Found October 19, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Joique Bell didn’t want to talk about his bruised ribs after practice Friday so he grabbed a black marker and a blank sheet of paper and he wrote about them instead. How do you feel one reporter asked? “Good” Bell wrote. Have you ever played with a flak jacket on for protection? “Ask Coach” Bell wrote. How much pain are you in? “A lot” he wrote adding two exclamation points for emphasis. Bell is listed as questionable on the Lions’ injury report but he was still moving gingerly about five days after he said he felt his rib pop in the second half of a 31-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. Bell did not finish that game and practiced on a limited basis this week. He’ll likely wear some sort of protection if he plays Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals and after he spoke to reporters Friday he peeled a numbing patch off his left side. “It’s just part of the game” Lions coach Jim Schwartz said. “He wouldn’t be the first running back to have some sore ribs and be able to go out

Detroit Lions promote Jeremy Ross the Packers former return man

Today the Detroit Lions promoted Jeremy Ross from their practice squad to play this weekend.  Ross was the former return man for the Packers before getting released.  To make room for Ross, the Lions released tight end Dorin Dickerson, whom they signed earlier this week. Ross, 25, appeared in three games for the Packers earlier this season. […]

NFL explains why they fined Ndamukong Suh; “To get his attention”

During Friday’s edition of NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access,” NFL vice president of operations Merton Hanks explained why Suh was fined more than the league minimum for what appeared to be a borderline offense. “The fine amount is more than the minimum because he is a repeat offender, and I want to get Ndamukong Suh’s […]

Helmets, not players, are NFL’s concussion problem

In the past ten or so years, technology has skyrocketed in the NFL. From the equipment to injury protocol to the game itself, the league has evolved along with seemingly everything else. The game has gotten faster, the players have gotten stronger, and medical attention has drastically increased. There is no such thing as “getting your bell rung” anymore- the concussion protocol...

Detroit Lions host Cincinnati Bengals in division leader collision

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, quarterback Matthew Stafford (Photo Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty) Cincinnati Bengals (4-2) at Detroit Lions (4-2), 1PM, October 20, 2013 The Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions are similar in so many areas.  Great front fours, elite wide receivers, first round tight ends, and shifty running backs will be featured on Ford Field this Sunday. In what...

Lions Injury Report: Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, Tony Scheffler

Wide receiver Nate Burleson remains sidelined with the broken forearm he suffered a few weeks ago. He aims to return this season, however anytime before November is unlikely.  Calvin Johnson has once again been limited in practice with a knee issue. While he is probable to play in Sunday’s game, his effectiveness will be tested as he continues to recover from this significant...

Lions sign Jeremy Ross from practice squad, release Dorin Dickerson

Dorin Dickerson's time with the Detroit Lions has already come to an end (for now anyway). The tight end signed with the Lions earlier this week after taking part in a workout and he was released on Saturday. Why? The Lions decided to sign wide receiver Jeremy Ross from their practice squad. When Dickerson was added the thinking was that he would provide extra depth at tight...

Megatron, AJ Green swap jerseys after game

The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Detroit Lions today in Detroit, and fans witnessed a showdown of two of the league’s best receivers. Both AJ Green of the Bengals and Calvin Johnson of the Lions put on a show for those fans. In the loss, Calvin Johnson had 9 catches for 155 yards, and two touchdowns, […]

Calvin Johnson makes incredible TD catch in triple coverage

Tweet Need more evidence that Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is from another planet? How about this amazing touchdown catch he made Sunday against the Bengals while triple covered: Here’s the full play: That type of size, athleticism and hands that reliable are uncommon in most NFL receivers. Just another example of why “Megatron”...

Lions rookie punter Martin worth draft pick

Punters and kickers aren't the most popular picks in the NFL Draft. Every once in a while however it’s necessary for teams to make that investment. They just can’t make a mistake and waste the pick. Otherwise they’re going to look very foolish. The Detroit Lions never regretted taking a kicker Jason Hanson in the second round in 1992 and it appears they have found another...

Lions vs. Bengals: Five things to watch

Two superstar receivers. Two nasty defensive tackles. Two playoff contenders. The Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals -- both with 4-2 records -- meet Sunday at Ford Field in an intriguing Week 7 interconference matchup. Here are five storylines to follow: 1. JOHNSON VS. GREEN There's not much debate that Calvin Johnson, when healthy, is the league's best receiver, but...

A.J. Green Smokes Lions Chris Houston For 82 Yard TD (Video)

If Andy Dalton had a stronger arm, this play would have been worse for Lions cornerback  Chris Houston who was absolutely smoked by the amazing A.J. Green. Reminded of an early Chad Johnson, the way Green skipped out of that tackle.

Detroit Lions Lose To Cincinnati Bengals 27-24

The Detroit Lions fell to (4-3) Sunday afternoon to the Cincinnati Bengals 27-24 in front of a sold out crowd. The Lions who were down 14 points at one point in the fourth quarter tied it up with incredible game performances by both Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, but with just a half of a minute on the clock the game changed momentum very quickly. Rookie punter Sam Martin,...

Photo: Calvin Johnson and A.J. Green exchange jerseys following Lions-Bengals game

This is just a really cool photo of two of the NFL's best wide receivers, AJ Green and Calvin Johnson, exchanging jerseys following the Lions-Bengals game on Sunday.

Jim Schwartz-Marvin Lewis bond remains strong - until game time

At some point early Sunday morning Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis will embrace and have a quick chat. Then they will go about trying to destroy the other’s team. “Nobody is a friend on Sunday” Schwartz said. Truth is though Schwartz and Lewis have been friends since 1996 when Lewis hired him in Baltimore. “Jimmy obviously he means a lot to me;...

Browns-Packers Preview

Weeden led the Browns to three consecutive three-and-outs and six yards of offense in the third quarter. Cleveland blew a 10-point halftime lead and wound up losing to the Detroit Lions by 14 points.
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