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Since the 2013 NFL season ended 10 weeks ago, every team in the NFL has made changes. Both winners and losers from last year have been busy making adjustments. Some have revamped their coaching staff. Some have turned over their roster. Some have done a little bit of both. But none, not a single one, have stood pat. During this firestorm of activity, every team believes they’ve improved; hope springs eternal in the offseason. But reality suggests that can’t be true. For every team that gets better, another one had to regress; that’s the nature of the beast in a zero-sum game. So which fans have reasons to be optimistic that 2014 will be better? And which ones are simply being delusional? Last Tuesday, the cover32 editorial staff rated teams 1-32 in a traditional Power Rankings format. This week, we ranked each team based on what they’ve done since the Super Bowl. It’s an important distinction to make, as the following list is essentially grading each team’s 2014 offseason performance so far. To see how all 32 NFL squads stack up, click here. You may also be interested in:Power Rankings: Detroit Lions have had one of worst offseasons in NFL so farWho sits atop of the Detroit Lions “Mount Dreadmore”?Detroit Lions bring back veteran cornerback to mentor their younger players

Lions plan a one-two punch with Bush, Bell

The Detriot Lions plan on splitting time between running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said, via the Detroit Free Press. “[T]his game is a violent game anymore and it’s hard for one running back to get all the carries,” Lombardi said. “So much like they did last year, I see these guys kind of having a split role and both being very...

Detroit Lions are hosting Draft Prospect John Brown for a pre-draft visit

Today the Detroit Lions are hosting wide receiver John Brown from Pittsburg State Gorillas. NFL Draft Diamonds has learned that John Brown will have a pre-draft visit with the Detroit Lions and their training staff. Brown’s stock is soaring after a phenomenal the East-West Shrine game, and NFL scouting combine where he ran a 4.3 […] The post Detroit Lions are hosting Draft Prospect...

Lions talks with Ndamukong Suh have been ‘civil and productive’

The Detroit Lions hope to sign  Ndamukong Suh to a long-year deal before the defensive tackle becomes a free agent next year. Team president Tom Lewand told season-ticket holders on Monday night that the negotiations with Suh have been relatively good. “They’re more on the civil and productive side of the spectrum,” Lewand said, via the Associated Press. The two-time...

Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Aaron Donald

So far I have covered players from positions of great need for your Detroit Lions.  Spots where they need guys who can fill in right away and provide support to their ailing secondary and a guy who can provide a great athletic threat at outside linebacker.  Well, this time I’m going to take a little different route again and cover a guy who could fill a need that the Lions might...

Lions reportedly re-signing CB Rashean Mathis

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; The Detroit Lions are re-signing free agent cornerback Rashean Mathis, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. THIS JUST IN: The Lions are signing veteran CB Rashean Mathis to a 1-year deal. (via @AdamSchefter) — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 14, 2014 Mathis started...

Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Anthony Barr

So far in this 2014 Detroit Lions NFL Draft preview, I have covered two great secondary players that seem to be the most wanted of the picks mocks have placed us with so far.  For this one, I’m going to take a step out of the box.  Not very far out, but a step never the less since secondary seems to be the biggest want for fans.  We also have a need at outside linebacker this...

Three and Out: Lions say timing of Suh re-signing doesn't matter

FIRST DOWN Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand says he doesn't care when it happens, just that it happens. Many Lions' fans are a little more impatient. They would have preferred to see defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh sign a contract extension a month ago to lower his salary-cap hit for this coming season (currently $22.4 million) and free up some additional money to add more...

Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix

Moving on to our second prospect in this Detroit Lions 2014 NFL Draft preview, I want to look at Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix the safety out of Alabama.  This is a position of need for the Lions; even after the signing of Ihedigbo we still need a young safety to tandem with Glover Quin in the secondary.  I believe that Clinton-Dix would be an excellent fit for the Lions in the secondary...

Who sits atop of the Detroit Lions “Mount Dreadmore”?

On the heels of the popular Mount Rushmore trend that was started by Lebron James, every sport and every team has had their top four players designated by the media and fans alike. In that spirit,’s own Carl Pfeiffer created the exact opposite, what he referred to as each teams Mount Dreadmore. The criteria he attempted to use were fairly complicated. The players should...

CB Rashean Mathis re-signs with Lions; DE Brown claimed off waivers

Cornerback Rashean Mathis has reached an agreement on a one-year deal to return to the Detroit Lions for what will be his 12th season in the NFL.

Lions Planning To Split Running Back Role

Last year Joique Bell had a breakout season, and turned the Lions’ backfield into a true 1-2 punch Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported earlier offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday that Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will share the load. “This game is a violent game anymore and it’s hard for one […]

Lions Re-Sign Reshean Mathis to 1 Year Deal

Reshean Mathis is a cornerback for the Detroit Lions, and saw his contract expire after last season.  Mathis started in 13 games last season for the Lions, and will now return to the team with the possibility to start again next season. This was originally reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, via Twitter. Reshean Mathis will now be entering his 12th season and is currently 33 years...

Golden Tate: I see Myself Being a More Explosive Lance Moore

The anticipation of the Lions new offense is crazy right now. It seems like I am making a post every thirty minutes about possible roles for players. Golden Tate averaged four catches a game for the Seahawks last season. He already has a vision for himself inside of the Joe Lombardi’s offense. He shared his […]

Lions Sign Rashean Mathis

The Detroit Lions have retained one of their own. Adam Schefter is reporting that Rashean Mathis has signed a one year deal  to remain with the team he started 13 games for last season. Veteran CB Rashean Mathis, entering his 12th season, is signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, where he started 13 games last year. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2014 The...

Ihedigbo brings winning pedigree to Lions

Safety James Ihedigbo has something the Detroit Lions don't -- a Super Bowl ring.
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