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Pride Of Detroit 48 mins ago

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford MVP odds ranked 18th among quarterbacks

Vegas betting lines don't seem to like Matthew Stafford's chances of dominating the league this year. Bovada.lv released their odds for the 2016 NFL MVP and Matthew Stafford is ranked curiously low compared to other quarterbacks in the league. Stafford is listed at 100:1 odds to win the award, while Andrew Luck (12:1), Derek Carr (50:1), Blake Bortles (66:1), Brock Osweiler (66:1) and Matt Ryan (66:1) are all significantly favored. The odds rank Stafford as the 18th-most likely quarterback to win MVP (along with Teddy Bridgewater, Jameis Winston, Joe Flacco, Marcus Mariota, Alex...
Pride Of Detroit 1 hour ago

2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Has Taylor Decker already won the left tackle job?

Can Riley Reiff hold off Taylor Decker for the left tackle job or is it already too late? After the Detroit Lions selected Taylor Decker in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, it was unclear what their plans were for the Ohio State graduate. The Lions have had perpetual hole at right tackle for the past few years and Decker was slotted by some analysts as a best fit on the right side. On the other hand, if Decker could step in as the left tackle, the Lions could potentially upgrade two positions by sliding Riley Reiff to right tackle. When the Lions opened minicamp and OTAs, they...
Pride Of Detroit 2 hours ago

Vikings starting right tackle to announce retirement before training camp

The Minnesota Vikings caught a tough break on the precipice of training camp. Detroit Lions’ fans know the heartbreak of losing a key player on their team, especially when that retirement is, by league standard, a bit premature. Obviously, the loss of Calvin Johnson is still a wound too fresh to fully acknowledge. However, losing a player right before training camp is an entirely different hardship to take on — as Lions’ fans know thanks to Barry Sanders. The Minnesota Vikings find themselves in that very situation, albeit with a less spectacular player than Johnson or Sanders....
Pride Of Detroit 5 hours ago

It’s Detroit Lions training camp week

The 2016 NFL season is almost upon us. Training camp starts this week! The Detroit Lions open training camp this week. The transition between the offseason and the preseason begins on Friday, when the Lions take the practice field in Allen Park. If you haven’t grabbed your tickets to see them, here’s how to procure your spot. This season promises to be one of the most interesting in recent Lions history. Not only are the Lions led by a new, promising general manager, but they are also coming off one of the most strangest seasons in franchise history. Are the Lions closer to the 1-7...
Pride Of Detroit 7 hours ago

Lions Monday open thread

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Pride Of Detroit 17 hours ago

Tyler Davis and Larry Pinkard to try out for Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions aren't done looking at wide receivers for camp, bringing in a former Packers receiver and another from the Dolphins who was the German Football League MVP in 2015. Shortly after it was announced that the Detroit Lions would be trying out journeyman quarterback Jimmy Clausen, another couple of workouts were released. Former Miami Dolphins receiver Tyler Davis and former Green Bay Packers receiver Larry Pinkard will be visiting Detroit on a tryout basis this week. With training camp set to start, there’s likely to be a lot of churning at the bottom of the roster and guys...
Pride Of Detroit 19 hours ago

The Lions will work out quarterback Jimmy Clausen

Clausen played for both the Bears and Ravens last season before being benched for Ryan Mallett. With training camp just around the corner, the Lions continue to work out a final few bodies to fill any spots or look for one more depth addition, or perhaps just to kill some time in a deathly July heat. Case in point, Ian Rapoport reported that Jimmy Clausen, most recently of the Baltimore Ravens, will be working out for the Detroit Lions on Monday, July 25: Free agent QB Jimmy Clausen, who recently worked out for the #Redskins, is heading to Detroit to work out for the #Lions Monday, source...
Pride Of Detroit 23 hours ago

Lions place Brandon Pettigrew, Corey Fuller, Corey Robinson on preseason PUP list

Three Lions players placed on the PUP list will miss the beginning of training camp, but the team has some good news confirmed about Ameer Abdullah. The Detroit Lions announced on Sunday that they have placed three players on the preseason Physically Unable to Perform list: TE Brandon Pettigrew, WR Corey Fuller and OT Corey Robinson. Those three players will miss the beginning of training camp, which starts on Friday. Pettigrew continues to rehab from a torn ACL suffered in December. With the Lions shorthanded at tight end, the news that he won't be ready for training camp is troubling,...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 24, 2016

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 23, 2016

2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Who will be the Lions’ slot receiver?

Forget replacing Calvin Johnson, who will end up winning the Lions’ slot receiver camp battle? No position may be more under construction for the Detroit Lions than the wide receiver spot. Obviously, the loss of Calvin Johnson leads headlines with this group of players, but it is really the changes being made at the bottom of the depth chart that are more fascinating. Detroit has long suffered in trying to build receiver depth beyond Megatron and, typically, a serviceable No. 2 catcher. Ryan Broyles, Titus Young and Derrick Williams are all names from the past the Lions have been forced...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 23, 2016

PODcast #44: Top safeties, top cornerbacks, camp coverage

As the listcast finds the home stretch, training camp starts to gear up. With July nearly in the books, football's right back on the block. That means we gotta get back in shape. Offseason is nearly thrown off and we can finally talk about some meaty subjects that are Lions related. We're in the homestretch for the Listcast and that means we're starting to think more about the Lions. We always go strong to cover training camp, and we're telling you how to keep up with everything Pride Of Detroit has to offer. With that on the block, two Listcasts and a mailbag, PODcast is here and ready for...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 23, 2016

Colts defensive lineman Arthur Jones suspended, will miss opener vs. Lions

The Lions offense caught a minor break on Friday afternoon. One of the bigger questions surrounding the Detroit Lions in 2016 is how will their offensive line perform with their new lineup. Detroit clearly made the offensive line a priority in the offseason, adding three linemen in the first five picks in the draft and Geoff Schwartz through free agency. Their first test will come against the Indianapolis Colts, and luckily, the Lions will have a small advantage now: #Colts DL Arthur Jones is suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for violating the NFL...
Lions Gab Jul 22, 2016

Lions Come to Terms with OL Luke Marquardt

The Lions have signed free agent offensive tackle Luke Marquardt, Brendan Savage of Mlive reports. The 6-foot-8, 315-pound Marquardt was undrafted out of Azusa Pacific University, a Division II school near Los Angeles whose best-known player is former Kansas City Chiefs running back Christian Okoye. Marquardt has yet to play in an NFL game Marquardt […]
Pride Of Detroit Jul 22, 2016

Lions notes: The NFL is having a horrible Friday

The Friday news dump has been particularly bad this week. The NFL is not having a great day. News kicked off with a real "Sparty, no" moment at the hands of Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell: Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell facing a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s drug policy, per @DanGrazianoESPN. It's over missed test. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2016 Then horrible news broke about Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott: Ezekiel Elliott's girlfriend posts photos of bruises, claims she's a victim of domestic violence: https://t.co/g2yVGBrnX2 — Deadspin...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 22, 2016

Who is the Lions’ most underrated player?

Which talent on the Lions roster is getting underappreciated by most? Thursday, we discussed who was the Detroit Lions most overrated player on the roster. CBS Sports’ analyst Pete Prisco said Riley Reiff, but Pride Of Detroit voters ended up picking Eric Ebron with 41 percent of the vote. Later on Thursday, Prisco offered his 32 most underrated players for each team. Here’s what he said about the Lions: Matthew Stafford QB / Detroit Lions You would think he had a bad season in 2015 the way it's portrayed, but it was far from it. He tied for seventh in the league with 32 touchdown...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 21, 2016

Lions sign offensive tackle Luke Marquardt

One day after adding defensive line depth, the Lions grabbed help along the offensive line. Just a day after adding some defensive line depth to their roster, the Detroit Lions announced on Thursday they have signed a new player to the offensive line: #Lions sign free agent T Luke Marquardt : https://t.co/KaYepRvDHV pic.twitter.com/N1kJIQrG0i— Detroit Lions (@Lions) July 21, 2016 Luke Marquardt went undrafted out of Azusa Pacific in 2013. In college, he had a solid career, serving in multiple roles along the offensive line, but a fracture in his right foot caused him to lose his...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 21, 2016

Despite Ray Rice’s promise to donate entire paycheck, Lions won’t touch him

The Detroit Lions need to stay as far away from Rice as possible. Ray Rice is back in the news. The former Baltimore Ravens running back is desperate to return to the NFL after video incriminating him of domestic abuse forced the Ravens to cut him in 2013. The video was so shocking to most that no team has dared to touch him since. However, Rice is trying to improve his image to build a comeback: Ray Rice says that he would donate his ENTIRE salary to domestic violence charities if signed for the 2016 season. via: @USATODAY — Daniel Phillips (@flipsreportNFL) July 21, 2016 It’s...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 21, 2016

2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Who will emerge as the Lions’ second running back?

The Detroit Lions need someone to take Joique Bell’s spot on the roster. Who will it be? In 2015, the Detroit Lions heavily relied on two running backs to carry the ball. Ameer Abdullah and Joique Bell combined for 233 rushes — or 66 percent — of the Lions’ 354 rushing attempts last season. Abdullah returns this year to improve upon his rookie performance, but the Lions released Bell back in February. Abdullah is likely to get a bigger piece of the rushing attempts' pie this year, but that still leaves a significant amount of carries to be claimed by other backs on the team. Which...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 20, 2016

Lions add defensive end Quanterus Smith

The Detroit Lions have added a little defensive end depth. The Detroit Lions broke weeks of silence by making their first transaction since releasing Stephen Tulloch in early July. On Wednesday afternoon the team announced they have signed defensive end Quanterus Smith. #Lions sign free agent DE Quanterus Smith : https://t.co/Kn9PexkzCK pic.twitter.com/cnE3OFc9aH— Detroit Lions (@Lions) July 20, 2016 Smith is a former fifth-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in 2013. Since joining the Broncos, Smith has suffered a myriad of injuries. His rookie season was lost to a torn ACL...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 20, 2016

Happy trails to Elliot Pellman, the NFL's brain quack

You don't have to be good at your job or save lives to get paid For Elliot Pellman, the Hippocratic Oath commanding doctors to do no harm was never an ethical problem he had to deal with because it never entered his thick skull. A rheumatologist who attended a Guadalajara medical school, Pellman was as short on morals as he was on hair. It's hard to tell what Pellman will be remembered for better: as one of the top doctors for the NFL's fight against CTE; his shrill whining when confronted with any validated facts or how many times he lied about his résumé. "The fight against CTE" means...

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