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Detroit Lions place RB Theo Riddick on IR

The Detroit Lions have placed running back Theo Riddick on IR, ending his season. The Lions announced the move on Saturday and say they have also signed WR Jace Billingsley to the active roster. Riddick has been bothered by a wrist injury since the Lions’ Week 13 win over the Saints in early December. He missed three straight games after that, but there was some hope he might...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions OC Cooter: Defenders covering Riddick 1-on-1 is a 'rare thing'

Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter has a secret weapon, and he's very hard to stop for a team that's not prepared to defend him. Simple man-to-man coverage, for example, doesn't usually work.Cooter's weapon is running back Theo Riddick. Although he's the third-leading rusher (28 carries, 84 yards) on the NFL's worst rushing team (74.5 yards per game), that's not the...
Via FOX Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Theo Riddick emerging as go-to running back for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick has made the most of an opportunity.Riddick leads the league's running backs with 33 receptions. He set career highs with carries and yards rushing in Detroit's win against Chicago last weekend.The Lions invested a lot in running backs, drafting Ameer Abdullah in the second round this year and signing Joique Bell to...
Via Associated Press
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Theo Riddick celebrates after TD catch gives Lions early lead

At least Theo Riddick provided the struggling Detroit Lions with a spark. His six-yard touchdown catch from Matthew Stafford gave the Lions a 7-0 lead over the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter.With the Lions facing an 0-5 start, Riddick's excitement was evident during his celebration. Check out a video, courtesy of the team's official Twitter account.Detroit didn't catch fire...
Via FOX Sports
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Draft: Four things the Detroit Lions need

Credit: Mike Loyko With the NFL draft coming up, the Detroit Lions are looking at all different types of position players to fill needs for their team. Despite the fact they just released Reggie Bush, the Lions don’t need to spend their first round pick on a running back. The Lions also have free agency to fill some of these needs but it all depends on what happens. Overall, I...
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Training camp winners

The Detroit Lions finished training camp last week and are now settling into a regular practice routine. Detroit’s regular season begins in less than three weeks from today with some Monday Night Football against the New York Giants. With a large part of last year’s core returning, a lot was set in stone for Detroit entering training camp. But as always, a few surprise players...
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Second preseason game preview

The Detroit Lions closed their 14th and final practice of training camp on Wednesday. The two-and-a-half weeks are up, and now the Lions turn their focus to tonight’s preseason contest against the Oakland Raiders. Thankfully for Detroit and first-year coach Jim Caldwell, the Lions emerge from training camp injury-free for the most part. The long-term injuries have already begun...
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Biggest winners in training camp

With all the hype surrounding the start of training camp, picking the most notable player is nearly impossible. Although practice has been efficient on all spectrums, three players have been able to catch the eye of their teammates, coaches, and the media. Here are the biggest winners from Detroit Lions training camp so far: 1. Theo Riddick: Theo Riddick, as with most players their...
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Calvin is NFL elite, Northern Michigan is Packers country, Riddick is all the hype

Detroit Lions All the hype is about Theo Riddick(READ) How high did NFL players rate Calvin Johnson(READ) Northern Michigan loves the Packers(READ) Catching the ball more consistently is key to Lions success(READ) You may also be interested in:Rewind: Calvin is NFL elite, Northern Michigan is Packers country, Riddick is all the hypeEveryone is talking about Theo RiddickThese 10 sleepers...
Via cover32 - Lions
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Everyone is talking about Theo Riddick

I keep hearing about Theo Riddick. The other players on the Detroit Lions can’t seem to stop praising him. Joique Bell feels Riddick could end up in the pro bowl this year. Dan Orlovsky sees the Lions making sure eight plays a game are run with the intention of throwing to Riddick. Orlovsky also thinks that no one can cover Riddick and that he could end up in a Darren Sproles type...
Via cover32 - Lions
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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