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ALLEN PARK, Mich. Ideally, starters dont have to play much, if at all, on special teams in the NFL.
The extra workload is a negative for them, much less the increased potential for injury.
But desperate times call for desperate measures.
For Detroit Lions starting cornerback Chris Houston, thats meant a new role on the kick-coverage team.
Its a surprising move in that Houston ranks high among players the Lions can least afford to lose. But hes also a reliable veteran who can help put an end to the long returns that plagued the club earlier in the season.
There have been a lot of injuries, so they put me on there, said Houston, in his sixth year in the league. Youve got to do what youve got to do for the team. Thats what they asked me to do and thats what I did.
I really cant question the need for the team and what the coaches have me do. That would be like Im being selfish. I dont want to be that type of teammate. I know starters play (special teams) on other teams. They may ...
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Despite an otherwise shaky secondary, Detroit Lions defensive back Chris Houston is quietly turning into one of the league's better cornerbacks.
The Detroit Lions have found someone to take advantage of all the attention Calvin Johnson gets from opposing defenses.
His name is Titus Young.
Young has 15 receptions for 181 yards and two touchdowns in the last two games, surpassing his production from the first five games combined. He has been under the radar for much of his short career, but the second-year pro isn't anymore...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A year after giving Mike Thomas a new contract, the Jacksonville Jaguars are giving him a new home.
The Jaguars traded Thomas to the Detroit Lions on Tuesday for an undisclosed draft pick.
The trade makes sense for both sides.
The Lions (3-4) lost receiver Nate Burleson for the season last week, so Thomas gives them depth behind Calvin Johnson...
The Detroit Lions have made one trade before today’s NFL trading deadline with the acquisition of WR Mike Thomas – but could be also looking for some help at the safety position.
The Detroit Lions made a trade Tuesday to acquire Jacksonville receiverreturn specialist Mike Thomas in an exchange for an undisclosed draft pick.
The deal is pending Thomas passing a physical with the Lions. To make room on the roster, the club released cornerback Justin Miller.
Thomas, a fourth-round draft pick in 2009, has 13 catches for 80 yards and no touchdowns in seven games...
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It's official. The halfway point of the season has arrived and can we just pull over for a second and take a breather? I mean, Calvin Johnson is miles behind us and is lost in some overrated city named Detroit. Arian Foster keeps churning and has established himself as a reliably legit “fantasy workhorse” that will go down in...
Despite a rough start, the Detroit Lions are in position to move back to .500.
The visiting Lions again look to post back-to-back victories for the first time Sunday against the Jaguars, who hope to avoid their second five-game skid in as many seasons.
Backed by a high-scoring offense, Detroit (3-4) won its first five games and was 6-2 halfway through its 2011 playoff season. Though...