Lions Rumors & News

  • Ex-Lion Stephen Tulloch retires, will focus on giving

    Detroit News "From the moment he stepped to the podium at the Lions practice facility Thursday until the end of his brief speech, tears slowly streamed down Stephen Tulloch’s face. The linebacker formally announced his retirement after 11 seasons. Tulloch played for three teams during those 11 seasons,..." April 21

  • Golden Tate: Lions WR Jace Billingsley reminds me of me

    Detroit Free Press "Jace Billingsley spent most of last season on the practice squad and didn’t appear in a game after he was promoted to the active roster in late December. But with the Detroit Lions on the lookout for a No. 3 receiver to complement Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, Billingsley has emerged as a..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Detroit Lions meet with physical Arkansas WR Keon Hatcher

    Detroit Free Press "Keon Hatcher should be in the NFL already. If not for a broken foot he suffered in the second game of the 2015 season, he’d probably be reporting for the start of his team’s off-season workouts this week. But as Hatcher looks back on the injury that forced him to spend a fifth season at..." April 18

  • Matthew Stafford ‘would love’ to play for Lions long term

    Sportsnaut "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is signed with his team through the 2017 NFL season. But he would like to keep playing in Detroit for many more years to come. Stafford will be finishing out the three-year, $53 million contract extension he signed in 2013. He is still just 29 years..." April 18

  • Lions tackle Cornelius Lucas signs RFA tender

    Pro Football Talk "With most of the league getting back to work today, it’s time for those restricted free agents who aren’t getting offers elsewhere to start signing their deals. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions tackle Cornelius Lucas signed his RFA tender this morning and is taking..." April 17

  • Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn determined to get faster in NFL draft

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions want to get faster, and this month's NFL draft is the perfect time to do it. General manager Bob Quinn said at the team's town hall for season-ticket holders Thursday that, along with talent, character and smarts, speed and quickness are "a crucial part" of what he's looking..." April 16

  • Detroit Lions' Eric Ebron: New uniforms second only to Seahawks

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron said he’s a big fan of the new uniforms the Lions unveiled Thursday, but he’s still partial to the all-black Color Rush uniforms the Lions had but never wore last year. “I still like the black Color Rushes,” Ebron told reporters during the team's new uniform..." April 14

  • Matthew Stafford could break the bank, if he wants

    Pro Football Talk "If the Lions hope to extend quarterback Matthew Stafford’s contract, they’d be wise to get it done before the season starts. With a base salary of $16.5 million and a cap charge of $22 million for 2017, Stafford will have plenty of leverage if he gets through the season without a new deal. At..." April 14

  • Lions say the right things about Matthew Stafford contract talks

    Detroit Free Press "Naturally, the question of where things stand with Matthew Stafford’s contract extension came up at the Lions’ season-ticket holder summit Thursday. And naturally, general manager Bob Quinn didn’t shed much light on the process. “It’s not done yet,” Quinn said in front of 3,765 season-ticket..." April 14

  • Lions president lets NFL schedule release plans slip while unveiling new uniforms

    CBS Sports "The Lions will be sporting a new look in 2017 (more on that in a second), but team president Rod Wood may have stolen the stage from himself with bigger news that applies to every fan in the league. That's right: Mark your calendars for when the NFL will release its 2017 regular-season..." April 14

  • Lions Open Extension Talks With QB Matthew Stafford

    NFL Trade Rumors "Lions GM Bob Quinn said the team is in the early stages of long-term extension discussions with QB Matthew Stafford. “Takes two sides to do a deal and we’re working towards that,” Quinn said, via Michael Rothstein of ESPN. Two weeks ago, Quinn said that the team has spoken with Stafford’s..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL.com "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • Ex-NFL Star Titus Young Sentenced To Prison In Assault Case

    TMZ "Ex-NFL wide receiver Titus Young just got hit with a 4 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE stemming from a crazy 2016 street fight, TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, the former Detroit Lions prodigy (a 2nd round pick in 2011) was arrested in L.A. after ducking out of a court-ordered mental..." April 10

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Laken Tomlinson in the mix at left guard

    Detroit Lions "It's going to be a big offseason for Laken Tomlinson as he competes for a role at left guard. Laken Tomlinson has had his ups and his downs like most young players in this league. The former first-round pick by the Detroit Lions in 2015 has been an on-again, off-again starter at guard the last..." April 09

  • Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford, wife Kelly welcome baby twins

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford can add diaper duty to his off-season workout routine. Stafford's wife Kelly wrote in an Instagram post today that she gave birth to the couple's twin daughters on March 31. "First night out as a mom and dad!" Kelly Stafford wrote under a picture of..." April 09

  • Ziggy Ansah: Contract extension talks “would be great”

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah took in his first Opening Day at Comerica Park and loved it. Ansah wore a No. 94 Tigers jersey with is name on the back and sat about 15 rows behind home plate with two friends and his sister. “This is my first one here,” he said. “I’m loving it. So..." April 07

  • DeAndre Levy Planning Grievance Against Lions?

    Pro Football Rumors "DeAndre Levy went from cornerstone Lions linebacker to unrestricted free agent in less than two years, with injuries largely paving his way out of Detroit. But the linebacker appears to be at odds against his former team after undergoing a recent surgery, with an Instagram post that read,..." April 07

  • Kiper, McShay project Lions take DE at No. 21

    Detroit News "As the NFL draft draws near, it always feels as if the number of mocks increases exponentially. On Wednesday, ESPN analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay released dueling two-round projections where both slotted a defensive end to the Detroit Lions at No. 21 overall. It’s difficult to argue the..." April 06

  • Anquan Boldin plans to play in 2017 and Ravens, Lions among potential suitors

    CBS Sports "Free agent receiver Anquan Boldin is 36 and just finished his 14th season in the NFL in 2016 with the Lions, but retirement isn’t something that’s on his mind. He said Thursday that he plans to play in 2017. “I’m still healthy, still going strong,” Boldin said at his charity golf event for the..." April 06

  • DeAndre Levy recovering from knee surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions released linebacker DeAndre Levy this offseason after a couple of years that saw injuries keep Levy on the sideline more often than he was on the field. Levy’s bid to find a new home for the 2017 season won’t be helped by a reminder of those injury issues. Levy posted a picture to..." April 06

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Detroit Lions sign linebacker Nick Bellore

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions added more depth for their thin linebacker corps today, signing Nick Bellore to a one-year contract. Bellore, who went undrafted out of Central Michigan in 2011, has been a solid special-teams player for most of his six-year career and made his first 10 starts last season for..." April 03

  • Lions' Jim Caldwell happy DT Haloti Ngata sticking around

    Detroit Free Press "Haloti Ngata is like a lot of aging vets in that playing in the NFL is a year-to-year proposition at this point in his career. Ngata told the Free Press in January that he was considering retirement if the Lions made a long playoff run and reached the Super Bowl. That didn’t happen, of..." April 02

  • Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie: Lions CB D.J. Hayden needed 'fresh start'

    Detroit Free Press "Part of Reggie McKenzie wanted D.J. Hayden back with the Oakland Raiders, and if the money had been different it might have happened. But McKenzie also knew that, for Hayden to reach his potential as a cornerback, he had to say good-bye to the team that made him the 12th pick of the 2013..." April 02

  • Long time Lions assistant Gunther Cunningham leaves team for Pro Football Focus

    Sportsnaut "In what has to be described as a shocking move, long-time Detroit Lions assistant coach Gunther Cunningham has left the team in order to take on an entirely different career. In a statement released by Detroit on Friday, the team announced that Cunningham is joining Pro Football Focus to become..." April 01

  • Lions’ Decker works all angles on offseason development

    Detroit News "Taylor Decker certainly looks the part. The 6-foot-8, 315-pounder possesses the prototypical height, weight and length which make him an ideal candidate to play offensive tackle in the NFL. His athleticism and strength are what have helped him have success in that role. But according to..." April 01

  • Detroit Lions are counting on Miles Killebrew, Antwione Williams

    Detroit Free Press "On a per-snap basis, no one had a bigger impact on the Detroit Lions' defense last year than Miles Killebrew. A fourth-round pick out Southern Utah, Killebrew made 28 tackles and had one interception while averaging fewer than 10 defensive snaps per game as a rookie. He primarily played as..." March 31

  • Anquan Boldin to Congress: African-American communities ‘do not feel that we’re being heard’

    Sportsnaut "Anquan Boldin and other NFL players were at Capital Hill Thursday to speak to Congress about police killings in African-American communities. Boldin isn’t a rookie to this forum, having been a part of a group that met with lawmakers last year as well. On Thursday, he spoke up for those in..." March 31

  • Detroit Lions seem to leak new uniforms to season-ticket holders

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions may have given fans a closer look at their new uniforms than they intended, thanks to one savvy season-ticket holder. The Lions included a darkened image of four players wearing their new uniforms on an invitation to the club's annual season-ticket holder summit Tuesday. An..." March 30

  • Lions first-round pick Laken Tomlinson could be on roster bubble

    Detroit Free Press "Laken Tomlinson lost his starting job early in a disappointing 2016 season, but Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn insisted Monday that Martin Mayhew's final first-round draft pick might have a future with the team. "Laken’s still here," Quinn told beat reporters at the NFL's annual spring..." March 30

  • Jim Caldwell’s not worried about his contract status

    Detroit Free Press "Nearly three months after the Detroit Lions' season ended with a wild-card playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the team still is being coy about coach Jim Caldwell's contract. Both Caldwell and Lions general manager Bob Quinn declined to discuss his contract status at the NFL's annual spring..." March 30

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • John Harbaugh in favor of reunion with Anquan Boldin

    NFL.com "After their teams squared off in the Super Bowl four years ago, John Harbaugh's Ravens traded postseason hero Anquan Boldin to Jim Harbaugh's 49ers. Now John is open to bringing Boldin back to Baltimore. "I know he loved it in Baltimore, and I loved him in Baltimore," Harbaugh said Tuesday,..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • Lions G.M. on Matthew Stafford extension: We’re working on it

    Pro Football Talk "Lions G.M. Bob Quinn says he has his franchise quarterback in place, and now wants to keep him in place for years to come. Quinn said on PFT Live that Matthew Stafford, who has one year and a $16.5 million salary left on his current contract, is due for an extension. “We’ve begun a few..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Lions' Riddick had surgery on both wrists

    Detroit Free Press "Ameer Abdullah isn’t the only Detroit Lions running back returning from season-ending surgery. Theo Riddick, who missed the final month of the regular season last year, had surgery on both of his wrists, which prompted his season-ending trip to injured reserve, two people familiar with the..." March 26

  • Charles Harris likely wasn't the only Missouri prospect the Lions checked out

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions are continuing their rounds on the pro day circuit, which on Thursday took them to a few different schools, including the University of Missouri. The Lions sent two scouts to the Tigers' pro day. Missouri had just one player invited to the NFL Scouting Combine -- although he's..." March 24

  • Michael Floyd could be fit for Lions

    Larry Brown Sports "The New England Patriots gave Michael Floyd a chance last year after the wide receiver’s second arrest for driving while under the influence, but it doesn’t sound like he will be returning to the team. With the Patriots having acquired star receiver Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints,..." March 24

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