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ALLEN PARK, Mich. Its been 510 days since the Detroit Lions selected Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure in the second round of the 2011NFL Draft with the 57th pick overall.
Finally, at long last, its time to see what Leshoure can do in a regular-season NFL game when the Lions face the Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon.
After missing all of last season following surgery for a torn Achilles tendon plus the first two games this season because of a suspension for two offseason marijuana arrests Leshoure is expected to make his much-anticipated debut.
Nobody is more eager to see what Leshoure can do than his teammates, includingcenter Dominic Raiola.
Weve been waiting for this, Raiola said. His potential is unreal, the way he looks in practice. I think hes awesome.
But show me. You know what Im saying? I want to see for myself. I want to see him be great. I think hes one of the bigger pieces that weve been missing for a couple years now.
Hes got top-end speed. Hes a downhill r...
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It doesn’t matter that the Lions are headed in the right direction. After decades of irrelevancy, opposing teams aren’t getting a second bye week with the Lions on their schedule. Calvin Johnson is the most dangerous weapon in the NFL and the guy throwing him the football is one of four in the history of the sport to throw for 5,000 yards in a season.
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According to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, Lions cornerback Chris Houston says he’s playing in this week’s game against the Titans.
“I’m running around healthier than I was the last couple of weeks. I’m about 95 percent and I’ll be ready to go this week,” said Houston, per Twentyman.
According to the Lions' official website, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is listed as probable for Week 3.Fantasy Spin:Johnson was never a threat to miss Week 3. The Lions will face a subpar Titans defense this week, so we like Megatron to pick up his first touchdown of the season.
According to Anwar Richardson of MLive.com, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, safety Louis Delmas and tight end Tony Scheffler aren’t practicing today.
Johnson missed some practice time last week with a foot injury. The Lions might be holding him out because if his foot.
Delmas is still working his way back from a knee injury.
For the Detroit Lions, in a need of a game to get right, and the Tennessee Titans, in need of a strong showing before they lose control of their season, Sunday’s game has a lot of importance. The Lions do not want to be 1-2, and the Titans definitely do not want to be 0-3. However, while this looks like a game the Lions can dominate they cannot afford to play down to their competition...
Michael Crabtree didn’t exactly call out his teammates before last week’s game against the Detroit Lions, but he did issue a challenge to his offensive comrades to keep up with the high standard of performance being put forth regularly by San Francisco’s rugged defense and superior special teams units. Crabtree certainly has lived up to that standard himself during the Niners’ 2-0 start.
Detroit Lions (1-1) at Tennessee Titans (0-2)
Before the season, I identified 5 overrated and 5 underrated teams, with the idea of betting on them (or against them) until they proved me wrong or the odds makers caught up. This served me well as I’m 10-4 this year on games involving those 10 teams (and one of those losses is because I abandoned shipped on the Bills after week 1...
Chris Johnson has 21 yards on 19 carries for the season and it ranks as arguably the biggest bewilderment’s of the season.
Shocking to say the least, CJ2K was selected as a mid-late first round draft pick regardless of whether or not you are in a PPR league.
Many feel they should Johnson in for a bag of golf balls,...
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