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NFL Draft: Marqise Lee wants to play for Lions

The Detroit Lions are looking for a wide receiver in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft, and there have been many reports on which player they might be targeting. One report stated that the Lions were looking to trade up for Sammy Watkins, while another said that Mike Evans would be their target without trading up. This time around, it is a player that would like to suit up in a Lions jersey...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Draft Preview: Evans vs Watkins

The Detroit Lions have a lot of holes to fill on their roster, and the 2014 NFL Draft is sure to be a big day for them. Many believe the Lions need a solid WR in the first round, because these kinds of talented receivers only come around once every few years. The top two receivers in the draft are Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, they both could make an immediate impact on the Lions...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions looking to trade up for Sammy Watkins?

The Detroit Lions have made it very clear that they would like to bring in another dynamic wide receiver across from Calvin Johnson, There have been many reports this offseason that they would love to have Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins, and that very well could happen with recent reports that have come out. According to those reports, the Lions are looking and more than willing...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins: Sky’s The Limit If Lions Draft Me

Sammy Watkins is unlikely to be around when the Lions pick at No. 10 overall in next month’s NFL draft, but that hasn’t stopped the freakish wide receiver from continuing his clamor to play opposite Megatron in Detroit. Watkins told ESPN.com that “it would be a blessing to play in Detroit.” “It’d be definitely a blessing playing with Megatron [Calvin Johnson] and Golden...
Via Thacover2
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sammy Watkins: Sky’s The Limit If Lions Draft Me

Sammy Watkins is unlikely to be around when the Lions pick at No. 10 overall in next month’s NFL draft, but that hasn’t stopped the freakish wide receiver from continuing his clamor to play opposite Megatron in Detroit. Watkins told ESPN.com that “it would be a blessing to play in Detroit.” “It’d be definitely a blessing playing with Megatron [Calvin Johnson] and Golden...
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions hosted Sammy Watkins for pre-draft visit

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press, the Lions hosted former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins for a pre-draft visit. #Lions hosted WR Sammy Watkins on a pre-draft visit today. He got to meet Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate in the visit. — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) April...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How popular are the Detroit Lions compared to the rest of the NFL?

Do you ever feel like the Detroit Lions are ignored by major media like ESPN and other national outlets? Well, you’re probably right. Unless Ndamukong Suh stomps on someone, Calvin Johnson sets a record or Matthew Stafford buys a big rock for his new fiancé, the Lions don’t often register high on the charts of popularity across the nation. Martin Mayhew made good moves this...
Via cover32 - Lions
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Could one of these college coaches be a part of the Detroit Lions future?

The Detroit Lions felt a need to go with an experienced NFL coach this year and chose Jim Caldwell to be their head guy. That being said, this is a make it or break it year for Caldwell, general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand. Who knows what Bill Ford Jr will do if the Lions don’t reach the playoffs or further this year, but his patience will certainly be thin....
Via cover32 - Lions
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions seem to be leaning towards star wide receiver in the draft

Sammy Watkins is emerging as a priority for the Detroit Lions in this years upcoming NFL draft. Where the Lions currently stand with the 10th overall pick, Watkins will likely be gone so having the opportunity to select him will not be possible without trading up into the draft order. If the Lions were able to select he would become the third wide receiver in the Lions offense behind...
Via cover32 - Lions
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell says he can fix Matthew Stafford’s accuracy

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell feels like he can help quarterback Matthew Stafford with his accuracy issues. “Absolutely, absolutely, absolutely, without question,” Caldwell said. “This is pro football, man. When you want to be able to put it on the left hip, you ought to be able to put it on the left hip because the defender’s on the right. This is pro football. And Matthew...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

James Ihedigbo: I’m a Detroit Lion

Former Baltimore Ravens starting strong safety James Ihedigbo has jag reed to a two-year contract with the Detroit Lions. It’s Agreed upon! I’m a @DetroitLionsNFL I’m excited for what’s ahead and helping this team achieve greatness!!! #HeartOfALion #LionsNation — DIGGZ32 (@JamesIhedigbo) March 25, 2014 The 30-year-old played for Baltimore the past two seasons, as a starter...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions won’t pick up Nick Fairley’s fifth-year option

The Detroit Lions will not pick up defensive tackle Nick Fairley’s fifth-year option of his rookie deal for 2015 at a price of $5.5 million. The Lions want Fairley to earn a new contract. “It’s an opportunity for him to go out and perform his best this offseason, perform his best during the season and hopefully it helps him become the best player he can possibly be,” general...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders possible trade partner: Detroit Lions?

Earlier this month, I outlined a possible scenario (click here to read) where the Raiders could trade down with the Carolina Panthers. That scenario is not totally impossible and it would be great for the Raiders if they could swing it. They would stand to gain a lot of picks, but Carolina would stand to lose a lot too. Another more likely trade would be with the Detroit Lions who...
Via cover32 - Raiders
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions 2014 Free Agent Frenzy

The Detroit Lions have avoided cap hell for another season. Detroit has been active early in the 2014 free agency season. Detroit has re-signed two of their own players long term and added much needed help at WR to complement Calvin Johnson. Let’s take a look at the structure of the signings and past production […]The post Lions 2014 Free Agent Frenzy by Russ Thomas appeared...
Via WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lions QB Mathew Stafford Channels His Inner Trick Shot Artist

Detroit Lions quarterback Mathew Stafford can do great things with a football in his hands--especially when he's throwing to his favorite target, Calvin Johnson. However, when it comes to his basketball game his skills leave little to be desired. While playing some hoops with his girlfriend, the lovely Ms. Kelly Hall, he got tired of missing--so he used a ball he was much more...
Via FatManWriting
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions add top free agent wide receiver to their lineup

The Lions got their man to compliment star wide receiver Calvin Johnson, inking Golden Tate to a five year deal this afternoon. The contract is reportedly worth $31 million, with $13.25 million of that guaranteed. Tate had the best season of his career in 2013 for the super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks with 64 receptions, 898 yards and five touchdowns. While he’s likely not to...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden Tate agrees to five-year contract with Lions

Calvin Johnson has some much-needed help. The Detroit Lions confirmed Wednesday afternoon that free-agent receiver Golden Tate agreed to a five-year contract. Tate confirmed the deal on Twitter. Tate was clearly the Lions' primary target this offseason, just like running back Reggie Bush was a year ago. Tate, who led the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in receiving last...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden Tate visiting with the Lions

With Nate Burleson no longer around,  the Detroit Lions would love to get a legit number two receiver to pair with Calvin Johnson. Seahawks WR Golden Tate is visiting Detroit tonight. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014 Tate would actually be an upgrade over Burleson. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Need...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions show interest in a compliment to Calvin Johnson on first day of free agency

The first day of NFL free agency is almost in the books; here’s your afternoon update on the Detroit Lions: Hits The Lions didn’t make any splashes in free agency so far today, and probably won’t. They did retain two of their players with Joique Bell resigning for a three year deal at over 9 million dollars. They also kept wide receiver Kevin Ogletree in the fold with what...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Golden Tate to visit Lions

The Detroit Lions have identified a potential complement for Calvin Johnson. Free-agent receiver Golden Tate, who played for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks last season, is expected to make a visit to the Lions Tuesday night, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Unrestricted free agents could begin signing contracts Tuesday at 4 p.m. Tate (5-foot-10, 202 pounds) had career...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Who should be the main target for the Detroit Lions on the eve of free agency?

The NFL has reached the eve of free agency. Teams have been allowed to talk to agents, but not players, but all that opens up tomorrow and free agents can finally sign with the highest bidder. The Detroit Lions biggest needs are in the defensive backfield and another option to compliment Calvin Johnson, whether it be a tight end or wide receiver. I still believe that finding help...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Emmanuel Sanders could land with Lions?

The Detroit Lions have been very adamant about wanting to bring in a legitimate number two wide receiver to pair with Calvin Johnson this offseason. According to recent reports, the Lions could be targeting free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to give Stafford another weapon to use. It will be interesting to see if this does indeed happen, especially because the asking price...
Via Sports-Glory
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Evans is the front runner to be Lions top draft choice

Mike Evans seems to be the front runner to be the Detroit Lions pick with their first round 10th overall choice. Anything could happen, including the Lions choosing tight end Eric Ebron with the choice or making the decision that they need fill a hole at the cornerback position. The Lions are in a good spot in that this is considered to be a deep draft for wide receivers and defensive...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Team Needs: Detroit Lions

1. Wide Receiver: Pretty much every mock draft has the Lions going with a wideout in round one. I would be very surprised if they did otherwise in May. Detroit desperately needs a #2 target across from Calvin Johnson. 2. Center: Raiola is a free agent who will likely retire this off season. Detroit will need to find a replacement in free agency or via a day two selection in the...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the Lions best all time receivers?

The Detroit Lions have a definite need at the wide receiver position, even though they have not only the best player at the position in the league, he may be the best player in the NFL at any position. Calvin Johnson can not do it alone though, and the Lions will certainly upgrade his support. In an effort to look at what they need, it is time to look back at the best they’ve had...
Via cover32 - Lions
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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