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Lions Lose Another Great

Former Detroit Lions star running back Mel Farr has passed away late last night at the age of 70. He was named the 1967 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and added two Pro-Bowl selections to his name in his seven season career with the Lions. A stud on the field but rushing and catching from the backfield, he had 739 carries for 3,072 yards for 26 touchdowns. He also caught 146 passes...

Former Lions, UCLA RB Farr dead at age 70

  Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions' running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70. A Lions spokesman said Farr's son confirmed his father died on Monday. Farr spent his entire NFL career with Detroit, from 1967-73. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1967, when he ran for 860 yards in 13 games. He ran for 717 yards in 1970, helping...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Mel Farr dies at age 70

DETROIT (AP) Mel Farr, the Detroit Lions' running back who rushed for over 3,000 yards in seven NFL seasons, has died. He was 70. A Lions spokesman said Farr's son confirmed his father died on Monday. Farr spent his entire NFL career with Detroit, from 1967-73. He was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1967, when he ran for 860 yards in 13 games. He ran for 717 yards in 1970...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions running back Mel Farr dies

Mel Farr, the former Lions first round pick in the 1967 NFL Draft turned car dealership owner died Monday according to various reports. Farr, who accumulated 3072 rushing yards in 69 for the Lions between 1967 and 1973 was the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1967. H also earned two trips to the Pro Bowl in 67′ and 70′. After his player career ended, Farr opened a number of Ford Dealerships...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

DT Haloti Ngata out with minor hamstring issue

Detroit Lions DT Haloti Ngata has been added to the Non-Football Injury List on Monday with a hamstring injury, reports the Detroit Free Press. While the issue is considered minor, his absence from the Monday's practice is merely precuationary. According to the report, Ngata  can return whenever he's deemed ready. The team thinks that time will likely be in about a week's time...
Via 60 Max Power O
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: The countdown to the season begins

It is just a little over than a week until the Detroit Lions play their first preseason game against the New York Jets. I know its just preseason, but for most football fans it seems like its been for ever since the Super Bowl. We won’t be seeing much of the starters for the first preseason game on August 13th, but just seeing football in action again will make any fan smile....
Via The Majors Detroit
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Eric Ebron transform into the next Jimmy Graham?

For a young tight end, being compared to three-time Pro-Bowler Jimmy Graham is the ultimate compliment. This is the word out in Detroit regarding second-year tight end Eric Ebron, at least according to veteran wide receiver Lance Moore. After spending four seasons playing with Graham in New Orleans from 2010-2013, Moore speaks from his experience. Is Eric Ebron the next Jimmy...
Via Sportsnaut
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson Makes Darius Slay Look Silly During Training Camp One-On-Ones

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Via Diehardsport
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Chargers, Lions, Panthers, & Rams

Bills Bills re-sign CB Merill Noel. Chargers Chargers place DE Tenny Palepoi on injured reserve after suffering a fractured foot. (Michael Gehlken) Lions Dave Birkett suggests that Tony McDaniel, Barry Cofield, Mike Patterson, Red Bryant, and Fili Moala are a few free agent the Lions could have interest in adding after placing DT Haloti Ngata on the active/physically unable ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions Place DT Haloti Ngata On Active/NFI List To Start Camp

Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports that the Lions have placed DT Haloti Ngata on the active/non/football injury list to begin training camp. While this move isn’t a big deal in terms of the regular season, it’s obviously not ideal for Ndamukong Suh‘s replacement to sit out of the start of camp workouts. It’s worth mentioning that Ngata remains ... The...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Four of the sickest TD catches ever made by Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions have been spoiled by Calvin Johnson’s talents over the years. Megatron has 74 career receiving touchdowns, five Pro Bowl selections and has earned All Pro honors three times. He’s been the most dominant receiver in the league the last eight years and it really isn’t close. And while we’d love to show you all 74 Megatron TDs, these four have stood out as...
Via cover32
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions Trade CB Mohammed Seisay To Seahawks

The Detroit Lions have traded cornerback Mohammed Seisay to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2016 draft pick. The #Seahawks have made a trade, acquiring CB Mohammed Seisay from DET for an undisclosed pick in the 2016 draft. — Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) August 2, 2015 Seisay was on the Lions’ practice squad last season. The post Lions Trade CB Mohammed Seisay To Seahawks appeared...
Via Diehardsport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate expects TE Eric Ebron to have ‘a big year’ for Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate expects big things from second-year tight end Eric Ebron in 2015. Ebron was one of the most hyped offensive prospects to come out of the 2014 NFL draft. Many experts compared him to San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis, thanks to his outstanding combination of size (6-foot-4, 250 pounds), speed and athleticism. As a rookie in 2014, Ebron showed...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate compares offensive leap to high school classes

The Detroit Lions are entering their second season under offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, and wide receiver Golden Tate already sees a major leap in the unit's growth. "I think we’re way more advanced where we are as a team (at this point last year), understanding the offense and the defense. Special teams has a new coach and things to do, but for the most part we’re not like...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Look: Detroit Lions players had the best vacations ever

Being a professional athlete that makes millions of dollars comes with plenty of perks; the best ways ever to spend your summer. The Detroit Lions official Twitter account made sure the world was aware of it. Some Lions players spent awesome ways of spending their summers, so let’s have a look at some of the best we found on Twitter: You may also be interested in: Three New York...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Detroit Lions Betting Odds

These are betting odds for the Detroit Lions for the 2015 football season.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three burning questions for the Detroit Lions in training camp

The Detroit Lions are set to start training camp on Monday as the team tries to rebound from a very successful yet very heart-wrenching season after losing in horrific fashion. Detroit’s defense was a surprisingly successful unit in 2014, finishing second overall. The loss of Ndamukong Suh does hurt their defense, but this team will rally around the changes as they try to make...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the Detroit Lions. 2014 in a nutshell: A traditionally offensive-oriented team is carried mainly by a surprisingly strong defense (they rank behind only Seattle on that side of the ball) to 11 wins and a playoff berth, but they lose a wild-card weekend...
Via This Given Sunday
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Lions LB DeAndre Levy sled down active volcano

Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy doesn’t just play with reckless abandon on the field.  He’s a madman off of it too.  On Saturday, he posted a picture to Instagram of him sledding down an active volcano in Leon, Nicaragua.  He captioned the photo: “I don’t always go sledding, but when I do, it’s down an active volcano. Leon, Nicaragua. #BigFootHostel #CerroNegro.” His...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit CB: Lions defense not too different than Seahawks

Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay just compared his team’s defense with the very best in the NFL today. The defensive back showed off all the confidence and cocky assuredness of Richard Sherman or Neon Deion Sanders in a recent phone interview with Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press: “We’ve got the same kind of talent they got,” he said. “They ain’t too...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Golden Tate, Calvin Johnson’s equal in Detroit?

Golden Tate is entering his second season with the Detroit Lions and will look to put up great numbers as he did all of last season and doing so will hope to change the perception of him being the number two option on the offense. When you have Calvin “Megatron” Johnson on your team, the chances are pretty high that he will be a vital part of your offensive system, which Golden...
Via EndZoneScore
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: five players on the bubble

Professional athletes fight for roster spots everyday in practice because there is always someone on the bubble of making the game day roster or being on the practice squad.  The Detroit Lions are no different, especially during training camp, which starts in a few weeks.  There will be various players on the cusp of making the roster and here are a few of the names to keep an...
Via EndZoneScore
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: five keys to a successful 2015 season

The Detroit Lions took a step forward in 2014, making the playoffs for just the second time since 1999.  The season ended in disappointment however, when they lost in heartbreaking fashion on a controversial call to the Dallas Cowboys in the Wildcard Round. The off-season was mostly quiet, minus one major loss.  Ndamukong Suh left for the Miami Dolphins, and left a big hole…both...
Via EndZoneScore
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions preseason what to look for

The Detroit Lions’ preseason is less than a month away which means get ready for a bunch of no-name players trying to keep a job. Whether it’s a special teams spot or practice squad spot, I’m not going to bore you with a bunch of names that you’re never going to hear playing for the Lions on Sundays. What I am going to do though is preview some players that you may not...
Via The Majors Detroit
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Megatron sends Jordan Spieth autographed football, jersey

After Jordan Spieth recently sent some flattering praise his way, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson responded by sending some autographed gear to the U.S. Open champ. When asked last week ahead of the U.S. Open and during LeBron James’ remarkable efforts to single-handedly lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to victory in the NBA Finals, Spieth...Read More The post Calvin Johnson...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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