Detroit Lions News and Rumors

  • Austin Collie joins CFL’s B.C. Lions

    Austin Collie joins CFL’s B.C. Lions

    profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 29 (2 days ago)
    Austin Collie is headed to the Canadian Football League. Collie, the former Colts, 49ers and Patriots wide receiver, has signed with the British Columbia Lions, the team said Thursday. A Hamilton, Ontario native, the 29-year-old Collie has caught 179 pa…
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  • Lions Already Propose Expanded Replay for Officiating

    Lions Already Propose Expanded Replay for Officiating

    nytimes.com profootballtalk.com Jan 29 (2 days ago)
    Changes could be afoot for the NFL rule book. Starting with what is a catch and what is pass interference.
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  • Justin Tuck: Ndamukong Suh fits the Raider mold

    Justin Tuck: Ndamukong Suh fits the Raider mold

    profootballtalk.com Jan 29 (2 days ago)
    The Raiders have a lot of cap space at their disposal this offseason and defensive end Justin Tuck knows how he’d like the team to spend some of it. Speaking from the Super Bowl on Thursday, Tuck shared his thoughts on the impending free agency of Lions…
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  • Jim Schwartz being selective about next opportunity

    Jim Schwartz being selective about next opportunity

    profootballtalk.com Jan 27 (4 days ago)
    Jim Schwartz rebounded quickly after losing his job as the Lions head coach to become the coordinator for one of the league’s best defenses in Buffalo, but that success won’t have him back with the Bills this year. Doug Marrone’s departure led to Rex Ry…
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  • Lions' Lewand: Faith helped combat alcoholism

    Lions' Lewand: Faith helped combat alcoholism

    ESPN.com Jan 26 (5 days ago)
    Lions president Tom Lewand spoke candidly about his struggles with alcohol addiction and what led him to that jail cell and arrest for drunk driving during a testimonial at the Kensington Church in Orion, Michigan, recently.
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  • Joe Lombardi: “Added layers of complexity” in coaching Calvin J…

    Joe Lombardi: “Added layers of complexity” in coaching Calvin Johnson

    profootballtalk.com Jan 26 (6 days ago)
    One of the things that offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi learned during his first season with the Lions is that getting the ball to Calvin Johnson isn’t as easy as just telling him to run down the field and throwing the ball in his direction. Lombardi …
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  • Clock management: Chiefs play at 9:30 a.m.

    Clock management: Chiefs play at 9:30 a.m.

    The Chiefs will have what is probably the first early morning (Central time) kickoff for their Nov. 1 game against the Detroit Lions at Wembley Stadium in London.
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  • Teryl Austin already back on the job for the Lions

    Teryl Austin already back on the job for the Lions

    Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin has had two interviews with the Falcons, and the Falcons haven’t “hired” a head coach yet, so he’s technically still a candidate. But since no one believes that the Falcons are going to do anything but “hire” Sea…
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  • Report: Lions want to hold onto Jim Bob Cooter

    Report: Lions want to hold onto Jim Bob Cooter

    Before Jim Bob Cooter landed a job as the Lions’ quarterbacks coach for the 2014 season, he had a job on John Fox’s staff in Denver as an offensive assistant. It seems Fox liked what he saw of Cooter during their year together with the Broncos. Ian Rapo…
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  • Dominic Raiola leaves a complex legacy with the Detroit Lions

    Dominic Raiola leaves a complex legacy with the Detroit Lions

    Dominic Raiola arrived in Detroit during the 2001 season as a Hawaiian who spent his college career in Nebraska. He leaves as one of the longest-tenured players in the franchise's history and someone who felt a strong emotional tie toward the city. The …
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  • Matthew Stafford named to Pro Bowl roster

    Matthew Stafford named to Pro Bowl roster

    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is headed to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his NFL career. Stafford has been added to the NFL’s all-star game roster, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com said Sunday night. Stafford will take the place of Denver’s P…
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  • Golden Tate added to Pro Bowl roster

    Golden Tate added to Pro Bowl roster

    The Lions are set to have a wide receiver set to play in next Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, but it’s not Calvin Johnson. According to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, Golden Tate has been named to the Pro Bowl. He replaces the Eagles’ Jeremy…
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  • Golden Tate denies rumors about Russell Wilson, Percy Harvin

    Golden Tate denies rumors about Russell Wilson, Percy Harvin

    Golden Tate has heard the rumors. And he wants to set things straight. Tate, the Lions receiver who was the subject of a couple of stories about his interactions with teammates Russell Wilson and Percy Harvin during their time together in Seattle, says …
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  • Geno Atkins added to Pro Bowl roster

    Geno Atkins added to Pro Bowl roster

    Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins is Pro Bowl-bound. Atkins has been added to the NFL’s all-star roster, the Bengals announced Friday morning. According to Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Atkins will take the place of Lions’ Ndamukong Suh…
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  • Report: Teryl Austin withdraws as candidate for Denver’s coachi…

    Report: Teryl Austin withdraws as candidate for Denver’s coaching job

    A candidate slated to interview for Denver’s head coaching position has removed his name from consideration for the role. Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin has declined to be a candidate in Denver “at this time,” ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported F…
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  • Lions RB Joique Bell has surgery

    Lions RB Joique Bell has surgery

    ESPN.com Jan 15
    Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell posted on Instagram on Thursday night that he had surgery to fix an undisclosed issue. Bell had a few injuries throughout the course of the season, including suffering an Achilles injury prior to Week 17 against Gr…
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  • Austin's pitch to Falcons: Hire Gase, as well

    Austin's pitch to Falcons: Hire Gase, as well

    ESPN.com Jan 15
    A source indicated part of Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin's pitch to become the Falcons' head coach is to bring Adam Gase along as his offensive coordinator.
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  • Bills keeping special teams coordinator Danny Crossman

    Bills keeping special teams coordinator Danny Crossman

    New Bills coach Rex Ryan is bringing a lot of his own guys with him, but he’s keeping at least one of Buffalo’s current assistants. The team announced that Ryan would retain special teams coordinator Danny Crossman. Crossman had previously worked for th…
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  • Detroit Lions position review/outlook: Receivers

    Detroit Lions position review/outlook: Receivers

    ESPN.com Jan 14
    The college all-star games are coming up in the next two weeks with the NFL combine on the horizon in February. Many players taken by teams in May will play in one of the three games for seniors or from the underclassmen pool. During the next two weeks,…
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  • Video - Beckham's take on NFL field goal kicking 01:41

    Beckham's take on NFL field goal kicking

    Jan 29
    David Beckham stopped by the Jimmy Kimmel Live show to discuss his fun experience kicking field goals with Detroit Lions running-back Reggie Bush.
  • Video - Beckham's take on NFL field goal kicking 01:41

    Beckham's take on NFL field goal kicking

    Jan 29
    David Beckham stopped by the Jimmy Kimmel Live show to discuss his fun experience kicking field goals with Detroit Lions running-back Reggie Bush.
  • Video - Stafford, Watt Named MVPs Of Pro Bowl 00:18

    Stafford, Watt Named MVPs Of Pro Bowl

    Jan 25
    Matt Stafford and J.J. Watt comment on the experience of playing in the Pro Bowl.
  • Video - Late TD Lifts Team Irvin Over Team Carter 01:40

    Late TD Lifts Team Irvin Over Team Carter

    Jan 25
    Matt Ryan connected with Jimmy Graham on a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Team Irvin a 32-28 Pro Bowl victory over Team Carter.

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