Found February 20, 2012 on Detroit Lions Football:
Jeff Backus and Gosder Cherilus struggled much of last season. Even though Backus closed out the season strong, the torn bicep he suffered in the Lions' playoff loss increases the need to address the tackle position now.

Delmas says he's 100% healthy, hopes secondary sticks around

Louis Delmas is healthy and hoping the Lions' secondary returns in tact. Delmas, who missed the final five games of the regular season with a torn medial collateral ligament, said Saturday he's fully recovered from December knee surgery and back training near his home in Florida.

Lions DE Avril may holdout if placed under franchise tag

Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril told the Detroit Free Press that he may hold out if the team puts its franchise tag on him, rather than negotiate a new long-term contract this offseason.The Lions can use the franchise tag to keep Avril off the free-agent market with a one-year deal. Avril told the newspaper he is considering skipping training camp and the start of the 2012...

TMZ caught up with Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Celebrity gossip harassment website TMZ tracked down Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford as he and his girlfriend, Kelly Hall, were at the outdoor check-in desk at Los Angeles International Airport Sunday. Per usual when TMZ meets up with celebrities, the cameraman hassled Stafford with mind-blowing interrogation.He had been in L.A. attending the Cartoon Network Hall of Game Awards...

NFC North Watch: Laying the Offseason Groundwork

So as we’re painfully aware, it’s the offseason. Which means sometimes there isn’t enough Bears news to go around, so we’re going to keep an eye or two or three (wait what?) scattered around the division. “Know thy enemy” is a very sage piece of wisdom in any competitive endeavor, and it continues to hold true in football, so as we started doing on a near-weekly basis...

TMZ catches up with Lions' Matthew Stafford, who won't be caught on a motorcycle

Celebrity gossip website TMZ caught up with Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday.

Detroit Lions lag behind NFC North counterparts in terms of salary cap space

Chicago is in the best shape among divisional opponents with about $25 million in cap room.

The Detroit Lions and Cliff Avril – Detroit Sports Media |

The Detroit Lions and Cliff Avril – Detroit Sports Media | Bookmark It Hide Sites $$('div.d31704').each( function(e) { e.visualEffect('slide_up',{duration:0.5}) });

Avril thinks Lions are 'fairly close' to making Super Bowl run

If this NFL postseason proved anything, it's that a team able to stage rallies with a good, young quarterback and a great defensive line doesn't need the world's best run game or the highest seed to win the Super Bowl. That was the winning recipe for the New York Giants. But it also could have been the recipe for the Lions.

Lions' Matthew Stafford is a No. 1 son, video reveals

What was the first big purchase made by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford after signing his monster rookie contract in 2009? The sleuths at TMZ have found out.

Avril one of most talked-about free agents, and for good reason

Free agent DE Cliff Avril wants a big payday, and if the Lions franchise him he might hold out. Mike Freeman says Avril's numbers show he's worth the money, but cap-strapped Detroit can't afford another big contract.

Lions assistant Clemons retiring after 27 seasons

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions assistant coach Don Clemons is retiring.

Much of Whitney Houston's funeral was a Detroit affair

Much of Whitney Houston's invitation-only, star-studded funeral was a Detroit affair. Several members of the Motor City's first family of gospel, the Winans, played key roles in the service that was watched by millions all over the world.

Lions' Burleson hangs with Jeremy Lin at N.Y. Fashion Week

Unfortunately, we don't have any light to shed on what they did, but Lions receiver Nate Burleson and New York Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin hung out for at least two seconds last week during New York Fashion Week.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.