Notes: Lions hold up their end of bargain in Detroit's mega sports day

DETROIT -- When the Ford Field scoreboard flashed the Tigers' 9-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals, the Lions knew it was on. "The crowd went even crazier," safety Glover Quin said. "We wanted to hold up our end of the bargain, too. It's how we do in Detroit. Hopefully the Tigers can win the next game (Tuesday) and tie (for the division lead). So hey, that...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Injury Update: Glover Quin limps off

Detroit Lions FS Glover Quin limped off in the fourth quarter, heading for the sidelines. The report is cramping in both calves, his return is probable.Like what you're reading? Subscribe to our email list for daily injury updates!Email Address Follow @sprtsinjryalert For more commentary and analysis, visit our friends at Last Word on Sports!
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Free Up Close To $2M In Cap Space After Reworking S Glover Quin’s Contract

  The Lions restructured S Glover Quin‘s contract last week to free up some additional cap space. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have reduced Quin’s 2014 cap figure from $4.55 million to $2.478 million after they converted $2.7 million of his salary into a signing bonus. Birkett mentions that Quin’s future cap figures will go up close ...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Position Preview: The Lions are solid at safety, but have no depth

The often criticized, much maligned secondary of the Detroit Lions is very weak. It deserves to be openly abused and vilified as the Lions fall to one opponent after another. That being said, the safeties aren’t all that bad. The starters at safety, Glover Quin and James Ihedigbo are solid, steady performers with proven track records. Ihedigbo is new to the Lions this season,...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

'Handyman' Glover Quin excited about Lions' defensive toolbox

Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin considers himself to be a bit of a handyman, both on and off the field. That's part of the reason he's excited about this new defensive system that's been brought in by Teryl Austin. Austin, who spent the last three years as the secondary coach for the Baltimore Ravens, followed coach Jim Caldwell to Detroit. This is the first time Austin...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' new plan of attack on defense? Ever-changing looks

Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin considers himself to be a bit of a handyman, both on and off the field. That's part of the reason he's excited about the new defensive system Teryl Austin is installing. Austin, who spent the last three years as the secondary coach for the Baltimore Ravens, followed coach Jim Caldwell to Detroit. This is the first time Austin has been a coordinator...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions begin to define the defensive roles of each player

There are encouraging things coming out about the Detroit Lions new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. After the years of former head coach Jim Schwartz’s insistence on running the “wide 9” defense, Austin has begun to define players roles instead of making them responsible for being versatile enough to do everything. One of the reasons the New England Patriots and coach Bill...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: U-M's Stauskas, Lions' Quin throw first pitches before Tigers-Astros game

University of Michigan's Nik Stauskas and Lions' Glover Quin throw ceremonial first pitches before the Tigers-Astros game.  
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Will any of these safeties end up with the Detroit Lions in the 2014 draft?

The Detroit Lions have made moves the last few offseasons to completely overhaul the safety position. While the team could argue it improved, if only in consistency, by releasing often injured Louis Delmas and signing James Ihedigbo to replace him, there is still room for improvement. Before the 2013 the Lions signed free agent safety Glover Quin and are certainly pleased with what...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix

Moving on to our second prospect in this Detroit Lions 2014 NFL Draft preview, I want to look at Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix the safety out of Alabama.  This is a position of need for the Lions; even after the signing of Ihedigbo we still need a young safety to tandem with Glover Quin in the secondary.  I believe that Clinton-Dix would be an excellent fit for the Lions in the secondary...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Visited With Ravens & Lions

  Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, citing a league source, reports that Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has visited with the Lions and Ravens. Wilson adds that Clinton-Dix previously met with the Titans as well. Clinton-Dix has been a popular pick for the Rams at No. 13 overall in mock drafts for a few months, and is considered by many to be the best safety in this year’s draft...
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April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Glover Quin, James Ihedigbo already working out together

The Lions don’t report for the start of offseason work until April 7, but their projected starting safeties are getting a jump on things in Texas. Both Glover Quin and the newly signed James Ihedigbo live in Texas and they’ve worked out together since Ihedigbo decided to join the Lions as a free agent this offseason. That work is some of the first that Quin has done since having...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions' Glover Quin impressed by veteran additions

Whether it’s been coaches or players, the Lions have brought in several people this offseason who have experience winning a Super Bowl. Receiver Golden Tate won it last season with the Seahawks. Safety James Ihedigbo won it two years ago with the Ravens. And, coach Jim Caldwell, and coordinators Teryl Austin and Joe Lombardi, are among the new coaches who have won the Lombardi...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL player comments the NFL is taking everything away

Today the NFL made a new rule to penalize players for dunking a football over the cross bar. Well one player was not happy with this decision and it was not Jimmy Graham. Glover Quin the Lions safety commented via twitter saying the NFL is taking everything away. He had quite a few players retweet […] The post NFL player comments the NFL is taking everything away appeared first...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Sign SS James Ihedigbo To Two-Year Deal

The Detroit Lions have reportedly signed strong safety James Ihedigbo to a two-year contract. It’s a two-year contract for James Ihedigbo with the Lions — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 25, 2014 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...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions awarded two compensatory draft picks

Two additional picks in the middle of what's considered a deep NFL Draft is a nice bonus for the Detroit Lions. The Lions found out Monday, the first day of the annual NFL meetings in Orlando, that they have been awarded two compensatory picks in the fourth round of the draft that begins on May 8. Compensatory picks are based on the quantity and quality of free agents both added...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions still in need of a safety

The biggest question facing the Detroit Lions right now is who will start at safety along with Glover Quin? It's the second week of free agency and the Lions continue the search to replace Louis Delmas, who started all 16 games last season, got released because of his high salary-cap hit and then signed with Miami. The assumption for days has been that the likely replacement...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions still in need of a safety

The biggest question facing the Detroit Lions right now is who will start at safety along with Glover Quin?
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions seem to be targeting safety today in free agency

Day three of the free agent season of 2014 is underway. The Detroit Lions seem now to be shifting their focus to their other most pressing need, safety. The Lions had already been linked to former Miami Dolphins safety Chris Clemons, and while there is no new news there, they have brought in another safety for a visit. James Ihedigbo is in Detroit today to meet with general manager...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Downtown’s Detroit Lions 2014 free agent predictions

On the eve of free agency which is set to begin tomorrow at 4 PM EST, the Detroit Lions sit with around $10 million dollars and some change in cap space. That’s roughly $5 million more than last year and I know we all remember the signings of Jason Jones, Reggie Bush and Glover Quin. So what does that mean this year? Well here’s a little preview of what could happen tomorrow...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Players Apologize to Fans Via Twitter for Another Failed Season

The Detroit Lions let another season fall by the wayside Sunday, blowing a must-win game against the New York Giants — a setback made all the more painful by losses from Green Bay and Chicago in Week 16. After the dust settled, a few Lions players took to Twitter to express their regret for the choke job. I would like to take this time to say thanx 2 all our fans who stuck by...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions' Glover Quin uses walking boot; Nate Burleson works with first team

There were positives and negatives on the injury front for the Lions as they returned to practice Wednesday. On the plus side, cornerback Bill Bentley, out since Week 8 with a knee injury, was back and working in individual drills. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah (ankle), who was limited last week, was also working. Tight end Brandon Pettigrew, with his left knee wrapped, was also working...
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November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall knocks Lions, city of Detroit

A day after his team lost to the Detroit Lions for the second time this season, Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall reverted to the "little brother" tag to describe the first-place NFC North division rivals. Marshall then went a step further during an appearance on an ESPN radio station in Chicago, saying of Detroit, "Fix your financial problems and all of that...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions won't hesitate to use critical starters on special teams

In 2012 the Detroit Lions struggled with injury issues at safety. By the end of the season the team had used seven different players at the position. To remedy the situation the Lions targeted and signed Glover Quin in free agency. The four-year veteran hasn't missed a start in more than three seasons bringing stability to the unit through his durability. While a member of...
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August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Camp notes: Quin's leadership and Suh's conditioning

Allen Park, Mich. -- Very quietly, veteran safety Glover Quin is making his presence felt. "It was pretty seamless, him coming from Houston," coach Jim Schwartz said. "He's been in the league for a little bit, so that was fairly easy for him. Got the terminology, picked up our system quickly and gained the respect of the other guys in the locker room." For...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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