VIDEO: wide receiver drills from Detroit Lions training camp

Training camp 2014 is well under way and the Detroit Lions are busy preparing for the new season. There’s reason to be hopeful that the Lions can finally end their playoff drought this year. The main reason is the arrival of several new receiving weapons like Eric Ebron and Golden Tate. We can tell you all about how good the new wide receivers look, but there’s nothing like seeing...
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Power Rankings: Detroit Lions drop down in top-20 preseason edition

It’s finally here; football season has officially started. Every team in the NFL has reported for training camp, starting the process of preparing for opening day. And in the process, we’ve started to learn a little – both good and bad – about all 32 franchises. Some players are already starting to shine, while others are either struggling (best case) or getting injured ...
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Lions asked Nick Fairley to lose weight, but 295 is too skinny

Not many people who weigh 295 pounds are told that they need to gain weight, but Nick Fairley is not like most people. Fairley, the Lions defensive tackle who was told by the team that he needed to lose weight this offseason, took his conditioning seriously — and even took the weight-loss thing too far. Fairley slimmed down from more than 320 pounds at the end of last season to...
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Apparently Lions’ DT Nick Fairley lost too much weight during the offseason

Looking to supposedly motivate defensive tackle Nick Fairley the Lions declined to pick up the $5.5M team option on his contract once the 2015 season rolls around meaning Fairley will be a free agent. Now whether or not you thought it was going to be pure motivation for Fairley or a ploy to free up money for Suh is up for debate but the fact of the matter is the former first round...
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Matthew Stafford appears in two new DISH network commercials

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is appearing in two new commercials for DISH network while taking shots at rival DirecTV. One is titled "Day Job" and has Stafford playing a surgeon with his fiance, Kelly Hall, as a nurse, who reminds him that his telescope is on hanging around his neck when he motions for it: The other one includes animated...
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Lions “Shopping” For Upgrades With Secondary Being At The Top Of The List

  Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Monday that they are still looking for new players either by trade or as free agents that could add to the level of competition during training camp. “We’re shopping for everything,” Mayhew said, via the Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “We’re always trying to get our football team better. Defensive backs, defensive line...
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Detroit Lions: First impressions from training camp

The Detroit Lions training camp officially opened six and a half hours ago but I can’t wait to tell everyone the first impressions, news and information. I know it’s still early, I gave the players one practice before analyzing the situation, but you know what they say about first impressions. Training camp was allowed to start last Wednesday and it did for the Lions’ rookies...
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Front office cuts off contract talks with Ndamukong Suh

The Detroit Lions have begun their training camp for 2014. There are plenty of things that should be being discussed. Golden Tate and Ziggy Ansah are both injured. Kyle Van Noy banged up his thumb yesterday and had to leave practice. Coach Jim Caldwell is emphasizing much different focal points than former coach Jim Schwartz, efficiency at the top of his list. None of it seems to...
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Lions reportedly table contract talks with Suh until after season

The Lions and Ndamukong Suh will not be having any discussion relating to Suh’s expiring contract until after the offseason.  After Suh put off megabucks extension talks all this offseason, the Lions are now the ones putting down the hammer. Suh admitted that it was indeed the Lions who tabled talks despite thoughts by many that this was another ploy by the three-time Pro Bowler...
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Lions Head Coach Jim Caldwell Talks Progression

When the Detroit Lions brought in Caldwell he made it obvious right away that he was here to win, and win now. After training camp ended today, Jim Caldwell was again asked about his expectations on the upcoming season from the Detroit Lions. “As always, our expectations are that we’re going to field a team that has the right kind of Lions DNA, and that’s a smart, a fast and...
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WATCH: Lions’ QB Matthew Stafford Stars in Nightmarish Videos

First, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford stars in this video clip for Dish Network to promote the NFL Red Zone channel. The next video clip has Stafford and his girlfriend Kelly Hall posing as doctor and nurse in yet another Dish NFL ad. Check out Matthew Stafford’s nightmare. — DISH (@dish) July 28, 2014   This really is quite silly, but...
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The Eric Ebron effect: How will Detroit’s offense look in 2014?

It has been an offseason of change in Detroit, most notably with the hiring of Jim Caldwell and Joe Lombardi to coach the team and its offense in 2014 but also with a number of new pass catching weapons added to the mix as well. We’ve covered the offensive scheme that you can expect to be employed, but in short you’re going to see a West Coast based system that takes chances...
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Lions table contract talks for Ndamukong Suh until after the season

If the Lions are going to sign Ndamukong Suh to a new contract, it won’t happen until after the upcoming season. The #Lions have tabled contract discussions with Ndamukong Suh until after the season — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 28, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet...
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Ndamukong Suh Would Command Franchise Tag Record Amount Next Summer

The #Lions have tabled contract discussions with Ndamukong Suh until after the season — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 28, 2014 The Detroit Lions announced today that they would no longer negotiate a contract extension with Ndamukong Suh until next season is over, something that has to concern Lions fans. According to Chris Mortensen, Suh would […] The post Ndamukong Suh Would...
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Report: Lions, Ndamukong Suh to discuss contract extension after season

The Detorit Lions will not sign defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a contract extension until after the season, reports Tim Twentyman of The #Lions have tabled contract discussions with Ndamukong Suh until after the season — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) July 28, 2014 Lions president Tom Lewand remains optimistic that the team and Suh can agree on a deal.  Tom...
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Jim Caldwell says Matthew Stafford's 'command of the offense ' is improving

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he's impressed with quarterback Matthew Stafford and he indicated the signal caller is making strides running the team's offense and his grasp of the playbook. "He is getting better," Caldwell said, via the Detroit News. "His command of the offense has been good." Caldwell said the work Stafford has put in during...
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Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford ranked 11th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

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. The second batch of QBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s quarterbacks...
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Detroit Lions Activate WR Golden Tate from PUP List

Golden Tate will be coming off of the physically unable to perform list (PUP) Monday, and is expected to practice that day. Tate, along with defensive end Ziggy Ansah and fellow wide receiver T.J. Jones, went on the PUP list with shoulder soreness at the start of training camp. Tate did indicate that if it was a game situation, he would be ready to go. It looks like Tate was not...
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Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson named best fantasy option at WR, Tate is top-35

With training camps underway, 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 the regular season...
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The 10 Hottest Kelly Hall Photos, Matt Stafford’s Girlfriend

There aren’t many hottest WAGs in the NFL than Kelly Hall, the fiancee of Detroit Lions’ Matt Stafford. Take a look at the best of Hall, who has posted several videos of her twerking.  Even if Stafford isn’t always winning on the field, he certainly is off the field. The post The 10 Hottest Kelly Hall Photos, Matt Stafford’s Girlfriend appeared first on Diehardsport.
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This is the year for Matthew Stafford

After all the changes for the Detroit Lions, one thing remains the same, this is Matt Stafford's team. The team brought in a new coaching staff that specializes in quarterback fundamentals. The Lions also upgraded offensive weapons, adding wide receiver Golden Tate and tight end Eric Ebron. All these new additions have the fans in Detroit saying "This is the year for Matthew...
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Trouble is brewing on the Detroit Lions defensive line

There is trouble brewing on the Detroit Lions defensive line already this year. We all know that the lack of a contract extension for Ndamukong Suh has been a major distraction this offseason and may have caused the Lions trouble in signing potential free agents, but there are more pressing concerns now. Two of the Lions key players on the defensive line are causing the concern...
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Detroit Lions worried they can’t re-sign Ndamukong Suh

For the last four seasons Ndamukong Suh has been the anchor of the Detroit Lions defensive line. During that time he’s totaled 27.5 sacks and 186 combined tackles. Re-signing Suh has been a priority for the Lions, and apparently Suh wants to stay, but it’s looking more and more like that might not happen. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen the club is starting to get anxious...
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Jacob’s QB Countdown: 20. Matthew Stafford

Bruce Kluckhohn – USA SPORTS Today Finishing off with the orange tier of my NFL QB Countdown is a player that has never really been able to lead his team to much success. Thanks to issues with accuracy and finding a second receiver, this passer has had trouble winning in his career. He was a former first overall pick, and he gave his franchise hope after they suffered the worst...
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No Timetable For Return Of Ziggy Ansah « CBS Detroit

The Lions placed him on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list for training camp, which begins Monday, and head coach Jim Caldwell said there is no timetable on Ansah’s return. Limited by his injury, Ansah has not gotten to practice the new defense like his teammates have, but Caldwell said that he cannot fret about how far behind Ansah may have fallen. “I coach who shows...
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