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How the Lions can fix their receiver problem

After signing Ricky Wagner and T.J. Lang this offseason, the Lions filled their biggest need on offense during free agency. They fixed their atrocious offensive line, and now hope to focus on defense. One need that seems to be forgotten, though, is at wide receiver. The Lions current wide receiver group is strong at the […] How the Lions can fix their receiver problem - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
2 hours ago

Lions first-round pick Laken Tomlinson could be on roster bubble

The Detroit Lions exhausted a lot of capital on upgrading the offensive line in free agency earlier in March. The team doled out a combined $76 million on tackle Rick Wagner and guard T.J. Lang. Obviously, this wasn’t a huge vote of confidence in the direction of 2015 first-round pick Laken Tomlinson. The Duke product has started double-digit games in each of his first two seasons...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell’s not worried about his contract status

Most coaches never get to a lame duck season, either ending up fired or extended before getting to the final year of a contract. But Lions coach Jim Caldwell is handling it the way he seemingly handles everything — evenly. “We’re not going to discuss anything dealing with the contracts,” Caldwell said, via Dave Birkett…
Via Pro Football Talk
5 hours ago

Lions request fewer road games early in season

The 2017 NFL schedule figures to be out in less than a month, and the Lions hope the word “at” doesn’t appear after their name too many times in September. The Lions have played three of their first four games on the road in each of the last two seasons, starting 0-5 in 2015 and 1-3 last season. They made nice recoveries both times, salvaging a 7-9 record in 2015 and making...
Via The Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions NFL Draft: 1st Round Defense

Little may argue that the Detroit Lions got better this offseason, and that was mostly on the offensive side of the ball. They upgraded both their run and pass blocking by adding offensive linemen Rick Wagner and T.J. Lang (both upgrades over Reiff and Wafford) and by adding one of the best blocking tight ends in the league […] Detroit Lions NFL Draft: 1st Round Defense - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

Stafford’s Contract Talks Are A Great Sign For The Lions

Earlier today, PFT Live spoke to Detroit Lions G.M. Bob Quinn about Matthew Stafford’s upcoming contract. Stafford is currently in the last year of his deal, and though he stated that talks are still very early the fact that they are speaking is a great sign for the team. In Stafford’s eight seasons as a Lion, […] Stafford’s Contract Talks Are A Great Sign For The Lions...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

Detroit Lions Draft Profile 2017: Defensive End Derek Barnett

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Lions, despite sounding open to it, should avoid Adrian Peterson

The Detroit Lions don’t need to take a risk on a player like Adrian Peterson. Peterson is a big name, but teams have shied away from him this offseason. Reasons vary and make plenty of sense taken as a whole. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn, though, sounds like a guy who wouldn’t totally discount the idea of Peterson donning his team’s blue uniforms. Quinn talked with...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions are 'working towards' contract extension with Matthew Stafford

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Lions GM: Adrian Peterson still has ‘plenty left in the tank’

Adrian Peterson remains unsigned even though NFL free agency began a few weeks ago, and there isn’t exactly a ton of buzz surrounding him. But at least one team believes he still can play.Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn still thinks Peterson can bring something to the table.“I think AP still has plenty left in the tank,” Quinn told MLive.com’s Kyle Meinke on Monday at the NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Three Defensive Backs to Target in NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions have two underrated studs currently in their secondary. Darius Slay and Glover Quin have been responsible for leading a secondary that finished 19th in the league against the pass last season. General Manager Bob Quinn has done a good job rebuilding the trenches in free agency, which may lead him to draft a defensive back earlier than many thought during the NFL...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions’ problem with tight ends

Over the last five years, the Detroit Lions have seen 19 tight ends come and go. Obviously, several of these players were signed for off-season purposes, varying from filling up practice squad spots, inciting competition in training camps, or simply putting bodies on the field. Many of these players never even saw the field for the Lions. However, if you take a deeper look you can...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Remaining potential free agents to sign

The Detroit Lions made a splash in the opening days of free agency.  The team added much-needed offensive line help with Rick Wagner and T.J. Lang.  The team added D.J. Hayden as a defensive back and Darren Fells as a blocking tight end.  Keshawn Martin will fight for the return duties as the team let Andre Roberts walk.  With nearly two weeks passing since the free agency period...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Floyd could be fit for Lions

The New England Patriots gave Michael Floyd a chance last year after the wide receiver’s second arrest for driving while under the influence, but it doesn’t sound like he will be returning to the team.With the Patriots having acquired star receiver Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints, ESPN’s Mike Reiss speculates that New England has no room for Floyd on its roster. Danny...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions sign free agent DT Jordan Hill

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive tackle Jordan Hill. Hill is entering his fifth NFL season after previously playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round in 2013. Hill has seven sacks in 31 career games. He played in four games for the Jaguars last season, making no starts...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions re-sign long snapper Muhlbach

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach. The team announced the move Wednesday. Muhlbach is entering his 14th season, all with Detroit. He ranks fourth on the Lions' list with 196 games played and needs five more to pass linebacker Wayne Walker for third place. Detroit's special teams played a big role in helping the team reach the playoffs...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate responds to picture showing him and wife wearing MAGA hats

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate took to Twitter Wednesday to address a controversy that arose over a picture of the receiver and his wife wearing “Make America Great Again” hats. For those counting, that’s 10 billion percent, which is a lot. It’s a visceral reaction to what was a stupid controversy by any objective measure — though Tate did clarify that he wore...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Haloti Ngata tells Lions he plans to play in 2017

The Detroit Lions entered the offseason wondering if Haloti Ngata would return in 2017. According to a report, the defensive tackle will be back. Ngata’s career has been an unquestioned success. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2006 and was a part of Baltimore’s Super Bowl XLVII winning squad. Ngata has made five Pro Bowls (2009-2013) and from 2008-2012 he earned either...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions GM ‘disappointed’ Joe Mixon was banished from the combine

The 2017 NFL Combine is underway, which means we get to see what this event looks like when the NFL banishes players such as Joe Mixon for domestic violence. Since these players are absent, you knew NFL executives would be asked about the noticeably absent players such as Mixon. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn was the first to make a stance Wednesday. He admitted he wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions GM Bob Quinn: It’s ‘disappointing’ that NFL didn’t allow Joe Mixon to compete at Combine

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn is speaking out against the NFL for barring Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon from the scouting combine.Quinn was asked by Justin Rogers of the Detroit News if the Lions were considering drafting Mixon, who was not invited to the scouting combine after he punched a woman at a restaurant in 2014.Here’s what Quinn had to say on the matter:...
Via The Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Offseason Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Detroit Lions. 2016 record: 9-7 — 2nd place, NFC North What’s new? Not much, although they’re coming off a playoff season. That’s pretty damn rare in Detroit. Projected salary cap...
Via This Given Sunday
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Lions long-snapper Jimmy Landes snaps football underneath camel (vid)

Detroit Lions long-snapper Jimmy Landes created considerable attention for himself on social media by creating a trick-snap video during his college career. Now, Landes has released another interesting video showcasing his talents. The exotic locale only heightens the impressiveness, as does the nature of said trick. Landes, currently on vacation in Jordan, posted video this week...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Former Lions CB Stanley Wilson II arrested while naked for the third time in eight months

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II has been arrested while naked for the third time since last June, according to the Associated Press. In the June incident, Wilson — a member of the Lions from 2005-2007 — was shot while not wearing any clothes as he was an intruder in a home. In January, he was found outside of a Portland home without wearing any clothing. The...
Via The Comeback
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/7: Still working off our Super Bowl hangover

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Kristin Otto, Peter Bondra, Juwan Howard, Steve Nash, Matt Stafford, Steven Stamkos and Isaiah Thomas. On this date in 1998, the Winter Olympics kicked off in Nagano, Japan. It was the first Games that saw women's hockey and snowboarding as medal sports, and curling returned...
Via Yardbarker
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Stanley Wilson arrested again while naked, crying in mug shot

Former NFL cornerback Stanley Wilson II was arrested earlier this month for the second time since June. He was naked both times.According to a police report obtained by The Oregonian, Wilson was found “running around” in the nude outside the home of a person he did not know on Jan. 10. He told police he lived nearby, but the address he gave did not check out.Wilson was already...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss
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