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A look back at the Lions' offseason trades

A look back at the Lions' offseason trades

The Detroit Lions have made numerous trades this offseason. Let's recap them. The Detroit Lions have had a surprisingly busy offseason on the trade market. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew seemed to be really active on the trade market in his first couple of years on the job, but aside from moving around in the draft, deals involving players had been few and far between in recent years. This year, however, the Lions have already made five total trades: three involving players and two involving strictly draft picks. Here's a recap: Trade No. 1: Haloti Ngata to Detroit Lions received DT...

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Matthew Stafford eager to help mold draft picks for Detroit Lions

Matthew Stafford isn't ready to rate this year's draft class for the Detroit Lions. But he gives the team's offensive emphasis a quick thumb's up.
NFL announces dates and times for Detroit Lions' preseason schedule

NFL announces dates and times for Detroit Lions' preseason schedule

The Lions will open the exhibition slate at home against the New York Jets on Aug. 13.
Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew gives coaches veto power in draft process

Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew gives coaches veto power in draft process

It seems Mayhew also involves his coaching staff heavily in the process, going so far as to give them de facto veto power to block a pick.
Draft recap: Favorite pick, biggest surprise and 6 other thoughts on how the Detroit Lions fared

Draft recap: Favorite pick, biggest surprise and 6 other thoughts on how the Detroit Lions fared

With the 2015 NFL draft in the books, here's a look back on how the Detroit Lions fared.

Haloti Ngata and several Detroit Lions' rookies get uniform numbers

Ngata will be able to stick with the No. 92 he wore in Baltimore as defensive end Devin Taylor will switch to No. 98.
After going undrafted, LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins' options are limited

After going undrafted, LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins' options are limited

Once he's able to clear his name in a Louisiana murder investigation, Collins can't enter the 2016 NFL draft and his application for this year's supplemental draft rejected. The LSU standout will be limited to a signing a minimum contract as an undrafted free agent.

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah out to prove there is only one Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah was drafted to replace Reggie Bush. And stylistically, he isn't so different from his predecessor. Not that Abdullah wants to hear about it.
Detroit Lions' right tackle situation still cloudy after team addresses other needs in draft

Detroit Lions' right tackle situation still cloudy after team addresses other needs in draft

With LaAdrian Waddle's Week 1 status still unclear after offseason surgery on his ACL, the Lions have to lean on three young, inexperienced options to hold down the fort.

The Detroit Lions' draft class is filled with a bunch of smarty pants

The selection of Robinson, a mammoth offensive tackle from South Carolina, completed a Lions draft that seemed to explicitly target players of intelligence and unimpeached character.
Detroit Lions bringing in former Michigan DB Delonte Hollowell for rookie minicamp

Detroit Lions bringing in former Michigan DB Delonte Hollowell for rookie minicamp

The Detroit Lions are bringing in former Michigan defensive back Delonte Hollowell for next weekend's rookie minicamp.
NFL analysts grade Detroit Lions 2015 draft

NFL analysts grade Detroit Lions 2015 draft

Here’s a look at how  NFL analysts from around the country graded the Detroit Lions 2015 draft class: Bleacher Report grade: B-plus Comments: Every football fan watching the draft wondered what the Lions were doing reaching for a guard with the No. 28 overall pick. Then they heard Tomlinson's inspirational story, and they all wanted the world's biggest future neurosurgeon on their team. Tomlinson, second-year center Travis Swanson, third-year guard Larry Warford and veteran swing guard/center Manny Ramirez—acquired in the trade down to 28—form an imposing interior line. Not only...
Detroit Lions draft grade roundup: Most analysts like team's solid, not spectacular selections

Detroit Lions draft grade roundup: Most analysts like team's solid, not spectacular selections

Grading the NFL draft is a silly exercise. We judge the impact of the picks before they ever see the field as a professional, before we even know most of their roles with their newteams. Still, there are enough pundits...
Projecting the Detroit Lions' new depth chart, with 2 rookies in starting lineup

Projecting the Detroit Lions' new depth chart, with 2 rookies in starting lineup

A lot will happen between now and cut-down day, of course. Some guys will rise and fall. Others will be cut. But here's an early look at what the depth chart looks like right now.

Detroit Lions reporters wrap up the draft, give thoughts on team's third-day moves

A trade up into the fourth round to snag a defensive tackle, a fullback (!) in the fifth and a hulking offensive tackle with the final pick. The Lions made some intriguing moves in the third and final day of the draft and our reporters offer their takes.

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