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LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Foster: Lions Calvin Johnson to set to retire this week

The morning after the NFL season effectively comes to an end, 97.1 the Ticket’s Terry Foster has penned another blog for the radio station’s web site, this time stating that according to his sources, Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson will announce his retirement sometime this week. Calvin Johnson is close to announcing that he will retire from the Detroit Lions, according...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson reportedly set to announce that he will retire from the NFL

The Detroit Lions fans and organization have been awaiting a final decision from wide receiver Calvin Johnson on his playing status. The Lions have made it clear that they want to give Johnson time and space before they start pressing him for an answer. That decision wasn’t popular with one of Johnson teammates, who believes the Lions should’ve reach out to him. But it seems...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions say Calvin Johnson's future still not determined

Calvin Johnson has not yet made a decision on whether or not he will retire. The 30-year-old wide receiver is considering retirement due to the toll the game has taken on his body. However, the Lions are in no rush for Johnson to make a decision. “Right now I want him to come to his own conclusion and decide what he wants to do,” said team president Rod Wood to the press on...
Via isportsweb.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: How the Lions can play in Super Bowl 51

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Detroit Lions have never been to the Super Bowl. They have one playoff win in...
Via cover32
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Colts, Dolphins, Lions, & Patriots

Colts Ian Rapoport of NF Media reports that the Colts won’t be sanctioned by the NFL for questions regarding Andrew Luck‘s injury report status. The NFL determined that there was no violation. Dolphins Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the early word is that the Dolphins view keeping DE Olivier Vernon as more important than retaining RB Lamar Miller. However...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Barry Sanders shares thoughts on Megatron retirement talk

In an ironic twist of fate, Barry Sanders laments the potential early exit of Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who is mulling retirement. If you believe the rumors, Johnson’s decision has already been made. He has reportedly told his family and the Lions he is not coming back next year. Detroit obviously is hoping he will reconsider and is reportedly up for doing a Larry...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Detroit Lions WR Titus Young arrested again…

Former Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Titus Young has done himself proud again. This time he has been arrested and charged with felony battery with serious bodily injury following a January 30th incident according to a report by TMZ Sports. According to the report, Young caused “serious bodily injury” to man in a fight. The charge comes with a four year sentence, but an additional...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Mikel Leshoure Signs With BC Lions Of The CFL

The BC Lions of the Canadian Football League announced Friday that they’ve signed former Lions RB Mikel Leshoure to a contract. Leshoure, 25, is a former second-round pick of the Detroit Lions back in 2011. He spent just three years with the team before he cut loose as the Lions trimmed their roster down to 53 players at the start of the 2014 season. Since being released, Leshoure...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Young: ‘I’m worried about Matthew’ Stafford

Detroit Lions fans have patiently waited for Matthew Stafford to become more than a mid-tier quarterback, and Hall of Famer Steve Young feels the same way. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Young said he’s concerned about the Lions gunslinger because Stafford’s production has yet to consistently match his potential. “I’m worried about Matthew because...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate 'absolutely' ready to take over as Lions' No. 1 WR

If Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson decides to make his retirement official, Golden Tate is ready to step up and take his place.Never one to hide his confidence, Tate said he can be Detroit's No. 1 wide receiver in 2016.Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press:Tate has led the Lions in receptions since joining the team before the 2014 season, recording at least 90 each...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions fire Vice President of Pro Personnel Sheldon White

The Detroit Lions have made several changes to their front office since Bob Quinn took over as the team's general manager last month. On Thursday, Quinn cut one of the major ties to the previous regime by firing Vice President of Pro Personnel Sheldon White.Via Lions senior writer Tim Twentyman:White, who served as the Lions' interim GM after Martin Mayhew was fired last November...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice: Johnson is retiring at age I entered my prime

Calvin Johnson is expected to retire from the NFL before his 31st birthday, which is almost unheard of for a player of his caliber who is still capable of performing at a high level. To Jerry Rice, it could not be more foreign of a concept. On Wednesday, Rice noted that he was still smack-dab in the middle of his prime when he was Johnson’s age. “It’s just unfortunate to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Lions better off without Calvin Johnson?

Wondering why the Detroit Lions don’t seem to be publicly stumping for Calvin Johnson’s return? It might have something to do with the fact the star wide receiver would cost the Lions upwards of $16 million if he were to decide not to retire after all. Frankly, when you consider that Johnson’s rate-based statistics have dropped in three consecutive years, I wouldn’t blame...
Via This Given Sunday
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions wrong to raise ticket prices after poor season

Despite a crummy 7-9 season and reports that their best player plans to retire, the Detroit Lions will reportedly raise their ticket prices for 2016. According to Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press, season tickets will range in price from $399 for the Roar Zone and up to $2,238 for premium level seating. Non-season ticket costs would range from $517 to $2,506 for the same sections...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson rips Lions GM for not trying to convince Megatron

Calvin Johnson appears close to announcing his retirement from the NFL, and one of his former teammates is appalled that the Detroit Lions are not trying harder to convince Megatron to change his mind. Nate Burleson, who became close with Johnson during their four seasons together in Detroit, said Monday that he can’t believe Lions general manager Bob Quinn hasn’t had a conversation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions hoping to convince Calvin Johnson to decide against retirement

The Detroit Lions received some tough news this week, which was the news that superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson is planning to retire. It seems that at this point in time he has made up his mind to walk away from the game. That being said, the Lions aren’t going to give up on him and let him walk off into the sunset without a fight. According to a report from Ian Rapoport...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Get your custom Lions pool table on Craigslist! Yay!

billiardfactory.com For a mere $3000 (“hauled and set up”), you can own your very own custom-made Lions pool table.  The Craigslist ad boasts the following: For sale. Custom Detroit Lions pool table. 7′, drop pocket, 3pc slate, completely custom with logos routered and hand painted into the wood. Full, pro-worsted, football field printed felt. Custom can holders in each...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Miami Head Coach Al Golden Takes Job With Detroit Lions

Former Miami head coach Al Golden, three months after being fired from his post, is taking a new job in the NFL. Lions announced they have hired former Miami HC Al Golden as their tight ends coach. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 2, 2016 According to the article in the team website, there was an opening that Golden took. The Lions did some shuffling of their coaching...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Al Golden hired as Lions tight ends coach

Former Miami (Fla.) head coach Al Golden has a new job. Monday afternoon, it was reported that the Detroit Lions have officially hired Golden to be their next tight ends coach. Golden, who coached the Hurricanes from 2011-2015, has never held such a position. Golden, at Temple and Miami, posted a 59-59 record as a head coach. The #Lions have hired former University of Miami head...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions say they're still giving Johnson time to decide future

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions are still giving Calvin Johnson time to ponder his future. The team issued a statement Sunday, saying it stands by its previous statement that supported Johnson, after ESPN reported that the superstar receiver told family, friends and Lions coach Jim Caldwell that he is retiring. ESPN did not name its sources. Johnson declined to say last...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson Plans On Retiring

Calvin Johnson is planning on retiring, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.  The Detroit Lions’ 30-year-old wide receiver has been in the league since 2007. In recent seasons, his body has really taken a beating, and he reportedly feels content stepping away after nine seasons.  Schefter says that Johnson is taking some time to think it over out of respect for his...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: 5-Star Georgia QB Jacob Eason Was Proudly Wearing Matthew Stafford Jersey

Georgia reeled in one of the top quarterbacks in the 2016 recruiting class in five-star Jacob Eason, who has already enrolled at UGA. It was a big get for first-year head coach Kirby Smart.  Eason wanted to come to Georgia, not only for where he thinks the program is headed, but also because of the program’s past, the players who have come before him. So it should come as no surprise...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Just cut Calvin Johnson already

Dear Detroit Lions General Manager Bob Quinn, Just cut Calvin Johnson already. Take the decision out of his hands. No non-quarterback is worth a $24 million dollar cap hit. Seriously Bob, just do it already. Sincerely, Dorf In all seriousness, the Detroit Lions need to take Calvin Johnson’s retirement decision out of his hands. The cannot afford the financial end of a Calvin...
Via The Majors Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Three players who must step up in 2016

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Lions lost Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley last season and could lose Calvin...
Via cover32
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Ezekiel Ansah steps up during the Flint water crisis

Ezekiel Ansah may be a star on the Detroit Lions roster, but to those in Flint, Michigan, his star shines even brighter. Yesterday afternoon, with the help of his line mates, Ansah led the donations of 94,000 water bottles to the residents of Flint, who have been suffering from high levels of poisonous lead in their water system. “I am thankful to be in a position to do something...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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