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SideLion Report

Detroit Lions: Who will step up at defensive tackle?

Missing a five-time Pro Bowler from the interior of their defensive line this season, who will step in his place for the Detroit Lions? Last season, the Detroit Lions struggled to defend against the run after losing All-Pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to a season-ending bicep injury in Week Five. Through their first five games […] Detroit Lions: Who will step up at defensive tackle? - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Chicago Tribune

Former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer arrested on domestic violence charge

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrested former NFL quarterback Erik Kramer on suspicion of felony corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant at his Agoura Hills home Wednesday, according to department records. Kramer, an Encino native who played for the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Chicago...

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions: Linebacker depth takes step back

Circumstances outside the position have the Detroit Lions looking thin at linebacker. A late free agent signing seems logically. Nick Bellore was listed as a linebacker but also saw work as a fullback to kickoff the 2018 offseason. He made the permanent move to offense once an injury to rookie fullback Nick Bawden occurred. This […] Detroit Lions: Linebacker depth takes step back - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Baltimore Sun

Cornerback Jimmy Smith returns to the practice field for the Ravens

The Ravens’ top cornerback, Jimmy Smith, who tore his Achilles’ tendon on Dec. 3, returned to the team’s practice field during Wednesday morning’s mandatory minicamp. He suffered the injury in a game against the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium. It was announced a day after the injury that he...

Pride Of Detroit

Open thread: Who will win the Lions’ backup quarterback job?

Jake Rudock or Matt Cassel: Who wins? The Detroit Lions just wrapped up minicamp this week, and it was the local media’s best opportunity to get a long look at the team before training camp rolls around in a month or so. Detroit held three practices this week, all of which were open to the media in their entirety. We learned a lot about where the team stands right now, and one of the most interesting camp battles that will be heating up is at the backup quarterback position. It may not be the most important position on the team, but all it takes is one injury and then it suddenly is the...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions P Sam Martin is healthy and 'crushing the ball'

Sam Martin missed 6 games with a foot injury last year and netted a career-worst 37.6 yards per punt        

Detroit Free Press

Lions' Bawden out with ACL, but Patricia mum on injuries

First-year Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia has his version of "check the report" when it comes to injuries.        

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions headlines: Draft pick injured, Teasing Tabor

The Detroit Lions have apparently lost one of their draft picks to a season-ending injury. That news and more in today’s headlines! Injuries are simply a part of life in the NFL. But you never want to see a rookie sidelined prior to having a real chance to prove themselves. Unfortunately, that appears to be […] Detroit Lions headlines: Draft pick injured, Teasing Tabor - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Pride Of Detroit

Detroit Lions minicamp: Day 2 observation roundup

A look at the most interesting storylines from Day of Detroit Lions minicamp. Day 2 of Detroit Lions minicamp had its ups and downs. The Lions may have already lost one of their draft picks for the season, as fullback Nick Bawden appears to have suffered a serious leg injury that the team is fearing could be a torn ACL (head coach Matt Patricia would not confirm nor deny this report on Thursday). But on the other end of the spectrum, Teez Tabor appears to really be taking the Year 1-to-Year 2 jump seriously. But there was a lot of other interesting details from Wednesday’s practice. Here...

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions minicamp observations: Mike Singletary makes Day 3 visit

Mike Singletary stopped by Detroit Lions minicamp on Thursday and was pleased with all the half-gassers he saw. Jamal Agnew also left with an injury.        

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions minicamp Day 2 observations: Matt Patricia wants perfection

Detroit Lions held their second day of mincamp on Wednesday. A rookie fullback suffered a right leg injury and the offense had to run.        

Detroit Sports Nation

Rookie fullback Nick Bawden leaves Lions minicamp with apparent knee injury - MLive

Detroit Lions minicamp took a scary turn Wednesday afternoon when rookie fullback Nick Bawden collapsed to the ground clutching his right knee. ALLEN PARK -- Detroit Lions minica...


Rookie fullback Nick Bawden suffers apparent knee injury at Lions minicamp

Detroit Lions minicamp took a scary turn Wednesday afternoon when rookie fullback Nick Bawden collapsed to the ground clutching his right knee.

Turf Show Times

Suh lands at No. 36 on PFF’s Top 50

The No. 2 overall pick from the 2010 NFL Draft is set to stop, drop, shut ‘em down, and open up shop for the team that picked No. 1 overall that year. The St. Louis Rams selected Sam Bradford No. 1 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. But Ndamukong Suh - drafted second by the Detroit Lions - was a selection the Rams (had to have) seriously considered. Fast forward nine seasons, and here we are — with Suh set to line up along the Rams’ defensive front. Unlike Bradford, Suh hasn’t sustained a slew of season-ending injuries, and is still viewed as one of the most dominant players at his...


Patriots notebook: Julian Edelman back and taking things nice and easy

FOXBORO ­— Julian Edelman claims he’s getting better each day. Coming back from knee surgery is a process, and right now he’s doing just fine.The Patriots receiver, who tore the ACL in his right knee during a preseason game against the Lions last August, has been a limited participant during offseason workouts and once again during yesterday’s first day of minicamp.Edelman’s not complaining. Slow and steady is just fine.“It’s been good. Any time you get to go out and see the fellas, and play with them, and talk with them, and be in the huddle, and look at guys, and participate...

Pride Of Detroit

Nick Bellore officially listed as a fullback on Detroit Lions roster

Fullback Watch 2018 is officially on! Ever since joining the NFL as an undrafted rookie in 2011, Nick Bellore has thought of himself as a linebacker. Though he mostly contributed on special teams for the next six seasons, he was still considered to be a backup or rotational linebacker during his stints with the Jets and 49ers. However, that’s all changing now that he’s a Detroit Lion. Last year, Bellore joined the Lions to fill out some linebacker depth. He even got a fair share of playing time when the injury bug hit the linebacking corps. But as the season wore on, the Lions started...

Daily Norseman

Dalvin Cook is officially back on the field

This is not a drill! (But it is just OTAs.) It’s been eight months since Dalvin Cook tore his ACL in a Minnesota Vikings’ loss to the Detroit Lions. On Tuesday at the new Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center, he took a big step in his comeback. According to Courtney Cronin of ESPN (among other sources), Cook officially participated in 11-on-11 drills today at the team’s OTAs in Eagan. This marks the first real, live football action that Cook has seen since his injury. Prior to today, Cook had been limited to individual work and rehabilitation drills, but was cleared to join the...

Detroit Sports Nation

Calvin Johnson says there’s no chance of a comeback, thanks to his ankle injuries - ProFootballTalk

Last season reports surfaced that teams were interested in bringing former Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson out of retirement. Megatron says that will not happen. Johnson told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that he wouldn’t be able to p...

Pride Of Detroit

Lions notes: Sam Martin is reportedly crushing it at OTAs

Don’t worry, Sam Martin is himself again. Ever since suffering an off-field injury last offseason, Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin hasn’t been the same. He had a very disappointing 2017 season, but according to Lions special teams coordinator Joe Marciano, he’s finally looking like his old self. “He’s crushing the ball,” Marciano told MLive.com. ”He’s hitting five-ohs out of the wazoo.” Speaking of special teams, Marciano pulled no punches this week when talking about the team’s kickoff return game last year, which ranked last in the league in yards per return:...

SideLion Report

Detroit Lions: Kerryon Johnson’s troubling injury history

Although Detroit Lions’ rookie Kerryon Johnson represents the future at running back in the Motor City, his troubling injury history is a real cause for concern. When it comes to all sports, the best predictor of future injuries is the past. And if that’s the case for Detroit Lions‘ 2018 second round pick Kerryon Johnson, […] Detroit Lions: Kerryon Johnson’s troubling injury history - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Pride Of Detroit

Notes: Is Kerry Hyder is the Lions’ ‘best-kept secret’?

He’s coming back from an injury, but could Kerry Hyder be the Lions’ secret weapon in 2018? Kerry Hyder is still recovering from his torn Achilles suffered last August, but Bleacher Report’s Justis Mosqueda thinks he may be the Detroit Lions’ “best-kept secret.” Mosqueda listed the unheralded influencers for each NFL team. Here’s why he chose Hyder: Kerry Hyder missed the 2017 regular season after sustaining a season-ending injury in the preseason, but his 2016 regular-season effort should not be forgotten. He led the Detroit Lions in sacks with eight and in tackles at or...