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It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
Right after last season ended, Nate Burleson promised that he would be back with the Lions. After suffering a broken leg in the Monday Night Football game against the Bears in October, many thought that the 31-year old would be a salary cap casualty. But true to his word, Burleson restructured his contract Thursday and to prove that he did, he tweeted a picture of it.
Do yourself a favor and follow Nate Burleson. He’s one of the more personable athletes out there.
Financial details were not released, but it was important that the Lions held on to Burleson for a few reasons. For one, he is the consummate professional and from all accounts, a terrific teammate. He’s a fan favorite mainly because of his personality and his willingness to put the team first. And thirdly, he’s a decent underneath weapon for Matthew Stafford when healthy. With Ryan Broyles’ status for the beginning of 2013 in question because of a torn ACL, Burleson will prove to be a crucial target over the middle.
Lions’ GM Martin Mayhew is trying to work on a contract extension for Stafford that will make his upcoming $20 million cap hit more friendly. Last week, center Dominic Raiola agreed to a restructured deal.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Detroit Lions came into the 2013 NFL offseason strapped for salary cap space but after making a couple moves to get under the cap, the Lions got under the cap even further when wide receiver Nate Burleson agreed to restructure his contract for the 2013 season to stay with the team.
The restructure was first reported by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, citing someone familiar...
Detroit Lions General Manger Martin Mayhew has gone public today saying that his team is interested in resigning nine of the team’s 23 free agents. Since he has previosly let slip that the team would like to bring back Kicker Jason Hanson. It has been said that the team would like to bring back OT [...]
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Katherine Webb and the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, all got together to do the Harlem Shake with the rest of the cast from the new ABC celebrity diving show, “Splash.” Abdul-Jabbar, who retired in 1989 having scored 38,387 points during his career, is wearing a Darth Vader helmet.
TOUGHED IT OUT
Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson apparently established the NFL single season record for receiving yards while playing with at least two broken fingers.
Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson said after the 2012 season that he was willing to take a pay cut to stay with the Lions, and he now he's putting his money where his mouth is.
Let the speculation fly! Calvin Johnson has been seen around Detroit with his hand wrapped. Furthermore, Johnson played the 2012 season with “at least” two broken fingers. Think about that for a second. Megatron (best nickname in sports, un-debatable) still managed to break the NFL record for receiving yards in a season. Lions Head Coach (and head douchebag) Jim Schwartz blew...
According to the Detroit News, while Lions’ head coach Jim Schwartz wouldn’t confirm that wide receiver Calvin Johnson played with three broken fingers on one hand, he also wouldn’t deny it. “I am not going to comment on any of our players’ health,” he said. “But that’s not uncommon for a wide receiver.” Johnson, who played with at least two broken fingers most...
For those of you who didn't know, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is appearing on an ABC reality show called "Splash" where celebrity contestants learn to high-dive.
It appears that the person spell-checking the promos didn't do a great job since they misspelled Suh's last name:
If you're looking for the video proof, here it is:...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a monster 2012 season. Breaking the all-time receiving yardage mark, Johnson laid claim to officially being the best receiver in the game. But like all athletes, Johnson had his fair share of injuries to play through during the season. But according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, Johnson dealt with a key injury for the majority...
Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Don’t let the similar passing yardage between 2011 and 2012 for Matthew Stafford fool you, the tales between the two seasons are very different. In 2011 he threw for 41 touchdowns along with 16 interceptions while in 2012 he passed for only 20...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron really lived up to his nickname this season. Johnson who shattered Jerry Rice’s single season receiving yards in a season record, did with it while playing with two broken fingers according to the Detroit News.
Johnson, who played with at least two broken fingers most of the season and managed to break the NFL record...
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is starring in ABC's upcoming celebrity diving show Splash, already making waves around the internet (ha, get it!) for giving us the abilitiy to talk about Katherine Webb for 15 more minutes. ABC didn't do any favors for the combustible Lions tackle's celebrity though, botching his name during a promo. Amazingly, they somehow got "Ndamukong...
Lions GM Martin Mayhew mentioned that he met with Matthew Stafford’s agent on Thursday regarding a long-term extension, per Chris McCosky.
Mayhew mentioned that the talks went well, so that’s at least a positive sign moving forward.
Stafford, 25, is set to make a base salary of $12.5 million next season, but counts $20.8 million against the team’s salary...
Between this weekend's Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft in late April, there is inevitably going to be suggestions that the Detroit Lions should trade down with their fifth pick overall.
The theory is that the Lions, who have so many holes to fill on defense, could sorely use that extra draft pick perhaps a second-, third- or fourth-rounder that they would likely receive...
The Lions may look at drafting a defensive end, given the uncertainty of Cliff Avril’s impending free agency tour.
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The NFL Combine drills–-or what some people like to refer to as the “Underwear Olympics”–-get underway in Indianapolis this weekend. During that time, plenty of young players will try and showcase their stuff to legions...