Lions Rumors & News

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    The Lions have re-signed Darryl Tapp to a 1-year, $870k deal, $80k signing bonus. MSB deal. h/t @PrideOfDetroit and @seenable

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Lions will not place the franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh

  • Detroit Lions do not franchise Ndamukong Suh

    NFL.com "Ndamukong Suh will hit the open market. The Detroit Lions official team website announced that the Detroit Lions will not place the franchise tag on the defensive tackle. The tag would have cost Detroit $26.8 million because his renegotiated salary in 2014 was $22.4 million (the tag calls..." March 02

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    The Lions want to resign Suh but if he makes the market the Bucs, Jags, Raiders will ALL be hot after him per multiple team sources

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    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    Former Rams DT Kendall Langforf paying free-agent visit to Detroit today.

  • Lions re-sign long-snapper Don Muhlbach

    Detroit Free Press "Don Muhlbach has been a staple of the Detroit Lions' kicking unit for more than a decade now, and that won't change for at least another season. The Lions announced today that they re-signed Muhlbach to a one-year deal. Muhlbach, 33, first signed with the team as a free agent in November of..." March 01

  • Lions sweat out Suh deal as deadline nears

    Detroit News "Ndamukong Suh is posing, or posturing, and you hunt for clues in all the pictures. There he is at a Michigan basketball game, at high school basketball games, standing next to Jim Harbaugh in Schembechler Hall, men of ambition, smiling widely. We know Harbaugh's ambition, to rebuild Michigan..." March 01

  • Should the Detroit Lions use the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh?

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions have until 4 p.m. on Monday to slap the franchise or transition tag on All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. MLive.com reporters Justin Rogers and Kyle Meinke give their thoughts on the critical offseason decision. Justin Rogers' take In 2011, the Lions looked like a team..." March 01

  • Reggie Bush and Wife Lilit Expecting 2nd Child?

    Terez Owens "Even though he was just cut by the Detroit Lions, Reggie Bush may be adding one more to his own roster. Lilit Avagyan and Bush married in 2014 and already have one child, a 2-year-old daughter named Briseis. " March 01

  • Lions' Riddick a breakout candidate after Bush release

    Detroit Free Press "Quarterback Dan Orlovsky made the bold prediction last year that Theo Riddick would catch 50 passes and be a Darren Sproles-like threat in the Detroit Lions' offense. Riddick didn't quite reach those levels in his second NFL season, but Orlovsky might have been a year premature in his..." February 26

  • Will Lions get more out of Van Noy in 2015?

    Detroit Free Press "Kyle Van Noy lost the first half of his rookie season with the Detroit Lions to a sports hernia, and when he finally was able to play midway through the year, he was far enough behind that no one expected him to make much of an impact. Healthy now but still down the depth chart, Van Noy's role..." February 25

  • Lions release RB Reggie Bush in cost-cutting move

    Detroit Free Press "Reggie Bush spent the last few months nursing an ankle injury that limited his role in the Detroit Lions' underachieving offense. He'll spend the next few weeks looking for a new team. The Lions released Bush today in a cost-cutting move that will free up cap room to help the team with its..." February 25

  • Why Lions can't afford to let Ndamukong Suh go, no matter the cost

    CBSSports.com "If Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh hits the free-agent market, he should become the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL, passing Houston's J.J. Watt. Suh isn't as good as Watt. But he's not far behind. Last week, at the NFL's Scouting Combine, I had a debate with a..." February 25

  • Don't be shocked if Lions pick a receiver in first round

    Fox Sports Detroit "The Detroit Lions became the butt of jokes around the NFL when they drafted a receiver in the first round three straight years from 2003-05. It started with taking Michigan State's Charles Rogers No. 2 overall in 2003, then Texas' Roy Williams No. 7 overall in 2004 and finally USC's Mike..." February 24

  • Detroit Lions hold 'extensive' negotiations with Ndamukong Suh's agent at combine

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions used the NFL combine to do more than just scout draft prospects. The front office met with the agents for several of the club's pending free agents, including kicker Matt Prater, defensive tackle Nick Fairley -- and, yes, star tackle Ndamukong Suh. Detroit has made..." February 23

  • Fairley's future on hold while Lions sort out Suh

    Detroit Free Press "Most of their attention has been focused on Ndamukong Suh in recent weeks, but the Detroit Lions have another defensive tackle who could be a hot commodity when free agency opens next month. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Wednesday at the NFL combine that the team has not decided..." February 19

  • Lions' Mayhew noncommittal about Reggie Bush for 2015

    Detroit News "With Reggie Bush turning 30 next month and Joique Bell turning 29 in August, the Lions likely will target a long-term solution at running back in April's draft. General manager Martin Mayhew fielded a question Wednesday about the traits he looks for in a back, and in listing them, he mentioned..." February 19

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M

    Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Golden Tate -- Russell Wilson Shoulda Stopped Wife-Bangin' Rumors ... 'It's a Bunch of Bulls**t'

    TMZ.com "Golden Tate is pissed that Russell Wilson didn't IMMEDIATELY put a stop to the rumors that he banged his former QB's wife -- telling TMZ Sports, "It's sad that he's letting it go on." The ex-Seattle Seahawks WR (who now plays for the Lions) was out in Bev Hills last night with some friends --..." February 19

  • Lions G.M. “very optimistic” Ndamukong Suh deal is close

    Pro Football Talk "Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew wasn’t able to step to the podium today and deliver news of a done deal (as Arizona’s Steve Keim was able to with Larry Fitzgerald), but he did offer a bit of somewhat surprising news Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Mayhew sounded more than a little..." February 18

  • Expect Suh talk to ramp up (legally or not) at combine

    Detroit Free Press "They happen in fancy restaurants across downtown Indianapolis and in corner tables at hotel bars, and this week they're bound to involve Ndamukong Suh. Along with a chance for teams across the league to get heights, weights and physicals on all of the year's top draft prospects, this week's NFL..." February 18

  • Defensive tackle offers Lions lots of options in draft

    Detroit News "The Lions likely won't reveal the position they'll select in the first round of April's draft until they're on the clock, but they'll surely look to fill a long-term hole at defensive tackle early in the draft. Caraun Reid, a fifth-round pick in 2014, is the only tackle currently on the roster..." February 17

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    Michael Rothstein @mikerothstein

    Colleague Ed Werder just reported on ESPN that the #Lions are still making a decision on whether or not to tag Ndamukong Suh.

  • Suh negotiations are test of Lions' budget priorities

    Detroit News "The debate over whether or not the Lions should re-sign Ndamukong Suh has raged for more than the past year, but ultimately, there are just two competing trains of thought. First, the Lions have made it clear they want Suh back because it's important to keep players of his caliber, and he..." February 15

  • Teryl Austin plans on having Suh back

    Pro Football Talk "At one point in the offseason, it appeared that Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin wouldn’t be back. He will be. Throughout the offseason, it has seemed that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh won’t be back. Austin thinks he will be. “It hasn’t crossed my mind,” Austin told the..." February 14

  • Nick Fairley hoping he can re-sign with the Lions

    Detroit Free Press "Now that Nick Fairley has been cleared of a DUI charge in Alabama, the Lions get their shot at trying to sign the defensive tackle to a a long-term contract. Fairley, who will become an unrestricted free agent March 10, got a significant boost to his contract prospects Friday when a jury found..." February 14

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    RT "@LOCAL15NEWS: BREAKING: Jury finds Nick Fairley NOT guilty of a DUI charge, but guilty of reckless driving @LOCAL15NEWS

  • Jury finds Lions' Fairley not guilty of DUI

    Detroit News "The trial took three days nearly three years after the incident, but a jury in Mobile, Alabama acquitted Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley of his DUI charge from May 2012. However, Fairley was found guilty of a related reckless driving charge, for which he owed a $500 fine. Fairley's trial..." February 13

  • Ndamukong Suh should stay put

    SB Nation "Ndamukong Suh will be at the top of the totally imaginary free agent totem pole this offseason. The Detroit Lions appear willing to let Suh test the open market, for now at least. There is the outside possibility that the Lions still could slap the franchise tag on Suh before March 2, but doing so..." February 12

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules?

    Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Could Forsett be answer for Lions at running back?

    Detroit Free Press "The Lions still haven't revealed what they plan to do with Reggie Bush and the rest of their running back rotation this fall, but if they're looking for help at the position, one of last year's most productive rushers said he's interested in coming aboard. "I'm not opposed to anywhere," Pro..." February 12

  • Lions work out Tajh Boyd, assess backup QB options

    Detroit Free Press "It wasn't long ago that some draftniks thought Tajh Boyd would be a first-round pick. Boyd had a disappointing senior season at Clemson, fell to the sixth round of last year's draft, got cut in training camp by the hapless New York Jets, and after spending a season in the Fall Experimental..." February 11

  • Lions' Nick Fairley in court on first day of DUI trial

    USA Today "Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was in Mobile County Circuit Court on Wednesday where jury selection began for his trial on DUI and reckless driving charges. The case dates back to 2012, when Fairley was arrested and accused of driving up to 100 mph along Interstate 10. Last..." February 11

  • Kurt Warner not sold on Lions QB Stafford's turnaround

    Detroit Free Press "Now that it's over, Matthew Stafford's first season in a new offense and under the tutelage of three quarterback-centric coaches has drawn mixed reviews. Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew called Stafford's season "outstanding" last month, and coach Jim Caldwell praised his..." February 10

  • Lions re-sign Darren Keyton

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions have in fact brought back offensive lineman Darren Keyton. He was released following the regular season, and he was stuck on the waiver wire until last week. At that point, with the playoffs over, Keyton officially cleared waivers, and the Lions decided to re-sign him on..." February 09

  • Ndamukong Suh Wants to Sign with Seahawks

    CBSSports.com "The Seahawks may not have won the Super Bowl, but they could win free agency if this wish comes to fruition. According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, Detroit Lions free agent defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh "would love to be with the Seattle Seahawks." Cole continued, "This is his number one..." February 09

  • Lions’ special teams coach expected to leave for Central Michigan

    Pro Football Talk "Just as it appeared the NFL’s coaching carousel was coming to a stop, the Lions are in need of a new special teams coordinator. John Bonamego, who has been the Lions’ special teams coordinator for the last two years, is expected to become the new head coach at Central Michigan. Bonamego is a..." February 07

  • Report: Reggie Bush implicated for spiking drinks by Darren Sharper codefendent

    Yahoo! Sports "The rape trial of former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper has taken a strange turn. A former sheriff's deputy in Louisiana, who has been charged (along with Sharper) with helping to drug women in order to rape them, told investigators he witnessed former Saints and current Detroit Lions..." February 07

  • Reggie Bush vehemently denies allegations of spiking drinks

    SI.com "Reggie Bush has strongly denied accusations that he drugged women's drinks with ecstasy after a co-defendant in Darren Sharper's rape trial said he had seen the Detroit Lions running back do so, according to Dave Birkett at the Detroit Free Press. Brandon Licciardi, a former sheriff's deputy in..." February 07

  • Ndamukong Suh's contract voids, putting Lions on clock

    SB Nation "The Detroit Lions are stuck in a bind. All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is slated to hit free agency after his rookie deal voided on Friday, leaving the Lions with a few options. Detroit can either slap Suh with the franchise tag, sign him to a new deal at any time, or allow him to hit free..." February 07

  • 23d
    Josh Katzenstein @jkatzenstein

    Joique Bell said he plans to be available for OTAs, though he wouldn't commit to being 100%. Underwent a couple minor surgeries last month.

  • Charles Woodson wants Ndamukong Suh in Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Charles Woodson signed up for another year with the Raiders and he’s hoping that 2015 will be the year that the Raiders end their long playoff drought. While at an event for his wine company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Woodson told Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com that he wants to be a part of..." February 06

  • Could Nick Fairley Bolster Cowboys' D-Line?

    Blogging The Boys "The Dallas Cowboys had trouble getting to the quarterback. With Detroit aiming on re-signing Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley will likely be looking for another home. Maybe some Marinelli magic could do both parties good. This week's Free Agency Focus will also center around bolstering a very..." February 05

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Long shot Nick returns "@mork1215: when asked about Raiola & Nick the answers were vague. Fill in the blanks. About Suh it's been clear”

  • Megatron: 'I'll do whatever' so Suh stays in Detroit

    Detroit Free Press "Ndamukong Suh isn't going anywhere as a free agent, at least if Calvin Johnson has anything to say about it. Johnson, the Lions' No. 1 receiver, said today at the NFL Honors awards show that he'll help recruit Suh or do anything else necessary to keep the All-Pro defensive tackle in..." February 01

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • Ndamukong Suh challenged Packer to fight after Aaron Rodgers play

    Michigan Live "Ndamukong Suh has denied that he intentionally stepped on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the Detroit Lions' regular-season finale. But the play, inadvertent or otherwise, apparently heightened tensions between Suh and Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang. That culminated with Suh..." January 30

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

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