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The NFL is an ever-changing, copycat league where imitation is always the most sincere form of flattery. Hopefully, the Detroit Lions are attempting to imitate the New England Patriots with some of their recent moves at tight end.
By drafting Michael Williams and signing undrafted free agent Joseph Fauria, the Lions look committed to making that a position of strength over the next decade. Already armed with Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler, Detroit added more strong youth to its potential arsenal very impressively at the position.
Williams, primarily a mauling blocker who maintains underrated hands in the red zone, won’t be flashy at all. He’s the extremely valuable type of player who does everything well but nothing outstanding. Fauria, thanks to his imposing size and solid frame, is the far more sexy and interesting pickup because of his hands.
Looking on paper at the physical mold, Fauria has all the tools to become a Rob Gronkowski for Detroit’s offense. In fact, Fauria, a ...
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The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they claimed two players off waivers, former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Cory Greenwood and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Derek Hardman.
Greenwood had 34 tackles and one forced fumble, mainly on special teams for the Chiefs, and played in all 48 games in the last three seasons. Hardman, in contrast, hasn't been too active in his...
Martin Mayhew and his staff are apparently sly like foxes. When they managed to lure Reggie Bush to Detroit, they must have already known about the durability issues that have hovered around the running back his entire career. But talent on his level tends to offset such concerns, at least in the short term. But the worries must never leave the back of one’s mind, and when...
Detroit Lions’ new cornerback Darius Slay has no doubts about his physical ability to be ready to go at the start of the regular season. Jim Schwartz has no doubt that Slay will be mentally prepared and properly Lionized before the start of the regular season. The Lions’ head coach made no bones about the fact that the team sees Slay as a contributor right away.
Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah took the stage with a pair of eye-catching lensless 3D glasses when he was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round (No. 5 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25. While it may have started out just as a dare from the folks at BYU, it has now turned into a pretty sweet perk for Ansah, who picked up the glasses when he went to...
Anwar Richardson of MLive.com doesn’t expect to see Lions QB Matthew Stafford sign a contract extension with the Lions this offseason.
Richardson points to the fact that Stafford has two years remaining on his contract with a club option in 2015, so he’s in a position where another playoff appearance or possibly even a deep playoff run could have a big impact on his overall...
Ezekial “Ziggy” Ansah made waves in the social media world at the 2013 NFL draft when he was seen wearing and interesting choice of eye wear as his name was called.
The Detroit Lions drafted the defensive end out of BYU with the fifth overall pick, and Ansah used the opportunity to make a fashion statement. When the cameras zoomed in on Ansah’s face, viewers noticed he...
Over the weekend, the Detroit Lions claimed two from the Kansas City Chiefs. Both LB Cory Greenwood and G Derek Hardman will join the Lions for training camp. Both are not expected to make the final roster.
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Lions first round pick Ziggy Ansah wore his now infamous 3D glasses to the NFL Draft as a dare. And now the goofy-framed, no-lenses goggles are paying off. People at BYU, including head football coach Bronco Mendenhall, dared Ansah to wear the glasses that he was given when he saw “Thor” at the theatre in 2011.
On Friday, Ansah received a letter from IMAX...
Finally the 2013 NFL Draft is over. After an incredible amount of time invested in mock drafts, film studies and following up with every single pick from Thursday through Saturday, the only thing that’s left is to grade every team and well that’s what I’ll do. So first up with the full seven round grade is the Detroit Lions.
Round One: DE from...