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Lions release guard Rodney Austin

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions released guard Rodney Austin on Tuesday. An undrafted rookie free agent out of Elon in 2012, Austin joined the Lions as a member of the practice squad. He appeared in two games during his three seasons in Detroit, including the team's NFC Wild Card game vs. Dallas last season.
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions offensive lineman offers the most ill-timed quote of the year

It’s a good thing to have an eager attitude when looking towards the next season. For example, Detroit Lions offensive lineman Larry Warford told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press yesterday that the unit is looking to whoop somebody’s ass next year: “The biggest thing is we tried to break everything down, we tried to focus on a bunch of stuff at once, down to the smallest...
Via cover32
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

G Larry Warford on Lions' offensive line: 'We have to be more aggressive'

The offensive line was a major issue for the Detroit Lions in 2014, and it's a unit that will experience quite a bit of change this coming season. Center Dominic Raiola has been replaced by the younger Travis Swanson, and left guard Rob Sims is still a free-agent.   Whatever happens in the draft and the rest of the off-season, it'll be a unit that the Lions' brass and the offensive...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Lions Draft in Round One?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
Via TopSportsReport
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions cut Rodney Austin following arrest

The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they have released guard Rodney Austin. Austin, 26, was arrested last Friday by the Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina and charged with assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication, assault of a child under 12 and misdemeanor Larceny. Austin, who posted bail, is scheduled to next appear in Mecklenberg County...
Via Sports-Glory
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Release Guard Rodney Austin After Arrest for Assaulting Woman and Young Child

Chances are the NFL dream is going to be over for Rodney Austin following his release by the Detroit Lions Tuesday morning. Austin had spent most of the last three seasons on the practice squad for the Lions playing in just one game in 2013, but as long as you are still on the team there is always a chance for the dream to come to fruition.However, no one is going to want to sign...
Via FatManWriting
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Only one player missed the Detroit Lions’ first day of voluntary workouts

Today marked the first day of the Detroit Lions’ voluntary spring workouts, and it sounds like everybody on the roster is on board and ready to start the 2015 season with a bang. All except one maybe… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: These would be great to see when the NFl schedule is released First and 10: The 10 biggest sleepers in the 2015 NFL Draft According to a report by...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

More evidence Suh wanted nothing to do with Detroit

Whether it was the reported dissociation with his teammates or firing his agent during a vital negotiating period with Detroit, we have further proof that former Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh wanted nothing to do with the Motor City or signing a new deal with the team. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Suh was front and center for the Dolphins’ offseason...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the 2015 Season for Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford's first two seasons in the NFL were an all too familiar sight for Detroit Lions fans. Stafford only played 13 games combined in his first two years, leading to a dreadful 8-24 record. Stafford combined for 19 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, shaky statistics at best for a young quarterback's first 13 games. Before missing 13 games in 2010, Stafford did show some...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Adding Support Around Megatron Ultra Important for Lions

Last year, Calvin Johnson missed three games and only had 1,077 receiving yards. Knowing nothing about how the Detroit Lions performed overall, just by looking at that one would assume that the Lions probably didn't have a great year, especially offensively. False. The Lions had a great 11-5 campaign, led offensively by Stafford and Golden Tate. Yeah, Golden Tate. The same Golden...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

This remade Detroit Lions logo is funny but sadly appropriate

The Detroit Lions haven’t had a whole lot of playoff success in recent years. In fact the last time they got past the first round, Eisenhower was still the President. Some might even be tempted to call their playoff record butt ugly. Today’s revised logo that Kissing Suzy Kolber came up with for the Lions is sort of appropriate, then… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Plan of Attack for the 2015 NFL Draft

With the Draft just over the horizon, it’s time to take a detailed look at each team’s acquisitions and losses and gauge a plan of attack for how they should approach the first three rounds of this year’s draft.  We’ll start with the lowly Tampa Bay Bucs and work our way all the way up to the Super Bowl Champs in New England.  The Lions roar their mighty roar today. DETROIT...
Via DraftSeason
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions, Buccaneers resolve dispute over George Johnson

Two days after the Detroit Lions took issue with the terms of the offer sheet given by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to defensive end George Johnson, the two teams came to an agreement. The Tampa Bay Times‘ Rick Stroud reports that the Lions and Buccaneers will be swapping late-round picks in the 2015 draft to make up for the discrepancy. Johnson was given a three-year, $9 million...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Mock Draft 2.0

With only 17 days left until the 2015 NFL draft, things are starting to take shape. More and more prospects continue to visit the Detroit Lions’ camp, and it seems like the front-office has a strong sense of what positions they need to fill, and who they really like. As always though, here are some things to keep in mind: The Lions will pick 23rd in the 1st round, and are missing...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Take Issue with Buccaneers’ Offer Sheet to DE George Johnson

It seemed inevitable that the Detroit Lions were going to lose defensive end George Johnson to his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Initially given an original-round, $1.542 million RFA tender by the Lions, the Buccaneers stepped in and gave Johnson an offer sheet worth $9 million over three years. Johnson signed it, and it appeared the deal was done. Not so fast, apparently...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions dispute Tampa Bay offer sheet with DE George Johnson

Last week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RFA DE George Johnson to an offer sheet sending into motion a timeline in which the Lions, his current team could match. However instead of matching the offer sheet the Lions are disputing it according to Paula Pasche of The Oakland Press, something the League and the team seem to be in agreement with. NFL and #Lions are in agreement on...
Via The Majors Detroit
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Lions WR Ryan Broyles shows off crazy hands

Instagram Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles posted a video to Instagram showing off that his hands are a lot better than his knees. And while this is impressive, I’m actually more impressed by the other dude. His job looks a lot easier than it is. Broyles, a second round draft pick of the Lions in 2009 has appeared in 21 games, catching 32 passes for 420 yards and two touchdowns...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Matthew Stafford running stairs on his honeymoon

For those Lions fans who question Stafford’s commitment during the offseason, here’s the quarterback running a huge set of stairs in New Zealand while on his honeymoon. Meanwhile in queenstown, New Zealand… My hubby is getting his workout on. #workwins A video posted by Kelly Stafford (@khstafford82) on Apr 9, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT The Lions are going to win the damn Super...
Via The Majors Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith Arrested on UCF Campus

Life has not gone how Kevin Smith thought it would. After having a solid career for the Central Florida Knights he entered the draft with hopes of rushing his way to NFL glory and a big paycheck. However, the concussion he received in college on top of the ones he got in the NFL brought an early end to his career after five seasons. So now he is back in college and working towards...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford, girlfriend Kelly Hall tie the knot

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford married longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall over the weekend. As expected, it appears all who were in attendance has a great time. Loyal LBS readers know that Ms. Hall — now Mrs. Stafford — is one of our favorite WAGs. If you don’t know why, look no further than our previous...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions LB DeAndre Levy takes ride on top of a moving plane

  Cliff diving was so two days ago.   If you’ll recall, quarterback Tom Brady gave New England Patriots fans a minor heart attack this weekend by taking a rather dangerous plunge off a rock cliff in Costa Rica. Apparently DeAndre Levy got wind of the QB’s bold exploits, because the Detroit Lions linebacker posted a couple photos to Instagram on Sunday that made...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford's fiancee rips newspaper over article

Kelly Hall, Matt Stafford’s fiancée, will do whatever it takes to defend her man. So when a Detroit Sun Times writer called out the Lions quarterback in a recent article, she made sure to respond. Hall and Stafford flew to Syracuse to watch Michigan State take on Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Stafford attended the University of Georgia, but since they didn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson engaged to girlfriend Brittney McNorton

Congratulations are in order for Calvin Johnson, who got engaged this week to girlfriend Brittney McNorton. Johnson was in Baltimore to attend the Ed Block Courage Awards and decided to propose to McNorton. McNorton, who is a Detroit Lions employee, told The Baltimore Sun that Calvin proposed to her while they were walking along Baltimore’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford's fiancee enjoyed Vegas bachelorette party

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is marrying his longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall next month. But before that happens, Ms. Hall is intent on having her way with Sin City. Hall, a former Georgia cheerleader, spent the weekend in Las Vegas with several of her close — and very attractive — friends. It looked like plenty...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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