This is the May 9, 2013 news archive. View today's Lions rumors and news.
In addition to this weekend being Mother's Day (you're welcome for the reminder), 23 NFL teams will be conducting rookie mini-camp. With the new collective bargaining agreement removing most of the guesswork out of rookie contracts, some teams are takin…
Tim Tebow won't address future during speech in Benton HarborUpdated May 9 Share TweetThe lecture, before 3,000 at Lake Michigan College, was part of the Economic Club of Southwest Michigan's annual speaker series, and Tebow had been booked last summer, when he still was an active NFL player.Share TweetWhen Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley predicted that Detroit will go to the Super Bowl, it sounded like the type of boast that most coaches would tell their players to keep to themselves. But Lions coach Jim Schwartz said he was glad to hear Fairley …Share TweetFree agent kick returner Josh Cribbs remains in demand. After meeting with Raiders, Jets and Giants this week, he’s on to Detroit next according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Cribbs reportedly passed the Raiders physical and was offered a contract.Share TweetOn Thursday, second-round pick Slay, a cornerback; and, third-round pick Warford, a guard, signed four-year deals. Slay, according to his agent, signed for $5 million, with a $2.9 million signing bonus.Share TweetThe Lions started signing draft picks on Wednesday by locking up four of their draftees and they’re keeping up the pace on Thursday. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press reports that the team has agreed to a contract with guard Larry Warford, who wasSource: profootballtalk.com
Alex Elkins heads to Lions minicamp in familiar role -- longshotUpdated May 9 Share TweetElkins is one of 11 undrafted rookies invited to the Lions' three-day rookie minicamp that starts Friday. His odds of winning a roster spot are long, but nothing like the odds he faced on a hot July afternoon in southeast Texas in 2009.
Cold Hard FactsMay 9Steelers safety Ryan Clark weighs in on the Steelers' biggest challenge this season, the hardest receiver to cover and facing Tom Brady.
'Top 100': Matthew Stafford ranked too high?May 9Is Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford ranked too high in the "Top 100 Players of 2013" at No. 76? Dave Dameshek and Warren Sapp disagree about where the Lions' gunslinger belongs.
Fairley Has Big Expectations For LionsMay 9NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert discusses Nick Fairley's prediction that the Lions will make the Super Bowl this season.
Bill Simmons Returns to Jimmy Kimmel LiveMay 9Last night, Grantland editor-in-chief Bill Simmons returned to Jimmy Kimmel Live, where he chatted about his unlikely friendship with NBA Countdown ho...