Detroit Lions News and Rumors

  • Stanley Wilson II puts a suit on, declares himself “happy to be…

    Stanley Wilson II puts a suit on, declares himself “happy to be alive”

    profootballtalk.com Updated 3 hours ago
    Former Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II said Thursday he was “happy to be alive,” but that might have just been because he was wearing clothes. According to Francesca Fontana of the Oregonian, Wilson was released from the hospital Wednesday and arraig…
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  • Want a Killebrew? Lions safety Miles Killebrew has IPA named af…

    Want a Killebrew? Lions safety Miles Killebrew has IPA named after him in Detroit

    ESPN.com 18 hours ago
    Want a Killebrew? Lions safety Miles Killebrew has IPA named after him in Detroit
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  • Cardinals had Ameer Abdullah on the phone when Lions picked him

    Cardinals had Ameer Abdullah on the phone when Lions picked him

    profootballtalk.com 19 hours ago
    During the second round of the 2015 NFL draft, the Cardinals were sitting at No. 55 and knew exactly who they wanted: Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah. There was just one problem: The Lions wanted Abdullah, too. And the Lions picked 54th. The new Am…
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  • NFC North Q&A: Is Lions' Darius Slay the best CB in th…

    NFC North Q&A: Is Lions' Darius Slay the best CB in the division?

    ESPN.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    NFC North Q&A: Is Lions' Darius Slay the best CB in the division?
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  • Jim Caldwell is skeptical of going for two more often

    Jim Caldwell is skeptical of going for two more often

    profootballtalk.com Jun 29 (yesterday)
    As teams around the NFL discuss the possibility of going for two more often, Lions coach Jim Caldwell sounds unconvinced. Caldwell said he’s aware that quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees have said they want to go for two as the default …
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  • Stanley Wilson targeted three homes (one clothed) before he was…

    Stanley Wilson targeted three homes (one clothed) before he was shot naked

    profootballtalk.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    Before he was shot while doing some naked breaking and entering last week, former Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II had targeted three other homes — at least one of them while clothed. According to Aimee Green of the Oregonian, Wilson was shot while br…
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  • Calvin Johnson thinks Lions could be tougher to defend without …

    Calvin Johnson thinks Lions could be tougher to defend without him

    profootballtalk.com Jun 27 (4 days ago)
    When Lions quarterback said last week that the Lions might be tougher to cover without retired wide receiver Calvin Johnson, it sounded like the thing a quarterback has to say. But Johnson, at least, believes he has a point. The former Lions wideout sug…
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  • Megatron: I’m content with what I did, not coming back

    Megatron: I’m content with what I did, not coming back

    profootballtalk.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says anyone who thinks he might come out of retirement can think again. “I’m not coming back. You don’t have to worry about that,” Johnson told the Detroit Free Press. Johnson said the wear and tear on his body from …
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  • Breaking and entering while naked doesn't go well for ex-Lions …

    Breaking and entering while naked doesn't go well for ex-Lions CB, according to police

    Trying to break into people's houses is a no-no. Trying to break into someone's house while naked? Um... But that's what police in Portland, Ore. say former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was doing on Wednesday afternoon. Via television stat…
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  • Reggie Bush feels healthy, doesn’t think he’s lost a step

    Reggie Bush feels healthy, doesn’t think he’s lost a step

    Running back Reggie Bush’s 2015 season with the 49ers came to an early end when he slipped on the concrete that skirted the playing field in St. Louis and tore his ACL. It was the latest in a long list of injuries for Bush, including a high ankle sprain…
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  • NFC North Q&A: Has Calvin Johnson's retirement made Li…

    NFC North Q&A: Has Calvin Johnson's retirement made Lions least-explosive offense?

    ESPN.com Jun 23
    NFC North Q&A: Has Calvin Johnson's retirement made Lions least-explosive offense?
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  • Lions GM calls keeping Caldwell his “best decision”

    Lions GM calls keeping Caldwell his “best decision”

    First-year Lions general manager Bob Quinn said Tuesday that retaining Lions head coach Jim Caldwell “was probably the easiest and best decision I’ve made” since being hired in January. Quinn left the Patriots to take control of the Lions’ football oper…
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  • Stafford: I think it will be tougher on defenses without Calvin…

    Stafford: I think it will be tougher on defenses without Calvin Johnson

    Calvin Johnson retired this offseason, leaving the Lions to get used to running an offense without their top receiver for most of the last decade. They signed Marvin Jones, Jeremy Kerley, Andre Caldwell and Andre Roberts as free agents to go with holdov…
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  • Lions long snapper wants to help old friend Johnny Manziel

    Lions long snapper wants to help old friend Johnny Manziel

    Lions long snapper Jimmy Landes hasn’t spoken to his childhood friend in months, and to be honest, isn’t quite sure where he is. But he still wants to help Johnny Manziel get his life back in order. Landes told Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com that it both…
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  • Lions' 53-man roster projection includes undrafted TE Cole…

    Lions' 53-man roster projection includes undrafted TE Cole Wick

    ESPN.com Jun 20
    Lions' 53-man roster projection includes undrafted TE Cole Wick
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  • Al Golden hopes to refine Eric Ebron’s game

    Al Golden hopes to refine Eric Ebron’s game

    Year Three of the Eric Ebron experiment has arrived, and the Lions need to get a real return on the tenth overall pick they invested in the former North Carolina tight end, who was taken while both Odell Beckham Jr. and Aaron Donald were on the board. F…
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  • Jim Caldwell expects a better Haloti Ngata this year

    Jim Caldwell expects a better Haloti Ngata this year

    Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has talked about taking on more of a leadership role in his second season with the Lions, which is something the team would like to see go hand in hand with him playing a bigger role on the field. Ngata dealt with a calf in…
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  • Tom Lewand exits NFL for a different industry

    Tom Lewand exits NFL for a different industry

    Former Lions CEO Tom Lewand, a long-time executive who avoided accountability for the chronic failures of the franchise because he wasn’t part of the football operation, has found a new job completely outside of the football industry. Via JC Reindt and …
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  • Orson Charles will sign with Lions

    Orson Charles will sign with Lions

    Tight end Orson Charles will sign with the Lions after participating in the team’s minicamp as a tryout player, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday. Charles, 25, was a fourth-round pick of the Bengals in 2012. He started six of 29 games he played f…
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  • Taylor Decker trying to 'digest' Lions offense as he …

    Taylor Decker trying to 'digest' Lions offense as he settles in at left tackle

    ESPN.com Jun 16
    Taylor Decker trying to 'digest' Lions offense as he settles in at left tackle
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  • Abdullah thinks he’ll be smarter, better in 2016

    Abdullah thinks he’ll be smarter, better in 2016

    After having shoulder surgery in January, Lions running back Ameer Abdullah has been a spectator for most of the team’s offseason program. Despite having just one season of NFL experience, Abdullah said watching the team’s spring work from the sideline …
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  • Washington names Dr. Robin West first female head physician

    Washington names Dr. Robin West first female head physician

    The same week the Lions announced they were adding cheerleaders, another NFL team gave a woman an actual job. According to Stephania Bell and John Keim of ESPN.com, Washington named Dr. Robin West the team’s director of sports medicine. She’s the NFL’s …
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  • Lions CB Darius Slay asks simply: 'Who doesn't like B…

    Lions CB Darius Slay asks simply: 'Who doesn't like Beyoncé?'

    Lions CB Darius Slay asks simply: 'Who doesn't like Beyoncé?'
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  • Lions tell Stephen Tulloch not to attend minicamp

    Lions tell Stephen Tulloch not to attend minicamp

    Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch has known for months that he’s not in the team’s plans this season, but he’s in limbo while he waits for his official release. That release isn’t coming just yet. Tulloch has been excused from this week’s mandatory minic…
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  • Lions announce they’ll add cheerleaders in 2016

    Lions announce they’ll add cheerleaders in 2016

    In the latest step that should prove that the NFL is serious about creating opportunities for women, the Lions are adding cheerleaders for the coming season. Team president Rod Wood announced the move Monday, since owner/matriarch Martha Firestone Ford’…
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  • Report: Lions sign WR Andre Roberts

    Report: Lions sign WR Andre Roberts

    The Lions are clearly interested in continuing to add wide receiver help. Not long after news broke Monday morning that the team will visit with free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported that the team has signed Andre Roberts t…
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  • Veteran wideout Anquan Boldin visiting the Lions

    Veteran wideout Anquan Boldin visiting the Lions

    The Lions lost one of the game’s best big receivers to retirement, so they’re looking at another guy who can add some presence to their passing game. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, veteran free agent wideout Anquan Boldin is visiting Detroit today.…
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  • Eric Ebron says NFL players need coaches who won’t baby them

    Eric Ebron says NFL players need coaches who won’t baby them

    If you’re one of those old codgers who is sick of spoiled Millennials who can’t hear the word “no,” you’ll be glad to know that there’s at least one Millennial in the NFL who agrees with you. Lions tight end Eric Ebron, who was born in 1993, said player…
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  • Video - Megatron at ease with retirement decision 00:47

    Megatron at ease with retirement decision

    Jun 25
    Take a look into Calvin Johnson's Catching Dreams Football Camp where the former Lions wide receiver shows campers how to run drills like a pro. Johnson also addresses his decision to retire from the NFL after nine seasons.
  • Video - Yates disagrees with Stafford about Lions' offense 01:20

    Yates disagrees with Stafford about Lions' offense

    Jun 22
    ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates doesn't necessarily agree with QB Matthew Stafford that the Lions' offense will be tougher to defend without defenses being able to key on Calvin Johnson, but he does say Detroit's receiving corps will be tough to bring d
  • Video - Trotter: Lions want more balance in offense 01:14

    Trotter: Lions want more balance in offense

    May 27
    Jim Trotter and Darren Woodson break down how the Lions need to adjust to life without having WR Calvin Johnson on their roster.
  • Video - How will Abdullah's labrum surgery affect his performance? 02:25

    How will Abdullah's labrum surgery affect his performance?

    May 26
    ESPN NFL analyst Antonio Pierce explains how RB Ameer Abdullah will be affected by surgery on his labrum, and he breaks down how the Lions' running game will be impacted by defenses reacting to the absence of retired receiver Calvin Johnson.