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Oct 22, 2014

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

Join me at 3 p.m. on Thursday for my weekly live chat to discuss the Detroit Lions (5-2) who play the Atlanta Falcons (2-5) at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday. Bring your questions and I'll do my best to answer each one. It's always fun.
Oct 21, 2014
Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson has started to run

Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson has started to run

Calvin Johnson is running again, but still no guarantees that he’ll be ready to play on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons in London. The Detroit Lions wide receiver was interviewed Tuesday morning on the NFL Network by Steve Wyche and Jordan Babineaux. “I’ll tell you this much, I’m getting better and better on a daily basis,’’ Johnson said in the interview. “So we’re just going to keep on. I’m going on that track; I’m working with the training staff a ton. We’re getting a lot of good work in and going in the right direction.” Johnson has missed the last two...
Oct 20, 2014
Detroit Lions sign TE Kellen Davis

Detroit Lions sign TE Kellen Davis

ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Kellen Davis, who played at Michigan State. He worked out for the Lions last week. The Lions are incredibly thin at tight end. They leave for London tonight to play the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Joe Fauria (ankle) and Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not play on Sunday. It’s unclear if either will be ready to play in London. Fauria has missed four games with an ankle sprain. It was the first game out for Ebron who injured his hamstring Wednesday in practice. Brandon Pettigrew played the entire game against the Saints, but was on the...
Oct 19, 2014
Detroit Lions — Five standouts in win over New Orleans Saints

Detroit Lions — Five standouts in win over New Orleans Saints

It was definitely a team win for the Detroit Lions who beat the New Orleans Saints 24-23 on Sunday at Ford Field. Here are five Lions who stood out: 1. Golden Tate had career highs with 10 catches and 154 receiving yards. His 73-yard touchdown is his second longest in his career. That touchdown was the catalyst that gave the Lions a chance to win late in the game. PHOTOS FROM WIN OVER SAINTS 2. Corey Fuller’s first-ever touchdown catch was the game winner. He said he had the easy part, but that took some work to get both feet down. He had just three catches but all were...
Oct 19, 2014
Detroit Lions — Calvin Johnson, Eric Ebron out; Saints' Jimmy Graham active

Detroit Lions — Calvin Johnson, Eric Ebron out; Saints' Jimmy Graham active

DETROIT — Calvin Johnson will not play today against the Saints. The Detroit Lions wide receiver had been listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. This is the second straight game Johnson has missed with an ankle sprain. The Lions’ offense will also be without tight end Eric Ebron who tweaked a hamstring in Wednesday’s practice and didn’t practice on Thursday and Friday. He was doubtful for the game. Tight end Jordan Thompson was signed from the practice squad to fill in at tight end where Joe Fauria (ankle) remains out. Brandon Pettigrew said Thompson, who will be...
Oct 17, 2014
Detroit Lions — Calvin Johnson not ruled out for Sunday

Detroit Lions — Calvin Johnson not ruled out for Sunday

ALLEN PARK — Calvin Johnson has not officially been shut down for  Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints. The Detroit Lions wide receiver missed last Sunday’s game at the Vikings with a sprained ankle. “You know I’ve been surprised before, he’s an unusual guy. Just talking to him yesterday after practice he’s feeling good and coming along. Miracles have happened,’’ coach Jim Caldwell said. “It would be fairly close (to a miracle) in some cases, but in this particular case, he’s a different guy. These guys have an unbelievable tolerance for pain, their...
Oct 16, 2014
Detroit Lions — Eric Ebron does not practice, leaving one healthy tight end

Detroit Lions — Eric Ebron does not practice, leaving one healthy tight end

ALLEN PARK — It could be interesting at tight end for the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Rookie Eric Ebron did not practice on Thursday. He had worked full-tilt on Wednesday. He tweaked his hamstring on Wednesday per a report on Rotoworld.com. With Joe Fauria out with an ankle injury, that left Brandon Pettigrew as the only healthy tight end. Tight end Jordan Thompson is on the practice squad and could be moved up. Calvin Johnson (ankle) also did not practice which was not a surprise. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah (toe) who was out on Wednesday, returned to practice today along with wide...
Oct 15, 2014
Detroit Lions — Reggie Bush back at work, still no Calvin Johnson

Detroit Lions — Reggie Bush back at work, still no Calvin Johnson

ALLEN PARK — Reggie Bush returned to Detroit Lions practice today (Wednesday) after sitting out Sunday’s game win an ankle injury. Bush participated in the individual drills that were open to the media. However, Calvin Johnson remained out which was not a surprise. Johnson said earlier in the day he still had some pain and was unsure if he would be ready to play this Sunday against the Saints. CALVIN JOHNSON VIDEO Ziggy Ansah, who was named NFC defensive player of the week, was out with what is believed to be a toe injury. Wide receiver Jeremy Ross was out along with Theo...
Oct 15, 2014
Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson wants a shot at defensive end

Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson wants a shot at defensive end

ALLEN PARK — Calvin Johnson enjoys watching the Lions' top-ranked defense so much he wants to get in on the fun. “Awesome, I want to get out there and play some D and see if I can get a sack,’’ Johnson said. “I told Ziggy (Ansah) when his toe was hurting last week, ‘You get out here, I’ll take a couple reps for you.’’’ In the past, Johnson has lined up occasionally at safety during Hail Mary plays, but he has not so far this season. Coach Jim Caldwell said there are a number of defensive positions that Johnson could play. Before he can play defense or...
Oct 15, 2014
Detroit Lions Ziggy Ansah named NFC defensive player of the week

Detroit Lions Ziggy Ansah named NFC defensive player of the week

ALLEN PARK — Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah has been named the NFC defensive player of the week. Ansah 2.5 sacks,  a forced fumble and five tackles including three for a loss in the 17-3 win over the Vikings on Sunday even though he was just on the field for 49 percent of the defensive snaps. The defense combined for eight sacks of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.  The Lions maintain the NFL’s top rated defense allowing 270.2 yards and 13.7 points per game. Ansah is the second Detroit defensive player to be honored in the first six games. Linebacker DeAndre Levy...
Oct 15, 2014

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

Join us for a live chat at 3 p.m. Thursday to discuss the Detroit Lions (4-2) as they prepare to play the New Orleans Saints (2-3) on Sunday at Ford Field. Joe Lombardi, the Lions offensive coordinator, spent the last seven seasons with the Saints which adds a twist to this game. Bring your questions or just read along.
Oct 13, 2014
Detroit Lions — Jim Caldwell on Calvin Johnson, Ryan Broyles and more

Detroit Lions — Jim Caldwell on Calvin Johnson, Ryan Broyles and more

ALLEN PARK — Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and Theo Riddick are “coming along” and “improving rapidly” according to coach Jim Caldwell in his Monday press conference.  Johnson and Bush, who both have ankle injuries, did not play in the 17-3 win over the Vikings on Sunday. Riddick couldn’t finish the game with a hamstring injury. Also from Caldwell’s press conference: — He had not seen Ryan Broyles tweet after the game which made it seem he was frustrated with his lack of playing time. He was on field for two offensive snaps and was not targeted. Caldwell said he has an...
Oct 12, 2014
Detroit Lions — Five standouts from win over Vikings

Detroit Lions — Five standouts from win over Vikings

It was a must-win type of game for the Lions and they did it with a gritty, tough performance in the 17-3 win over the Vikings on Sunday in Minneapolis. PHOTOS OF THE LIONS WIN SUNDAY Detroit boosted its record to 4-2, 2-0 in the NFC North. Here are five of the standouts: 1. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah was dominant with five tackles, 2.5 sacks, three quarterback hits and a forced fumble. This was Ansah’s best game of the season and quite possibly his career. 2.  Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s pair of sacks made him the Lions’ leader in career sacks by a defensive tackle...
Oct 12, 2014
Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush out vs. Vikings

Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush out vs. Vikings

As expected, Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush will not play today against the Vikings in Minnesota.  The Lions wide receiver has been struggling with an ankle injury for two weeks. It was aggravated last Sunday in the loss to the Buffalo Bills. Can the Lions win without Megatron? Well, he had just three catches for 19 yards in the last two games and the Lions were 1-1. Expect to see Jeremy Ross, Corey Fuller and possibly Ryan Broyles more involved in the passing game. Bush injured his ankle last Sunday and was not able to finish the game. He was hoping to play today...
Oct 12, 2014
Detroit Lions — Five to watch vs. Vikings

Detroit Lions — Five to watch vs. Vikings

Five Lions to watch today as they face the Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.  1. Right tackle LaAdrian Waddle had a rough game last week in his first game back since he injured his calf in the season opener. 2. Running back Joique Bell, who missed last week with a concussion, will return with fresh legs. If Reggie Bush doesn’t play (he’s questionable) Bell will carry much of the load getting some help from George Winn and Theo Riddick. 3. Wide receiver Corey Fuller could be the one to stretch the field with Calvin Johnson (he’s doubtful) expected to be out. Fuller...