LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joe Lombardi will determine if Golden Tate roars as a Detroit Lion

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is excited to work with new OC Joe Lombardi this autumn. The 25-year-old Tate, who inked a five-year deal worth $31 million to become a Lion in March, expects to be used by Lombardi like Lance Moore was with the Saints. Since being taken out of Notre Dame with the 60th pick in the 2010 draft, Tate has caught 165 balls for 2,195 yards and 15...
Via Sports by Colin
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: Lions offense 'going to fit better' than Seahawks

A lot of times when players sign in free agency it's all about the money. OK, most of the time it is. Fine. It's always about the money. But there can be benefits to where you sign too. Like with new Lions receiver Golden Tate. Tate said in a recent interview with the team's website Detroit's "offense is going to fit better for me" than the Seahawks offense...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Aaron Donald

So far I have covered players from positions of great need for your Detroit Lions.  Spots where they need guys who can fill in right away and provide support to their ailing secondary and a guy who can provide a great athletic threat at outside linebacker.  Well, this time I’m going to take a little different route again and cover a guy who could fill a need that the Lions might...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: Lions Offense A Better Fit Than Seahawks

Golden Tate isn’t slick, I see what he’s doing. Tate wasn’t exactly the biggest prize in free agency, but he would provide a team with depth and toughness at the wide receiver position.   Tate got a nice offer from the Lions and never left their building. During a question and answer with the Lions official team website, Tate admitted that the Lions offense fit his skill set...
Via Thacover2
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cover32 staff does its mock draft; Detroit Lions end up with a cornerback

The cover32.com staff got together and bestowed upon ourselves the honor of playing general manager for each of our hometown teams. So, for one day, I was able to take the reigns away from Martin Mayhew and Tom Lewand, if only in an imaginary sense. Each editor at cover32.com was given the task of selecting their respective teams first round pick. As the Detroit Lions had the 10th...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions plan a one-two punch with Bush, Bell

The Detriot Lions plan on splitting time between running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said, via the Detroit Free Press. “[T]his game is a violent game anymore and it’s hard for one running back to get all the carries,” Lombardi said. “So much like they did last year, I see these guys kind of having a split role and both being very...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions are hosting Draft Prospect John Brown for a pre-draft visit

Today the Detroit Lions are hosting wide receiver John Brown from Pittsburg State Gorillas. NFL Draft Diamonds has learned that John Brown will have a pre-draft visit with the Detroit Lions and their training staff. Brown’s stock is soaring after a phenomenal the East-West Shrine game, and NFL scouting combine where he ran a 4.3 […] The post Detroit Lions are hosting Draft Prospect...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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Lions talks with Ndamukong Suh have been ‘civil and productive’

The Detroit Lions hope to sign  Ndamukong Suh to a long-year deal before the defensive tackle becomes a free agent next year. Team president Tom Lewand told season-ticket holders on Monday night that the negotiations with Suh have been relatively good. “They’re more on the civil and productive side of the spectrum,” Lewand said, via the Associated Press. The two-time...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Detroit Lions have had one of worst offseasons in NFL so far

Since the 2013 NFL season ended 10 weeks ago, every team in the NFL has made changes. Both winners and losers from last year have been busy making adjustments. Some have revamped their coaching staff. Some have turned over their roster. Some have done a little bit of both. But none, not a single one, have stood pat. During this firestorm of activity, every team believes they’ve...
Via cover32 - Lions
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three and Out: Lions say timing of Suh re-signing doesn't matter

FIRST DOWN Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand says he doesn't care when it happens, just that it happens. Many Lions' fans are a little more impatient. They would have preferred to see defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh sign a contract extension a month ago to lower his salary-cap hit for this coming season (currently $22.4 million) and free up some additional money to add more...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions bring back veteran cornerback to mentor their younger players

The Detroit Lions have brought back their best cornerback from last season, Rashean Mathis. Signed to be a mentor to younger players on the Lions roster during the 2013 season, Mathis ended up starting 13 games after replacing the struggling Darius Slay in the lineup. Mathis totaled 47 totals and a team high 15 passes defended. Early in his career Mathis had been an all-pro with...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ihedigbo brings winning pedigree to Lions

Safety James Ihedigbo has something the Detroit Lions don't -- a Super Bowl ring. The Lions, in fact, are one of only four NFL teams remaining that have never even played in the Super Bowl. The others are the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. It's no coincidence that the Lions' key additions this offseason all have been part of Super Bowl winners...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions have signed Rashean Mathis to a one year deal

The Detroit Lions are adding a veteran back to their secondary today.  Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted earlier today that the Detroit Lions have agreed to a one year deal with 34 year old Rashean Mathis.  The former Bethune-Cookman standout corner signed a one year deal to remain a Lion.  This is a great veteran […] The post Detroit Lions have signed Rashean Mathis to a one year...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Ryan Broyles cleared for offseason workouts

The Detroit Lions got some good news this week, as wide receiver Ryan Broyles has been cleared for offseason workouts after suffering a torn right Achilles' tendon last season. How much he'll be able to do in voluntary team workouts right now is unclear, but Broyles should be at full strength in time for training camp. Broyles holds the NCAA FBS career record for career receptions...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions claim former Bills DE Kourtnei Brown

A day after being released by the Buffalo Bills, defensive end Kournei Brown has found a new gig. The Detriot Lions have reportedly picked him off waivers on Friday, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. Brown had sort of two stints with the Bills. He was with the team in trainign camp laster year, but cut only to be signed to a reserve/future contract. His release release...
Via 60 Max Power O
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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