Report: Ndamukong Suh wants out of Detroit

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report mentioned on Wednesday that Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh wants out of Detroit as he plays out the final year of his contract. What is true is something that I’ve been saying all along: All indications remain that this is Suh’s last year with the Lions. Things can change. Stranger stuff has happened. But Suh does want out, no matter what...
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Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions: 2014 Week 5 NFL Pick

Buffalo Bills (2-2) at Detroit Lions (3-1) The Lions are in the better spot here. While they only have to deal with the Vikings in Minnesota next week, the Bills have to deal with the Patriots at home, a much tougher game. Teams are 52-26 ATS as non-divisional home favorites before being divisional road favorites since 2008, while non-divisional road underdogs are 56-81 ATS since...
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Lions DL star Suh still mum on future

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Ndamukong Suh stuck to his policy of not talking about his contract status and the free agency that awaits him at the end of the season. ''Focus on Buffalo,'' the Detroit defensive tackle said. ''I'm looking forward to playing against them, and it's as simple as that.'' Over the weekend, an ESPN report citing unidentified...
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Calvin Johnson Admits He's Feeling Much Better This Week

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said on Wednesday that his ankle feels better now than it did at any point last week according to the Detroit Free Press.Fantasy Spin:Johnson was basically used as a decoy in Week 4 as he caught two passes for 12 yards against the Jets. He should be closer to 100 percent against Buffalo in Week 5, but he should also receive double coverage.
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Detroit Lions don’t earn any 2014 first quarter NFL defensive awards

There’s an old saying in the NFL: Teams can’t win a championship in September, but they certainly can lose one. Translation? Getting off to a good start doesn’t ensure late-season success, but struggling out of the gates almost guarantees that a team won’t be playing in January. That’s why taking a moment to look at the state of the NFL one-fourth of the way through the...
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Lions flying high with 24-17 win at Jets

The Detroit Lions (3-1) played stout defense, scored a pair of big second-quarter touchdown, and did not turn the ball over, earning a 24-17 road win over the New York Jets (1-3) to climb to the top of the NFC North. Recap Quarterback Matthew Stafford played excellent, especially against the blitz, going 24 of 34 for 293 […] The post Lions flying high with 24-17 win at Jets by...
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Report: Giants & Jets Have Only “Marginal” Interest In Ndamukong Suh

Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report has spoken to sources with ties to the Giants and Jets regarding a report from Adam Schefter last week that mentioned Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is interested in playing for one of them next year. According to Freeman’s sources, the two teams have “marginal” interest in Suh at this point in time and this is probably Suh’s agent, Jimmy...
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Lions receive unexpected boost from secondary

In Sunday's win over the Jets, Lions cornerback Darius Slay was the beneficiary of an overthrown pass by quarterback Geno Smith. The key to the play was pressure by the defensive front seven to make Smith make an inaccurate throw. Slay's interception, the first of his career, was followed by a 40-yard return that ended a Jets threat and turned the tide, as the Lions led...
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Lions Injury Update: Joseph Fauria blames ankle injury on dog

The Detroit Lions announced via Twitter that Joseph Fauria injured his ankle at home chasing his puppy:Joe Fauria said he sprained his ankle after missing bottom two stairs while trying to stop his 3-month old dog from urinating in the house— Detroit Lions (@Lions) September 29, 2014 #180072119 / gettyimages.comMichael Rothstein reports Fauria tried to notify Lions' training...
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Grading each NFL's team's play at quarter-season mark

After featuring many shocking and exciting moments, the first quarter of the 2014 NFL season is now in the books. Here is each NFL team’s grade at the quarter-mark of the season. Detroit Lions (3-1) Finally, the Lions are putting the “D” in Detroit. They lead the NFL with 267.2 yards allowed per game and held the Packers to their lowest point total since 2010 in a 19-7...
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Lions work out free agent running backs

Getty Images After placing Montell Owens on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, the Detroit Lions worked out a pair of running backs on Tuesday. Tashard Choice and Alex Green both got a look from the Lions as the team scours the free agent mark for fall back options down the road. Choice, 29, has appeared in 88 career games, including three last season with the Indianapolis...
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Detroit Lions vs. New York Jets: 3 Things We Learned

The New York Jets were looking to bounce back from a Monday Night fiasco.  The Detroit Lions were looking to East Rutherford to continue their winning ways. 3. The Detroit Lions are not completely Calvin Johnson dependentEasy, not saying the Lions don't need Johnson, that's crazy.  I'm just saying we learned against a sub-par secondary, quarterback Matthew Stafford...
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Lions place Montell Owens on injured reserve

Fullback Montell Owens' season has come to an end. In order to make room for running back George Winn, who was promoted from the practice squad earlier on Tuesday, the Detroit Lions decided to place Owens on injured reserve. Owens has had a tough time staying on the field in his two seasons with the Lions. Last year, he made one single appearance in between stints on injured...
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Did any Detroit Lions crack the latest NFL heroes and goats list?

Some teams are off to a fast start, others are stumbling out of the gates, and a majority are languishing somewhere in the middle. That’s the NFL landscape after four games. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell into each...
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Lions Bring In RB Tashard Choice & WR Ramses Barden Among Others For Workouts

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Detroit Lions brought in a number of free agents for workouts on Tuesday including: RB Tashard Choice, RB Alex Green, WR Ramses Barden and WR Damian Williams. Detroit has already made a few roster moves running back as they placed FB/RB Montell Owens on season-ending injured reserve and promoted RB George Winn from the practice squad on...
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Detroit Lions shut out of NFL offensive awards (and disappointments) so far

There’s an old saying in the NFL: Teams can’t win a championship in September, but they certainly can lose one. Translation? Getting off to a good start doesn’t ensure late-season success, but struggling out of the gates almost guarantees that a team won’t be playing in January. That’s why taking a moment to look at the state of the NFL one-fourth of the way through the...
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Lions promote RB George Winn from practice squad.

Lions promote RB George Winn from practice squad.   Towards the end of the game Vs. New York Jets the Lions were down to just Reggie Bush at RB.  Joique Bell has suffered a concussion and both Theo Riddick and Montell Owens went down with apparent hamstring issues. Other than Bush the only other alternative was FB Jed Collins. Needless to say that was not a good situation to be...
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Do the Detroit Lions have the best tight ends in the NFL today?

Most sportswriters would tell you that Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints is the best tight end playing in the NFL today. I am not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, Graham is a fine tight end but I consider him to be a wide receiver in all but name only. If you take issue with that you should know that Graham himself made the same argument when he was trying to renegotiate his...
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Lions promote George Winn from practice squad

The Detroit Lions promoted George Winn to the 53 man roster today. Winn is a very solid back that impressed in the pre-season. This is likely a sign that Joique Bell will not face the Bills this week. @MikeGarafolo: In a possible indication they expect Joique Bell to be out this week, Lions will sign […] The post Lions promote George Winn from practice squad appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
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Joseph Fauria injured his ankle chasing a urinating puppy

When a puppy is around the house there’s a constant state of high alert. How long has it been since he was last outside?  What did he do outside? Should he go outside now? Why is he not outside now? Those are all questions asked repeatedly, by the minute, because the alternative is some urine (or worse) on your nice hardwood floor. So anyone who’s ever owned a puppy feels Joseph...
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Joseph Fauria Blames His Ankle Injury On His Dog

Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria — most-known for his elaborate touchdown dances — was sidelined with an ankle injury during yesterday’s hard-fought victory over the New York Jets. Coming into the game, we knew that Fauria’s injury happened at his home, which was pretty bizarre since nearly all injuries to NFL players occur on the field during game action or at practice...
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Joe Fauria's new puppy is responsible for his ankle injury

Detroit Lions tight end Joe Fauria suffered a mysterious ankle injury last week that could cause him to miss some time. He was spotted walking around the team facility on Monday with crutches and a walking boot, and now we know why. Fauria’s puppy is to blame. According to the Lions, Fauria injured his ankle […]
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Lions Offense Reemerges to Scar Jets

A week after disassembling Aaron Rodgers and company, the Detroit Lions played their most complete game en route to a 24-17 lock down of the New York Jets. The numbers were far from earth shattering on either side of the ball for the Lions, but for the first time since their drubbing of the Giants in Week 1, Detroit showed potent balance; suffocating defense complimented by fluid...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the New York Jets make a play for Lions DT Ndamukong Suh?

The Detroit Lions may have won their matchup with the New York Jets yesterday, but they’ll soon be losing one of their greatest assets. Yesterday we learned from Adam Schefter that the Lions will part ways with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh at the end of the season: A quarter way through season, the Lions are preparing to lose free-agent-to-be DT Ndamukong Suh and he is preparing...
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Lions Injury Update: Joique Bell sustains concussion

The Detroit Lions running back duo of Reggie Bush and Joique Bell was cut in half Sunday against the New York Jets when Bell sustained a concussion. The injury occurred in the third quarter and Bell was not able to return.#461393585 / gettyimages.comJoique Bell did in fact suffer a concussion. Lions wouldn't make him available after the game.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September...
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