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Lions injury report: Calvin Johnson questionable with ankle injury

  View image | The Detroit Lions have released their final injury report in advance of a Week 12 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thanksgiving Day. Detroit has five players listed as questionable to play and two players listed as probable to play. Star wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury for several weeks. Johnson...
Via Eagledelphia
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions TE Eric Ebron describes recent drops as just a 'minor phase'

Lions tight end Eric Ebron has dealt with plenty of struggles early in his career. Andrew Weber USA TODAY SportsDetroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron was well on his way to shedding the dreaded draft-bust label. He eclipsed his rookie yardage total a month ago, but the former first-rounder has dropped three passes in the three games since then.Although drops were part of Ebron's problem...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

How the Detroit Lions became the face of football on Thanksgiving Day

On Thursday, the Detroit Lions will host the Philadelphia Eagles on their home turf for the 76th annual Thanksgiving Day game. The Lions have played football in Detroit at the end of November longer than Dallas, the only other NFL team to secure a Thanksgiving Day game every season. In 2006 the NFL introduced a third non-fixed team to host a Thanksgiving Day game. Nov 28, 2013;...
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What a time for Eagles to get thrown to the Lions…

This Turkey Day match against the Detroit Lions looked awfully juicy on the schedule about two weeks ago. A lot has changed in two weeks—the Lions (3-7) have won two games in a row, the Eagles (4-6) have lost two in a row and in miserable fashion. It’s still up in the air as to whether Sam Bradford (cleared for concussion but still with a sore left shoulder) can play on Thursday...
Via Eagles Eye
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three Detroit Lions headlines you may have missed

Life is busy. So it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on with the Lions at all times. To make it a little easier on you, I’ll take you through some of the Lions headlines that maybe you missed. Or if you have a job and kids, probably just didn’t have time to read. Remember this is my opinion on the matter. Jim Caldwell: Struggling Eric Ebron ‘will be fine...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caldwell: No 'magic' behind better Detroit defense

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Jim Caldwell's demeanor rarely changed much when his team was losing game after game, so now that Detroit has won two in a row, he has nothing earth shattering to offer about how the Lions have become stronger defensively. ''Everybody thinks it's magic,'' the Detroit coach said. ''I think you guys look at it as if there's some huge thing that happened that...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions week according to Twitter

Going through the Detroit Lions tweets are always more fun after a win. Check out some of the best from the week that was: I love this movie: A website that studies such things says the #Lions still have a 1.272% chance of making the playoffs this season. — Freep Sports (@freepsports) November 18, 2015 1.272 percent is better than zero, right? He probably...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons the Detroit Lions beat the Raiders

There are still plenty of questions that need to be answered for the Detroit Lions but they’re answering the one that really counts: can you win a game? And the answer is yes. The Lions jumped out to an early lead on Sunday against the Raiders and held on for an 18-13 victory. That brings the Lions record up to 3-7 and sets them up for a third win in a row on Thanksgiving day at...
Via cover32
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Saints Signing OLB Phillip Hunt

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the Saints are signing OLB Phillip Hunt to a contract on Monday. Hunt, 29, originally signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Houston back in 2009. He wound up playing two seasons for the Eagles before they waived/injured him last August. Hunt, unfortunately, suffered an ACL injury that required surgery back in 2013 and...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Previewing the Offseason

View image | Progress has been made for the Detroit Lions after their big win in Lambeau, and believe me, it was big. The Detroit Lions are showing signs of improvement since firing OC Lombardi and the OLine coaches however they’ve got a lot of needs to meet this offseason whether it be through Free Agency or the NFL Draft (Which Detroit will probably end...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions president Rod Wood says team doesn’t need to rebuild

If you hearken to the words of new Detroit Lions president Rod Wood, then you’re feeling extremely positive about the team’s future. Despite Detroit’s 2-7 start, and despite the fact the franchise is in the midst of its third losing season in the last four, Wood is convinced the team he inherited isn’t far from contending. In fact, he believes the general manager he hires...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Radio station claims Lions tried to censor criticism of team

The Detroit Lions announced they would be moving to a new flagship radio station for the 2016 season. Their soon-to-be former home is hitting out at the Lions, claiming they tried to censor on-air criticisms of the team. The Lions are departing WXYT 97.1 The Ticket after 18 years. The sports talk station naturally spends...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Lions President: ‘I’m Not Qualified To Run Any Other NFL Team’

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Rod Wood described himself as a lifelong Detroit Lions fan who has Matthew Stafford on his fantasy team. He acknowledged his lack of a football background, but said he’s ready to help Detroit become a more successful organization. “I would probably say that I’m not qualified to run any other NFL team, but I think I’m qualified to run this one because...
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Detroit Lions president has money quote about crumbling franchise

New Detroit Lions president said something in his introductory speech that sums up the state of the franchise perfectly. New Lions president Rod Wood: "I would probably say that Im not qualified to run any other NFL team but I think I'm qualified to run this 1" — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 20, 2015   Wait, what? How to take this is the question. Does he mean...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Detroit Lions asked for radio host to be fired

Long-standing tensions between the Detroit Lions and an employee of its now-former flagship radio station are making headlines.As part of contract negotiations with 97.1 The Ticket (WXYT-FM), the Lions allegedly asked for the firing of host Mike Valenti,  Steve Schrader of the Detroit Free Press reported on Friday. CBS Detroit's senior vice president and marketing manager Debbie...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit sports talk radio host Mike Valenti: Lions tried to get me fired

Earlier Friday, we wrote about the Detroit Lions changing flagship radio stations after 12 years, going from WXYT-FM to WJR-AM. That in itself probably wasn’t worth much attention, except perhaps on a local basis. What made this notable, however, was the agent of a Detroit sports talk radio host saying that the Lions demanded his client be fired as a condition of renewing broadcast...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions name Ron Wood team President

In a press release on their website, the Detroit Lions have named their new team President. The new president is Tom Wood the now former CEO of Ford Estates. Before that he spent time as the Executive Vice President of Wilmington Trust Company. Wood is 55-years old and is from Michigan. He graduated from Goodrich High School in Goodrich and earned his bachelors degree from the University...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Would you rather Wednesday: the Lions have a shutdown corner or the most dominant offensive tackle in the NFL?

Despite their first win in the state of Wisconsin in 24 years, there’s still no doubt the Lions need plenty of quality pieces for the 2016 season. With that said two pieces the Lions could most definitely use next season is a shutdown corner and/or a dominant offensive tackle to help protect the quarterback and open up running lanes. However, if the Lions could only have one which...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate and fiancee Elise Pollard are foster parents for Michigan Humane Society

Golden Tate and his fiancee Elise Pollard just keep impressing with their involvement in and around Detroit.  The Michigan Humane Society “revealed” Tuesday that the couple is a two-time foster family for local dogs.  Last year, they fostered a bulldog named Rosie.  This time around, they’re taking in Etta allowing her to heal from a broken pelvis and refine her manners...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Martha Ford writes letter to Lions fans, says they ‘deserve better’

Lions owner Martha Ford penned a letter to Lions fans, (specifically more so the season ticket holders) after the Allen Park purge a week and a half ago that saw axe of team president Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew. Ford, spoke of the fans ‘deserving better’ and pleaded for (more) ‘patience’, something Lions fans have been almost practicing to a fault for well...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

De-constructing the Detroit Lions

What in the world happened to the Detroit Lions? The butt of numerous jokes seven years ago—when they went an imperfect 0-16—the Lions of this year have barely been better, to the surprise of several. After all, this is a team that went 11-5 last season, and was arguably a questionable call away from facing the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the divisional round of...
Via The Sports Post
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions may part ways with Calvin Johnson

The Lions organizational housecleaning may involve Calvin Johnson, according to a new report. In ESPN’s Six Points, Chris Mortensen says that the Lions may part ways with Johnson as part of a restructuring of the roster. He even says that Johnson may be more likely to move on than Matthew Stafford is. Mortensen reasons that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers weighs in on Lions' futility in Wisconsin

The Detroit Lions have lost 24 consecutive times when playing the Green Bay Packers in Wisconsin. Aaron Rodgers was asked about the remarkable losing streak during a conference call with the Detroit media. The Packers signal-caller, while acknowledging the teams obviously are made up of entirely different players from when the streak began, couldn’t help himself and cracked wise...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Destination America wants you to fall asleep on Thanksgiving and trolls the Detroit Lions

Destination America is one of those niche networks on your cable or satellite provider. It’s one of those channel that you flip past while looking for TLC or TNT or Discovery and not even realize it. Like its sister networks, Discovery, TLC and Animal Planet, it depends on reality programming, but with a heavy slant towards paranormal shows. Destination America is also the home...
Via Awful Announcing
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson becomes faster ever to 11,000 receiving yards

Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has reached 11,000 receiving yards faster than any player in NFL history. Johnson hit the milestone with a 17-yard catch in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in London. Sunday marked Johnson’s 127th career game, the fewest ever needed for a player to gain 11,000 receiving yards. Torry Holt previously held the record at...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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