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Some professional athletes use their fame and fortune to attract a different girl every night. But others, like Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, don't let the limelight take them away from a committed relationship. Stafford has been dating his girlfriend, Kelly Hall, for several years. The two go back to when they attended the University of Georgia together, where Stafford was the star quarterback and Hall was a cheerleader. It's been nothing but puppy love since then for the two bulldogs. Stafford and Hall now live together in Detroit. Hall likes to post pictures of herself and with stafford on...

Detroit Lions Links: Healthy Matthew Stafford Could Mean Just Two Active QBs on Sundays

The Lions have carried three quarterbacks on the active roster in the past couple seasons, with Matthew Stafford, Shaun Hill and Drew Stanton Continue reading →

Cliff Avril rejected Lions’ 3 year deal, worth 30 million with 20 million guaranteed

Today was the deadline for franchise players to sign long term deals with their teams. Among the players left unsigned was the Lions’ Cliff Avril. Hours after the deadline, it was reported that Avril rejected a 3 year, 30 million dollar deal, with 20 million guaranteed from the Lions and that that was their final offer. Obviously, a 3 year deal is less than ideal, but 20 million...

Stafford’s next contract could be Brees like

So far Martin Mayhew and the rest of the Lions’ front office have been able to weather Phase 2 of the Millen effect. Phase 2 of the Millen effect again is having to deal with the monetary aspect of the first round draft picks once their rookie contracts are up. For instance they’ve succeeded in locking down the best wide-out in the game long-term in Calvin Johnson while holding...

Mikel LeShoure says he’s 100 percent healthy

Detroit Lions running back Mikel LeShoure made sure all of his Twitter followers were aware that his Achilles is 100 percent with the start of training camp just over a week away. All my fans who are wondering about my health the Achilles is feeling better than ever and I will be going into camp 100 percent — Mikel LeShoure (@MikelLeShoure25) July 16, 2012 The Lions are going to...

Analyzing Five Detroit Lions Who Must Stay Consistent for Team Success in 2012

  This summer, as part of looking ahead to the 2012 NFL season, we're going in-depth to analyze the Detroit Lions' roster. In August, we'll embark on in-depth previews of each position. This week, we're telling you about the players who must remain consistent in 2012 after their outstanding 2011 seasons. It's easy to single out players who must improve...

Talks between Avril, Lions break down

Defensive end Cliff Avrill's future in Detroit beyond 2012 is seriously in doubt after he failed to reach a long-term deal by Monday's 4 p.m. deadline. Avril has confirmed he plans to sign the one-year franchise tender for this season, worth 10.6 million, that was placed on him by the club to keep him from becoming an unrestricted free agent. He just didn't get the...

Cliff Avril says he likely won’t report to camp on time

Getty Images Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril told that he likely won’t show up training camp on time, since he’ll now be forced to play under the franchise tag this season. “I probably won’t be there the first day,” Avril said. “We’ll just go from there. I just have to sit down and see what we think is right and we’ll go from there.” According...

Cliff Avril losing optimism on getting a long-term deal before Monday’s deadline

The clock is ticking for the Lions and Cliff Avril to work out a long-term deal before Monday’s 4PM ET deadline or else Avril will have to play the 2012 season under a $10.6 million dollar franchise tag. During an interview with NFL Radio on Tuesday, Avril seemed optimistic that the two sides would reach an agreement. However as the deadline looms the defensive end is starting...

Lions 2012 success depends on runners

In a league increasingly reliant on the passing game, there have been some teams with less than stellar running attacks that still prospered. Witness last year's New York Giants, who claimed a Super Bowl title despite finishing the regular season with the NFL's last-rated running game. Or Indianapolis, which won Super Bowl XLI with a 32nd-ranked running attack. Or New England...

Plumbing the NFC North Depths: Special Teams

This'll be the final piece of the series - we've covered every other unit except the kicker, punter and returner(s), so now it's time to do that. And because it's unlikely that teams will have backup kickers and punters (you know, disregarding the whole "kickoff specialist" thing...), in order to give this a little more substance than just ranking the...

Comparing the Incomparable: Calvin vs Barry

Before Calvin Johnson gave defensive coordinators fits, another in the honolulu blue did the same. Lions insider Mike Mady evaluates and compares the impact of two of the greatest to ever wear a Detroit Lions uniform.

Greg Jennings' Recent Comments Could Take Lions and Packers Rivalry to Next Level

Greg Jennings is an all-pro wide receiver, a self made star and genuinely regarded good guy. That didn't stop him from making some particularly puzzling assertions which might escalate the Detroit Lions' budding rivalry with the Green Bay Packers, however. Jennings recently wondered aloud if the Lions could keep their composure in the wake of a tumultuous offseason and...
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