LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Detroit Lions sign tackle Lamar Holmes

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed tackle Lamar Holmes. The team announced the deal Friday but did not provide contract terms. Holmes played for the Atlanta Falcons previously but has not appeared in a game since the 2014 season. He started 15 games in 2013. Holmes was waived by the Falcons in December. Foot problems have hampered his progress throughout his...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions Sign Vetran OT Lamar Holmes

The Detroit Lions have signed veteran OT Lamar Holmes to a contract on Friday, according to Tim Twentyman. Holmes, 26, was taken in third round of the 2012. He’s in the final year of his four-year, $2.633 million rookie contract before the Falcons placed Holmes on the PUP list at the start of the season and later cut him loose with an injury settlement a few months ago...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Von Miller likely to get franchise tag from Broncos

If past history is an indication of future behavior, then we can expect the Denver Broncos to use their franchise tag on linebacker Von Miller while trying to work out a long-term extension with him. Miller, the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2011, is set to become a free agent. The Broncos will undoubtedly try to sign him long term — GM John Elway has said as much — but they will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions Sign LB Jerry Franklin

The Detroit Lions signed LB Jerry Franklin to a contract on Thursday, according to Tim Twentyman. Franklin, 28, originally signed on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas back in 2012. He spent just a few months in Denver before he was waived coming out of the preseason. Since then, Franklin has played for a number of NFL teams including the Panthers, Cowboys...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFC North QB Rankings: Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions Embed from Getty Images Ranking: 2 Click to See Full Rankings Matt Stafford and the Lions had a down year. After a great 2014 season, the Lions got off to a very lackluster start, going 0-5. However, Detroit did come on late in the season by winning seven of their last 11 games. Stafford was a big part of their struggles and a big part...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Detroit Lions the next NFL comeback team?

The Detroit Lions finished the 2015 season 17th in the league. Two days after the Super Bowl, ESPN released their early power rankings for the 2016 NFL season. No surprise the Carolina Panthers are on top, but the New England Patriots trail slightly ranking second. ESPN ranked Detroit 23rd under the New Orleans Saints. The Lions have a few things in common with ESPN’s top two...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Calvin Johnson Deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson is set to officially announce his retirement this week, according to a report from Terry Foster of CBS Detroit. Johnson has been considering retirement since the Lions’ season ended last month. The man called “Megatron” achieved tremendous success in the NFL, reaching six Pro Bowls and being named to three All-Pro teams. He recorded...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Defensive tackle analysis

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With the Detroit Lions out of the playoffs, I’ve decided to analyze each starting...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynn Swann: Calvin Johnson not a Hall of Famer

If Calvin Johnson decides to retire this offseason, he will have retired at age 30 like Lynn Swann. The Hall of Fame receiver, however, says that the similarities should end there. According to Swann, Johnson’s accomplishments wouldn’t be enough to get him into the Hall of Fame. “I would think that it would be difficult for Calvin Johnson at this point to be considered...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Linebacker analysis

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With the Detroit Lions out of the playoffs, I’ve decided to analyze each starting...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fastest Man In Rugby--Team USA's Carlin Isles--Smashed By New Zealand's Augustine Pulu

A lot of fans watch football because they love to see the contact. They love to see the bone-crunching hits, the sound the pads make when two players collide, and watching one player dominate another completely. During the Super Bowl there were some good hits, but the best one of the weekend did not occur on the field in Santa Clara, and it didn't involve football.It involved rugby...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Motor City Uncut 92: The Broncos further prove why the Lions haven’t been successful

In this week’s edition of Motor City Uncut, we take a look at the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 win which was just another example of why the Lions haven’t been successful. We also get into the highs and lows of Michigan and Michigan State, a potential rekindled rivalry between Michigan and Notre Dame, JD’s new contract and much more! Tune in LIVE at 8PM ET on DETROIT.THEMAJORS...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
7 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
12 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
12 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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