This is the January 23, 2014 news archive. View today's Lions rumors and news.
As Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh looks for a new agent, initial signs are pointing to Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports. Per a league source, there’s a growing sense that Suh will select Jay Z, at a minimum for Suh’s off-field opportunities. It’s uncle…Share Tweet
Saginaw Valley State receiver gets noticed at Senior BowlWhen the Senior Bowl kicks off Saturday, about 50 people from Tawas City, Mich., will be in the stands watching Jeff Janis. The Saginaw Valley State wide receiver is the only Division II player at the all-star game, and he's hoping his performance in pr…Share Tweet
GM Mayhew speaks on Fairley’s inconsistencylionsgab.com Jan 23, 2014Over the course of his career, Fairley has been an effective player, but there are times when he just doesn’t stand out. “He could play more consistently,” Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said at the Senior Bowl. “I mean, he’s got to mature a little…Share TweetESPN.com Jan 23, 2014He was high on the Detroit Lions' 2013 NFL draft from the start, grading the team as a B in the days following the draft. Now, with a season of evidence, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had an even higher opinion of how the Lions did. He gave them an A…Share TweetLast week Xanders had an interview with the Dolphins that stretched over two days, but a Denver Post report said the Dolphins informed him he was no longer in the running for the job.Share Tweet
Ziggy Ansah's success with Lions gives ex-BYU teammates hopeBYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman remembers when an unknown, non-recruited player joined the Cougars for summer workouts in 2010.Share Tweet
The next big thing: LionsESPN.com Jan 23, 2014Now that the Detroit Lions have hired their coach and are in the latter stages of assembling a staff, both head coach Jim Caldwell and the front office can look toward free agency, which begins in March. The Lions likely won't be massive players here th…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2014The Lions have hired Teryl Austin to be their defensive coordinator, the first time that Austin will be in that job at the NFL level. It looks like he’ll have two former NFL coordinators on his staff, however. Former Giants and Buccaneers defensive coor…Share Tweet
Lions Jim Caldwell blends new with familiar faces in assembling staffWhether Caldwell worked with them or crossed paths somewhere — like when he tried to recruit offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn to Wake Forest — Caldwell knows most of the eight coaches he retained from former Lions coach Jim Schwartz's staff and sa…Share TweetNew Lions coach Jim Caldwell said his goal was to find an innovative offensive coordinator, and according to Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., he found one.Share Tweet