This is the August 27, 2013 news archive. View today's Lions rumors and news.
An arrest warrant has been issued by a California judge for former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young after missing yet another court date on burglary changes. It was the fourth court appearance Young has missed since being charged. According to Gi…Upvote Share Tweet
ESPN.com Aug 27, 2013We noted earlier Tuesday that the Detroit Lions released place-kicker Havard Rugland. As it turns out, Rugland was the highest-profile name involved in the Lions' push to a 75-man roster. The three other players released Tuesday were: receiver Terrence …Upvote Share Tweet
Lions cut TEs Matt Veldman, Cameron Morrah, reach 75-man limitWith the release of tight ends Matt Veldman and Cameron Morrah on Tuesday afternoon, the Lions are down to the NFL's roster limit of 75.Upvote Share Tweet
49ers make several moves to get to 74 playersTuesday was not a good day for Europeans trying to make it in the NFL. The Lions cut kicker Havard Rugland, opting to go with David Akers over the man they call Kickalicious. And now the 49ers have announced that former British Olympic discus thrower La…Upvote Share TweetRugland's time in Detroit was met with great fanfare. Sports Illustrated and GQ came to training camp to do stories on Rugland, and a couple Norwegian media outlets made the trip, too.Upvote Share TweetThe Lions are beginning to return to full strength, but rookie defensive end Ezekiel Ansah missed practiced for a third straight day Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetThe Browns still aren’t sure when first-rounder Barkevious Mingo will be able to play again, but they’ll get an indication of his progress today when he runs. Mingo hasn’t done much since suffering a bruised lung against the Lions on August 15, but will…Upvote Share Tweet
Preseason: Week 3 Summarylionsgab.com Aug 27, 2013Game 3 has passed and are we all satisfied with Detroit and their performance? Although the Lions defeated New England 40-9. I’m not satisfied with their performance, and this is why. All the scoring came from the back up offense. The starting offense h…Upvote Share TweetPatriots wide receiver Danny Amendola was held out of both practice and the team’s third preseason game against the Lions last week. We don’t know why Amendola was out of practice as coach Bill Belichick only deemed him day-to-day when asked about Amend…Upvote Share Tweet
Morning Roar: Jason Fox ascendsESPN.com Aug 27, 2013Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! Is Jason Fox on the verge of winning the Detroit Lions' right tackle job? We discussed the possibility Monday, and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press implied as much, writing that "Fox has quietly drawn praise for …Upvote Share Tweet
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure insists he's not frustrated as role diminishesHis battle level has been a subject of some debate, especially during this camp as second-year Joique Bell seemingly has moved ahead of him as the No. 2 running back for the Lions behind Reggie Bush.Upvote Share Tweet
Football on TV this weekThe college season kicks off this week while NFL wraps up its preseason with Thursday's Lions-Bills game aired on Channel 7. Big Ten Network will carry the Western Michigan-Michigan State game Friday night and the Central Michigan-Michigan contest Satur…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Nation: Detroit LionsAug 27ESPN reporter Kevin Seifert delivers the Lions key storyline heading into the 2013 NFL season.
Don Banks: Summer hasn't been kind to 2009 first-rounders; more SnapsAug 27Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we mercifully count down the dying days of August ambiguity and await the refreshing clarity of the NFL's regular season. ... There will be clarity, right?
You Love Ray GuyAug 27The mail arrived this morning. The bag was stuffed—overstuffed, really—with Ray Guy email, after I wrote about Guy’s Seniors Committee nomination for the Hall of Fame in this week’s MMQB column. So let’s have at it: HE’S A NO-DOUBTER I remember when Ray…