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Rookie Eric Ebron learning new 'move' role, already showing leadership as training camp opens

Detroit Lions first-round pick TE Eric Ebron has made a good impression with his teammates since arriving and going into his first NFL training camp, he's already looking like a leader on the team. Ebron has a lot on his plate as he learns three separate tight end positions (Y, F, and Z). His skill set which is more of a wide receiver's, allow Ebron to be the 'move...
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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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Lions Injury Update: Golden Tate & Ziggy Ansah added to PUP

The Detroit Lions have placed defensive end Ziggy Ansah and former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate on their physically unable to perform list to start training camp.  Ian Rapoport tweeted the news early this afternoon. Getty Images Ansah did not participate in any spring workouts while he was recovering from shoulder surgery.  During the Lions spring workouts...
Via NFL Injury Report
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ Ziggy Ansah and Golden Tate Start Camp on PUP List

The Detroit Lions will be heading into training camp a few bodies short. Lions’ 2nd year defensive end Ziggy Ansah, newly acquired wide receiver Golden Tate, and rookie wide receiver T.J. Jones will all start training camp on the physically unable to perform list (PUP). Both Ansah and Tate are suffering from shoulder soreness, and Ansah is coming off of shoulder surgery this February...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Position battles to watch

Tate The Detroit Lions start training camp on July 28 and there are a few positions battles to keep an eye on. Detroit’s offense will largely feature the same cast as last season, with the additions of Golden Tate and Eric Ebron. The defensive side of the ball is where most of the question marks remain heading into training camp. The roster is 90-men strong right now, and that...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions tight end Eric Ebron labels himself a “pass catcher”

One of the ongoing controversies with the NFL’s current collective bargaining agreement concerns how certain players are designated in regards to franchse tags. Some players play multiple positions and fulfill a variety of roles for their teams. This can mean that labelling them at one position or another isn’t necessarily a straight forward exercise. It also means that the player...
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Detroit Lions 2014: 5 Pressing Questions Heading Into The Season

 The Detroit Lions ended the 2013 season with four straight losses. A 6-3 start was completely eradicated by losing six of their finals seven games. As has always been the case in Motown, the Lions were marred by an inane lack of discipline (6.9 penalties per game), which put them in the top 10 of most penalized teams in the league.Inconsistent play from Matthew Stafford and and...
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Position Preview: Who will start on the opposite of Darius Slay at cornerback?

The Detroit Lions most glaring weakness is at the cornerback position. General manager Martin Mayhew is relying on his former draft picks to step up and excel this season and did not make a significant offseason move to improve a glaring hole in the Lions defense. He had better hope it works out or this whole season could be a bust. Darius Slay is now the top cornerback on the Lions...
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Lions Injury Update: Joique Bell making progress

This past week, Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell expressed his confidence during his recovery from a left knee injury sustained during the off-season. This comes just one week before Bell and other injured Lions are supposed to come to training camp. In a recent article published by the Detroit Free Press, Bell was quoted saying,“I'm making a lot of progress, a lot of progress...
Via NFL Injury Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Details Emerge on Titus Young from Police Report

New details have been released on the incident surrounding Titus Young. Apparently, the former Detroit Lions wide receiver got the felony battery charges after striking his former lawyer, Brian Hurwitz. Titus allegedly struck his then lawyer in the face several times, after Hurwitz told him that he was not going to be released from the medical treatment facility in which he was being...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nick Fairley Rolled To Lions Facilities In The Coolest Car

Nick Fairley, the defensive tackle, who will be a free agent after this season, was spotted riding into the Detroit Lions facilities this afternoon in this hot mobile. [Mike Rothstein] The post Nick Fairley Rolled To Lions Facilities In The Coolest Car appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Antonio Pierce makes bold prediction about Detroit Lions 2014 season

If you asked most people to predict who would win the NFC North they would probably answer the Green Bay Packers in a heartbeat. I get it. It makes sense. Green Bay has won the division the last three years and have maybe the best quarterback in the league leading them in Aaron Rodgers. Others might answer that the Chicago Bears will take it. Their new offense is an impressive thing...
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Power Rankings: Detroit Lions training camp rated 5th most intriguing in NFL

Training camps are officially underway, with the Bills and Giants already going through two-a-day practices, and the rest of the league set to start at various times this week. As a result, excitement about the upcoming NFL season is at a fever pitch; 32 different fan bases believe their team can have a special year. But in reality, not all teams are created equal. And as a result...
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Lions sign former Patriots WR Reese Wiggins

According to the Associated Press, the Detroit Lions have claimed wide receiver Reese Wiggins off waivers. Wiggins was an undrafted free agent signing by the Patriots this year. He played college football at East Carolina, finishing his career with 80 receptions for 1,012 yards and eight touchdowns. He would be competing for the fourth or fifth wide receiver spots, and would...
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Detroit Lions enter Training Camp with more Questions than Answers

The storyline of the Detroit Lions off season is that of doubt, and worry. For the most part, fans agree that there are still questions that need to be addressed within the Detroit Lions locker room. Questions surround players like Darius Slay, the second year cornerback that the Lions are hoping to bust into starting shape. Another guy who is  getting questioned a lot is Matthew...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Position Preview: Which Detroit Lions linebacker will lead the team in tackles?

The Detroit Lions linebackers are not full of high dollar, high caliber players like their defensive line is. Martin Mayhew has pieced together an effective unit though and did make an upgrade in the 2014 draft. Mayhew drafted Kyle Van Noy in the second round of the draft. At this point, Van Noy is listed second on the depth chart behind Ashlee Palmer at outside linebacker, but...
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Lions will wear a patch to honor William Clay Ford this season

The Detroit Lions announced today that they’ll wear a patch this season in order to honor William Clay Ford who passed away this offseason. The #Lions will be wearing this special commemorative patch to honor William Clay Ford beginning with regular season pic.twitter.com/8AFly71LS1 — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions reveal patch to honor William Clay Ford (PHOTO)

via Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions announced Monday that players will wear a patch this season in honor of William Clay Ford, Sr., the long-time team owner who passed away on March 9th. The patch features Ford’s initials over a black football-shaped silhouette with a strip of both of the Lions’ team colors, Honolulu blue and silver. Ford purchased controlling ownership of the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Cornerback situation filled with uncertainty

If it’s true that defense wins championships, it might help explain why the Detroit Lions have only made the playoffs once in the last fifteen seasons. In recent years, the Lions have been branded as one of the worst teams in the league defensively. An unfathomable trait about the consistent disappointment is that this team is insanely talented overall. However, relying on talent...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Training Camp: 5 Key Position Battles

Excitement is building in Allen Park, as the Detroit Lions are getting ready to report to training camp on Sunday July 27th . The Lions are lucky that they have a pretty good understanding of who all of the starters will be heading into camp, which is nice because it will take the team some time to gel with Jim Caldwell’s new playbook. However, there are a lot of camp battles still...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Preview: Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford rated as top-5 QB option

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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Lions rookie Eric Ebron’s mind blown by his Madden rating

Next month EA Sports will release the 26th edition of its uber-popular football video game Madden. Even NFL players can’t seem to resist the allure of the game and they often have team tournaments to determine who is the best on the roster. Over the weekend EA Sports had some fun with the rookie class of 2014. They asked them what they thought their player rating should be, then...
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Ex-Cowboy, former coach Reeves thinks Stafford needs patience to improve

Former Dallas Cowboys running back Dan Reeves remembers the days when teams would preach patience, but it's quite a different era in today's win-now, perform-now NFL. But patience and support is exactly what he thinks Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford needs at this point. “When I look at the Dallas Cowboys, who I was fortunate enough to be a part of, we knocked...
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Position Preview: Detroit Lions need production from Suh and Fairley this year

The Detroit Lions defensive line is built upon their strength up the middle. The Lions have two first round picks at defensive tackle, and another at right defensive end, and when it clicks it consumes opponents in a brutal fashion. Ndamukong Suh is the best defensive tackle in the NFL. He is the most intimidating player in the league, his hits are violent, his work ethic is undeniable...
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Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Detroit Lions

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Philadelphia Eagles draft. That article can be found here:  http://utnsports.com/2014/07/19/analyzing-the-2011-draft-philadelphia-eagles/ Next up is the Detroit Lions. The Motor City Kitties were on starting to look like a decent squad heading into...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss
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