NFC North News and Rumors
Lions shorthanded at tight end, but it may not change offense much
profootballtalk.com Updated 2 hours ago
The Lions have five tight ends on their roster, but they could very well have just two available for Sunday’s game against the Falcons in London. Two Lions tight ends — Joseph Fauria and Eric Ebron — have been ruled out for Sunday. Another tight end, Br…Upvote Share Tweet
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix solidifies Packers' safety spotESPN.com 10 hours agoGREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was 13 yards away from Jerricho Cotchery when the Carolina Panthers receiver caught a swing pass at his own 48-yard line in the third quarter of Sunday's game at Lambeau Field. In 1.4 seconds, Clinton-Dix had closed …Upvote Share TweetNew Orleans Saints running backs Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson have both been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Green Bay Packers with injuries.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 12 hours agoThe Bears defense hasn’t had many bright spots this season, but rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller has been one of them. That made the fact that he suffered a pair of injuries last weekend a troubling development for the unit. Fuller broke his right hand and…Upvote Share Tweet
Early Lions-Falcons kickoff interesting international experiment for NFLyahoo.com 12 hours agoStrawberries and cream are the delicacy of choice for Wimbledon watchers. What will you be dining on when the Detroit Lions face the Atlanta Falcons at 9:30 a.m. ET, which will be 1:30 p.m. local time at London's Wembley Stadium? Maybe eggs? Bacon? Weet…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 12 hours agoLAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Brandon Marshall brushed off any potential distraction caused by last week’s locker room flap on the heels of Chicago’s 27-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins, and plans to use the frustration from the defeat and residual drama as “fuel” …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 13 hours agoEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings could be without cornerback Josh Robinson on Sunday, after Robinson injured his ankle during individual drills on Thursday. Robinson did not practice on Friday, indicating his availability for Sunday is in so…Upvote Share Tweet
Sam Shields doubtful for Sunday nightprofootballtalk.com 14 hours agoThe Packers are expected to be without one of their starting cornerbacks for a second consecutive game. Sam Shields (knee) is doubtful for Sunday’s matchup against the Saints in New Orleans, according to the Packers’ website. If Shields is again out, Da…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 14 hours agoGREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the second straight week, the Green Bay Packers spent Friday facing the possibility of playing without two of their four starting defensive backs. Last Sunday against Carolina, they got one of them back -- cornerback Tramon Willia…Upvote Share Tweet
PFT Live: Saints talk with Jeff Duncan, PFT Planet calls and tweetsprofootballtalk.com 16 hours agoThe Saints will host the Packers on Sunday Night Football in a game that the 2-4 Saints could really use if they are going to return to the playoffs this season. Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune will join Mike Florio on Friday’s edition of …Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 19 hours agoKickalicious is back with the Lions. But only for a visit, to the chagrin of some Lions fans. Havard Rugland, the Norwegian kicker whose trick kick video made him an Internet celebrity and got him a spot on Detroit’s preseason roster last year, stopped …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 19 hours agoLions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle said he did not realize he had suffered a concussion late in Sunday's win over New Orleans until the game was over.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 20 hours agoHas it really been eight years already? The last time the Chicago Bears visited the New England Patriots, on Nov. 26, 2006, quarterback Tom Brady was juking linebacker Brian Urlacher on an unforgettable 11-yard run en route to a hard-fought, 17-13 win. …Upvote Share Tweet
Lions' Caldwell: Hester's returns an 'art form'ESPN.com 21 hours agoLions coach Jim Caldwell has been so impressed with Falcons returner Devin Hester that he says Hester has changed the way returns and returners are viewed.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 21 hours agoWhen the week started, Lions running back Reggie Bush was certain that he’d play against the Falcons on Sunday despite leaving last week’s game because of an ankle injury. That prediction is now looking overly optimistic. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Fre…Upvote Share Tweet
Lions aren’t looking to make moves at trade deadlineprofootballtalk.com 22 hours agoFew have been as aggressive at the in-season trade deadline at the Lions, but it doesn’t seem that’s going to continue. Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew told reporters he didn’t anticipate doing anything by Tuesday’s deadline. He’s done three such de…Upvote Share Tweet
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