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Lions pick up Rieff’s Fifth Year Option

Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew announced today during his pre-draft press conference that the club will pick up Offensive Tackle Riley Rieff’s fifth year option on is rookie contract, keeping him in Detroit for the 2016 season. Mayhew mentioned that they haven’t filed the paperwork just yet, but would be getting around to that shortly. Rieff’s option will mean...
Via The Majors Detroit
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

You won’t believe what Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate said on Twitter last night

Right or not, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate has a reputation as being a bit of a ladies’ man. Maybe it’s because of the rumors about him and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s ex-wife. Maybe it’s because when TMZ catches him out on the town he’s surrounded by gorgeous women. Whatever the case, Tate seems to have some not-so-great ideas about the fairer...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions head into a rare draft with a low draft pick

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions, owners of the 23rd overall pick in next week's NFL draft, are putting the finishing touches on their plans and draft board. Martin Mayhew is entering his eighth draft as the team's general manager - and this is just the second time in his tenure that the team's first-round pick is outside the top 20. The Lions have picked in the top 10 each...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions Have Spoken To LB DeAndre Levy’s Agent About Contract Extension

Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Friday that he has spoken to LB DeAndre Levy‘s representatives regarding a contract extension, per Tim Twentyman. Levy, 28, is coming off of a breakout season for Detroit is, arguably, the Lions best defensive player now that they’ve lost DT Ndamukong Suh to the Dolphins. He still has another year remaining ... The post Lions Have Spoken...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions Picking Up LT Riley Reiff’s Fifth-Year Option

Lions GM Martin Mayhew announced Friday that they will pick up LT Riley Reiff‘s fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline, per Kyle Meinke. Mayhew added that he’s very comfortable with Reiff playing left tackle for them moving forward and considers him to be a very good player, per Tim Twentyman. This move will cost the Lions $8.07 million ... The post Lions Picking Up...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Glover Quin makes a bold prediction about the Detroit Lions schedule

Expectations will be high for the Detroit Lions in 2015 after their strong run to the playoffs last season. Some might say a little too high. Take safety Glover Quin for example, despite knowing that his team lost Reggie Bush, Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh, he thinks that the Lions are going to roll over the competition in the first half of the season… AROUND COVER32 First and...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Draft Primer: Offensive needs

Since an explosive 2011 season, the Lion’s offense, mirroring it’s quarterback, has seen a steady regression and leveling out as a middle of the pack group averaging just 20.1 points per game last season, ranking 22nd in the NFL. Teryl Austin’s defense carried Detroit to the playoffs in 2014, partially masking an offense that struggled to run the ball, score the ball, and...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft: Detroit Lions Second Round Options

The Detroit Lions are a solid defensive team, but they still have some defensive needs. Of course, Suh left for the Dolphins and was replaced with Haloti Ngata, so there is a bit of a hole in the defensive line. The Lions secondary seems to always have needs as well, so let's put some names to these needs.Jordan Phillips is a massive nose tackle from Oklahoma has been all over the...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Glover Quin Predicts Lions Will Win Seven of First Eight Games

Detroit Lions star safety Glover Quin has a good feeling about his team’s chances of getting off to a strong start to the 2015 NFL season after looking at last night’s schedule release. In fact, he expects the Lions to enter their Week 9 bye with a 7-1 record, with their only loss in Seattle. “When I go through the schedule…. I try to be as realistic as possible, and granted...
Via Gridiron Grit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford would like to take more 'shots' down the field in 2015

Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi has said that he wants to open up the passing game, and the offense in general in the 2015 season.It's no secret that offense was the Lions' biggest weakness in 2014. And with Matthew Stafford entering his second year in Lombardi's system, it's safe to assume that he can get back to throwing the ball far and deep to his stellar receiving targets...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

S Glover Quin is nothing if not confident about the Lions chances in 2015

Safety Glover Quin was recently being interviewed by scores of local Detroit media members as the Lions have been participating in voluntary workouts this week.Since the NFL schedule was recently released and the fervor surrounding it is at it's strongest, Quin made the choice to speak about his feeling towards Detroit's upcoming schedule in 2015.In an article on M Live.com by writer...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Brees says Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford is better than him

There’s no doubting that Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions is a talented quarterback, but I don’t think many people would rank him ahead of Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints. One exception to the rule is Brees himself… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 most-underrated games on the 2015 NFL schedule Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team from 1-32 based on quality as...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 schedule

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports The Detroit Lions open the season Sept. 13 on the road against the San Diego Chargers and have four night games, including their first ever Thursday night contest on NFL Network. The Lions, who played just one prime-time game last year, have night games at home against the Denver Broncos in Week 3, at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4, home against the...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford says he 'survived' his honeymoon

Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford recently married his long-time college girlfriend Kelly Hall. One of the many honeymoon things that Stafford can actually talk about publicly is his first time trying out skydiving. Why not? If New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady can make a terrifying jump off of a cliff in Costa Rica, then Stafford could certainly jump off...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 Regular Season Schedule

Here’s the first look at The Detroit Lions’ regular season schedule. Notably it looks like Detroit has two Monday night games, two Thursday night games (including Thanksgiving) plus a Sunday night game on NBC. Week 1 Sun, Sep 13 @ San Diego 4:05 PM FOX Week 2 Sun, Sep 20 @ Minnesota 1:00 PM FOX Week 3 Sun, Sep 27 vs Denver 8:30 PM NBC Week 4 Mon, Oct 5 @ Seattle 8:30...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions release guard Rodney Austin

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions released guard Rodney Austin on Tuesday. An undrafted rookie free agent out of Elon in 2012, Austin joined the Lions as a member of the practice squad. He appeared in two games during his three seasons in Detroit, including the team's NFC Wild Card game vs. Dallas last season.
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions offensive lineman offers the most ill-timed quote of the year

It’s a good thing to have an eager attitude when looking towards the next season. For example, Detroit Lions offensive lineman Larry Warford told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press yesterday that the unit is looking to whoop somebody’s ass next year: “The biggest thing is we tried to break everything down, we tried to focus on a bunch of stuff at once, down to the smallest...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

G Larry Warford on Lions' offensive line: 'We have to be more aggressive'

The offensive line was a major issue for the Detroit Lions in 2014, and it's a unit that will experience quite a bit of change this coming season. Center Dominic Raiola has been replaced by the younger Travis Swanson, and left guard Rob Sims is still a free-agent.   Whatever happens in the draft and the rest of the off-season, it'll be a unit that the Lions' brass and the offensive...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Lions Draft in Round One?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions cut Rodney Austin following arrest

The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that they have released guard Rodney Austin. Austin, 26, was arrested last Friday by the Mecklenburg Police Department in North Carolina and charged with assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication, assault of a child under 12 and misdemeanor Larceny. Austin, who posted bail, is scheduled to next appear in Mecklenberg County...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Release Guard Rodney Austin After Arrest for Assaulting Woman and Young Child

Chances are the NFL dream is going to be over for Rodney Austin following his release by the Detroit Lions Tuesday morning. Austin had spent most of the last three seasons on the practice squad for the Lions playing in just one game in 2013, but as long as you are still on the team there is always a chance for the dream to come to fruition.However, no one is going to want to sign...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Only one player missed the Detroit Lions’ first day of voluntary workouts

Today marked the first day of the Detroit Lions’ voluntary spring workouts, and it sounds like everybody on the roster is on board and ready to start the 2015 season with a bang. All except one maybe… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: These would be great to see when the NFl schedule is released First and 10: The 10 biggest sleepers in the 2015 NFL Draft According to a report by...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

More evidence Suh wanted nothing to do with Detroit

Whether it was the reported dissociation with his teammates or firing his agent during a vital negotiating period with Detroit, we have further proof that former Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh wanted nothing to do with the Motor City or signing a new deal with the team. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Suh was front and center for the Dolphins’ offseason...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the 2015 Season for Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford's first two seasons in the NFL were an all too familiar sight for Detroit Lions fans. Stafford only played 13 games combined in his first two years, leading to a dreadful 8-24 record. Stafford combined for 19 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, shaky statistics at best for a young quarterback's first 13 games. Before missing 13 games in 2010, Stafford did show some...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adding Support Around Megatron Ultra Important for Lions

Last year, Calvin Johnson missed three games and only had 1,077 receiving yards. Knowing nothing about how the Detroit Lions performed overall, just by looking at that one would assume that the Lions probably didn't have a great year, especially offensively. False. The Lions had a great 11-5 campaign, led offensively by Stafford and Golden Tate. Yeah, Golden Tate. The same Golden...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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