Detroit Lions News and Rumors

  • The Lions needed a safety, so they took hard-hitting Miles Kill…

    The Lions needed a safety, so they took hard-hitting Miles Killebrew

    ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
    The Lions needed a safety, so they took hard-hitting Miles Killebrew
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  • Lions could draft a quarterback for the first time since 2009 o…

    Lions could draft a quarterback for the first time since 2009 on Saturday

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    Lions could draft a quarterback for the first time since 2009 on Saturday
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  • Lions stay local with Graham Glasgow, giving Travis Swanson com…

    Lions stay local with Graham Glasgow, giving Travis Swanson competition

    ESPN.com lionsgab.com 15 hours ago
    Lions stay local with Graham Glasgow, giving Travis Swanson competition
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  • Lions Draft A’Shawn Robinson with 46th Pick

    Lions Draft A’Shawn Robinson with 46th Pick

    The second round began with a huge run on defensive linemen and the Lions joined in that run. After a series of edge rushers and tackles were picked, the DT stable was thinning very rapidly. The Lions pounced on A’Shawn Robinson with the 46th pick. Robi…
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  • Interior Offensive Lineman Ronald Leary on Trade Block

    Interior Offensive Lineman Ronald Leary on Trade Block

    lionsgab.com 20 hours ago
    The Lions are looking to upgrade the interior offensive line in the draft, but the Cowboys have just made it clear that a veteran interior lineman is available. Leary was a starter that was displaced by rookie La’El Collins. No word on what compensation…
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  • Preparing for Round 2

    Preparing for Round 2

    lionsgab.com 20 hours ago
    The Lions addressed their most glaring need in the first round, but they have a lot more work to do on the roster. The top areas of need on the roster are defensive end, safety and defensive tackle. In my opinion, the pick in the second round needs to b…
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  • Bob Quinn calmed nerves before Lions' pick by swinging bas…

    Bob Quinn calmed nerves before Lions' pick by swinging baseball bat

    ESPN.com Apr 29 (yesterday)
    Bob Quinn calmed nerves before Lions' pick by swinging baseball bat
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  • Lions select Ohio State OT Taylor Decker in first round

    Lions select Ohio State OT Taylor Decker in first round

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Apr 28 (yesterday)
    Lions select Ohio State OT Taylor Decker in first round
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  • George Johnson hopes for rebound season with Bucs

    George Johnson hopes for rebound season with Bucs

    profootballtalk.com Apr 28 (3 days ago)
    After posting six sacks with the Detroit Lions in 2014, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded for defensive end George Johnson and gave him a three-year, $7 million contract. However, Johnson didn’t come close to matching that production in his first season b…
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  • Lions' Levy calls on athletes to 'step up' for w…

    Lions' Levy calls on athletes to 'step up' for women

    ESPN.com Apr 27 (3 days ago)
    Lions' Levy calls on athletes to 'step up' for women
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  • Marvin Jones feels “no pressure” in new role with Lions

    Marvin Jones feels “no pressure” in new role with Lions

    profootballtalk.com Apr 26 (4 days ago)
    The Lions moved quickly to secure wide receiver Marvin Jones‘ services as a free agent when the 2016 league year opened up last month, giving themselves a receiver who could fill the hole on the depth chart that opened when Calvin Johnson decided to ret…
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  • Report: Robert Meachem working out for Saints Friday

    Report: Robert Meachem working out for Saints Friday

    The last time we mentioned wide receiver Robert Meachem on these pages was when he worked out for the Lions in June 2015 in an unsuccessful bid to earn a contract in Detroit. As the silence around his name suggests, Meachem didn’t catch on anywhere last…
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  • Lions G.M.: Robert Nkemdiche has “red flags,” but not off board…

    Lions G.M.: Robert Nkemdiche has “red flags,” but not off board yet

    Lions General Manager Bob Quinn is free to admit that there are “red flags” with defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche. But he also understands that the complicated part of the draft process is how much weight to put on those concerns, knowing that at some …
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  • Golden Tate: Now we’re just going to start building the empire

    Golden Tate: Now we’re just going to start building the empire

    The Lions held onto coach Jim Caldwell after finishing 7-9 last season, but there are some significant differences from 2015 in Detroit. Bob Quinn took over as the team’s General Manager and he’s instituted several changes already. The weight room is di…
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  • Stafford feels like he has a hot hand in Cooter’s offense

    Stafford feels like he has a hot hand in Cooter’s offense

    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford got off to a shaky start last season, and his poor play contributed to the midseason firing of offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. But when Jim Bob Cooter was installed as the offensive coordinator, Stafford caught fir…
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  • Julio Jones will retire “when I can’t go”

    Julio Jones will retire “when I can’t go”

    Lions receiver Calvin Johnson entered the league only four years before Falcons receiver Julio Jones. With Johnson, who played college football at Georgia Tech, now retired, Georgia’s top NFL receiver was asked about the decision on Tuesday. “I don’t fa…
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  • DE Jason Jones visits Dolphins

    DE Jason Jones visits Dolphins

    Free agent defensive end Jason Jones visited the Dolphins Friday, a league source told PFT. The Dolphins showed interest in Jones early in the free agency period last month. Jones also visited the Cowboys in late March. Jones, 29, spent the last three s…
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  • NFL apparently has a plan to avoid color-blind confusion for Co…

    NFL apparently has a plan to avoid color-blind confusion for Color Rush games

    As MDS pointed out earlier today, the Jets and Bills will get together in September for another Thursday night Color Rush game — even though last year’s green-red goulash left plenty of colorblind fans dazed and confused. Lions president Rod Wood previo…
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  • Vikings at Lions will start Thanksgiving tripleheader

    Vikings at Lions will start Thanksgiving tripleheader

    The Vikings will play at the Lions in the first game of the NFL’s annual Thanksgiving tripleheader, PFT has learned. The full 2016 schedule will be released Thursday night at 8 p.m. ET. The schedule leaks started Thursday afternoon. ESPN.com reported th…
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  • Report: Alabama DL Jarran Reed to visit Lions on Tuesday

    Report: Alabama DL Jarran Reed to visit Lions on Tuesday

    ESPN.com Apr 11
    Report: Alabama DL Jarran Reed to visit Lions on Tuesday
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  • Austin Collie retires from CFL, works on concussion research

    Austin Collie retires from CFL, works on concussion research

    Concussions derailed the NFL career of wide receiver Austin Collie, and now that Collie has decided to walk away from the Canadian Football League, he’ll have more time to devote to concussion research. Collie informed the British Columbia Lions that he…
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  • Teammate thought Calvin Johnson retirement talk was a joke

    Teammate thought Calvin Johnson retirement talk was a joke

    Calvin Johnson told at least one Lions teammate last season that he was planning to retire, but that teammate didn’t believe it. Lions receiver Corey Fuller says Johnson talked to him early in the 2015 season about retiring, which Johnson officially did…
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  • 2016 Detroit Lions preseason schedule includes three AFC North …

    2016 Detroit Lions preseason schedule includes three AFC North teams

    ESPN.com Apr 7
    2016 Detroit Lions preseason schedule includes three AFC North teams
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  • Stevan Ridley wasn’t sure he wanted to come to Detroit, but did

    Stevan Ridley wasn’t sure he wanted to come to Detroit, but did

    New Lions running back Stevan Ridley wasn’t sure Detroit was anywhere he wanted to be. But after taking a visit there, and seeing some familiar faces from his days with the Patriots, he came to the realization that maybe it could be the kind of destinat…
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  • Video - Tattoos tell the story of Lions' draft pick Decker 01:26

    Tattoos tell the story of Lions' draft pick Decker

    Apr 29
    Lions' draft pick Taylor Decker has tattoos all over his upper body that tell the story of his family and life that lead him to the NFL.
  • Video - Decker adds power to Detroit's offensive line 01:06

    Decker adds power to Detroit's offensive line

    Apr 28
    Field Yates breaks down the Lions first-round draft pick, former Ohio State OT Taylor Decker.
  • Video - Dickerson ranks his top five RBs of all time 01:41

    Dickerson ranks his top five RBs of all time

    Apr 28
    Hall of Fame RB Eric Dickerson joins SportsNation to rank his top five running backs of all time, as well who he believes could be great running backs in the near future.
  • Video - Lions select Taylor Decker in NFL Nation mock draft 01:12

    Lions select Taylor Decker in NFL Nation mock draft

    Apr 26
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein breaks down why Detroit will take offensive tackle Taylor Decker in Thursday's NFL draft.