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2016 Detroit Lions camp battles: Will Graham Glasgow win the starting center job right away?

Is it possible for the Lions’ third-round draft pick to win the job out of camp? One of the Detroit Lions’ most curious picks in the 2016 NFL Draft was their third-round selection. Although it was universally accepted the Lions needed to upgrade their offensive line, not many expected Detroit to replace their 25-year-old, third-round draft pick from just two years ago. While it’s true Travis Swanson has struggled in his first two years in the NFL, most figured he just needed more time to figures things out at the professional level. Instead, the Lions used significant draft capital to...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 20, 2016

Notes: Yahoo Sports believes Detroit Lions have little fantasy football value

With Calvin Johnson gone, do the Detroit Lions have a good fantasy football option on the team? Yahoo Sports fantasy writer Andy Behrens is putting together what he calls the "Juggernaut Index." Basically, Andy is ranking each NFL team based on their fantasy football value. The Detroit Lions come in at No. 25 on the list, which isn't all that surprising given the loss of Calvin Johnson. Although he does mistakenly say the Lions have made no additions in the backfield. Sorry, Stevan Ridley.  ESPN previewed the Detroit Lions training camp and believes Miles Killebrew will have fans...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 19, 2016

Lions notes: Former Lions receiver Nate Burleson to co-host NFL Network morning show

The former Detroit Lions wide receiver will put his great personality to good use on NFL Network. Nate Burleson has already made quite the career for himself as an NFL analyst and TV personality. Now he'll have a chance to expand his career, as he will co-host NFL Network's new program Good Morning Football, starting Aug 1.  Elliot Harrison of NFL.com gave his best shot at bold predictions for each NFC team. For the Detroit Lions, he predicts Matthew Stafford will have his "most efficient" season despite losing Calvin Johnson.  We're getting so much closer to NFL...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 17, 2016

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford to carry burden of Calvin-less offense

The Detroit Lions quarterback knows he needs to step up now that Calvin Johnson has retired. Matthew Stafford spoke with NFL.com after attending a high school athlete of the year ceremony. With Calvin Johnson gone from the offense, Stafford admitted he and his teammates will have to really step up and perform this year.  Geoff Schwartz became a father on Saturday (again): My little girl is here! . My wife is amazing. She was marvelous. Olivia Emerson "Emmy". 6lbs13oz 20inch ... pic.twitter.com/zbi8SCnfRN — Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) July 16, 2016 isportsweb believes the...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 16, 2016

2010's All-Decade team: wide receivers

We look at the receivers of the past six years who would make the best corp. Flanker WR, Calvin Johnson: A shoe in pick in any receiver list, Johnson set the record for receiving yards in a season. Johnson would come in this team as the flanker receiver, lined up to the right of the quarterback. His inclusion cannot be argued. Johnson's a physical specimen. He forces defenses to play with safety help over the top at all-times which has opened up secondary receivers in Detroit like Golden Tate and Brandon Pettigrew. Matching him up parallel to a yards-after-catch specialist will only...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 14, 2016
NFL Network breaks down top challenges for Lions in 2016

NFL Network breaks down top challenges for Lions in 2016

How will the Lions replace Calvin Johnson? And what about the secondary?
Grand Rapids Press Jul 8, 2016
Lomas Brown, Herman Moore understand Calvin Johnson's retirement

Lomas Brown, Herman Moore understand Calvin Johnson's retirement

Former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson called concussions, painkillers, injuries and losing as reasons for retiring after just nine seasons in the NFL, reasons that former Lions greats Lomas Brown and Herman Moore understand.
Bleeding Green Nation Jul 8, 2016

Eagles Schedule 2016 Preview: Detroit Lions

Get to know the Eagles' opponents. Our game-by-game preview of the Eagles' 2016 schedule continues with Philadelphia's Week 4 opponent: the Detroit Lions. (Click here for the Week 1 - Week 2 - Week 3 - previews.) The last time these two teams met was on Thanksgiving last season. As if Eagles fans could forget, the Lions killed the Birds by a final score of 45-14. The good news for the Eagles is they won't have to deal with Calvin Johnson this time around. Johnson burned the Birds (and more specifically, Eric Rowe) for three touchdowns and 93 yards on eight receptions last year. The...
CSN Philly Jul 7, 2016

NFL Notes: Calvin Johnson says painkillers used to be handed out like 'candy' to players

DETROIT -- Calvin Johnson says NFL players could get painkillers like they were candy during the first half of his career with the Detroit Lions.Johnsons comments
CSN Philly Jul 7, 2016

Ron Hextall talks prospects in the Flyers Development Camp

Ron Hextall comments on the start of Flyers Development Camp.
CSN Philly Jul 7, 2016

Ron Hextall on Brayden Schenn: 'I foresee us getting a deal done'

Ron Hextall comments on Brayden Schenns arbitration and contract negotiations.
CSN Philly Jul 7, 2016

MLB Notes: Mets' Matt Harvey to DL, may need season-ending surgery

NEW YORK -- Matt Harvey has symptoms consistent with thoracic outlet syndrome, and the struggling New York Mets star could be facing season-ending surgery to treat
Pride Of Detroit Jul 6, 2016

Calvin Johnson opens up about retirement, injuries in upcoming E:60 interview

Calvin Johnson speaks candidly on his time in the NFL. Ever since his retirement, Calvin Johnson has slowly been coming out of the shadows. Though he made his retirement announcement with just a mere press release, we are starting to see more of the All-Pro receiver as of late. He has been more active on social media, he briefly spoke with the media during his football camp and now he has joined ESPN for what looks to be a highly personal, in-depth interview. On Wednesday, ESPN teased an interview with the former Detroit Lions receiver for the program "E:60," ESPN’s investigative...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 6, 2016

Calvin Johnson admits Lions' losing ways factored into early retirement

Record-setting receiver opens up on many topics in E:60 interview that is scheduled to air on ESPN at 10 p.m. Thursday.
Windy City Gridiron Jun 28, 2016

Ten Thoughts on the NFL

Check out my NFL Thoughts this week and be sure to drop a few thoughts of your own in the comment section. 1) When your offense loses one of the toughest match-ups in NFL history, your offense usually takes a hit. But Detroit Lions' quarterback Matt Stafford believes that they'll be better off without six time Pro Bowl wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The 6'5", 235 pound Johnson retired following the 2015 season, but Stafford is taking the glass half full approach to Detroit's offseason. "Obviously we used to feature Calvin and everybody kind of got theirs after that." Stafford...

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