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Detroit Lions: five players on the bubble

Professional athletes fight for roster spots everyday in practice because there is always someone on the bubble of making the game day roster or being on the practice squad.  The Detroit Lions are no different, especially during training camp, which starts in a few weeks.  There will be various players on the cusp of making the roster and here are a few of the names to keep an...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Predictions for Lions Biggest Positional Battles

The Lions draft and off-seasons brought many new players to the Detroit Lions team for this upcoming season.  Since the NFL never rests, NFL camps have already started with new looks at the new additions for the Lions.  Jim Caldwell, the second year Lions head coach, will have to determine who will be where for the first game of the season.  Of course there are still preseason...
Via TopSportsReport
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit's Golden Tate can't rely on typical wide receiver traits

Only 5-foot-10 and 195 pounds, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate can't rely on his size to create coverage mismatches like teammate Calvin Johnson can. Also, unlike many other pass-catchers his size, Tate isn't the fastest player on the field either. Yet, Tate racked up 99 receptions for 1,331 yards and four touchdowns last season. His explosive production was more a result...
Via Fox Sports
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What if the Colts had Drafted RGIII?

Jacksonville, Fla., January 1, 2012. The hometown Jaguars (4-11) faced the visiting Indianapolis Colts (2-13) in a game featuring truly elite quarterbacks in Dan Orlovsky and the immortal Blaine Gabbert.Though the game was watched by practically no one, it would end up being the most important game of the league’s final week of the regular season. The reason? After winning the...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Kellen Moore finally takes second-team reps

Kellen Moore has been with the Detroit Lions since the 2012 season, but he has never played a game. Last season, Moore was the third-stringer behind backup Dan Orlovsky and starter Matthew Stafford. Although Orlovsky is still around, Moore has cut into his second-team reps during OTA workouts, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. With an impressive summer, Moore could...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dan Orlovsky remains high on Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick

Detroit Lions backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky is a big Theo Riddick fan. Last year, Orlovsky incorrectly predicted a breakout season for Riddick. This year, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the bench-warmer is doubling down. "Theo's too good to not put on the field," Orlovsky told the Free Press. "Theo has stuff that you can't coach, that you can't teach, that...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kellen Moore is comfortable with Detroit Lions' quarterback situation

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell made Dan Orlovsky the backup to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford last season, relegating former Boise State star Kellen Moore to a third-string role. Moore may vie for Orlovsky's job this year, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, but the QB is comfortable either way. "Like it here. Simple as that," Moore told MLive.com. "We've been here...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Re-Signed QB Dan Orlovsky

The Detroit Lions announced Monday that they’ve re-signed veteran QB Dan Orlovsky. There was talk in recent weeks that the Lions were interested in bringing Orlovsky back for another year. Orlovsky, 31, is a former fifth-round pick of the Lions back in 2005. He spent the first three years of his career in Detroit before later joining ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Interested In Re-Signing RFA QB Kellen Moore

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have told people around the league that they’re hoping to re-sign restricted free agent QB Kellen Moore this offseason. However, Detroit’s plans for backup QB Dan Orlovsky are “less clear.” Birkett mentions that the Lions would like to find a young quarterback to develop this offseason and possibly pair...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions Working Out QB Tajh Boyd

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports, citing a league source, reports that the Lions will be working out former Clemson QB Tajh Boyd on Tuesday. Both Lions backup quarterback, Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore, will be an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks, so it won’t be surprising to see them kick the tires on a few options this offseason. Boyd was taken the sixth round of this...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Detroit Lions consider a QB in the 2015 NFL Draft?

Right now, the Detroit Lions are set at quarterback. Matthew Stafford is a bona fide star, a clutch player who makes the franchise a viable Super Bowl contender. And he’s coming off a season in which he grew by leaps and bounds, eliminating a lot of the mistakes that plagued him earlier in his career. But behind Stafford, things are pretty thin for the Lions. At season’s end...
Via cover32 - Lions
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions mock the Dallas Cowboys after reversed call

The Detroit Lions might be bitter. After losing 24-20 in the NFC Wild Card playoffs to the Dallas Cowboys after an extremely controversial pass-interference-turned-non-pass-interference call, Detroit felt jilted. On Sunday afternoon, the Cowboys visited the Green Bay Packers and were trailing 26-21 in the fourth quarter. On 4th and 2 from Green Bay’s 32-yard line with 4:42 remaining...
Via Awful Announcing
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions turn to Twitter to 'empathize' with Cowboys

The Detroit Lions did a little trolling Sunday at the expense of the Dallas Cowboys. Shortly after a game-turning call went against the Cowboys, the Lions' official Twitter account sent out a message that read: "Sorry @dallascowboys. We know the feeling. #CompletingTheProcess." It was in reference to Dez Bryant's apparent catch near the Green Bay 1-yard line in the final minutes...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 Cap Situation: Offense

All this information is from OverTheCap.com. The Lions currently have $69,132,556 committed to 20 players on the offensive side of the ball. QB: #9 Matthew Stafford 2015 Cap Number: $17,721,250 Pre-June 1st Cut Dead Money: $27,221,250 Cap Savings: ($9,500,000) Post-June 1st Cut Dead Money: $16,221,250 Cap Savings: $1,500,000 Free Agents: #8 Dan Orlovsky and #17 Kellen...
Via The Majors Detroit
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

All-Purpose Playbook: Week 15 NFL underdog picks, fantasy lesson, DraftKings & more

Welcome to the All-Purpose Playbook, a Buzzer column that is (1) either a guide to many things NFL and wagering, such as underdogs and totals and daily fantasy football or (2) a road map to hell. Check back here on Thursdays for more football picks, a smattering of GIFs and occasional nonsense. Follow me @brettsmiley on Twitter, and you can email me with any questions or comments...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweeting to College Athletes: Should You Do it?

Ah, the age-old question: Is it okay to tweet at a college athlete? Well, maybe it’s not that old. Twitter has become prominent as a social network for the media and various digital platforms over the last few years, making those with higher “celeb” status’ thoughts as justified, newsworthy bits. That is cool. But it can also be kind of a weird thing when you dig deeper...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former UConn QB Dan Orlovsky Says Recruiting is Key to Program’s Future

There are highs and lows of all college football programs. For UConn (1-4, 0-2 AAC), it doesn’t get much higher than the days of Dan Orlovsky as its quarterback. Photo used courtesy of toledoblade.com. The Shelton, CT native could have accepted offers from bigger programs at Purdue or Michigan State, but he decided to play for his local Huskies. In his junior year, Orlovsky...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bills offense gets last preseason test vs Lions

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills defense can take a break. Quarterback EJ Manuel and Buffalo's sputtering starting offense isn't expected to get much rest in the preseason finale against the Detroit Lions on Thursday night. Coach Doug Marrone's concerns on offense come after Manuel and company were booed off the field while trailing 24-0 at halftime of an eventual 27-14...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints will improve to 7-0 after tough game in Detroit

Next up on my looks on regular season opponents of the Saints focuses on one of the pass-happiest teams in the NFL – the Detroit Lions. In this piece, I intend to grade (out of 5) the positional units of the Bucs to give you a better idea of the opponent. It’s important to note that this isn’t a preview, as many things can change between now and gameday.  Also, the grades...
Via cover32 - Saints
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Orlovsky tries to make dream come true in home of worst nightmare

Give Dan Orlovsky credit for this: He wasn't afraid to come back to his worst nightmare and try to turn it into a dream come true. It's going to be difficult for Orlovsky to win the support of some Detroit Lions fans this time around simply because they'll never forget his first stint with the team. Orlovsky, 30, spent the first four years of his NFL career in Detroit after the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Kellen Moore Gives Detroit Lions Best Chance to Win if Stafford is Out

Kellen Moore was one of the few bright spots in Saturday’s snoozer of a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns and showed why he gives the Detroit Lions the best shot at winning if Matthew Stafford goes down injured. Moore went 11-13 with 121-yards through the air and one beautiful touchdown pass to Corey Fuller to seal the win on Saturday. Meanwhile in the 2nd and 3rd quarters...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Things We Learned from the Browns Preseason Opener

It’s only week 1 of the NFL Preseason, but all eyes and all speculation lies with Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns. Though there was plenty to find positive from this week’s performance  in the 13-12 loss against the Lions, there’s also plenty of questions that need to be answered. So, what did we learn from this week’s preseason opener for Cleveland? 3. Amonty Bryant...
Via TopSportsReport
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kellen Moore Makes a Good Case to be the Primary Back-Up Behind Mathew Stafford

Mathew Stafford is the man for the Detroit Lions. Unless he is broken in half by some overzealous defensive lineman or drinks the same Kool-Aid as Titus Young he is not going to miss a snap when the Lions offense takes the field. However, when it comes to his back-up that's a whole other story.Should the team go with an undrafted player who has yet to throw a pass in a regular season...
Via FatManWriting
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

There are 5 reasons the Detroit Lions will win this weekend; also 5 reasons they’ll lose

Each week here at cover32.com/lions, we’ll spend some time on Friday discussing why the Detroit Lions could and or should win or lose that weekends game. As the first preseason game is upon us, it’s a good time to start that tradition. Except, well, its preseason, so the win or lose doesn’t really mean anything, does it? Here are 5 reasons the Detroit Lions will win: 1. They...
Via cover32 - Lions
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Lions QB Scott Mitchell to join “The Biggest Loser” (PHOTO)

Twitter Scott Mitchell’s goal is to become “The Biggest Loser” and no, he didn’t just sign on to be Matthew Stafford’s backup.  Mitchell will join fellow ex-Lion Damien Woody the new season of “The Biggest Loser,” the NBC weight-loss show that premieres September 11th. Mitchell stood at 6-foot-6 and 240 pounds in his playing days as a Lion from 1994-98.  Now he tips...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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