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Here are three under-the-radar players to watch when the Detroit Lions open training camp next week. All three could play key roles:
Cornerback Ron Bartell
The assumption is that rookie Darius Slay or one of the team's 2012 draft picks, probably Bill Bentley, will win the vacant starting job at corner.
But what if the youngsters aren't ready?
Don't overlook the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Bartell. Hes an eight-year NFL veteran who started the Lions final game last season and worked with the first-team defense for most of the offseason.
Bartell, 31, born in Detroit and a graduate of Renaissance High School, was signed by the Lions last December after getting released by Oakland. He was a second-round draft pick in 2005 by St. Louis. His last two seasons were derailed early by injuries, including a fractured neck in 2011.
Hes got good size for a corner, coach Jim Schwartz said. He came to us late last year, picked things up quickly, played pretty well in the game against the...
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The Detroit Lions have released running back Jahvid Best, a first-round draft pick from 2010 who hasn't played since October 2011 because of concussion problems.
General manager Martin Mayhew calls Best as fine a person and professional as he has ever worked with. Best says Lions fans and the people of Detroit will always hold a special place in his heart.
Best accounted for...
Cutting a young, talented player is not something a team ever wants to do, but if his health prevents him from playing than the team has no choice. That is the conundrum the Detroit Lions faced in respect to running back Jahvid Best. As much as the team may not have liked doing
On a Monday night two years ago, Jahvid Best electrified the Detroit Lions' raucous, sellout crowd at Ford Field with an 88-yard touchdown run against the Chicago Bears.
His future looked very promising at that moment.His game-breaking speed was one of the reasons the Lions got off to a 5-0 start that season.
A week later, however, everything changed. Best suffered another...
Last year, BYU had its highest NFL Draft pick since 1982 (Jim McMahon) when Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah was the Detroit Lions 5th overall selection, despite starting less than 10 games in his college career. While it was BYU’s first draft pick since 2010, the BYU talent pool has grown substantially in the past few seasons, and the team can expect to have at least three selections...
The Detroit Lions announced today that they have entered into a six-year partnership with the Big Ten for a bowl game that will be played at Ford Field beginning in 2014. The game will be officially named once sponsorship agreements are in place. So hopefully that ENDS THE Motor City Bowl, or the Pizza City Bowl or the Pizza Bowl or whatever.
Suggestions: 8 Mile Bowl, China Dolls...
The Big Ten and the Detroit Lions have announced a six-year agreement to play a bowl game at Ford Field, and a person familiar with the situation says the Atlantic Coast Conference is expected to provide the opponent.
The new bowl will start in 2014 and it has not been named or sponsored.
The person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press the new Detroit postseason...
In December, Lions coach Jim Schwartz strongly denied a Sports Illustrated report that claimed tension had developed between him and general manager Martin Mayhew for taking chances on troublesome players last season.
But Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com wrote in a story posted Wednesday that “one will likely have to go” based on the talk that there is friction between Schwartz...
When the Detroit Lions made running back Jahvid Best their
first-round draft pick in 2010, the team had high hopes for the talented ball
carrier. Unfortunately, those plans were stalled by a concussion Best suffered
in 2011 and continued to feel the effects of last year. Detroit ultimately
decided to part ways with Best yesterday, cutting the running back, according
to Gregg Rosenthal...
The Lions waived running back Jahvid Best on Wednesday.Fantasy Spin:Best sustained a concussion during the 2011 season and hasn't played since. In all likelihood, the 24-year-old has played his last down of NFL football.
The Detroit Lions released Javhid Best on Wednesday, ending the concussion-plagued running back's time with the team, and, perhaps his days as a professional football player. But really, it felt like a move that was four years in the making.
After suffering one of the most startling concussions you'll ever see in what turned out to be his final game at Cal, in 2009, Best...
The Big Ten had eight wide receivers named to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, which is awarded to the top wide receiver in college football this week and today the Detroit Lions officially confirmed and announced plans for a new bowl game involving the Big Ten as a partner. Insert your Matt Millen wide receiver NFL Draft pick jokes here folks. Go ahead, we'll give you...
The woman with Reggie Bush during Wednesday's ESPYs was not Kim Kardashian, but actually the mother of his child, Lilit Avagyan.
With training camp opening in just a couple of weeks, the Detroit Lions have a glaring opening in their secondary. This season the Lions will be feeling the pressure from fans to make a playoff run, but that won’t happen if they can’t stop teams on the defensive side of the ball.Now that the NFL has solidified the movement to a passing league, the Lions secondary will be facing...