Detroit Lions News and Rumors

  • Report: Ex-Lions receiver Titus Young arrested for assault, aga…

    Report: Ex-Lions receiver Titus Young arrested for assault, again

    profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 6 (yesterday)
    Former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young has been arrested again. According to TMZ Sports, Young was arrested after allegedly causing “serious bodily injury” to another man during a fight on January 30. The report states that Young has been charged wit…
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  • Lions to give Calvin Johnson time, but the clock is still ticki…

    Lions to give Calvin Johnson time, but the clock is still ticking

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6 (yesterday)
    The Lions want receiver Calvin Johnson to take his time regarding his decision to retire. But even though they have yet to say it, their patience can’t be open-ended. “Right now I want him to come to his own conclusion and decide what he wants to do,” t…
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  • Lions president Rod Wood spoke with Calvin Johnson, no decision…

    Lions president Rod Wood spoke with Calvin Johnson, no decision timetable

    ESPN.com Feb 5 (2 days ago)
    Lions president Rod Wood spoke with Calvin Johnson, no decision timetable
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  • Lions ax Sheldon White

    Lions ax Sheldon White

    profootballtalk.com Feb 4 (3 days ago)
    After finishing 2015 as the Lions’ G.M., Sheldon White will start 2016 looking for a new job. White and the Lions have parted ways, Justin Rogers of MLive reports. Although White finished the season as interim G.M. following the firing of Martin Mayhew …
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  • Lions seem to want cap space more than they want Megatron

    Lions seem to want cap space more than they want Megatron

    profootballtalk.com Feb 2 (6 days ago)
    If you were the new G.M. of a team coming off a 7-9 season, which would you rather have: A 30-year-old wide receiver who’s still good but no longer great, or an extra $16 million in salary cap space over the next two years? New Lions G.M. Bob Quinn seem…
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  • Could Calvin Johnson’s retirement not be permanent?

    Could Calvin Johnson’s retirement not be permanent?

    After Lions Hall of Fame tailback Barry Sanders abruptly retired, rumors of a return lingered for years. With Lions receiver Calvin Johnson reportedly retiring, the question becomes whether he’d consider returning after a year or so away from the game. …
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  • Lions hire ex-Hurricanes coach Al Golden as tight ends coach

    Lions hire ex-Hurricanes coach Al Golden as tight ends coach

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1 (6 days ago)
    Former Miami Hurricanes head coach Al Golden has found work in the NFL. The Lions have announced that Golden is their new tight ends coach. Golden was fired in the middle of the season last year after going 32-25 in four and a half seasons coaching the …
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  • Charles Woodson: The game will still be a big part of me

    Charles Woodson: The game will still be a big part of me

    profootballtalk.com Feb 1 (7 days ago)
    Sunday brought a report that wide receiver Calvin Johnson will hang up his cleats and retire after nine years with the Lions, although there’s been no official word from Johnson about his intentions. There was a confirmed retirement on Sunday as well. C…
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  • Lions hire former Maryland, UConn coach Randy Edsall

    Lions hire former Maryland, UConn coach Randy Edsall

    Longtime college coach Randy Edsall is getting a job in Detroit. Edsall, who was fired as head coach at Maryland during the 2015 season, has been hired as the Lions’ director of football research/special projects. It’s unclear what, exactly, a “director…
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  • Lions hire Harold Nash as strength and conditioning coach

    Lions hire Harold Nash as strength and conditioning coach

    Lions General Manager Bob Quinn was hired after spending a long stretch in the Patriots front office and the team returned to those roots to find a new strength and conditioning coach. The Lions announced Friday that Harold Nash will fill that role. The…
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  • Lions GM taking time, trying to find more

    Lions GM taking time, trying to find more

    New Lions general manager Bob Quinn has decided coach Jim Caldwell will stay with the team, shaken up the personnel department and has begun the process of making some of the player decisions he’s now tasked with making. As for having any key decisions …
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  • Could Calvin Johnson return, but with a lighter work schedule?

    Could Calvin Johnson return, but with a lighter work schedule?

    yahoo.com Jan 28
    Calvin Johnson is apparently contemplating retirement, and that means the great Detroit Lions receiver has created some negotiating power. Not for money. For time off. Like any good worker, the old PTO can be a nice perk. And perhaps Johnson would be sw…
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  • New report: Aponte staying with Dolphins

    New report: Aponte staying with Dolphins

    Dawn Aponte is leaving the Dolphins for the Lions. Unless she isn’t. Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported earlier on Thursday that Aponte would be departing Miami for Detroit. Marvez now reports Aponte is staying. Per a league source, Aponte indeed met wi…
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  • New Lions G.M. says his “philosophies” meshed with Jim Caldwell…

    New Lions G.M. says his “philosophies” meshed with Jim Caldwell’s

    When the Lions hired Bob Quinn as their new General Manager, some thought coach Jim Caldwell wasn’t going to be long for his job. But after Quinn sat with Caldwell for 10 or 12 hours over the course of two days, he came to find out that his “philosophie…
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  • Bob Quinn hopes to know Megatron’s plans before free agency

    Bob Quinn hopes to know Megatron’s plans before free agency

    Before Lions General Manager Bob Quinn signs any free agents, he’d like to know Calvin Johnson’s plans. Quinn told reporters today that he hasn’t talked to Johnson but hopes to hear whether or not Megatron plans to retire before the start of free agency…
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  • Calvin Johnson Hasn’t Decided If He Wants to Return for a 10th …

    Calvin Johnson Hasn’t Decided If He Wants to Return for a 10th NFL Season

    The agent for Calvin Johnson said today that the Lions receiver still has not decided whether to return for a 10th NFL season, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Johnson confided in several current and former teammates earlier this month th…
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  • Report: Lions hiring David Walker as RB coach

    Report: Lions hiring David Walker as RB coach

    The Lions will hire David Walker as their running backs coach, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported Saturday. Walker has history with Lions coach Jim Caldwell. He was the Colts running backs coach from 2011-14. He’ll replace Curtis Modkins, who left the L…
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  • Lions players send water to Flint, Michigan

    Lions players send water to Flint, Michigan

    The city of Flint, Michigan currently is dealing with a water crisis, due to the presence of lead in the supply. Multiple members of the local NFL team have decided to help. On Friday, defensive end Ziggy Ansah delivered 94,000 bottles of water to Flint…
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  • Curtis Modkins becomes offensive coordinator in San Francisco

    Curtis Modkins becomes offensive coordinator in San Francisco

    The 49ers have an offensive coordinator for coach Chip Kelly’s offense. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the 49ers have hired Lions running backs coach/run game coordinator Curtis Modkins to run Kelly’s offense. It’s unclear how much running of the o…
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  • New Lions G.M. gradually putting his own stamp on team

    New Lions G.M. gradually putting his own stamp on team

    New Lions General Manager Bob Quinn has kept most of the names at the top in place, but he’s systematically putting his own imprint on the team. Though head coach Jim Caldwell kept his job and they removed the interim from offensive coordinator Jim Bob …
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  • Video - Golden Tate hoping for Calvin Johnson return 01:00

    Golden Tate hoping for Calvin Johnson return

    Feb 5
    Lions WR Golden Tate says he understands why Calvin Johnson wants to retire, but is holding out hope he returns to play next season.
  • Video - Lions looking to improve 'middle class' of roster 02:30

    Lions looking to improve 'middle class' of roster

    Feb 5
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses how the new management in Detroit hopes to make the Lions contenders.
  • Video - Smith Sr.: Johnson gains more by leaving NFL 02:11

    Smith Sr.: Johnson gains more by leaving NFL

    Feb 5
    Steve Smith Sr. shares his thoughts on why Lions WR Calvin Johnson decided to call 2015 his final season in the NFL.
  • Video - Rice: Johnson 'transcended the game' 02:22

    Rice: Johnson 'transcended the game'

    Feb 3
    Three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice joins Mike & Mike to share his thoughts on WR Calvin Johnson telling the Lions that 2015 was his final season.