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Detroit Lions have one of the best tight ends in the 2014 Draft in today for pre-draft visit

Today the Detroit Lions are hosting one of the best tight ends in the entire 2014 NFL Draft.  C.J. Fiedorowicz the former Iowa wide out caught 26 passes for 253 yards and led the team with six touchdowns last year. At 6-foot-5, 265 pounds, Fiedorowicz is a proven big-school player who thrived in the ultra-physical […] The post Detroit Lions have one of the best tight ends in the...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
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Joe Lombardi will determine if Golden Tate roars as a Detroit Lion

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate is excited to work with new OC Joe Lombardi this autumn. The 25-year-old Tate, who inked a five-year deal worth $31 million to become a Lion in March, expects to be used by Lombardi like Lance Moore was with the Saints. Since being taken out of Notre Dame with the 60th pick in the 2010 draft, Tate has caught 165 balls for 2,195 yards and 15...
Via Sports by Colin
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: Lions offense 'going to fit better' than Seahawks

A lot of times when players sign in free agency it's all about the money. OK, most of the time it is. Fine. It's always about the money. But there can be benefits to where you sign too. Like with new Lions receiver Golden Tate. Tate said in a recent interview with the team's website Detroit's "offense is going to fit better for me" than the Seahawks offense...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Aaron Donald

So far I have covered players from positions of great need for your Detroit Lions.  Spots where they need guys who can fill in right away and provide support to their ailing secondary and a guy who can provide a great athletic threat at outside linebacker.  Well, this time I’m going to take a little different route again and cover a guy who could fill a need that the Lions might...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: Lions Offense A Better Fit Than Seahawks

Golden Tate isn’t slick, I see what he’s doing. Tate wasn’t exactly the biggest prize in free agency, but he would provide a team with depth and toughness at the wide receiver position.   Tate got a nice offer from the Lions and never left their building. During a question and answer with the Lions official team website, Tate admitted that the Lions offense fit his skill set...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate: I see Myself Being a More Explosive Lance Moore

The anticipation of the Lions new offense is crazy right now. It seems like I am making a post every thirty minutes about possible roles for players. Golden Tate averaged four catches a game for the Seahawks last season. He already has a vision for himself inside of the Joe Lombardi’s offense. He shared his […]
Via Word On The Game
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions Planning To Split Running Back Role

Last year Joique Bell had a breakout season, and turned the Lions’ backfield into a true 1-2 punch Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported earlier offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday that Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will share the load. “This game is a violent game anymore and it’s hard for one […]
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Cover32 staff does its mock draft; Detroit Lions end up with a cornerback

The cover32.com staff got together and bestowed upon ourselves the honor of playing general manager for each of our hometown teams. So, for one day, I was able to take the reigns away from Martin Mayhew and Tom Lewand, if only in an imaginary sense. Each editor at cover32.com was given the task of selecting their respective teams first round pick. As the Detroit Lions had the 10th...
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Lions plan a one-two punch with Bush, Bell

The Detriot Lions plan on splitting time between running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said, via the Detroit Free Press. “[T]his game is a violent game anymore and it’s hard for one running back to get all the carries,” Lombardi said. “So much like they did last year, I see these guys kind of having a split role and both being very...
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Detroit Lions are hosting Draft Prospect John Brown for a pre-draft visit

Today the Detroit Lions are hosting wide receiver John Brown from Pittsburg State Gorillas. NFL Draft Diamonds has learned that John Brown will have a pre-draft visit with the Detroit Lions and their training staff. Brown’s stock is soaring after a phenomenal the East-West Shrine game, and NFL scouting combine where he ran a 4.3 […] The post Detroit Lions are hosting Draft Prospect...
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Lions talks with Ndamukong Suh have been ‘civil and productive’

The Detroit Lions hope to sign  Ndamukong Suh to a long-year deal before the defensive tackle becomes a free agent next year. Team president Tom Lewand told season-ticket holders on Monday night that the negotiations with Suh have been relatively good. “They’re more on the civil and productive side of the spectrum,” Lewand said, via the Associated Press. The two-time...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Detroit Lions have had one of worst offseasons in NFL so far

Since the 2013 NFL season ended 10 weeks ago, every team in the NFL has made changes. Both winners and losers from last year have been busy making adjustments. Some have revamped their coaching staff. Some have turned over their roster. Some have done a little bit of both. But none, not a single one, have stood pat. During this firestorm of activity, every team believes they’ve...
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Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Anthony Barr

So far in this 2014 Detroit Lions NFL Draft preview, I have covered two great secondary players that seem to be the most wanted of the picks mocks have placed us with so far.  For this one, I’m going to take a step out of the box.  Not very far out, but a step never the less since secondary seems to be the biggest want for fans.  We also have a need at outside linebacker this...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three and Out: Lions say timing of Suh re-signing doesn't matter

FIRST DOWN Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand says he doesn't care when it happens, just that it happens. Many Lions' fans are a little more impatient. They would have preferred to see defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh sign a contract extension a month ago to lower his salary-cap hit for this coming season (currently $22.4 million) and free up some additional money to add more...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who sits atop of the Detroit Lions “Mount Dreadmore”?

On the heels of the popular Mount Rushmore trend that was started by Lebron James, every sport and every team has had their top four players designated by the media and fans alike. In that spirit, cover32.com’s own Carl Pfeiffer created the exact opposite, what he referred to as each teams Mount Dreadmore. The criteria he attempted to use were fairly complicated. The players should...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions bring back veteran cornerback to mentor their younger players

The Detroit Lions have brought back their best cornerback from last season, Rashean Mathis. Signed to be a mentor to younger players on the Lions roster during the 2013 season, Mathis ended up starting 13 games after replacing the struggling Darius Slay in the lineup. Mathis totaled 47 totals and a team high 15 passes defended. Early in his career Mathis had been an all-pro with...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Rashean Mathis re-signs with Lions; DE Brown claimed off waivers

Cornerback Rashean Mathis has reached an agreement on a one-year deal to return to the Detroit Lions for what will be his 12th season in the NFL.
Via FOXSports.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ihedigbo brings winning pedigree to Lions

Safety James Ihedigbo has something the Detroit Lions don't -- a Super Bowl ring. The Lions, in fact, are one of only four NFL teams remaining that have never even played in the Super Bowl. The others are the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. It's no coincidence that the Lions' key additions this offseason all have been part of Super Bowl winners...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions have signed Rashean Mathis to a one year deal

The Detroit Lions are adding a veteran back to their secondary today.  Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted earlier today that the Detroit Lions have agreed to a one year deal with 34 year old Rashean Mathis.  The former Bethune-Cookman standout corner signed a one year deal to remain a Lion.  This is a great veteran […] The post Detroit Lions have signed Rashean Mathis to a one year...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Sign Rashean Mathis

The Detroit Lions have retained one of their own. Adam Schefter is reporting that Rashean Mathis has signed a one year deal  to remain with the team he started 13 games for last season. Veteran CB Rashean Mathis, entering his 12th season, is signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, where he started 13 games last year. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 14, 2014 The...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions reportedly re-signing CB Rashean Mathis

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; The Detroit Lions are re-signing free agent cornerback Rashean Mathis, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. THIS JUST IN: The Lions are signing veteran CB Rashean Mathis to a 1-year deal. (via @AdamSchefter) pic.twitter.com/Lf4FZkpHi5 — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 14, 2014 Mathis started...
Via Pro Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix

Moving on to our second prospect in this Detroit Lions 2014 NFL Draft preview, I want to look at Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix the safety out of Alabama.  This is a position of need for the Lions; even after the signing of Ihedigbo we still need a young safety to tandem with Glover Quin in the secondary.  I believe that Clinton-Dix would be an excellent fit for the Lions in the secondary...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Ryan Broyles cleared for offseason workouts

The Detroit Lions got some good news this week, as wide receiver Ryan Broyles has been cleared for offseason workouts after suffering a torn right Achilles' tendon last season. How much he'll be able to do in voluntary team workouts right now is unclear, but Broyles should be at full strength in time for training camp. Broyles holds the NCAA FBS career record for career receptions...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, scrap heap FAs for the Detroit Lions, more

In case you missed it, columns from the cover32 universe to browse through while watching The Masters on Sunday or bored at your office on Monday. National Columns - The top-10 inside linebackers in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading teams at the offseason midpoint. (READ) - The best remaining NFL free agents at each position. (READ) - Ten NFL players who aren...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions News: QB Matthew Stafford is ignoring the criticism

There has been plenty of criticism surrounding Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford during his six-year NFL career, primarily for inconsistent mechanics and taking too many chances. That criticism seemed to reach it's peak late last season. During an awful five-game stretch, the Lions QB threw 10 picks and had two fumbles. Many people, locally and nationally, felt Stafford...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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