Golden Tate: Departure of Suh won't pressure Lion's offense

The Detroit Lions will be without mighty defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh for the first time in five seasons. However, wide receiver Golden Tate is not too worried. While Suh is off in Miami enjoying his massive payday and strengthening the Dolphins’ defense, the Lions are preparing for a season without Suh. When Tate was approached about how the Lions’ offense could be impacted...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions' Ebron wins over Stafford's fiancee with wedding gift

Fighting the likes of Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate for passes in the Lions' offense, tight end Eric Ebron would be wise to get quarterback Matthew Stafford's attention a little more often. Good thing for Ebron he's a pretty creative guy. And perhaps a world-class suck-up. Following a rookie season viewed by most as a disappointment (25 catches, 248 yards, one touchdown), Ebron...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Picks 21-32

In the final installment of my first 2015 NFL mock draft, I go through the final 12 picks of the first round. The Detroit Lions trade down three times, and two teams trade back into the first round. 21. Miami Dolphins: Eddie Goldman Eddie Goldman, DT at Florida State University, is selected 21st overall by the Miami Dolphins in my first 2015 NFL mock draft. With the addition...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson engaged to girlfriend Brittney McNorton

By Larry BrownCongratulations 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 Inner Harbor.“The situation...
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12 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
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson is engaged to Brittney McNorton (PHOTOS)

According to a report out of the Baltimore Sun, Calvin Johnson proposed to his girlfriend Brittney McNorton earlier this week while the two were on vacation in Baltimore.  Asked why he decided to pop the question in Baltimore, Johnson said, “The situation was just right, just happened to be right, we were on vacation, so why not?”  If you’re wondering, the two weren’t really...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears make the most important signing of free agency so far

Move over Chip Kelly, the Chicago Bears have broken the NFL offseason wide open by making the biggest signing of free agency so far… AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 NFL teams stack up one week into free agency NFL Draft Preview: The 10 best edge pass rushers on the board According to a report by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune the Bears will sign longsnapper Thomas...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson gets engaged while on vacation

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is in Baltimore for the Ed Block Courage awards, but he’s also on vacation. “@LionsMLive: Report: Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson proposes to girlfriend in Baltimore” — Grant Vich (@NFLVich) March 17, 2015 Megatron made the most of his trip by proposing to his girlfriend, the Lions’ promotion manager...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions meet with Georgia RB Todd Gurley

Georgia running back Todd Gurley took a pre-draft visit to the Detroit Lions on Monday, the team announced. The Lions are in the market for a running back this offseason after releasing veteran Reggie Bush. Gurley (6-1, 222) is second in school history with 4,322 all-purpose yards and 3,285 rushing yards, trailing only Herschel Walker.  He ushed for 773 yards with eight...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Detroit Lions Have a Top 15 Offense?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write an offensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss teams’ current...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata: ‘I don’t see myself as Ndamukong Suh’

Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is a five-time All-Pro and made the Pro Bowl five times. He was traded from the Ravens to the Lions to fill the role of Ndamukong Suh, but he is not Suh. “Ndamukong’s a great player,” Ngata said. “It’s well deserved the contract he got. I don’t see myself as Ndamukong Suh. I’m a different player. He made Pro Bowls. I made Pro Bowls...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions sign Matt Prater to three-year deal

The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they have come to terms on a new three-year contract with kicker Matt Prater. “As Matt got more acclimated with us, especially with Don (Mulbach) and Sam (Martin), he really became someone we could count on and was a positive contributor to our kicking game last season,” head coach Jim Caldwell said in a statement. “Our field goal...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson the next superstar to take a pay cut?

After leading his team to a third-consecutive AFC West title, a 12-4 record and the No. 2 seed in the conference, Peyton Manning was asked to take a pay cut; that’s a huge piece of humble pie for a quarterback who is 38-10 since taking over in Denver. But the Broncos needed salary cap help, so their highest-paid player was the leading candidate to provide them some much-needed...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions will not franchise tag Ndamukong Suh

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Lions announced Monday that they will not use their franchise tag on  All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. At a price tag of $26.9 million, the Lions declined to use the tag and will let Suh become an unrestricted free agent on March 10. A four-time All-Pro and Pro Bowler, Suh, 28, led the Lions with 8.5 sacks and his 37 quarterback...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions release Reggie Bush

  The Detroit Lions have cut running back Reggie Bush, the team announced Wednesday. “You’ve got to look at the contribution versus how much you’re paying the player,” Mayhew said. “It’s what they give you versus what you pay them. That’s a process we spend a lot of time on. He’s just one of the players we look at.” Bush still has two years remaining on a...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions GM is not Worried About Calvin Johnson’s Huge Cap Number

The Detroit Lions are trying to agree on a deal to keep defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh with the team for years to come. If they are successful, it will be the second major star the team has locked up over the past few years, following the massive Calvin Johnson deal from 2012. Working on contract negotiations with Suh, speculation is that he could command a deal near the $100 million...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

This ugly, ugly Detroit Lions stat explains a lot about the last 12 years

It’s no secret the Detroit Lions were awful in the mid-2000s. Did you know they were this bad, especially in their division? Worst #NFL div. rec. since ’02: #Browns (20-58), #Lions (23-55), #Raiders (25-53), #Redskins (26-52), #Rams (27-50-1), #Bills (29-49) — Russell S. Baxter (@BaxFootballGuru) February 22, 2015 AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson too low in latest Power Rankings?

When people think about an NFL team, usually one person immediately jumps to mind. It’s the player, coach or owner who is most immediately identifiable with the club. It’s the person TV networks use in game promos, the team puts on the cover of the media guide and fans blame when things go awry. It’s the face of the franchise. And every team has one, for better or worse. With...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dorial Green-Beckham Drawing Comparisons To Calvin Johnson

Immediately after word got out about Dorial Green-Beckham’s freakish measurements (6-foot-5 and 237 pounds) at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, the former Missouri Tigers star receiver was being compared to Detroit Lions 6-foot-5, 236-pound superstar Calvin Johnson — who’s widely regarded as the best receiver in the NFL. “He’s one of the best receivers I’ve ever seen,”...
Via Gridiron Grit
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

If tagged, Ndamukong Suh would take up $36 million on Lions cap in 2015

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Lions’ two-week window to make a decision on whether to use the franchise or transition tag for Ndamukong Suh officially begins Monday. The Lions have from now until March 2 at 4 p.m. to decide if Suh’s tag number of more than $26.7 million is worth it. According to ESPN, the Lions remain undecided on the decision. Colleague Ed Werder...
Via Sports-Glory
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Tillman says Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is still a badass

Pop quiz: You can pick any one NFL wide receiver to start a team with. Who do you choose? If you answered anything other than Calvin Johnson, you were wrong… AROUND COVER32 Free Agency Preview: The top-10 running backs on the open market First and 10: Ten teams that Peyton Manning would instantly make a Super Bowl contender Despite missing several games this past season due...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Tillman: Megatron still ‘the best receiver in the game’

Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, when healthy, is faced with the daunting task of covering Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson twice per season. The two have had some epic battles over the years, and Tillman knows Johnson as well as anyone. Both players battled through injuries last year, with Tillman missing all but two games with a triceps injury. Johnson missed...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson will not need surgery, Ndamukong Suh wants to be highest paid defensive player

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson is not expected to need offseason surgery. Johnson underwent finger and ankle surgery last offseason. Set to be 30 in September he should still be able to play at a top level wide receiver for a few more years. “Coming along. I’m not 100 (percent) yet, but that’s what the offseason’s for, to get right. So reload and get ready for next year...
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Megatron: ‘I’ll do whatever I got to do’ to keep Suh in Detroit

The Lions’ biggest star on offense looks prepared to do whatever it takes to keep their biggest star on defense in Detroit. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Calvin Johnson said “I’ll do whatever I got to do,” in order to keep Ndamukong Suh in a Lions uniform come next season. The 28-year-old Suh led the Lions with 8.5 sacks in 2014 and was named an...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Calvin Johnson is Overrated

When the Detroit Lions are discussed, the first topic about them is none other than the supposed greatest receiver in football: Calvin Johnson, also known as "Megatron", because of his tremendous catches. Though Johnson has astonished many with great catches, he's also disappointed many with some disastrous ones, too. It's time to admit it, Lions fans: Calvin Johnson is overrated...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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