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Recent rumblings suggest that Jacksonville Jaguars' running back Maurice Jones-Drew is open to a trade. Will the Jaguars agree to deal their franchise runner who's in the midst of a hold out? The likelihood of that isn't great. Still, word that a top flight back could be available prior to the season should have perked Martin Mayhew's ears up. A move for Jones-Drew would help the Detroit Lions become an even bigger threat this year, and signing him would solidify the backfield for the foreseeable future while transforming Detroit into a dark horse candidate to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.
There are several reasons the Lions should make this move. Three of the five listed here are serious while two are just for laughs. There's one undeniable fact, however. Jones-Drew is a top flight talent that any team in Detroit's position should take a hard look at, even if it meant giving up multiple early draft picks or reorganizing the salary structure.
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A report says many Jaguars players want Maurice Jones-Drew to be fined for missing several days of training camp. See why.
The Detroit Lions hit the road for a second straight week when they play the Raiders Saturday night in Oakland.
The Lions are 1-1 after beating Baltimore last week. Theyre now 15-3 in the preseason over the last five years.
Here are five storylines to follow:
1. Running back Mikel Leshoure is expected to make his much-anticipated Lions debut. Leshoures last game was more than...
According to Eugene Frenette, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew must report by this Saturday to have any chance at starting week one.
If MJD hopes to have any shot of starting the opener vs. Minnesota, and that might already be gone, he must report no later than Saturday
— Eugene Frenette (@GeneFrenette) August 23, 2012
Even though there have been...
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders with an injury to his left, non-throwing hand.
Stafford's hand appeared to get hit by an Oakland defender after throwing an incomplete pass Saturday. Team trainers were examining Stafford's hand on the sideline. He was 8 for 10 for 68 yards.
Shaun Hill took...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford left in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders with an injury to his left, non-throwing hand.
The team said his return was questionable.
Stafford's hand appeared to get hit by an Oakland defender after throwing an incomplete pass Saturday. Trainers were examining Stafford's hand...
X-rays came back negative on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's injured left hand.Fantasy Spin:Stafford was playing well before hurting his hand and was probably taken out of the game simply as a precaution. This shouldn't affect Stafford's draft status in fantasy leagues.
Kevin Smith, Matthew Stafford, Bill Bentley and Chris Houston all left Detroit's 31-20 preseason loss to Oakland on Saturday with injuries Continue reading →
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Matthew Stafford threw for 68 yards until leaving with an injury to his non-throwing hand in the Detroit Lions' 31-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders on Saturday.
Defensive end Dave Tollefson drove Stafford to the ground after an incomplete pass in the second quarter. Team trainers wrapped Stafford's left hand in heavy bandages and a brace on the sideline...
As the preseason wears on, the Detroit Lions make a return engagement to Oakland, a place they enjoyed some smashing late season success in 2011. There waiting are the physical Raiders, a tough team which will provide the Lions with a great test on the field and mentally.
Here’s a few things that are worth keeping an eye on during Saturday night’s game:
1. Starters. In the...
Blaine Gabbert's first win as a starter in the NFL came against the Ravens on Monday Night Football last year. The question is if he can improve on that night's performance tonight.
We've reached week 3 of the preseason, and this is as real as it gets. Coaches tend to utilize game planning for the third preseason game of the year, and first team players usually...
As quarterback Blaine Gabbert shot up draft boards in 2011 after an impressive showing at the NFL Combine, many wondered if his transition from Missouri’s spread offense would go cleanly.His game tape was more good than bad, but his lack of down-field throws belied his impressive arm strength.With his lack of experience playing under center, many wondered how Gabbert would react...
We don’t talk about the Jacksonville Jaguars much around these parts and that’s a damn shame because they are boring as **** and terrible and so is this blog. In fact, I would say that in the grand scheme of the entire internet, this site IS the Jaguars of the worldwide web--just completely irrelevant and a real lack of competence at the most important position here...