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Detroit Lions move down in Power Rankings, fall out of top-15

We know what we’re going to know. With training camps complete, three preseason games – including the “dress rehearsal” – in the books and veterans on the shelf until the regular season opener, the data needed to evaluate every NFL team prior to the start of the 2014 campaign is in the books. Some look ready to go, while others have work to do. A few franchises have emerged...
Via cover32 - Lions
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster trimming begins: Who missed the cut for the Detroit Lions?

If you listened to last night’s Sunday Night Football broadcast of the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals game on NBC you probably heard Chris Collinsworth say that this is the hardest time of the year for NFL coaches. He wasn’t referring to injuries or the preseason schedule; he was talking about roster cuts and how difficult it is to make those decisions. By 4:00 eastern...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson’s fantasy ranking

With the preseason games that most teams use as a dress rehearsal now in the rearview mirror, the 2014 NFL season is officially right around the corner. The next time fans see the league’s star players it will be during games on opening weekend. That means one thing: Fantasy football drafts are upon us. In order to get a ready, it’s time to start putting together a draft board...
Via cover32 - Lions
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson expresses curiosity over new role on team

Detroit Lions’ star wide receiver Calvin Johnson is curious about his new role as he begins his first season in Joe Lombardi’s new offensive scheme. Calvin Johnson curious about role in Lions' new offense: Calvin Johnson will hit the field for his first … #NFL — NFL Fanzone (@NFLFANZONE) August 21, 2014 Megatron enters his eighth year having worked...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Get ready for another ‘Mega’ year for Megatron

Since being drafted in 2007 Calvin Johnson better known as Megatron, has been the main target in the Detroit Lions offense. He has proved over and over he can shoulder the load when needed. The Lions have added a lot of new weapons to the offense since 2007, and this upcoming season looks to be most promising for Lions fans. Will these players takeaway from Megatron’s overall success...
Via The Penalty Flag
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Update: Calvin Johnson to play Friday

The Detroit Lions have held wide receiver Calvin Johnson out of their first two preseason games, which could have been expected after he missed two games due to injury in 2013. There seemed to be a chance he would not play at all this preseason, but Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported that Johnson expects to play Friday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars.#453668234...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the NFL’s top 10 wide receivers heading into 2014

1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions There is no question who the best receiver in the game is right now. Johnson has everything the other nine players possess and it has helped him to get where he is today. If scientists wanted to build a wide receiver in a lab, they would likely still fall short of Johnson’s ability. He has the unfathomable mixture of lightning speed, unmatched...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions Need To Bench Calvin Johnson

Matthew Stafford receives little respect throughout the league. Up to this point, it is deserved. The argument has become a running joke. He's the only quarterback in the league with a playbook that only has one play in it: Throw to Calvin Johnson. In an emergency, when the football game world is falling apart, there are few options that are better. But what started as an excellent...
Via Football Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: First impressions from training camp

The Detroit Lions training camp officially opened six and a half hours ago but I can’t wait to tell everyone the first impressions, news and information. I know it’s still early, I gave the players one practice before analyzing the situation, but you know what they say about first impressions. Training camp was allowed to start last Wednesday and it did for the Lions’ rookies...
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Titus Young attacked his attorney

Yesterday we told you that former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young had been arrested again on battery charges—this time for causing serious bodily injury in Los Angeles, California. Details were scarce at the time, but we’ve now find out that the victim was actually Young’s own attorney. The attack reportedly took place at a “medical treatment center,” where Young...
Via Gridiron Grit
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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