6:08 AM EDT, Fri May 29, 2015
18 hours ago
Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. today

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

Join me for a live chat on the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. today. We'll talk about the first week of organized team activities and who has been a standout so far.  — Paula Pasche
19 hours ago
Detroit Lions softball game to benefit Stephen Tulloch Foundation

Detroit Lions softball game to benefit Stephen Tulloch Foundation

Stephen Tulloch and Golden Tate discuss softball game. The Detroit Lions charity softball game is a week away but the trash talking started Wednesday between team managers Stephen Tulloch and Golden Tate. It’s all in good fun and for a good cause. The Annual Stephen Tulloch Celebrity Softball Game will be under the lights on Friday, June 5, at King Boring Field in Dearborn. The gates open at 5 p.m., with the home run derby at 6 p.m., and the game to follow. More than 50 of the Lions have signed up to participate. “We have fun activities for families. We have music, food and...
May 27, 2015
Ten quick hits from today's Detroit Lions OTAs

Ten quick hits from today's Detroit Lions OTAs

ALLEN PARK — When the Lions took the field for the second day of organized team activities on Wednesday, there were a few noticeable changes. Here are 10 quick hits from Wednesday’s OTAs that were open to the media: Quarterback Kellen Moore took snaps with the second group. In his previous three seasons with the Lions he was usually the third quarterback. Moore said on Tuesday he and Dan Orlovsky took turns with the second group. Coach Jim Caldwell said there’s been an uptick in Moore’s progress. At the end of the workout, the quarterbacks ran barefoot. Moore would only say...
May 26, 2015
James Ihedigbo returns for Detroit Lions OTAs

James Ihedigbo returns for Detroit Lions OTAs

Safety James Ihedigbo, who missed the first weeks of the Detroit Lions voluntary offseason workouts, has returned for the start of organized team activities today (Tuesday) according to the team website. Ihedigbo had been working out on his own instead of with the team due to salary issues. He signed a two-year $3.15 million contract a year ago. He is scheduled to make $1.1 million with a $500,000 roster bonus this year. Ihedigbo started 13 games in 2014 with 71 tackles, four interceptions, two sacks, three forced fumbles and eight passes defended. The Lions have three of their 10...
May 26, 2015
Detroit Lions fans offered enhanced game day view

Detroit Lions fans offered enhanced game day view

Artist's rendering via Crain's Detroit Business The Detroit Lions will join several other NFL teams in allowing fans a close-up view of the players leaving and entering the locker room on game days. The team announced a long-term deal with MGM Grand on Tuesday to build a space at Ford Field. The MGM Grand Detroit Tunnel Club will be adjacent to the Lions locker room and will accommodate more than 100 fans during home games and stadium events. Also the lower bowl in the west end zone will be extended to include field level seating for tunnel club season members. “Season members...
May 25, 2015
NFL hires former Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz

NFL hires former Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz

Jim Schwartz, the former Detroit Lions coach, will not be out of work during the 2015 season. Schwartz will serve as a consultant to the NFL’s officiating department, according to a report from FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez. His main duties revolve around providing a coach’s perspective for some of the decisions made by the officiating office, per Marvez’s story. He starts on Tuesday. It’s a good way for the 48-year-old Schwartz to stay involved in the game after he was let go following the 2014 season when the Buffalo Bills hired Rex Ryan as head coach. Schwartz had done a good...
May 21, 2015
Detroit Lions announce TV partnership with FOX2, FSD

Detroit Lions announce TV partnership with FOX2, FSD

A new broadcast partnership between the Detroit Lions with FOX2 Detroit and FOX Sports Detroit was announced today (Thursday). Preseason games — including pre- and post-game shows — will air on FOX2 and throughout Michigan via the Lions’ network affiliates. Also, the team’s one-hour pregame show “Lions GameDay LIVE” will air on FOX2 Sundays at 11 a.m.; the “Lions Live” postgame show will be simulcast on FSD and Detroitlions.com immediately following each game; and FOX2 will air “Sportsworks: Lions Game Night “on Sundays at 11 p.m. “Partnering with FOX2 and Fox...
May 21, 2015
Five Detroit Lions veterans who need to impress

Five Detroit Lions veterans who need to impress

The third phase of the Detroit Lions offseason starts next week with the first three sessions of organized team activities. While the players have been working out at the Lions facility for five weeks, they can step up the process during OTAs when they’re allowed to have seven-on-seven or nine-on-nine drills for the first time, although still no live contact is allowed. They’ll have 10 days of OTAs over the next three weeks leading up to the mandatory three-day minicamp in mid-June. Here are five veterans who need to impress in OTAs, minicamp and training camp: Wide receiver...
May 21, 2015
Live chat on Detroit Lions set for 3 p.m. today

Live chat on Detroit Lions set for 3 p.m. today

Join me today at 3 p.m.  for a live chat discussing the Detroit Lions. With 90 on the roster, they will start the organized team activities (OTAs) next week. Plenty to discuss about posit ion battles although don't expect at least a few roster changes prior to the start of training camp in late July. Bring your questions or just read along. We always have interesting discussions. We don't always agree but that's what makes it fun.  — Paula Pasche
May 19, 2015
Detroit Lions Matt Prater should be fine with NFL extra point rule change

Detroit Lions Matt Prater should be fine with NFL extra point rule change

While Deflategate continues to dominate sports headlines, the NFL owners voted Tuesday to change an important part of the game. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, sent this tweet early Tuesday evening: “The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.’’ "The overall goal is to make the play more challenging, and to make it a more skilled play than what it was,'' Blandino said. Basically the coaches will have to decide between a 33-yard PAT or a 2-point conversion. NFL...
May 14, 2015
Detroit Lions sign DE Corey Wootton

Detroit Lions sign DE Corey Wootton

The Lions added depth along the defensive line with the signing of Corey Wootton on Thursday. The one-year deal brings the Lions roster to the maximum of 90. Wootton, a fourth-round draft pick by the Bears in 2010 out of Northwestern, is joining his third NFC North team. The defensive end played with the Bears from 2010 to 2013 and spent 2014 with the Vikings. Wootton, 27, played in 15 games last season and had 16 tackles and one sack. In 32 games with the Bears in 2012 and 2013 he had 13 sacks, three forced fumbles and 61 tackles. Ziggy Ansah and Jason Jones are expected to start...
May 13, 2015
Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford welcomes rookies

Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford welcomes rookies

Rookies Laken Tomlinson (left) and Corey Robinson at the Taste of the Lions on Tuesday at Ford Field. DETROIT — It’s a good week for the Detroit Lions rookies who get their first chance to meet and work with the veterans. Matthew Stafford at the Taste of the Lions at Ford Field. “It’s been great. They bring a bit of excitement into the building,’’ Matthew Stafford said at the Taste of the Lions on Tuesday. “You have new teammates, young guys who are here to prove themselves. We have some great guys, they are quiet which is great, ready to come in and learn. Each...
May 13, 2015
Join chat on Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

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

Coach Jim Caldwell at Taste of the Lions on Tuesday night. Join me at 3 p.m. on Thursday for the weekly chat on the Detroit Lions. The rookie minicamp is complete and this week the young guys have joined the veterans for workouts. Coach Jim Caldwell found some rookie tryouts that he liked during the camp too. Bring your questions or just read along. It's always fun — Paula Pasche
May 8, 2015
Quick impressions from Detroit Lions rookie minicamp

Quick impressions from Detroit Lions rookie minicamp

Lions rookie running backs at camp on Friday. ALLEN PARK — While it’s too early to make any kind of judgments, here are a few quick impressions from the first day of Detroit Lions rookie minicamp on Friday. (It was open to the media for about 20 minutes.) First-round pick guard Laken Tomlinson finished every drill, kept going and going almost running into this reporter. (See video). Looks solid, but not that much bigger than the other offensive linemen. It’s really odd seeing someone new wearing No. 90. Defensive tackle Gabe Wright wore 90 in college at Rutgers and asked to...
May 8, 2015
Detroit Lions sign 5 draft picks, a dozen underrated free agents

Detroit Lions sign 5 draft picks, a dozen underrated free agents

This weekend is the first chance the Lions coaches have to work with their seven draft picks and free agents during the three-day rookie minicamp. The action starts today (Friday). Five of the seven Detroit Lions draft picks have been signed. The Lions announced they have reached deals with cornerback Alex Carter, defensive tackle Gabe Wright, fullback Mike Burton, cornerback Quandre Diggs and offensive tackle Corey Robinson. That leaves just first-round pick Laken Tomlinson and second-round pick Ameer Abdullah left to be signed. They can participate in rookie camp without signed...