Report: Jim Schwartz to consult with NFL officials in 2015profootballtalk.com Updated 7 hours agoFormer Lions head coach and Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz didn’t land a job on a coaching staff for the 2015 season and said that he’d reached a point in his career where he “can be selective about opportunities.” Schwartz also said that he w…Share Tweet
Rashean Mathis thinks Lions’ defense can be better this yearprofootballtalk.com 8 hours agoCan the Lions’ defense get better despite the loss of its best player, Ndamukong Suh? Cornerback Rashean Mathis thinks so. “That’s definitely the plan,” Mathis told the Detroit Free Press. “Anything other than that wouldn’t be us. It wouldn’t be what we…Share Tweet
Lions' Ziggy Ansah helps kids go to a Detroit Tigers gameESPN.com May 16Lions' Ziggy Ansah helps kids go to a Detroit Tigers gameShare Tweet
Stafford says Lions’ line is better than before, “like night and day”profootballtalk.com May 15The Lions added three offensive linemen during the NFL draft, and Matthew Stafford couldn’t be happier. After Detroit used its first-round pick on guard Laken Tomlinson, acquired guard Manny Ramirez in a trade with the Broncos and then spent its seventh…Share Tweet
Lions add some defensive line depth with Corey Woottonprofootballtalk.com May 14The Lions added some experience to their defensive line Thursday, with a guy who has plenty of NFC North experience. According to his agent, free agent defensive end Corey Wootton is joining the Lions on a one-year deal. Wootton spent last year with the…Share Tweet
Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch healthy and ready to playESPN.com May 13Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch healthy and ready to playShare Tweet
Ameer Abdullah signs with LionsThe Lions are down to one unsigned pick. The team announced Wednesday that second-round pick Ameer Abdullah has signed his four-year rookie deal with the club. That leaves only first-round guard Laken Tomlinson to sign before the Lions have the entire c…Share TweetThe Lions restructured safety Glover Quin’s contract to give them a bit more room under the salary cap and they’ve used some of that money to add a pair of veterans to the roster. Detroit announced Wednesday that they have signed cornerback Chris Owens …Share Tweet
Lions players consider Patriots controversy a big deal for NFLESPN.com May 13Lions players consider Patriots controversy a big deal for NFLShare Tweet
Lions restructure Glover Quin’s dealLast year, the Lions converted most of safety Glover Quin’s base salary into a signing bonus in order to create some immediate space under the salary cap. It seems they were pleased with the results because they’ve done it again this year. Dave Birkett …Share TweetMatthew Stafford happy with Lions signing Lance MooreShare Tweet
Lions' Levy: Wing-walking 'pinnacle of excitement'ESPN.com May 12Lions' Levy: Wing-walking 'pinnacle of excitement'Share Tweet
Football Outsiders has Detroit Lions with under-.500 2015 recordESPN.com May 12Football Outsiders has Detroit Lions with under-.500 2015 recordShare Tweet
Five thoughts wrapping up 2015 Detroit Lions rookie minicampESPN.com May 10Five thoughts wrapping up 2015 Detroit Lions rookie minicampShare Tweet
Strong ties brought Duke QB Anthony Boone to Detroit LionsESPN.com May 10Strong ties brought Duke QB Anthony Boone to Detroit LionsShare Tweet
Gabe Wright believes he's is in good spot as defensive tackle with LionsESPN.com May 9Gabe Wright believes he's is in good spot as defensive tackle with LionsShare TweetVoluntary workouts are supposed to be voluntary, and coaches aren’t supposed to say or do anything to suggest they aren’t. At one point, many coaches ignored that. And then it changed, most noticeably in the wake of the current labor deal. On Friday, Li…Share Tweet
Laken Tomlinson doesn't pay up, so Lions' No. 77 remains Cornelius LucasESPN.com May 9Laken Tomlinson doesn't pay up, so Lions' No. 77 remains Cornelius LucasShare Tweet
Lions' Ameer Abdullah gets immediate look as punt returnerESPN.com May 8Lions' Ameer Abdullah gets immediate look as punt returnerShare Tweet
Jets make a flurry of moves as they open rookie minicampprofootballtalk.com May 8The Jets kicked off their rookie minicamp on Friday and they also said goodbye to a veteran tackle. The team announced that Corey Hilliard has retired. Hilliard, who signed with the Jets as a free agent in March, played in 47 games with the Lions and Co…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com May 8The Lions added offensive players with four of their seven draft picks and they continued to address that side of the ball with their undrafted rookie additions. The team announced their crop of free agent signings and eight of the 12 players in the gro…Share Tweet
Lions sign 5-of-7 draft picksprofootballtalk.com May 7At this rate, all the rookie deals around the NFL might be done by the time the horses load in the gate for the Preakness next Saturday in Baltimore. The Lions have finalized contracts with five of their seven draft picks, the club said Thursday night o…Share Tweet
Ameer Abdullah: I’m an every-down backprofootballtalk.com May 7The Lions came into the draft with designs on improving their running game and followed through on them by drafting guard Laken Tomlinson in the first round and running back Ameer Abdullah in the second. Tomlinson has a clear path to a starting job from…Share Tweet
NFC North roundtable: Vikings had best draft, Lions the worstESPN.com May 7NFC North roundtable: Vikings had best draft, Lions the worstShare Tweet
How Lions guard Laken Tomlinson grew into a first-round pickESPN.com May 6How Lions guard Laken Tomlinson grew into a first-round pickShare Tweet
Martin Mayhew explains some of the Detroit Lions draft approachESPN.com May 6Martin Mayhew explains some of the Detroit Lions draft approachShare Tweet
Titus Young sentenced to five years probation, inpatient treatmentprofootballtalk.com May 6Former Lions wide receiver Titus Young pleaded no contest to a felony battery charge last month, which opened up the possibility of three years in jail for someone who has spent the last few years in and out of custody. Young was sentenced on Tuesday an…Share Tweet
Character a clear component for Lions in NFL draft processESPN.com May 4Character a clear component for Lions in NFL draft processShare Tweet
Lions “don’t know” if Travis Swanson will start at centerprofootballtalk.com May 3Coming into the draft, the interior of the offensive line was often mentioned as an area the Lions needed to address and the evaluation was spot on based on what the team did over the last three days. They drafted guard Laken Tomlinson in the first roun…Share Tweet
Bush looking forward to 'fresh start' with 49ersMay 21ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez discusses running back Reggie Bush's desire to contribute in San Francisco, which was evident when he fielded punts during OTAs -- something he hasn't done in a game since 2011.
Lions' backup receivers ready to compete for jobsMay 16ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein says the addition of Lance Moore and Greg Salas means there will be plenty of competition to back up Detroit's pair of Pro Bowl wide receivers.
Dolphins cleared of Suh-related tamperingMay 13Jarrett Bell discusses why the NFL cleared the Miami Dolphins of tampering in their pursuit of free-agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
Lions sign WR Lance MooreMay 12Ryan Clark discusses how wide receiver Lance Moore, who just signed a one-year deal with Detroit, will be able to contribute to the Lions' offense.
J.J. Watt's bruise continues storied tradition of athletes playing through…May 21The photo of J.J. Watt's bruise is nasty, but imagine playing with torn knee ligaments or a tooth stuck in your arm. Jeffri Chadiha recounts some memorable moments of athletes ignoring injuries.
What About Frank Clark?May 20What About Frank Clark?
Don’t Grow Attached to the NFL’s New PAT RuleMay 20When the time came at the league meetings in San Francisco to discuss changing the extra point, there wasn’t much debate. Insiders say the discussion lasted less than a half hour. In the end the owners were ready for a change in the way the NFL treats t…
Fixing the Most Boring Play in All of SportsMay 19In 1912, eight years before the birth of the professional football association now known as the National Football League, the system of scoring that would serve the pro game was adopted. The touchdown was changed from five to six points, a two-point saf…