This is the May 8, 2013 news archive. View today's Lions rumors and news.
The Bears were the first NFC North team to sign any of their draft picks, but they’ve got some company on the list now. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Lions have agreed to contracts with four members of their draft class. They signedUpvote Share Tweet
Lions’ Norwegian kicker finds his YouTube fame “surreal”When Havard Rugland posted this video on YouTube, showing him kicking footballs with incredible distance and accuracy, he figured it would just be something fun to show his friends at home in Norway. He’s still shocked that it attracted millions of viewUpvote Share Tweet
Arrested Lion apologizes (stop us if you’ve heard this one)Ronnell Lewis took the next step toward working his way into the 2014 Lions team calendar. According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, Lewis made a point to apologize to his teammates and general manager Martin Mayhew for his arrest in ApUpvote Share Tweet
High school coach believes Titus Young needs helpYes, the news that former Lions receiver Titus Young was arrested twice in 15 hours (once for DUI and then for trying to steal his impounded car) provided some entertainment during the early days of the annual slow period on the NFL calendar. But Young’Upvote Share TweetGeneral manager Martin Mayhew said during the draft he planned to add a veteran or two to the offensive line. Toward that end, the Lions met with free agent tackle Winston Justice on Wednesday.Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, Jaguars talk with Mike DempseyOffseason programs are well underway around the league and we’ll check in with a couple of teams during Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press will join Mike Florio for a look at where the Lions are right now. The teamUpvote Share Tweet
Lions DB coach wants his players to stop playing through painThe Lions had so many injuries to their defensive backs last season that they had 13 different lineups in the secondary in their 16 games. But that hasn’t led their secondary coach to tell his players that they need to fight through their injuries and kUpvote Share TweetESPN.com May 8, 2013We're Black and Blue All Over: If you wanted to make a documentary on how to destroy a career in less than 12 months, former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young has provided all of the elements. As first reported Tuesday evening by Paula Pasche of the Oa…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com May 8, 2013Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was arrested twice over a 15-hour span Sunday, according to an Oakland (Mich.) Press report.Upvote Share Tweet
Titus Young Arrested Twice In One DayMay 8NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert discusses former Lions wide receiver Titus Young's latest off-the-field problems.
Don Banks: Are better days coming for minority hires? Many anxiously awaitMay 8PHILADELPHIA -- The rising use of analytics in the NFL has prompted a new respect for the power and relevance of statistical data, but there's one set of recent numbers that can't be sliced or interpreted in any way but the obvious: In a league where mi…