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Which players are in the mix to return punts for the Lions?

Multiple candidates for the Detroit Lions' punt returner job seem to be emerging. The Detroit Lions have seemingly spent a lot of time this offseason thinking about how they can make an upgrade at returner. That obviously doesn't exactly bode well for Jeremy Ross, who has been the kick and punt returner the last couple of years, but somebody else is ultimately going to have to step it up for him to lose his role on special teams. Who might that be? Here are some candidates from Wednesday's OTA practice: Lance Moore, Golden Tate and Jeremy Ross fielded punts — Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) May...
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Lions notes: DeAndre Levy, Cassius Vaughn, more

Lions notes looks at DeAndre Levy, Cassius Vaughn and much more. This week, DeAndre Levy was unveiled as the No. 66 player in NFL Network's countdown of the top 100 players of 2015. This is actually seven spots lower than last year, which seems pretty ridiculous considering how good Levy was in 2014. In any case, the Detroit Lions now have four players in the top 100. Former Lions cornerback Cassius Vaughn, who spent the 2014 season in Detroit, signed with the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday. Since we're past the compensatory picks window, this signing won't have any potential effect on...

'Theo Riddick Hype Train' keeps chugging along

It's the offseason, so it's time for Dan Orlovsky to start hyping up Theo Riddick. Throughout the 2014 offseason, no Detroit Lions player received more hype than running back Theo Riddick. Whether it was from outside sources or his teammates, somebody was seemingly hyping Riddick up on a weekly basis during the offseason. And perhaps nobody was a bigger hype man for Riddick than quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who projected him to have 50 catches and be the Lions' Darren Sproles during the 2014 season. Riddick didn't quite get to 50 catches, as he finished 2014 with 34 receptions for 316 yards...

Lions notes: Wrapping up this week's OTAs

Lions notes looks at various tidbits from this week's set of OTA practices. Martha Ford was in attendance for the Detroit Lions' OTA on Wednesday, which was the only practice open to the media this week. According to ESPN, Quandre Diggs "was consistently with the first unit as the nickelback" on Wednesday. With Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson still limited, Diggs has a really good chance to make an early statement that he should be the full-time nickelback going forward. Speaking of young players practicing with the first-team defense, Caraun Reid "got most of the work" next to Haloti...

What changes should the Lions make to Ford Field?

What changes do you want the Detroit Lions to make to Ford Field to improve the game-day experience? This week, the Detroit Lions announced a new "Tunnel Club" and new field-level seating. These upgrades appear to be a part of their "Ford Field 2.0" project, which will basically modernize their home stadium. Ford Field isn't necessarily that old in the grand scheme of things considering it opened in 2002, but from a technology and amenities standpoint, a lot has changed since then. With this in mind, I posed a question on Twitter about what other changes the Lions should make to Ford Field...

A look at the Lions' current starting offensive line

Let's examine the Detroit Lions' current starters on the offensive line based on Wednesday's OTA practice. When the 2015 regular season kicks off, the Detroit Lions' starting offensive line should feature Riley Reiff (LT), Laken Tomlinson (LG), Travis Swanson (C), Larry Warford (RG) and LaAdrian Waddle (RT) as the five starters. Should is the key word there, though. The Lions will need all of these players to be healthy for this projection to come true, and that's a big question mark with Waddle still recovering from knee surgery. The Lions will also need Tomlinson to quickly pick up the...

Lions rumors: Detroit looking to sign DT Mike Patterson?

The Detroit Lions are reportedly expressing interest in a veteran defensive tackle. The Detroit Lions may not be trading for another defensive tackle, but it appears they are indeed looking to bring in another veteran at the position: Lions are meeting with DL Mike Patterson, one option to beef up the line as I mentioned recently. Would be a reunion with Jim Washburn — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) May 27, 2015 Mike Patterson, as Jason La Canfora mentioned, played under Jim Washburn in Philadelphia for a couple of years. Patterson was actually with the Philadelphia Eagles from...

Lions rumors: Tom Lewand shuts down trade talk for now

Remember those rumors about the Detroit Lions potentially trading for another defensive tackle? Well, it doesn't sound like any moves are about to happen. Over the weekend, Jason La Canfora suggested that the Detroit Lions were looking into adding extra help at defensive tackle. To go a step further, he indicated that the Lions might be looking at potentially trading for another defensive tackle. After all, they previously made moves to add Haloti Ngata and Gabe Wright, so another trade wouldn't exactly be a huge shock at this point. As it turns out, though, it doesn't sound like a trade...

Lions OTAs: Teryl Austin's comments from Wednesday

A look at what Teryl Austin had to say after the Detroit Lions' organized team activity on Wednesday. Below is a recap of what Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin had to say following Wednesday's organized team activity. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) On his early impressions of the defense: "It's good. I like the guys' focus. The guys focus really well, pay attention to details. Obviously, there are some things that we have to continue to work on, continue to improve, but I like our mindset."On if he sees a positive difference in the defense with the addition of the new...

Lions OTAs: Jim Caldwell's comments from Wednesday

A look at what Jim Caldwell had to say after the Detroit Lions' organized team activity on Wednesday. Below is a recap of what Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell had to say following Wednesday's organized team activity. (Quotes provided by the Lions.) Opening statement: "Day two for us in terms of the OTAs and it looks like day two. You have a lot of ups and downs in practice and things of that nature, but the great thing is the guys are willing. We have a lot of guys who understand how we do things, but yet we're still trying to teach a lot of new, young guys. But it's a willing...

Lions OTAs: Two draft picks absent from practice

Thanks to scheduling conflicts, two of the Detroit Lions' top draft picks were unable to take part in Wednesday's OTA practice. The Detroit Lions hit the practice field on Wednesday for their second OTA of the year, and they were down two draft picks. Specifically, running back Ameer Abdullah and cornerback Alex Carter -- the Lions' two picks from the second day of the draft -- were absent from practice. They're not injured, though. Rather, they were absent because of scheduling conflicts: #Lions RB Ameer Abdullah cannot take part in OTAs today or tomorrow because he's attending the rookie...

Lions OTAs: Eric Ebron deals with drops on Day 2

It appears that Eric Ebron had a case of the dropsies on Day 2 of the Detroit Lions' OTAs. After a rather disappointing rookie season, the Detroit Lions are counting on tight end Eric Ebron to become their No. 3 option in the passing game this year. Ebron certainly seems to have the potential to fill that role, but after only 25 catches for 248 yards and one touchdown in 2014, he needs to take a big step forward in his sophomore year in the league. (To be fair, the entire offense needs to take a big step forward after a disappointing 2014 season.) With this in mind, this kind of news is...

News and notes from Lions' OTAs

Tracking the latest Detroit Lions news from their 2015 OTAs. In the surest sign yet that the NFL offseason is quickly progressing, the league announced dates for organized team activities and minicamps on Thursday. In the Detroit Lions' case, their offseason training program will begin on April 20, and they will have three different sets of OTAs. They will also have one mandatory minicamp to close out their offseason program. Here's the full schedule: First day April 20 OTAs May 26-28June 2-4June 8-11 Mandatory minicamp June 16-18 With these dates now in place, the remainder of the...

Lions OTAs: Kellen Moore gets No. 2 reps at quarterback

It appears that Kellen Moore is getting an opportunity to make his case for the Detroit Lions' backup quarterback job. Based on what happened over the course of the 2014 preseason, it seemed like Kellen Moore was more deserving of the Detroit Lions' backup quarterback job than Dan Orlovsky. That was only one factor in how the depth chart was assembled, though, and ultimately the coaches favored Orlovsky's experience more than anything, and they made him the backup as a result. This year, it seems like there is more of an open competition for the No. 2 quarterback job. The first sign of this...

Lions notes: Joique Bell, OTA news, more

Lions notes looks at Joique Bell, news from Day 1 of OTAs and much more. This is good news: Lions RB Joique Bell did participate in OTAs today. Not sure how much, but a good sign after a couple minor surgeries this offseason. — Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) May 26, 2015 Welcome back, football. Megatron was back doing Megatron things for the start of #Lions OTAs today. Full gallery: http://t.co/Fgr2m6lcgP pic.twitter.com/d7vut97Ird — Detroit Lions (@Lions) May 26, 2015 Speaking of that photo gallery, this was a nice discovery by Michael Rothstein: Based on the pictures of...
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Detroit Lions draft profile: Gabe Wright

The Detroit Lions traded away a future pick to jump back into the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft and add some young depth at defensive tackle. Let's take a closer look at rookie Gabe Wright and determine his outlook for the 2015 season. With the departures of Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, the Detroit Lions had a gaping hole they needed to fill at defensive tackle this offseason. They had already traded for Haloti Ngata and signed Tyrunn Walker -- who many believe to be a hidden gem -- through free agency, and they added even more depth after trading back into the fourth round of the...

Jim Schwartz has an interesting new job

Former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has taken a job with the NFL's officiating department. Jim Schwartz had a, well, interesting relationship with officials when he was head coach of the Detroit Lions. In addition to once yelling at them to "learn the f***ing rules," Schwartz famously tried to challenge an automatically reviewable play on Thanksgiving in 2012. The latter incident led to a rule being changed and unofficially named after him. Fast forward to now and Schwartz's relationship with the NFL's officials is suddenly much, much different. I say that because Schwartz has...

Stephen Tulloch practices on Day 1 of OTAs

Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch appears to be fully back from his torn ACL. On Sept. 21, 2014, Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch tore the ACL in his left knee. 10 days later, on Oct. 1, Tulloch had surgery to repair his injury. And now, on May 26, 2015, Tulloch returned to the field as the Lions' middle linebacker on the first day of OTAs, according to the team's official site. To make this news even better, Tulloch apparently was able to practice without any limitations. This gave him a chance to fully jump back in as the Lions' middle linebacker. From the team's official...

Lions announce 'Tunnel Club,' field-level seating

Some renovations to Ford Field are going to bring fans closer to the Detroit Lions than ever before. Earlier in the offseason, the Detroit Lions promised that changes were coming to their home stadium as part of their "Ford Field 2.0" project. The specifics of those changes were kept private, but the Lions indicated that they were planning to modernize Ford Field with amenities that are commonly found in the NFL's newer stadiums. On Tuesday, the Lions started unveiling some of their renovation plans by announcing the MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club and new field-level seating. Here are the...

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