LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lions: Ameer Abdullah doesn’t want to see the NFL eliminate kickoffs

Last season Lions running back Ameer Abdullah found success returning kickoffs leading the NFL with 1,077 yards on 37 returns. On that fact alone you can understand why the second year back will like to see the NFL keep kickoffs around instead of trying to slowly phase them out. Here’s what he told MLive.com: “The return is probably one of the most important plays in the game...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 hours ago

Ameer Abdullah: NFL can’t take the kickoff away

Lions running back Ameer Abdullah led the league in kickoff return yards as a rookie last year. But he’s worried that by the time his career ends, there will be no such thing as a kickoff. Abdullah told MLive.com he knows the NFL has talked about eliminating the kickoff, but he doesn’t believe there’s any…
Via Pro Football Talk
16 hours ago

Who is the Lions’ most underrated player?

Which talent on the Lions roster is getting underappreciated by most? Thursday, we discussed who was the Detroit Lions most overrated player on the roster. CBS Sports’ analyst Pete Prisco said Riley Reiff, but Pride Of Detroit voters ended up picking Eric Ebron with 41 percent of the vote. Later on Thursday, Prisco offered his 32 most underrated players for each team. Here’s...
Via Pride of Detroit
1 day ago

Top 5 stories entering Lions Training Camp

On July 29th, Detroit Lions Training Camp opens. While there are only three open practices, there are no doubt some interesting story-lines to keep an eye on this year. Marvin Jones’ debut When Calvin Johnson retired, the first move the Lions made was inking Marvin Jones to a 5-year, $40 million contract the very next […] Top 5 stories entering Lions Training Camp - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

Calvin Johnson's retirement leaves a huge void for the Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Calvin Johnson's retirement leaves a huge void for the Detroit Lions. Detroit will face defenses for the first time in a decade without one of its players drawing double coverage on almost every snap. Johnson walked away from the Lions and the league in March, announcing his retirement at the age of 30. The move rekindled memories of Hall of Fame running...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions capsule

DETROIT LIONS (7-9) OPEN CAMP: July 28, Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: Lost first five games and seven of eight, leading to team president Tom Lewand, general manager Martin Mayhew and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi getting fired. Won seven of last nine games, helping coach Jim Caldwell retain job for third season, under first-year general manager Bob Quinn. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Should Trade For Eric Rowe

Could former Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz unintentionally help out his old franchise with his peculiar eye for defensive back talent? It appears Schwartz, now the Defensive Coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles, has already soured on 2015 first-round pick Eric Rowe. Per Eagles beat writer Eliot Shorr-Parks: I think there is a better chance Jalen Mills […] Lions Should Trade...
Via Sidelion Report
2 days ago

Detroit Lions set to work out Arian Foster

Former Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is set to work out for the Miami Dolphins and the Detroit Lions later this week, according to ESPNs Adam Schefter. Former Texans RB Arian Foster is scheduled to work out for Dolphins on Monday and Lions later this week, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 18, 2016 Foster is one player who, when healthy, can easily...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions NFL Season Preview

NFL Season Preview for the Detroit Lions.
Via Walter Football
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Jahvid Best to run in the Rio Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is going to the Rio Olympics. The former NFL first-round draft pick, who had his pro football career cut short due to concussions after just two seasons, has been approved to run the 100 meters for the Saint Lucia track and field team in Rio, OlympicTalk reports. "God is good! It's hard to describe how I feel right now," Best said in...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Jahvid Best to compete as sprinter at Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will compete as a sprinter for the Saint Lucia Olympic track and field team. Best, whose NFL career was cut short by repeated concussions, will become the first player with previous NFL experience to compete in the Summer Olympics. “Above all else I’m excited to get out there and make my country and family proud,” Best said in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best, Whose NFL Career Was Cut Short Due to Concussions, is Officially Headed to the 2016 Summer Olympics

Jahvid Best. It's a name you know, though you might not be able to place it. You know he played football, but he's one of those guys as the 2016 NFL season approaches that usually elicits a "whatever happened to that guy?" type of question from dudes scanning the remaining players in the last round of their fantasy football draft. Best, the former stud running back from Cal who...
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Detroit Lions drafted the right player in Eric Ebron

Sometimes players get unfair treatment of how they should be preforming based on the players drafted around them. Even worse it tends to happen to players in different positions, so trying to compare and contrast is nearly impossible. This is the case for Eric Ebron, the third-year Detroit Lions tight end that just so happened to be drafted before Odell Beckham Jr. and Aaron Donald...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will celebrate 25th anniversary of last playoff win

NFL teams routinely celebrate anniversaries of significant moments in franchise history with tributes and events, typically at some point during a given season. For the Detroit Lions, the 2016 NFL season marks the 25th anniversary of a benchmark moment for the organization, although it lacks the luster and prestige common with these kind of remembrances. For a team like the Lions...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 potential breakout players for 2016

The Detroit Lions lost their one unquestionable superstar, Calvin Johnson, to retirement this offseason. What they are left with is a roster full of players with “potential” but lacking in proven talent. Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Ziggy Ansah, Deandre Levy, and Darius Slay are among the players that should be the stars on this team going forward and they obviously need to...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions releasing Stephen Tulloch a questionable move

Though the NFL of today is littered with strange transactions throughout the calendar year, the Detroit Lions‘ move on Tuesday was extra strange. In what was probably a first for the NFL,  a team cut its leading tackler in the month of July, with the Lions releasing middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch on Tuesday. Coming off of an excellent season in which he led the Lions with...
Via EndZoneScore
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson says he would have had harder time retiring if Lions had been contenders

When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement, there were some who believed that it was because he’d grown tired of the losing culture that permeates the Detroit Lions’ organization. It turns out that, while not the primary reason, Detroit’s history of failure made it easier for Johnson to walk away. Johnson told ESPN’s Michael Smith in an interview for “E:60” that, while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions release linebacker Stephen Tulloch

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have released Stephen Tulloch. The Lions announced Tuesday that they'd cut the veteran linebacker. Coach Jim Caldwell said in a statement that Tulloch has been ''a consummate professional on and off the field.'' Tulloch started all 16 games for the Lions last season, his fifth with Detroit. He's played 10 seasons in the NFL. Tulloch joined...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit brewery names IPA after Lions rookie Miles Killebrew

In a match made in beer-naming heaven — as it were — a Detroit-area brewery has bestowed the honor of naming an IPA after Detroit Lions rookie safety Miles Killebrew. “I guess it was a play on my name,” Killebrew astutely observed, via ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. “Killebrew. So they wanted to do that there. It was a cool experience.” Created by Fort Street Brewery, Killebrew...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson explains he was 'fed up' when he retired

Former Detroit Lions star wide receiver Calvin Johnson said he considered walking away from the NFL long before he called it quits in March, and that he has no plans to return. Megatron spoke publicly about his retirement for the first time at his Calvin Johnson Jr. Foundation Catching Dreams Football Camp in Michigan on Saturday, revealing persistent finger, knee and ankle injuries...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: “I’m not coming back”

Calvin Johnson will not be returning to an NFL field near you anytime soon. The former Detroit Lions receiver said at his southeast Michigan football camp on Saturday that he has no intention of returning to the NFL in his first public comments since retiring in March. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said Saturday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “You ain’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: ‘I’m not coming back’

Calvin Johnson, like Barry Sanders before him, retired during the prime of his career with the Detroit Lions, and he’s happy about his decision. Speaking with reporters at a football camp Saturday morning, Johnson, formerly known by many in football circles as Megatron, made it clear he is not going to come back to the game. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said, laughing...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford underplays the loss of Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions head into the 2016 season without one of the best players in franchise history after wide receiver Calvin Johnson announced his retirement during the spring. For a team that struggled through a seven-win 2015 campaign, this loss should have a severe impact in its ability to contend for a playoff spot this upcoming season. After all, Johnson has been the team...
Via Sportsnaut
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions send B-day wishes to Kyle Van Noy ... three months late

The folks who operate the Detroit Lions Twitter account made a humorous mistake Sunday, wishing linebacker Kyle Van Noy a Happy Birthday. Unfortunately, the message was sent three months late. Check out this exchange. RT to wish @KVN_03 a happy birthday today! pic.twitter.com/CEZlUnJqeX — Detroit Lions (@Lions) June 19, 2016 Should I feel dumb that the @Lions couldn't...
Via Sportsnaut
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions coaches predict Ziggy Ansah will get 20 sacks

Bold predictions for players taken in the top 10 of the 2013 draft seem to be a thing this week, and the Lions defensive coaching staff says that Ezekiel Ansah can reach 20 sacks in 2016. “If you ask (defensive line coach) Kris (Kocurek), it’s 20 sacks,” Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin told MLive.com. Ansah, drafted fifth overall in 2013, had a career-high 14.5...
Via The Sports Daily
June 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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