Detroit Lions News and Rumors

  • Lions waive rookie offensive lineman

    Lions waive rookie offensive lineman

    profootballtalk.com Updated May 24 (yesterday)
    The Lions waived-injured rookie offensive lineman Darius Johnson Tuesday. Johnson had attended the team’s post-draft rookie minicamp as a tryout player and then signed a contract on May 8, at which point the Lions cut offensive tackle Tyrus Thompson, a …
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  • Steelers, Lions to practice together ahead of preseason game

    Steelers, Lions to practice together ahead of preseason game

    profootballtalk.com May 24 (yesterday)
    The Lions did not hold joint practices with other teams in Jim Caldwell’s first two years as the team’s head coach, but that will change this summer. The Lions and Steelers announced that the teams will practice together on August 9 and 10 at Steelers c…
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  • Erik Kramer doing well, nine months after suicide attempt

    Erik Kramer doing well, nine months after suicide attempt

    profootballtalk.com May 23 (3 days ago)
    Nine months ago, former Lions and Bears quarterback Erik Kramer bought a gun, checked into a hotel room and shot himself in the head. The bullet passed through his chin, his tongue, his sinus cavity and the top of his head. Kramer, who had been sufferin…
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  • No Hail Mary needed: Packers crush Lions on Twitter with one go…

    No Hail Mary needed: Packers crush Lions on Twitter with one good tweet

    ESPN.com May 20 (5 days ago)
    No Hail Mary needed: Packers crush Lions on Twitter with one good tweet
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  • Matthew Stafford doesn’t think Calvin Johnson’s ever coming bac…

    Matthew Stafford doesn’t think Calvin Johnson’s ever coming back

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (5 days ago)
    While Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson walking away from football at the age of 30 surprised many people, his quarterback wasn’t among them. During an interview with WJR-AM, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said he had a suspicion Johnson was leanin…
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  • James Ihedigbo would love to play for the Texans

    James Ihedigbo would love to play for the Texans

    profootballtalk.com May 19 (6 days ago)
    The Lions didn’t make an effort to re-sign safety James Ihedigbo before or after the start of free agency and the rest of the NFL has followed suit thus far. While Ihedigbo has plenty of experience as a starter, he lost his job to Isa Abdul-Quddus in De…
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  • Lions DL Anthony Zettel: Former Penn State teammates got '…

    Lions DL Anthony Zettel: Former Penn State teammates got 'hosed'

    ESPN.com May 19 (6 days ago)
    Lions DL Anthony Zettel: Former Penn State teammates got 'hosed'
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  • Jahvid Best hopes to represent St. Lucia in the Olympics

    Jahvid Best hopes to represent St. Lucia in the Olympics

    profootballtalk.com yahoo.com May 19 (7 days ago)
    A recent roundup of NFL players trying to get to the Olympics mentioned a very intriguing name: Former Lions running back Jahvid Best. Best, a first-round pick of the Lions in 2010 (they traded up to get him) who last played in the NFL during the notori…
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  • Lions still considering hiring cheerleaders for first time, wil…

    Lions still considering hiring cheerleaders for first time, will do it 'right way'

    ESPN.com May 18
    Lions still considering hiring cheerleaders for first time, will do it 'right way'
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  • Chris Spielman moves to FOX, will call NFL games

    Chris Spielman moves to FOX, will call NFL games

    FOX has hired former NFL linebacker Chris Spielman as an analyst, beginning this fall. A four-time Pro Bowler with the Lions, Spielman also played two seasons with the Bills before retiring with the Browns in 1999. Spielman began his broadcasting career…
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  • Patriots rookie Ted Karras embracing his inner Mongo

    Patriots rookie Ted Karras embracing his inner Mongo

    Ted Karras only pawn, in game of football. Particularly since he plays for the Patriots, and specifically because he’s the great-nephew of former Lions star and actor Alex Karras. The Patriots sixth-rounder laughed and said it wasn’t his great-uncle’s t…
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  • Lions release Lamar Holmes, sign undrafted DL Louis Palmer

    Lions release Lamar Holmes, sign undrafted DL Louis Palmer

    The Lions drafted three offensive linemen including first-round tackle Taylor Decker, which cut down on the space available for some other players vying for roster spots this offseason. One of those players was dropped from the roster altogether on Frid…
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  • Lions give their rookies a lesson in team history, at least the…

    Lions give their rookies a lesson in team history, at least the good parts

    With the NFL ditching its Rookie Symposium in favor of more local programs, each team gets a chance to indoctrinate their first-year players in their own culture. And for the Lions, that meant a presentation about the team’s history, such that it is. Vi…
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  • A'Shawn Robinson sees fit in Lions defense by watching Hal…

    A'Shawn Robinson sees fit in Lions defense by watching Haloti Ngata

    A'Shawn Robinson sees fit in Lions defense by watching Haloti Ngata
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  • Lions Rookie Knew About Team's Woes From Alabama Roommate

    Lions Rookie Knew About Team's Woes From Alabama Roommate

    nytimes.com May 10
    A'Shawn Robinson and his fellow rookies listened to the Detroit Lions provide a bit of an oral history.
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  • Dude Perfect, Johnny Manziel inspired Lions' Jimmy Landes&…

    Dude Perfect, Johnny Manziel inspired Lions' Jimmy Landes' trick-snap video

    ESPN.com May 10
    Dude Perfect, Johnny Manziel inspired Lions' Jimmy Landes' trick-snap video
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  • Lions' Bob Quinn heads to his old home to pull off first t…

    Lions' Bob Quinn heads to his old home to pull off first trade with Patriots

    Lions' Bob Quinn heads to his old home to pull off first trade with Patriots
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  • Ziggy Ansah hopes to see (or play in) an NFL game in Africa

    Ziggy Ansah hopes to see (or play in) an NFL game in Africa

    NFL games are regularly played in London and occasionally played in Mexico City, and as the league looks to continue its international expansion there’s talk of future games everywhere from Germany to China. But there’s never been an NFL game in Africa.…
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  • DeAndre Levy “looking really good” in offseason work

    DeAndre Levy “looking really good” in offseason work

    The Lions drafted four new defensive players late last month and signed safety Tavon Wilson as a free agent, but they hope that their arrival isn’t the extent of the changes from last year’s unit. They are also hoping for a full return to form for lineb…
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  • Lions sign Taylor Decker and eight other draft picks

    Lions sign Taylor Decker and eight other draft picks

    Gone are the days of long contract negotiations for NFL rookies, and we can add the Lions to the list of teams who are getting their draft picks’ contracts done in a hurry. The Lions announced today that first-round pick Taylor Decker and eight other dr…
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  • Lions sign 12 undrafted free agents

    Lions sign 12 undrafted free agents

    The names have been floating around for the last couple of days, but the Lions formally announced their list of 12 undrafted free agent signings on Friday. Among the names on the list is Ohio State offensive lineman Chase Farris, who got $20,000 in guar…
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  • Ziggy Ansah on possible extension: You’ve got to see how this s…

    Ziggy Ansah on possible extension: You’ve got to see how this season goes

    Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah’s option for the 2017 season was exercised this week, leaving him set to make $12.7 million in the final year of the deal he signed as a first-round pick in 2013. The Lions could use the franchise tag in 2018 to ensure An…
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  • Lions drafted Antwione Williams while he was installing dishwas…

    Lions drafted Antwione Williams while he was installing dishwasher

    ESPN.com May 5
    Lions drafted Antwione Williams while he was installing dishwasher
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  • Video - Lions expect competition on defense, new targets on offense 03:00

    Lions expect competition on defense, new targets on offense

    May 23
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein looks at Detroit's OTA priorities.
  • Video - Who are the best under-the-radar NFL rookies? 01:59

    Who are the best under-the-radar NFL rookies?

    May 15
    ESPN analyst Field Yates examines some of the incoming NFL rookies drafted outside of the first round who could still have a huge impact for their teams.
  • Video - How much of a concern should gambling be if Raiders move to Vegas... 01:29

    How much of a concern should gambling be if Raiders move to Vegas...

    May 12
    Ian Fitzsimmons says the fact the Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints play home games right next to casinos proves gambling won't be an issue if the Raiders end up moving to Las Vegas.
  • Video - A'Shawn Robinson: Learning a lot about 'amazing' Lions history 00:58

    A'Shawn Robinson: Learning a lot about 'amazing' Lions history

    May 10
    The rookie defensive tackle explains the franchise giving him a history lesson about the Lions.