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Nick Fairley’s ‘eating habits have got in the way these past two weeks’

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley has reportedly become a shell of his former self. Ok, more like a taco shell filled with a lot of meat and all the fixings. The once serviceable Fairley has been relegated to backup status for a second straight week, playing second fiddle to journeyman C.J. Mosley. “My eating habits have got in the way these past two weeks,” Fairley...
Via Low Brow Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson expresses curiosity over new role on team

Detroit Lions’ star wide receiver Calvin Johnson is curious about his new role as he begins his first season in Joe Lombardi’s new offensive scheme. Calvin Johnson curious about role in Lions' new offense: Calvin Johnson will hit the field for his first … http://t.co/YD74m9Tqsb #NFL — NFL Fanzone (@NFLFANZONE) August 21, 2014 Megatron enters his eighth year having worked...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Training camp losers

Having already discussed the “winners” of training camp, it’s only appropriate to look at those who can be considered the “losers” of camp for the Detroit Lions. Training camp ended last Wednesday, and the Lions have a few guys that haven’t lived up to expectations. These guys are the ones who are not capitalizing on their opportunities to prove they can contribute at...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Preseason preview week 3

The regular season is only 2 weeks away and teams are preparing for their final player selections on the 53-man roster. The Detroit Lions will face the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that went 4-12 last year but have been 1-1 so far this preseason. The Lions are coming off a loss to the Oakland Raiders, matching their preseason record with the Jaguars at one win and one loss. The game...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford moves up in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
Via cover32 - Lions
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ndamukong Suh says Nick Fairley can be better than him

After being demoted from his starting job on Monday, Nick Fairley still has the confidence of his fellow Pro Bowl teammate Ndamukong Suh (Credit: USATSI) After showing up to training camp overweight, the Detroit Lions demoted defensive tackle Nick Fairley from his starting position. Fairley, who showed up to camp at 308 pounds, weighed 315 pounds on Monday when the Lions demoted...
Via Down and Distance
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New list says the Detroit Lions are one of the NFL’s most worthless teams

The Detroit Lions finished last season with a 7-9 record and missed the playoffs yet again despite a promising start to the year. So, that makes them a pretty average team in the grand scheme of things. But what if we determined how good a team is by something other than wins and losses? For example, what if we made it about how much a team’s real dollar value is? Bad news. If...
Via cover32 - Lions
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Sleeper Team To Watch in 2014?

The offseason presents a ray of sunshine across the NFL landscape. Each team is presented with a clean slate and a golden opportunity to fill various holes through the draft and free agency. It’s no wonder that nearly every year about half of the teams that made the trip to the postseason the previous year fall short of returning to the NFL’s tournament. The Atlanta Falcons and...
Via Gridiron Grit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley admits he’s eaten himself out of shape

Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley admits that his eating has gotten out of control. Fairley said his eating habits have gotten in the way the last couple weeks. He says he's at 315 and wants to be 305. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) August 20, 2014 Fairley has looked out of shape this preseason, which has led to him being demoted to the Lions’ second-team defense.   ...
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions positional battle: Linebackers

Heading into the third week of preseason, the Detroit Lions are going to begin simulating games to look more like the regular season. Jim Caldwell stated, “we have to adjust to give them as much (of a simulation) as we possibly can of what it’s going to look like.” The Lions’ defense, particularly the secondary, has been criticized for their inability to become an integral...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drayton Florence lasted just a few days in Detroit; Team releases vet

Eight days ago the Detroit Lions signed veteran cornerback Drayton Florence.  It did not take long for the team to make their decision. The team released him after signing him to a 1-year deal  worth $955,000 (no guaranteed $$, counts $570 K vs. cap).  Dave Birkett    @davebirkett  Lions release CB Drayton Florence Because he is a […] The post Drayton Florence lasted just...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
2 days ago  |  Discuss

National confidence level in Detroit Lions rises after preseason Week 2

Now, it’s getting interesting. Across the NFL, teams are honing in on what they have for 2014, trying to establish what they are and what they’re going to do this season. A week after seeing a lot of starters sit out around the league, almost every marquee player was on the field during the second week of the preseason. This week and next, teams will essentially have dress rehearsals...
Via cover32 - Lions
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 53-man Roster Projection

The Detroit Lions have completed two of their four preseason games, and it is starting to become more apparent who the Detroit Lions may be keeping on their 53-man roster. Not everyone will be happy with the cuts that will be made. I’m sure that even a few of my predictions will be wrong, but a few guys that have been in the Detroit Lions’ locker room for a few years may not...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nick Fairley could end up being 'trade candidate'

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that unless former first-round pick DT Nick Fairley shows improvement in the coming weeks, he could end up being a “midseason trade candidate.” Birkett mentions that Fairley is now the last remaining hope for the Lions’ 2011 draft class as he and RB Mikel Leshoure are last remaining players of that group still on the team’s roster...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions disappointing preseason loss in Oakland

After a great showing at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan, I never would have guessed the Lions would lose in Oakland in Week 2 of the preseason. The Detroit Lions surprised me in their first preseason game against the Cleveland Browns playing much better than anticipated, so going into Oakland one would assume things would continue to get better. While the offense did improve in...
Via The Penalty Flag
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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