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Lions draft RB Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 pick

The Detroit Lions selected Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah with the No. 54 pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Abdullah was the first running back at Nebraska to record 100-plus yards rushing in his first five starts since 1994.  As a junior, Abdullah ran for 1,690 yards and nine touchdowns while topping 100 yards in 11 of 13 games. Abdullah was a first-team All-Big Ten selection...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions trade down to draft Laken Tomlinson with the No. 28 pick

The Detroit Lions acquired center Manny Ramirez and two fifth round draft picks from the Denver Broncos to move back five picks.  With the No. 28 overall selection, the Lions drafted guard Laken Tomlinson of Duke. Tomlinson, 6-foot-3, 323 pounds, started every game at right guard for Duke following a 2010 redshirt season. In 2014 Tomlinson was selected first-team A.P. All-American...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: 5 Best Top-10 Picks of the Past Decade

Eight lists consisting of 40 total players have been created—each one featuring players better than those in the previous entry. It all has led up to this, the final edition of a nine-part series highlighting the best prospects drafted in each round over the past decade. Only three draft classes are represented below. Plus, after owning part eight with three of the five-best...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What is the Lions Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and the Lions...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions celebrate 135 days to football with absurd Megatron TD catch

Many people seem to be worried about the Detroit Lions future after a rough offseason. Don’t forget: They still have these two guys. 135 days until football is back… It can't get here soon enough https://t.co/8oI2EvxoJg — Detroit Lions (@Lions_Insider) April 28, 2015 I could watch that on loop 100 times. AROUND COVER32 NFL Mock Draft: Final projections for how the first...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions draft re-do for the past 10 years

As the NFL Draft is only a few days away, it is always fun to look back and see what could have been. Who could the Detroit Lions have had in the past 10 years that they passed on during the draft? Here is a list of the Lions first round draft selections from 2005 to 2014: 2014: Eric Ebron, TE, No. 10 2013: Ezekial Ansah, DE, No. 5 2012: Riley Reiff, OT, No. 23 2011: Nick Fairley...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Early Season Predictions

When the Detroit Lions schedule being released this past Thursday, I really saw some intriguing games as well as some very tough ones. Here are my early season predictions for the team this year. Week 1 at San Diego Chargers. Tough first game to start the season, especially against a revamped Chargers offense versus a depleted Lions defense that will try and figure out their personnel...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Fred Biletnikoff

This past weekend, owner Mark Davis made a generous $50K donation to the Biletnikoff Foundation so what better time to take a trip down memory lane and look at the life and career of Oakland Raiders wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff. Not only is he a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (inducted in 1988), but is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame (inducted in 1992...
Via cover32
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 schedule

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Lions open the season Sept. 13 on the road against the San Diego Chargers and have four night games, including their first ever Thursday night contest on NFL Network. The Lions, who played just one prime-time game last year, have night games at home against the Denver Broncos in Week 3, at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4, home against the...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days 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
12 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dez Bryant: Best Receiver in the NFL?

In 2010, the Dallas Cowboys selected Dez Bryant with the 24th pick of the NFL Draft. Since that day, Bryant has steadily built his case for why he belongs in the discussion with the best receivers in the league. But has he done enough over the past three years to replace Calvin Johnson for the number one spot? I personally believe he has, and this piece will cover why exactly I have...
Via Pro Football Spot
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions to trade DE George Johnson to Buccaneers

The Detroit Lions and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to a trade regarding restricted free agent George Johnson, reports Tampa Bay Times’ Rick Stroud. Johnson had signed a three-year, $9-million offer sheet with Tampa Bay last week. But the Lions contested the offer sheet, asking for clarification on the terms of the deal. To avoid a dispute over elements of...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions’ Matthew Stafford, New Wife Kelly Hall Make Perfect Combo (Photos)

Among the NFL’s terrific tandems, it’s hard to beat Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford his top wide receiver, Calvin Johnson. Stafford’s new teammate off the field might put that theory to the test. The 27-year-old QB scored big over the weekend, marrying longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall at a fun-filled ceremony in Atlanta. Stafford and Hall met while at the University...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportsnaut
March 31, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
March 24, 2015  |  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...
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March 24, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
March 19, 2015  |  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

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...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 17, 2015  |  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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March 17, 2015  |  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 http://t.co/XRzRRvtgq9” — 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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March 17, 2015  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
March 16, 2015  |  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...
Via TopSportsReport
March 12, 2015  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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