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Lions notes: Charlie Sanders to be honored this season

Lions notes looks at the team's plans to honor Charlie Sanders, Quandre Diggs' new number and much more. The Detroit Lions are going to honor Charlie Sanders, who passed away earlier this month, with a helmet decal during the 2015 season. In number news: Quandre Diggs now wearing No. 28 and Taylor Mays will be No. 47, per team reporter @ttwentyman — Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) July 28, 2015 The Lions will have four extra assistants for training camp this year: #Lions added 4 assistants for camp as part of Bill Walsh Minority Fellowship: Henry Baker, Fred Farrier, Rashad...

Lions rookies report for training camp

The Detroit Lions' rookies (and injured players) have officially reported for training camp. The offseason is officially over for the Detroit Lions' rookies and injured players. I say that because that group of players reported for training camp on Tuesday. Practice doesn't officially begin until next Monday, and veterans won't even be in town until Sunday, but the Lions' rookies and injured players have checked in for training camp in Allen Park. Upon arriving on Tuesday, first-round pick Laken Tomlinson didn't shy away from potentially high expectations for the Lions in his rookie...

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Nevin Lawson gives update on foot injury

Is Detroit Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson ready to return from his season-ending foot injury? It's been a long road back from injury for Detroit Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson. Last year, in only the second regular-season game of his rookie season -- and his first as the Lions' top nickelback -- Lawson dislocated his left foot. The nasty injury led to immediate surgery and a long recovery process that forced Lawson to miss the rest of the 2014 season. Fast forward to now and Lawson is finally nearing the end of the recovery process. Based on what he said when he reported for training camp...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 22 hours ago

Lions rumors: Detroit interested in Ace Sanders?

Are the Detroit Lions looking at signing former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver/returner Ace Sanders? The Detroit Lions no longer have an open roster spot after signing cornerback R.J. Stanford, but that doesn't mean that additional moves won't happen. The Lions will likely continue to tinker with their roster as training camp gets rolling, especially with players at the bottom of the roster. If the Lions make any changes to their roster in the future, might they decide to add wide receiver/returner Ace Sanders? He was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this month and went...
Sean Yuille / Pride Of Detroit 23 hours ago

Lions fill roster by signing CB R.J. Stanford

The Detroit Lions once again have 90 players on their roster after adding a cornerback on Tuesday. The Detroit Lions finally have 90 players on their roster again. They had been holding steady at 89 players after making some adjustments to their roster following last month's mandatory minicamp, but the team returned to 90 players on Tuesday by signing cornerback R.J. Stanford. Stanford beat out two other cornerbacks for the Lions' final roster spot during a workout on Tuesday. According to Dave Birkett, Javier Arenas and Ethan Davis also worked out for the Lions, and it turns out that...

Lions notes: Cornelius Lucas, Darius Slay, more

Lions notes looks at Cornelius Lucas, Darius Slay and much more. Cornelius Lucas, who missed the Detroit Lions' June minicamp with an undisclosed injury, looks pretty healthy to me: Post workout ✈️✈️✈️ pic.twitter.com/qpvSiUZ10R — Cornelius Lucas (@larry_lovestein) July 24, 2015 Darius Slay doesn't see too many differences between the Lions' defense and the Seattle Seahawks' defense. I suppose after how good the Lions were last year, Slay has earned the right to make that kind of a comparison. Earlier this month, we found out that tight end Antonio Gates was...

DeAndre Levy extension coming during training camp?

The Detroit Lions reportedly view DeAndre Levy as "essential," and he may get a contract extension during training camp. A year ago exactly, the Detroit Lions decided to table contract talks with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the 2014 season. In hindsight, that probably wasn't the wisest idea, as Suh and the Lions never managed to reach an agreement on an extension. Perhaps the two sides were never going to agree to a new deal anyway, but the lack of talks during training camp and the season certainly didn't do the Lions any favors. This year, as the Lions get ready for...

Yes, DeAndre Levy's beard is in Madden 16

Madden NFL 16: Now with more beard. EA Sports is busy unveiling its Madden NFL 16 ratings for the top players at each position. On Monday, the ratings were revealed for the five best outside linebackers in this year's version of the game, and the Detroit Lions' DeAndre Levy made the list with a 93 overall rating. Here are some details on how Levy's rating came to be: Levy’s still waiting for his first Pro Bowl appearance, but he’s already turned plenty of heads around the league. He starts with 95 Play Recognition, and adds 96 Tackle and 96 Pursuit. That's pretty solid, and it's a...

Lions single-game tickets go on sale on Wednesday

In another sign that football season is almost here, Detroit Lions single-game tickets will be available for purchase starting Wednesday. The Detroit Lions are now just a week away from the start of training camp, and their preseason opener against the New York Jets on Aug. 13 is just two weeks from Thursday. A month after that, the 2015 regular season will begin when the Lions take on the San Diego Chargers on Sept. 13. The Lions' first home game in the regular season isn't actually until Sept. 27, but it's worth the wait considering they are going to play host to the Denver Broncos on...

Vikings sign former Lions CB Josh Thomas

A cornerback who was briefly with the Detroit Lions at the end of last season has signed with the Minnesota Vikings. Of the 23 Detroit Lions players who became free agents this offseason, only Rob Sims, Dominic Raiola and Ashlee Palmer haven't signed somewhere. That list previously included cornerback Josh Thomas, but he joined the Minnesota Vikings last Friday. As a result, all but three of the Lions' 2015 free agents have inked a deal this offseason, either in Detroit or elsewhere. (Jed Collins is currently a free agent, but he briefly signed with the Dallas Cowboys, and Corey Hilliard...

Former Lion Gosder Cherilus released by Colts

Offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus was released by the Indianapolis Colts over the weekend, but don't expect the Detroit Lions to express any interest in bringing him back. Back in 2013, when offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus became a free agent, the Detroit Lions were never really a threat to re-sign him. Although he was coming off a career season in Detroit, the Lions weren't interested in breaking the bank for a generally inconsistent right tackle, especially with Corey Hilliard and Jason Fox waiting in the wings to start. The Indianapolis Colts, on the other hand, decided to sign Cherilus...

Lions rookies report for training camp on Tuesday

The Detroit Lions' rookies are on their way back to Allen Park to get ready for the start of training camp. We're still a week away from the official start of Detroit Lions training camp, but the offseason has essentially come to a close for the team's rookies. That's because they have to report to Allen Park for training camp by Tuesday. Some NFL teams have rookies and veterans report at the same time, but the Lions want their rookies to be in town before the rest of the team arrives. Also scheduled to report for training camp by Tuesday are the Lions' injured players. It's unclear how...

Projecting the Lions depth chart: Safety

What will the Detroit Lions depth chart look like at safety by the end of training camp? What camp battles are worth watching at this position? Let's take a look. As the offseason winds down, we're going to project each position on the Detroit Lions depth chart and also take a look at some training camp battles. Next up is the safety position. Starters: Glover Quin (FS), James Ihedigbo (SS) | Top backup: Isa Abdul-Quddus At one point this offseason, it wasn't clear what was going to happen with James Ihedigbo after he made it known that he wanted a new contract. However, there hasn't been...

One week to go until Lions training camp

We are now one week away from the official start of Detroit Lions training camp. After losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs back on Jan. 4, the Detroit Lions' offseason began. It was an especially odd feeling going into the 2015 offseason, as there was a sense of anger more than anything. In the past, disappointment was usually the prevailing feeling going into the offseason, but given what happened in that game against the Cowboys, there was a lot of anger over how the Lions' season came to a close. Fast forward to now and we're just one week away from the start of Lions training...

Who will win the Lions' 2015 camp battles?

Which players are going to win the Detroit Lions' 2015 training camp battles? Here's a look at how you voted. Detroit Lions training camp is almost here, and there are a lot of intriguing position battles worth watching this year. On offense, for example, starting jobs could be up for grabs at positions like running back, fullback, left guard and center. On the defensive side of the ball, meanwhile, there appear to be starting spots up for grabs at defensive tackle and strongside linebacker. In addition, several players are looking to step up as the top returner on special teams. In all, we...

Projecting the Lions depth chart: Cornerback

What will the Detroit Lions depth chart look like at cornerback by the end of training camp? What camp battles are worth watching at this position? Let's take a look. As the offseason winds down, we're going to project each position on the Detroit Lions depth chart and also take a look at some training camp battles. Next up is the cornerback position. Starters: Darius Slay, Rashean Mathis, Quandre Diggs (nickel) Considering both Darius Slay and Rashean Mathis placed inside the top 19 in Pro Football Focus' cornerback rankings last year, there's no uncertainty about who will start at this...

What is the Lions' deepest position group?

Of all the positions on the Detroit Lions' roster, which one is the deepest going into training camp? Just four or so months ago, the Detroit Lions had several holes to fill on their roster. They had to find a new running back following the release of Reggie Bush, for example, and basically the entire defensive tackle position had to be restocked after the loss of their top four players. Positions like left guard and cornerback also had some holes that weren't filled until the 2015 NFL Draft. Now, as training camp nears, the Lions are pretty much set from a roster standpoint. Perhaps they...

Lions notes: Calvin Johnson's Madden 16 rating revealed

Lions notes looks at Calvin Johnson's Madden 16 rating, some news on the team's Novi High School practice and more. EA Sports has revealed the Madden 16 ratings for the top five wide receivers in the game. The Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson received a 95 overall rating, which put him behind Antonio Brown (97) and Dez Bryant (96). Speaking of Madden, ouch: C'mon @EAMaddenNFL! What's a Beast got to do to get a 99 TRUCKING? [http://t.co/fxhgqQcdYX] #Madden16 pic.twitter.com/MWB3dYuPZ8 — Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) July 22, 2015 .@Seahawks one more of these probably could've helped......

Projecting the Lions depth chart: Linebacker

What will the Detroit Lions depth chart look like at linebacker by the end of training camp? What camp battles are worth watching at this position? Let's take a look. As the offseason winds down, we're going to project each position on the Detroit Lions depth chart and also take a look at some training camp battles. Next up is the linebacker position. Starters: DeAndre Levy (WLB), Stephen Tulloch (MLB), Tahir Whitehead (SLB) The starters listed above are what the starters were for the Lions going into last season. In Week 3, however, things changed with Stephen Tulloch going down with a...

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