Found August 04, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
Expected to be “very good in (the Detroit Lions’) offense,” playmaker Reggie Bush has dominated throughout training camp. Signing a four-year contract with Detroit in March worth roughly $20 million, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz plans to use the 28-year-old Bush as a punt returner, receiver and full-time, three-down back. Splitting carries with youngster Lamar Miller in Miami, the 6-foot, 203 pound Bush rushed for 986 yards and six touchdowns as a Dolphin in 2012. Compiling 2,730 yards and 15 scores as a receiver since debuting in 2006, the wannabe Heisman Trophy winner will compensate for last season’s critical loss … Continue reading →

Warford never expected to be drafted by Detroit

Allen Park, Mich. -- When Larry Warford played at the Senior Bowl, he had no idea it would help him end up in Detroit, a place he had never been. "I knew nothing about Detroit," Warford said with a laugh after a recent practice. "The only thing I knew, I knew the coaches. Down at the Senior Bowl, I met them, Coach Wash (offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn) and...

Detroit Lions offensive line overhaul includes coaches

Former Offensive Line Coach George Yarno became one of the casualties after the Detroit Lions suffered through a horrific 2012 season. He promptly went off to Jacksonville to do whatever he can with their offensive line, leaving an inconvenient hole in the coaching ranks at Allen Park.  That offensive line coach vacancy then became a huge opportunity for assistant offensive line...

Another day off for Lions safety Louis Delmas

Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas missed practice again on Friday, his second straight. He was last seen on the field Tuesday during a padded practice. Head coach Jim Schwartz stopped short of calling the missed practices a setback, instead referring to situation as something entirely different. "We are just trying to be proactive," he said, via the Detroit News. "...

Camp notes: Devin Thomas' debut and injury updates

Allen Park, Mich. -- Devin Thomas made his 2013 Lions camp debut Sunday. Thomas, 26, who starred at Michigan State and Canton (Mich.) High School, had been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list since the beginning of camp July 26. "I just wanted to be smart, make sure I was ready to come back," Thomas said, without revealing what his injury was. "Now that...

Detroit Lions Training Camp Toss-up: Will Ryan Broyles or Nate Burleson be the Lions’ Second Wide Receiver?

With training camp underway for the Detroit Lions and the preseason approaching, we’re putting some positional battles under the microscope with a series of Toss-ups … Training Camp Toss-up No. 3: A lot is being made out of how good Ryan Broyles is playing in camp, will he be the no. 2 receiver to start the season? Max DeMara: Heading into 2013, Broyles has to be the number...

Ryan Broyles Looking Good In Camp and Should Be On Your Radar

Time to take notice Juan… Ryan Broyles is coming back from the second ACL surgery on his knee, but is impressing onlookers with his ”fluid and precise” route running.  All this with Broyles coming back from devastating injuries to his knee.  With the way guys are coming back form injury these days, nothing really shocks me when it comes to ACL recovery. The Lions threw the...

Camp notes: Record fan attendance sparks spirited practice

Allen Park, Mich. -- The Lions and their fans are ready for some football, with the players especially looking forward to facing a different team. The Lions announced that Saturday's crowd of 6,034 fans set a new record, beating the previous record of around 2,200. "Theyre excited for the same reasons were excited," coach Jim Schwartz said. "Its just a great...

Lions cut Thomas, Elkins, sign DB King

The Detroit Lions released wide receiver Devin Thomas and linebacker Alex Elkins and have signed defensive back Brandon King. The team announced the moves Monday. King spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, appearing in eight games. Thomas joined the Lions in January 2013 as a free agent. A second-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins out of Michigan...

“Optimism in Allen Park” is the catch phrase for this year’s version of the Detroit Lions

Right from the get go, let’s talk numbers. Key numbers from last year are as follows: 4-12 record 23 times a WR was tackled inside the 5 yd line (league high) 6 recovered fumbles (league low). So I mention optimism in the title right? Well this is why. You see these numbers and this is what Coach Schwartz sees, as well as the rest of the coaching staff. These numbers are anomalies...

Five Draft Day Sleepers

Get some valuable steals in this year's draft. They can be the difference from first place or getting the dreaded "Sacko" (Hope there are some "League" watchers here) It is still early but preparation never hurts. Here are some quick ideas for draft sleepers: Read more »

Five Draft Day Sleepers!

Get some valuable steals in this year's draft. They can be the difference from first place or getting the dreaded "Sacko" (Hope there are some "League" watchers here) It is still early but preparation never hurts. Here are some quick ideas for draft sleepers: RB Joique Bell: Mikel Leshoure is falling on the depth chart leaving Bell a likely second behind...
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