Lions Rumors & News

  • Lions trade wideout Jeremy Kerley to 49ers

    Today's Pigskin "The Lions and 49ers have made a trade, sending Lions’ wideout Jeremy Kerley to the 49ers in exchange for offensive lineman Brandon Thomas. Kerley played for the Jets last year, his fifth in New York, and he had 152 yards on 16 catches. There was a time when he was looked at as a bright young..." August 28

  • Anquan Boldin on Kaepernick: Respect his opinion, even if you disagree

    Detroit Free Press "Colin Kaepernick started a media firestorm when he stood up for social injustice by sitting down for the national anthem, but one of Kaepernick's ex-teammates with the San Francisco 49ers said the embattled quarterback shouldn't be castigated for speaking his mind. "I respect everybody’s..." August 28

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • Flacco returns with sharp showing in Ravens' win over Lions

    The Sports Xchange "Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco was sharp in his first live action since last year's knee surgery and the Ravens won their third straight preseason game by routing the Detroit Lions 30-9 on Saturday night in Baltimore. Flacco played one quarter and led the Ravens to a scoring drive on the..." August 27

  • Lions' Hyder fined more than his training camp pay

    ESPN "Detroit Lions defensive lineman Kerry Hyder might have lost all of the money he has made during training camp because of one hit in a preseason game. Hyder was fined $18,231 for roughing Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron in the third quarter of the Bengals' 30-14 win over the Lions on..." August 27

  • Lions will start wide receiver Corey Fuller on PUP list

    Detroit Free Press "Wide receiver Corey Fuller will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season with the same foot injury that's kept him sidelined for all of training camp. The Detroit Lions informed Fuller on Thursday that he'll go on the reserve physically unable to perform list when they trim their..." August 26

  • Stevan Ridley reportedly visiting with Colts

    Larry Brown Sports "Backfield help in Indianapolis could be coming from an unlikely source. According to a report by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network on Friday, the Colts are visiting with free agent running back Stevan Ridley, who was just released by the Detroit Lions on Thursday. Ridley, 27, has been something..." August 26

  • Rookie Dwayne Washington closing in on Lions running back job

    Michigan Live "Will Dwayne Washington make the Detroit Lions' 53-man roster? That's a question that has bounced around the past couple weeks, as the seventh-round pick made one big play after another during the preseason. And now he's one step closer to making it a reality. The Lions whittled their field..." August 26

  • Matthew Stafford looking good in Jim Bob Cooter's no-huddle offense

    Michigan Live "Jim Bob Cooter has been thinking about this for a long time. About calling plays. About having his own offense. Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell saw the potential in 2009, when Cooter joined his staff in Indianapolis. He was too young to be a coordinator then, but Caldwell made a mental note...." August 25

  • Lions release ex-Patriots RB Stevan Ridley "Stevan Ridley's struggles to return from a 2014 ACL tear continue. The Detroit Lions released the running back Thursday, the team announced. Ridley signed a one-year deal with the Lions this offseason that included $250,000 guaranteed. After back-to-back stellar seasons in 2012 and 2013..." August 25

  • Lions’ TE Eric Ebron should return to start regular season

    Today's Pigskin "Tight end Eric Ebron has been out with an ankle injury, but the Detroit Lions think that he’ll be back in Week One, as long as there isn’t some sort of setback. The team opens the season against the Indianapolis Colts. That doesn’t mean he’ll have a huge role, of course. Caplan went on to note..." August 23

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Ex-Lions LB Stephen Tulloch agrees with Eagles

    ESPN "Former Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch has reached an agreement with the Philadelphia Eagles pending a physical, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tulloch, 31, was released by the Lions on July 5 after five seasons with the team. He had been the team's starting middle linebacker..." August 21

  • Bengals roll over Lions

    The Sports Xchange "Safety Derron Smith scored on a 60-yard interception return during the second quarter and the Cincinnati Bengals rolled to a 30-14 preseason win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday at Ford Field. The Bengals led 20-6 at halftime. Both teams scored on their first possession. The Lions..." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Dolphins Have Veteran LB Stephen Tulloch On Their Radar

    NFL Trade Rumors "Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins have free agent LB Stephen Tulloch on their radar as a potential option at linebacker. According to Jackson, the Dolphins actually wanted to bring Tulloch in for a workout recently, but Miami made clear they were looking to add a..." August 17

  • Bound by parallel battles and tragedies, two ex-Lions QBs helped each other heal

    SI "Last summer Erik Kramer purchased a gun at a store in Simi Valley, Calif., a SIG Sauer 9mm that he received after filling out some paperwork and waiting the required 10 days. He’d enjoyed fishing, but had never hunted. He was so unsure of his marksmanship that he showed up at a range near his home..." August 17

  • Eagles reportedly offered Anquan Boldin ‘a nice deal’

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions acquisition of Anquan Boldin was huge in bolstering their weak receiving crew, but according to Ian Rapoport, the Lions weren't the only team interested in acquiring the veteran wideout As Rapoport is alluding to, the Eagles went another route to get a receiver and instead..." August 16

  • LB Jon Bostic to miss a 2-3 months after foot surgery

    Pride Of Detroit "Post-practice on Monday, Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell announced that linebacker Jon Bostic underwent an unspecified surgery earlier in the day. Bostic suffered a leg injury during the Lions’ joint practice with the Steelers last week. Shortly after Caldwell made the announcement, ESPN’s Josina..." August 16

  • Lions remove DeAndre Levy from non-football injury list

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions are getting a key piece of their defense back on the field, but don't expect to see much of him this preseason. The Lions removed linebacker DeAndre Levy from the non-football injury list today. Levy, who has not practiced with the team all of training camp because of an..." August 16

  • Lions WR Andre Caldwell Placed On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "Lions wide receiver Andre Caldwell has been placed on injured reserve with a broken bone in his hand, Ian Rapoport of tweets. He’ll discuss an injury settlement with Detroit and should return in 2016, Rapoport adds. Caldwell, 31, appeared in 14 games for the Broncos last season,..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Lions sign TE Andrew Quarless despite 2-game suspension

    Detroit Free Press "Bob Quinn said at his introductory news conference in January that he'd take a zero tolerance policy when it came to drafting players and signing free agents with "domestic violence and dangerous weapons" issues in their backgrounds. That stance lasted all of seven months. The Lions signed..." August 15

  • Lions QB Rudock takes step in right direction

    Detroit News "Rookie quarterback Jake Rudock continues to give the Lions something to think about. In his NFL debut, Rudock threw for 72 yards and a touchdown on 8-for-11 passing in the Lions’ 30-17 exhibition win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Friday. Rudock, a sixth-round pick out of Michigan, also..." August 15

  • Darius Slay posts, then deletes, practice tape on Snapchat

    Michigan Live "Darius Slay went toe-to-toe with Antonio Brown on Tuesday, and he lost. He said he'd get him on Wednesday. Then the Detroit Lions sat him on Wednesday, along with Friday night's 30-17 exhibition win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. So what exactly happened? Coach Jim Caldwell said the..." August 13

  • Lions rally to defeat Steelers in preseason opener

    The Sports Xchange "Detroit rookie Dwayne Washington ran a kickoff back 96 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter and the Lions overcame an early 11-point deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17 Friday night in the preseason opener for both teams. Another Lions rookie, quarterback Jake Rudock..." August 12

  • Marvin Jones reportedly making case to be Lions’ No. 1 receiver

    Michigan Live "While Calvin Johnson contemplated retirement, Golden Tate said he was ready to become the Detroit Lions' No. 1 receiver. But it's looking more and more every day like that won't be needed. Tate is expected to play a big role in the Lions offense this season, but it is prized free-agent..." August 12

  • Lions sign Rashaad Reynolds, waive/injure Ian Wells after knee injury

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions seem to have escaped the major injury bug with Eric Ebron’s non-Achilles injury. On Tuesday, however, the team wasn’t as lucky. Cornerback Ian Wells dropped to the ground during one-on-one drills with the Pittsburgh Steelers and immediately grabbed his knee. The injury seemed bad..." August 10

  • Lions' Slay: Antonio Brown 'tried to kill me' with deep routes

    Detroit Free Press "Antonio Brown had already got the best of Darius Slay in one-on-one drills, beating him deep three straight times, when the NFL’s most electrifying wide receiver lined up across from one of the league’s highest-paid cornerbacks during a seven-on-seven drill midway through today's..." August 10

  • Lions GM expecting Levy to return soon

    The Score "The mystery surrounding DeAndre Levy's status may soon reach its end. After remaining on the sidelines for well over a week to start this year's training camp, general manager Bob Quinn told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that he expects the veteran linebacker to return to practice..." August 07

  • LB Stephen Tulloch talking with Eagles "Free agent linebacker Stephen Tulloch is in contract discussions with the Eagles, a league source confirmed. ESPN first reported the news, saying there were "heavy negotiations." Tulloch, 31, was released by the Detroit Lions in July. He played for Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz in..." August 07

  • Lions' Ebron carted off practice field with apparent leg injury

    The Score "Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron was carted to the locker room during a mock game held at Saturday's practice after suffering an apparent right leg injury. The team has yet to provide an update on Ebron's status, but practice reports from beat writers in attendance suggest he was in visible..." August 06

  • Detroit Lions are taking it easy with Ameer Abdullah

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions are still being careful with Ameer Abdullah in his return from January shoulder surgery, and coach Jim Caldwell indicated today that the running back might not take part in next week’s joint practices with the Pittsburgh Steelers. “We won’t change in terms of our protocol to..." August 06

  • Lions' Ebron says he's OK after being carted off

    The Score "Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron told teammates he's OK after being carted off during Saturday's practice with a leg injury, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. " August 06

  • Lions G.M. working on more contract extensions

    Detroit News "Following months of methodical negotiations, the Detroit Lions were able to lock up Darius Slay this offseason, signing the cornerback to a lucrative four-year, $50.2 million extension scheduled to run through the 2020 season. But that's not necessarily the only domino that will fall this..." August 05

  • Lions place Ryan Spadola on injury reserve, activate Don Carey

    Pride Of Detroit "With Wednesday's training camp set for later in the evening, the Lions have gone ahead and made a couple of injury-related moves in preparation for the night's activities. The team has activated strong safety Don Carey off the active/non-football injury (NFI) list and has placed wide receiver Ryan..." August 03

  • Matthew Stafford: 'Disappointing' so many Detroit Lions into Pokemon

    Detroit Free Press "With plenty of down time and nowhere to go during training camp, some Detroit Lions are decompressing by chasing "mythical characters" in the hallways of their Allen Park training facility. Hold your Super Bowl jokes, please. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said on the "Mike & Mike" radio..." August 03

  • A Lions lineman quit 'Pokemon Go' because he thought it was 'mind-control stuff'

    CBS Sports ""Pokemon Go" has been sweeping the nation by storm ever since it was released. Over 75 million people have downloaded the app. One of those people was Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford. But Warford didn't keep the app for long. He was afraid it had developed powers over him and everyone else that..." August 02

  • Marvin Jones emerging as a deep threat for Lions

    Detroit Lions "After the retirement of Calvin Johnson, the Lions made receiver Marvin Jones a priority in free agency because they believed Jones brought a lot to the table. “I thought Marvin was a very good route runner,” Lions general manager Bob Quinn said shortly after signing Jones. “He’s not just a..." August 01

  • Anquan Boldin didn't ask Lions for Calvin Johnson's No. 81 'out of respect'

    ESPN " Anquan Boldin didn't even think about it. No way he wanted any piece of it. The Pro Bowl receiver has worn No. 81 his entire career, from Arizona to Baltimore to San Francisco. It has been his thing. But in Detroit, he knows No. 81 means something a bit different, especially now." July 31

  • Darius Slay ‘cried’ after hearing Lions contract offer

    Sportsnaut "When we look at the finances around the sports world, it sometimes seems beyond comprehension the money that’s being thrown around to those playing a game for a living. A lot of the focus then turns to the finances as they relate to the salary cap and other economic aspects of the sport...." July 31

  • Lions want to host the NFL draft in Detroit

    Detroit Free Press "The NFL draft moved from New York to Chicago two years ago, with Philadelphia reportedly up next. And while many suspect the event could find a permanent home in Los Angeles one day, Detroit Lions president Rod Wood said he hopes Detroit will get a chance to host the event, too. “As I said..." July 31

  • Lions LB DeAndre Levy hurt again, placed on non-football injury list

    Detroit Free Press "DeAndre Levy's return from last year's season-ending hip surgery is, for now, on hold. The Detroit Lions placed Levy on the non-football injury list before the start of training camp today, raising concerns about their top linebacker's health six weeks before the start of the regular..." July 30

  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford: Offense to look far different ‘post-Calvin'

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford doesn’t often speak about statistical goals, but he took a different tack Thursday and discussed some categories in which he would like to excel this season. “I think touchdown-to-interception ratio is obviously a big one, and yards-per-attempt is a big one,” the Detroit Lions..." July 30

  • Lions place Levy, Carey on NFI list

    The Score "The Detroit Lions placed linebacker DeAndre Levy and safety Don Carey on the active/non-football injury list Friday. Levy played in just one game last season due to a hip injury, but it's uncertain if it's the same ailment that forced the Lions to place him on the NFI list to start training camp" July 29

  • Detroit Lions, Darius Slay agree to 4-year, $50.2M extension

    Detroit Free Press "Darius Slay wanted to get a contract extension done before the start of the training camp, and hours before the Detroit Lions' first practice of the summer, their best cornerback got his wish. Slay agreed to a four-year extension worth $50.2 million total. According to reports, the contract..." July 29

  • Matthew Stafford says Andrew Luck's deal good for fellow QBs

    ESPN "Matthew Stafford was glad to see Andrew Luck sign a massive contract extension this offseason, saying the Indianapolis Colts quarterback deserved every penny he was able to get. He said he thought the six-year, $140 million deal with $87 million guaranteed was good for Luck -- and for other..." July 29

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Detroit Lions signing WR Anquan Boldin

    Detroit Free Press "Still looking for help for their Calvin Johnson-less receiving corps, the Detroit Lions are adding another veteran to the mix. The Lions are signing wide receiver Anquan Boldin in a deal that's expected to be done today. ESPN, which first reported the news, said the contract is for one..." July 26