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Detroit Lions trim roster down to 75 players, tight end Matthew Mulligan among cuts

The Detroit Lions trimmed their roster to 75 players on Tuesday, as the season approaches ever closer. Among the players cut or waived were veteran cornerback Crezdon Butler, defensive end Louis Palmer, defensive end Quanterus Smith and, most notably, tight end Matthew Mulligan. Mulligan’s departure means the Lions could be signaling that Brandon Pettigrew may be ready to go and...
Via EndZoneScore
4 hours ago

Lions Identity Crisis: NFL Preseason (Week 4)

“It’s not that the Detroit Lions don’t have an identity in this league. It’s that the idea about their identity has not manifested itself thus far.” Larryjrnfl.com –  talks Detroit Lions NFL Preseason (Video Below). In a league where seeing is believing, Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn is finally coming to the realization that the team […] Lions Identity Crisis: NFL Preseason...
Via Sidelion Report
6 hours ago

Bold predictions for the Detroit Lions upcoming season

The start of the regular season is nearly upon us as only one more week of preseason games remains. The Detroit Lions finished their third preseason game in sluggish fashion sending cause for concern among fans.  The nice thing about preseason is that, well it’s preseason and none of the games matter.  Yes, you like to see your team playing well and executing, but the Lions once...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Apparently Jim Caldwell and the Lions hate Murica.

SportingNews In the wake of the Colin Kaepernick/National Anthem **** storm that’s engulfed the NFL, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has put himself in Chip Kelly‘s shoes as to what he’ll do if one of his players decides to follow suit with the 49ers QB. And Caldwell’s verdict? According to Kyle Meinke of Mlive.com, Caldwell will take a similar stance to the NFL which is encourage...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago

Calvin Johnson, Ryan Lochte, Laurie Hernandez headline 2016 Dancing with the Stars

The 2016 edition of Dancing with the Stars, season 23, will feature former Detroit Lions wideout Calvin Johnson, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez and former governor of Texas Rick Perry, to name a few of the big appearances. Johnson is a potential NFL Hall of Famer after calling it quits this summer and will make his first appearance on the show. His...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson to join DWTS, but sister says he ‘can’t dance’

Calvin Johnson has already found a way to keep busy now that he has retired from the NFL — he’s going to dance. It was revealed on “Good Morning America” Tuesday that Johnson will be one of the contestants on Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars.” The former Detroit Lions wide receiver will join Ryan Lochte, IndyCar racer James Hinchcliffe, former GOP presidential candidate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions cut Geoff Schwartz

I wrote an article earlier this summer about one of the newest Detroit Lions additions, Geoff Schwartz. I was really excited to see what this 29 year old veteran had to offer after being picked up by the Lions after the New York Giants released him earlier this year. He is coming off a broken leg that ended his season early in 2015. In March, he tweeted that he was healthy and ready...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions’ 2016 Season Win-Loss Prediction

Earlier this offseason I highlighted each of the teams the Lions will face this year. That includes teams in the AFC South, NFC East along with the Saints and Rams and, of course, the NFC North. In each of the posts I wrote, I listed the Lions’ odds of winning that game. Let’s take a […] The Detroit Lions’ 2016 Season Win-Loss Prediction - SideLion Report - SideLion Report...
Via Sidelion Report
2 days ago

Detroit Lions Roster Cuts: What I Would Do

The Detroit Lions roster need to be reduced from the current 90-man limit down to 75 before 4 PM Tuesday. Rather than taking a seat at the parlor game that is projecting the cuts, I’ve opted to deal from a different deck. Here are the players I would cut to get down to the 75-man […] Detroit Lions Roster Cuts: What I Would Do - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions...
Via Sidelion Report
2 days ago

The most important players for the Detroit Lions

On a team of 53 total players, it can sometimes be difficult to standout. However, each team has their difference makers.  Offense, defense, and special teams all play a vital role for a winning football team.  Each side of the ball must compliment the other in order to have the most efficient football team.  These are the most important players that will be on the field for...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stevan Ridley reportedly visiting with Colts

Backfield help in Indianapolis could be coming from an unlikely source. According to a report by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network on Friday, the Colts are visiting with free agent running back Stevan Ridley, who was just released by the Detroit Lions on Thursday. RB Stevan Ridley on a visit with the Colts today, source says. Quick move by Indy to look at the veteran after his release...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Jones has built ‘terrific chemistry’ with Stafford

Replacing Calvin Johnson probably isn’t possible, but new Detroit Lions receiver Marvin Jones is doing his best to build an early rapport with quarterback Matthew Stafford. According to Tim Twentyman of the Lions official site, Jones and Stafford are already looking like a strong combination at Lions training camp. “(Jones) and Stafford have had terrific chemistry all through...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions release Ridley, boost Washington's chance to make team

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Dwayne Washington moved a step closer to earning a job with the Detroit Lions on Thursday. The seventh-round pick, who leads the team in rushing and has returned a kickoff for a touchdown this preseason, still has a shot to make the team unlike Stevan Ridley. Detroit cut Ridley, who has run for 2,907 yards over five seasons, to take one player out of the...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions release running back Stevan Ridley

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have cut running back Stevan Ridley. They made the move Thursday before practice. Detroit signed Ridley in April, hoping he would bolster its depth in the backfield after releasing Joique Bell. Ridley started in one game and played in eight more for the New York Jets last season and ran for just 90 yards. He had 1,263 yards rushing and...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Lions GM Bob Quinn puts his stamp on organization

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have made some changes, significant and subtle, under first-year general manager Bob Quinn. "We're starting to act like a winning organization that brings in millions and billions of dollars," receiver Golden Tate said. "You would think we would have the top of the line of everything. I'm not going to say this is why we're going to win...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Detroit Lions

While there are obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Detroit Lions, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. The Lions have a long history of being starved for a consistent leader at the quarterback position - with only a handful stringing a few seasons together. We have identified 39 (with...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL RB Jahvid Best finishes 7th in 100m sprint heat

Former Cal and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best finished seventh in his 100m sprint heat at the Rio Olympics on Saturday and will not advance to the semis, though he can now say he has reached the world-class level in two sports. Best, who last played in the NFL in 2011, was competing as a sprinter for Saint Lucia, the Caribbean island where his father is from. He ran in a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Cornerback Said Antonio Brown 'Tried to Kill Me, Man'

Antonio Brown is very good at football. Last season, despite his starting quarterback missing several games due to injury, Brown managed to catch 136 balls for a ridiculous 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns. Though he stands just 5-foot-10 and weighs only 180 pounds, Brown's quickness and precise route running have left some of the best cornerbacks grasping at air as he streaks to the...
Via Stack
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class could be the greatest of all time

The NFL lost a lot of great talent this offseason, and the league's losses could be the Pro Football Hall of Fame's gain. In sports, we always see new talent come into the league while the greats we rooted for and loved inevitably meet Father Time and have to exit. This past offseason, we saw an exodus of all-time great players who retired this year, and in five years, we're likely...
Via Yardbarker
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LB Stephen Tulloch and Eagles in ‘heavy negotiations’

Linebacker Stephen Tulloch might soon be the newest member of the Philadelphia Eagles if contract negotiations go well between the two parties. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports there are “heavy negotiations” happening right now to get Tulloch, who is a free agent, to Phily. Eagles and former Lions' LB Stephen Tulloch now in "heavy negotiations", per source. Eagles could soon...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions TE Eric Ebron carted off field in training after leg injury

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron was expected to break out in a major way this year, but he may not get the chance after being carted off the field during Saturday’s practice. Eric Ebron carted off the field at Lions practice after grabbing the back of his lower right leg A video posted by Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) on Aug 6, 2016 at 9:20am PDT It was later...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Detroit Lions. 2015 in a nutshell: They start 0-5 but gain partial redemption by winning seven of their next 11 games. Still, they miss the playoffs for the 14th time in the last 16 years. Why 2016 could be different: Potential Hall of Fame wide...
Via This Given Sunday
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pokemon Go is mind control, according to Lions player

Detroit Lions offensive lineman Larry Warford doesn’t want to catch them all. Warford is one of the first notable sports figures to publicly decry Pokemon Go, one of the most successful mobile games of all time. For those somehow out of the loop, it’s a location-based game where “trainers” can catch Pokemon at random spots, visit centers at public landmarks and challenge...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford laments teammates playing Pokemon Go at camp

Pokemon Go is the latest craze around the nation, but Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford wishes his teammates were immune to its pull. Speaking on ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike in the Morning’ show, he lamented the fact that his teammates are looking for Pokemon at team facilities during training camp. “I wish not that many would be,” he said Tuesday during an interview...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions guard won’t play Pokemon Go, calls it ‘mind-control stuff’

Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford was among those who accounted for the estimated 75 million downloads of Pokemon Go. But after giving the “location-based augmented reality app” a brief shot, Warford decided to stop playing it altogether over concerns Pokemon Go involved “mind-control stuff.” Warford was in Arizona at the time the app was released in July. He immediately...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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