Detroit Lions News and Rumors
Report: Brock Olivo also a candidate for Denver special teams jobprofootballtalk.com Updated 10 hours agoThe Broncos plan to interview Brock Olivo for their vacant special teams coach position, Mike Klis of News9 in Denver reported Tuesday. A special teams standout during his four-year playing career with the Lions from 1998-2001, Olivo has spent the last …Share Tweet
Zach Zenner will spend his offseason doing medical researchprofootballtalk.com 15 hours agoWhen Lions running back Zach Zenner was at South Dakota State, people told him he wouldn’t make it in the NFL, and so he majored in biology with a plan to start medical school when his college career ended. But Zenner, who said when he was in college th…Share TweetESPN.com 21 hours agoDeAndre Levy's future might be one of Lions' toughest offseason decisionsShare Tweet
Bears expected to hire Jeremiah Washburn as offensive line coachprofootballtalk.com Jan 16 (yesterday)Jeremiah Washburn spent seven years coaching offensive linemen with the Lions and it appears he’s headed back to the NFC North after spending last season in Miami. Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports that the Bears will hire Washburn as their offensive…Share Tweet
Lions at least avoided fines for last week’s flare-upsprofootballtalk.com Jan 13 (5 days ago)The Lions lost their composure and they lost a playoff game, but at least they aren’t losing any money over the deal. None of the Lions players who were flagged for unnecessary roughness or roughing the passer were fined for last week’s Wild Card loss t…Share Tweet
Chris Koentges spent time with various football fans within the Muslim community in Dearborn, Mich.deadspin.com Jan 13 (5 days ago)Chris Koentges spent time with various football fans within the Muslim community in Dearborn, Mich. Unfortunately, some of them are stuck with the Detroit Lions. [Bleacher Report]Read more...Share Tweet
Bob Quinn walks back “zero tolerance” policy for Lionsprofootballtalk.com Jan 13 (5 days ago)When Bob Quinn was hired as General Manager of the Lions, he said the team would have a “zero tolerance” policy in place regarding acquiring players with histories of domestic violence and gun crimes. He said neither he nor the team was “going to stand …Share TweetThe Lions decided to keep Jim Caldwell on for a fourth season as the team’s head coach before last Saturday’s playoff loss to the Seahawks, but there hasn’t been any contract extension that would provide Caldwell security beyond the 2017 season. Caldwel…Share TweetESPN.com Jan 12 (6 days ago)Run game, stopping the run are two biggest areas Lions need to improveShare Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 11 (7 days ago)The highlight of the week of Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls came when he set a franchise postseason rushing record with 161 yards against the Lions. Surely coming in a very, very, very distant second was his interview on PFT Live. Earlier on Wednesd…Share Tweet
Marvin Jones says he didn’t play up to his own standardsprofootballtalk.com Jan 10Wide receiver Marvin Jones doesn’t give himself high marks for his first season with the Lions. In fact, Jones told reporters after the Lions season ended last weekend that he’s never been worse. “In terms of my standards, it wasn’t good at all,” Jones …Share TweetLions have to make signing Matthew Stafford to an extension a priorityShare Tweet
Lions sign Jared Abbrederis to reserve/future contractWide receiver Jared Abbrederis will get a chance to continue his NFL career with the Lions. The Lions announced on Monday that they have signed Abbrederis to a reserve/future contract that will make him part of the team’s 90-man roster this offseason. A…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 9The Indianapolis Colts are looking far and wide to improve their defense, and they might be going north of the border to help do so. According to reports, the Colts might be close to signing BC Lions pass rusher Alex Bazzie to a contract now that he’s b…Share Tweet
Ameer Abdullah: I know I can be a premier backLions running back Ameer Abdullah gained 101 yards in parts of the first two games of this season before suffering a foot injury that required him to have surgery and go on injured reserve. There was some hope that Abdullah would be able to return to th…Share TweetRunning back Thomas Rawls turned in a very strong performance for the Seahawks against the Lions on Saturday, running 27 times for 161 yards and a touchdown in a 26-6 victory. It looks like there’s a good chance that he’ll get some company from C.J. Pro…Share Tweet
Anquan Boldin sounds like he’ll return for a 15th NFL seasonWhen the subject of playing in 2017 came up during the regular season, Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin said he wouldn’t be thinking about those plans until the year came to an end. The Lions’ season ended in Seattle on Sunday night with Boldin contrib…Share TweetAs of last week, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said that if he had anything to say, he’d write it on social media. And then, after Saturday night’s win over the Lions, Richard Sherman said things in response to questions from the media. In one of …Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 9Injured Seahawk Earl Thomas stalked the sidelines Saturday night as Seattle throttled the Detroit Lions, and he looked damn fine doing so. Thomas sported a warm cap that didn’t just look Russian; as it turned out, the cap is Russian. The Seattle Times b…Share Tweet
Next four slots in 2017 NFL Draft order filled inWith the Wild Card Round over, four more teams transition into draft preparation mode, and they know where they’ll be picking. The Lions will have the highest slot of this weekend’s losers, and will pick 21st overall. They’ll be followed by the Dolphins…Share Tweet
Sunday statements for wild-card weekendJan 8The NFL Countdown crew gives its Sunday statements for this weekends wild-card matchups and pays homage to ESPN personality Chris Berman and discusses his influence on the league.
Paul Richardson makes spectacular TD catch with one hand in winJan 7On fourth-and-goal, Russell Wilson tosses a pass into the end zone toward a heavily covered Paul Richardson, who manages to reach around a defender and secure the touchdown with one hand.
Rawls hits pay dirt in Seahawks' wild-card winJan 7Thomas Rawls takes the handoff, finds a hole and cruises into the end zone for a touchdown extending Seattle's lead to 19-6 over the Lions.
Seahawks optimistic about deep playoff runJan 7Ed Werder analyzes the NFC wild-card playoff matchup between the Lions and Seahawks, specifically how Pete Carroll feels about making another Super Bowl run and how concerned he is about Lions QB Matthew Stafford.