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Where the Lions roster stands: Defensive end

A breakdown of the Detroit Lions' defensive ends and what needs they may have at the position. As we start to look ahead to training camp, we're going to take a position-by-position look at the Detroit Lions roster. Next up is the defensive end position. (The final year of each player's contract is listed in parentheses.) Back from last season: Ziggy Ansah (2016+TO), Jason Jones (2015), Darryl Tapp (2015), Devin Taylor (2016), Larry Webster (2017) New to the team: Corey Wootton (2015), Phillip Hunt (2015), Kerry Hyder (2016) With the changes that took place this offseason with the...
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Camp battles: Who will nab the Lions' final spot at RB?

Can Zach Zenner or Desmond Martin do enough in training camp to beat out George Winn for the Detroit Lions' final spot at running back? Although much of the focus at running back will be on the potential competition for the starting job between Joique Bell and Ameer Abdullah, that isn't the only battle set to take place at the position for the Detroit Lions. Once you move down the depth chart and get past Bell, Abdullah and Theo Riddick, there is one additional spot expected to be up for grabs at running back. The player in the No. 4 running back spot will likely see more playing time on...

Supplemental Draft 2015: Lions attend West Georgia's pro day

The Detroit Lions were among the teams at West Georgia's Supplemental Draft pro day. As mentioned on Thursday, the 2015 NFL Supplemental Draft is coming up, and there's a good chance a player will be picked this year. The Detroit Lions may not be inclined to spend a future pick on anybody considering they've sat out every Supplemental Draft since 1982, but it's possible that Clemson offensive tackle Isaiah Battle will be picked by somebody. Even if nobody is picked, it's important to remember that the players eligible for the Supplemental Draft will then become undrafted free agents. So...

Charlie Sanders passes away at 68

Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders has passed away after a battle with cancer. There's some sad news to report today, as Detroit Lions Hall of Famer Charlie Sanders has died at the age of 68 after battling cancer, according to FOX 2's Dan Miller. Sanders was one of the Lions' all-time greats. As a tight end, he played for the team from 1968-77 after being a third-round pick out of Minnesota, and he made the Pro Bowl seven times over the course of his career. He was a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2007 class, and he continued to be heavily involved with the Lions long...

Where does Jim Caldwell rank among NFL head coaches?

The Detroit Lions' Jim Caldwell is 16th in NFL.com's head coach power rankings. Too high, too low or just right? When the Detroit Lions brought on Jim Caldwell as their head coach last year, it was tough to get overly excited about the hire. Although Caldwell had experienced a lot of success over his career in various roles, the lasting memory most people had was of him leading a Peyton Manning-less Indianapolis Colts team to a 2-14 record. Despite taking the Colts to a Super Bowl in his first season as their head coach, and despite winning a Super Bowl as offensive coordinator of the...

NFL's Top 100 Players of 2015: Calvin Johnson makes top 10

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is in the top 10 for NFL Network's Top 100 Players of 2015. By his standards, Calvin Johnson had a bit of a down year in 2014. The Detroit Lions went 11-5 and made the playoffs, but Johnson missed three games and "only" had 71 catches for 1,077 yards and eight touchdowns. Many other receivers would gladly take numbers like that, but for the man known as Megatron, it was a slight step backward. Despite this, Johnson is still viewed as one of the top players in the NFL by his peers. I say that because he has not yet been revealed in NFL Network's...

Should Lions make a pick in this year's Supplemental Draft?

The Detroit Lions haven't used a pick in the Supplemental Draft since 1982, but could that change this year? In one week, on July 9, the 2015 NFL Supplemental Draft will be held. Each year, with basically nothing else going on in the world of the NFL, the Supplemental Draft generates headlines simply because it could provide some news, but rarely anything notable actually happens during this event. This is especially true for the Detroit Lions. They haven't made a pick in the Supplemental Draft since they took defensive back Kevin Robinson back in 1982. To show how long ago that was, the...
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HOF TE Charlie Sanders Staying Positive in Fight Against Cancer

Hall-of-Fame tight end Charlie Sanders has undergone multiple rounds of chemotherapy in his battle with cancer, but family members say the long-time Detroit Lion is staying upbeat in his fight, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. “Just as on the field, Charlie Sanders is a fighter and he is going to fight to […]

The NFL offseason isn't all fun and games

As Detroit Lions wide receiver Lance Moore recently found out, you're never truly off the clock as an NFL player. After the Detroit Lions wrapped up their mandatory minicamp in June, the non-rookies on the team parted ways for their final break before training camp begins later this summer. The rookies had to stick around for an extra week in order to attend the NFL Rookie Symposium, but now the entire team is on a vacation of sorts until the beginning of August. The "of sorts" part of that last sentence is important, because NFL players are never truly off the clock. Workouts are...

Where the Lions roster stands: Center

A breakdown of the Detroit Lions' centers and what needs they may have at the position. As we start to look ahead to training camp, we're going to take a position-by-position look at the Detroit Lions roster. Next up is the center position. (The final year of each player's contract is listed in parentheses.) Back from last season: Travis Swanson (2017), Darren Keyton (2016) New to the team: Taylor Boggs (2015), Braxston Cave (2016) When the Lions drafted Travis Swanson in the third round last year, their plan was to have him spend his rookie season learning behind Dominic Raiola before...

DeAndre Levy's Instagram feed continues to amaze

We don't call him the most interesting linebacker in the NFL for nothing. Last time we checked in on world traveler DeAndre Levy this offseason, he was busy wing walking. After that, he visited Chile and Easter Island, giving us this great photo: A young Hotu Matu'a. Ahu Tongariki. No photo could do this site justice. A photo posted by DeAndre Levy (@dre_levy) on May 17, 2015 at 5:21pm PDT More recently, Levy posted a couple of new photos on Instagram from his trip to Chile. Specifically, these were taken in San Pedro de Atacama: Moon Valley. San Pedro de Atacama. A photo...

Who are the Lions' most overrated, underrated players?

CBS Sports recently took a look at the most overrated and underrated players on each team. Let's examine who the picks were for the Detroit Lions. Last year, CBS Sports' Pete Prisco named tight end Brandon Pettigrew as the Detroit Lions' most overrated player, and he listed offensive guard Larry Warford as their most underrated player. Given that Pettigrew had just signed a four-year, $16 million deal earlier in the 2014 offseason and didn't exactly live up to that, I'd say that was a pretty good pick. On the flip side, Warford took a bit of a step back after a stellar rookie season, but I...

Camp battles: Is the Lions' starting RB job up for grabs?

Joique Bell is projected to be the Detroit Lions' starting running back, but is the door open for rookie Ameer Abdullah to win that job in training camp? At this time a year ago, Reggie Bush was considered the Detroit Lions' starting running back. As 2014 progressed, however, it became clear that the starting job really belonged to Joique Bell. The depth chart may not have actually reflected that, but Bell emerged as the Lions' top back over the course of last season. This year, with Bush gone, Bell has become the Lions' projected starting running back. However, he is coming off of surgery...
Lions Gab Jul 1, 2015

Golden Tate Says Lions Ready to Become ‘Elite’ in 2015

It’s time for the Lions to take the next step, according to the team’s best player on offense last year, Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports. “I think it’s time for us to consistently, year in and year out, win ballgames,” receiver Golden Tate said in a phone interview. “I think we have […]

Lions notes: Laken Tomlinson named ACC Male Athlete of the Year

Lions notes looks at a pretty big award for Laken Tomlinson, Matthew Stafford's pre-training camp plans and much more. This is a pretty big honor for Detroit Lions first-round pick Laken Tomlinson: Congratulations to @laken77 -- 2015 recipient of the McKevlin Award as the ACC Male Athlete of the Year. @theACC @theACCfootball — Duke Football (@Duke_FB) June 30, 2015 Before training camp opens in August, Matthew Stafford is hoping to organize some passing workouts with Calvin Johnson and some of the Lions' other pass catchers down in Atlanta. Joique Bell has his sights set on at...

Where the Lions roster stands: Offensive guard

A breakdown of the Detroit Lions' offensive guards and what needs they may have at the position. As we start to look ahead to training camp, we're going to take a position-by-position look at the Detroit Lions roster. Next up is the offensive guard position. (The final year of each player's contract is listed in parentheses.) Back from last season: Larry Warford (2016) New to the team: Laken Tomlinson (2018+TO), Manny Ramirez (2015), Torrian Wilson (2017), Al Bond (2017) The Lions have overhauled the offensive guard position this offseason. In fact, Larry Warford is the only returning...

Did the Lions improve? Recap

Did the Detroit Lions improve their roster from 2014 to 2015? Here's a recap of how you voted. Over the course of this month, we took a look at each position on the Detroit Lions roster and determined if improvements were made from 2014 to 2015. The series has now come to a close, and the results are in. Here's a position-by-position look at what percentage of people said the Lions did in fact improve this year: Quarterback - 54% Running back - 95% Fullback - 79% Wide receiver - 75% Tight end - 56% Offensive tackle - 50% Offensive guard/center - 97% Defensive end - 57% Defensive...

Lions make big jump in ESPN's Future Power Rankings

ESPN's annual Future Power Rankings list is out. Where did they rank the Detroit Lions? Let's take a look. Each year, ESPN puts together Future Power Rankings for the NFL's 32 teams. The power rankings are based on the projected outlook of the next three seasons, and they're determined by a team's roster, quarterback, drafting skills, front office and coaching. Each of those categories is weighted in order to form scores for all 32 teams. This year, the Detroit Lions came in at No. 12 in ESPN's Future Power Rankings. This is nine spots better than their No. 21 ranking last year, even...
Lions Gab Jun 30, 2015

Joique Bell Says He Will Run for Over 1200 Yards in 2015

Joique Bell is so confident about this season, in fact, that he’s predicting he’ll become the second Detroit Lions running back to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards since 2004 — and then some. “I’m going to rush for over 1,200 yards,” Bell told Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. “That’s the minimum. If I do less than that, […]

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