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Detroit Lions have surprise but exciting pick in latest ESPN NFL Mock Draft

The Detroit Lions could go a lot of different directions with the No. 23 overall pick Thursday night. This is a relatively new one. The full NFL Nation mock draft. #Lions took Todd Gurley — Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) April 27, 2015 Wow. This latest mock was done by all the ESPN beat writers for each NFL team and Rothstein obviously decided to...
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Detroit Lions: Mock Draft 3.0

Well it’s almost here–the 2015 NFL draft. This Thursday night is one of the most exciting times of the year for NFL fans, but if you are a Detroit Lions fan, it’s that time of the year where you start to get nervous. Martin Mayhew hasn’t exactly dazzled anyone with his draft picks over the years, and the Lions are infamous for taking early round busts. It’s almost impossible...
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Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch was healthy enough to do this over the weekend

Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch suffered one of the more embarrassing knee injuries in recent memory last September. A sack dance gone wrong tore his ACL and ended Tulloch’s season, but he looks pretty healthy now. Check out what he did on Friday night. LB @stephentulloch warming up to throw out the first pitch at tonight's @tigers game: — Detroit Lions...
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Detroit Lions 2015 NFL Draft preview and predictions

The NFL draft is this Thursday and the Lions have been silent on their draft day intentions. I believe the Lions are at a tough spot in the first round picking No. 23, and should trade down for more draft picks. The Lions don’t have a glaring hole that they must fix, instead they have a bunch of places were they can add depth. Let’s take a look at some of the potential selections...
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Lions: 2015 NFL Draft order

The Detroit Lions have six picks to play with when the 2015 NFL Draft begins on April 30th in Chicago. (Note, per ESPN: Due to the the change in the compensatory picks by the NFL, the Lions now have pick No. 200 instead of pick No. 199.) Breakdown of Lions' 2015 selection: First round: 23rd overall selection Second round: 54th overall selection Third round: 88th...
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Detroit Lions: Early Season Predictions

When the Detroit Lions schedule being released this past Thursday, I really saw some intriguing games as well as some very tough ones. Here are my early season predictions for the team this year. Week 1 at San Diego Chargers. Tough first game to start the season, especially against a revamped Chargers offense versus a depleted Lions defense that will try and figure out their personnel...
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Lions Haven’t Spoken To DL Haloti Ngata Regarding An Extension, But Plan To Do So

Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Friday that while there appears to be mutual interest between the team and DL Haloti Ngata regarding a contract extension, the two sides have yet to sit down and discuss anything. “I think they know that we have an interest in doing something and I think that we know ... The post Lions Haven’t Spoken To DL Haloti Ngata Regarding An Extension...
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Lions GM looks forward to talking with James Ihedigbo, but ok with him skipping workouts

Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo was the lone player absent from the team's start to voluntary workouts this week, but general manager Martin Mayhew says he isn't too concerned with the news that James is looking for a new contract. "I look forward to talking with James," Mayhew told ESPN. "I understand what he's going through. I've been through that myself as a player, when...
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Lions pick up Rieff’s Fifth Year Option

Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew announced today during his pre-draft press conference that the club will pick up Offensive Tackle Riley Rieff’s fifth year option on is rookie contract, keeping him in Detroit for the 2016 season. Mayhew mentioned that they haven’t filed the paperwork just yet, but would be getting around to that shortly. Rieff’s option will mean...
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You won’t believe what Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate said on Twitter last night

Right or not, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate has a reputation as being a bit of a ladies’ man. Maybe it’s because of the rumors about him and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s ex-wife. Maybe it’s because when TMZ catches him out on the town he’s surrounded by gorgeous women. Whatever the case, Tate seems to have some not-so-great ideas about the fairer...
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Lions Have Spoken To LB DeAndre Levy’s Agent About Contract Extension

Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Friday that he has spoken to LB DeAndre Levy‘s representatives regarding a contract extension, per Tim Twentyman. Levy, 28, is coming off of a breakout season for Detroit is, arguably, the Lions best defensive player now that they’ve lost DT Ndamukong Suh to the Dolphins. He still has another year remaining ... The post Lions Have Spoken...
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Lions Picking Up LT Riley Reiff’s Fifth-Year Option

Lions GM Martin Mayhew announced Friday that they will pick up LT Riley Reiff‘s fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline, per Kyle Meinke. Mayhew added that he’s very comfortable with Reiff playing left tackle for them moving forward and considers him to be a very good player, per Tim Twentyman. This move will cost the Lions $8.07 million ... The post Lions Picking Up...
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2015 Draft: Detroit Lions Second Round Options

The Detroit Lions are a solid defensive team, but they still have some defensive needs. Of course, Suh left for the Dolphins and was replaced with Haloti Ngata, so there is a bit of a hole in the defensive line. The Lions secondary seems to always have needs as well, so let's put some names to these needs.Jordan Phillips is a massive nose tackle from Oklahoma has been all over the...
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S Glover Quin is nothing if not confident about the Lions chances in 2015

Safety Glover Quin was recently being interviewed by scores of local Detroit media members as the Lions have been participating in voluntary workouts this week.Since the NFL schedule was recently released and the fervor surrounding it is at it's strongest, Quin made the choice to speak about his feeling towards Detroit's upcoming schedule in 2015.In an article on M by writer...
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Matthew Stafford says he 'survived' his honeymoon

Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford recently married his long-time college girlfriend Kelly Hall. One of the many honeymoon things that Stafford can actually talk about publicly is his first time trying out skydiving. Why not? If New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady can make a terrifying jump off of a cliff in Costa Rica, then Stafford could certainly jump off...
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Detroit Lions 2015 Regular Season Schedule

Here’s the first look at The Detroit Lions’ regular season schedule. Notably it looks like Detroit has two Monday night games, two Thursday night games (including Thanksgiving) plus a Sunday night game on NBC. Week 1 Sun, Sep 13 @ San Diego 4:05 PM FOX Week 2 Sun, Sep 20 @ Minnesota 1:00 PM FOX Week 3 Sun, Sep 27 vs Denver 8:30 PM NBC Week 4 Mon, Oct 5 @ Seattle 8:30...
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Detroit Lions Release Guard Rodney Austin After Arrest for Assaulting Woman and Young Child

Chances are the NFL dream is going to be over for Rodney Austin following his release by the Detroit Lions Tuesday morning. Austin had spent most of the last three seasons on the practice squad for the Lions playing in just one game in 2013, but as long as you are still on the team there is always a chance for the dream to come to fruition.However, no one is going to want to sign...
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More evidence Suh wanted nothing to do with Detroit

Whether it was the reported dissociation with his teammates or firing his agent during a vital negotiating period with Detroit, we have further proof that former Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh wanted nothing to do with the Motor City or signing a new deal with the team. According to Mike Florio of, Suh was front and center for the Dolphins’ offseason...
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Predicting the 2015 Season for Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford's first two seasons in the NFL were an all too familiar sight for Detroit Lions fans. Stafford only played 13 games combined in his first two years, leading to a dreadful 8-24 record. Stafford combined for 19 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, shaky statistics at best for a young quarterback's first 13 games. Before missing 13 games in 2010, Stafford did show some...
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Adding Support Around Megatron Ultra Important for Lions

Last year, Calvin Johnson missed three games and only had 1,077 receiving yards. Knowing nothing about how the Detroit Lions performed overall, just by looking at that one would assume that the Lions probably didn't have a great year, especially offensively. False. The Lions had a great 11-5 campaign, led offensively by Stafford and Golden Tate. Yeah, Golden Tate. The same Golden...
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Lions, Buccaneers resolve dispute over George Johnson

Two days after the Detroit Lions took issue with the terms of the offer sheet given by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to defensive end George Johnson, the two teams came to an agreement. The Tampa Bay Times‘ Rick Stroud reports that the Lions and Buccaneers will be swapping late-round picks in the 2015 draft to make up for the discrepancy. Johnson was given a three-year, $9 million...
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Detroit Lions Take Issue with Buccaneers’ Offer Sheet to DE George Johnson

It seemed inevitable that the Detroit Lions were going to lose defensive end George Johnson to his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Initially given an original-round, $1.542 million RFA tender by the Lions, the Buccaneers stepped in and gave Johnson an offer sheet worth $9 million over three years. Johnson signed it, and it appeared the deal was done. Not so fast, apparently...
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Matthew Stafford, girlfriend Kelly Hall tie the knot

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford married longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall over the weekend. As expected, it appears all who were in attendance has a great time. Loyal LBS readers know that Ms. Hall — now Mrs. Stafford — is one of our favorite WAGs. If you don’t know why, look no further than our previous...Read More
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Matt Stafford's fiancee rips newspaper over article

Kelly Hall, Matt Stafford’s fiancée, will do whatever it takes to defend her man. So when a Detroit Sun Times writer called out the Lions quarterback in a recent article, she made sure to respond. Hall and Stafford flew to Syracuse to watch Michigan State take on Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Stafford attended the University of Georgia, but since they didn’t...
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