Found August 27, 2012 on
The Detroit Lions have announced this afternoon that RB Jahvid Best will be placed on the team’s Physically Unable to Perform list (PUP). This move does not come as any sort of surprise, but at this point, one has to wonder if Best will ever return to the football field in his career. The designation of adding Best to the PUP list now guarantees that he will not be able to hit the field until week eight. The running back, which was supposed to be the explosive playmaker in the Lions backfield, has been dealing with concussion symptoms since nearly the middle of last season. Best told reporters this offseason that he felt good and expected to be ready to play this season, but he has not been cleared by a battery of independent physicians in order to return to the field this season. Kevin Smith will now assume the role of starter for the Lions. Smith himself has been injury prone in his career and he will be backed up by Keiland Williams. The Lions will face a precarious running back ...

Jason Hanson named starting kicker as Lions release first set of cuts

The Lions’ all-time scoring leader Jason Hanson will return for his 21st season with the team after winning the kicking role from undrafted rookie Derek Dimke. Heading into camp however it was expected that the 42 year old Hanson would win the job outright and continue an amazing run with the only NFL team he’s ever known. The Lions were also comfortable with giving Hanson the...

Jahvid Best Officially Placed on PUP List

Detroit running back Jahvid Best has officially been placed on the physically unable to perform list. He'll miss at least the first six games of the season.Fantasy Spin:Best has been out since Week 6 of last season while dealing with concussion-like symptoms. With Best out, Kevin Smith will enter the season as the Lions' starter at halfback.

Detroit Lions 2012 Positional Preview: Wide Receiver and Tight End

A big strong point for the Detroit Lions over past three seasons has been a diverse and chiseled group of wide receivers and tight ends, each capable of hurting teams in their own unique way. From the imposing Calvin Johnson and Brandon Pettigrew to the shifty Nate Burleson and developing Titus Young, the Lions will be loaded here again heading into 2012. Throwing to each is the...

NFL Rumors: Detroit Lions in the market for a running back?

The Detroit Lions appear to be in the market to trade for a running back. Jason LaCanfora reports via Twitter that Lions general manager Martin Mayhew is “making calls looking for a running back.” The running back situation has been a precarious one for the Lions this season. RB Jahvid Best, still dealing with lingering effects on a concussion suffered last year and will start...

Lions run into trouble with offensive line

Theres lots of speculation about what running back the Detroit Lions should acquire to give their depleted offensive backfield a boost. It makes for good conversation. The reality is, if the offensive line doesnt do a better job run-blocking than it did in Saturdays 31-20 preseason loss at Oakland, it wont matter who's carrying the ball. The Lions were a one-dimensional offense...

Smith, Stafford say they are OK after injuries

Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford and running back Kevin Smith, who left with injuries during Saturday's preseason game in Oakland, said they will not miss any significant time. Stafford suffered a left-hand injury -- his non-throwing hand -- while hitting it on a helmet during a second-quarter pass. Smith limped off the field with what appeared to be a leg injury. Both...

Trade for Cornerback Kevin Barnes Fits Detroit Lions’ Backfield Philosophy to a Tee

If there’s ever a statue to be erected of Detroit Lions’ general Manager Martin Mayhew, the slogan on the bottom should read very much like the Statue of Liberty. ”Give me your tired, your poor and your huddled masses.” Only, you can add “unwanted cornerbacks” to the end of that theme. Monday, the Lions addressed a need in the backfield by snagging another young defender...

Kevin Smith's Injury Not Serious

The ankle injury Lions halfback Kevin Smith suffered in Saturday's preseason game against Oakland doesn't appear to be serious. Smith told reporters after the game that X-rays on his injured ankle came back negative. He also claims that he does not have a high ankle sprain.Fantasy Spin:Smith is likely to see most of the carries for Detroit this year with starter Jahvid Best...

Detroit Lions fall in Oakland, 31-20

Go ahead, blame the officials. Many fingers were pointed in the direction of the zebras after this game, and while I agree that it was a poorly officiated game, I refuse to believe that it cost the Lions a chance to win. The Lions have only one direction to point the finger: right back at themselves. I’ll start with the positives, number one being special teams.  Jason Hanson...

Stafford and Kevin Smith fine after suffering injuries during Oakland preseason game

The Lions got a bit of a scare during their 31-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders in week three of the preseason Saturday night. Quarterback Matthew Stafford and running back Kevin Smith were two of several injuries that the Lions suffered during the course of the game. Stafford injured his non-throwing hand in the second quarter during a pass attempt to WR Titus Young. During the play...

Lions Injuries Not Serious In Loss To Raiders

The all-important third preseason game for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions turned out to be a real Bay Area bruiser. All are expected back by the regular-season opener against St. Louis on Sept. 9.

Who is Rod Streater?

There’s a question that’s been being kicked around every water cooler from New York to Seattle where anyone playing in dynasty league stops to converse – who is Rod Streater? The simple answer is Streater is a receiver from Oakland who has taken his chance in training camp and run with it. Through three preseason games, he has an amazing 18 catches for 165 yards on a gaudy...
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