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Ziggy Ansah's pick-6 sets tone in Lions' exhibition win

Ziggy Ansah's pick-6 sets tone in Lions' exhibition win

They drafted a raw but extremely long and athletic defensive end with the fifth overall pick with the idea that he could facilitate some more mayhem.
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  • Jets' Smith exits early with right leg injury

    Jets' Smith exits early with right leg injury

    ESPN.com Aug 9, 2013
    New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith injured his right ankle or foot and didn't return Friday night in the team's preseason opener against the Detroit Lions.
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  • Safety Louis Delmas, six other Lions out for exhibition vs. Jet…

    Safety Louis Delmas, six other Lions out for exhibition vs. Jets

    detnews.com Aug 9, 2013
    Besides Delmas (knee), cornerback Ron Bartell (shoulder) and receiver Ryan Broyles (knee), will sit. So will cornerbacks Chris Greenwood and Jonte Green and defensive end Isreal Idonije, all nursing hamstring injuries.
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  • Elite Tigers rotation finally running on all cylinders

    Elite Tigers rotation finally running on all cylinders

    MLB.com Aug 9, 2013
    With Max Scherzer looking like an AL Cy Young Award candidate, Justin Verlander summoning his old stuff, Anibal Sanchez at full strength, Doug Fister finding his form and even fifth starter Rick Porcello posting a sub-2.00 ERA since the start of July, t…
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  • Avila cleared to play Friday after taking foul tip

    Avila cleared to play Friday after taking foul tip

    MLB.com Aug 9, 2013
    Tigers catcher Alex Avila was cleared to rejoin the team for Friday's series opener against the Yankees after being examined for a possible concussion.
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  • The Juice: Max Scherzer wins 17th game as Tigers win 12th in a …

    The Juice: Max Scherzer wins 17th game as Tigers win 12th in a row

    yahoo.com Aug 9, 2013
    The Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more.Let's have some fun with numbers after the Detroit Tigers' 10-3 win Thursday agai…
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  • Lions take leap of faith with O-line overhaul

    Lions take leap of faith with O-line overhaul

    detnews.com Aug 9, 2013
    If the fans are smart — and perhaps bored — they'll tear their eyes away from Megatron and focus on, say, Dylan Gandy. Or tackles Corey Hilliard and Jason Fox. Or — big one here — Riley Reiff.
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  • Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn't worried about tipping hand again…

    Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn't worried about tipping hand against Jets

    detnews.com Aug 9, 2013
    Exhibition games always present coaches with a tricky balancing act. While you want to rehearse as much of your playbook as you can, try out all the relevant players and personnel packages, you may not want to expose your entire arsenal to future oppone…
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  • Video - Geno Smith Injured 00:37

    Geno Smith Injured

    Aug 9
    Geno Smith was injured in the Jets' 26-17 loss to the Lions.
  • Video - Pre WK 1 Can't-Miss Play: Boost Willis 00:18

    Pre WK 1 Can't-Miss Play: Boost Willis

    Aug 9
    Detroit Lions wide receiver Matt Willis makes a wonderful touchdown grab on a 15-yard pass from quarterback Shaun Hill.
  • Video - Havard 'Kickalicious' Rugland's big game for Detroit Lions 00:46

    Havard 'Kickalicious' Rugland's big game for Detroit Lions

    Aug 9
    Detroit Lions rookie kicker Havard "Kickalicious" Rugland boots a two field goals, including a 50-yarder, in his first taste of NFL action.
  • Video - Lions force, recover fumble 00:36

    Lions force, recover fumble

    Aug 9
    Detroit Lions defensive end Devin Taylor sacks New York Jets quarterback Greg McElroy and forces a fumble, which is recovered by Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis.

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  • Don Banks: Kenny Vaccaro, Kennan Lewis at heart of rebuilt Saints secondar…

    Aug 9
    METAIRIE, La. -- The rehabilitation and remaking of a New Orleans defense that was historically generous last season includes more than just the injection of confidence and aggressiveness supplied by new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Creative c…
  • 2013 NFL training camp - New targets not slowing Tom Brady

    Aug 9
    Here are five things John Clayton took away from his visit to the New England Patriots' training camp.