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Lions done in by field goal misses once again

The Detroit Lions may have to move on to their third placekicker of the season and it’s only Week 5. The Lions’ poor kicking cost them the game in a 17-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Alex Henery, who replaced Nate Freese after Week 3, went 0-for-3 on field goal attempts. He missed kicks from 44 and 47 yards during the third quarter, and he missed a 50-yard kick with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: The Detroit Lions need to give this guy another shot at kicker

So after rookie kicker Nate Freese has missed three of his first five NFL field goal attempts, the Detroit Lions are mulling over their options at the position. There are several veteran free agents who are available out there, including Alex Henery and Jay Feely, but there’s a very legitimate reason why those guys don’t have jobs in the first place. While the Lions are chewing...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions handed ugly 24-7 loss against Carolina

Sunday was a day to forget on many levels for the Detroit Lions, who were handed an ugly 24-7 loss at the hands of the Carolina Panthers. From missed field goals, to turnovers, to another injury in the secondary, nothing went Detroit’s way in this one. The Lions fall to 1-1 on the young season, while the Panthers climb to 2-0. Hardy Detroit’s new offense looked very promising...
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Lions are keeping their options open at kicker

With rookie kicker Nate Freese making 2 of his first 5 attempts at the NFL level, the Lions have a problem… a big problem that is when it comes to their special teams production. And after today’s 24-7 loss at the hands of the Carolina Panthers where Freese missed two of those five total attempts this young season, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell says the team won’t make any...
Via The Majors Detroit
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions reach 75-man roster limit by releasing Tavecchio, five others

The Detroit Lions' training camp kicking competition came to an end Monday with the team releasing Georgio Tavecchio. That leaves rookie Nate Freese, a seventh-round draft pick out of Boston College, as the Lions' top kicker, unless they decide to pick up a veteran free agent before the regular-season opener in two weeks. The Lions also confirmed that they have waived cornerback...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Record numbers tune in to watch Detroit Lions kicker Nate Freese’s NFL debut

On Saturday night the Detroit Lions opened their pre-season schedule by hosting the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field. It was the culmination of months of hype and eager anticipation on the part of NFL fanatics. After watching his dazzling college career, fans of all stripes tuned into watch and see if he could really live up to the hype. We were not disappointed. When the Detroit Lions...
Via cover32 - Lions
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions still have many question marks looming over them

The NFL preseason kicked off this weekend with the annual hall of fame game. While the Detroit Lions have only practiced in full pads once up to this point, they do kick off they’re playing schedule Saturday and it’s a good time to take a look at what we’ve learned so far. Nate Freese does not appear poised to be the Lions kicker at this point. Apparently he’s improved,...
Via cover32 - Lions
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie Nate Freese favorite to win Lions' kicking job

It's been 597 days since Nate Freese missed a field goal in a game. Freese, a seventh-round selection by the Detroit Lions, will try to keep that streak going when the preseason games begin August 9 against Cleveland. Being one of the team's draft picks, Freese naturally is considered the favorite to win the kicking job as the Lions turn from old-time veterans to probably relying...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Sign Fourth-Round Pick DE Larry Webster

  Tim Twentyman of reports that the team has signed fourth-round pick DE Larry Webster to a four-year contract. Twentyman also confirmed the signing of seventh-round kicker Nate Freese on Friday as well. The Lions still have another five draft picks to get under contract, but that shouldn’t be too much of an issue. Webster is a former basketball player who...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

National Rewind: Did the Detroit Lions draft any of the 10 biggest gems or busts?

With the draft completed it’s time to re-visit the best stories from the cover32 universe this past week to help pass the time before training camp arrives. National Columns - POWER RANKINGS: Grading the reliability of each NFL team’s front office. (READ) - The 10 dumbest answers from Roger Goodell during his Twitter Q&A. (READ) - Ten players who will ultimately be the class...
Via cover32 - Lions
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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