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With training camp opening in just a couple of weeks, the Detroit Lions have a glaring opening in their secondary. This season the Lions will be feeling the pressure from fans to make a playoff run, but that won’t happen if they can’t stop teams on the defensive side of the ball.Now that the NFL has solidified the movement to a passing league, the Lions secondary will be facing more high powered passing offenses than ever. This means the long time weak defensive backfield of the Lions will need to step it up in 2013. Though the Lions haven’t made much of a splash in free agency for cornerbacks, they have tried to build through the draft. Because of this, there are some newcomers that fans should get to know.First are some of the faces you do know. During the offseason, Detroit re-signed cornerback Chris Houston to a five year deal. Last season, Houston was the shining star that gave the Lions that bit of credibility it had in the backfield. He played 14 games with 56 tackles, 2 inte...
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The Detroit Lions just gave quarterback Matthew Stafford a blockbuster contract extension worth $53 million.
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According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, free agent defensive lineman Justin Bannan will visit the Lions on Monday. It’s interesting that Bannan is still a free agent after starting 16 games last season for the Broncos. Bannan had 43 tackles and 1 forced fumble in 2o12. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... The post Justin Bannan will visit the Lions on Monday appeared...
Three years ago the Detroit Lions traded up for the sparkplug they had been lacking since Barry Sanders. California Golden Bear Jahvid Best dropped to pick 30 in the 2010 NFL draft because of durability concerns. Concussions had plagued the tiny track star in his collegiate career, but his skill was salivating enough for the Lions to take a chance.
After gaining over a thousand...
Despite the fact that running back Jahvid Best has officially retired from the NFL, he may not rule out a comeback down the road, according to the National Football Post.
Other than to thank the Detroit Lions, and to note that he will “always be” a Lion, tailback Jahvid Best, released by Detroit this week after a concussion-ravaged three-year career, has remained quiet about...
The Detroit Lions opened their training camp yesterday, July 18th, earlier than any other team other than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (July 17th). As the team prepares for a successful 2013 campaign, let’s take a few minutes to get acquainted with the new personnel and address the issues facing this organization. Key changes Coming off [...]The post Training Camp Primer: Detroit Lions...
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Former NFL quarterback Daunte Culpepper has reportedly lost his house in foreclosure. According to CBS Sports, Culpepper bought a 9,867 square foot home in South Florida after he signed a deal to play for the Miami Dolphins after coming off a serious knee injury. Culpepper has made his way around the league, playing for various team, but I feel no sympathy for him.
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Here are three under-the-radar players to watch when the Detroit Lions open training camp next week. All three could play key roles:
Cornerback Ron Bartell
The assumption is that rookie Darius Slay or one of the team's 2012 draft picks, probably Bill Bentley, will win the vacant starting job at corner.
But what if the youngsters aren't ready?
Don't overlook the 6...