Detroit Lions Position Battle: Wide Receiver

Most of the news surrounding the Detroit Lions this off-season has been about their star DT Ndamukong Suh’s contract, or about how well the Lions’ secondary will adjust to their new defensive scheme. But a position battle at wide receiver is taking place, and it is one that could be very important for the Detroit Lions. Ryan Broyles, the Detroit Lions’ 2nd round draft pick...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
27 days ago  |  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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Metrodome memories – Vikes prepare to close the building for good

I’m semi-glued this afternoon to the Minnesota-Detroit game. It’s a pretty Photo credit: Bobak Ha’Eri via Wikipedia meaningless game being played by two teams who, for the most part, look like they’d just like to get on with their off-seasons. Today’s versions of the Vikings and the Lions are pretty much playing out the string. Calvin Johnson and Adrian Peterson are sitting...
Via Zone Blitz
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Key Plays In Lions Loss To Giants

The Detroit Lions have one reigning victory this season – beating themselves right out of playoff contentions. The Lions were beaten and battered by the New York Giants. Although the Giants had nothing to play for, they surely looked it as the Lions, who did, played without care. The Giants pulled away with the heart-breaker at Ford Field and put a dagger in the city of Detroit...
Via Football and Futbol
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Referees miss pass interference by Lardarius Webb on Kris Durham

The referees in the Detroit Lions-Baltimore Ravens game on Monday night missed a pass interference call that may have cost the Lions a touchdown. Late in the third quarter, the Lions had the ball at the Baltimore 23 for a 3rd-and-9 situation. Matthew Stafford threw a go route to Kris Durham, who was covered one-on-one […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Key Plays In Lions Loss To Eagles

It appears that the Detroit Lions just do not want to claim the NFC North Division as they let another winnable game slip through the hands today, and literally as tailback Joique Bell and quarterback Matthew Stafford each had multiple fumbles today in the Lions’ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Lions just can’t seem to pull away with some close games, especially on the road...
Via Football and Futbol
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson Won't Return in Week 11

Lions receiver Nate Burleson (broken arm) is practicing, but will not play in Week 11.Fantasy Spin:He's Detroit's No. 2 wideout when healthy, but the team is playing this one safe. They will keep Kris Durham at the spot opposite Calvin Johnson.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 9 Stock Report

Week 9 Stock Report  Each week I will highlight players and teams who have seen their value rise or fall during the previous week.  I will also try to highlight players that have favorable schedules coming up that could give them a boost in value.  Remember that you always want to sell high and buy low!  Stock Up  Marvin Jones:  He may want to change his name to Touchdown Jones...
Via FF Locker Room
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Broyles Out For The Season

The Lions confirmed Monday that Ryan Broyles will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles' tendon.Fantasy Spin:Broyles has now suffered three catastophic injuries in the last two calendar years -- two ACL tears and a ruptured Achilles. Broyles was expected to step up as the team's No. 2 wideout following the injury to Nate Burleson, but it was Kris Durham who...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Sunday Wrap: Tale of two wideouts

It was Megatron vs. Megamouth. In perhaps the most fitting ending of the day, Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz handed Calvin Johnson a game ball in the locker room following the 31-30 last minute-victory over the Dallas Cowboys, after which his teammates asked for a speech. And were denied. "Man, y'all know I'm not going to say much," Johnson replied. This was...
Via Fox Sports
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Matthew Stafford Scores Game-Winning Touchdown on Fake Spike

The wins do not come much more dramatic than the one the Detroit Lions delivered on Sunday against Dallas. Trailing throughout the second half, the Lions marched 80 yards in 50 seconds for a score and a one-point win. After a pair of long completions — one to Kris Durham and one to Calvin Johnson — Matthew Stafford rushed the Lions up to the Cowboys’ 1-yard line and began calling...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Receiver Kris Durham is cementing his spot with Lions offense

Kris Durham grabbed a suitcase last September, hopped on a plane in Seattle and has been in Detroit ever since. This year, though, the Lions wide receiver is living in a townhouse instead of quarterback Matthew Stafford's house. Durham's tale is a somewhat common one for hopeful NFL players, but what sets him apart from many others is how quickly he's become an integral...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions show they can win without Calvin Johnson

Matthew Stafford wasn’t looking Kris Durham’s way to start the season, but targeted a season-high 13 times, Durham made the Detroit Lions faithful exhale. A career-high eight receptions for Kris Durham and a career-high three touchdowns for tight end Joseph Fauria left fans wondering where was Calvin Johnson in all this. Used more as a decoy, Megatron only had three receptions...
Via The Penalty Flag
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Calvin Johnson’s status is up in the air for Lions vs. Browns

Calvin Johnson will be a game-time decision this weekend when the Lions get set to face the Browns in Cleveland. The big, talented receiver missed a 22-9 loss to the Packers the prior week, but practiced on a limited basis on Thursday. His replacement, Kris Durham, caught three passes for 30 yards and a touchdown. It was the only passing touchdown of the day for the Lions’ quarterback...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: Rewind - Waiver Wire Advice (after Week 5)

The Rewind delivers weekly waiver wire advice. We break it down three ways, Believers (or Captain Obvious) guys, Grab and Waits (players worth a stab to stash on your bench), and Don’t Bothers (the one-hit wonders of Fantasy Football) I am sure I have missed a few guys worth a look, or failed to mention a terrible performance worth noting, but here are a few guys I love, like...
Via Sports Brothers Report
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football 2013: The Lions Underwhelming WR Corps

Photo Credit: phyxsius_/Flickr With Calvin Johnson held out of Sunday’s game against the Packers, we saw just how limited the Lions outside weaponry is. I mean they are frighteningly thin at the wide receiver position. Garbage time of a 22-3 game skews the numbers and hides the truth – 11 of Matthew Stafford’s 25 completions came in the fourth quarter, as well as 128 of his...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions make statement with big win over Bears

DETROIT (AP) -- Reggie Bush's 37-yard touchdown run helped Detroit score 27 points in the second quarter and he accounted for 173 yards of offense to help the Lions beat the Chicago Bears 40-32 on Sunday. Detroit (3-1) moved into a first-place tie with Chicago (3-1) in the NFC North. The Lions scored 24 straight points, including three TDs in a span of 3 minutes, 26 second,...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ Jim Schwartz lost sight of statistics

Matt Willis didn’t make the cut.  Kris Durham did.  Patrick Edwards did.  Michael Spurlock, too.  Detroit Lions’ GM Martin Mayhew, head coach Jim Schwartz and the pertinent parts of the Detroit Lions’ coaching staff obviously had their reasons for keeping Durham and Edwards over Willis, but many fans will want to know why the decisions fell the way they did. It has appeared as...
Via The Penalty Flag
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Training Camp Toss-up: Breaking Down the Cuts and Looking at Wide Receiver

With training camp and the preseason now complete for the Detroit Lions, we’re analyzing the decisions made as the team finalized their 53 man roster Saturday evening with a series of cuts. Final Training Camp Toss-up: The Lions paired down their roster to 53 on Saturday, with the biggest name releases being Amari Spievey, Chris Greenwood, Corey Fuller and Matt Willis. Any issues...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Camp notes: Record fan attendance sparks spirited practice

Allen Park, Mich. -- The Lions and their fans are ready for some football, with the players especially looking forward to facing a different team. The Lions announced that Saturday's crowd of 6,034 fans set a new record, beating the previous record of around 2,200. "Theyre excited for the same reasons were excited," coach Jim Schwartz said. "Its just a great...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Camp notes: Record fan attendance sparks spirited practice

Allen Park, Mich. -- The Lions and their fans are ready for some football, with the players especially looking forward to facing a different team. The Lions announced that Saturday's crowd of 6,034 fans set a new record, beating the previous record of around 2,200. "Theyre excited for the same reasons were excited," coach Jim Schwartz said. "Its just a great...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Position Preview: Wide Receivers

  I’ve been putting off writing on the Wide Receivers hoping that there would be a key addition in the week before the Detroit Lions start training camp. An addition was made, but he likely won’t even make the roster. Calvin Johnson is the best receiver in football today. There is no question, and no argument against this. Even the most bitter of rivals can see that Johnson...
Via Football and Futbol
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions seek receiving depth

Detroit Lions have made Matthew Stafford one of the most valuable quarterbacks in the NFL, they have the best receiver in Calvin Johnson and yet they seem oddly weak in depth at the rest of the receiving core. With Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles coming off of season-ending injuries, and with Mike Thomas and Kris Durham offering talent but not explosiveness, the Lions are offering...
Via NFL Injury Report
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ndamukong Suh gets a Zamboni ride during Game 4 (VIDEO)

YouTube Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh attended Game 4 of the Red Wings/Blackhawks series with fellow Lions Matthew Stafford, Kris Durham and Shaun Chapas.  During the second intermission, Suh got a ride on the Zamboni while wearing his Pavel DatSUHk jersey.  Get it?! He looked a nervous at first, but finally got the towel going… via @DetroitRedWings
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ndamukong Suh rides Zamboni between periods of Red Wings-Blackhawks game

In between periods at Detroit Red Wings games, fans are selected to ride the Zamboni as the ice is resurfaced.  At game four of the Red Wings-Chicago Blackhawks series, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was selected to ride the Zamboni.  Personally I’m surprised that he was able to fit on the seat, he’s easily the biggest Zamboni rider in the history of Joe Louis...
Via Diehardsport
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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