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Aug 26, 2015
Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join me at 3 p.m. on Thursday for a live chat on the Detroit Lions as they prepare for their third preseason game. They'll play the Jaguars on Friday in Jacksonville. Many of the starters are expected to play the entire first half. With almost three weeks of training camp in, the Lions still have plenty of questions about starting positions and roster spots. Join in, it's always a fun time. — Paula Pasche
Aug 19, 2015
Join Detroit Lions chat at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join Detroit Lions chat at 3 p.m. on Thursday

After almost three weeks of training camp, the Detroit Lions will play their second preseason game on Thursday when they'll face the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. You might have heard Redskins' Robert Griffin III say this week he thinks he's the best quarterback in the NFL. Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis said it's nothing personal against the Lions, but look for the secondary to be fired up anyway. Bring your questions or comments on the Lions — Ameer Abdullah, the new O-line, position battles — and join the chat. It's always fun ... Paula Pasche
Aug 18, 2015
Detroit Lions — Nate Burleson sizes up Ameer Abdullah

Detroit Lions — Nate Burleson sizes up Ameer Abdullah

Nate Burleson, who keeps a close eye on the Detroit Lions, likes what he sees from running back Ameer Abdullah. Really, who doesn’t? The former Lions wide receiver  shared his thoughts on the NFL Network’s "NFL Total Access'' on Monday night. Burleson said: “What he was able to do when he got the ball in his hands was exactly what we saw him do at Nebraska … What I loved the most is when he got into the interior and he was able to move in small spaces, he loves to put those feet down, give you a shoulder, give you a head and he doesn’t have a fear when he sees safeties and...
Aug 17, 2015
Detroit Lions — SI's Peter sees them as a surprise in NFC

Detroit Lions — SI's Peter sees them as a surprise in NFC

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, who writes at MMQB.si.com, visited Detroit training camp last week and saw what I’ve seen all spring and through the first weeks of camp. Now he has high praise for the Detroit Lions and thinks they could be the NFC’s surprise team. In his MMQB column published today (Monday), he wrote: “All along, I’ve had this thought that Minnesota would be my surprise team of the NFC. Then I came to Allen Park, Mich., to watch the Lions practice, and saw rookie back Ameer Abdullah run through everyone on defense, and watched one of the two or...
Aug 14, 2015
Detroit Lions — Five things learned from preseason win over Jets

Detroit Lions — Five things learned from preseason win over Jets

When the Lions opened their preseason schedule with a 23-3 win over the N.Y. Jets on Thursday, we got a glimpse at the possibilities for this season. Here are five things we learned: Ameer Abdullah is the real deal. We’d seen flashes at training camp, but in pads and against another opponent, Abdullah had a jaw-dropping 45-yard run. Where did he get those moves? Afterward he said he was excited to get into his first NFL game even though it was preseason. He also thanked the offensive line and the receivers for their blocks. Two things: His runs were against the Jets’ defense and...
Aug 13, 2015
Detroit Lions — Mathis inactive, Lawson to start vs. Jets; Broyles active

Detroit Lions — Mathis inactive, Lawson to start vs. Jets; Broyles active

DETROIT — Veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis will not play in the Lions preseason opener tonight against the N.Y. Jets at Ford Field. Mathis has been practicing. It’s unknown if he’s injured. He could be sitting out just because he’s a veteran and the Lions want to give the younger corners a chance. Nevin Lawson, entering his second season, will start in his place. Other inactives for the Lions include Joique Bell, LaAdrian Waddle, Jason Jones and Haloti Ngata. The four of them are coming off injuries and have not participated in training camp. Ryan Broyles, who...
Aug 12, 2015
Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. Thursday

Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. Thursday

Join me for a live chat discussing the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday. That's just four and a half hours before their preseason opener against the N.Y. Jets at Ford Field. It's been a fairly routine training camp so far, but still plenty of position battles are ongoing. Bring your questions and comments. It's always fun. — Paula Pasche
Aug 12, 2015
Detroit Lions blog — Preseason ratings show NFL is king

Detroit Lions blog — Preseason ratings show NFL is king

It’s always curious to see television ratings for Detroit Lions’ preseason games. We’ll get the first numbers after Thursday’s preseason opener against the Jets at Ford Field. Look, I know the NFL is popular, but even I was shocked at the ratings numbers for the Hall of Fame game on Sunday night with the Vikings against the Steelers. The 6.9 overnight rating was astronomical. Adrian Peterson and Ben Roethlisberger were not even playing. According to Pro Football Talk, that 6.9 overnight rating was higher than Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final; the Indy 500;, Game 1 of both the...
Aug 5, 2015
Detroit Lions chat set for noon on Thursday

Detroit Lions chat set for noon on Thursday

Join me for a live chat on the Detroit Lions at the special time of noon on Thursday. The Lions are in their first week of training camp with the first preseason game just a week away. Position battles are heating up. Bring your questions and I'll do my best to answer after watching camp every day. It's always a fun thing. — Paula Pasche
Aug 2, 2015
Detroit Lions trade Mohammed Seisay to Seahawks

Detroit Lions trade Mohammed Seisay to Seahawks

ALLEN PARK — Cornerback Mohammed Seisay has been traded from the Detroit Lions to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round 2016 draft pick, according to Rob Rang of CBSsports.com. Seisay was undrafted in 2014, made the practice squad out of training camp and then landed a spot on the 53-man roster in September after the team lost Bill Bentley and Nevin Lawson for the season with injuries. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound corner  played in 13 games and had five tackles. The Lions have plenty of cornerbacks heading into training camp on Monday. They drafted two — Alex Carter and Quandre...
Jul 31, 2015
Detroit Lions — Jim Caldwell comfortable with right tackle options

Detroit Lions — Jim Caldwell comfortable with right tackle options

ALLEN PARK —  Because LaAdrian Waddle will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, there is a question for the Detroit Lions at right tackle. Coach Jim Caldwell does not seem too concerned about the position. “I think all in all we’re going to be all right (at right tackle). (Cornelius) Lucas played a lot of football for us and played well. He had ups and downs but he played well for us. We have some young guys who are going to be alright too,’’ Caldwell said on Friday. As a rookie, Lucas started three games at tackle last season due to injuries to...
Jul 31, 2015
Detroit Lions — Joique Bell 'coming along quickly'

Detroit Lions — Joique Bell 'coming along quickly'

ALLEN PARK — It’s still uncertain when Joique Bell will return to action following offseason surgery on his knee and Achilles. The Detroit Lions running back will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list and coach Jim Caldwell said on Friday that there is no exact timetable for his return. “I’m not sure how long it’s going to take. I do know one thing he’s coming along quickly. We’ll see what the doctor says. We can’t put an exact timetable on it right now,’’ Caldwell said. Bell did not participate in organized team activities or minicamp in...
Jul 30, 2015
Detroit Lions — Nate Burleson part of preseason broadcast crew

Detroit Lions — Nate Burleson part of preseason broadcast crew

Nate Burleson, a  fan favorite during his four seasons with the Detroit Lions, will return to Detroit  not as a player but as a broadcaster. Burleson will join Rob Rubick and Matt Shepard in the TV booth for  three of the Lions preseason games on FOX2 (WJBK): Aug. 13 vs. New York Jets, Aug. 20 at Washington Redskins and Sept. 3 vs. Buffalo Bills. Burleson was cut by the Lions after the 2013 season. Always a talker, he found a good home working as an analyst on the NFL Network. That gig included a visit to Detroit to interview his former teammate Calvin Johnson. Rubick, a...
Jul 30, 2015
Detroit Lions — Golden Tate on deflategate, integrity of the game

Detroit Lions — Golden Tate on deflategate, integrity of the game

Golden Tate speaks to media at his football camp on Thursday. ROCHESTER HILLS — Golden Tate admits that he’s not entirely educated on the situation with Tom Brady and the four-game suspension handed down by the NFL for allegedly deflating footballs. Perhaps, no one is. Still the integrity of the game is key for the Detroit Lions wide receiver, so if Brady's punishment is deserved he has no problem with it. “I’m not totally educated on the situation. I don’t know what’s real and what’s not. I think if you violate the integrity of this game you must be punished,’’...