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Apr 23, 2015
Mike Mayock: Possibility Detroit Lions draft Melvin Gordon or Todd Gurley

Mike Mayock: Possibility Detroit Lions draft Melvin Gordon or Todd Gurley

No running back has been drafted in the first round since 2012. Could the Lions go that direction in the NFL draft that starts next Thursday? NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock sees it as a possibility. He loves running backs Melvin Gordon (Wisconsin) and Todd Gurley (Georgia) who are expected to be first-round picks. There’s a good chance that neither one will be available at 23. (Photo of Gordon at NFL Combine.) “I’ve got running back as a significant need (for the Lions),’’ Mayock said during a conference call on Thursday. “They’re game-changers. You have to balance...
Apr 22, 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 for a live chat discussing the Detroit Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Among other things, we will discuss the NFL draft which is just one week away. A year ago tight end Eric Ebron was the Lions first-round pick. Who will it be next week when they have the 23rd overall pick? The three-day draft starts at 8 p.m. on April 30. Join us Thursday and let us know what you think — Paula Pasche
Apr 22, 2015
Detroit Lions: Glover Quin sees hot start to 2015 season

Detroit Lions: Glover Quin sees hot start to 2015 season

When Glover Quin was asked about the Lions  2015 schedule which was released Tuesday night, the first thing he said was that he was not going to go game by game through the 16-game schedule for the media. Fine. Then without much prompting — the safety loves to talk — he went through the first half of the schedule. Quin sees the Lions at 7-1 heading into the bye week. That’s almost hard to believe because the schedule is not easy, but Quin has his reasons and he explained them in full detail. “When I go through the schedule I say, ‘OK I try to be as realistic about the...
Apr 21, 2015
Detroit Lions face another tough schedule, especially on the road

Detroit Lions face another tough schedule, especially on the road

So what does the 2015 schedule mean for the Detroit Lions? A trip to the playoffs for the third time in five seasons? Or not. One thing for certain, they need to be road warriors. The Lions will open the 2015 season with three of their first four games on the road — at San Diego, at Minnesota and at Seattle. That’s a handful. Seattle has that 12th Man thing going boasting the loudest stadium in the NFL. Imagine the fans will be extra full of good cheer for a Monday night. Plus the Seahawks are coming off a Super Bowl loss and a 12-4 season. Then the Lions wrap up the season with...
Apr 21, 2015

2015 Detroit Lions schedule released

Detroit Lions 2015 schedule (All games at 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted) Sept. 13 — At San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Sept. 20 — At Minnesota Vikings Sept. 27 — Denver Broncos, (Sunday, 8:30 p.m.) Oct. 5 — At Seattle Seahawks (Monday, 8:30 p.m.) Oct. 11 — Arizona Cardinals Oct. 18 — Chicago Bears Oct. 25 — MInnesota Vikings Nov. 1 — At Kansas City Chiefs (London’s Wembley Stadium, 9:30 a.m. ET) Nov. 8 — Bye week Nov. 15 — At Green Bay Packers Nov. 22 — Oakland Raiders Nov. 26 — Philadelphia Eagles (Thanksgiving, 12:30 p.m.) Dec. 3 — Green Bay Packers...
Apr 21, 2015
Detroit Lions release Rodney Austin following arrest

Detroit Lions release Rodney Austin following arrest

Offensive lineman Rodney Austin has been released by the Detroit Lions following an arrest last week, according to the team web site. Austin was arrested on Friday by the Mecklenburg Police in North Carolina. He was  charged with assault on a female, interfering with emergency communication, assault of a child under 12 and misdemeanor larceny. All are misdemeanor charges. Coach Jim Caldwell has often warned players about the high cost of low living. Austin was one of the Lions’ few options at left guard. There has been talk of re-signing Rob Sims who has started every game at...
Apr 20, 2015
Detroit Lions: Five things you should know about this week

Detroit Lions: Five things you should know about this week

Not that there’s much dead time in the NFL, but Monday marks the start of an intense stretch. Here are five things you should know: Offseason workouts started today (Monday) for the Lions and the 24 other NFL teams that have returning head coaches. James Ihedigbo was the only missing player for the Lions, according to the team web site. These workouts are voluntary, but attendance is expected. The NFL monitors teams to make sure they are not breaking the rules. The NFL schedule is set to be released this week, possibly on Tuesday or Wednesday night on the NFL Network. We know...
Apr 19, 2015
Detroit Lions begin offseason workouts on Monday

Detroit Lions begin offseason workouts on Monday

Monday is the first day of the Detroit Lions’  offseason program which will end in mid-June with a mandatory minicamp. It will be the first time that new acquisitions like Haloti Ngata and Tyrunn Walker can work out with their Lions' teammates. Following the stipulations of the collective bargaining agreement, the NFL offseason plan begins slowly. Starting on Monday and during the first two weeks they are allowed strength, condition and rehab work only. Strength and conditioning coaches are allowed to work with the players but no other members of the coaching staff are allowed....
Apr 16, 2015
Detroit Lions Jason Jones heads to NFL boot camp at Michigan

Detroit Lions Jason Jones heads to NFL boot camp at Michigan

Lions defensive end Jason Jones will be one of 22 former or current NFL players to participate in a four-day NFL boot camp on franchising. It starts Friday at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business which is named for Stephen Ross, the owner of the Miami Dolphins. “We want to help our players to be successful on and off the field,” said Charles Way, vice president of NFL player engagement. “Offering this boot camp and putting our players and their significant others in front of some the most successful people in our NFL family and in the corporate world will hopefully...
Apr 15, 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 for a chat at 3 p.m. on Thursday to discuss the Detroit Lions. With the draft only two weeks away, it's a great time of year for speculation. Also the players will return to work on Monday for offseason workouts. Bring all of your questions or just read along. It's always an interesting discussion.  — Paula Pasche
Apr 9, 2015
Detroit Lions announce preseason schedule

Detroit Lions announce preseason schedule

The Lions have announced their preseason opponents and the basic schedule. The exact dates and times will come at a later date. The will open in the first week (Aug. 13-17) at Ford Field hosting the New York Jets for the second time in three years. Detroit and New York have met only five times in the preseason, and Detroit holds the edge in the preseason series, 3-2-0. In Week 2 (Aug. 20-24) they will play the Redskins at Washington. The teams last met in the preseason in 1996, with Detroit claiming victory, 34-25.   In Week 3 on Aug. 28, the Lions will play the Jaguars at...
Apr 9, 2015
If Detroit Lions don't match George Johnson offer, here's how they stand at DE

If Detroit Lions don't match George Johnson offer, here's how they stand at DE

The Lions have until Monday to match the offer that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers made to defensive end George Johnson which was for $9 million for three years. There’s a good chance the Lions won’t bring him back. If they were serious about bringing him back in the first place they would have given him a second-round tender for $2.53 million per year. Johnson, who is 27, came in last season to add depth but was a good surprise from the get-go. He had six sacks in 16 games. He got many of the snaps that were expected to go to Devin Taylor. The offer the Bucs made to Johnson is the...
Apr 8, 2015
Join live chat on the Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join live chat on the Lions at 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join me at 3 p.m. on Thursday for a discussion of the Detroit Lions. The NFL draft is just three weeks away. The Lions have the 23rd overall pick and five other picks in the draft. It's always a lively discussion with much speculation on just which prospects might best fit the Lions. Also, any other offseason topics are fair game. Join us, let us know what you are thinking. — Paula Pasche
Apr 3, 2015
Five reasons Detroit Lions won't collapse like they did in 2012

Five reasons Detroit Lions won't collapse like they did in 2012

It was all good in 2011 when the Lions went to the playoffs for the first time in a dozen years. Then in 2012 they took a dive, finishing 4-12. Lions fans have good memories. They have not forgotten the miserable 2012 season. So once again the Lions are coming off a trip to the playoffs in the 2014 season and skittish fans don’t want to see another slide. Here are five reasons these Lions won’t have the same backslide that they did in 2012: 1. The coaching staff has changed. Team president Tom Lewand was asked this question at a season ticket holders’ event this week. His...
Apr 3, 2015
Report: Detroit Lions add LB Brandon Copeland

Report: Detroit Lions add LB Brandon Copeland

Linebacker Brandon Copeland, one of the top performers at the NFL Veterans Combine last month, has signed with the Detroit Lions according to the Baltimore Sun. While Stephen Tulloch will start in the middle and DeAndre Levy on the outside, it's possible Copeland could compete with Tahir Whitehead and Kyle Van Noy to start at the other outside spot. Copeland, who is 6-foot-3 and 260 pounds, was undrafted out of Penn in 2013 and signed with the Ravens. He spent time with the Tennessee Titans in 2013 and 2014.  The Sun reported that Copeland ran a 4.52 40 at the veterans’ combine...