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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 Updated Apr 18 (yesterday)
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 (yesterday)
    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 (yesterday)
    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 (yesterday)
    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 (yesterday)
    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 (yesterday)
    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 (yesterday)
    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

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    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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  • Lions intend to split the running back role between Bush and Be…

    Lions intend to split the running back role between Bush and Bell

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    The Lions have a pair of potent tailbacks. And they plan to use both of them. Perhaps equally. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday that Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will share the load. “[T…
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  • Lions looking for 'high motor' guys, closers in draft

    Lions looking for 'high motor' guys, closers in draft

    detnews.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    While team officials have given few details of what characteristics they're looking for in this year's class, White said the team is looking for closers.
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  • Rodgers, Stafford, Brady among world’s highest-paid athletes

    Rodgers, Stafford, Brady among world’s highest-paid athletes

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were the three highest-paid players on American sports teams in the last year. That’s the word from ESPN’s survey of worldwide sports salaries, whic…
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  • Lions need to find a kicker

    Lions need to find a kicker

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    The Lions aren’t accustomed to needing to search for a kicker. From 1980 to 1991 they had Eddie Murray, and from 1992 to 2012 they had Jason Hanson, giving them more than three decades of stability at the position. But David Akers won’t be back after on…
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  • QB gurus? Training specialists? Tom Lewand defends Lions' coach…

    QB gurus? Training specialists? Tom Lewand defends Lions' coaches

    Lions president Tom Lewand said something during a Town Hall session with season-ticket holders Monday night that may or may not have been an indirect shot at defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
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  • Kyle Fuller, Eric Ebron visiting Lions on Monday

    Kyle Fuller, Eric Ebron visiting Lions on Monday

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (5 days ago)
    The Lions picked wide receiver Corey Fuller in the sixth round of last year’s draft and they’ll be seeing what his younger brother has to say for himself. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller will add …
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  • Cornerback Rashean Mathis returns to Lions on one-year deal

    Cornerback Rashean Mathis returns to Lions on one-year deal

    The Lions figured they were getting a quality veteran to provide leadership and stability to a mostly young group of cornerbacks when the signed Rashean Mathis last August.
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  • Alabama's Clinton-Dix, Fresno State's Adams to Lions in McShay'…

    Alabama's Clinton-Dix, Fresno State's Adams to Lions in McShay's two-round mock draft

    detnews.com Apr 14 (5 days ago)
    In the first round McShay projects the Lions selecting Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, followed by Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams in the second.
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  • Grand Valley State wide receiver Brandan Green vies for scouts'…

    Grand Valley State wide receiver Brandan Green vies for scouts' eyes

    detnews.com Apr 13 (5 days ago)
    Growing up in Linden, Brandan Green remembers going to Lions games at the beginning of wide receiver Calvin Johnson's career at Ford Field. And on Sunday at the NFL Super Regional Combine, Green took to the same field hoping to convince scouts to give h…
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  • Darqueze Dennard says workout for Lions went real well

    Darqueze Dennard says workout for Lions went real well

    profootballtalk.com Apr 13 (6 days ago)
    NFL teams can never find enough cornerbacks, which makes it easy to understand why Darqueze Dennard is generating so much interest around the league right now. Dennard is one of the top cornerbacks in this year’s draft class and has the list of meetings…
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  • Stephfon Green hopes Ford Field combine gets him back in the NF…

    Stephfon Green hopes Ford Field combine gets him back in the NFL

    detnews.com Apr 12 (7 days ago)
    After performing well in the regional combine, Green earned an invitation to the super regional combine in Detroit, and Saturday he tried to impress scouts from all 32 teams.
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  • Pros outweigh the cons in Lions' pursuit of Sammy Watkins

    Pros outweigh the cons in Lions' pursuit of Sammy Watkins

    detnews.com Apr 12 (7 days ago)
    Two questions I've been getting a lot lately: Is the Lions' interest in Watkins, the Clemson receiver, a smokescreen and why are the Lions being so transparent about their interest in him?
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  • Video - DJ and Charles' mock draft 04:38

    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 who is slowly creeping his way up the draft board? Find out.
  • Video - Should the Detroit Lions trade up to draft defensive end Jadeveon Clowney or wide receiver Sammy Watkins? 02:10

    Should the Detroit Lions trade up to draft defensive end Jadeveon Clowney or wide receiver Sammy Watkins?

    Apr 17
    Does it make sense for the Detroit Lions to trade up for a shot at defensive end Jadeveon Clowney or wide receiver Sammy Watkins? LaDainian Tomlinson and Jamie Dukes offer their thoughts.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Eric Decker & Golden Tate 00:39

    Inside The Huddle: Eric Decker & Golden Tate

    Apr 17
    John Clayton reveals that while the Jets' Eric Decker is the highest-paid free-agent wide receiver, the Lions' Golden Tate may be in a better statistical position.
  • Video - Will the Detroit Lions trade up to draft defensive end Jadeveon Clowney? 01:47

    Will the Detroit Lions trade up to draft defensive end Jadeveon Clowney?

    Apr 17
    Jadeveon Clowney traveled to the Motor City on Wednesday to visit the Detroit Lions. Is there any chance the Lions trade up to draft the highly touted defensive end?

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    Apr 17
    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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    Apr 14
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