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Detroit Lions: Week in review

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Detroit Lions sat and watched the Super Bowl be played without them for the...
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Detroit Lions sign tackle Lamar Holmes

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed tackle Lamar Holmes. The team announced the deal Friday but did not provide contract terms. Holmes played for the Atlanta Falcons previously but has not appeared in a game since the 2014 season. He started 15 games in 2013. Holmes was waived by the Falcons in December. Foot problems have hampered his progress throughout his...
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The Lions sign offensive tackle Lamar Holmes

Since the Lions had so much trouble last season creating a running game, protecting Stat Padford and have zero interest in bringing back Michael Ola, Quinn and company announced Friday the team signed former Atlanta Falcons tackle Lamar Holmes to a contract. Holmes, a former third round pick by the Falcons back in 2012 started a total of 19 games over the course of the 2013 and...
Via The Majors Detroit
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Lions Sign Vetran OT Lamar Holmes

The Detroit Lions have signed veteran OT Lamar Holmes to a contract on Friday, according to Tim Twentyman. Holmes, 26, was taken in third round of the 2012. He’s in the final year of his four-year, $2.633 million rookie contract before the Falcons placed Holmes on the PUP list at the start of the season and later cut him loose with an injury settlement a few months ago...
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Von Miller likely to get franchise tag from Broncos

If past history is an indication of future behavior, then we can expect the Denver Broncos to use their franchise tag on linebacker Von Miller while trying to work out a long-term extension with him. Miller, the No. 2 overall draft pick in 2011, is set to become a free agent. The Broncos will undoubtedly try to sign him long term — GM John Elway has said as much — but they will...
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Lions sign Jerry Franklin, former Bears and Chiefs LB

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Jerry Franklin. Franklin adds depth for Detroit and has a shot to play in an NFL game for the first time since 2014. He played in seven games with the Kansas City Chiefs two years ago. He was in 10 games with Chicago in 2013, a year after making his NFL debut and appearing in three games with the Bears. Franklin...
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Lions Sign LB Jerry Franklin

The Detroit Lions signed LB Jerry Franklin to a contract on Thursday, according to Tim Twentyman. Franklin, 28, originally signed on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas back in 2012. He spent just a few months in Denver before he was waived coming out of the preseason. Since then, Franklin has played for a number of NFL teams including the Panthers, Cowboys...
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Detroit Lions: Cornerback analysis

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With the Detroit Lions out of the playoffs, I’ve decided to analyze each starting...
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Giants hire former Lions general manager for front office

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have hired former Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew as their director of football operations/special projects. The Giants announced the hiring on Thursday, saying Mayhew will help assistant general manager Kevin Abrams on all aspects of the salary cap, CBA compliance and player contract negotiations. He will also handle...
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NFC North QB Rankings: Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford – Detroit Lions Embed from Getty Images Ranking: 2 Click to See Full Rankings Matt Stafford and the Lions had a down year. After a great 2014 season, the Lions got off to a very lackluster start, going 0-5. However, Detroit did come on late in the season by winning seven of their last 11 games. Stafford was a big part of their struggles and a big part...
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Detroit Lions: Theo Riddick, a rare late-round gem.

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Detroit Lions have never been great in the NFL draft, particularly in the late...
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Are the Detroit Lions the next NFL comeback team?

The Detroit Lions finished the 2015 season 17th in the league. Two days after the Super Bowl, ESPN released their early power rankings for the 2016 NFL season. No surprise the Carolina Panthers are on top, but the New England Patriots trail slightly ranking second. ESPN ranked Detroit 23rd under the New Orleans Saints. The Lions have a few things in common with ESPN’s top two...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Calvin Johnson Deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson is set to officially announce his retirement this week, according to a report from Terry Foster of CBS Detroit. Johnson has been considering retirement since the Lions’ season ended last month. The man called “Megatron” achieved tremendous success in the NFL, reaching six Pro Bowls and being named to three All-Pro teams. He recorded...
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Detroit Lions: Defensive tackle analysis

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With the Detroit Lions out of the playoffs, I’ve decided to analyze each starting...
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Lynn Swann: Calvin Johnson not a Hall of Famer

If Calvin Johnson decides to retire this offseason, he will have retired at age 30 like Lynn Swann. The Hall of Fame receiver, however, says that the similarities should end there. According to Swann, Johnson’s accomplishments wouldn’t be enough to get him into the Hall of Fame. “I would think that it would be difficult for Calvin Johnson at this point to be considered...
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Detroit Lions: Linebacker analysis

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit With the Detroit Lions out of the playoffs, I’ve decided to analyze each starting...
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WATCH: Fastest Man In Rugby--Team USA's Carlin Isles--Smashed By New Zealand's Augustine Pulu

A lot of fans watch football because they love to see the contact. They love to see the bone-crunching hits, the sound the pads make when two players collide, and watching one player dominate another completely. During the Super Bowl there were some good hits, but the best one of the weekend did not occur on the field in Santa Clara, and it didn't involve football.It involved rugby...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Motor City Uncut 92: The Broncos further prove why the Lions haven’t been successful

In this week’s edition of Motor City Uncut, we take a look at the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 win which was just another example of why the Lions haven’t been successful. We also get into the highs and lows of Michigan and Michigan State, a potential rekindled rivalry between Michigan and Notre Dame, JD’s new contract and much more! Tune in LIVE at 8PM ET on DETROIT.THEMAJORS...
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Foster: Lions Calvin Johnson to set to retire this week

The morning after the NFL season effectively comes to an end, 97.1 the Ticket’s Terry Foster has penned another blog for the radio station’s web site, this time stating that according to his sources, Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Calvin Johnson will announce his retirement sometime this week. Calvin Johnson is close to announcing that he will retire from the Detroit Lions, according...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson reportedly set to announce that he will retire from the NFL

The Detroit Lions fans and organization have been awaiting a final decision from wide receiver Calvin Johnson on his playing status. The Lions have made it clear that they want to give Johnson time and space before they start pressing him for an answer. That decision wasn’t popular with one of Johnson teammates, who believes the Lions should’ve reach out to him. But it seems...
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Lions say Calvin Johnson's future still not determined

Calvin Johnson has not yet made a decision on whether or not he will retire. The 30-year-old wide receiver is considering retirement due to the toll the game has taken on his body. However, the Lions are in no rush for Johnson to make a decision. “Right now I want him to come to his own conclusion and decide what he wants to do,” said team president Rod Wood to the press on...
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Detroit Lions: How the Lions can play in Super Bowl 51

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit The Detroit Lions have never been to the Super Bowl. They have one playoff win in...
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NFL Notes: Colts, Dolphins, Lions, & Patriots

Colts Ian Rapoport of NF Media reports that the Colts won’t be sanctioned by the NFL for questions regarding Andrew Luck‘s injury report status. The NFL determined that there was no violation. Dolphins Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the early word is that the Dolphins view keeping DE Olivier Vernon as more important than retaining RB Lamar Miller. However...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Sanders shares thoughts on Megatron retirement talk

In an ironic twist of fate, Barry Sanders laments the potential early exit of Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who is mulling retirement. If you believe the rumors, Johnson’s decision has already been made. He has reportedly told his family and the Lions he is not coming back next year. Detroit obviously is hoping he will reconsider and is reportedly up for doing a Larry...
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Former Detroit Lions WR Titus Young arrested again…

Former Detroit Lions Wide Receiver Titus Young has done himself proud again. This time he has been arrested and charged with felony battery with serious bodily injury following a January 30th incident according to a report by TMZ Sports. According to the report, Young caused “serious bodily injury” to man in a fight. The charge comes with a four year sentence, but an additional...
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