This is the January 21, 2014 news archive. View today's Lions rumors and news.
Tuesday's NFL roundup: Ex-Michigan star B.J. Askew charged in child support case
detnews.com Updated Jan 21
Former NFL fullback B.J. Askew has been charged in Michigan with failing to pay about $268,000 in child support. The Michigan attorney general's office says Askew was arrested in Hillsborough County, Fla., on Jan. 7. He'll be extradited to Detroit to fa…Upvote Share Tweet
The first-ever Pro Bowl draft began Tuesday with interior defensive linemen, and the No. 1 overall pick was one of the household names and disruptive forces at the position. Ndamukong Suh, the Lions’ star defensive tackle, was the top selection on the f…Upvote Share TweetIn advance of the Senior Bowl, Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews requested video of the cornerbacks playing in the game, hoping to learn their tendencies. Matthews' request was denied, so he turned to the Internet, where he found tape of most of …Upvote Share Tweet
Lions will retain 4-3 defense, with some twistsThe Lions will continue to run a 4-3 defense under new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, but don't expect that to be the only way the group lines up. Austin explained his philosophy at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday, saying he wants to be aggressive and c…Upvote Share TweetMOBILE, Ala. — It has been a whirlwind 24 hours for new Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, who just joined Jim Caldwell's staff and hasn't met all his fellow Lions coaches yet.Lombardi hasn't had a chance to get full bore into breaking do…Upvote Share TweetRoger Goodell doesn't want to stand pat with the PAT. He's suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs.Upvote Share Tweet
Lions' Calvin Johnson, rapper Eminem make cover of ESPN The MagazineTwo Detroit icons at the top of their game — Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson and rapper Eminem — have made the cover of ESPN The Magazine.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 21Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew says defensive tackle Nick Fairley, the team’s 2011 first-round draft pick, has to get better. “He could play more consistently,” Mayhew told the Detroit Free Press. “I mean, he’s got to mature a little bit as a profe…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 21The Detroit Lions are still piecing together a coaching staff under new head coach Jim Caldwell. It appeared as though the Lions had Bill Lazor lined up to fill their vacant offensive coordinator position before Lazor elected to head and join Joe Philbi…Upvote Share Tweet
Lombardi Grandson To Run Lions' OffenseJan 21ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates discusses the reports that Joe Lombardi will be hired as offensive coordinator for the Lions.
Lions Look To Lock Up Ndamukong SuhJan 21ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates discusses the Lions' interest in signing Ndamukong Suh to a contract extension.
Don Banks: Matchup of Peyton Manning, Russell Wilson intriguing on many le…Jan 21Delving into the intriguing matchup of quarterbacks in Super Bowl XLVIII ...
The Tuesday MailbagJan 21Flying home from Denver on Monday, I was fascinated at the burgeoning controversy of the Richard Sherman story. I wondered why it got so big, and why America was so magnetized and polarized by it. I will get to that in a moment, but first, a measure of …