Lions Notes: Durham in thick of Lions' receiver competition

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Injuries and lack of quality depth left Kris Durham as the Detroit Lions' No. 2 receiver at times last season. Now he's in a competition simply for a job. With Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and Jeremy Ross (return specialist) locked into three slots, the Lions probably have three other openings for receivers on their 53-man roster. Although undrafted rookie...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Preseason Position Battles

All eyes are on the Detroit Lions as they begin the preseason at Ford Field, on August 9th. Many positions have already bee settled within the Detroit Lions depth chart, but quite a few spots on the roster will be won and lost over the next few preseason games. Position battles are brewing in positions that recently were not thought of as open. The Detroit Lions wide receiver position...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions add a former first round pick to the wide receiver competition

The Detroit Lions claimed former Kansas City Chiefs first round pick Jon Baldwin off waivers yesterday. It makes yet one more wide receiver in camp competing for a position with the team. There’s no risk in bringing Baldwin in camp but it is notable for two reasons. The first reason is that it shows the Lions determination to build depth and quality at a position they so badly...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Specialists

  This is the 10th in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: SPECIALISTS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starters: Kicker Blair Walsh (third year), punter Jeff Locke (second year), long snapper Cullen Loeffler (11th year), kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson (second year), punt returner Marcus Sherels...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Ross could add more duties with Lions' offense

Former teammate Nate Burleson identified Jeremy Ross as the Detroit Lions' "X-factor." On a team with such offensive stars as Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush, there's still the need for an under-the-radar player such as Ross to make an impact. Ross came out of nowhere last year to take on that role as the Lions' return specialist after getting released early...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Lions Who Will Surprise People in 2014

#453384621 / The Lions have wrapped up OTAs and are getting prepared for training camp to start in a about a month. There have been reports from Lions camp that OTAs went very well and that a few players in particular really stood out from the rest. New HC Jim Caldwell was very pleased with his teams performance over OTAs and hopefully the team will take this momentum...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is the Detroit Lions best kick returner of all time?

One thing that the Detroit Lions always seem to excel at is special teams. Special teams do make up the third key element of the game and over the last 20 seasons the Lions rarely had to worry about their kicking game with the likes of Jason Hanson holding down the fort there at a high level and solid punting by a number of others, most recently Sam Martin. The Lions have also had...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Mayhew still has a job, Ebron is learning his and one fan believes this is the year

Detroit Lions Inexplicably, Martin Mayhew still has a job(READ) One fan believes enough in the Lions to have a super bowl championship tattoo done(READ) Tony Scheffler makes the right move in retiring(READ) Jeremy Ross will be more than a kick returner(READ) Ebron is working on learning the NFL and the new offense(READ) You may also be interested in:Rewind: Mayhew still has a job...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tate and Bush likely won’t return kicks

When asked if he was still being considered for the job, Tate said, "I'm going to do whatever I can do to help this team. We have a really good punt returner now in #jeremy ross, and I have a lot of confidence in him." #reggie bush probably would pose the biggest challenge, but seems to be focused on his time spent in the backfield and has no plans to be considered...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford named 11th best in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 quarterbacks in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s signal caller not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s QB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors at...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions don’t have a DE named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeremy Ross appears to be ready to contribute at wide receiver

Detroit Lions wide receiver Jeremy Ross was very impressive last season as a special teams player, his punt return average of 16.2 yards per return would have led the NFL if he had enough returns to qualify. Now, apparently, he’s showing that he could be a solid offensive player as well. Golden Tate has a shoulder injury that has sidelined him for mini-camp and during that period...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions excited to see what Jeremy Ross can do after full offseason in Detroit

Golden Tate was the best punt returner in the NFL last season, if you believe ProFootballFocus. And a lot of people do. Tate wants to continue to return punts for the Detroit Lions, which might seem like a no-brainer. Only problem: The Lions really like the old guy too. Jeremy Ross was among the team's biggest surprises last season. He went from being cut by the Packers in...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

New Lions WR Golden Tate wants to challenge Jeremy Ross for return duties

Jeremy Ross was one of the Detroit Lions' most pleasant surprises last season, especially on kick and punt return. It looked as though he would be the prohibitive favorite to handle those duties in 2014. Then Detroit went out and signed the best punt returner in the business. Golden Tate inked a five-year deal with the Lions for what he can provide as a complement to Calvin...
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March 15, 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...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Tender Offers To Chris Greenwood, Jeremy Ross, Julian Stanford & Matt Veldman

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Lions have tendered offers to exclusive rights free agents CB Chris Greenwood, WR Jeremy Ross, LB Julian Stanford and TE Matt Veldman. Tim Twentyman also reports that Lions extended an exclusive rights free agent tender to WR Kris Durham. Pelissero mentions that Greenwood,Ross and Stanford will receive $570,000 each for the 2014 season...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions Will Retain WRs Kris Durham & Jeremy Ross

Lions GM Martin Mayhew was fairly candidate with their offseason intentions on Friday as he discussed their plans for a number free agents. According to Mayhew, they will bring back exclusive rights free agents WRs Jeremy Ross and Kris Durham next year, per Michael Rothstein. Ross, 25, was waived by Green Bay during the season and was later signed to the Lions practice squad. He...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Coaching staff update

Teryl Austin (Photo credit: Scott Boehm/AP) Just about two weeks ago, the Detroit Lions were still without a head coach. The fans’ leading candidate just announced that he would be choosing the head coaching gig for the Tennessee Titans instead of (hopefully) leading Matthew Stafford and the rest of the Lions to the promise land. On January 14th the Lions announced that Jim Caldwell...
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Top five players needed for postseason run in ’14

Many Detroit fans are already trying to forget about this season’s disaster and are moving forward to next season. A lot of questions still need to be answered through out the draft and free agency. While everyone is talking about who the Lions need to pick up, we’re going to take a look at who the Lions need to keep in order to stay on course. Some will be obvious, others may...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s Not Time Panic, Detroit

Detroit Lions’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday was disappointing. In a game that a blizzard would force into being decided on the ground, the Lions’ being without their star running back was difficult. And the Lions’ rush defense—which has been tremendous this season—getting run over in the last quarter was demoralizing. But it’s not time to panic. Here’s...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions vs. Ravens: Five things to watch

This was the vision years ago when the NFL devised a plan to try to create parity throughout the league: Two 7-6 teams the Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens playing on Monday Night Football, fighting for playoff berths in the third-to-last game of the season. It doesnt get much better than this, at least not around Ford Field. Here are five storylines to follow: 1. MONDAY...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions vs. Ravens: Five things to watch

This was the vision years ago when the NFL devised a plan to try to create parity throughout the league: Two 7-6 teams the Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens playing on Monday Night Football, fighting for playoff berths in the third-to-last game of the season. It doesnt get much better than this, at least not around Ford Field. Here are five storylines to follow: 1. MONDAY...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Ten Severe Snow Games In NFL History

According to George Carlin, “Football is played in any kind of weather: rain, snow, sleet, hail, fog. In baseball, if it rains, we don't go out to play.”That enduring image of football in many eyes isn’t the 80-yard touchdown pass across a field of emerald green, it’s the sight of big men playing in mud-caked uniforms with breath billowing out from under their helmets...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles Soar Over the Lions Through a Blizzard

If you didn't watch this game, you really missed out. Watching this game was like watching a bunch of people out in a field playing a pick-up game in the middle of the blizzard, but it really felt like football. It was the antithesis to the normally sterile environments where the climate is controlled and the precipitation is held at bay by a dome. It felt like a throwback game...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Monday Review: Eagles on the road to victory and a division title

LeSean McCoy set a new franchise record for rushing yards in a single game with 217 in the Eagles' 34-20 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of This one should silence all the critics. The Philadelphia Eagles played what may have been their worst half of football this season in the first 30 minutes of the most crucial game. As Jeremy Ross returned...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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