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Detroit Lions RB Reggie Bush named one of five biggest heroes from last week

If any preseason game actually “matters,” it’s the ones that transpired this past weekend. They were the dress rehearsals for each team, when they let their starters play most of the first half and sometimes into the second. So it provided the best glimpse yet at who is, and who isn’t, ready to go in 2014. What players were at each extreme of the spectrum this week? To see...
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Detroit Lions move down in Power Rankings, fall out of top-15

We know what we’re going to know. With training camps complete, three preseason games – including the “dress rehearsal” – in the books and veterans on the shelf until the regular season opener, the data needed to evaluate every NFL team prior to the start of the 2014 campaign is in the books. Some look ready to go, while others have work to do. A few franchises have emerged...
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Detroit Lions: First round of cuts complete

The Detroit Lions, like the rest of the NFL, have until 4 p.m. today to take their roster down to 75 player. Detroit promptly finished its first round of cuts yesterday afternoon. No major surprises so far, just protocol along the road to reducing the roster to regular-season size. Here’s who Detroit has let go of so far: Tavecchio attempting a FG in college Giorgio Tavecchio,...
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Lions claim several players via the waivers

Today the Detroit Lions claimed TE Michael Egnew off waivers from the Dolphins as well as TE Emil Igwenagu from the Eagles. @JaysonBraddock: Lions claimed a TE (Michael Egnew) & a H-Back (Emil Igwenagu) today. Team has Brandon Pettigrew, 1st rd pick Eric Ebron & Joseph Fauria. Egnew was the former 78th pick of the […] The post Lions claim several players via the waivers...
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Roster trimming begins: Who missed the cut for the Detroit Lions?

If you listened to last night’s Sunday Night Football broadcast of the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Arizona Cardinals game on NBC you probably heard Chris Collinsworth say that this is the hardest time of the year for NFL coaches. He wasn’t referring to injuries or the preseason schedule; he was talking about roster cuts and how difficult it is to make those decisions. By 4:00 eastern...
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CB Jonte Green and K Giorgio Tavecchio among the Lions roster cuts

The Lions have completed their roster trim-down to 75 players ahead of Thursday’s 4 PM ET deadline according to DetroitLions.com. Two notable cuts include for 2012 6th-round draft pick CB Jonte Green and K Giorgio Tavecchio. Green, who played in 24 games over the past two season with the Lions found himself behind Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis, Bill Bentley, Nevin Lawson, Cassius...
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Detroit Lions get their roster to 75

The Detroit Lions finally make their roster cuts to get to the 75 man limit. The team released Giorgio Tavecchio which was probably the teams biggest cut. @ttwentyman: The #Lions have released FB Chad Abram, P Drew Butler, QB James Franklin, CB Jonte Green, CB Aaron Hester and K Giorgio Tavecchio. @ttwentyman: They also placed […] The post Detroit Lions get their roster to 75 appeared...
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Lions Injury Update: Kyle Van Noy

Detroit Lions rookie line backer Kyle Van Noy was held out of last week’s preseason game due to an abdominal injury. Reports state however, that Van Noy may perhaps have a sports hernia injury. This news was reported by Detroit Free Press writer Dave Birkett via twitter. Kyle Van Noy said he'll undergo further evaluation for his "abdominal" injury, is concerned it...
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NFL roster cutdown update: Detroit Lions

As of Sunday 8/24 8PM ET, Per NFL transaction wire, NFL.com: All teams down to 75 by Tue. 4PM ET: G Alex Bullard, G A.J. Dalton, DT Gregory Hickman, RB Steven Miller, DE Kris Redding, WR Conner Vernon
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Detroit Lions: Three impact players from the game against Jacksonville

Throughout preseason there have been certain players to prove themselves and others that have fallen short of expectations. After three preseason games and particularly the one against the Jaguars, there are three players that I’m predicting will be important pieces for the Detroit Lions this season. 1. Ryan Broyles Ryan Broyles Ryan Broyles is going to be the third wide receiver...
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Kevin Elliott will work out with the Detroit Lions

Kevin Elliott the former Florida A&M wide receiver is headed to Detroit according to his twitter feed for a workout. @CatchinMyDreams: Headed to the Lions Den! #Detroit This is a very solid player. Eliiott is a big receiver that will join his former teammate Brandon Hepburn who was drafted a couple years ago by the […] The post Kevin Elliott will work out with the Detroit Lions...
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Detroit Lions: Takeaways from win against Jaguars

The Detroit Lions escaped with a sloppy 13-12 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday night to move to 2-1 on the preseason. Despite three turnovers and 15 penalties, Detroit was able to steal this one with a fourth-quarter touchdown run from George Winn. Both Calvin Johnson and Ezekiel Ansah suited up for the first time this preseason. Johnson played minimal snaps compared...
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WATCH: Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh Makes an Expensive and Stupid Hit on Jaguars QB Blake Bortles

The Detroit Lions knew exactly what they were getting when they drafted Ndamukong Suh-- huge, freaking badass that can absolutely wreck quarterbacks and running backs when he wants to. During his career he has done just that. The only problem is sometimes he does it at a real inopportune moment.Like when the ball is away and its illegal.@SBNationGIF/TwitterHe was flagged for this...
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Suh voted as last person NFL players want to fight

Surprise, surprise: The NFL's most feared player is also the one who'd draw the least confrontation. In an ESPN Confidential survey, Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was voted the last person in the league that NFL players would want to get into a fistfight with. Suh received 18 percent of the vote from 82 players polled. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt finished second...
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Calvin Johnson expresses curiosity over new role on team

Detroit Lions’ star wide receiver Calvin Johnson is curious about his new role as he begins his first season in Joe Lombardi’s new offensive scheme. Calvin Johnson curious about role in Lions' new offense: Calvin Johnson will hit the field for his first … http://t.co/YD74m9Tqsb #NFL — NFL Fanzone (@NFLFANZONE) August 21, 2014 Megatron enters his eighth year having worked...
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