Lions Rumors & News

  • Lions' Bell develops rhythm, takes over as No. 1 RB

    Detroit Free Press "It took 14 games, but the Lions finally acknowledged what most have seen all year: Joique Bell, not Reggie Bush, is their No. 1 running back. "Well, certainly lately," offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said. "Every game develops at a different rate. The game plan kind of comes out in a certain..." December 20

  • 'Irreplaceable' Suh still mum on future, focuses on season

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is known as a man of few words, and he lived up to that reputation when asked about his future with the team after playing in what could be his final game in Detroit. Suh invited his friend and billionaire investor Warren Buffett to Sunday's 16-14..." December 18

  • Bills buy Lions pizza and wings for letting them use Ford Field

    Sporting News "When a colossal snowstorm shut down the city of Buffalo last month, the Bills found themselves without a home stadium to use for their Week 12 matchup with the Jets. The Lions were able to lend the Bills the use of Ford Field on short notice, and now the Bills are here to repay the favor. How..." December 17

  • Lions' Dominic Raiola not ready for retirement yet

    Detroit Free Press "Dominic Raiola has played 14 NFL seasons, and the long-time Detroit Lions center is counting on at least one more. Raiola, who'll be a free agent after the season, said Sunday that he never considered he might have just played his final home game as a Lion at Ford Field. "I never thought..." December 16

  • Lions' Waddle out for season with knee injury

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle's injury-riddled season is over. Waddle suffered a partially torn ACL in his left knee in Sunday's 16-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings and will miss the remainder of the year. Lions coach Jim Caldwell would not divulge details of Waddle's injury at..." December 15

  • No fines for Reggie Bush, Davin Joseph

    Pro Football Talk "Last Sunday, multiple players displayed the “I can’t breathe” message, a reference to the death of Eric Garner during an altercation with police. The NFL has fined none of them. For Lions running back Reggie Bush, the message was displayed on a T-shirt that he wore in pregame warmups. For..." December 13

  • If Suh bolts, Lions will have DT options in draft

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions are in a bit of a quandary. Their top four defensive tackles are all pending free agents, and negotiations with all-pro pass rusher Ndamukong Suh have gone nowhere. But ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said in a teleconference today that if the Lions need to replenish the..." December 11

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Ndamukong Suh: Agent will decide where I play next year

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will be a free agent after the season, but the all-pro today insisted that his agent, Jimmy Sexton, will make the ultimate decision on where he plays football next year. "It'll be Jimmy's decision, so we'll go with that," Suh said. "You can call..." December 10

  • Lions put TE Joseph Fauria on injured reserve

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions placed tight end Joseph Fauria on injured reserve today, ending his season after a second ankle injury. "It will only make my future success that much sweeter," Fauria wrote on Instagram. "Trust I'm going to come back the best I've ever been." Fauria sprained his left ankle..." December 10

  • Lions' Nick Fairley rejects DUI plea, trial in 2015

    Detroit Free Press "Nick Fairley was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in his native Alabama in 2012, a few months after his rookie season with the Detroit Lions ended. By the time his case is resolved sometime next year, Fairley's time in Detroit may be done. Fairley, who'll be a free agent..." December 09

  • Patience with run game pays off for Joique Bell, Lions

    Detroit News "Through most of Sunday's game, the Lions' run game struggled against the Buccaneers' formidable front, anchored by tackle Gerald McCoy. Midway through the fourth quarter, the Lions had gained just 52 yards on 22 carries, leaning more on the passing game, with quarterback Matthew Stafford..." December 08

  • No December slumber as Lions roar past Bucs

    Detroit News "Calvin Johnson didn't know the Lions' 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field Sunday ended a nine-game December losing streak. In 2012, the Lions lost five December games during their eight-game losing streak to end the season, and last year, they lost four games as part of a 1-6..." December 08

  • Reggie Bush wears protest shirt "Lions running back Reggie Bush, who has been outspoken about the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, continued his outspoken nature Sunday when he wore a shirt reading "I Can't Breathe" during pregame warm-ups Sunday. Bush wrote the message -- in black ink on his blue shirt -- signifying the last..." December 07

  • Lions' Reggie Bush probable to play vs. Buccaneers

    The Score "The Detroit Lions should get a boost to their backfield this weekend, as running back Reggie Bush is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bush suffered an ankle injury during the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Buffalo Bills and re-aggravated it on Nov. 9 against the..." December 05

  • Lions K Matt Prater's FG accuracy steadily improving

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater knows about teams gearing up for the playoffs. And he says the Lions are doing the right things at the right time. "I definitely think they're on the right track," Prater said Wednesday. "This team is different from other teams I've been on where there's a lot..." December 04

  • Nick Fairley progressing 'big time' but unsure of return

    Detroit News "For most of the season, the Lions have been at or near the top of the defensive rankings, both in points allowed and yards allowed. They've done it over the past month without one of their defensive stalwarts, tackle Nick Fairley, who has been out because of an injured knee. Fairley's injury..." December 04

  • Golden Tate's Girlfriend Will Find You If You Bring Up That Rumor "We're probably all familiar with the rumor involving Golden Tate and Russell Wilson. The gist of it is that Tate slept with Wilson's then-wife, Ashton Meem, causing a rift with the Seahawks that came to a head the week before Super Bowl XLVIII, when Percy Harvin punched Tate in the face. Everyone..." December 04

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Reggie Bush is out for today's game. Ankle still not responding well enough. Lions hopeful Bush can play Week 14

  • Lions should let Ndamukong Suh leave

    Detroit Free Press "It's time to give thanks, Detroit. Give thanks for Ndamukong Suh, because this should be his last Thanksgiving Day game in a Lions uniform. And when I say it should be, I mean exactly that. The Lions should let him leave when he becomes a free agent five days after the Super Bowl. And..." November 27

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    NFL fined Dominic Raiola $10K for unnecessary roughness last week against the Pats for his actions in the final minute of that game

  • NFL indeed does not fine Raiola

    Pro Football Talk "Sunday’s game against the Patriots included a pair of incidents involving Lions center Dominic Raiola. He leveled Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore with a blow to the head during a play, and then Raiola took out Moore’s knees on the final snap of the game, because Raiola was unhappy about New..." November 25

  • Lions' play-calling appears puzzling

    Detroit News "Golden Tate had two catches for 41 yards the first four plays against the Patriots. Then, he stood on the sideline the next two plays, and the Lions had to settle for a 48-yard field goal. Anyone who wants to blame first-year offensive Joe Lombardi for the repeated offensive struggles..." November 25

  • Patriots rip Lions, 34-9, for seventh straight win

    CSN New England "Another week, another blowout victory over an NFL division leader. Can anyone stop these New England Patriots? Returnee LeGarrette Blount rushed for two touchdowns, Tom Brady threw a pair of scoring passes to Tim Wright, Stephen Gostkowski kicked two field goals and the Patriots dispatched..." November 24

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    Josh Katzenstein @jkatzenstein

    Caldwell said he talked to C Dominic Raiola, reminded him how the players should act. Team won't penalize Raiola, but league is reviewing.

  • NFL will mull fine, not suspension, for Raiola "The NFL will review Dominic Raiola's cut block on New England Patriots defensive lineman Zach Moore for a possible fine, but the Detroit Lions center is not facing a suspension, the league said Monday. The news, which was earlier reported by NFL Network, was confirmed by NFL spokesman Michael..." November 24

  • Bill Belichick, Vince Wilfork rip Dominic Raiola "After watching Tom Brady and the Patriots tack on a late touchdown in Sunday's 34-9 romp over Detroit, Lions center Dominic Raiola was in the mood for payback. Raiola acknowledged to reporters after the game that he attempted to cut-block Patriots defensive tackle Zach Moore on Detroit's final..." November 24

  • Lions' Raiola dives at Patriot late; Wilfork: That's dirty

    Detroit Free Press "The New England Patriots ran for a late touchdown when they could have taken three knees and ended today's 34-9 win over the Detroit Lions in the victory formation, and that decision rankled Dominic Raiola. Raiola admitted after the game that he tried to cut-block Patriots defensive tackle Zach..." November 24

  • Lions RB Reggie Bush unlikely to play vs. New England

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Althoguh Lions running back Reggie Bush vowed to return to the lineup this week, he is unlikely to play Sunday against New England, according to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora Saturday." November 22

  • Belichick on Suh: “He changes everything”

    Pro Football Talk "Patriots coach Bill Belichick is telling his offensive linemen that they have a big responsibility on their hands against Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on Sunday. “He changes everything,” Belichick said on NFL Network. “You can’t let him penetrate or he’ll foul the whole play up. You’ve..." November 22

  • Darrelle Revis on Calvin Johnson: 'He’s a man amongst boys out there' "New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis praised Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson ahead of their matchup in Foxboro, Mass., on Sunday. Johnson, who is considered one of the NFL's top receivers, has caught 34 passes for 520 yards and three touchdowns this season. The four-time..." November 21

  • Golden Tate: Seahawks missing Percy Harvin and me "Golden Tate has taken his game to another level in his first season with the Detroit Lions. He has a theory on why his former team, the Seahawks, has struggled in its passing game in 2014. "Their problem," Tate said last week, via "Now they don't have me or Percy (Harvin)." Tate..." November 19

  • Buck stops at Caldwell for Lions' offensive problems

    Detroit News "It wasn't quite as theatrical as Wayne Fontes' Big Buck speech a bunch of years back, but Lions head coach Jim Caldwell made it abundantly clear Monday regarding the team's sputtering offense that there will be no excuses, no second guessing and no finger pointing – especially not in the direction..." November 18

  • Cardinals use fast start to beat Lions, move to 9-1

    Arizona Republic "The Cardinals and Lions ascended to the top of the NFC this season thanks in large part to theatrical fourth-quarter comebacks that led them to believe they could overcome most anything. But for the Cardinals, Sunday's game against the Lions became about maintaining, not overcoming. The..." November 17

  • Matthew Stafford goes over 20K yards "Matthew Stafford can add another record to his ever-growing ledger of them. The Detroit Lions quarterback eclipsed 20,000 career passing yards in the first half of Sunday's game, his 71st, doing that faster than any quarterback in NFL history. Stafford entered the game with 19,953 yards and..." November 16

  • 34d
    Michael Rothstein @mikerothstein

    Reggie Bush, Nick Fairley, Larry Warford, Kellen Moore, Brandon Pettigrew, Larry Webster, Ryan Broyles are #Lions in actives

  • 34d
    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Source says #Niners to have LB @NBowman53 practice next week following MRI on knee. Niners have until Tuesday to start 21-day eval. period

  • 34d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Lions RB Reggie Bush won't be able to play today vs #AzCardinals with an ankle injury, source said. Should be back next week

  • 35d
    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Reggie Bush will not play Sunday against Arizona but expected back Week 12. Steelers optimistic Troy Polamalu back Week 13 after their bye

  • Only 4 teams pursued Golden Tate "Golden Tate thought he would be a highly sought commodity in free agency last season. Yet when the period opened in March, only four teams showed any interest -- Seattle, Jacksonville, the Jets and the team the former Seahawk ended up signing with, the Detroit Lions. And looking back, he..." November 15

  • Cards' Mathieu: Patrick Peterson can stop Megatron "The Arizona Cardinals face one mega-challenge Sunday against the Detroit Lions: Calvin Johnson. On NFL Network's NFL AM on Friday morning, Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu was asked how the team plans to stop Megatron. "That's why you pay Patrick Peterson, right?" he replied. Peterson..." November 15

  • Marshall to Lions fan: $25K for fight, charity "Brandon Marshall's Twitter back-and-forth with a Detroit Lions fan Thursday morphed into a $25,000 challenge from the receiver to step into the ring. A Lions fan reminded Marshall of his comment last November when he referred to the Lions as "little brother" of the Chicago Bears, in addition to..." November 14

  • Suh likely to become highest-paid defender in 2015 "The dominant talent on the NFL's top-ranked defense is going to get paid next offseason. The question is whether impending free agent Ndamukong Suh will sail past J.J. Watt as the NFL's highest-paid defensive player. The Detroit Lions emerged victorious in last week's battle with Miami Dolphins..." November 13

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    Caldwell said there's a possibility #Lions sit Bush much like they did with Megatron to get that ankle right. Was a response to question.

  • Lions' Caldwell defends Matt Prater's kicking struggles

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater's 70% conversion rate on field goals is fourth worst in the NFL. The only three kickers have worse conversion rates, and two are unemployed. Tampa Bay's Patrick Murray is right behind Prater at 69% and former Lions Nate Freese (43%) and Alex Henery (20%) bring..." November 11

  • Detroit rallies again for 20-16 victory over Miami

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions pulled off another late comeback on Sunday, this time to beat the Miami Dolphins by a score of 20-16. The Detroit Lions seem to be most comfortable when they're trailing late in games. I say that because on Sunday, for the third game in a row, the Lions rallied late in the..." November 10

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    Caldwell said Larry Warford is going to be out for a bit with that knee injury.

  • Reports: Brandon Pettigrew looking likely to play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions appear set to be getting one of their primary tight ends back in the lineup for Sunday’s game vs. Miami. Lions beat writers Tim Twentyman of and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press suggested Sunday morning that Brandon Pettigrew, who’s questionable with a foot..." November 09

  • Philbin says Dolphins need Pouncey to have a big game against Suh

    Pro Football Talk "One of Sunday’s best individual matchups will happen in Detroit, where Dolphins guard Mike Pouncey and Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will square off. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said the Dolphins’ entire offensive line will have its hands full against a Detroit defensive front that’s..." November 07