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Lions sign former Patriots WR Reese Wiggins

According to the Associated Press, the Detroit Lions have claimed wide receiver Reese Wiggins off waivers. Wiggins was an undrafted free agent signing by the Patriots this year. He played college football at East Carolina, finishing his career with 80 receptions for 1,012 yards and eight touchdowns. He would be competing for the fourth or fifth wide receiver spots, and would...
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Position Preview: Which Detroit Lions linebacker will lead the team in tackles?

The Detroit Lions linebackers are not full of high dollar, high caliber players like their defensive line is. Martin Mayhew has pieced together an effective unit though and did make an upgrade in the 2014 draft. Mayhew drafted Kyle Van Noy in the second round of the draft. At this point, Van Noy is listed second on the depth chart behind Ashlee Palmer at outside linebacker, but...
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Lions will wear a patch to honor William Clay Ford this season

The Detroit Lions announced today that they’ll wear a patch this season in order to honor William Clay Ford who passed away this offseason. The #Lions will be wearing this special commemorative patch to honor William Clay Ford beginning with regular season — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size...
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Lions reveal patch to honor William Clay Ford (PHOTO)

via Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions announced Monday that players will wear a patch this season in honor of William Clay Ford, Sr., the long-time team owner who passed away on March 9th. The patch features Ford’s initials over a black football-shaped silhouette with a strip of both of the Lions’ team colors, Honolulu blue and silver. Ford purchased controlling ownership of the...
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Detroit Lions: Cornerback situation filled with uncertainty

If it’s true that defense wins championships, it might help explain why the Detroit Lions have only made the playoffs once in the last fifteen seasons. In recent years, the Lions have been branded as one of the worst teams in the league defensively. An unfathomable trait about the consistent disappointment is that this team is insanely talented overall. However, relying on talent...
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Lions Training Camp: 5 Key Position Battles

Excitement is building in Allen Park, as the Detroit Lions are getting ready to report to training camp on Sunday July 27th . The Lions are lucky that they have a pretty good understanding of who all of the starters will be heading into camp, which is nice because it will take the team some time to gel with Jim Caldwell’s new playbook. However, there are a lot of camp battles still...
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Lions rookie Eric Ebron’s mind blown by his Madden rating

Next month EA Sports will release the 26th edition of its uber-popular football video game Madden. Even NFL players can’t seem to resist the allure of the game and they often have team tournaments to determine who is the best on the roster. Over the weekend EA Sports had some fun with the rookie class of 2014. They asked them what they thought their player rating should be, then...
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Ex-Cowboy, former coach Reeves thinks Stafford needs patience to improve

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Dan Reeves remembers the days when teams would preach patience, but it's quite a different era in today's win-now, perform-now NFL. But patience and support is exactly what he thinks Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford needs at this point. “When I look at the Dallas Cowboys, who I was fortunate enough to be a part of, we knocked...
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Position Preview: Detroit Lions need production from Suh and Fairley this year

The Detroit Lions defensive line is built upon their strength up the middle. The Lions have two first round picks at defensive tackle, and another at right defensive end, and when it clicks it consumes opponents in a brutal fashion. Ndamukong Suh is the best defensive tackle in the NFL. He is the most intimidating player in the league, his hits are violent, his work ethic is undeniable...
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Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Detroit Lions

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Philadelphia Eagles draft. That article can be found here: Next up is the Detroit Lions. The Motor City Kitties were on starting to look like a decent squad heading into...

Focus on Calvin Johnson doesn't mean success for Detroit Lions' other receivers

Every receiver is usually “excited” or very excited when he first joins the Lions for one big reason: He believes all the attention on Calvin Johnson will create countless chances for him to catch balls and make plays. Golden Tate recently told ESPN’s “First Take” that he has “a chance to catch a ton more balls” against second-tier cornerbacks. But if you look at the...
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Lions cut Roosevelt, sign rookie WR Wiggins

Per the NFL transaction wire (via PFT), the Detroit Lions waived veteran receiver Naaman Roosevelt on Saturday, while claiming off waivers rookie wideout Reese Wiggins, who was released by the New England Patriots on Thursday. Wiggins is an undrafted rookie out of East Carolina. He caught 80 passes for 1,012 yards and eight touchdowns in his school career. Roosevelt leaves the...
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Profile: New Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell has given Teryl Austin his first shot at being a defensive coordinator in the NFL. It was also Caldwell, 59, who gave Austin, 49, his first full-time coaching job more than two decades ago. In this way, the two -- mentor and pupil -- have come full circle. While Caldwell has been running offenses since they first met, Austin still views him as one...
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2014 Detroit Lions season preview

Our friends at Football Gameplan bring you the 2014 Detroit Lions 2014 season preview. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post 2014 Detroit Lions season preview appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Report: Titus Young attacked his attorney

Yesterday we told you that former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young had been arrested again on battery charges—this time for causing serious bodily injury in Los Angeles, California. Details were scarce at the time, but we’ve now find out that the victim was actually Young’s own attorney. The attack reportedly took place at a “medical treatment center,” where Young...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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