Lions Rumors & News

  • C.J. Mosley eligible to return against Dolphins, but might not play

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions suspended C.J. Mosley two weeks for violating an unspecified team rule. They sent him the defensive tackle home early from London and released a statement Saturday afternoon, announcing the punishment. But the definition of two weeks remained somewhat unclear. Did it mean two..." October 29

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    Tori Petry @sportstori

    Calvin Johnson said tonight at the Courage House dinner he's being honored at that he "definitely expects to play" against the Dolphins.

  • Nick Fairley hurts knee, won't return "The Detroit Lions are down another defensive tackle. Starter Nick Fairley has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a knee injury. He hurt the knee in the second quarter and had to be helped off the field by trainers and a teammate. He could barely walk on the leg..." October 26

  • Reggie Bush among other inactives for early Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Week Eight gets rolling earlier than any NFL Sunday ever has started, with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff from London. Fourteen players from the two franchises involved — the Lions and Falcons — won’t be suiting up for the game. In addition to receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), here’s the rest of the..." October 26

  • C.J. Mosley sent home from London "On the eve of their game against the Atlanta Falcons in Wembley Stadium, the Detroit Lions have suspended defensive tackle C.J. Mosley and sent him home from England. The Lions announced Saturday that they have suspended Mosley for two weeks for an unspecified violation of team rules and..." October 26

  • Lions shorthanded at tight end, but it may not change offense much

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have five tight ends on their roster, but they could very well have just two available for Sunday’s game against the Falcons in London. Two Lions tight ends — Joseph Fauria and Eric Ebron — have been ruled out for Sunday. Another tight end, Brandon Pettigrew, is doubtful because of a..." October 25

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    I've been told Jim Caldwell looking big picture and with bye next that Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush not likely to play for #Lions in London

  • Nick Fairley wants to sign long-term deal with Detroit Lions, not thinking about free agency

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions took a gamble when they declined to pick up Nick Fairley's modestly priced option for 2015. And that gamble appears to have paid off, at least for a year. Fairley hired a personal chef, dropped more than 20 pounds and is playing some of the best and most consistent football..." October 25

  • Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle practices "Detroit Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle said he did not realize he had suffered a concussion late in Sunday's victory against New Orleans until after the game. Waddle, who missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, returned to practice Friday for the first time since suffering the..." October 24

  • Reggie Bush remains out, Calvin Johnson remains in at Lions practice

    Pro Football Talk "When the week started, Lions running back Reggie Bush was certain that he’d play against the Falcons on Sunday despite leaving last week’s game because of an ankle injury. That prediction is now looking overly optimistic. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Bush is not..." October 24

  • London trip gives Lions' Ansah chance to see sister again

    Detroit Free Press "They talk on Skype and message on Facebook, but it had been six long years since Ziggy Ansah saw his sister, Elizabeth Giddings. So a few hours after he arrived in England, Ansah hopped in a cab and rode to the north side of London, where he showed up unannounced on his older sibling's..." October 24

  • ESPN writer: Lions should trade Ndamukong Suh to Bengals

    Detroit Free Press "Ndamukong Suh probably doesn't read websites. But if he did, namely, the star Detroit Lions defensive lineman might have come across a "What if" trade proposal, an "albeit unlikely" trade proposal, a "hypothetical" deal we feel compelled to pass along. It comes courtesy of..." October 23

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson tests out ankle in practice

    Detroit News "Despite sitting during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson did participate on a limited basis, testing out a high-ankle sprain that's held him out of practice and games the past two weeks. In addition to Johnson's return, right tackle LaAdrian..." October 23

  • Lions’ LaAdrian Waddle returned to game after concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle returned to the field for Detroit’s final kneeldown on Sunday against the Saints despite suffering a concussion on his previous play, an extra point that gave the Lions their game-winning point in a 24-23 win. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports..." October 23

  • Lions send William Powell home from London

    Detroit Free Press "William Powell's trip to England was short and not so sweet. Powell, a practice-squad running back, was waived by the Detroit Lions this morning, one day after he traveled to London with the team for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium (9:30 a.m., Fox). It's not..." October 22

  • No Wednesday practice for Calvin Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has made the business trip to London. But Lions fans will derive no pleasure from the news that Johnson still isn’t practicing. According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, Johnson has missed yet another practice with a sprained ankle that was..." October 22

  • Lions interested in rugby star Jarryd Hayne?

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Caldwell didn't exactly shoot it down when asked Monday if the Detroit Lions are one of the teams reportedly interested in Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne. "I can't tell you much about that," Caldwell said at his weekly news conference. "I mean, I know who he is, obviously, but I don't..." October 21

  • Golden Tate denies being punched by Percy Harvin

    SB Nation "Golden Tate did his best to deflect questions about his rumored altercation with former teammate Percy Harvin in the wake of the Detroit Lions' win on Sunday. Eventually he was forced to address it. "I didn't get punched in the face. That's all a lie," he told Jeff Riger of CBS..." October 20

  • Calvin Johnson will travel to London, playing status uncertain

    SB Nation "Calvin Johnson will be crossing the pond with his team this week. Whether he'll be doing anything more than sightseeing has yet to be determined. Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the star wide receiver will "absolutely" travel to London with the team to take on the Atlanta Falcons,..." October 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights:

  • Calvin Johnson inactive vs. Saints

    Pro Football Talk "Calvin Johnson will get another week to rest his ankle injury. Johnson, the Lions’ perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver, is inactive for Sunday’s game vs. New Orleans, Tim Twentyman of reported this morning." October 19

  • Lions' Teryl Austin turning talent into top-ranked defense

    Detroit Free Press "When Teryl Austin was asked about the play of his No. 1-ranked defense earlier this month, the Detroit Lions' first-year defensive coordinator attributed it to one thing. "Good players," he said. But six weeks into the season, with the Lions still playing at an elite level defensively and..." October 19

  • Lions sign TE Jordan Thompson from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "With two of their top three tight ends hurting, the Lions dipped into their practice squad for help. The club promoted first-year tight end Jordan Thompson to the roster on Saturday, the team’s website reported. In a corresponding roster move, the Lions placed backup middle linebacker Travis..." October 18

  • Calvin Johnson availability in doubt "Calvin Johnson didn't practice for a sixth straight day Friday, and while Jim Caldwell wouldn't say Johnson would need a miracle to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions coach didn't make it sound like his star receiver was going to play. "I've been surprised before..." October 18

  • Saints, Lions will look to overcome hampered superstars Jimmy Graham, Calvin Johnson on Sunday

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Take away tight end Jimmy Graham and you remove the New Orleans Saints' most prolific and reliable offensive weapon and Drew Brees' safety blanket. Take away wide receiver Calvin Johnson and you remove the Detroit Lions' most explosive player since Barry Sanders and Matthew Stafford's saving..." October 18

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Caldwell on if Calvin will play: Miracles can happen

  • Report: Jordan Lynch works out for the Lions

    CSN Chicago "When the Bears cut ex-Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch back in August it seemed that he would be an ideal candidate to stash on the practice squad. As a former quarterback making the transition to running back, it came as no surprise that Lynch failed to land on Chicago's 53-man..." October 16

  • Calvin Johnson says ankle still a problem, could miss Saints game

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson said Wednesday that he's still bothered by an injured ankle and that he might miss Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. "It's a bigger picture," Johnson said, according to the Detroit Free Press. "You want to be smart about it because if you..." October 15

  • Jim Caldwell: “We all feel good” about Matt Prater

    Detroit Free Press "Matt Prater was a Pro Bowler last year, but even he can't solve all the Detroit Lions' problems at kicker. Prater missed field-goal attempts from 44 and 50 yards Sunday, but coach Jim Caldwell said he's not concerned about his third kicker of the season after Sunday's 17-3 win over the..." October 13

  • Detroit Lions' Calvin Johnson could sit out through bye

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell did not close the door today on resting receiver Calvin Johnson the next two games and through the team's bye, in order to give his high ankle sprain four weeks of rest. "The fact of the matter is I leave it up to the doctors," Caldwell said. "Those are the..." October 13

  • Reggie Bush to return for reunion with Saints

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions didn’t need receiver Calvin Johnson or running back Reggie Bush to beat the Vikings in Minnesota. The Lions may not need either of them to beat the Saints in Detroit. But they’ll definitely have one of them. Bush said Sunday he’ll definitely return for the Week Seven reunion with..." October 13

  • Detroit Lions offensive line goes back to basics to get run game back on track

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions had been one of the worst rushing teams in the NFL through the first five weeks of the season, and although the final line from the team's 17-3 win over the Minnesota Vikings isn't reflective of significant improvement, there were some noticeable strides made with the team's..." October 13

  • Lions serve as sack masters in road victory over Vikes

    Detroit News "Relentless was the word of the day in the basement of TCF Bank Stadium after the Lions beat the Vikings 17-3. The Lions' defense had eight sacks, the most since Nov. 23, 1996. The NFL's No. 1 ranked defense sacked Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater four times in the first half and then four..." October 13

  • Reggie Bush says he'll play vs. Saints "Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush did not play against Minnesota on Sunday, but he already has plans on returning to the lineup against his old team, New Orleans, next Sunday. "Next week, for sure," Bush said as he left the locker room at TCF Bank Stadium. Bush missed his first game of..." October 12

  • Lions’ kicking woes continue as Matt Prater misses two

    Pro Football Talk "The third time was not a charm in the Lions’ quest to find a kicker. Matt Prater, the Pro Bowl kicker signed by the Lions this week, has missed two field goals already today at Minnesota. Prater is the Lions’ third kicker of the season; they previously cut Nate Freese and Alex Henery. When..." October 12

  • Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush officially out Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions officially won’t have wide receiver Calvin Johnson and tailback Reggie Bush in the lineup Sunday at Minnesota. Johnson and Bush are among the club’ inactives, Tim Twentyman of reported this morning. Both have ankle injuries." October 12

  • Even when backfield gets back to full strength, Detroit Lions plan to find carries for George Winn

    Michigan Live "Running back Joique Bell hinted at it earlier in the week and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi confirmed it on Thursday -- rookie tailback George Winn isn't going to fade away once the Detroit Lions backfield gets healthy. Winn, elevated off the practice squad last week, made his professional..." October 12

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Lions do not plan on having RB Reggie Bush today, per source. Who steps in? Keep an eye on promising RB Theo Riddick. Shifty. They like him

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush miss Lions practice again, doesn't look like either will play Sunday

  • Calvin Johnson worried rivals may target injured ankle

    Detroit News "Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson hasn't ruled out playing Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, but he expressed concern defenses could target his right ankle if he does return before he's healed. Johnson confirmed Wednesday he is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, and even though he's not..." October 09

  • Detroit Lions' Nick Fairley, checking in at 299 pounds, seems to have put weight issues behind him

    Michigan Live "Nick Fairley faced all kinds of questions when he snacked his way past 320 pounds during training camp and lost his spot in the starting lineup. Five weeks into the season, he's being asked something different altogether. Something he's probably never been asked in his adult life. Is he in..." October 09

  • Lions' Matt Prater: I haven't had a drink in 6 weeks

    Detroit Free Press "As Matt Prater made his way through the throng of media surrounding his locker today, the newest Detroit Lion wondered aloud why so many reporters were waiting to talk to a kicker. Prater, a Pro Bowl selection last year, was brought in to save the Lions' struggling kicking game this week, after..." October 09

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Word from the league meetings today was the Lions caught the laser pointer guy from Sunday's game vs Bills and he'll be banned from games.

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Calvin Johnson he hopes to play Sunday, dealing with high ankle sprain. Insists he's not frustrated by recent decoy role.

  • The end could be coming for Calvin Johnson in Detroit

    Pro Football Talk "Ndamukong Suh may not be the only top-two pick who could soon be bidding Detroit farewell. With Suh, the second overall pick in 2010, poised to hit the open market in March, the Lions likewise could decide to tell Calvin Johnson, the second overall pick in 2007, to hit the road at about the..." October 08

  • Lions paid steep price trying to save money on a kicker

    Michigan Live "In fantasy football, everyone knows you don't draft a kicker until the final round. Given the unpredictability of field-goal attempts from week to week, and generally no penalty for missed kicks, there's no reason to deviate from the strategy. But in real life, a kicker is more important. In a..." October 08

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Broncos K Matt Prater is signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, per source.

  • Ndamukong Suh's future in Detroit is blurry

    SB Nation "When Ndamukong Suh said last week that "football is football and business is business," there was no accounting for blurred lines. Yet there are plenty. He has crisscrossed them. And so have the Detroit Lions. Suh burst in with the Lions in 2010 from Nebraska as the draft's No. 2 overall pick...." October 07