Found June 13, 2012 on Fantasy Football Champs:
PLAYERS: Jahvid Best
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Running back Jahvid Best has been turning heads in the offseason with the Lions, according to Paula Pasche of the Oakland Press. Fantasy Spin: Team GM Martin Mayhew believes Best is bound for a breakout year after having his 2011 campaign spoiled by concussions. Best has excellent upside while serving as the No. 1 RB in one of the NFLs most explosive offenses, and the young sparkplug will be a hot target in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts - assuming he can stay intact through camp and the preseason.

Jahvid Best, Nick Fairley standing out this offseason

Getty Images According to Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew, per Paula Pasche of the Oakland Press, both running back Jahvid Best and defensive tackle Nick Fairley have been standing out this offseason. Best needs to prove that he can stay healthy and be a consistant threat for the Lions offense.  Fairley on the other hand needs to prove that he can stay clean and stay...

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Getty Images Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril doesn’t plan on showing up for this week’s mandatory minicamp. “It’s mandatory if you’re signed,” Avril said. Avril is exactly right, since he’s not under contract the Lions can’t even fine him for not showing up.  So in the end he’s not hurting himself financially. Avril is still looking for a long-term deal...

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Gunther Cunningham doesn't think he's asking much from his Lions' defense. Specifically, Cunningham is asking the secondary to play hard, play fast, and avoid injuries. Safety Louis Delmas was hampered by a knee injury and cornerback Chris Houston missed all or parts of four games with a knee issue. "The defensive backs in December missed 32 to 34 practices,...

NFL suspends Lions' Mikel Leshoure for two games

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure has been suspended for two games without pay and will have to give up two more game checks for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. The league announced the decision Wednesday. Leshoure pleaded guilty to marijuana possession in May after police discovered him with pot in his mouth during a traffic stop...

In the Age of Irresponsible Athletes on Twitter, Give Detroit Lions’ Aaron Berry Credit for Leaving

Last January, when the Detroit Lions flamed out of the playoffs, plenty of people were upset. Fans who made the trip to New Orleans were mad in the stands. Those watching at home on television were furious and frustrated in … Continue reading →

NFL suspends Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure for 2 games, what happens to Nick Fairley?

The NFL’s two-game suspension of Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure was, indeed, the right call. The troubled second-year Lions standout-in-the-making had two marijuana-related arrests this offseason, which were then followed by teammate Nick Fairley‘s DUI over Memorial Day Weekend. Leshoure’s suspension isn’t too extreme. Two games without pay won’t dent his pocketbook...

Detroit Lions Links: Kyle Vanden Bosch Easing His Way Into Workouts

Here are the latest Detroit Lions news and notes for June 14, 2012: • Kyle Vanden Bosch will turn 34 years of age in the middle of the 2012 season and he’s dealt with neck injuries each of the past … Continue reading →

Mikel Leshoure suspended 2 games

The Lions used a 2nd round pick on Mikel Leshoure in the 2011 NFL Draft, hoping he’d help shore up a running game that had been struggling for years. To their misfortune, however, Leshoure tore his Achilles before he could ever get onto the field and missed the entirety of his rookie season. He’s close to healthy now, participating in positional drills at Lions’ minicamp, but...

Mikel Leshoure suspended two games by the NFL

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the NFL has suspended Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure for the first two games of the 2012 regular season, for violating the league substance abuse policy.  He’ll also have his paychecks for the first four games of the season taken away. Leshoure has been arrested twice this offseason for possession of marijuana...

Lions secondary doesn't want to be the weak link

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Detroit Lions defensive backs were the last players to get off the field when the team wrapped up Day 1 of its mandatory minicamp. Cornerbacks Chris Houston and Aaron Berry walked toward the locker room, and were given post-practice pointers from secondary coach Tim Walton. The Lions have generated a lot of excitement...

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