Detroit News "Ryan Broyles thought his Achilles tendon felt a little sore before the Lions’ Week 8 game against the Cowboys, but team trainers told him there was no way to predict if it would become a serious injury. In the third quarter of the game, Broyles was back for a punt return and planted on his left..." December 11
Pro Football Talk "As the fourth quarter of the season unfolds, a franchise quarterback seems to be having a lot of trouble in the fourth quarter of games. According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has a passer rating of 30.2 in the fourth quarter of the last..." December 10
Nate Burleson on radio says he got heckled by a homeless man while doing charity work today: "Man, you guys are sorry. Same old Lions.'"
Slay had knee surgery last Friday and has not been put on IR. Week-to-week thing.
Michigan Live "A penalty call is a teaching moment for Jim Schwartz, but the Detroit Lions coach didn't know what to say to defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley after a pair of questionable flags in the fourth quarter. The infractions, which have been panned by national broadcasters and..." December 09
Courier-Post "There was a near whiteout in the first half. But once the snow let up, LeSean McCoy and the Eagles offense got going, overcoming a 14-0 deficit late in the third quarter to beat the Detroit Lions 34-20. McCoy set a team record with 217 yards rushing, 166 in the second half, as the Eagles’..." December 09
Fansided "When the Detroit Lions announced that rookie cornerback Darius Slay had a knee injury, fans immediately thought the worst. But after a few days of worrying, the news actually isn’t as bad as it could have been although the verdict is still out on Slay. ESPN is reporting that Slay has been..." December 07
Detroit Free Press "Calvin Johnson was on the field catching passes and running routes Thursday, continuing the one-day-a-week practice regimen he has been on most of the year. And as Johnson closes in on the Lions’ all-time receiving record — he’s 40 yards shy of breaking Herman Moore’s mark of 9,174 yards, which..." December 06
PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
CBSSports.com "Add Lions running back Reggie Bush's name to the list of players who think Thursday Night Football is a terrible idea. The NFL has championed safety for much of commissioner Roger Goodell's tenure but the league doesn't think having teams play on just three day's rest is a problem. (The NFL..." December 05
Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and Louis Delmas not practicing. Expect them back Thursday.
LB Travis Lewis has been suspended without pay for the Lions next 4 games for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
CBSSports.com "Lions kicker David Akers has struggled this season, ranking near the bottom of the league in field goal percentage (75.0 percent). He was bad again last week, missing a 31-yarder in the eventual Lions victory. As such, it wouldn't have been surprising to see the organization bring in kickers..." December 04
Detroit News "So, this is what channeled anger looks like, stunning to behold. If this cold, ruthless gutting is what the Lions can do when ticked off, hey, might as well stay ticked off. In an epic beatdown, the Lions showed all their possibilities again, with one important twist. They’ve built up anger..." November 30
Detroit Free Press "Jim Schwartz gave embattled kicker David Akers a public vote of confidence after he missed his fifth kick of the season in Thursday’s 40-10 win over the Green Bay Packers, but the Detroit Lions are planning to work out kickers next week as they weigh their options at the position. Akers, who..." November 30
Michigan Live "Ndamukong Suh got caught up in the moment and his paycheck is a little lighter because of it. Early in the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday, Suh burst through the Bucs offense line and dropped running back Bobby Rainey for a three-yard loss. The star defensive..." November 30
Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions' defensive line took the field as a unit, rather than individually, during pregame introductions. It was a sign of solidarity after they were called scumbags by Green Bay. Then they absolutely, completely and unequivocally shredded the Packers. Detroit sacked Matt Flynn..." November 29
Dom Raiola on Josh Sitton who called Lions scum bags: 'He looked a little squeamish out there.'
NFL.com "The NFL has announced the dates of its three regular-season games in London next year, with the Dallas Cowboys playing the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 on Nov. 9. The first game will be played in Week 4 on Sept. 28, with the Oakland Raiders facing the Miami Dolphins. A month later, in..." November 28
CBSSports.com "Sometimes NFL players decide to take their filters off and say what they really think and one of those times was Tuesday when Packers offensive lineman Josh Sitton went on radio in Milwaukee and called the Lions 'scumbags.' During an interview with WSSP-AM, Sitton didn't hold anything back as..." November 27
NFL.com "It appears rookie Darius Slay is going to get another shot to be a starting cornerback. The Lions have listed starter Chris Houston as doubtful to play in Thursday's Thanksgiving Day matchup with Green Bay because of a foot injury he suffered Sunday against Tampa Bay. That means Slay is likely..." November 27
Detroit Free Press "Chris Houston started feeling tightness in his right foot early in last week’s 24-21 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the Detroit Lions cornerback didn’t give in to the pain until after he allowed Tiquan Underwood’s 85-yard touchdown catch on the second play of the fourth quarter. Houston..." November 26
S Louis Delmas (knee), CB Chris Houston (foot), DE Israel Idonije (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (knee) and S Glover Quin (ankle) didn't practice
Tampa Tribune "For the first half of the 2013 season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed to find ways to lose games. Now, somehow, things are going in the other direction. The Bucs intercepted Detroit QB Matt Stafford four times Sunday, leading to an unlikely 24-21 victory at Ford Field, Tampa Bay’s third win..." November 25
Detroit Free Press "Dominic Raiola was home in Hawaii one day this February when he got a call from Lions vice president of pro personnel Sheldon White telling him he was going to be released. For weeks, since the Lions approached his agent at the Senior Bowl with news they were remaking their offensive line,..." November 24
The return of Revis Island: #Bucs sources tell me Darrelle Revis will travel all over the field to cover Megatron almost exclusively.
Detroit News "As much as opponents double team Lions defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, the defensive ends should theoretically have several winnable one-on-one matchups. Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham tried to put that misconception to rest and said Friday he thinks the Lions’..." November 24
Michigan Live "Detroit Lions defensive tackle C.J. Mosley vehemently disagreed with being flagged for roughing quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during last Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. After reviewing the film of the incident, the NFL agreed. Mosley wasn't fined, despite being assessed a 15-yard..." November 23
Detroit News "Nike and Hasbro have teamed up to produce a new Calvin “Megatron” Johnson Transformers action figure, according to espn.go.com. Nike produces Johnson’s shoes, including the Nike DJ81 Megatron Trainer Max, a purple-and-red shoe that has a matching Megatron Decepticon action figure, according to..." November 23
Michigan Live "It's been more than a month since Detroit Lions fans have seen Joseph Fauria bust a move in the end zone. After exploding onto the scene with five touchdown receptions in the first six games of the season, the undrafted rookie tight end has caught just three passes for 54 yards over the past..." November 22
Detroit News "It's to the point now where Nate Burleson just doesn't want to jinx anything. "I am very excited to get out there, but I don't want to get too excited this early in the week," he said. "I just want to take it day by day." Coach Jim Schwartz repeated Thursday that Burleson, who has been out..." November 22
Detroit News "After dominating the first half last Sunday with six catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson didn't have a single catch in the second half of a 37-27 Steelers victory. Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said the coverage on Johnson -- a safety consistently..." November 22
MyFoxDetroit.com "The mobile strip club, "BootyLounge," made headlines before being shut down back in 2011. But the club's owner is saying you can expect to see it on the streets again before Detroit Lions games. The BootyLounge was shut down two years ago for lack of commercial license or proof of inspection,..." November 21
Everybody back - Calvin, Quin, Bell, Green, Delmas all working. Idonije not doing much (knee)
Detroit Free Press "Grab your popcorn, it should be a good one. Calvin Johnson, the best wide receiver in football, and Darrelle Revis, maybe the best cornerback, will square off Sunday for the second time in their NFL careers when the Lions host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Johnson and Revis played..." November 21
ESPN.com "After two lost fumbles in the past three games, Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush made a guarantee Wednesday. He won't fumble again this season. Bush, in his first year with the Lions, made the guarantee as part of an explanation as to why he has been fumbling more lately. "Just not..." November 21
PSD Staff He's only 5 foot 8 inches tall but weighs 212 pounds, making him fast and hard to stop as he can get really low to the ground. Bobby Rainey has stepped into fill the rather big shoes of Doug Martin who's out for the season. He's a starting running back that you need on your team heading into the... November 21
Michigan Live "Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano hung up on Detroit reporters during a teleconference Wednesday after a question about the MRSA outbreak that infected at least three players. He answered the question, then hung up fewer than 6 minutes into the call. That's roughly half the length of the..." November 21
Detroit News "There were positives and negatives on the injury front for the Lions as they returned to practice Wednesday. On the plus side, cornerback Bill Bentley, out since Week 8 with a knee injury, was back and working in individual drills. Defensive end Ziggy Ansah (ankle), who was limited last week,..." November 20
No Megatron, Quin (boot on left ankle), Bell, Delmas or Green at #Lions practice today. Bentley, Ansah and Pettigrew did practice
Detroit Free Press "Nate Burleson sounded optimistic when asked today if he might play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first time since breaking his left forearm in a pizza-related car accident. “I’m saying there’s a chance,” Burleson said. “Like I said a couple weeks ago, I prepare every week as..." November 20
CBSSports.com "CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf, the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television, will retire after the 2013 season. Dierdorf, a Hall-of-Fame player and broadcaster, has been around the NFL for the last 43 years. After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf..." November 20
Jim Schwartz said Reggie Bush isn't a mudder. Bush said today "I think the opposite." Said bad conditions can help get defenders off balance
The #Lions have placed Montell Owens on season-ending IR and have re-signed TE Dorin Dickerson.
Detroit News "Former Pistons coach Flip Saunders used to have a saying — the way you start a game is usually the way you are going to finish. The Lions further proved that point Sunday. The defense gave up two touchdowns on the Steelers’ first two series, and two more in the final two series of the game. The..." November 18
Pro Football Talk "The Lions slumped to a 37-27 loss against the Steelers on Sunday after being held scoreless in the second half of the game. Part of the reason they were shut out was the lack of production from running back Reggie Bush. Bush had 54 total yards in the game, most of them coming in the first half..." November 18
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Ben Roethlisberger's 1-yard touchdown flip to fullback Will Johnson with 4:46 remaining finished up a 97-yard drive that lasted more than eight minutes, and the Steelers rallied to beat the Detroit Lions, 37-27, Sunday at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger was 29 of 45 for 367 yards and four..." November 18
Calvin Johnson declined to speak to reporters after the game
SI.com "Admittedly, it helps when your current franchise quarterback has led the league in passing attempts twice in his career, and it’s also favorable when your franchise has a history of unimpressive quarterbacks. But what Matthew Stafford did for the Detroit Lions on Sunday against the Pittsburgh..." November 17