Detroit Lions News and Rumors

  • OMG, Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy stands on a moving plane

    OMG, Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy stands on a moving plane

    yahoo.com Updated 5 hours ago
    It makes sense that NFL players are thrill seekers. You don't go through the adrenaline rush of playing on Sundays in the fall and then sit at home all offseason and watch old movies. That's why Tom Brady was giving New England Patriots fans a heart att…
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  • Todd McShay sticks with DT for Detroit Lions in latest mock dra…

    Todd McShay sticks with DT for Detroit Lions in latest mock draft

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    The Detroit Lions, in part due to minimal movement during free agency, still have big holes to fill on their offensive and defensive lines. While other mock drafts -- as covered here -- have focused on the offensive line at No. 23 for the Lions, colleag…
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  • Caldwell says things “didn’t work out” with Reggie Bush

    Caldwell says things “didn’t work out” with Reggie Bush

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Mar 27 (3 days ago)
    Reggie Bush led the Lions in rushing in 2014, but they cut Bush before free agency. At the league meetings in Arizona, coach Jim Caldwell didn’t have much to say about why Bush is no longer in Detroit. “I think oftentimes you’ll find that there are goin…
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  • Jim Caldwell still believes in tight end Eric Ebron

    Jim Caldwell still believes in tight end Eric Ebron

    ESPN.com Mar 27 (3 days ago)
    When the Detroit Lions held the No. 10 pick in the draft a year ago, they went with what they believed would be the best player available instead of filling an obvious need. Of course, the players taken almost immediately after tight end Eric Ebron ende…
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  • Jim Caldwell claims Matthew Stafford is “improving steadily”

    Jim Caldwell claims Matthew Stafford is “improving steadily”

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (4 days ago)
    A common refrain from those who watch the Lions is that if they’re going to improve in 2015, Matthew Stafford needs to improve. Coach Jim Caldwell doesn’t see it that way. “Someone said something about, ‘Hey, well Coach, you really need your quarterback…
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  • Jets sign tight end Kellen Davis

    Jets sign tight end Kellen Davis

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25 (5 days ago)
    The New York Jets have signed former Detroit Lions tight end Kellen Davis. According to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, it’s a one-year deal. Davis appeared in six games for the Lions last season and did not record a single catch. That’s because Davis i…
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  • Detroit Lions sticking with a multiple 4-3 defense

    Detroit Lions sticking with a multiple 4-3 defense

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (5 days ago)
    The Detroit Lions lost their two starting defensive tackles to free agency in the past month. In their place, they signed two other defensive tackles who have played in a multiple system. Despite the personnel shift, Lions coach Jim Caldwell said nothin…
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  • Detroit Lions don't have interest in Ray Rice

    Detroit Lions don't have interest in Ray Rice

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (5 days ago)
    The Detroit Lions are in need of a running back. Just don’t expect that running back to be Ray Rice. Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters at the owners meetings in Arizona on Wednesday that the franchise would likely not be looking at the 28-year-old…
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  • Lions won’t pursue a tampering case over Dolphins’ pursuit of S…

    Lions won’t pursue a tampering case over Dolphins’ pursuit of Suh

    profootballtalk.com Mar 25 (6 days ago)
    Reports that the Dolphins had agreed to a deal with Ndamukong Suh surfaced well before it was permissible under NFL rules for the Dolphins to agree to a deal with Suh. Under the letter of the law, the Dolphins almost certainly violated the league’s tamp…
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  • Thoughts on Lions and Riley Reiff's option

    Thoughts on Lions and Riley Reiff's option

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (6 days ago)
    Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew continued his stance from February’s combine at the owners meetings Monday, telling reporters he has yet to make a decision on the fifth-year option for left tackle Riley Reiff. On the surface, it seems somewh…
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  • Jets sign former Lions offensive tackle Corey Hilliard

    Jets sign former Lions offensive tackle Corey Hilliard

    profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (6 days ago)
    The Jets have done a little free agency business while at the league meetings, adding some depth to their offensive line. The team announced they had signed unrestricted free agent tackle Corey Hilliard from the Lions. The six-year veteran has also spen…
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  • Lions G.M. Martin Mayhew admits he botched the 2011 draft

    Lions G.M. Martin Mayhew admits he botched the 2011 draft

    profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (7 days ago)
    In the 2011 draft, many teams chose players who are now the cornerstones of their franchises. And then there are the Lions, who didn’t choose a single player in 2011 who’s still on the team in 2015. Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew knows he did a lou…
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  • Where the Detroit Lions stand with their own free agents

    Where the Detroit Lions stand with their own free agents

    ESPN.com Mar 20
    While the Detroit Lions continue to pursue at least one free agent who wasn’t with the franchise last season, here’s a look at where the team’s own free agents stand after a full week of free agency. Reggie Bush, RB: The Lions cut him to pick up some ro…
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  • Mathis has no concerns about Suh-less Lions

    Mathis has no concerns about Suh-less Lions

    Cornerback Rashean Mathis has decided to stay with the Lions. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has not. And Mathis thinks the Lions will be fine without Suh. “I’m very confident,” Mathis told reporters on Thursday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Pre…
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  • Lions think their proposal for replay on penalties will fail

    Lions think their proposal for replay on penalties will fail

    The Lions will argue at next week’s league meetings that instant replay should be available to review penalties. But they don’t think they’re going to win that battle. Among several rules proposals involving changes to instant replay, the Lions’ proposa…
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  • Detroit Lions ownership at a glance

    Detroit Lions ownership at a glance

    ESPN.com Mar 18
    Majority owner: Martha Firestone Ford, 89 Minority owners: Martha Ford Morse, 66; Sheila Ford Hamp, 63; William Clay Ford Jr., 57; Elizabeth Ford Kontulis, 53. Source of wealth: Ford Motor Company Net worth: $1.5 billion (Forbes) Residence: Grosse Point…
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  • Rams give Nick Fairley big reason to be part of offseason worko…

    Rams give Nick Fairley big reason to be part of offseason workout program

    On Tuesday, Mike Florio pointed out that Rams defensive tackle Nick Fairley has a chance to earn more than the $5.5 million that the Lions would have paid him had they exercised their 2015 option on his contract. Fairley will be able to make up to $7.5 …
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  • Calvin Johnson gets engaged in Baltimore

    Calvin Johnson gets engaged in Baltimore

    ESPN.com Mar 17
    Calvin Johnson is off the market. The Detroit Lions' star wide receiver proposed to girlfriend Brittney McNorton while in Baltimore for the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation dinner on Monday night at the Hilton Baltimore. "Situation was right,"…
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  • Free-agency review: Lions

    Free-agency review: Lions

    ESPN.com Mar 17
    Most significant signing: I'm going to amend this here and, for the purposes of the Lions, turn this into the most significant transaction. The biggest move for Detroit was trading for former Baltimore defensive lineman Haloti Ngata. Detroit had to make…
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  • Lardarius Webb on Haloti Ngata’s release: Am I next?

    Lardarius Webb on Haloti Ngata’s release: Am I next?

    Cornerback Lardarius Webb has seen plenty of his longtime teammates leave the Ravens over the years, but none of them had the same impact as the trade of defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the Lions last week. Webb called the news of Ngata’s departure “th…
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  • Lions meet with Todd Gurley

    Lions meet with Todd Gurley

    The Lions, who are in need of tailback depth, have met with one of the top prospects at the position in the upcoming draft. Georgia running back Todd Gurley took a pre-draft visit to Lions facilities on Monday, the club’s website said. Gurley (6-1, 222)…
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  • Video - Window Of Opportunity Closing For Aging Lions 02:45

    Window Of Opportunity Closing For Aging Lions

    Mar 21
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses the team's aging nucleus.
  • Video - Draft Will Be Critical For Patient Lions 01:59

    Draft Will Be Critical For Patient Lions

    Mar 17
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses Detroit's strategy after a relatively quiet free-agent opening.
  • Video - Do You Believe Suh Didn't Want To Leave Detroit? 06:08

    Do You Believe Suh Didn't Want To Leave Detroit?

    Mar 16
    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith discuss former Lion Ndamukong Suh's statement that it was a huge misconception that he didn't want to be in Detroit.
  • Video - Rams Sign Fairley 00:47

    Rams Sign Fairley

    Mar 13
    Adam Schefter breaks down how much Nick Fairley's addition boosts the Rams' defensive line. Fairley signed a one-year deal with St. Louis worth $5 million.

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    Mar 26
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