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Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril reported to training camp on August 5, ending his holdout after only nine days.After a breakout 11-sack season last year, Avril came into the offseason looking to be paid like a Pro Bowler on a long-term deal.The Lions had other plans, sticking him with the one-year franchise tag.Like many players tagged this year, Avril refused to immediately sign his franchise tender in an effort to force the Lions to come up with a contract.When he still failed to sign the tender on the eve of training camp, Lions fans had real reasons to worry.But after an offseason of negotiating, it’s the Lions who have gotten exactly what the needed. Make no mistake, the Lions need Avril coming off the edge this year. Willie Young and Laurence Jackson are solid, but neither generates pressure like Avril.With the Lions fielding a defensive backfield that may be even worse than last year's, constant quarterback pressure will be essential. Avril’s explosiveness makes t...
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When I first heard that Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas underwent knee surgery early in training camp, my stomach started churning. To hear that one of Detroit’s best defensive players would be shut down for several weeks was disconcerting to say the least.
Delmas, while injury prone, has been one of the Lions’ most valuable players since they drafted him in 2009. His fast...
We already know that Ndamukong Suh does not consider himself to be a dirty player. He has been adamant about it several times in the past, as you would expect. Suh plays incredibly hard, which helps explain why he is such an intimidating presence on defense and also why he tends to be penalized more than others for late hits and unnecessary roughness. If it’s not dirty play,...
Detroit running back Mikel Leshoure (hamstring), hopes to play in the Lions' third preseason game.Fantasy Spin:Leshoure will miss the first two games of the season due to suspension, but could be a touchdowns maker in 2012. At 227 pounds, he's a better option than Kevin Smith or Jahvid Best, if the latter ever returns from his concussion problems.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - The third preseason game in the NFL is generally considered a dress rehearsal with the starters getting more playing time.
For that reason, it will be interesting to see who gets the start at right cornerback for the Detroit Lions Saturday night when they face the Raiders in Oakland.
Will it be rookie Bill Bentley, who started the preseason opener?
Seven arrests since the start of the 2012 NFL off-season, and a 2011 season that was steeped in its fair share of immature behavior leave no signs of improvement for the rowdy Detroit Lions. Long suffering Lions fans on the outside have much to be excited about as they have a talented team capable of going to the playoffs. Let’s even put aside the fact that the Lions play in...
The NFL suspended former Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
The Lions terminated his contract after he was arrested twice in Harrisburg, Pa., in one month. He was charged with three counts of simple assault for brandishing a firearm.
The amazing recovery of rookie wide receiver Ryan Broyles -- and the unique approach the Lions took with him during the off-season -- might pay immediate dividends for both sides in 2012.
Many people celebrate birthdays with family, cake and a cold beverage. Nate Burleson opted for teammates, a football field and a cold tub.
The Win My Fantasy League team discusses running back sleepers for the 2012 fantasy football season.
Mikel LeShoure – I have been very high on LeShoure since he got drafted last year. Yes, his torn achilles tendon would be a major red flag if not entering a less obstructed backfield picture than last year. Jahvid Best has been dealing with concussion issues and the word...
After a 2011 season in which Lions WR Calvin Johnson cemented himself as the BEST wide-out in the NFL, Megatron as he’s most affectionately known graced the cover of ESPN the Magazine’s NFL preview issue which hit’s newsstands this week.
In addition to the cover, ESPN also did an interview with Johnson which can be seen below.
Luckily I don’t think there’s any “curse”...
Detroit lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh isn’t looking to clean up his reputation. Instead he wants to take down more quarterbacks.
“I love hitting Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler. Ben Roethlisberger, I would like to go against him, because they say he’s one of the hardest to take down,” Suh said, via NFL.com. “I see that as a challenge, so I would love to take him down...
Athlon Sports will preview the upcoming 2012 NFL season with in-depth roundtable debates with our editors and other experts from around the...