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Tampa Bay Buccaneers new Kicker Kyle Brindza is all in one Punter, Place Kicker and Kick off Artist

The Bucs brought back Connor Barth to either scare Patrick Murray into kicking straight or give the job back to Barth. Then Murray and Barth BOTH missed makable Field Goals vs the Browns, and the competition for not only kicker but Punter has now gotten even more interesting. Tight End Tim Wright who dropped a key 3rd down pass to him (not wise when you can’t block and your only...
Via Buc Stop
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Rookies of the Week | Preseason Week 3

The offensive rookie of the third week of the Preseason is the man who just continues to turn heads and has assuredly landed himself a job in the Lions backfield. RB Zach Zenner, Detroit Lions – 8 Carries, 85 Rushing Yds 1 Td on the defensive side of the ball it was a bit tougher but, Ibraheim Campbell stepped it up this week with S Ibraheim Campbell, Cleveland Browns – 4 Tackles...
Via DraftSeason
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Lions release WR Ryan Broyles; former second-round pick thanks fans

Ryan Broyles' run with the Detroit Lions has come to an end. In a Tweet following his release on Monday, the fourth-year wide receiver thanked the organization for the opportunity and the fans for their support. Broyles, 27, was a second-round draft pick out of Oklahoma in 2012. His career with the Lions was plagued by injuries. Broyles' rookie season was cut short by a torn ACL...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Lions acquire Tim Wright from the Buccaneers

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Detroit Lions have acquired tight end Tim Wright from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The #Bucs are trading Tim Wright to the #Lions, source said. Detroit gets a pass-catching TE. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2015 It’s unclear at this point what is going the other way in the deal however it marks the second straight season in which...
Via The Majors Detroit
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five things every Detroit Lions fan needs to know after Fridays win in Jacksonville

The Detroit Lions game against Jacksonville on Friday night was rather exciting, as far as preseason games go. A lot of offense. Some occasional defense and a game that came right down to the wire. The Lions snuck out of Jacksonville with a win and gave their fans a chance to see what they’re working with in 2015. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier fan bases Bold Predictions...
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Lions Cut WR Ryan Broyles

The Detroit Lions cut former 2nd round pick Ryan Broyles on Monday. The 27-year-old Broyles, who was often injured,  never lived up to expectations in Detroit. Broyles shared this note thanking the organization on Twitter: “When one door of happiness closes, another opens" Thank you Detroit pic.twitter.com/6dfkRy2Fe4 — Ryan Broyles (@RyanBroyles) August 31, 2015 The post...
Via Diehardsport
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Lions release second round bust Ryan Broyles

The Detroit Lions parted ways with former second round wide-out Ryan Broyles just two days after he asked Martin Mayhew for his release. Broyles tweeted his appreciation to the Lions organization and the fans early Monday morning. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens" Thank you Detroit pic.twitter.com/6dfkRy2Fe4 — Ryan Broyles (@RyanBroyles) August 31, 2015 Having...
Via The Majors Detroit
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Matthew Stafford feeling good as 2015 regular season nears

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been on fire so far this preseason. Through three games, he has completed 76 percent of his pass attempts and has not turned the ball over once. His efficient play has yielded a passer rating of 156.3, according to Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News. "It sure feels a whole lot better than coming out and playing bad and throwing three...
Via Fox Sports
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Detroit Lions Trade For Pats’ TE Tim Wright

The Detroit Lions traded for the Patriots’ Tim Wright on Monday. The #Bucs are trading Tim Wright to the #Lions, source said. Detroit gets a pass-catching TE. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2015 Wright caught 26-passes for 259-yards and 6-touchdowns last season. The post Detroit Lions Trade For Pats’ TE Tim Wright appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Laken Tomlinson: Lions are 'at the brink of greatness'

Detroit Lions guard Laken Tomlinson, a first-round pick out of Duke in this year's draft, has no shortage of confidence in his new team."We're at the brink of greatness, you know?" Tomlinson said, per Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "We've just got to keep working every week and obviously on some stuff -- like penalties and stuff like that -- we've got...
Via Fox Sports
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Rookies Abdullah, Zenner filling in nicely for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions rookie running backs Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner have made good impressions so far in training camp in the absence of last year's starter Joique Bell. Bell has been on the physically unable to perform list since the beginning of camp after undergoing procedures on his knee and Achilles in January. "It was just a nagging injury that had to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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Rookies Abdullah, Zenner filling in nicely for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions rookie running backs Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner have made good impressions so far in training camp in the absence of last year's starter Joique Bell. Bell has been on the physically unable to perform list since the beginning of camp after undergoing procedures on his knee and Achilles in January. ''It was just a nagging injury that had to...
Via AP on Fox
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T.J. Yeldon gets truck-sticked by LB after receiving goal-line carry (video)

Welcome to the NFL, T.J. Yeldon. The game is fast and everyone—in all three levels of the defense—hits hard. Yeldon now knows that after the vicious hit he took during the second quarter of Friday’s preseason matchup against the Detroit Lions. The Alabama product received the ball at the one-yard line and dove for the end zone, but was met by linebacker Stephen Tulloch. Tulloch...
Via The Sports Daily
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WATCH: Jaguars QB Chad Henne Flattened By Lions Defensive Tackles

When the Detroit Lions lost Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley there were many that were concerned about the state of the Lions defensive front. Well-after three preseason games it is safe to say the guys they have are not half bad. Will they replace Suh? No-you can't replace a player of his caliber. You just figure out how to move.From the looks of it they are moving along rather well...
Via FatManWriting
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WATCH: Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah Trucks Over Jaguars Defender During Screen Play

Word coming out of Detroit is that the team is going to use a running back by committee approach when the regular season starts. Most expect rookie Ameer Abdullah to be the main man, but the team is making it sound like that is not the case. However. after he makes a few plays like the screen play he had against Jacksonville Friday night we'll see a bit more of Abdullah than the...
Via FatManWriting
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Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Matthew Stafford didn't even need Calvin Johnson to carve up the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Lions beat the Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions (2-1) trailed most of the night, but rookie Zach Zenner's 3-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining was the winner...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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WATCH: Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch Gives Jaguars Rookie RB T.J. Yeldon A Proper Welcome To The NFL

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back T.J. Yeldon had yet to play during the preseason prior to Friday night's game against the Detroit Lions. He didn't exactly blow the Lions defense up. On eight carries he only gained ten yards,but he did score his first NFL touchdown on a one-yard dash early in the second quarter.He had to pay for it though. Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch...
Via FatManWriting
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Detroit Lions season preview: Defensive backs

This is part seven of the Detroit Lions season preview. The defensive backs will be the focus of this piece, as a group that improved drastically a year ago looks to continue progressing this season. What we know Rashean Mathis. For years, the Lions’ defensive backs were terrible at tackling and prone to giving up big plays. Whoever was playing corner seemed to be inept regardless...
Via isportsweb.com
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WATCH: Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate Makes It Look So Easy Against Jacksonville'e Defense

The Detroit Lions have to be real happy the Seattle Seahawks didn't try real hard to hold on to Golden Tate a couple years ago. He caught 99 balls for over 1300 yards last season, and after being in the system for over a year there is no reason to think he will not do better this season. It will be fun to watch teams try to cover him and Calvin Johnson this season.Tate alone was...
Via FatManWriting
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WATCH: TJ Yeldon gets crushed in brutal goal-line collision

    The good news is TJ Yeldon scored the first preseason touchdown of his NFL career. The bad news is he paid a huge price. The former Alabama running back scored on a 1-yard dive in the second quarter of Jacksonville’s preseason contest with the Detroit Lions Friday. The rookie dove over a pile at the goal line and was met by a vicious hit from linebacker Stephen Tulloch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars: Five things to watch for against the Detroit Lions

Tonight the Jacksonville Jaguars square off at home against the Detroit Lions. They look to capitalize on two promising performances against a very talented Detroit squad.   How will TJ Yeldon affect the running game? The Jaguars spent a second round draft pick on T.J. Yeldon to be their running back of the future and elevate their running game to a new level. Even without him...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What to watch for from the Detroit Lions tonight in Jacksonville

The Detroit Lions are in Jacksonville tonight to square off against the Jaguars. This should be the last significant playing time the starters will get before the Lions open up against the Chargers. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s third-tier fan bases Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen this week in the preseason First and 10: Contenders that won’t even make the...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions ahead of Detroit Lions versus Jacksonville Jaguars

On the eve of NFL preseason week three, there are many questions that will be answered across the league. The third week of the preseason is usually when the starters end up playing three quarters of the game. What can fans expect when the Detroit Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars square off Friday night? The Lions wide receiver situation is questionable after roster locks Calvin...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Madden NFL 16 glitch features invisible Lions cornerback (GIF)

The long-awaited EA Sports Madden NFL 16 video game was released on Tuesday. As has been the case in past Madden releases, there are a few glitches that need to be worked out, but the odd nature of the glitches makes for some hilarious videos.This year's edition of Madden glitches features an invisible Detroit Lions cornerback. Watch him take advantage of the situation for a pick...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions RB Zenner puts med school on hold to pursue NFL career

Detroit Lions running back Zach Zenner has what many other NFL hopefuls do not -- options.While Zenner's primary focus is to make the Lions' final roster, the undrafted rookie has med school as a contingency plan. He has been accepted to the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota, according to ESPN's Michael Rothstein.Zenner's enrollment has been deferred until...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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