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Owners voted on Wednesday to approve a change that will now allow automatic reviews to happen even if a coach mistakenly throws the challenge flag.
This change has come to be known as the "Jim Schwartz rule" given what happened on Thanksgiving last year. The officials blew a huge call by not blowing a whistle when Houston Texans running back Justin Forsett was clearly down. Forsett ended up scoring an 81-yard touchdown, and Schwartz angrily reacted by throwing the challenge flag. Since all scoring plays are automatically reviewed, this was a penalty, and it prevented officials from reviewing the play and getting the call right.
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The Detroit Lions were one of the most disappointing teams in football last season, going from a playoff appearance in 2011 to a miserable 4-12 record in 2012. After posting its first winning record in 11 years, the team was expected to continue improving and possibly even win a playoff game. Instead, the Lions went in the opposite direction. Head coach Jim Schwartz took a lot of...
Free agency for the Lions this season started with a bang.
Day two saw Detroit re-sign corner back Chris Houston to a 5-year deal and bring in free agents Glover Quin at safety, Jason Jones at defensive lineman and the big one Reggie Bush at running back.
In addition the Lions also brought back safety Louis Delmas on a 2-year contract worth $9 million plus.
The big question though...
Though the Detroit Lions have made some major moves in the past few weeks, general manager Martin Mayhew claims his team is done making waves on the roster front.
Interestingly enough, though, at the same exact time, the Lions have been linked with free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora, formally of the New York Giants. The 31 year old had hoped to cash in on the open market, but...
Joique Bell, RB, Detroit Lions
School: Wayne State (MI)
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Joique Bell came out of nowhere to become a PPR machine in 2012. He finished the season with 52 receptions for 485 yards and was largely owned in most leagues by the end of the year. Not only was he productive in the passing game, he also...
The NFL confirmed that the Detroit Lions will receive two of the 32 compensatory draft picks awarded to teams who lost free agents last year.
The Lions receive a pick at the end of the fourth round for losing cornerback Eric Wright to Tampa Bay and another pick at the end of the seventh round for losing quarterback Drew Stanton to the New York Jets (later traded to Indianapolis...
The Detroit Lions targeted Reggie Bush to be a dynamic addition to their offense, but coach Jim Schwartz said today Bush also could fill a major hole on special teams,Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Yeah, Schwartz said when asked about the possibility of using Bush as a punt or kick returner. Im not a man of few words, but yes (thats possible).
The Detroit Lions thought enough of safety Louis Delmas to give him a new two-year contract last week, but most of the money in the deal is tied to playing-time incentives that Delmas will only earn if hes on the field.
Delmas, who has missed 13 games over the past two seasons because of knee injuries, got a $1-million signing bonus and has a minimum base salary of $715,000...
Eight consecutive losses is not the way any team wants to end a season, but that is how the Detroit Lions finished the 2012-2013 campaign. Posting a miserable 4 and 12 record the Lions finished last in their division and seriously underachieved. The main reason for this is the Lions defense giving up the sixth most points per game in the NFL last year. With the signing of running...
Former Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril has no regrets.
It's been well-documented Avril rejected a three-year, $30 million offer from the Lions last offseason hoping to cash in as a free agent in 2013. But with a glut of pass-rushing talent on the market, he was only able to net a two-year, $13 million deal from the Seattle Seahawks.
Avril isn't about to bemoan...
Six months after pleading guilty in what he thought was deal to bury a DUI charge, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley today found himself back where he started.
Mobile County Circuit Judge Sarah Stewart said she could not determine that prosecutors had agreed to let him participate in a pretrial diversion program that would have resulted in the dismissal of the charge...
The official open to the NFL’s 2013 league year is but a handful of days in the past but the Detroit Lions already have a significantly tweaked roster. Lions' insider Mike Mady provides analysis on Detroit's upgrades -- and what it all means.
Its widely assumed that Jason Hanson will return for a 22nd season with the Lions now that hes decided to put off retirement.
And while the Lions have made it clear they want Hanson back on their team and in their locker room, team president Tom Lewand stopped short of guaranteeing that would take place at the NFL owners meetings today.
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Sometimes it is hard to be a Detroit Lions fan. Strike that, pretty much all the time it is tough to be a fan of this team that cannot ever seem to make the right decision on the day when good teams have to make quality decision to make their roster better. Two headlines from [...]
The two surprise teams that made the NFC playoffs last season did so largely because of sharp decisions in the draft a year ago.
Seattle went from 7-9 to 11-5 after taking quarterback Russell Wilson in the third round, 75th overall. Wilson gave the Seahawks a surprising dual threat and was arguably just as productive as higher-profile picks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.
A source told Ian Rappoport on Wednesday that the elimination of the "Tuck Rule" passed overwhelmingly at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix.
The rule's elimination makes it so a player loses possession when he tries to bring the ball back to his body, if the passer loses control while the ball is going forward, it's still incomplete, if he loses the ball while...