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For Pro Football Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders, the stories and memories of his late teammate Alex Karras will never go away.Theyve always made Sanders smile. Theyll always make him laugh.Alex was really a gentleman inside, but he had that aura about him that said he had to be tough, Sanders said. Its sad that we talk about it at this particular time, but its good to remember.Karras, 77, died Wednesday at his home in California after suffering from kidney failure and dementia. He was part of the large group of former NFL players suing the league for its negligence over head injuries.A dominating defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions from 1958-62 and 1964-70, Karras went on to have an equally successful acting career on both television and in the movies.He was the one who played the role of Mongo, knocking out a horse with one punch, in the popular 1970s movie Blazing Saddles.That was Alex, Sanders said. He was probably one of the few guys that never had to go to acting school becau...
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Long-time Detroit Lions fans remember Alex Karras as one of the most dominating defensive linemen of his generation.Movie buffs will never forget the scene from Blazing Saddles when he knocked out a horse with one punch.Karras has lived his life on the edge, but that life apparently is approaching its two-minute warning. He is suffering from kidney failure and under hospice care...
Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand says the franchise is deeply saddened to learn of Alex Karras' condition.
The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News reported Monday that the former All-Pro defensive lineman and actor has kidney failure and has been given only a few days to live.
The 77-year-old Karras has been suffering from dementia. He is among the many former NFL players...
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Since barely beating St. Louis in Week 1, Detroit has dropped three straight games.
That isn't what anybody envisioned.
''You're a great team one week and the worst in the league the next,'' quarterback Matthew Stafford said Wednesday. ...
According to Mlive.com, Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew didn't practice Tuesday.Fantasy Spin:Pettigrew's injury is unknown since Detroit isn't required to release an official injury report until Wednesday. Pettigrew also missed the Lions' practice last Wednesday during the team's bye week.
Detroit Lions running back Javhid Best expects to learn Friday whether he'll be cleared to resume playing. Best underwent a battery of tests administered by a neurologist on Monday after suffering his second concussion of the season when he was injured in the Lions' loss to San Francisco. If the news is positive, he could be removed from the physically unable to perform...
Here is the latest news on the Detroit Lions news heading into their Week 6 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles… • A lot of news about fifth round rookie cornerback Chris Greenwood coming out today. He is eligible to return off … Continue reading →
At their best, Matthew Stafford and Michael Vick rank among the NFLs top quarterbacks, a notch below the elite-level stars.
They excel in much different ways, with Stafford standing in the pocket to exploit a secondary with his rifle arm, and Vick scrambling around to frustrate defenses with his athleticism.
Neither, however, has been living up to expectations early this season...