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Detroit Lions one of two teams excluded from NFL Network’s ‘Inside Training Camp Live’ coverage

The Detroit Lions have, once again, been snubbed by the national media. If you’re a Detroit Lions fan, you’re likely excited for training camp, which begins on Friday. Many of you are probably attending one of the five open practices over the next couple weeks. However, if you’re unable to make those practices, your eyes may be glued to NFL Network in the hopes of seeing coverage...
Via Pride of Detroit
7 hours ago

2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Has Taylor Decker already won the left tackle job?

Can Riley Reiff hold off Taylor Decker for the left tackle job or is it already too late? After the Detroit Lions selected Taylor Decker in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, it was unclear what their plans were for the Ohio State graduate. The Lions have had perpetual hole at right tackle for the past few years and Decker was slotted by some analysts as a best fit on the right...
Via Pride of Detroit
13 hours ago

ProCamps Worldwide : WR Marvin Jones Jr.

While critics are busy examining the potential flaws of new Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr., he’s busy being the community leader his family always raised him to be.   Thanks to Julie Roberts, Kendall Eisenberg , Andrew Martin  and the good works of ProCamps Worldwide, Adams H.S in Rochester, MI welcomed Lions WR Marvin Jones Jr. to […] ProCamps Worldwide : WR Marvin Jones Jr....
Via Sidelion Report
15 hours ago

Detroit Lions Wild Card: Kyle Van Noy

High draft status only buys you so much, but former second-round pick Kyle Van Noy might be at the end of his rope for the Detroit Lions. Oddly enough, he might have his best chance to start at the same time. There are long shots to make the roster and there are locks, and in the middle there are some players fighting to make the roster and others that are failing to do so. Kyle...
Via Pride of Detroit
15 hours ago

Lions to Work Out Jimmy Clausen, Two Others

The Detroit Lions are slated to work out former Notre Dame star quarterback Jimmy Clausen on Monday. The 2010 second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers most recently played for Baltimore, where he started two games as an injury replacement last season. Two other players are also headed to Allen Park to work out for GM […] Lions to Work Out Jimmy Clausen, Two Others - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
17 hours ago

Pettigrew put on PUP list by Detroit Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has been put on the active-physically unable to perform list. The Lions announced the move Sunday. They also put wide receiver Corey Fuller and tackle Corey Robinson on the PUP list. Pettigrew tore his left anterior cruciate ligament late last year and finished the season with only seven catches. He's entering his...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2012 Draft Review

The 2012 NFL Draft was hit-and-miss for many teams, and the Detroit Lions were no exception. Then-GM Martin Mayhew scored with a couple of picks but also missed the boat with some injury-related reaches. Riley Reiff came first. At No. 23 overall, the offensive tackle from Iowa went right around, if not a little later, […] Detroit Lions 2012 Draft Review - SideLion Report - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

Detroit Lions need quarterback Matt Stafford to take the next step

Last season, Matt Stafford started the season looking lost. It wasn’t a small tweak that was needed to right the ship; it was a total overhaul of the offense. Then offensive coordinator, Joe Lombardi, was trying to craft an innovative offensive attack that would allow Stafford to flourish. But after a devastating week 7 loss, the Lions had enough. They fired Lombardi, and it was...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson's retirement leaves a huge void for the Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Calvin Johnson's retirement leaves a huge void for the Detroit Lions. Detroit will face defenses for the first time in a decade without one of its players drawing double coverage on almost every snap. Johnson walked away from the Lions and the league in March, announcing his retirement at the age of 30. The move rekindled memories of Hall of Fame running...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions capsule

DETROIT LIONS (7-9) OPEN CAMP: July 28, Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: Lost first five games and seven of eight, leading to team president Tom Lewand, general manager Martin Mayhew and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi getting fired. Won seven of last nine games, helping coach Jim Caldwell retain job for third season, under first-year general manager Bob Quinn. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions NFL Season Preview

NFL Season Preview for the Detroit Lions.
Via Walter Football
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Jahvid Best to run in the Rio Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is going to the Rio Olympics. The former NFL first-round draft pick, who had his pro football career cut short due to concussions after just two seasons, has been approved to run the 100 meters for the Saint Lucia track and field team in Rio, OlympicTalk reports. "God is good! It's hard to describe how I feel right now," Best said in...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Jahvid Best to compete as sprinter at Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will compete as a sprinter for the Saint Lucia Olympic track and field team. Best, whose NFL career was cut short by repeated concussions, will become the first player with previous NFL experience to compete in the Summer Olympics. “Above all else I’m excited to get out there and make my country and family proud,” Best said in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best, Whose NFL Career Was Cut Short Due to Concussions, is Officially Headed to the 2016 Summer Olympics

Jahvid Best. It's a name you know, though you might not be able to place it. You know he played football, but he's one of those guys as the 2016 NFL season approaches that usually elicits a "whatever happened to that guy?" type of question from dudes scanning the remaining players in the last round of their fantasy football draft. Best, the former stud running back from Cal who...
Via Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Detroit Lions drafted the right player in Eric Ebron

Sometimes players get unfair treatment of how they should be preforming based on the players drafted around them. Even worse it tends to happen to players in different positions, so trying to compare and contrast is nearly impossible. This is the case for Eric Ebron, the third-year Detroit Lions tight end that just so happened to be drafted before Odell Beckham Jr. and Aaron Donald...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will celebrate 25th anniversary of last playoff win

NFL teams routinely celebrate anniversaries of significant moments in franchise history with tributes and events, typically at some point during a given season. For the Detroit Lions, the 2016 NFL season marks the 25th anniversary of a benchmark moment for the organization, although it lacks the luster and prestige common with these kind of remembrances. For a team like the Lions...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 potential breakout players for 2016

The Detroit Lions lost their one unquestionable superstar, Calvin Johnson, to retirement this offseason. What they are left with is a roster full of players with “potential” but lacking in proven talent. Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Ziggy Ansah, Deandre Levy, and Darius Slay are among the players that should be the stars on this team going forward and they obviously need to...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions releasing Stephen Tulloch a questionable move

Though the NFL of today is littered with strange transactions throughout the calendar year, the Detroit Lions‘ move on Tuesday was extra strange. In what was probably a first for the NFL,  a team cut its leading tackler in the month of July, with the Lions releasing middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch on Tuesday. Coming off of an excellent season in which he led the Lions with...
Via EndZoneScore
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson says he would have had harder time retiring if Lions had been contenders

When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement, there were some who believed that it was because he’d grown tired of the losing culture that permeates the Detroit Lions’ organization. It turns out that, while not the primary reason, Detroit’s history of failure made it easier for Johnson to walk away. Johnson told ESPN’s Michael Smith in an interview for “E:60” that, while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit brewery names IPA after Lions rookie Miles Killebrew

In a match made in beer-naming heaven — as it were — a Detroit-area brewery has bestowed the honor of naming an IPA after Detroit Lions rookie safety Miles Killebrew. “I guess it was a play on my name,” Killebrew astutely observed, via ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. “Killebrew. So they wanted to do that there. It was a cool experience.” Created by Fort Street Brewery, Killebrew...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson explains he was 'fed up' when he retired

Former Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson said he considered walking away from the NFL long before he called it quits in March, and that he has no plans to return. Megatron spoke publicly about his retirement for the first time at his Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation Catching Dreams Football Camp in Michigan on Saturday, revealing persistent finger, knee and ankle injuries...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: “I’m not coming back”

Calvin Johnson will not be returning to an NFL field near you anytime soon. The former Detroit Lions receiver said at his southeast Michigan football camp on Saturday that he has no intention of returning to the NFL in his first public comments since retiring in March. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said Saturday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “You ain’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: ‘I’m not coming back’

Calvin Johnson, like Barry Sanders before him, retired during the prime of his career with the Detroit Lions, and he’s happy about his decision. Speaking with reporters at a football camp Saturday morning, Johnson, formerly known by many in football circles as Megatron, made it clear he is not going to come back to the game. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said, laughing...
Via Sportsnaut
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford underplays the loss of Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions head into the 2016 season without one of the best players in franchise history after wide receiver Calvin Johnson announced his retirement during the spring. For a team that struggled through a seven-win 2015 campaign, this loss should have a severe impact in its ability to contend for a playoff spot this upcoming season. After all, Johnson has been the team...
Via Sportsnaut
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions send B-day wishes to Kyle Van Noy ... three months late

The folks who operate the Detroit Lions Twitter account made a humorous mistake Sunday, wishing linebacker Kyle Van Noy a Happy Birthday. Unfortunately, the message was sent three months late. Check out this exchange. RT to wish @KVN_03 a happy birthday today! pic.twitter.com/CEZlUnJqeX — Detroit Lions (@Lions) June 19, 2016 Should I feel dumb that the @Lions couldn't...
Via Sportsnaut
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss
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