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With March 12 free-agency period almost upon us, Lions' insider Mike Mady evaluates defensive end Lawrence Jackson. Despite the lack of buzz surrounding a potential re-signing, the 27-year-oldâs return could be more valuable than what first impressions might indicate.
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Ian Rapoport tweets that the Lions are âstronglyâ consideringÂ switching Riley Reiff from tackle to guard this next season.
Detroit drafted Reiff with the No.Â 23 overall pick in last yearâs draft. In his rookie season, Reiff started 13 games at right tackle and actually graded out above average, according to Pro Football Focusâ ratings.
Reiff was especially effective as...
Could a pharmaceutical salesman be the Detroit Lions' next punter?
Hey, it couldn't be any worse than the production they got out of their punters last season.
Blake Clingan, who last played football in 2010 at the University of Central Florida, was impressive enough during a tryout Tuesday that he was signed to a one-year contract by the Lions, according to the club'...
Mikel LeShoure, RB, Detroit Lions
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Before scoffing at us for listing Mikel among the top 20 of running backs heading into 2013 you need to remember a few things first.
In 2011, Mikel LeShoureâs rookie season, he tore his Achilles before the season began and he was done. So last...
The Detroit Lions have signed punter Blake Clingan.
Clingan has never punted in an NFL game, but he averaged 39.9 yards in four seasons at Central Florida from 2007-10. The Lions announced the move Tuesday.
Detroit ranked last in the league in yards per punt last season. Ben Graham hurt his left calf in a September loss at Tennessee, forcing kicker Jason Hanson to take over during...
The post-Scouting Combine updated mock drafts are trickling in and they portray the uncertainty that exists with the top picks, especially the Detroit Lions at No. 5.
Here are six analysts who have all projected a different scenario for the Lions:
Daniel Jeremiah, a former NFL scout now working for the NFL Network:
Detroit's pick: BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah.