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Ameer Abdullah could be headed for a featured role in Detroit

The running back the Cardinals wanted to draft before drafting David Johnson may soon get a chance to have an impact similar to Arizona’s 2015 Plan B option. Lions running back Ameer Abdullah recently said he’d be better than any other option the team may bring in. They didn’t bring anyone in via free agency…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

New custom Detroit Lions jerseys now available for purchase

Finally, the Detroit Lions are offering customized jerseys for their new designs. Though the Detroit Lions rolled out highly popular new uniforms back in April, they haven’t exactly been thorough in their release of available jerseys to purchase in the new design. For over a month, fans could only select from a limited amount of players; if you wanted a different player’s jersey...
Via Pride of Detroit
1 day ago

Can the Detroit Lions win the NFC North?

The Detroit Lions were in prime position to win the NFC North last season. Unfortunately, losing three games in a row at the tail end of the season thwarted that dream. The team has improved many facets of their roster since last season. A greatly improved offensive line as well as drafted prospects that could make an immediate impact on the defense. 2017 could see the Lions end...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giants bringing Devin Taylor in for a visit

The Giants have written big checks lately for pass-rushing defensive ends, but they still need some depth. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Giants are bringing former Lions defensive end Devin Taylor for a visit. Taylor had 7.0 sacks as a reserve two years ago, but only 4.5 last year as a starter in…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Calvin Johnson admits he hid concussions from Lions

Former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson continues to make the media rounds lately and provide some pretty interesting details about his playing career. As an example, Johnson recently had an interview with the Detroit Free Press and hinted the Lions didn’t treat him well near the end of his career: “I don’t even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson says he ‘of course’ hid concussions

Calvin Johnson already said some things this weekend that the Detroit Lions won’t like, and now he’s said some things that the NFL won’t like.Megatron spoke with the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett after his football camp on Saturday. He was asked about concussions and said he “of course” hid them.“Guys get concussions, they don’t tell the coaches,” Johnson said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson still miffed over how Lions relationship ended

Calvin Johnson remains retired from professional football and has no desire to return, but that doesn’t mean he’s completely satisfied with how his relationship with the Detroit Lions ended. Upon announcing his retirement from the NFL, the Lions requested Johnson pay back $320,000 of the $3.2 million signing bonus on his final contract — a request rarely made by a team, especially...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions season relies heavily on Ameer Abdullah

When it comes to the Detroit Lions, people think of a stout front seven and a dynamic passing attack. The last thing that comes to mind is the running game. Maybe it’s because the Lions are a pass heavy team or maybe it’s because they haven’t had a good running back since Barry Sanders retired. Ameer Abdullah could very well change that. He can be the running back that the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Kaaya could be the Detroit Lions’ future

Among the many misfires the Detroit Lions have had over the years, Matthew Stafford isn’t one of them. The All-Pro has transformed into Detroit’s franchise quarterback on his way to becoming one of the best gunslingers in the NFL. Stafford is signed to a large contract and won’t be giving up his starting spot anytime soon, with good reason. Despite having backup quarterback...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions WR Calvin Johnson puts team on blast

Future Hall of Fame wide receiver Calvin Johnson surprised many when he retired following the 2015 season. Only 30 years old at the time, Johnson was coming off a campaign that saw him put up over 1,200 yards and nine touchdowns.Why was Johnson retiring in the prime of his career? The nine-year vet indicated just recently that it had more to do with the toll football was taking on...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions All-Pro LB Wayne Walker passes away at 80

The NFL has been hit especially hard with the passing of former greats over the past several days. News of the death of former Detroit Lions All-Pro linebacker and San Francisco 49ers broadcaster Wayne Walker at the age of 80 on Friday is just the latest example.Walker, who starred for the Lions from 1958-1972, died due to complications from Parkinson’s Disease in his hometown...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions are working on multi-year NFL Draft bid

The 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia was a smashing success with over 250,000 football fans attending the event in Philadelphia. With the city hosting the draft expected to make plenty of money off the event, more and more cities are bidding for the annual event. While New York has stated their desire to bring the Draft back to Manhattan, Detroit is now jumping on the Draft train...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ameer Abdullah not concerned about competition at RB for Lions

Detroit Lions third-year running back Ameer Abdullah isn’t worried about potential competition in his backfield.The Lions avoided signing a veteran such as Adrian Peterson this offseason, then turned around and ignored the spot in the draft despite many pundits expecting the front office to hit the position.Abdullah? He’s not too concerned either way, as captured by MLive.com’s...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Ebron explains why he would never buy Lonzo Ball shoes

As an avid sneakerhead, there are very few shoes out there that Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron won’t buy. But he recently found a pair he wants nothing to do with, and you can probably guess which pair that is.On Tuesday, Ebron told reporters he would “never” consider buying a pair of Lonzo Ball’s new shoes, the ZO2.“I would never purchase those shoes,” Ebron said...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pro Football Hall of Famer Yale Lary passes away at 86

A nine-time Pro Bowler and three-time NFL champion during his illustrious career with the Detroit Lions, what Yale Lary accomplished in life was not defined by the gridiron.No, Lary sat out two seasons during the height of his career to serve the United States Military as a lieutenant in 1954 and 1955. It’s a throwback to earlier times when athletes and those in the public light...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

James Lofton joins CBS as an NFL game analyst, while Tony Gonzalez jumps to Fox

An offseason full of changes to NFL broadcast teams continued Wednesday, with announcements that James Lofton will join CBS as a game analyst and Tony Gonzalez, formerly of CBS, will jump to Fox to appear on the NFL Kickoff studio show.Let’s start with Lofton, who played in the NFL from 1978 to 1993, making eight Pro Bowls as a wide receiver and earning a Hall of Fame induction...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson joins CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst, replacing Bart Scott

CBS is continuing to shake up its NFL Sunday crew to give viewers a new mix this upcoming season. Nate Burleson will be joining the studio team for The NFL Today, the network announced on Monday. In addition, the former NFL wide receiver will also contribute to CBS Sports Network’s NFL Sunday show, That Other Pregame Show. On The NFL Today, Burleson joins new analyst Phil Simms...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Haloti Ngata underwent brain tests before returning to Detroit Lions

Haloti Ngata is a 33-year-old All-Pro defensive tackle who has been in the NFL since 2006. After his first 10 seasons in the league, Ngata wanted to do something practical before ensuring his return for an 11th season – get his brain tested. Ngata recently re-signed with the Detroit Lions for 2017 after playing for them over the past two seasons. But before he put the pen to...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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