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As Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril continues to hold out in hopes of getting the long-term contract he desires, president Tom Lewand stated that they’ve been communicating with his agent on an ongoing basis.
“We’ve had conversations and we continue to have dialogue,” Lewand said. “We’ll leave the dialogue open. I talked to (Avril’s agent) Brian (Mackler) recently, and we have an ongoing dialogue. We’ve said all along, we’d like Cliff to be here. We’ve made some very substantial offers to him. We haven’t been able to work a deal out.
“We’ll continue to talk with an eye toward getting something done, but if he’s here on a one-year deal, then he’ll be like many of the other guys that we had this year, the Stephen Tulloch’s and Jeff Backus’ of the world. Next year like Justin Durant and DeAndre Levy and Corey Williams, Chris Houston, and on and on. We got a lot of guys that are coming up, not just Cliff, potentially.”
Avril still hasn’t signed his franc
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Ryan Broyles is the FBS’ all-time leading receiver, but he fell in the draft because he was undersized and because he tore his ACL late last season. The Lions obviously saw he was far enough along in his recovery at his Pro Day, where he ran a 40 in the 4.60 range, that they used their 2nd round pick on him even though they had no clear need for a wide receiver.
Broyles has been...
After Jim Schwartz had a mouthful to say about the off field troubles of a few Detroit Lions players, Bill Ford Jr. got in on the act. For those who aren't familiar with Ford Jr. he was the one who basically greased the skids for Matt Millen to be fired since his father (William Clay Ford) was hesitant to do so.
Ford Jr. went on WJR in Detroit to express his disappointment...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions veteran receiver Nate Burleson looks around the locker room and sees the type of talent to make a serious run at a Super Bowl.
"It's rare that you're on a team that actually can win the championship," Burleson said. "That is our goal."
And it is a realistic goal except for one thing: How is the defense that allowed...
My friend Lisa Hernandez, who lives in Chicago, has this story to tell about the Joey Harrington jersey below (note: Lisa is coincidently a Detroit Lions fan): “I was over a half a block behind the guy, walking to my daughter’s school & was disappointed that I wouldn’t get close enough to get a picture. Then he stopped at the gate to pick up his kid. I’m not saying I...
After an offseason that has been tainted by a slew of bad press for the Detroit Lions, it appears as though head coach Jim Schwartz has had enough.
After defensive tackle Nick Fairley was once again arrested, this time for DUI and evading police, Schwartz has spoken out.
“I’m a lot of things with that; concerned, angry – there’s a lot of different words,” Schwartz told...
He’s listed third on the NFL’s list of career rushing leaders but anyone who ever watched Detroit Lions’ running back Barry Sanders play will tell you he is the greatest running back in the history of the game. Nobody ran it like Barry Sanders. Most of the best running backs to have played the game could squeeze another three to four yards out of a busted play but Sanders made...
Herman Moore has a stern, yet compassionate message to the young Detroit Lions whom have had recent legal troubles: Watch your step, think of your teammates, and don’t blow what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity — the world is watching and reading every minute of the day. Moore understands today’s NFL. More so, he understands [...]
Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young and defensive tackle Nick Fairley both returned to OTA’s on Monday.
Young has been missing in action since starting a fight with safety Louis Delmas over a week ago. Fairley on the other hand was arrested this past weekend for attempting to elude police as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. Just last month he...
Titus Young had been absent for Lions’ OTAs for a week or so and he was the only Lions wide receiver not present at Calvin Johnson’s ceremonial 1st pitch at the Tigers game a couple weeks ago. The Lions would not say publicly why Young was not present or even say if it was a team mandated thing or not, but multiple reports said it was for starting a fight with defensive back...
Following his week-long ban for sucker-punching a teammate, Titus Young is ready to return to Lions OTAs, but not without first making a statement.
Young reflected back on his behavior Tuesday, indicating he’s “truly sorry” for putting both himself and the team in this position.
“My recent actions have not always been up to the standards the Lions expect or the standards...
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As the BC Lions brief offseason draws to a close, GM Wally Buono has been hard at work trying to fill all the remaining voids on his roster.
Recently the BC Lions inked four receivers in Darnell Jenkins, Mike Moore, Juan Nunez, and Correy Earls.
In addition, Wally Buono also added Taylor Atwood, Nic Grigsby and Anthony Stewart, who all will...
The Detroit Lions had a breakout season in 2011. After a 12-year absence from the postseason, the Lions qualified for the playoffs, following a 10-6 season for the first time since 1999.
It took just three short years but the combination of general manager Martin Mayhew and head coach Jim Schwartz have built the Lions back into a contender with a bright, bright future.