Detroit Lions News and Rumors

  • Lions finally expecting DeAndre Levy back on the field

    Lions finally expecting DeAndre Levy back on the field

    profootballtalk.com Updated 23 hours ago
    Before last season, the Lions signed DeAndre Levy to a four-year, $33.8 million contract. Since then, Levy has played in two games and missed 26 games with injuries. But the Lions are finally looking to get some return on their investment: Levy has been…
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  • John Fox: I love saying Jim Bob Cooter’s name

    John Fox: I love saying Jim Bob Cooter’s name

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8 (yesterday)
    Bears coach John Fox is just like us. Fox’s team will be playing the Lions this weekend, which meant he did a conference call with Lions media on Thursday to discuss the game. As you’d imagine, the subject of the Detroit offense came up during the call …
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  • Travis Swanson is in the concussion protocol

    Travis Swanson is in the concussion protocol

    profootballtalk.com Dec 8 (2 days ago)
    The Lions will try to take another step toward a NFC North title when they host the Bears on Sunday, but they may have to do it without starting center Travis Swanson. Swanson was out of practice on Wednesday because of a concussion, which means he’ll n…
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  • Chris Spielman sees Matthew Stafford as an MVP candidate

    Chris Spielman sees Matthew Stafford as an MVP candidate

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (3 days ago)
    Former Lions linebacker Chris Spielman, who currently analyzes NFL action for FOX, paid a visit to Wednesday’s PFT Live. And Spielman likes what he sees from his former team. He specifically likes what Detroit’s quarterback is doing, and Spielman made t…
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  • Lions moving on from Pettigrew

    Lions moving on from Pettigrew

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (3 days ago)
    The Lions have placed tight end Brandon Pettigrew on the non-football injury list — and cleaned out his locker. Per the Detroit Free Press, the team will officially release Pettigrew soon. “We made a decision on him,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. “I t…
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  • Where does Jim Caldwell rank among Lions head coaches?

    Where does Jim Caldwell rank among Lions head coaches?

    ESPN.com Dec 7 (3 days ago)
    Where does Jim Caldwell rank among Lions head coaches?
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  • Lions’ Matt Prater wins another player of the week award

    Lions’ Matt Prater wins another player of the week award

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7 (3 days ago)
    Ho, hum, another NFL award for Lions kicker Matt Prater. Prater was named NFC special teams player of the week for his 5-for-5 effort on field goals in Sunday’s win over the Saints. Prater has now been special teams player of the week after three of the…
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  • Don't expect much from RB Joique Bell in return to Lions

    Don't expect much from RB Joique Bell in return to Lions

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Dec 6 (4 days ago)
    Don't expect much from RB Joique Bell in return to Lions
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  • Lions sign cornerback Asa Jackson off Ravens practice squad

    Lions sign cornerback Asa Jackson off Ravens practice squad

    profootballtalk.com Dec 6 (4 days ago)
    The Lions have found a somewhat experienced replacement for their secondary. According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Lions are signing cornerback Asa Jackson off the Ravens practice squad to fill the spot created when Quandre Diggs suffered a…
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  • Lions could have a tough call to make with young WR TJ Jones

    Lions could have a tough call to make with young WR TJ Jones

    ESPN.com Dec 6 (4 days ago)
    Lions could have a tough call to make with young WR TJ Jones
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  • Lions' defense has improved again -- and has team on cusp of pl…

    Lions' defense has improved again -- and has team on cusp of playoffs

    ESPN.com Dec 6 (4 days ago)
    Lions' defense has improved again -- and has team on cusp of playoffs
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  • What if the Lions Logo Was Made in the Likeness of President El…

    What if the Lions Logo Was Made in the Likeness of President Elect Donald Trump?

    lionsgab.com Dec 5 (4 days ago)
    Like it or not, next month Donald Trump will be the new President of the United States, and one thing that can’t be denied is it’s going to be an interesting four years in our country. There’s been plenty of fun poked at the President elect, and one sit…
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  • Bears claim Johnthan Banks

    Bears claim Johnthan Banks

    profootballtalk.com Dec 5 (5 days ago)
    The Bears claimed cornerback Johnthan Banks via waivers on Monday. The Lions waived Banks over the weekend. A second-round pick of the Buccaneers in 2013, Banks was traded by the Bucs to the Lions in early November. Banks, 27, had played in two games fo…
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  • Sickness, Saints didn’t slow down Matthew Stafford

    Sickness, Saints didn’t slow down Matthew Stafford

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Dec 5 (5 days ago)
    The Lions have made a habit out of playing nailbiters this season, but they went the other way against the Saints in New Orleans on Sunday. Their defense held the Saints to 13 points and Matthew Stafford threw a pair of touchdown passes, including a 66-…
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  • Beating Saints proved Lions are legit NFC contenders

    Beating Saints proved Lions are legit NFC contenders

    Beating Saints proved Lions are legit NFC contenders
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  • Sean Payton calls report of possible Brandin Cooks trade “garba…

    Sean Payton calls report of possible Brandin Cooks trade “garbage” and “false”

    profootballtalk.com Dec 4 (6 days ago)
    Before Sunday’s game against the Lions, Saints coach Sean Payton expressed his displeasure with the report regarding a possible offseason trade of receiver Brandin Cooks indirectly. After the game, Payton made his views known. “That’s garbage,” Payton t…
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  • It's time for Golden Tate to be considered the Lions' No. 1 rec…

    It's time for Golden Tate to be considered the Lions' No. 1 receiver

    ESPN.com Dec 4 (6 days ago)
    It's time for Golden Tate to be considered the Lions' No. 1 receiver
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  • Lions cut Justin Forsett

    Lions cut Justin Forsett

    profootballtalk.com Dec 3 (7 days ago)
    The Lions made a series of roster moves ahead of Sunday’s game at New Orleans. Defensive end Armonty Bryant was activated from the reserve-suspended list after serving a three-game suspension, and wide receiver T.J. Jones was promoted from the practice …
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  • Saints' Nick Fairley says Lions declining his option was turnin…

    Saints' Nick Fairley says Lions declining his option was turning point

    ESPN.com Dec 3 (7 days ago)
    Saints' Nick Fairley says Lions declining his option was turning point
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  • Ziggy Ansah on lack of sacks: Close is not good enough

    Ziggy Ansah on lack of sacks: Close is not good enough

    The Lions are riding a three-game winning streak and they sit at the top of the NFC North heading into Week 13, so things have been going well for them as a team this season. Things haven’t gone quite as well for defensive end Ziggy Ansah as an individu…
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  • Fourth-quarter excitement obscures Lions' offensive inefficienc…

    Fourth-quarter excitement obscures Lions' offensive inefficiencies

    ESPN.com Dec 2
    Fourth-quarter excitement obscures Lions' offensive inefficiencies
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  • Video - Boldin's value to Lions goes far beyond the football field 00:57

    Boldin's value to Lions goes far beyond the football field

    Jul 26
    Louis Riddick and Ed Werder break down the value WR Anquan Boldin will bring to the Lions on a one-year deal.
  • Video - Dolphins, Lions best fit for Foster 01:18

    Dolphins, Lions best fit for Foster

    Jul 18
    The NFL Insiders crew breaks down where free agent RB Arian Foster should sign this season.
  • Video - Lions offense still has issues to work out in training camp 01:30

    Lions offense still has issues to work out in training camp

    Jul 18
    ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein breaks down why Calvin Johnson's retirement and offensive line retooling will be the focal points in Detroit's training camp.
  • Video - Training camp 60 second preview 01:07

    Training camp 60 second preview

    Jul 16
    NFL Insider Dan Graziano delivers your NFL training camp primer.