Detroit Lions News and Rumors

  • Lions bring D.J. Humphries in for visit

    Lions bring D.J. Humphries in for visit

    profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    The Lions have met with potential additions at tackle recently and they continued getting a feel for the players available in this year’s draft on Thursday. The team announced that Florida tackle D.J. Humphries was in for a visit. He joins Penn State’s …
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  • Lions get a fifth from Bucs for George Johnson and a seventh

    Lions get a fifth from Bucs for George Johnson and a seventh

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    The Lions didn’t want to tender George Johnson at a level that would have gotten them compensation, but they still ended up getting compensated. The Lions announced the terms of the deal to drop their dispute and trade Johnson to the Buccaneers. Accordi…
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  • Daredevil Lions: Matthew Stafford jumps out of plane

    Daredevil Lions: Matthew Stafford jumps out of plane

    ESPN.com Apr 13 (6 days ago)
    Daredevil Lions: Matthew Stafford jumps out of plane
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  • Joe Lombardi calls Lions run game a “work in progress”

    Joe Lombardi calls Lions run game a “work in progress”

    profootballtalk.com Apr 12 (7 days ago)
    The Lions said goodbye to Reggie Bush this offseason, but it wasn’t because they felt totally secure in the pieces they held onto in the running game. Detroit ranked 28th in the league in rushing last season and neither Joique Bell nor Theo Riddick has …
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  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford still training on his honeymoon

    Lions QB Matthew Stafford still training on his honeymoon

    ESPN.com Apr 10
    Lions QB Matthew Stafford still training on his honeymoon
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  • Buccaneers sign Larry Dean

    Buccaneers sign Larry Dean

    The Buccaneers are adding some help to the roster while waiting to find out if the Lions will match the offer they extended to restricted free agent defensive end George Johnson. Tampa announced Thursday that they have signed former Bills and Vikings li…
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  • Titus Young pleads no contest to felony battery

    Titus Young pleads no contest to felony battery

    Former Lions receiver Titus Young has been convicted of a felony charge and is facing significant prison time. Young pleaded no contest to one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury in Los Angeles County, ESPN reports. He faces up to three y…
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  • The Lions may have already made up mind of George Johnson

    The Lions may have already made up mind of George Johnson

    The Lions have until Monday to decide whether they’re going to match Tampa Bay’s offer sheet for restricted free agent defensive end George Johnson. But the moves they’ve already made might point to the fact the decision has already been made, as noted …
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  • Word of Haloti Ngata trade was news to Lions coach Jim Caldwell

    Word of Haloti Ngata trade was news to Lions coach Jim Caldwell

    The first few minutes of the league year, which began in March, were a blur. And as we raced to keep up with the news on a record traffic day, others apparently weren’t able to keep up. Via Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News comes the news that Lions …
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  • Lions WR Ryan Broyles goes on one-handed catch spree, challenge…

    Lions WR Ryan Broyles goes on one-handed catch spree, challenges Kenny Stills

    ESPN.com Apr 8
    Lions WR Ryan Broyles goes on one-handed catch spree, challenges Kenny Stills
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  • Seeking new deal, James Ihedigbo will skip Lions’ offseason wor…

    Seeking new deal, James Ihedigbo will skip Lions’ offseason work

    Last year safety James Ihedigbo signed a two-year contract with the Lions. This year Ihedigbo wants more money. Ihedigbo’s agent told WXYZ in Detroit that he informed the Lions that Ihedigbo won’t participate in any offseason activities until he gets a …
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  • Lions haven’t talked to DeAndre Levy about extension

    Lions haven’t talked to DeAndre Levy about extension

    The Lions had a major defensive piece hit free agency this year when defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh turned into the biggest fish on the open market and swam away for Miami. They could have another key player in the same position next year. Linebacker De…
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  • Detroit’s Lions don’t have interest in Ray Rice

    Detroit’s Lions don’t have interest in Ray Rice

    lionsgab.com Apr 6
    The Lions for sure could use a running back, and while they have Joique Bell in the backfield, they also released Reggie Bush in free agency this offseason. Check how the off-season changes will affect the 2015 Lions’ at Mybookie.ag. There’s an option o…
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  • Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford gets hitched

    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford gets hitched

    ESPN.com Apr 6
    Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford gets hitched
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  • Will Suh show up for offseason program in Miami?

    Will Suh show up for offseason program in Miami?

    Last year, in what became Ndamukong Suh’s last season with the Lions, Suh stayed away from most of the offseaon program. The Lions spent plenty of time making excuses for his absences. “I don’t understand why that would even come up as an issue,” coach …
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  • Ashlee Palmer isn’t happy he’s unsigned

    Ashlee Palmer isn’t happy he’s unsigned

    Linebacker Ashlee Palmer has played in all but two career games since entering the NFL in 2009 as an undrafted free agent. He started 15 games for the Lions between 2013 and 2014. Last month, Palmer became an unrestricted free agent. He has yet to sign …
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  • Lions add CB Josh Wilson

    Lions add CB Josh Wilson

    The Lions have strengthened their secondary depth. Detroit has reached a one-year contract with cornerback Josh Wilson, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reported Friday. Wilson joins the Lions after a one-season stint with the Falcons, for whom he notc…
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  • Report: Lions sign LB Brandon Copeland

    Report: Lions sign LB Brandon Copeland

    The Lions have reportedly signed one of the notable performers at last month’s NFL Veteran Combine. Detroit has reached a one-year deal with former Ravens and Titans linebacker Brandon Copeland, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported Thursday night.…
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  • Report: Buccaneers host Lions DE George Johnson

    Report: Buccaneers host Lions DE George Johnson

    One of the more well-regarded restricted free agents has taken a visit. According to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida, the Buccaneers hosted Lions defensive end George Johnson on Thursday. The 27-year-old Johnson recorded a career-high six sacks in 20…
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  • Lions: Bisciotti’s comment on Ngata a “non-issue”

    Lions: Bisciotti’s comment on Ngata a “non-issue”

    Earlier this offseason, the Patriots filed tampering charges against the Jets concerning comments that Jets owner Woody Johnson made about being open to the return of cornerback Darrelle Revis if the Patriots didn’t pick up their option on Revis’s contr…
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  • Detroit Lions bring in J.J. Nelson for pre-draft visit

    Detroit Lions bring in J.J. Nelson for pre-draft visit

    ESPN.com Apr 2
    Detroit Lions bring in J.J. Nelson for pre-draft visit
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  • Lions bring Breshad Perriman in for a pre-draft visit

    Lions bring Breshad Perriman in for a pre-draft visit

    The Lions have perhaps the game’s best big target at wide receiver. Now they’re taking a look at a guy who could knock the top out of any defense to make even more room for him. According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, the Lions have C…
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  • Teryl Austin predicts a better Lions defense, post-Suh

    Teryl Austin predicts a better Lions defense, post-Suh

    The Lions have lost defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, replacing them with Haloti Ngata. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin sees that as an upgrade. And it wasn’t an April Fool’s Day gag. “We plan to be better this year,” Austin told a ga…
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  • Joe Lombardi: Matthew Stafford will take more chances this year

    Joe Lombardi: Matthew Stafford will take more chances this year

    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford threw 12 interceptions in 16 games during the 2014 regular season, the lowest full-season total during his NFL career. Stafford also set a new career low in net yards per pass attempt during Joe Lombardi’s first year a…
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  • Lions fine with DeAndre Levy walking on wings of airplanes

    Lions fine with DeAndre Levy walking on wings of airplanes

    Earlier this week, video of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady jumping off a cliff in Costa Rica made the internet rounds but he isn’t the only player to spend some portion of their offseason finding thrills off of the football field. As mentioned in one-li…
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  • Video - George Johnson headed to Buccaneers 02:25

    George Johnson headed to Buccaneers

    Apr 15
    ESPN Buccaneers reporter Pat Yasinskas discusses the Lions' settlement of their dispute with the Bucs, allowing George Johnson to sign with the team.
  • Video - Lions need to get younger at cornerback 01:53

    Lions need to get younger at cornerback

    Apr 10
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses the likelihood of drafting a cornerback early.
  • Video - Expect Lions to draft defensive tackle early 01:41

    Expect Lions to draft defensive tackle early

    Apr 3
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses possible draft targets on the defensive line.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Matt Stafford Goes Deep 00:44

    Inside The Huddle: Matt Stafford Goes Deep

    Apr 2
    Matt Stafford will take more shots downfield this season.

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