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Devin Taylor could be key to Detroit Lions' varied defensive fronts

The Detroit Lions are installing a series of changes to their defense under new coordinator Teryl Austin. Though the base scheme remains a 4-3, they are bringing more pressure from each level of the defense. They are blitzing from several angles and positions. They are mixing up the fronts. They are doing all of this to confuse offenses. And if early offseason practices are any...
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June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions slay the giant on their way to NFC North title

One word best describes the Detroit Lions’ Thanksgiving Day win over NFC North rivals the Green Bay Packers: dominating. The Lions offense moved the ball at will, the defensive line dictated the play all game and the Lions got back to their winning ways, 40-10, over Green Bay. It’s exactly the kind of performance the Lions needed coming off two-straight losses to Pittsburgh...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie Devin Taylor ready to start at defensive end for Lions

Rookie defensive end Devin Taylor wasn't on the Detroit Lions' active roster to open the season. Now he's expected to start against the Chicago Bears in a battle for first place at Soldier Field. And he's expected to act like a veteran. That was C.J. Mosley's message to Taylor this week. "I had a conversation with Devin," the ninth-year veteran defensive...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Ansah only Lions' draft pick unsigned

The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they had signed two more draft picks -- defensive end Devin Taylor (fourth round) and punter Sam Martin (fifth round) -- before the start of this weekend's rookie mini-camp. Of the nine players Detroit drafted last month, eight are signed, leaving only first-round choice Ziggy Ansah without a contract. However, Ansah, a defensive end...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

A look at the Detroit Lions Day 3 picks

The Detroit Lions were busy on Day 3 of the 2013 NFL Draft, selecting six players in total. Since we’ve already taken a look at defensive end Devin Taylor out of South Carolina, Detroit’s fourth-round selection, let’s get a feel for what general manager Martin Mayhew accomplished with the remaining five picks. Day 3 picks [...]The post A look at the Detroit Lions Day 3 picks...

Detroit Lions select Devin Taylor, DE, South Carolina 132nd Overall

With the 132nd pick in the 2013 NFL draft, a compensatory selection, the Detroit Lions selected defensive Devin Taylor from the University of South Carolina. Taylor joins an already well-stocked defensive line, so he is likely to see limited action his rookie season. Bio Taylor grew up in South Carolina and helped his high school football [...]The post Detroit Lions select Devin...
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