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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Keiland Williams was with the Washington Redskins a year ago, believing he had a shot to start after showing signs of promise as a rookie.
The Redskins surprised Williams by cutting him just before last season and he was claimed by the Lions the next day to bolster their depth without then-rookie Mikel Leshoure and with lingering questions about Jahvid Best's durability.
Detroit (No. 11 in the AP Pro32) needs options in its backfield because it won't have Best for an indefinite period and Leshoure for at least the first two weeks of the season.
Williams gives the team one more back beside Kevin Smith and Stefan Logan to take pressure off quarterback Matthew Stafford.
''Are we better with Leshoure and Best? Definitely,'' Williams said. ''But we have guys who can step up and get the job done.''
Williams showed that in a preseason loss Friday night against Cleveland, running for ...
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Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston says he doesn't feel any pressure about his role with the team.
It's a big one.
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Here's the latest news out of Allen Park as the Detroit Lions continue training camp on Aug. 13, 2012:
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Despite their playoff run a year ago, the Detroit Lions were labeled as an undisciplined team that takes too many foolish penalties.
Guilty as charged, but they insist they're trying to do something about it.
The Lions were charged with only one penalty in their preseason opener last week, a 19-17 loss to Cleveland.
And that lone personal-foul penalty...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Running back Mikel Leshoure returned to practice Wednesday for the Detroit Lions.
Well, sort of.
Leshoure took part in the individual drills early on, but again sat out the team portion of practice because of an injured right hamstring.
Leshoure, who missed all of last season because of a torn Achilles' tendon, suffered the hamstring injury on the second...
This isn't very surprising but it's disheartening for Jahvid Best and it goes beyond just his prospects for this season. Best may never have a real NFL career because of the cumulative impact of three known concussions and who knows how many undiagnosed concussions. The Lions backfield situation is a mess of their own making. They knew Best was undersized and had an injury...
There’s some jokes in here about the Detroit Lions having half of Detroit Police Department on speed dial. Or knowing them all on a first name basis. Or getting acquainted with future suspects. But I won’t make those jokes cause this was really a nice gesture. The Detroit Lions had the biggest number of arrests this off season and it makes sense to invite the officers that protect...
According to the Detroit Free Press, Lions receiver Titus Young has had a standout summer, and though he missed the team's first preseason game due to a paternity leave, he was back Monday, dominating one-on-one drills and "creating yards of separation with every cornerback he faced."Fantasy Spin:Matthew Stafford threw 663 passes last season, so there should be plenty...
Friday’s preseason game against the Cleveland Browns showed off part of the Detroit Lions’ retooled secondary with two of the young draft picks showing what they have learned thus far in camp. While one defensive rookie in particular looked impressive, … Continue reading →
The 2011 Lions made the team’s first playoff appearance since the Charlie Batch era in 1999, but were swiftly dispatched by the Saints in the first round. Matt Stafford threw for 5,000 yards and 40+ touchdowns. In any other year, that might have been a huge deal, but Drew Brees was busy breaking single-season passing yardage records. Now the Lions, having solved precisely none...