Found April 05, 2012 on Football Nation:
The Lions desperately need a cornerback. Just ask anyone who follows the team. There were a number of plays in the second half of the season where the secondary was burned. Some of those plays made cornerbacks look especially silly. Vast numbers proceeded to declare that Janoris Jenkins needed to be the Lions' pick. Then the last few days happened. Light was shed on the fact that three of the Lions' rookies from last year were arrested this offseason for possession of illegal substances. The nation has responded in kind by an almost wholesale abandonment of the notion of the Detroit Lions selecting Janoris Jenkins at all due to character issues. The blind decision that Jenkins was the only pick for the Lions was an irrational approach. The categorical dismissal of him is not much better. Understand, the Detroit Lions' War Room is in the business of drafting talented football players. Janoris Jenkins is a talented football player. If he is on the board when the Li...

Former Detroit Lions #1 Pick Charles Rogers Continues Downward Spiral.

SAGINAW, Mich. April 6—The downfall of former Detroit Lions WR Charles Rogers continues to play itself out. The 30-year-old Rogers appeared in court yesterday and was arraigned on five misdemeanors from two separate incidents. Rogers is charged with marijuana possession, possessing an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or...

Can the Detroit Lions stay out of trouble?

Stephon Gilmore will have to wait.  The article I had planned to write about the star corner from South Carolina who has become a potential target for the Detroit Lions has been pushed aside for now. Why?  Because the Lions can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Within just two weeks of each other, two soon-to-be second year Lions were arrested for possession of marijuana. The players...

Nick Fairley Heads Trio of Detroit Lions Charged With Marijuana Possession

As if the Detroit Lions' problems with player personnel the past few years wasn't enough, here is another sign of trouble. The recent news of three 2011 draft picks getting busted for marijuana possession this offseason carries significant implications for the team and the players. The three draftees, Nick Fairley, Mikel Leshoure, and Johnny Culbreath, have all been cited...

Ex-Lions WR faces five misdemeanors

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers has been arraigned on five misdemeanors from two unrelated incidents. The 30-year-old Rogers appeared Thursday before Saginaw County District Judge A.T. Frank and pleaded not guilty to the charges. Frank released Rogers on a $7,500 personal recognizance bond. He's charged with making a malicious phone call and conspiring to...

Detroit Lions: Time For An Intervention

So... Has anyone thought of introducing a 28 game season? How about an extra 10 preseason games? Or maybe a mandatory off-season training program that runs from February to August? This is not due to a desperate need for content. Its not an attempt to improve the quality of play,either. No, apparently, some of the younger members of the Detroit Lions have too much time on their...

Charles Rogers threatened his mama

We knew that former Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Charles Rogers was in a lot of trouble last weekend when he had warrants for his arrest, but we didn’t know that one of them was for threatening his own mother. That is how bad it is for the NFL bust. Rogers turned himself into authorities yesterday and went before a judge, dressed in a lime green suit with a T-shirt underneath...

Ex-Lions WR Rogers pleads not guilty to multiple charges

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanor charges Thursday. Rogers appeared in Saginaw, Mich., to face the charges, which stem from two separate arrest warrants. Saginaw County District Judge A.T. Frank released Rogers on a $7,500 personal recognizance bond. The charges include making a malicious phone call, conspiracy to commit a...

Draft Needs: Detroit Lions

Matt Peterson tracks the offseason needs of every team in the league. Today’s franchise, the Detroit Lions [full archive here]. Season Recap: Finally they put it together! The Detroit Lions had a successful season, and earned their first playoff appearance since 1999. Matt Stafford stayed healthy for all 16 games, and established himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the league...

Up in smoke? Detroit's 2011 class in trouble

The Detroit Lions were awarded high draft grades by many pundits after their 2011 draft. One year later, "high" appears to be an appropriate word.

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The Patriots took a flier Thursday on linebacker Bobby Carpenter, a highly touted prospect who has yet to pan out. Carpenter, a first-round draft pick from Ohio State in 2006, was selected by former Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells. Things never worked out in Dallas, but Parcells gave him another chance with the Dolphins in 2010, while he was running Miami's front office. Carpenter...
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