Lions Rumors & News

  • 2d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Lions want an informed Ndamukong Suh to sign a deal he’s happy with. I’m told DET is willing to allow him to explore FA to gauge his market

  • Lions asked Nick Fairley to lose weight, but 295 is too skinny

    Pro Football Talk "Not many people who weigh 295 pounds are told that they need to gain weight, but Nick Fairley is not like most people. Fairley, the Lions defensive tackle who was told by the team that he needed to lose weight this offseason, took his conditioning seriously — and even took the weight-loss thing..." July 29

  • Detroit Lions' Jim Caldwell: Matthew Stafford seems to have grasp of new offense

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford won’t throw a meaningful pass until the season starts Sept. 8. But, for the time being, coach Jim Caldwell has been impressed with how much Stafford as absorbed and learned about the new offense. “He is getting better,” Caldwell said today in a news..." July 28

  • Lions activate Golden Tate from PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions opened up training camp without wide receiver Golden Tate on the practice field as a result of a shoulder injury that he suffered during the spring, but Tate was sure that he’d be an active participant before too much more of the summer was gone. Tate was proven correct on Monday. The..." July 28

  • Early signs indicate Lions' Matthew Stafford is 'getting better'

    Detroit News "The Lions made clear this offseason they wanted to find help for Matthew Stafford, looking for coaches and players that could help the franchise quarterback stop his regression the past two seasons. With coach Jim Caldwell, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and quarterbacks coach Jim Bob..." July 28

  • 3d

    Lions pres Tom Lewand said team has tabled contract discussions w/Ndamukong Suh, who's in the final year of his deal, until after the season

  • Jim Caldwell optimistic Ndamukong Suh will stay with Lions

    Detroit News "As the Lions prepare for training camp Monday, star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s future in Detroit remains in doubt. But the team is confident Suh’s contract negotiations won’t be a distraction as it prepares for the season, and coach Jim Caldwell remains optimistic that the Lions can keep..." July 28

  • 4d
    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Nick Fairley weighed 305 lbs today ,10 more than at minicamp, 15 less than last year.

  • Detroit Lions' Reggie Bush: Jim Caldwell was our biggest free-agent signing this year

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush made the rounds at the Fox Sports campus in Los Angeles on Thursday, doing everything from taking over their Twitter account to appearing on their television network to even joining Charrisa Thompson on a podcast. During which, the most interesting comment..." July 26

  • 7d
    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Lions are not optimistic about signing Ndamukong Suh to a new contract. He enters camp counting 22,412,500 against sal cap.

  • Detroit Lions rookie Eric Ebron may be early favorite as next team leader

    Detroit Free Press "They nudged quiet Calvin Johnson into a more vocal role and got the introverted Ndamukong Suh elected captain, and with the Detroit Lions on the lookout for their next group of leaders, one newcomer seems like an obvious choice. Rookie tight end Eric Ebron, more than any of the Lions’ recent..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • 8d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns rookie RB Terrence West will start training camp on the non-football injury list, source says.

  • Focus on Calvin Johnson doesn't mean success for Detroit Lions' other receivers

    Detroit Free Press "Every receiver is usually “excited” or very excited when he first joins the Lions for one big reason: He believes all the attention on Calvin Johnson will create countless chances for him to catch balls and make plays. Golden Tate recently told ESPN’s “First Take” that he has “a chance to catch..." July 20

  • Lions waive Naaman Roosevelt, claim Reese Wiggins

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions made a change at wide receiver Friday, waiving veteran Naaman Roosevelt and claiming rookie Reese Wiggins on waivers from New England. The roster moves were disclosed in the NFL’s Friday transactions. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Wiggins signed with New England on May 27 after going..." July 19

  • Lions sign former Falcons guard Garrett Reynolds

    Detroit News "The Lions added a veteran offensive lineman less than two weeks before the start of training camp, signing former Atlanta Falcons guard Garrett Reynolds. A fifth-round pick by the Falcons in 2009, Reynolds started 23 games at right guard over the last three seasons, including 10 in..." July 18

  • With Jimmy Graham signed, Suh's agent could turn to Lions star's deal

    Detroit Free Press "Now that agent Jimmy Sexton has finished negotiating Jimmy Graham’s deal with the New Orleans Saints, he can concentrate fully on a new deal for his other high-profile client, Ndamukong Suh. That is, if the Detroit Lions and their defensive tackle want one. Suh and the Lions have been..." July 18

  • Ex-Lion WR Titus Young arrested on felony charge in Los Angeles

    Detroit Free Press "Troubled former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested on another felony charge – battery with serious bodily injury – and is in custody in the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, with bail set at $105,000, according to an L.A. district attorney’s office..." July 15

  • Titus Young -- Attacked 5 People in 2 Months ... Cops Say "We're told the person Young is accused of attacking on July 8th is his own attorney. Also, law enforcement tells us ALL of the attacks took place at a medical treatment center in Los Angeles. Former NFL wide receiver Titus Young attacked 5 people on 5 different occasions in less than 2..." July 15

  • Calvin Johnson likes Lions' chances "The Detroit Lions have been a stranger to success, but some members of the 2014 version are bullish on their chances this season, including the team's best player. Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who discussed with NFL Network his No. 2 ranking on the network's Top 100 players list this week,..." July 12

  • 21d
    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Joique Bell says he's 'feeling 100 percent'

    Pride Of Detroit "Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell was unable to take part in the team's OTAs and mandatory minicamp because of a knee injury. His absence was precautionary more than anything, but it was still a bit concerning that he had an injury related to the tendinitis he dealt with last season. The..." July 08

  • Rashean Mathis knows pressure is on as Lions' top cornerback

    Detroit Free Press "Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis will turn 34 in August. And the two biggest questions about him are whether he can maintain his healthy streak and find a time machine to recapture his youth. Mathis had a few minor issues with a head injury and a groin last season, when he missed only one game..." July 07

  • Detroit Lions' Ryan Broyles (torn Achilles) showing good progress in return

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions receiver Ryan Broyles had a good minicamp, making impressive catches and flashing his speed and agility as he showed good progress in his return from a torn Achilles tendon last season. “I haven’t felt this healthy to do anything in the off-season,” he said. “I (couldn’t do) a lot..." July 06

  • Lions Calvin Johnson builds solid foundation

    USA Today "Calvin Johnson grabs a chair, turns it around and sits. His mother, Dr. Arica Johnson, has just finished giving a world-class presentation to five young men who have been awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships through her son's foundation. The presentation is part of a two-day leadership..." July 06

  • Ndamukong Suh would enjoy sacking Peyton Manning

    Oregonian "I asked Suh who it is he really wanted to sack and his eyes danced. What NFL quarterback would a defensive tackle with 27.5 career sacks absolutely drool over bringing down behind the line of scrimmage? Suh's answer came: "Peyton Manning --- without question. Peyton's going to go down in the..." July 04

  • James Ihedigbo: Lions have “that championship DNA”

    Pro Football Talk "Safety James Ihedigbo likes what he’s seen since joining the Lions as a free agent this offseason. Ihedigbo is brimming with optimism about what his new team is capable of doing a year after crumbling down the strech on their way to a 7-9 season. A failure to close up a playoff spot that was..." July 04

  • Lions' Brandon Pettigrew OK in blocking role

    Detroit Free Press "Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew got a $16-million, four-year contract this year and maybe a little perspective that could pay off big for his team. He is being counted on to be a leader while ceding his spot as the top pass-catching tight end to rookie Eric Ebron. Even if Pettigrew is asked..." July 04

  • Detroit Lions LB DeAndre Levy adjusts to changing role in defense

    Detroit Free Press "Gunther Cunningham was dead right last year about outside linebacker DeAndre Levy. As the Lions’ defensive coordinator last year, Cunningham said in September that he expected Levy to have a breakout year in his fifth season based on what the wisdom of late Oakland Raiders owner Al..." July 02

  • Eric Ebron expects to line up all over the place

    Pro Football Talk "Last month, Lions first-round pick Eric Ebron said that he thought the NFL needs a designation for tight ends that line up in various places on offense while serving mainly as a receiver in order to avoid situations like the one the Saints and Jimmy Graham are going through over his franchise tag..." July 02

  • Detroit Lions CB Bill Bentley's comfort level, confidence growing in new defensive scheme

    Michigan Live "In practice, Detroit Lions cornerback Bill Bentley has the look of a play-maker. The third-year defensive back, who projects as the team's starting nickelback, glides through the short and intermediate areas of the field, reads and reacts well, and gets his hands on a fair share of..." July 01

  • Peterson: Jones and White are best WR tandem in NFL

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones recently laid claim to him and Roddy White being the top wide receiver tandem in the NFL. Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson, arguably the best pure cornerback in the league, agreed with Jones before playing in the Celebrity Golf Classic at the Reynolds..." June 30

  • In season of change, Detroit Lions' offensive line may be the strength from last year

    Detroit Free Press "Don’t look now, but it’s quite possible the Detroit Lions’ often-maligned offensive line isn’t only good — it’s the best in the NFC North. Last season, the Lions allowed only 23 sacks, which was second in the NFL only to the Denver Broncos’ 20 sacks. The Lions also allowed only 68 quarterback..." June 29

  • Lions’ quest for Jason Hanson’s replacement enters second season

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions aren’t used to making annual changes at kicker. Of course, the longevity discussion starts with Jason Hanson, who held the job from 1992 through 2012 — a 21-season run. And before Hanson, there was Eddie Murray, who handled the kicking duties for 12 seasons (1980-91). Now, the Lions..." June 28

  • Ex-Cowboy Terrell Owens' list of top NFL wide receivers doesn't include Dez Bryant

    Dallas Morning News "Former Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens joined the NFL Network crew on Total Access and was asked to pick the top wide receivers in the league. Here's T.O.'s top four: Detroit's Calvin Johnson - no brainer. Chicago's Brandon Marshall - OK. Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown - on the..." June 28

  • Chris Houston: Lions' release was mutual decision

    Detroit Free Press "Former Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston told the Austin American-Statesman that his release this month was a mutual decision designed to help him get healthy for the fall. Houston suffered a toe injury when someone stepped on his foot during a December loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He..." June 26

  • Report: Lions' Reggie Bush sells Hollywood Hills home for $5.7M

    Detroit News "Anyone dreaming of winning the lottery and buying Reggie Bush’s gorgeous house in Los Angeles must now look for a new dream. The Lions running back sold the 4,800-square foot home in the Hollywood Hills for $5.7 million, according to the Los Angeles Times, just shy of the $6 million asking..." June 26

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Detroit Lions' Golden Tate: Ex-teammate Richard Sherman earned Madden cover

    Detroit Free Press "As teammates the past three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, receiver Golden Tate and cornerback Richard Sherman had plenty of battles in practice. Tate had a front-row seat for Sherman’s brash brand of competitiveness and talent. When Sherman recently was named the cover player for this..." June 22

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Lions cut CB Chris Houston, one year after he signs $25M deal

    Detroit News "Just one year after signing him to a five-year, $25 million contract, the Lions have released cornerback Chris Houston, the team announced Friday. Houston started 54 games at cornerback the past four seasons after being acquired from the Atlanta Falcons in 2010 for two draft picks, a..." June 14

  • Lions' Matthew Stafford to have more control over offense

    Detroit News "Before many Saints plays, quarterback Drew Brees repeatedly shouts “kill” to signal which of the two called plays the offense will run. Brees and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning have as much pre-snap control as anyone in the league, and with three coaches who worked with them on the Lions..." June 12

  • Lions TE Tony Scheffler retires from NFL because of concussions

    Detroit Free Press "Tony Scheffler is retiring from the NFL. The former Detroit Lions and Western Michigan tight end told the Associated Press today that he made the choice because he had three concussions over the past four years. He had 258 receptions for 3,207 yards and 22 touchdowns in his eight-year..." June 11

  • Bush: Stafford fits 'perfectly' with new offense "After closing last season with a 2-6 record as Matthew Stafford struggled down the stretch, the Detroit Lions entered the offseason determined to fix their franchise quarterback. Noted quarterback mentor Jim Caldwell has been rebuilding Stafford's confidence, telling reporters that his new..." June 10

  • Nate Burleson, on his return to Detroit: 'I'm going to get a fine'

    Michigan Live "Linebacker Stephen Tulloch and center Dominic Raiola drew a slew of Lions players for their charity softball game Saturday in suburban Detroit. It was a sea of blue and silver on that field. And then there was Nate Burleson. The former Lions receiver, who signed this offseason with the..." June 08

  • Burleson sees similarity in Stafford, Manziel "He spent four seasons with one highly-touted, highly-drafted quarterback, and now Nate Burleson might end his career playing for another one. After four seasons working with Matthew Stafford, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft, Burleson is now catching passes from the most well-known player..." June 08

  • 54d
    Chris McCosky @cmccosky

    Rob Sims, entering final year of his contract, hopes new deal can be reached before he hit free agency. Wants to finish career in the D

  • Mikel Leshoure expects to be more involved in Detroit Lions offense this season

    Michigan Live "Detroit Lions tailback Mikel Leshoure got just two carries last season, which means there's pretty much no where to go but up. And he anticipates that's exactly what's going to happen. "I can't tell you (what my role will be) during OTAs, but it looks like I'll be involved a little more that..." June 07

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