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Detroit Lions have two guys named to projected 2014 All-NFL team

The offseason is officially complete, as training camps across the league started this week. Thus, it’s a good time to assess what each team has on their roster; things are pretty much set, especially in terms of starting lineups. During a four-week period this summer, the editors at cover32 determined the All-Division team for each of the NFL’s eight divisions. Today, it...
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Mort: Lions not optimistic they’ll be able to re-sign Suh

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen,  the Detroit Lions aren’t optimistic that they’ll be able to sign defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to an extension. https://twitter.com/mortreport/status/492401534744154114 Suh has only two years left on his current deal.  He’ll hit free agency in 2016. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: '...
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Ndamukong Suh mulls options in Detroit

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is not just a beast on the field.  He and his agents are apparently a handful at the negotiating table as well. Sources told ESPN that the club has taken the stance that the nefarious defender may find work elsewhere in 2015. Suh’s contract negotiations have been one of the biggest issues for the Lions this offseason. Due to restructuring on his...
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Detroit Lions rookie Eric Ebron may be early favorite as next team leader

They nudged quiet Calvin Johnson into a more vocal role and got the introverted Ndamukong Suh elected captain, and with the Detroit Lions on the lookout for their next group of leaders, one newcomer seems like an obvious choice. Rookie tight end Eric Ebron, more than any of the Lions’ recent first-round picks, exudes the charisma and personality often found in face-of-the-locker...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Report: Lions Aren’t Optimistic About Signing DT Ndamukong Suh To An Extension

  Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Lions are not optimistic about signing DT Ndamukong Suh to a new contract. Mortensen mentions that if the Lions are unable to work out an agreement before next season, it would cost them a staggering $26.7 million to franchise him. Suh, 27, entering the final year of his rookie deal and is in a great position to secure a huge contract...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Do the Detroit Lions have any of the top-10 most overrated players in the NFL?

Yesterday, the fine folks at Grantland released the second half of their annual NFL trade value list, which ranks each player in the league based on how much interest they would garner on the open market. It’s an interesting list, one that is fun to compare with a similar piece cover32 posted earlier in the offseason. While there were plenty of similarities between the two...
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Joseph Fauria in 'The History of the Touchdown Dance'

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria is a dancing machine. The 24-year-old spent his rookie season celebrating his seven touchdowns with some serious moves in the end zone. Fauria became a fan favorite for his entertaining little numbers with his tribute to NSYNC’s “Bye, Bye, Bye” ranking as one of his top celebrations. Fauria has a lot to live up to this season — in the...
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Detroit Lions: Three reasons why Jim Caldwell will succeed

As we head into training camp all eyes are going to be on the players. Questions will be raised from the depth of the tight ends, to the quarterback solidarity, all the way through to the Detroit Lions strength in the secondary. But these perceivable answers will be the result of the real question needing to be addressed during the first few weeks of training camp: how will Jim Caldwell...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions training camp preview: defense

With the Detroit Lions opening training camp Monday, here are three storylines to follow with the defense: FIRST DOWN Without the pieces in place to be a shutdown defense, what the Lions need to do is be opportunistic. While they were solid in the red zone and on third down last season, they still didn't make enough of the true game-changing plays. In the last two years, the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Eric Ebron learning new 'move' role, already showing leadership as training camp opens

Detroit Lions first-round pick TE Eric Ebron has made a good impression with his teammates since arriving and going into his first NFL training camp, he's already looking like a leader on the team. Ebron has a lot on his plate as he learns three separate tight end positions (Y, F, and Z). His skill set which is more of a wide receiver's, allow Ebron to be the 'move...
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Detroit Lions: Position battles to watch

Tate The Detroit Lions start training camp on July 28 and there are a few positions battles to keep an eye on. Detroit’s offense will largely feature the same cast as last season, with the additions of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron. The defensive side of the ball is where most of the question marks remain heading into training camp. The roster is 90-men strong right now, and that...
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Lions open two more training camp practices to fans

The Detroit Lions have added two more opportunities for fans to watch their training camp practices, including one at Wayne State University in Detroit. The team will practice next Wednesday night on Tom Adams Field at Wayne State Stadium. Practice begins at 7:30 p.m., with gates opening at 6 p.m. Admission is free, but fans must pick up a ticket from either Ford Field or Wayne State...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions training camp preview: special teams

With the Detroit Lions opening training camp Monday, here are three storylines to follow for the special-teams units: FIRST DOWN Most of the focus this offseason has centered on fixing Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh's contract status and the cornerback situation. But there's another pressing issue not getting quite as much attention that will be crucial to the Lions'...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions sign former Patriots WR Reese Wiggins

According to the Associated Press, the Detroit Lions have claimed wide receiver Reese Wiggins off waivers. Wiggins was an undrafted free agent signing by the Patriots this year. He played college football at East Carolina, finishing his career with 80 receptions for 1,012 yards and eight touchdowns. He would be competing for the fourth or fifth wide receiver spots, and would...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions rookie Eric Ebron’s mind blown by his Madden rating

Next month EA Sports will release the 26th edition of its uber-popular football video game Madden. Even NFL players can’t seem to resist the allure of the game and they often have team tournaments to determine who is the best on the roster. Over the weekend EA Sports had some fun with the rookie class of 2014. They asked them what they thought their player rating should be, then...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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