9:57 AM EST, Mon December 11, 2017
Grand Rapids Press 15 hours ago
After benching, the Lions are no longer calling Ameer Abdullah their No. 1 back

After benching, the Lions are no longer calling Ameer Abdullah their No. 1 back

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Detroit Lions did not dress Ameer Abdullah for their 24-21 win Sunday against the Buccaneers, even though multiple reports indicated he was healthy enough to do so. Theo Riddick started in his place, with Zach Zenner...
Pride Of Detroit 19 hours ago
Lions-Buccaneers second half open thread

Lions-Buccaneers second half open thread

Will Detroit hold onto their first half lead? Join the conversation! The Detroit Lions lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 14-7. Matthew Stafford hasn’t seem to be hampered by his hand injury, but he has made a couple of poor decisions, resulting in a couple of interceptions in the first half. Theo Riddick, starting at running back in place of the healthy scratch Ameer Abdullah, has been used often in the running and passing game, picking up the first touchdown of the game on a 2-yard rushing touchdown. Will Detroit be able to hang on for a victory, and hold onto their slim shot...
Pride Of Detroit 21 hours ago
Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers first half open thread, live updates

Detroit Lions at Tampa Bay Buccaneers first half open thread, live updates

Watch the first half of the Detroit Lions’ Week 14 matchup. Kickoff is just minutes away, and it has already been a whirlwind of a morning. Reports have leaked that Jim Caldwell’s contract was not exactly as “multi-year” as previously reported. His contract is technically only through 2018, making him essentially much more fireable should the rest of the season not go as planned. Additionally, there are rumors that Ameer Abdullah is being benched due to performance, not injury. And on top of that, we’re all waiting to see what Matthew Stafford will look like given his hand...
Grand Rapids Press 22 hours ago
Matthew Stafford to play against Bucs, Ameer Abdullah a healthy scratch

Matthew Stafford to play against Bucs, Ameer Abdullah a healthy scratch

If he didn't have tape on two of his fingers, you would have never known anything was awry at all.
Pride Of Detroit 22 hours ago
Lions-Bucs inactives: Matthew Stafford officially ACTIVE, Abdullah OUT

Lions-Bucs inactives: Matthew Stafford officially ACTIVE, Abdullah OUT

Matthew Stafford is unbreakable. Ameer Abdullah benched due to performance and not injury via Dave Birkett of the Free Press. On this week’s injury report, Matthew Stafford was listed as “Questionable” due to injuring his throwing hand against the Baltimore Ravens last week, but worry not, as he has officially been declared ACTIVE for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay. The biggest news of the day, though, is about the Lions’ starting running back, Ameer Abdullah. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the coaching staff does not appear to be happy with Abdullah’s...
Pride Of Detroit 22 hours ago
Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah reportedly benched due to performance, not injury

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah reportedly benched due to performance, not injury

Apparently the Lions want to see what they have in their other backs. Early Sunday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport dropped a few serious bombs regarding the Detroit Lions. First, there was the report that Jim Caldwell may not really have a multi-year extension, as previously leaked. Then his attention turned to the Lions lineup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Ameer Abdullah missed last week due to a neck injury. He was limited in practice all this week due to the same injury and was listed as questionable for Sunday. The Lions made it official and declared him inactive for...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 3, 2017
WATCH: Tion Green takes his first NFL carry for 33 yards

WATCH: Tion Green takes his first NFL carry for 33 yards

Quite a promising start for the rookie. Detroit Lions fans have been clamoring for it all season, and on Sunday they got it. Undrafted rookie Tion Green was active for the first time in his career against the Ravens and he made the most out of his first NFL touch. With Ameer Abdullah out with an injury, the Lions gave the rock to Green early in the second quarter and he did not hesitate to take it for 33 yards: Tion Green's first carry: 33 yards pic.twitter.com/B1o0LcTAf4— Detroit Videos (@DetroitVideos) December 3, 2017 Green displayed excellent speed to the edge and made a...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 3, 2017
Ameer Abdullah out, Tion Green in for the Detroit Lions

Ameer Abdullah out, Tion Green in for the Detroit Lions

Tion Green was the last player on the Detroit Lions' initial 53-man roster to not appear in a game this season. And it was killing him.
Pride Of Detroit Dec 3, 2017
Lions-Ravens inactives: Abdullah OUT, T.J. Lang ACTIVE

Lions-Ravens inactives: Abdullah OUT, T.J. Lang ACTIVE

The Lions will be without their starting running back for the first time all year. Despite being listed as “Questionable” and despite participating in practice (albeit limited) this week, the Detroit Lions will be without their starting running back, Ameer Abdullah (neck), and will have to rely on Theo Riddick as their premier back. Jamal Agnew and Travis Swanson are two big names that the Lions will also be missing, though they were already declared out on Friday’s injury report. The only other Lions player listed on the injury report, guard T.J. Lang (foot), will be active for...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 1, 2017

Ameer Abdullah, TJ Lang return for final Lions practice of the week

ALLEN PARK -- When the final Detroit Lions practice of the week arrived, one starting offensive lineman returned as the other continued to miss. Now, it's looking unlikely Detroit will have its full front wall for this week's road game...
Pride Of Detroit Dec 1, 2017
Ameer Abdullah, T.J. Lang return to Detroit Lions practice Friday

Ameer Abdullah, T.J. Lang return to Detroit Lions practice Friday

The Lions may be getting two key pieces back on offense after all. Things were looking bleak for the Detroit Lions offense this week after starting guard T.J. Lang and running back Ameer Abdullah popped up on the injury report with new issues. Both Lang (foot) and Abdullah (neck) missed Wednesday’s and Thursday’s practice, putting their availability seriously into question against the Baltimore Ravens this week. But both Lang and Abdullah returned to practice on Friday, giving both a real shot to play on Sunday. This should come as welcome news to Lions fans, given how much Detroit has...
Pride Of Detroit Nov 30, 2017
Lions-Ravens injury report: Ameer Abdullah, Travis Swanson, T.J. Lang miss second consecutive practice

Lions-Ravens injury report: Ameer Abdullah, Travis Swanson, T.J. Lang miss second consecutive practice

It’s not looking good for the Lions running game this week. If you’re hoping the Detroit Lions’ running game gets back on track this week against the Baltimore Ravens, I have some bad news for you. The Lions could be missing key players on offense, as three starters sat out of Thursday’s practice. Ameer Abdullah is suffering from a curious neck injury. The Lions’ starting running back did not appear to be injured at any point during Thursday’s contest against the Vikings, and he finished the game without incident. If Abdullah can’t go, this will be his first missed game of...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 30, 2017
Ameer Abdullah, 2 starting offensive linemen continue to sit for Lions

Ameer Abdullah, 2 starting offensive linemen continue to sit for Lions

The Detroit Lions keep talking about how much they want to jump start their running game. But with the way things are trending at practice, that could be awfully hard to achieve Sunday against Baltimore.
Pride Of Detroit Nov 30, 2017
Thursday open thread: Should Tion Green get playing time vs. Ravens?

Thursday open thread: Should Tion Green get playing time vs. Ravens?

Is it time to give Tion Green a chance? It’s not often that a fanbase gets a little excited when their team’s starting running back is out with an injury, but that’s what seemed to have happened this week. Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah missed Wednesday’s practice, and just check out some of the reactions on Twitter: Finally we’re gonna get some Tion— Spencer Lukas (@spencerlukas9) November 29, 2017 Less than 3yds/carry. ZZ could match or better this.— Mike Fogarty (@NorthernLite2) November 29, 2017 It is 8bad news for him but the possible upside is tion...
Grand Rapids Press Nov 29, 2017
Lions RB Ameer Abdullah has a neck injury

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah has a neck injury

The Detroit Lions haven't had a 100-yard rusher in more than four years. And losing Ameer Abdullah won't help matters.

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