From what I've heard, the Lions didn't even offer him a contract. Actually, the last I heard Duckett say, he hadn't even heard from the Lions since the end of the season. How can a team that needs help at RB and has been talking about "pounding the rock" not even talk to this guy? It sounded like TJ really wanted to stay a Lion (which is rare in and of itself) and most likely would have given the team a home town discount. They'd rather look at aging, injury prone players than a guy that proved he could get it done behind our crappy O-line. A young player entering his prime, who combines good speed with great toughness.