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(Eds: APNewsNow.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Jason Jones signed with Detroit this offseason. Willie Young has been on the Lions for a while now.
They do have one thing in common, though - this training camp is a chance for both defensive ends to earn a bigger role for 2013.
When Detroit cut veteran Kyle Vanden Bosch and lost Cliff Avril via free agency, the Lions suddenly needed to replace both starting defensive ends from last season. First-round draft pick Ziggy Ansah could fill one of those spots, but the more experienced Jones and Young are competing for playing time as well.
Whoever is on the ends of the line will have to produce to prevent offenses from gearing up too much against defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley.
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Chaz Schilens has struggled to latch on to a team in the NFL since being selected in the 7th-round of the 2008 Draft. He signed with the Lions just prior to training camp, and he has a very small chance of making their active roster. Regardless, while teammate Calvin Johnson is the greatest player on the team, Schilens has the most amazing tattoo on the team, and quite possibly the...
Former Offensive Line Coach George Yarno became one of the casualties after the Detroit Lions suffered through a horrific 2012 season. He promptly went off to Jacksonville to do whatever he can with their offensive line, leaving an inconvenient hole in the coaching ranks at Allen Park. That offensive line coach vacancy then became a huge opportunity for assistant offensive line...
Lions’ safety Louis Delmas participated partially for a second consecutive practice on Tuesday.
However, his status for Friday’s exhibition opener remains unclear.
Delmas ran through individual drills and some 7-on-7 work, but he skipped the full-team practice. Delmas sounded excited about his progress and how his body has responded.
"I feel like I can go out there...
Athletes generally seem to love tattoos, and Lions WR Chaz Schilens is no different. CBS Sports is reporting that Schilens spent time this off season getting a giant back tattoo of a tiger. A tiger you may wonder. Doesn’t Schilens play for the Lions after all? Paula Pasche was able to catch it up close and she tweeted this:
#Lions WR Chaz Schilens’ new tattoo took 24 hours...
The Detroit Lions’ Brandon Pettigrew endured a tough season last year. He was plagued by injuries and a case of the drop-its.Pettigrew had a drop rate of 13.24%, dropping nine balls out of 68 catchable passes according to profootballfocus.com. Pettigrew’s rate was third worst in the league.Now drops aren’t the worst thing in the world. In fact, many elite pass-catchers...
Detroit Lions wide receiver Chaz Schilens recently got a massive tattoo on his back, and the only things missing are Mowgli and Baloo. We have to assume he was going for a “The Jungle Book” theme, because he opted for a tiger over a lion and we hope he’s not showing support for the Cincinnati [...]
At the urging of Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz, former Lions wide receiver Herman Moore took the field and caught an end zone pass from Matthew Stafford for a touchdown.
Moore caught 62 touchdowns over his career with the Lions and New York Giants. It was a blast from the past seeing the four-time pro bowler lineup opposite a defense. Even though, lets be real the Lions let...
The Detroit Lions released wide receiver Devin Thomas and linebacker Alex Elkins and have signed defensive back Brandon King.
The team announced the moves Monday.
King spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, appearing in eight games.
Thomas joined the Lions in January 2013 as a free agent. A second-round draft pick by the Washington Redskins out of Michigan...
Devin Thomas we hardly knew you.
One day after he came off the physically unable to perform list Thomas the former Michigan State star was released by the Lions.
Thomas a receiver and special teams player won a Super Bowl with the Giants in 2011. He ended a brief retirement to sign with the Lions in the spring but couldn't get on the field because of an undisclosed injury....
In 2012 the Detroit Lions struggled with injury issues at safety. By the end of the season the team had used seven different players at the position.
To remedy the situation the Lions targeted and signed Glover Quin in free agency. The four-year veteran hasn't missed a start in more than three seasons bringing stability to the unit through his durability.
While a member of...
Nate Burleson took a few minutes out after practice on Wednesday to answer some fans’ questions during an ESPN.com live chat. There were plenty of interesting topics touched on there, but of particular note is that Burleson sung the praises of both wide receiver Patrick Edwards and rookie tight end Joseph Fauria.
Nate, Who of the youngbloods has impressed you the most so...
Coming off of their first playoff appearance in 12 years in 2011, the Detroit Lions decided to bring back as much of the same cast as possible last year, a decision that ultimately backfired as the team stumbled to a 4-12 mark and a last place finish in the NFC North.
This year, they’re trying something different. As if they had a choice.
Like the rest of residents and businesses...
Get some valuable steals in this year's draft. They can be the difference from first place or getting the dreaded "Sacko" (Hope there are some "League" watchers here) It is still early but preparation never hurts. Here are some quick ideas for draft sleepers: Read more »
These two teams struggled last year and they’re trying to improve big time this year. It will take some time to find out if that happens, but there is a chance for them to show us a preview this Friday.As the New York Jets march into Ford Field to go up against the Detroit Lions for their first preseason game, there will be five things to look out for.First thing to look out for...