1:55 PM EDT, Wed June 26, 2019
Pride Of Detroit Jun 19, 2019
Next Man Up: It takes two (defensive ends) to tango

Next Man Up: It takes two (defensive ends) to tango

The Lions signed Trey Flowers to be their star pass rusher. Just how much help will he have? The Lions spent serious cash on EDGE Trey Flowers in free agency, luring him away from New England to the tune of a $90 million paycheck and reuniting him with his former defensive coordinator in Matt Patricia. Flowers is a budding star (pun very much intended) with the potential to explode into one of the league’s premiere pass rushers in the 2019 season. The line is rooted in absolute units like Damon “Snacks” Harrison, A’Shawn Robinson, as well as Da’Shawn Hand, who quietly had a...
SideLion Report Jun 19, 2019

Matthew Stafford playing with a broken back is problematic

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford playing through injuries is very admirable. But with no depth behind Stafford, it is costing the team wins. On Tuesday, Jelani Scott of NFL.com reported that Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played with a broken back last season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport got a bit more specific, describing the […] Matthew Stafford playing with a broken back is problematic - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pride Of Detroit Jun 19, 2019
Ameer Abdullah opens up about impact of Lisfranc injury: ‘I was a complete mess’

Ameer Abdullah opens up about impact of Lisfranc injury: ‘I was a complete mess’

In a new documentary series, Ameer Abdullah puts it all on the table. Ameer Abdullah’s career as a Detroit Lion came to a screeching halt in 2016. After an extremely promising rookie season, in which he racked up nearly 600 rushing yards and 4.2 yards per carry, Abdullah suffered a Lisfranc injury in the second game of his sophomore year in the NFL. He never seemed to fully recover in Detroit, and his fate was sealed when the Lions moved up in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft to grab his replacement, Kerryon Johnson. Since then, Abdullah has moved on to the Minnesota Vikings....
Pride Of Detroit Jun 19, 2019
Open thread: What is the Lions’ most overpaid position group?

Open thread: What is the Lions’ most overpaid position group?

The Lions dealt out some serious cash this offseason — after the dust settles, is it all worth it? It’s a Lions fan’s most optimistic time of the year — the offseason. The team has made their free agent and draft moves and given the fan base all the right reasons to have hope for a successful 2019 season—fingers crossed it’ll come to fruition. The Lions gave out some serious paydays this offseason, signing free agents like Trey Flowers and Justin Coleman to some hefty market-setting contracts. There’s a degree of hesitation that comes with dishing out money in free agency, as...
Detroit Free Press Jun 19, 2019
Detroit Lions mailbag: Did Matthew Stafford really play with broken back?

Detroit Lions mailbag: Did Matthew Stafford really play with broken back?

Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett leaves one final mailbag before he takes a much deserved hiatus before training camp.        
ClutchPoints Jun 18, 2019
Lions coach Matt Patricia is entering Year 2, but thinks his offense is essentially “starting new”

Lions coach Matt Patricia is entering Year 2, but thinks his offense is essentially “starting new”

Matt Patricia had a rough first year coaching the Detroit Lions. The former Patriots defensive coordinator took the plunge into the head coaching ranks, and things started off in disastrous fashion. In his very first game, the Lions were blown out by Sam Darnold and the Jets on Monday Night Football. The Lions ended up […] The post Lions coach Matt Patricia is entering Year 2, but thinks his offense is essentially “starting new” appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Detroit Sports Nation Jun 18, 2019

LOOK: Darius Slay’s comment on Twitter scares Detroit Lions’ fans

It’s no mystery that Detroit Lions‘ cornerback Darius Slay wants to get paid and he should. Embed from Slay has already missed the Lions’ mandatory minicamp and there is speculation (pure rumors at this point) that he could also skip training camp if a deal is not worked out. That’s why when Slay […] More
SideLion Report Jun 18, 2019

Detroit Lions: NFC North ranked NFL’s toughest division

The Detroit Lions face an uphill battle to climb out of the basement of the NFC North as it was recently ranked the NFL’s most competitive division. After posting three winning seasons in four years under head coach Jim Caldwell, the Detroit Lions opted to make a head coaching change last year. And although the […] Detroit Lions: NFC North ranked NFL’s toughest division - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
ClutchPoints Jun 18, 2019
Report: Lions QB Matthew Stafford played with broken bones in his back last season

Report: Lions QB Matthew Stafford played with broken bones in his back last season

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is coming off an injury-plagued 2018 NFL season. It appears his injuries were worse than what was initially reported. Stafford had been nursing a back injury down the final stretch of the season. According to Mike O’Hara of the team’s official website, he had reportedly played through broken bones in […] The post Report: Lions QB Matthew Stafford played with broken bones in his back last season appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jun 18, 2019
3 things that need to happen for the Lions to make the playoffs

3 things that need to happen for the Lions to make the playoffs

The Detroit Lions were 9-7 and made the postseason in 2016. Then they went 9-7 again in 2017, however they missed the playoffs that year. Finally, the Lions went 6-10 last season, coming in last place in the NFC North and missing the playoffs. Detroit has had a lot of flaws in recent years, and […] The post 3 things that need to happen for the Lions to make the playoffs appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pride Of Detroit Jun 18, 2019
ESPN: Lions had one of the best offseasons in the NFL

ESPN: Lions had one of the best offseasons in the NFL

ESPN is high on the moves the Lions made last spring. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn has never shown that he is scared to make a splash free agent signing. In 2016, he landed Marvin Jones Jr.. In 2017, the additions of T.J. Lang and Rick Wagner bolstered the offensive line. After striking out on all the big names in 2018, he was back at it again this year, landing a huge free agent haul that will shape the team this upcoming season. Trey Flowers and Justin Coleman can take the defense to an elite level, while signing Jesse James could have landed the Lions the perfect TE2 to play...
Detroit Sports Nation Jun 18, 2019

LOOK: Teryl Austin’s agent calls out Detroit Lions

When the Detroit Lions announced that former head coach Jim Caldwell would not be returning for the 2018 season, the question was, who would replace him? One candidate was then Lions’ defensive coordinator, Teryl Austin. Embed from Austin did interview with the Lions, but as we know, the job was eventually given to […] More
Pride Of Detroit Jun 18, 2019
Teryl Austin’s agent accuses Detroit Lions of ‘token’ head coach interview

Teryl Austin’s agent accuses Detroit Lions of ‘token’ head coach interview

Was Austin simply a Rooney Rule interview? Matt Patricia was the leading candidate to take the Detroit Lions’ head coaching job from the moment the vacancy became available. After Jim Caldwell was fired following a disappointing 2017 season, Patricia’s name was at the top of the list. While the Lions waited for Patricia to become available, as the Patriots went deeper and deeper into the playoffs, they interviewed several other candidates. One of those candidates was their defensive coordinator at the time, Teryl Austin. Austin and his agent Eric Metz recently talked with The Athletic...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 18, 2019
The Detroit Lions 2017 draft class was a disaster

The Detroit Lions 2017 draft class was a disaster

Two years later, it looks like the 2017 draft is one that truly set the team behind. Jarrad Davis Teez Tabor Kenny Golladay Jalen Reeves-Maybin Michael Roberts Jamal Agnew Jeremiah Ledbetter Brad Kaaya Pat O’Connor Those were the nine names called by the Detroit Lions on the weekend of the 2017 NFL Draft. An exciting weekend for Lions fans—just as it is for every other fan base around the NFL—as a group of new young faces had arrived to fill the team’s need and potentially build this team into a contender. Davis was the Ray Lewis-esque presence that would anchor a struggling...
SideLion Report Jun 18, 2019

Detroit Lions Throwback: 1957 Championship season in review

The 1957 season featured constant turmoil from start to finish for the Detroit Lions. The end result was the franchise’s final NFL championship to date. With the amount of time that’s passed since the last time the Detroit Lions were able to call themselves NFL Champions, it’s easy to forget just how successful the club […] Detroit Lions Throwback: 1957 Championship season in review - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Lions Player News

  • Michael Roberts

    Michael Roberts

    Claiming Michael Roberts continues the Packers’ aggressive pursuit of TEs this offseason

  • Darius Slay

    Darius Slay

    LOOK: Darius Slay’s comment on Twitter scares Detroit Lions’ fans

  • Matthew Stafford

    Matthew Stafford

    Matthew Stafford playing with a broken back is problematic

  • Kenny Golladay

    Kenny Golladay

    The Detroit Lions 2017 draft class was a disaster

  • Kerryon Johnson

    Kerryon Johnson

    Ameer Abdullah opens up about impact of Lisfranc injury: ‘I was a complete mess’

Lions Photos