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Kyle Vanden Bosch
Big turning point in the preseason preparation of the Ravens comes in the form of the explosive Detroit Lions, who invade Baltimore on the evening of August 17, 2012...The big story for the Lions on Wednesday was the return of Mikel Leshoure. The running back took part in individual drills, but still sat out the team portions of practice. He is not expected to play against the Ravens.
Also returning to the practice field was offensive tackle Jeff Backus.
Among those Lions sitting out were defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee), defensive Sammie Hill (back), wide receiver Ryan Broyles (knee), CB Drew Coleman (concussion) and safety Louis Delmas (knee). Ravens fans should expect to see a big dose of left-handed backup QB Kellen Moore...QB#1 Matt Stafford is only expected to play a couple of series at QB...
As is customary with the second week of the preseason, the Ravens starters are expected to play more than the first game, where they were in for about a quarter. Head Coach John...
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The Detroit Lions were 14-2 the last four years in the preseason, but they opened last week with a 19-17 loss to Cleveland.
The second of their four exhibitions comes up Friday night (8 p.m. on FOX) in Baltimore. Here are five storylines to follow:
1. Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the first-team offense failed to score on three possessions in the opener. It wont be easy...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Lions RB Jahvid Best could very well begin the 2012 regular season on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list meaning he would have to sit out the first six weeks of the season.
Best’s inability to get himself into camp stem from multiple concussions last season, one in the preseason and the other coming on October 16th in a loss...
Who would have thought that the Lions could come back from a record-setting 0-16 season in 2008 only to make it to the playoffs in 2011?
Lions fans, of course, and even analysts predicting that without such an abysmal year the Lions couldn’t have picked up the young Georgia quarterback to begin their comeback journey. What does 2012 have in store for Detroit?
Let’s take a look...
The kicking battle between veteran Billy Cundiff and rookie Justin Tucker (Texas) may have widened earlier this week, as Tucker outkicked Cundiff once again in practice. According to Ed Lee of The Baltimore Sun, to date Tucker has connected on 82 of his 87 attempts while Cundiff has gone just 74 of 89. On Monday, [...]
This isn't very surprising but it's disheartening for Jahvid Best and it goes beyond just his prospects for this season. Best may never have a real NFL career because of the cumulative impact of three known concussions and who knows how many undiagnosed concussions. The Lions backfield situation is a mess of their own making. They knew Best was undersized and had an injury...
ESPN's Adam Schefter expects that Lions running back Jahvid Best will begin the season on the PUP list. Best has been dealing with concussion symptoms for much of the last year.Fantasy Spin:That would eliminate Best for the first six games of the 2012 campaign. With Best out for the forseeable future, expect Kevin Smith to take over the running game in Detroit.
The Lions first team looked much better this week in a 27-12 preseason win over the Ravens Friday night from Baltimore.
Matthew Stafford looked very much like the dominant QB he was last season going 12 for 17 for 184 yards and two touchdowns. This included an impressive 18 yard connection with Calvin Johnson for the score. Less than five minutes later Stafford continued to look...
Especially with the injuries in the offensive backfield, Stefan Logan is seeing his role expand with the Detroit Lions.
The Detroit Lions improved to 1-1 on the preseason with a 27-12 over the Ravens on a rainy night in Baltimore. Continue reading →
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