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Ranking the top 10 brothers in the NFL

Rookie corner back Quandre Diggs had always been in big brother and 12-year NFL veteran, Quentin Jammer’s shadow. After being selected in the sixth round of Jammer’s former team, the Detroit Lions, expectations rose even more for the 24-year old. But Diggs isn’t the only player who’s got a talented brother in the league, in fact we’ve got plenty of Pro Bowl and possible...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions DT Gabe Wright Showing His Work Ethic

Detroit was lucky to land Auburn defensive tackle Gabe Wright in the fourth round, as he was projected to go no later than round three. Wright is known for his durability, playing in all 52 games of his college career. This is important no matter what his skill level is, because it doesn't matter what he is able to do if he can't play due to injury. "Durability is greater than ability...
Via Pro Football Spot
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions fan in a Calvin Johnson jersey and not much else is just amazing

Detroit Lions fans love Calvin Johnson. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen between now and NFL training camps Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier (21-30) running backs They’ll love this girl too. Calvin Johnson is BACK and @VelVelHoller is showing love to him and looking sexy doing it! #Lions #DefendTheDen Wow. You may also be interested in: WATCH: Marquise...
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Detroit's Darius Slay is confident in ability to become a shutdown cornerback

Heading into the 2015 season, Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay is looking to build upon a breakout season in which he started all 16 games and recorded two interceptions. The former second-round selection is itching to take on the best pass-catchers the NFL has to offer, according to Lions senior writer Tim Twentyman. "I’m ready. I’m confident. I’m ready to do whatever...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions logo gets dissed by ESPN Uniform Power Rankings

Paul Lukas of ESPN recently published his power rankings for all 32 NFL uniforms, and boy did the Detroit Lions finish at a rather surprising 26th overall. “Former Lions GM Matt Millen is gone, but his legacy lives on in the form of all the black trim on the Lions’ uniforms. Every stripe, every numeral, every letter, the color break in the socks, the helmet logo, the facemask...
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Detroit Lions DE Larry Webster adds weight, hopes to find the field

Speed was never an issue for Detroit Lions defensive end Larry Webster, who ran a 4.58-second 40-yard dash at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine. Now, Webster's supplementing that speed with some strength. Webster, a former fourth-round selection out of Bloomsburg, weighed 252 pounds before the draft. He bulked up to 262 pounds last year but still didn't play a single game during the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions chef testifies before congress about childhood nutrition

Detroit Lions team chef Joe Nader received a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this week, as the NFL-caliber foodie spoke before the Subcommittee of Nutrition of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture, the Lions announced in a press release. The topic of Nader's testimony: childhood nutrition in the United States. The U.S. House of Representatives identified Nader, nicknamed Chef...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions CB Quandre Diggs feels pressure to live up to brother's NFL legacy

Detroit Lions cornerback Quandre Diggs has more than just a late-round draft status to overcome. Diggs is also driven to step out from the shadow of older brother Quentin Jammer, who was the fifth-overall pick in 2002 and went on to play 12 NFL seasons. "I always compete against what he did," Diggs told Justin Rogers of Mlive.com. "Even when he was in college and I was seven or...
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Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater 'not too thrilled' with PAT change

Kickers have responded to the NFL's decision to push extra-point attempts back to the 15-yard line with mixed reactions. Minnesota's Blair Walsh, for example, told Matt Vensel of the Star-Tribune that he's embracing the new challenge. Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater, on the other hand, isn't as pumped about the rule change. "I wasn’t too thrilled (when I heard), but it’s something...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Detroit Lions star is selling his home (and it’s a beauty)

The Detroit Lions will likely feel the effects of allowing their star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh leave town to join the Miami Dolphins as the latest $100 million man. Now with the Dolphins, Suh is selling his expensive yet beautiful mansion for a bargain price of $3.45 million, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. Meinke also mentions what’s in the mansion: “It features...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL “fixes” PATs but still hasn’t addressed Detroit Lions WR “Calvin Johnson” rule

The NFL moved PATs back on Tuesday — a change that was met with mixed reactions. Let’s be honest, though, these kickers are so darn good does it really matter if they kick from 32 yards out? Aaron Nagler from Sports Illustrated brings up a good point on the NFL and rule changes. Extra points? Clearly needed changing. The Calvin Johnson rule? It's fine. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ — Aaron...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Lions Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kellen Moore is comfortable with Detroit Lions' quarterback situation

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell made Dan Orlovsky the backup to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford last season, relegating former Boise State star Kellen Moore to a third-string role. Moore may vie for Orlovsky's job this year, according to Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, but the QB is comfortable either way. "Like it here. Simple as that," Moore told MLive.com. "We've been here...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

DE Phillip Hunt is 'excited' for opportunity with Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions defensive end Phillip Hunt may know he's a long shot to make the team, but it isn't showing in his mood, according to Justin Rogers of MLive.com. After two full seasons without a team, Hunt is just happy to have another shot at proving he can play in the NFL. "I'm very excited for the opportunity," Hunt told MLive.com. "That's all I can hope for and ask for. I'll take...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN.com ranks Detroit Lions star incredibly low in Fantasy Football

ESPN.com recently made their list of the top 300 players for Fantasy Football this year. Oddly enough, they are not selling high on the league’s best wide receiver, Calvin Johnson. Johnson is ranked 18th overall, behind surprisingly higher players like C.J. Anderson, and even Adrian Peterson, who may not even play in 2015. Brian Manzullo of the Detroit Free Press sent a link to...
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Detroit Lions: When healthy, Megatron is still Elite

Calvin Johnson in his thirties could look like Alshon Jeffery in his prime. For the first time since 2011, its a valid question to ask: who is the best receiver in the NFL? While Calvin Johnson has been the unquestioned king of wideouts since (at least) 2011, he’ll be turning 30 in 2015, and after consecutive injury-plagued seasons, some have begun the process of writing off...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Travis Swanson says nothing is settled along Lions O-line

The Detroit Lions' offensive line will feature a different starting lineup in 2015 than it did in 2014—that much is for certain. The departures of center Dominic Raiola and left guard Rob Sims, coupled with the additions of guard Laken Tomlinson and center Manny Ramirez, have set the stage for a new O-line era in Detroit.But where does Travis Swanson, who started five games last...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford 'fired up' about Detroit's addition of Laken Tomlinson

Quarterbacks hate to be hit, so you'll never hear them complain when teams bolster their protection. Instead, it's far more likely to hear passers praise a big investment in the offensive line, like Detroit's Matthew Stafford is currently doing about first-round selection Laken Tomlinson."Obviously we were a little thin at the position," Stafford told Detroit Lions senior writer...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Does anything scare Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy?

Hiking in exotic locations, sliding down an active volcano and now walking on the wing of a biplane. Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press lists these stomach-turning activities among the stunts pulled off by DeAndre Levy, linebacker for the Detroit Lions and offseason daredevil.The adrenaline rush is a certainty, but is Levy ever scared by any of his adventures?"Not at all,...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions passed on these two PFF top-20 stars for Eric Ebron back in 2014

The Detroit Lions took Eric Ebron 10th overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. At the time, many fans clamored for them to select either Aaron Donald (NT, Pitt) or Odell Beckham Jr. (WR, LSU). AROUND COVER32 Five Things: NFL teams that will be surprise contenders in 2015 Top 10 in 2015: The best running backs in the NFL today Beckham Jr. went 12th to the Giants and Donald 13th to the Rams...
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DeAndre Levy wasn’t scared during plane walk because he’s not ‘chicken-s**t’

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy made some news a few months ago when footage surfaced of him taking a walk out onto a wing of a biplane high above a body of water. When asked how one conjures up the intestinal fortitude to attempt such a risky, death-defying stunt and not be afraid, Levy provided...Read More The post DeAndre Levy wasn’t scared during plane walk because he’s...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford is Really Happy with the Lions 2015 Draft

Matthew Stafford finally has some much-needed help. The Detroit Lions drafted some key players in this year’s draft, including first-round guard Laken Tomlinson. Additionally, the team chose some relief for Stafford on the ground by selecting running back Ameer Abdullah and fullback Michael Burton in the second and fifth rounds respectively. Speaking out on the selection of Tomlinson...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Lions 53 Man Roster: Offense

Offensive Line (8) Right Guard Larry Warford The Lions will likely only keep eight Offensive Lineman on their final roster much like they have in the past several seasons. I would say that seven of the eight are locked in right now, with the final spot still up for grabs. There is also a decent possibility that final spot will be occupied by a post cut down signing, as there really...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Ink Abdullah to Four-Year Deal

Reggie Bush did not end up being what the Detroit Lions hoped he would be, so they parted ways with him in February of this offseason. This made running back one of their needs in the draft, and they decided to fulfill that need in round two by selecting Ameer Abdullah.Abdullah was a good value pick for the Lions in the second round. He rushed for over 1,100 yards his sophomore year...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Detroit Lions won’t make the playoffs in 2015

Last season, the Detroit Lions had their hopes of winning their first playoff game since 1992 thrown on the field, announced to a crowd of cowboys, then picked up and reversed.  That infamous reversed pass interference call was a dark spot on what was their most successful season since they won 12 games in that 1991-92 season. This year it will be hard for them to continue that...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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