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Calvin Johnson is an elite WR and that doesn’t figure to change in 2012. However, the owners who paid the high price for his services on draft/auction day should be concerned about the return. Paying the high cost for Johnson was like spending top-dollar on the best prostitute money can buy. You know you are getting a sure thing that won’t hurt you, but you could’ve paid a lot less for a similar hole and used the rest of the money on **** you actually need. Yes it’s early and Megatron still has an un-scoffable 14 catches for 205 yards through two weeks. Still, the fact that he’s been held scoreless and is watching a slew of cheaper alternatives put up better fantasy totals is disconcerting. The biggest reason for his “slow” start is Matt Stafford. The Lions QB has been erratic as hell, and while he should play way better as the season goes on, a repeat of 5,000 yards and 40-plus TDs is not a slam dunk. Plus, Stafford has actually been targeting Joh...
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Just last week Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was dealing with a foot injury, now he missed practice because of an ankle injury.
At this point, I don’t believe Johnson is in danger of missing Sunday’s game against the Titans. We’ll keep track of his status as the week goes on.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Its been 510 days since the Detroit Lions selected Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure in the second round of the 2011NFL Draft with the 57th pick overall.
Finally, at long last, its time to see what Leshoure can do in a regular-season NFL game when the Lions face the Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon.
After missing all of last season following surgery for a...
According to Anwar Richardson of MLive.com, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, safety Louis Delmas and tight end Tony Scheffler aren’t practicing today.
Johnson missed some practice time last week with a foot injury. The Lions might be holding him out because if his foot.
Delmas is still working his way back from a knee injury.
Drayton Florence Breaks Arm During Game -
Detroit Lions CB Drayton Florence suffered a broken arm during the second half of Sunday night’s 27-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Florence signed one week before the season opener against the St. Louis Rams and started at right cornerback in Week 2. The Lions secondary is already without safety Louis Delmas (knee) and cornerbacks...
This week, the Detroit Lions head to Nashville to take on the 0-2 Titans. The Lions are coming off a tough loss to the 49ers, and Matthew Stafford needs to step up his performance against a Titans team ranked 20th against the pass.The Titans, however, have had more than one tough game. Their first two weeks have been a struggle, as the offense has failed to move the ball and the...
According to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, Lions cornerback Chris Houston says he’s playing in this week’s game against the Titans.
“I’m running around healthier than I was the last couple of weeks. I’m about 95 percent and I’ll be ready to go this week,” said Houston, per Twentyman.
Detroit Lions cornerback Drayton Florence suffered a broken arm during Sunday night’s loss to the 49ers.
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz says he “potentially could” miss a significant portion of the season.
“He got some preliminary (X-rays done) at the stadium,” Schwartz said. “He’s going to have some more stuff. It doesn’t look real good, but we’ll see.”
A federal judge set a trial date of March 26 in Portland, Ore., for a civil lawsuit seeking more than $1 million from Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh as a result of a one-car accident in December, according to the Oregonian.
In a complaint filed in July, Saadia Van Winkle alleges Suh engaged in negligence, reckless driving and intentional infliction of emotional distress after...
Even though the Detroit Lions took a look at both Ryan Grant and Steve Slaton, but they won’t sign anyone right now, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Lions worked out several RBs, Ryan Grant and Steve Slaton among them, but are not signing any at this point
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 18, 2012
The Lions get Mikel Leshoure back this week, which...
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who returned to practice Thursday after missing Wednesday with a sore ankle, said defensive backs are taking liberties with the replacement officials.
"They are (getting away with more)," Johnson said. "They definitely held me on a third-down situation in the first half (Sunday against the Niners). It was in the middle of the field...
Lions running back Mikel Leshoure, who was suspended for the team's first two games, was at practice Wednesday. The Detroit Free Press reports Leshoure took the second rep at running back during the team's skeleton drills. Source: CBSSports Attached Thumbnails
The Lions claimed cornerback Jerome Murphy off waivers from the New Orleans Saints today and released Kevin Barnes, who played sparingly the last two weeks, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Murphy, a third-round pick in 2010 out of South Florida, made three tackles in the first two games of the season for the Saints and was waived on Monday.
The Lions are at critical...
The Detroit Lions cleared the necessary roster space to add running back Mikel Leshoure back to the active roster off the suspended list by placing cornerback Drayton Florence on injured reserve.
Florence suffered a broken forearm in the third quarter of the Lions' loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night. Despite remaining in the game, he required surgery for the injury...
Michael Crabtree didn’t exactly call out his teammates before last week’s game against the Detroit Lions, but he did issue a challenge to his offensive comrades to keep up with the high standard of performance being put forth regularly by San Francisco’s rugged defense and superior special teams units. Crabtree certainly has lived up to that standard himself during the Niners’ 2-0 start.
The handshake provided no fanfare. The coaches, John Harbaugh and Jim Shwartz, provided pleasantries and exited the field.The general result of San Francisco’s 27-19 win surprised no one. Yet, the dismantling of the Lions staggered a few.The 49ers claimed supremacy of the NFL by wrecking two of the most prolific offenses in the league during consecutive weeks (surprise?). Here’s...