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Detroit Lions: Rookie Jamal Agnew’s ceiling and floor in 2017

Detroit Lions rookie cornerback Jamal Agnew might not see much of the field in 2017, but that doesn’t mean he will not have an impact. As the Detroit Lions edge nearer and nearer to training camp, their rookies are coming closer to seeing their first NFL action. Cornerback has long been a position of need […] Detroit Lions: Rookie Jamal Agnew’s ceiling and floor in 2017 - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
3 hours ago

Tavon Wilson seeks to throw out suits against him

Detroit Lions safety Tavon Wilson denies he punched a former girlfriend during an altercation last year, according to TMZ. Per TMZ, Alanda Jackson, the mother of Wilson’s 3-year-old, has filed suit against Wilson, alleging that he broke her nose during the melee. Jackson got into a verbal altercation with Wilson’s current girlfriend at a nightclub…
Via Pro Football Talk
11 hours ago

Which Detroit Lions’ rookie stood out the most this offseason?

Of the nine rookies selected in the 2017 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions, which one stood out the most during the offseason, heading into training camp. With their first two selections in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions opted to address the defensive side of the ball with two prospects from Florida in […] Which Detroit Lions’ rookie stood out the most this offseason? - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
18 hours ago

Detroit Lions: Will the Brad Kaaya experiment pay off?

The Detroit Lions made many interesting picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. But will this sixth round gamble pay off to provide quality depth under center? Following the results of the 2017 NFL Draft, one selection in particular puzzled me as a fan of the Detroit Lions. Coming from a family full of Miami Hurricane […] Detroit Lions: Will the Brad Kaaya experiment pay off? - SideLion Report...
Via Sidelion Report
22 hours ago

Detroit Lions: Matt Stafford payday coming in light of Derek Carr deal

The Oakland Raiders paid quarterback Derek Carr the richest contract in NFL history earlier in the week. Carr and the Raiders aren’t the only winners in this deal. What happens now is the bar raises to another level when it comes to placing value on quarterbacks in the NFL. If Derek Carr earns that type of deal, what does that mean for players like Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins...
Via EndZoneScore
22 hours ago

Lions president has no issue making Matthew Stafford NFL's richest man

The Detroit Lions are trying to work out a long-term contract extension for nine-year quarterback, Matthew Stafford. Preferably, this takes place before the start of training camp. Team general manager Bob Quinn says he’s “confident” a deal will get done.Stafford could wind up the highest paid NFL player to date, which is something Detroit’s president Rob Wood would have...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions DT Khyri Thornton suspended 6 games for violating drug policy

The Detroit Lions will be without defensive tackle Khyri Thornton for the first six games of the 2017 NFL season. Thornton was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s Substance of Abuse Policy, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.Originally a third-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2014 out of Southern Miss, Thornton was placed on injured reserve after suffering...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions sign 3rd-round pick wide receiver Kenny Golladay

Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: receiver Golden Tate deserves a contract extension, but for the right price

When New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman signed a contract extension on June 8, it caught the attention of Detroit Lions wide out Golden Tate. Tate, who is on the tail end of a five-year contract, caused a bit of a stir when he tweeted out that he hopes to be “one of the next ones to get extended.” Tate backpedaled on his comments at Sam Martin’s, the Lions punter...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions bolster offensive line with two signings

Last week the Lions were hit with the worst news any team could hear. Starting left tackle Taylor Decker will miss four to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum. This could put Decker out until October, causing Jim Caldwell and staff to make some moves. In the last week, Detroit has tried to address this hole in the line by acquiring two left tackles to compete...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Expect a breakthrough 2017 from Detroit Lions Eric Ebron

Eric Ebron has steadily improved since he was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2014. This year will be the 6-foot-4, 250-pound tight end’s fourth year with the team and Lions fans should expect to see a major jump in his production. One reason to believe in Ebron this season is solely based on the way he has improved statistically from year to year. He set career highs with 61 receptions...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anquan Boldin reportedly may prefer to play close to home in Florida

Anquan Boldin remains a free agent, and his geographical preference may be part of the reason why.The 36-year-old wide receiver prefers to play close to his home in Florida, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday.Boldin played for the Lions last season, catching 67 passes for 584 yards and eight touchdowns. In April, Boldin confirmed his intention to play in his 15th pro season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron, harassed by Optimus Prime in new Transformers ad

With the exception of a turn on Dancing with the Stars last year, former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has seemingly retired into a quiet, contact-free civilian life. But thanks to Johnson’s nickname of Megatron during his playing days, someone won’t quite let Johnson live comfortably without harassment. Johnson was nicknamed “Megatron” by teammate Roy Williams during...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson spoofs ‘Megatron’ moniker for ‘Transformers’ spot

Calvin Johnson was known as “Megatron” throughout his storied NFL career thanks to then-Detroit Lions teammate Roy Williams bestowing the moniker upon him during his rookie season. The iconic nickname now has given rise to the retired Lions wide receiver somewhat spoofing it in a video posted to Instagram to promote the upcoming release of “Transformers: The Last Knight....
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Jones talks up training with Randy Moss

Detroit Lions wideout Marvin Jones wanted to improve his game this offseason so he worked with the best—Randy Moss.Coming off a productive debut year with the Lions, Jones looked to Moss for guidance in areas like repetition and working out.Here’s what he had to say, according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press:“This off-season before I came up here, I was training...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams trade former No. 2 pick Greg Robinson to Lions

The Detroit Lions are getting some much needed help and experience on their offensive line.The Lions announced on Thursday that have acquired offensive tackle Greg Robinson from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. Robinson, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, has appeared in all but two games during his first three NFL seasons. According to Charles...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford has no timetable for extension

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is pushing all talk of a new contract off to the side for now.Stafford, who is entering the final year of his contract, isn’t sweating potential comparable deals for Derek Carr and Kirk Cousins, preferring to focus on football right now.“I’m not too worried about what those guys do,” Stafford said Wednesday, via Michael Rothstein...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan breaks into Lions minicamp, lobs verbal insults at players and media

The Detroit Lions may want to beef up security at minicamps this week after a man somehow broke in to patrol the sidelines. Rather than blend in with his surroundings so as to not draw attention to himself, this fan seemed to be on a mission to lob insults at players and media once making his way into the minicamp.One Lion that seemed to take the brunt of the verbal onslaught before...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate hoping for a contract extension, thinks he’s underpaid

Golden Tate didn’t beat around the bush about wanting a contract extension.Quoting a Pro Football Focus tweet about Julian Edelman’s contract extension with the New England Patriots, Tate replied: “I hope I’m one of the next ones to get extended….. big plays can come in all shapes and forms huh?” The veteran wide receiver has two years left on the five-year, $31 million...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Decker could miss part of season with shoulder injury

For Taylor Decker, this offseason has been a lot different than last year. The Lions left tackle wasn’t being put through the pre-draft grind, and instead was able to focus on sharpening his skills.That progress hit a brick wall when Decker hurt his shoulder during organized team activities. He had surgery on Monday, according to MLive.com, and could miss the start of the 2017...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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