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Bills hosting Sammy Watkins for visit, would need to deal

Bills hosting Sammy Watkins for visit, would need to deal

profootballtalk.com Updated 3 hours ago
The Lions might not be the only team thinking about making a move up for one of the top offensive players in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins is visiting the Bills today. The Bills…
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  • First Lions minicamp has a “calm feeling” even without stars

    First Lions minicamp has a “calm feeling” even without stars

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    The Lions opened their first minicamp under new coach Jim Caldwell Tuesday, without their best player on either side of the ball on the field. But while Ndamukong Suh was away while a contract gets sorted out and Calvin Johnson is still rehabbing from f…
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  • Lions' Dominic Raiola, Stephen Tulloch like what they see from …

    Lions' Dominic Raiola, Stephen Tulloch like what they see from Caldwell regime

    detnews.com 19 hours ago
    Between now and September, Lions players will have to learn an entirely new system from coach Jim Caldwell's staff, but after the first day of voluntary minicamp, at least two players like what they see.
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  • What coach Jim Caldwell is saying after his first Lions minicam…

    What coach Jim Caldwell is saying after his first Lions minicamp

    A selection of Jim Caldwell's comments after Tuesday's minicamp workout, his first as Lions coach:
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  • Lions continue visits with top picks

    Lions continue visits with top picks

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    Maybe the Detroit Lions are just doing their diligence on as many potential draft picks as possible, but Tuesday's visit by former Buffalo outside linebacker Khalil Mack should only fuel more speculation that general manager Martin Mayhew might try to m…
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  • Lions host linebacker prospect Khalil Mack

    Lions host linebacker prospect Khalil Mack

    detnews.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    Many draft analysts consider Mack a top-three talent in the draft, and he will likely be selected no later than sixth overall, considering the Atlanta Falcons' need for a versatile defensive playmaker.
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  • ESPN will be first cable channel to air NFL playoff game

    ESPN will be first cable channel to air NFL playoff game

    detnews.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    The NFL said Tuesday that a wild-card matchup will be broadcast on ESPN in January. As with 'Monday Night Football,' the game will be simulcast on local channels in the teams' home markets.
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  • Kiper: Assessing the Lions’ draft needs

    Kiper: Assessing the Lions’ draft needs

    ESPN.com detnews.com Apr 22 (yesterday)
    Despite signing free-agent safety James Ihedigbo and re-signing cornerback Rashean Mathis, the Detroit Lions still have plenty of holes in their secondary. So says ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. In an ESPN Insider piece, Kiper identified the top needs…
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  • Eric Ebron believes the Lions and Bills are interested in draft…

    Eric Ebron believes the Lions and Bills are interested in drafting him

    profootballtalk.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    In today’s column by Peter King at theMMQB.com, King relayed a note about North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, who is one of the top tight end prospects of this year’s draft class. King wrote that Ebron told a team he recently visited with that he expec…
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  • Lions hire Kevin Bastin as new head trainer

    Lions hire Kevin Bastin as new head trainer

    detnews.com Apr 21 (yesterday)
    The Lions have hired Kevin Bastin as their head athletic trainer. He will replace Dean Kleinschmidt, who is retiring after 40 seasons in the NFL, the last seven with the Lions.
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  • Lions looking for a few good closers

    Lions looking for a few good closers

    profootballtalk.com Apr 20 (3 days ago)
    When a team is talking about looking for closers, the natural inclination is to assume that we’re talking about baseball. This year’s draft will feature one team looking for football versions of Mariano Rivera, however. The Lions lost six of their final…
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  • Why do you care how much money Matthew Stafford makes?

    Why do you care how much money Matthew Stafford makes?

    detnews.com Apr 19 (4 days ago)
    Stafford ranked sixth among the magazine's list of the 50 top-paid athletes in the world. His listed salary of $31.5 million was topped only by Floyd Mayweather ($73.5 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($50.176 million), Lionel Messi ($50.05 million), Aaron R…
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  • Lions keep bringing in guys they can’t draft at No. 10

    Lions keep bringing in guys they can’t draft at No. 10

    profootballtalk.com Apr 19 (4 days ago)
    If you assume the Lions aren’t delusional, you can also assume they want to make a move up in the draft. Because they’re bringing in another top-five caliber prospect for a visit, when they’re picking 10th. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free …
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  • Marqise Lee visits Detroit, says he’d be happy there, or anywhe…

    Marqise Lee visits Detroit, says he’d be happy there, or anywhere

    profootballtalk.com detnews.com Apr 18 (5 days ago)
    Former USC receiver Marqise Lee visited Detroit this week and said he had a great time getting to know the Lions’ coaching staff, saying afterward that he’d be thrilled to go there — or anywhere else. “Think I did pretty well, left a good impression, so…
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  • Ndamukong Suh's absence bad sign for Detroit Lions

    Ndamukong Suh's absence bad sign for Detroit Lions

    ESPN.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    Ndamukong Suh's absence from voluntary workouts is a bigger deal than the Lions are making it out to be, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
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  • Analysts: Lions unlikely to trade up for WR Sammy Watkins

    Analysts: Lions unlikely to trade up for WR Sammy Watkins

    detnews.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    Since the Lions hosted former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins on a pre-draft visit last week, there has been significant chatter about them potentially trading up in the first round.
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  • CFL team signs ex-NFL star Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

    CFL team signs ex-NFL star Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

    detnews.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League. The 36-year-old receiver has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes.
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  • Lions take Alabama's Clinton-Dix, Nebraska's Jean-Baptiste in K…

    Lions take Alabama's Clinton-Dix, Nebraska's Jean-Baptiste in Kiper's new mock draft

    detnews.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is the Lions' first-round pick (No. 10) in the latest mock draft, version 4.0, by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. Kiper projects the Lions selecting Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste at No. 45, giving Detroit defensive back…
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  • Lions coach Jim Caldwell doesn't think players union 'has a pla…

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell doesn't think players union 'has a place in college football'

    detnews.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    Growing up as the son of a General Motors worker, Lions coach Jim Caldwell is a supporter of unions. However, when a student asked Caldwell's opinion on college athletes unionizing, the first-year Lions coach was less supportive.
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  • Lions may want Rams to make the first move

    Lions may want Rams to make the first move

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (6 days ago)
    It’s no secret that the Lions have interest in receiver Sammy Watkins. Either they’ve been sloppy in concealing their desire to draft Watkins or they’re setting up a smokescreen. Or maybe they want their interest to be known so that a team with a top-fi…
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  • Potential No. 1 pick Clowney visits with Lions

    Potential No. 1 pick Clowney visits with Lions

    The Detroit Lions announced Wednesday they hosted South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for an official visit at the team's facilities, perhaps an indication the club's interest in trading up is indeed real.
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  • Golden Tate thinks he’ll be a “more explosive” Lance Moore in J…

    Golden Tate thinks he’ll be a “more explosive” Lance Moore in Joe Lombardi’s offense

    Wide receiver Golden Tate hasn’t played a game as a member of the Lions yet, but a couple of weeks of offseason work has led him to think that their offense will prove to be an excellent fit for his skills. Tate said that he has been watching film of th…
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  • Video - Emphatic Evans: Ndamukong Suh must be at workouts 03:59

    Emphatic Evans: Ndamukong Suh must be at workouts

    Apr 22
    The "NFL Total Access" crew debates whether or not it's a big deal that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hasn't attended voluntary team workouts.
  • Video - Emphatic Evans: Ndamukong Suh must be at workouts 03:59

    Emphatic Evans: Ndamukong Suh must be at workouts

    Apr 22
    The "NFL Total Access" crew debates whether or not it's a big deal that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hasn't attended voluntary team workouts.
  • Video - Suh Skipping Voluntary Workouts A Concern? 01:11

    Suh Skipping Voluntary Workouts A Concern?

    Apr 19
    Antonio Pierce shares his thoughts on Lions DT Ndamukong Suh skipping voluntary workouts and if Detroit should be worried.
  • Video - DJ and Charles' mock draft 04:42

    DJ and Charles' mock draft

    Apr 18
    Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis take turns picking in the top 10 and deliver their latest mock draft. Is there a player that is slowly creeping his way up the draft board? Find out.

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