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Lions' Mikel Leshoure says he'll be cheerleader if he has to

Lions' Mikel Leshoure says he'll be cheerleader if he has to

detnews.com Updated Sep 11, 2013
Mikel Leshoure still wants to play football, but if his role in 2013 is cheerleader, he'll handle it professionally. Despite being the Lions leading rusher in 2012, Leshoure was inactive for their Week 1 victory over the Vikings.
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  • Cardinals' Arians, Palmer discuss the Lions

    Cardinals' Arians, Palmer discuss the Lions

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer spoke with the Detroit media Wednesday ahead of Sunday's visit from the Lions. Here, in friendly bullet points, are the highlights of what they said: BRUCE ARIANS Ar…
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  • Arians: Peterson vs. Megatron is best corner covering best rece…

    Arians: Peterson vs. Megatron is best corner covering best receiver

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says the NFL’s two best players at their respective positions will be going head to head on Sunday when the Lions come to town. Arians said today that he considers his own cornerback, Patrick Peterson, to be the best in the …
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  • Lions’ Ndamukong Suh on NFL fine: ‘I don’t change’

    Lions’ Ndamukong Suh on NFL fine: ‘I don’t change’

    Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has 100,000 reasons to change his style of play.None of them are enough motivation to modify what he does on game day.Suh was fined $100,000 by the NFL on Tuesday for an illegal block he delivered to Minnesot…
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  • Frazier: Ponder not in trouble of losing job

    Frazier: Ponder not in trouble of losing job

    Coach Leslie Frazier defended Christian Ponder again on Wednesday, saying the quarterback's struggles weren't the only reason the Vikings lost to the Detroit Lions last Sunday and adding he's not thinking about making a change at the position.
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  • Kevin Williams back at practice, on track to play Sunday

    Kevin Williams back at practice, on track to play Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    The Vikings defense didn’t do much to slow down the Lions offense in Week One and one reason why they might have struggled was the absence of defensive tackle Kevin Williams, who missed the game with a knee injury he suffered on a low block by 49ers gua…
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  • QB Watch: Lions' Matthew Stafford

    QB Watch: Lions' Matthew Stafford

    ESPN.com Sep 11, 2013
    A weekly analysis of the Detroit Lions' quarterback play. Rewind: Matthew Stafford was pretty sharp in his team’s opener against Minnesota, especially considering some of the concerns about his accuracy in the preseason. He completed 28 of 43 passes for…
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  • PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, coaching hot seat

    PFT Live: Lions talk with Dave Birkett, coaching hot seat

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    The Lions got a win in their opener against the Vikings, although two of the more discussed things coming out of the game had to do with things that went wrong for the team. One was the latest run-in with the Calvin Johnson rule for the player who gave …
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  • Pereira: Officials wrongly gave Victor Cruz a TD on incomplete …

    Pereira: Officials wrongly gave Victor Cruz a TD on incomplete pass

    profootballtalk.com Sep 11, 2013
    No one knows what constitutes a catch in the NFL anymore. When the “Calvin Johnson rule” reared its ugly head again on Sunday, and the Lions’ star receiver had a touchdown catch overturned by the referee after reviewing the replay, it looked like the NF…
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  • Lions rookie Larry Warford savors pro debut

    Lions rookie Larry Warford savors pro debut

    detnews.com Sep 11, 2013
    Warford, a third-round pick, said he had all of the right guard reps with the first team the week leading up to Sunday's game against the Vikings, but the rookie out of Kentucky didn't let the thrill of making his debut change his approach.
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  • Video - Bush: 'Suh is a changed person' 07:09

    Bush: 'Suh is a changed person'

    Sep 11
    Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush talks about the team's improved offense and also explains why teammate Ndamukong Suh is a team leader.
  • Video - Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to appeal unprecedented fine 01:16

    Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to appeal unprecedented fine

    Sep 11
    Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh is appealing his $100 thousand fine for his low hit on Minnesota Vikings center John Sullivan. NFL Media reporter Ian Rapoport has the latest update.
  • Video - Is Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's fine acceptable or excessive? 04:51

    Is Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's fine acceptable or excessive?

    Sep 11
    Eric Davis gives his take on Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's fine as he poses the question; does the NFL want this type play out of the league or Suh out of the league?
  • Video - Sources: Suh To Appeal Fine 01:33

    Sources: Suh To Appeal Fine

    Sep 11
    Ed Werder breaks down the chances of Ndamukong Suh successfully appealing his fine for his illegal block on John Sullivan.

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    Sep 11
    Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks' unsung star, has been in trouble but is trying to make a difference, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
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    Sep 11
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