Lions denounce use of their logo by racists at Charlottesville rally

There are some people who are simply unwilling to stand idly by and let white supremacists defile their proud image. We’re talking about the Detroit Lions, of course. After a version of their logo appeared on the shield of a white man surrounded by Confederate and Nazi flags at the Unite the Right rally, the [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Brandon Copeland reportedly out for year with torn pec

The Lions have lost another defensive player for the season. Brandon Copeland tore a pectoral muscle in Sunday’s preseason game, according to Ian Rapoport, and will undergo season-ending surgery. Copeland was a Swiss Army knife, capable of playing defensive end and strongside linebacker while serving as a core special teams player. He had received some [more]
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Jets head coach Todd Bowles puts team on absolute blast

It’s already becoming a long season for New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles and it is not even September yet. This time, a fight sparked Bowles’ frustration.“They need to take onus on themselves,” Bowles said, per Rich Cimini of ESPN. “If they’ve got energy to scuffle, they’ve got energy to run. If you’ve got energy to scuffle and run, you should have energy to practice...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Kerry Hyder injury depletes an already thin D-line unit

Injuries in football are awful. Injuries in the preseason are especially awful. Injuries to veterans/regular starters in the preseason — that hurts most of all. That’s exactly what happened to the Detroit Lions and their starting defensive end Kerry Hyder against the Indianapolis Colts in both teams’ preseason opener. Early on during a play in the Lions’ loss to the Colts...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago

Report: Kerry Hyder out for season with torn Achilles

The Detroit Lions’ defense has suffered a big blow before their season has even started.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, defensive end Kerry Hyder, a pleasant surprise who collected eight sacks in 2016, will miss the entire 2017 season after tearing his Achilles during Detroit’s preseason opener. This comes as a huge blow to the Lions, who feared this after he went down...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Detroit Lions Position Groups

With the fast approaching NFL season, it is time for Detroit Lions fans to take a look at how the team looks, position-by-position. Quarterback: With a number of teams around the league struggling to find a franchise quarterback, the Lions have found one in Matthew Stafford. It is rumored that he could be receiving a contract extension that would make him among the highest paid players...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions fear DE Kerry Hyder tore his Achilles

Bad news for the Detroit Lions after the team went to Indianapolis and beat the Colts 24-10. While a victory is always good news, injuries are the complete opposite. Early indications are that DE Kerry Hyder has torn his Achilles and is likely going to miss all of 2017. Going into last year’s training camp, Hyder was a bubble guy that was at risk of not making the team, but that...
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Detroit Lions: fantasy football expectations for Matthew Stafford

The Detroit Lions played their first preseason game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts and got a 24-10 victory in the process. Quarterback Matthew Stafford looked solid until he did Marvin Jones no favors by throwing a slant high and hard. The ball went off the hands of Jones, something Lion’s fans are all too familiar with, and into the hands of the opposition. That was it...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions lose Kerry Hyder to 'significant Achilles injury'

The Detroit Lions were already thin up front heading into Sunday’s preseason matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Then Kerry Hyder went down in agony.Afterwards, head coach Jim Caldwell told reporters that Hyder had suffered “a significant Achilles injury. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting it is an Achilles tear. This is a huge blow to Hyder, who came on strong in his second...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Golladay catches beautiful TD for Lions in preseason

The Detroit Lions didn’t open up the preseason on the greatest of notes. Franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford was picked off on just his third attempt of the game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday afternoon.But after Stafford and the rest of the team’s starters departed, Detroit’s backup offense came through big time.Here, you will see rookie wide receiver Kenny Golladay...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL teams trying to get Calvin Johnson to end retirement

Calvin Johnson may be retired, but that hasn’t stopped NFL teams from seeing whether he’s open to a comeback.Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman says multiple NFL teams have reached out to Megatron to see whether he’d be open to a return. Johnson has declined so far.Johnson retired after the 2015 season and missed last year. He is set to turn 32 in September and was still a top...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions ‘NFC North 2016 Division Champions’ shirts sold at Mich. store

The Detroit Lions were in the hunt for their first division title in 23 seasons in 2016, but it was not to be. A three-game losing streak to close out the campaign put an end to such hopes as the Lions (9-7) ceded the NFC North in a Week 17 loss to the Green Bay Packers (10-6), who had won six straight to seize yet another division title.The late-season slide and how the Lions lost...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 12, 2017  |  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

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