It was his third Super Bowl championship. He also won two with the New England Patriots (another connection to GM Bob Quinn). The Lions had the worst run game in the NFL in 2017, averaging 3.4 yards per carry.
Ndamukong Suh is officially a free agent after he was released by the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday. It appears to be a salary cap move. Suh, the second overall NFL draft pick in 2010 by the Lions, spent five seasons in Detroit. He was no doubt a factor on the field, but he was a conundrum off the field and in the locker room where he never seemed to be a good fit.
The Lions secondary is starting to take shape. It looks a lot like the 2017 group. Of course, free agency is just getting started and the draft is six weeks away. The Lions re-signed Nevin Lawson today (Wednesday). The cornerback is entering his fifth season in Detroit after he was drafted in the fourth round in 2014.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".