LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Detroit Lions: Former first round pick on the roster bubble?

Is this former first round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft now in danger of losing his job with the Detroit Lions after only two seasons in the league? Being drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft comes with a lot of expectations. And the fact is many of those highly-touted rookies don’t […] Detroit Lions: Former first round pick on the roster bubble? - SideLion Report ...
Via Sidelion Report
3 hours ago

Former QB Dan Orlovsky cherishes memories made at UConn

Lions remove embarrassing playoff appearance banners

The Detroit Lions used to feature banners hanging in Ford Field that highlighted playoff appearances. Quite honestly, those banners were nothing but embarrassing, but thankfully for the Lions and their fans they’re finally gone. As the franchise prepares to play in a refurbished Ford Field, the decision was made to jettison those banners while keeping their championship banners...
Via Sportsnaut
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL.com predicts the Detroit Lions will win the NFC North

Following a 9-7 season with playoff berth, NFL.com predicts the Detroit Lions will win their division in 2017 in the highly competitive NFC North. Last season, the Detroit Lions seemed to be on the verge of becoming NFC North divisional champions. Instead, the Lions’ lost their final three games of the regular season and were […] NFL.com predicts the Detroit Lions will win the...
Via Sidelion Report
23 hours ago

Detroit Lions 2017 Most Improved Area: Offensive Line

Each offseason, every NFL team focuses on at least one area in need of an upgrade. So what aspect of the Detroit Lions is looking better these days? Training camp begins later this month for all 32 NFL teams. So that means another preview series from End Zone Score. Dating back to early March, we have taken time to look at each club’s best offseason addition. We even dabbled into...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago

A Detroit Lions’ pass rusher gets suspended once again

After suffering through two separate suspensions last season, Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant will now miss the first four games of 2017 for substance abuse. Through the first half of last season, the Detroit Lions took a chance on a player with a troubled past. After being suspended for the first four games of […] A Detroit Lions’ pass rusher gets suspended once again...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

PFT preseason power rankings No. 15: Detroit Lions

The Lions are coming off a surprise playoff season, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a lot of optimism heading into 2017. In fact, the optimism that abounded in Detroit mostly came to a halt over the end of last season, when the Lions lost their last three regular-season games to back into the playoffs…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Boldin drawing interest from 'a number of teams'

Free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin isn’t quite ready to step away from the game of football just yet, but he’d ideally like to play closer to home and for a potential Super Bowl contender.With training camps nearing, interest in Boldin has also begun to heat up. And as of Monday, ‘a number of teams’ have inquired with the veteran and at least one has invited him in for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions team president invited Calvin Johnson to camp

Calvin Johnson was indisputably the most dominant wide receiver in the NFL for a time. When he retired in 2015, having not even turned 30, it was a shock for Lions fans. Johnson recently admitted the Lions’ struggles were a factor in his retirement decision. He was locked into his contract and they wouldn’t let him out of it, so Johnson couldn’t go anywhere else. On the heels...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Kirk Cousins’ lack of long-term deal means for Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions are on the clock. The deadline for franchise tagged players to reach a long-term deal has passed, and Kirk Cousins and Washington have failed to come to an agreement. That means that the former Spartan will play 2017 under the franchise tag deal worth $23.9 million. For Washington, that gives them another year of comfort without having to commit...
Via Pride of Detroit
2 days ago

Lions president invites Calvin Johnson to training camp to repair relationship

The Detroit Lions and Calvin Johnson haven’t been sharing many warm and fuzzy moments together since the All-Pro receiver retired in 2015. In fact, Johnson hasn’t been shy about bashing his former team in recent months, and he indicated not long ago that he might have tried to play for a contender if he weren’t locked up by Detroit contractually.As a way to attempt repairing...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2017 single-game tickets on sale July 26

You can grab individual game tickets start next Wednesday. The Detroit Lions announced on Monday that single-game tickets for the 2017 regular season will be available for purchase on Wednesday, July 26. Fans will be able to purchase tickets in three different ways. They can call the Lions’ box office at 877-212-8898, buy tickets through the Lions official ticket website or head...
Via Pride of Detroit
3 days ago

Detroit Lions offensive line upgrades make everything click

Bob Quinn’s clearest point of interest since becoming GM has been improving the offensive line, and this year should see it all come together. The Detroit Lions haven’t had their offensive line as a strength in many years and seemingly every season there is talk of a player expected to take a step forward or some free agent acquisition expected to put the group in some category...
Via Pride of Detroit
3 days ago

Dan Orlovsky defends Calvin Johnson over candid Lions talk

Calvin Johnson made some serious waves this week when footage surfaced of him in Italy candidly discussing why he chose to retire at such a young age while still among the elite wide receivers in the game. In essence, Johnson said he felt “stuck” with a Detroit Lions organization going nowhere.“I didn’t see the chance for them to win a Super Bowl at the time, and for the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson admits Lions’ losing was factor in retirement decision

Calvin Johnson was always one of the NFL’s quieter superstars, but having been retired for over a year, the former wide receiver is opening up on his decision. Johnson, visiting Italy for Italian Bowl XXXVII last week, told media that the Detroit Lions’ lack of Super Bowl contention was a factor in his decision to retire at age 30. “I mean, I thought about [changing teams]...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Is Jim Caldwell on the hot seat?

The Detroit Lions have looked like a vastly improved team as of late, making the playoffs two times in the last three seasons. The offense has looked stellar and the team is starting to secure some franchise players like Golden Tate and Darius Slay. Despite this success, winning the last game of the season is still the pinnacle of achievement and anything else is considered failure...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Three breakout candidates

The Detroit Lions feature a team mixed with veterans as well as younger players. Coming off a successful season in which they returned to the playoffs, they will need even more players to step up if they want to continue that success. Here are three players poised to have a breakout year for the Lions. CB Nevin Lawson Lawson has added pressure this year. The Lions already have a...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions spotlight: Golden Tate III

With the recent departure of Calvin Johnson, many thought Matthew Stafford would be lost without a true No.1 wideout. However, in his first year without Megatron, Stafford compiled his most complete season to date. After throwing for 4,327 yards and completing 65.3% of his passes in 2016, the Georgia alum is climbing the ranks of the elite quarterbacks and isn’t looking to slow...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson spoofs ‘Megatron’ moniker for ‘Transformers’ spot

Calvin Johnson was known as “Megatron” throughout his storied NFL career thanks to then-Detroit Lions teammate Roy Williams bestowing the moniker upon him during his rookie season. The iconic nickname now has given rise to the retired Lions wide receiver somewhat spoofing it in a video posted to Instagram to promote the upcoming release of “Transformers: The Last Knight....
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Marvin Jones talks up training with Randy Moss

Detroit Lions wideout Marvin Jones wanted to improve his game this offseason so he worked with the best—Randy Moss.Coming off a productive debut year with the Lions, Jones looked to Moss for guidance in areas like repetition and working out.Here’s what he had to say, according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press:“This off-season before I came up here, I was training...
Via The Sports Daily
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Fan breaks into Lions minicamp, lobs verbal insults at players and media

The Detroit Lions may want to beef up security at minicamps this week after a man somehow broke in to patrol the sidelines. Rather than blend in with his surroundings so as to not draw attention to himself, this fan seemed to be on a mission to lob insults at players and media once making his way into the minicamp.One Lion that seemed to take the brunt of the verbal onslaught before...
Via The Comeback
June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Taylor Decker could miss part of season with shoulder injury

For Taylor Decker, this offseason has been a lot different than last year. The Lions left tackle wasn’t being put through the pre-draft grind, and instead was able to focus on sharpening his skills.That progress hit a brick wall when Decker hurt his shoulder during organized team activities. He had surgery on Monday, according to MLive.com, and could miss the start of the 2017...
Via The Sports Daily
June 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson criticizes Lions, feels he wasn’t treated properly

Calvin Johnson is enjoying retirement from the NFL, but prefers not to talk about his former team, the Detroit Lions.Apparently, Johnson, the franchise-leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, feels he wasn’t treated properly by the Lions.“I don’t even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship ended,” Johnson told the Detroit...
Via The Sports Daily
May 20, 2017  |  Discuss
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