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Lions vs. Giants: Full coverage of Monday's game

Lions vs. Giants: Full coverage of Monday's game

The Detroit Lions kick off the 2014 regular season at home with a Monday night game against the New York Giants. The Detroit Lions have released their first depth chart of the 2014 regular season. As usual, it's considered unofficial, but it's worth nothing that LaAdrian Waddle is listed as the starting right tackle, Nick Fairley is once again a starter at defensive tackle and Tahir Whitehead is the starting strongside linebacker. Here's the full depth chart: OFFENSE Pos. First string Second string Third string QB Matthew Stafford Dan Orlovsky Kellen Moore RB Reggie...
Lions put Kyle Van Noy on short-term IR, re-sign Darryl Tapp

Lions put Kyle Van Noy on short-term IR, re-sign Darryl Tapp

The Detroit Lions have put Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve with the designation to return, and they have replaced him on their roster by re-signing Darryl Tapp. In a move that comes as no surprise, the Detroit Lions have placed linebacker Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve with the designation to return. Van Noy had surgery last week to repair a core muscle injury, and he will now miss at least the first eight games of the season. He can start practicing after Week 6, but he's not eligible to be activated to the 53-man roster until after Week 8. (With the Lions on a bye in Week 9, he won't be...
Pride Of Detroit 7 hours ago

What J.J. Watt’s contract extension means for the Lions and Ndamukong Suh

Things got a little more interesting on Tuesday morning, as Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $100 million. Should the Detroit Lions match or exceed this contract for Ndamukong Suh? This past offseason I pondered the idea of the Detroit Lions being able to keep Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh long term. That was during a time when both the Lions and Suh had a window to get a deal done before training camp. It was before team president Tom Lewand slammed the window shut just as training began. It was also before...
Ed Valentine / Big Blue View 7 hours ago

Giants at Lions 2014: First look at Monday match-up

Let's take an early look at Monday's Giants-Lions match-up. The New York Giants are 5-point underdogs to the Detroit Lions in Monday's season-opening game, and there is a reason for that. Let's take an early look at the matchup. When the Giants have the ball We know the Giants offense has been a work in progress throughout the preseason. Everyone hopes to see a smoother, more efficient offense now that cuts have been made and the Giants will put in a full game plan against the Lions. Detroit's defensive front figures to provide a stout test for the Giants' rebuilt offensive line. Weston...

Details out on Glover Quin's restructured contract

How much cap space did the Detroit Lions free up by restructuring safety Glover Quin's contract? The numbers are now out. Last week, safety Glover Quin restructured his contract with the Detroit Lions. It was a simple restructure, so he simply had part of his base salary converted into a bonus for the 2014 season. This lowered his cap number for this year and raised his future cap numbers. According to NFLPA records, Quin now has a base salary of $730,000 for 2014. This is down from $3.5 million, meaning he had $2.77 million of his base salary converted into a bonus that will be spread out...
Evaluating the Lions roster: Offense

Evaluating the Lions roster: Offense

The Detroit Lions have established their 2014 roster. Let's take an in-depth, position-by-position look at the offense. The Detroit Lions have established their 53-man roster for the 2014 regular season. Let's examine each position on offense by breaking down who made the team. Quarterback (3): Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky, Kellen Moore All summer, it looked like only two quarterbacks were going to make the Lions' 53-man roster. In the end, though, Kellen Moore played his way on to the team and the Lions went with three QBs. I personally think cutting Dan Orlovsky and making Moore the...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 11 hours ago
POLL: What will the Lions' record be in 2014?

POLL: What will the Lions' record be in 2014?

What record do you think the Detroit Lions will finish with in 2014? Vote now and see what Pride Of Detroit's writers had to say. To get ready for the 2014 season, Pride Of Detroit's writers weighed in with predictions on a variety of topics. You can make your own predictions by voting in the poll at the end of this post, and you can see what our writers had to say below. First up: What will the Detroit Lions' record be in 2014? Sean Yuille: 9-7 I'm expecting a streaky season from the Lions. I have them winning their first two games before dropping a game at home to the Green Bay...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 13 hours ago

Lions notes: Three players change numbers

Lions notes looks at some number changes, an injury update from Monday and much more. Three Detroit Lions players have new numbers following the final round of cuts: Three #Lions have changed numbers — DE George Johnson 68 to 93, CB Mohammed Seisay 45 to 40 and S Jerome Couplin 46 to 24, per team — Paula Pasche (@paulapasche) September 1, 2014 (Kyle Van Noy has apparently decided to stick with No. 95 for the time being.) Van Noy, James Ihedigbo and Don Carey didn't practice for the Lions on Monday. Van Noy's absence is no surprise considering he just had surgery and could be put on...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 16 hours ago
Tuesday Lions open thread

Tuesday Lions open thread

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Jim Caldwell's quotes from Monday

A recap of Jim Caldwell's comments from Monday. Below is a look at what Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had to say on Monday. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) Opening Statement: "I think anytime you go through a weekend like this it's difficult and then obviously, there's some exciting parts of it as well, once it's all completed. The difficult part is, you have a number of young men that certainly maybe have to look to accomplish their dreams and fulfill their dreams at other places. They worked hard for us and did a tremendous job. The way it goes, often times with the numbers...

Lions depth chart released for Week 1 of season

The first Detroit Lions depth chart of the 2014 regular season is out. The Detroit Lions have released their first depth chart of the 2014 regular season. As usual, it's considered unofficial, but it's worth nothing that LaAdrian Waddle is listed as the starting right tackle, Nick Fairley is once again a starter at defensive tackle and Tahir Whitehead is the starting strongside linebacker. Here's the full depth chart: OFFENSE Pos. First string Second string Third string QB Matthew Stafford Dan Orlovsky Kellen Moore RB Reggie Bush Joique Bell Theo Riddick FB Jed...

NFL predictions 2014: Make your picks for Super Bowl, awards and more

Which team will win the Super Bowl? Which players will win the NFL's various awards? It's time to make some predictions for the 2014 NFL season. Week 1 of the 2014 NFL regular season has finally arrived. There will be football games that actually count for something later this week, and the Detroit Lions will kick off their season next Monday against the New York Giants. As we start to count down the final days before the season, here are some predictions for 2014: Super Bowl matchup: Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver BroncosSuper Bowl champion: SeahawksMVP: Aaron RodgersOffensive player of the...
Chris Greenwood signs with Vikings' practice squad

Chris Greenwood signs with Vikings' practice squad

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Greenwood has joined the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad. Of the Detroit Lions' 22 cuts from Saturday, only 10 are without a team right now. On Sunday, 10 of them signed with the Lions' practice squad, and wide receiver Kris Durham was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans. Then, on Monday, cornerback Chris Greenwood was added to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad, meaning 12 of the Lions' cuts are with a team in some form. For Greenwood, this is his third different NFL team since entering the league as a fifth-round pick of the Lions in...
Daily Norseman Sep 1, 2014

Minnesota Vikings Sign Cornerback Chris Greenwood To Practice Squad

In what comes as a little bit of a surprise, the Minnesota Vikings have used the tenth and final spot on their practice squad to sign cornerback Chris Greenwood. Greenwood was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft (#148 overall) by the Detroit Lions. He played his college ball at Division III Albion College in Michigan. He has played for both the Lions and the Dallas Cowboys over the course of his career. He was with the Lions again during training camp this year, but was released on the final cutdown day by Detroit. Personally, I had thought that the final spot on the practice...

Lions notes: Wrapping up the final round of cuts

Lions notes looks at various pieces of news from the final round of cuts, average age rankings for the 2014 season and much more. The Detroit Lions officially parted ways with DeJon Gomes last week by releasing him from injured reserve with an injury settlement. Mikel Leshoure is currently a free agent after being released on Saturday, and he actually has a tattoo of the Lions' logo on his left arm. This could be somewhat awkward should he get an opportunity with another team, but Leshoure doesn't regret getting the tattoo. @PrideOfDetroit Asked him about it, said he'd never regret it...
Pride Of Detroit Sep 1, 2014
Welcome to the Pride: Justin Simon

Welcome to the Pride: Justin Simon

Please welcome Justin Simon to Pride Of Detroit. I'm a homer, and always will be. Some of my earliest memories as a Detroit Lions fan are watching my dad’s Sports Illustrated video yearbooks on VHS in the mid-1990s. I didn’t become a truly impassioned fan until the 2006 season, just in time for the Rod Marinelli era. The first season tickets I got were for the 0-16 season, but if anything it solidified my fandom. I've been writing professionally for over four years now, but needed an outlet to write about the team I love. I started my own blog, Restoring the Roar, back in March 2013 to...
How the Lions assembled their 53-man roster

How the Lions assembled their 53-man roster

A look at how the Detroit Lions acquired each player on their 53-man roster. The Detroit Lions' initial 53-man roster for the 2014 season is now in place. How exactly did it come together? Check out the table below. Pos. Player Age Signed through Acquired QB Matthew Stafford 26 2017 2009: Drafted 1st overall (1st round) Dan Orlovsky 31 2014 2014: Signed as free agent Kellen Moore 25 2014 2012: Signed as undrafted free agent RB Reggie Bush 29 2016 2013: Signed as free agent Joique Bell 28 2016 2011: Signed as free agent (off Saints practice squad) Theo...
Kris Durham claimed off waivers by Titans

Kris Durham claimed off waivers by Titans

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Kris Durham was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Wide receiver Kris Durham is headed to Tennessee. A day after being released by the Detroit Lions, he was claimed off waivers by the Tennessee Titans. This means that he will be reunited with former Lions wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson, who currently holds that position with the Titans. Just before this news broke on Sunday afternoon, Durham tweeted this message: Thank you Detroit! Forever grateful! — Kris Durham (@KrisDurham16) August 31, 2014 Interestingly, Durham was the...

Lions practice squad: 10 players signed

The Detroit Lions have announced their initial practice squad for the 2014 season. A day after making their final roster cuts to get down to 53 players, the Detroit Lions established their practice squad by signing the following 10 players: RB George WinnFB Emil IgwenaguWR Andrew PeacockTE Jordan ThompsonOT Michael WilliamsOG Rodney AustinDT Xavier ProctorLB Julian StanfordCB Mohammed SeisayS Nate Ness All 10 of these players were released by the Lions on Saturday, meaning that no cuts from other teams were signed to their initial practice squad. This could obviously change in the coming...
Lions practice squad: Four players signed so far

Lions practice squad: Four players signed so far

The Detroit Lions have already signed four of their cuts from Saturday to their practice squad. The Detroit Lions haven't announced their 2014 practice squad just yet, but we already know that four players have been added to it. According to Dave Birkett, the Lions have signed running back George Winn, wide receiver Andrew Peacock, offensive tackle Michael Williams and offensive guard Rodney Austin to their practice squad so far. Winn, Williams and Austin were all in the mix for roster spots going into Saturday. In Winn and Austin's case, they didn't make the team because the Lions kept a...

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  • 5 Kyle Van Noy

    Kyle Van Noy

    Lions put Kyle Van Noy on injured reserve with designation to return

  • 4 Ndamukong Suh

    Ndamukong Suh

    Lions' Ndamukong Suh gets even more leverage with J.J. Watt's $100M deal

  • 2 Nick Fairley

    Nick Fairley

    Slimmer Nick Fairley wins job back as Lions starting defensive tackle

  • 2 James Ihedigbo

    James Ihedigbo

    Lions' Ihedigbo still out (rest) but expects to play in opener

  • 2 Tahir Whitehead

    Tahir Whitehead

    Detroit Lions' Tahir Whitehead avoids getting caught up in emotions during rise to starting lineup

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