Lions Rumors & News

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Lions' Levy says he wasn't scared at all during wing walk

    Detroit Free Press "When it comes to walking on the wing of a biplane, don't ask DeAndre Levy whether he is scared, because he ain't. "Not at all," the Detroit Lions linebacker said with a dismissive look. "If you're chicken (excrement). Not at all. Are you kidding me?" Levy has become famous for his extreme..." May 18

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    Kyle Meinke @kmeinke

    Contract projections for Ameer Abduallh, who signed his rookie deal with the Lions today

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    Rich Cimini @RichCimini

    Former Jets WR Greg Salas, a free agent, has signed with the Lions. #Lions #nyj

  • Lions restructure Glover Quin's contract

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions have exercised a clause in safety Glover Quin's contract to restructure his deal and create salary cap room for the second straight season. The Lions, who entered the week with the least cap space in the NFL, converted $3.255 million of Quin's $4-million base salary into a..." May 13

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

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    D. Todd Williams @DTODD5

    The Detroit Lions signed Wayne State RB Dez Martin this morning -- Lions have a winner !! #BE1OF53

  • Lions sign veteran WR Lance Moore "The Detroit Lions signed a veteran receiver who is very familiar with offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. The team agreed to terms on a one-year contract with veteran Lance Moore, who spent his first nine seasons with the New Orleans Saints. Lombardi was an offensive assistant in New..." May 12

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Lions worked out defensive lineman Corey Wooton today, according to a source

  • Lions sign three players from rookie minicamp

    Pride Of Detroit "When the Detroit Lions signed their undrafted free agents last year, they had to release eight players just to make room for everybody. This was because they already had a nearly full roster with their draft class factored in, so there wasn't a whole lot of flexibility. To add a full class of..." May 11

  • Detroit Lions receiver TJ Jones might finally be healthy "TJ Jones was still playing at this point last season. He had just been drafted by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round and was starting to learn the team's playbook -- both its nuances and generalities. He never got to use it during the season, though, as a nerve issue kept him off the field..." May 10

  • Jim Caldwell to Lions S James Ihedigbo: Get here pronto

    Detroit Free Press "With Week 4 of off-season workouts approaching, Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell has a message for safety James Ihedigbo: We want you here. Pronto. Ihedigbo is not taking part in voluntary workouts this off-season in an effort to get a new contract or more money out of the Lions. He's..." May 09

  • Lions tap Georgia pipeline for another Johnson

    Detroit Free Press "Isaiah Johnson has heard it before, plenty of times actually. As a prep, when he starred on the football field at Sandy Creek (Ga.) High School. At Georgia Tech, where he was a three-year starter at safety. And this weekend, when he joins a few dozen draft picks, undrafted free agents and..." May 09

  • Lions sign 12 undrafted free agents "The work wasn’t over for Lions general manager Martin Mayhew and his staff when the last name was called in the seventh round of the NFL Draft last Saturday night. Mayhew and Co. quickly hit the phones and tried to sign players who went undrafted. The Lions have changed the way they approach..." May 07

  • Lions' Ameer Abdullah: I can be an every-down RB "Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell insisted this offseason the Lions planned to run the ball better in 2015. The team's draft displayed that Caldwell wasn't bluffing. The Lions' used a first-round pick on guard Laken Tomlinson -- after trading for veteran o-lineman Manny Ramirez -- their second..." May 07

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • Former WR Titus Young sentenced to five years probation "Former wide receiver Titus Young was sentenced to five years probation in a felony battery case on Tuesday, according to He will be forced to stay in a live-in program for one year. Young pleaded not guilty in July to the felony charge and was facing up to nine years in prison on four..." May 05

  • Lions won't commit to Travis Swanson as starting center

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions have spent four high-round draft picks on offensive linemen in the last three years, but line coach Jeremiah Washburn was non-committal when asked if one of them – center Travis Swanson –would be in his starting lineup this fall. "I don't know," Washburn said Saturday. "And..." May 03

  • Lions CB Diggs out to prove he's better than sixth-rounder

    Detroit News "Cornerback Quandre Diggs was a four-year starter at Texas, and after the Lions drafted him in the sixth round Saturday, he said that's a fact that provides a window into the kind of player he is. "That just speaks to the dedication and the drive that I have, the type of mentality I have to..." May 03

  • Burton should help Lions in quest for power run game

    Detroit News "Former Lions fullback Cory Schlesinger was at team headquarters Saturday to announce the sixth- and seventh-round picks. The Lions, though, didn't wait until the final two rounds to draft a fullback for just the second time since they took Schlesinger in 1995. With the 168th overall pick in..." May 03

  • Lions offensive line gets younger quickly

    Detroit News "After last season ended, several Lions veterans spoke of their desire to return this year to continue the momentum of a successful run. Among those was center Dominic Raiola and guard Rob Sims. But after the Lions drafted Duke guard Laken Tomlinson in the first round of the draft Thursday,..." May 03

  • After going undrafted, Zach Zenner signs with Lions as free agent

    Fox Sports "After three days of waiting for a call that never came, Zach Zenner heard from an NFL team shortly after the draft ended on Saturday. The South Dakota State star signed a free-agent contract with the Detroit Lions shortly after the final pick in Round 7. Zenner rushed for more than 2,000..." May 03

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    Michael Rothstein @mikerothstein

    Joe Lombardi said the plan is for Riley Reiff to stay at left tackle. #Lions #DETpick

  • Lions give up next year’s 3, trade up for defensive tackle Gabe Wright

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions lost defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley in free agency, which made it a position they needed to address in the draft. Now they have. Detroit traded into the fourth round by sending next year’s third-round pick to the Eagles. With Philadelphia’s fourth-round pick, No. 114..." May 02

  • Lions trade up and pick Stanford cornerback Alex Carter

    Pro Football Talk "After trading down in the first round, the Lions have traded up in the third. Detroit moved up to the 80th overall pick and selected Stanford cornerback Alex Carter." May 02

  • Lions trade down, take powerful blocker Tomlinson

    Detroit News "Laken Tomlinson likely would've had plenty of opportunities to have a successful career outside of football. He was a double major at Duke with degrees in evolutionary anthropology and psychology, putting him on track to go to medical school and fulfill his dream of being a neurosurgeon. He..." May 01

  • Options abound for Lions in first round of draft

    Detroit News "The NFL draft has arrived, and tonight, the speculation over what player the Lions will select with the 23rd pick in the first round — assuming they don't trade the selection — finally will come to an end. It could be a defensive lineman or offensive lineman. It could be a cornerback or..." April 30

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • Lions' Quin: Bentley, Lawson have big seasons ahead

    Detroit Free Press "Cornerback is widely considered one of the Detroit Lions' biggest needs entering this week's NFL draft. Darius Slay had a breakout second season last fall, and Rashean Mathis has revived his career in Detroit, but Mathis turns 35 in August, and the Lions are thin beyond that. Still, Pro Bowl..." April 28

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Stafford not worried about Lions' lack of left guard

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions don't have a left guard on their roster right now, but the man whose ribs are most at risk from that decision doesn't seem bothered by it at all. "We're not playing a game tomorrow. I'm not too worried about it," Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said. "I trust the guys..." April 27

  • Lions haven't closed the door on bringing back Rodney Austin

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions haven't closed the door on bringing back Rodney Austin, but the situation won't be revisited until there's a resolution to the backup offensive lineman's legal issues. The team released Austin on Tuesday, following domestic violence charges in his home state of North Carolina...." April 25

  • Lions talking extension with DeAndre Levy, waiting to talk to Haloti Ngata

    Pro Football Talk "Lions president Tom Lewand said early this month that and linebacker DeAndre Levy had yet to open up contract negotiations and, as a result, he couldn’t say whether the team’s talks with Levy would extend past the start of training camp. Lewand should have a better idea of the timing the next..." April 24

  • Stephen Tulloch says he’s ready to play today

    Pro Football Talk "There was some uncertainty earlier this offseason about whether the Lions would hold onto linebacker Stephen Tulloch because he has a $5.8 million cap hit for the 2015 season. The Lions opted to hold onto Tulloch, leaving the timing of his return from last year’s torn ACL as the biggest unknown..." April 24

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    Mayhew said he's very comfortable with Reiff at left tackle and thinks he's a very good player. Team is picking up his 5th-year option.

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Lions cut Rodney Austin after arrest

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions cut guard Rodney Austin today, less than a week after he was arrested on two charges of assault. Austin, 26, was arrested Friday morning on four misdemeanor charges of assaulting a female, assaulting a child under 12, interfering with emergency communication and larceny,..." April 21

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Lions drop grievance, ship DE George Johnson to Bucs "The Lions and Buccaneers have settled their differences on the George Johnson offer sheet, with Detroit agreeing to send the defensive end to Tampa Bay, league sources said. The Lions dropped their grievance after reaching an agreement with the Bucs. As part of the deal, the two teams will..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Lions drop grievance, ship DE George Johnson to Bucs "The Lions and Buccaneers have settled their differences on the George Johnson offer sheet, with Detroit agreeing to send the defensive end to Tampa Bay, league sources said. The Lions dropped their grievance after reaching an agreement with the Bucs. As part of the deal, the two teams will..." April 15

  • Lions disputing Bucs' offer sheet to George Johnson

    Fox Sports Detroit "The Detroit Lions confirmed Monday that the team is disputing the offer sheet that defensive end George Johnson, a restricted free agent, signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The original deadline for the Lions to make a decision on whether to match the three-year, $9-million offer in order to..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Joe Lombardi calls Lions run game a “work in progress”

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions said goodbye to Reggie Bush this offseason, but it wasn’t because they felt totally secure in the pieces they held onto in the running game. Detroit ranked 28th in the league in rushing last season and neither Joique Bell nor Theo Riddick has been the lead man in an effective NFL..." April 12

  • Ex-NFL CB: After The Draft My Mom Said I Owed Her $1 Million

    Black Sports Online "We hear it all the time. “How do athletes who make millions of dollars go broke?” Ex-NFL CB Phillip Buchanon breaks down in his book “New Money: Staying Rich” how easily it can happen. Here are a couple of excerpts. In the excerpt, the former NFL cornerback talks about family members,..." April 11