Reviewing past Tennessee Titans drafts: 2008 ☆

Each April, Football Outsiders reviews the draft that was six years ago, and I follow suit over here with a look at what the Titans did that same draft. The backstory to that is slightly more complicated (the first draft of the first draft review I did was before (a) Football Outsiders existed and (b) before most people had heard of blogging), but that is the way things work now...
Via Total Titans
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike O’Hara Talks Detroit Lions

Home of the Detroit Lions The NFL offseason is in full swing. That means that there is plenty of speculation around the league, and as always, the Detroit Lions have plenty to speculate about. I recently had the chance to discuss Detroit Lions football with Mike O’Hara of Detroitlions.com, so I took the chance to ask him some tough questions that have been nagging at Lions fans...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Detroit Lions even consider drafting one of these top defensive tackles?

The Detroit Lions have been researching defensive ends as a possible selection for their 10th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft. They currently have last year’s rookie sensation Ziggy Ansah, Jason Jones and newly inked free agent Darryl Tapp. That trio is solid, but, on a team defensive concept built around its stellar line, they will constantly need to replenish the depth...
Via cover32 - Lions
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Detroit Lions consider drafting a defensive end?

Since Willie Young has departed, the Lions remaining starter from last season is Ziggy Ansah. Ansah put together an excellent rookie campaign and showed steady improvement throughout the year and should be a staple of the Lions defense for years to come. It’s the other side that leaves the Lions with question marks. Detroit does have one of last year’s free agent prizes, Jason...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions have a new defensive need after Chicago Bears sign one of their starters

Willie Young has left the building. The Detroit Lions starting left defensive end has moved a few hours west to division rival Chicago Bears. He signed a three year deal worth $9 million, $3.5 million of that guaranteed. This wasn’t entirely unexpected. After the first few days of free agency, it became obvious that the Lions would not be able to afford resign Young, they just...
Via cover32 - Lions
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 2014 Team Free Agency Primer

After such a disastrous finish to the 2013 season, a tumultuous search for a new coach, and the passing of long-time owner William Clay Ford Sr., this has been a winter to forget for Lions fans.However, with Spring right around the corner, hope springs eternal. The Draft is less than two months away, and Free Agency kicks off this week.Everyone knows the narrative on the Lions: Lots...
Via Football Nation
March 11, 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...
Via The Majors Detroit
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Expected to Add Fourth-Round Compensatory Pick

The Detroit Lions are without a Round 5 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft thanks to an earlier trade for WR Mike Thomas. But it appears that they made add an extra fourth-rounder shortly. Via Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com, the Lions are projected to receive a Round 4 compensatory pick due to losing OT Gosder Cherilus to the Colts last offsaeson. Cherilus, Cliff Avril, Sammie Lee Hill and...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Cap Casualties For The Lions

Justin Rogers of MLive.com takes a look at the Lions current cap situation and offers up a few ways for them to free up some addition space as they head into the free agency. Lions WR Nate Burleson will count $7.5 million against the team’s 2014 salary cap, and although he has said that he is open to reworking his deal in order to remain with the team, Detroit would save about...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions preview

The Detroit Lions head home after their first road win since Nov. 4 of last year.  They take on the undefeated Bears Sunday afternoon in a battle for 1st place of the NFC North. The Bears have won the last 9 of 10 meetings between the two rivals.  The one win for the Lions came as a host to Monday Night Football in 2011. The Lions went 0-2 in the two division meetings last year...
Via isportsweb.com
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Are Busy With Roster Moves

The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen after they put defensive end Jason Jones on the IR earlier this week, but that isn’t the the only change the defensive line will see when the team takes the field against the Bears on this Sunday. Defensive tackle D’Anthony Smith will also be joining the lineup. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings  news that...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Place DE Jason Jones On Injured Reserve

The Detroit Lions have placed defensive end Jason Jones, who primarily played on the left side, on injured reserve with a torn left patellar tendon, in turn ending his season.  Jones, who signed a three-year contract in the off-season, has been struggling in 2013.  In a corresponding move the Lions signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen to take the place of Jones on the 53-man...
Via FF Locker Room
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions Place DL Jason Jones On IR, Sign DL Andre Fluellen

The Detroit Lions officially placed DL Jason Jones on season-ending injured reserve after it was determined that he has a torn patellar tendon. The Lions signed Andre Fluellen to their roster on Monday to replace Jones. Jones, 27, signed a three-year contract worth $9.5 million back in March. Jones offers great versatility, and adding him to an already formidable defensive line...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Jones suffers season-ending knee injury

Detroit Lions defensive end Jason Jones suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first half of Sundays 27-20 victory at Washington. Jones, who grew up in Southfield, Mich., and played in college at Eastern Michigan, was signed to a three-year, 9.5 million free-agent deal during the off-season as part of the makeover on the Lions defense. The Lions announced after the game that...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions DT Jones out for year with left knee injury

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Jason Jones is out for the year with a left knee injury. Jones ruptured his left patella tendon in the second quarter of the Lions' 27-20 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Jones was carted off after a pass play with 5:55 remaining in the first half. Jones signed with the Lions as a free agent in March. The 2008 second-round draft pick...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Ziggy Ansah looks ready to play Sunday

The Detroit Lions prized 5th overall draft pick Ziggy Ansah participated in full practice on Friday, paving his way to play in their season opener against the Minnesota Vikings. Ansah had been recovering from a concussion after colliding with a teammate in practice Aug. 24th and did not travel to Buffalo with the team in their last preseason game. Per the Assocated Press: &...
Via 60 Max Power O
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Preseason: The good, the bad and the unclear

The faster the final exhibition game Thursday at Buffalo gets over for the Detroit Lions, the better. The real games cant come soon enough. Here are the three best things, the three worst things and then three things that aren't so clear coming out of this preseason for the Lions: BEST 1. From early indications, the makeover of the defensive line couldn't have been executed...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Preseason: The good, the bad and the unclear

The faster the final exhibition game Thursday at Buffalo gets over for the Detroit Lions, the better. The real games cant come soon enough. Here are the three best things, the three worst things and then three things that aren't so clear coming out of this preseason for the Lions: BEST 1. From early indications, the makeover of the defensive line couldn't have been executed...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite pasting New England, the Lions shouldn't be too high on themselves

The Detroit Lions beat the New England Patriots handily, 40-9, in both teams' third preseason game. The third preseason game is usually a good indicator of how a team will play in the regular season. Even though the Lions beat down the Patriots, I'm not buying it. I think it was possibly the worse thing that could happen. It's always good to get that winning mindset...
Via Just Sports And Just Us
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions turn up heat on Brady, Pats in 40-9 drubbing

A ferocious Lions front four made life difficult for New England's stars in Detroit's 40-9 preseason win Thursday night. Veterans Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, free-agent pickup Jason Jones, rookie Ezekiel Ansah and others held the Patriots' normally prolific offense to three first-half points and made life difficult for quarterback Tom Brady and running back Stevan...
Via Fox Sports
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 2013-2014 Season Preview

The Detroit Lions finished the 2012 season with a 4-12 record, and ended the year on an 8-game losing streak. This offseason, the Lions brought in a lot of talented players, including running back Reggie Bush, defensive end Jason Jones, safety Glover Quinn, defensive tackle CJ Mosley, and kickers David Akers and Havard Rugland. To make room for these new players, Detroit had to let...
Via Total Sports Blog
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Jones, Young could be crucial at DE for Lions

(Eds: APNewsNow.) By NOAH TRISTER AP Sports Writer Jason Jones signed with Detroit this offseason. Willie Young has been on the Lions for a while now. They do have one thing in common, though - this training camp is a chance for both defensive ends to earn a bigger role for 2013. When Detroit cut veteran Kyle Vanden Bosch and lost Cliff Avril via free agency, the Lions suddenly...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions Add Israel Idonije To An Already Impressive Defensive Line

Not that the Lions needed much help on the defensive line with Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, Jason Jones and rookie Ziggy Ansah, but they just signed former Chicago Bear Israel Idonije. Idonije should be an impact player for the Lions as he will get to rest as a rotational piece. He can also play either tackle or end making him a valuable signing if one of the starters were to get...
Via FF Locker Room
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The Detroit Sports Site’s 2013 Three Round, Detroit Lions’ Themed NFL Mock Draft

When it comes to the ever-popular NFL Draft, Detroit Lions’ fans are some of the most extreme and excitable around every year. (dolfansnyc, Flickr) The Detroit Lions embark on the 2013 NFL Draft looking to fill more needs and take another step towards playoff relevancy perhaps even greatness. Whether it be an offensive tackle, cornerback, defensive end or wide receiver, the team...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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