Detroit Lions News and Rumors

  • Tulloch 'way ahead of schedule' in ACL rehab

    Tulloch 'way ahead of schedule' in ACL rehab

    ESPN.com Updated 13 hours ago
    Stephen Tulloch may not know about his status with the Detroit Lions for 2015, but the rehabilitation of his torn left ACL is something he is not worried about.
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  • PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has five new names

    PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has five new names

    profootballtalk.com Feb 28 (yesterday)
    With numerous veterans hitting the market in recent days, PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100 has gotten an update. For now, we’ve added five players to our list of the top free agents, including ex-Lions tailback Reggie Bush and ex-Rams defensive tackle Kendall L…
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  • Lions hang onto the “Nolan Ryan of long snapping”

    Lions hang onto the “Nolan Ryan of long snapping”

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (2 days ago)
    Friday afternoon’s when you’re supposed to dump your bad news, like the Cardinals did today. The Lions, however, did something awesome. Via Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, the Lions re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach to a new one-year con…
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  • PFT Live: Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson, Lions/Cardinals off…

    PFT Live: Vikings talk with Chris Tomasson, Lions/Cardinals offseason to-do lists

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    Thursday was a busy day on the Adrian Peterson front as the NFL appealed Judge David Doty’s ruling that the league overstepped its bounds by punishing Peterson with an indefinite suspension under the new personal conduct policy. Peterson is back on the …
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  • James “Shack” Harris retires from the NFL

    James “Shack” Harris retires from the NFL

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    The man who became the first African-American quarterback to start a regular-season opener and who went on to lead an NFL front office has ended his career in football, 46 years after entering the league through the draft. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroi…
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  • Lions expected to sign Phillip Hunt

    Lions expected to sign Phillip Hunt

    profootballtalk.com Feb 27 (3 days ago)
    The Lions signed defensive end George Johnson as a free agent last year after Johnson missed the entire 2013 season and were rewarded with six sacks off the bench on the way to the playoffs. Johnson is a restricted free agent this offseason, so he shoul…
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  • Todd McShay mocks an offensive lineman to the Detroit Lions

    Todd McShay mocks an offensive lineman to the Detroit Lions

    ESPN.com Feb 26 (4 days ago)
    There are two things the Detroit Lions desperately need as the franchise tries to win its first playoff game in more than 20 years: Defensive linemen and offensive linemen. Though it is somewhat likely the Lions will go with one of those positions in th…
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  • Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Bush Is Released by Lions

    Sports Briefing | Pro Football: Bush Is Released by Lions

    The Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush halfway through the four-year deal he signed as a free agent before the 2013 season.
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  • Lions fine with Calvin Johnson’s cap number

    Lions fine with Calvin Johnson’s cap number

    profootballtalk.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    Earlier this month, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson said he’d do whatever he could to keep defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh in Detroit this offseason. It doesn’t look like he’ll have to do anything regarding his contract. Johnson is set to count $20.55…
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  • A look into the tracking systems of the Detroit Lions

    A look into the tracking systems of the Detroit Lions

    ESPN.com Feb 24 (6 days ago)
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The staffer walked around the locker room daily after practices and walkthroughs. He’d go to each player and quickly click on a sensor. Sometimes, he’d grab the heart monitors from the shirts of Detroit Lions players. Every scan had…
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  • Report: Lions, Nick Fairley have “very positive” meeting on Sun…

    Report: Lions, Nick Fairley have “very positive” meeting on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Feb 23 (7 days ago)
    The Lions have expressed optimism about their ability to keep defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh from heading elsewhere as a free agent, but no deal has been struck and that means they can’t close other doors. One such door is the one that goes to defensive…
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  • Matt Millen warned Al Davis against taking JaMarcus Russell

    Matt Millen warned Al Davis against taking JaMarcus Russell

    Nearly eight years after the Raiders used the first overall pick in the draft on one of the biggest busts of all time, former Lions G.M. Matt Millen says he warned the late Al Davis not to pick quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Millen, a former Raiders play…
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  • Some leftover Lions thoughts and notes from the NFL combine

    Some leftover Lions thoughts and notes from the NFL combine

    ESPN.com Feb 22
    INDIANAPOLIS -- The media portion of the NFL combine has ended, and while the actual event continues through Monday, here are some quick-hit impressions following four days in Indianapolis. 1. The defensive tackles in this draft really respect and study…
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  • Jeff Fisher: Competition committee will look at “numerous propo…

    Jeff Fisher: Competition committee will look at “numerous proposals” to expand replay

    Earlier Friday, we shared some comments from Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew about proposed changes to what can be reviewed via replay in future seasons. Mayhew wants coaches to be able to challenge penalty flags thrown by officials if they believe …
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  • Martin Mayhew: Flags should be eligible for challenges, not cal…

    Martin Mayhew: Flags should be eligible for challenges, not calls that weren’t made

    Shortly after the Lions lost to the Cowboys in the playoffs in a game that saw officials pick up a flag for defensive pass interference on Dallas, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino shared that the team has made a proposal to expand replay …
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  • Lions will be tendering defensive end George Johnson

    Lions will be tendering defensive end George Johnson

    The Lions found another pass-rusher in George Johnson last year, and they’re going to keep him. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are going to retain the restricted free agent with a tender, perhaps as high as the second-round level.…
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  • Martin Mayhew: Reggie Bush’s future with Lions is “up in the ai…

    Martin Mayhew: Reggie Bush’s future with Lions is “up in the air”

    Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew fielded questions about a bunch of different players when he met the media in Indianapolis on Wednesday and running back Reggie Bush was on the list. Bush ran for just 297 yards and missed five games, leading to specu…
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  • Mayhew: Lions have talked “about doing a contract” with Matt Pr…

    Mayhew: Lions have talked “about doing a contract” with Matt Prater

    Last season, kicker Matt Prater stabilized a shaky position for the Lions down the stretch. And Detroit is open to him remaining with the club in 2015. Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew indicated Wednesday the Lions had interest in re-signing Prater, …
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  • Lions G.M. “very optimistic” Ndamukong Suh deal is close

    Lions G.M. “very optimistic” Ndamukong Suh deal is close

    Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew wasn’t able to step to the podium today and deliver news of a done deal (as Arizona’s Steve Keim was able to with Larry Fitzgerald), but he did offer a bit of somewhat surprising news. Mayhew sounded more than a littl…
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  • Lions officially hire Joe Marciano for special teams

    Lions officially hire Joe Marciano for special teams

    ESPN.com Feb 17
    The Detroit Lions officially named their new special-teams coordinator Tuesday as they tabbed Joe Marciano to replace John Bonamego, who left to become the head coach at Central Michigan. Marciano was a special-teams consultant for Minnesota last season…
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  • Lions defensive coordinator says Nick Fairley turned a corner l…

    Lions defensive coordinator says Nick Fairley turned a corner last year

    The Lions obviously want to keep defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and just as obviously were displeased enough with former first-rounder Nick Fairley to not pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal. But with the clock ticking toward the start of …
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  • Video - Bush Released By Lions 00:31

    Bush Released By Lions

    Feb 25
    Mark Schlereth discusses why Reggie Bush was released by the Detroit Lions.
  • Video - All Eyes Remain On Ndamukong Suh 01:36

    All Eyes Remain On Ndamukong Suh

    Feb 23
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses where the team is with impending free agent Ndamukong Suh.
  • Video - Will Suh, Cutler And Cobb Stay Where They Are? 04:12

    Will Suh, Cutler And Cobb Stay Where They Are?

    Feb 19
    ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky, Bears reporter Michael C. Wright and Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discuss the futures of Ndamukong Suh, Randall Cobb and Jay Cutler and whether they'll remain with their current teams in the NFC North.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Tight Ends 00:45

    Inside The Huddle: Tight Ends

    Feb 19
    For the second consecutive draft, the tight end position has a low profile.

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