Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s blackout policy could soon be blacked out. The Federal Communications Commissions officially has proposed the adoption of a rule preventing sports leagues from blacking out games. It’s the first official step in a process that now welcomes commentary from the public regarding the..." December 19
Pro Football Talk "In the offseason, the Lions gave quarterback Matthew Stafford a fat new contract. As a result, they’re now stuck with him — no matter how poorly he plays in crunch time of key games. On Monday night, Stafford threw a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions, dragging his passer rating in the final..." December 17
Michigan Live "Calvin Johnson is mortal after all. The Detroit Lions superstar has produced the greatest three-year receiving stretch in the history of the NFL, but dropped two passes that proved costly in a 18-16 loss Monday night against Baltimore. "Definitely," Johnson said, when asked whether his drops..." December 17
Baltimore Sun "It seems improbable, but the Ravens are more than willing to let Justin Tucker kick them all the way to the playoffs. Tucker’s sixth field goal of the night, this one from 61 yards, pushed the Ravens to their biggest victory of the season, an 18-16 win in front of a raucous and shocked crowd of..." December 17
Fansided "The Detroit Lions are in jeopardy of missing the postseason. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has yet to get the Lions to the next level and the team has missed the possteason in four of the past five seasons. With the lack off success, the team’s patience is wearing thin and Schwartz’s job could be..." December 16
Rotoworld "ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on SportsCenter early Monday that the "expectation within the Lions' organization" is Reggie Bush (calf) will handle his normal workload Monday night against Baltimore. Bush is officially listed as questionable, but beat writers close to the team all along have..." December 16
Pro Football Talk "Last Sunday night, Peter King of TheMMQB.com and I reported on Football Night in America that the league has been discussing centralized replay review, and that the discussions will continue. The discussions are accelerating. Per a league source, replay review could be removed from the..." December 16
Expect both to play RT @RavensInsider: For the Lions, Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and running back Reggie Bush (calf) are questionable
Detroit News "Mikel Leshoure’s first three years in the NFL have been like a roller coaster, with far more screams than smiles. But the Lions running back is only 23. “I’ve got plenty of time to show the world what I can do,” he said. A second-round pick in 2011, Leshoure missed his first season after..." December 15
Pro Football Talk "Six days ago, Lions running back Reggie Bush was ready to go in Philly despite a Thanksgiving Day calf injury. Until Bush slipped on the snowy field in Philly. With the Lions preparing to host the Ravens on Monday night, Bush is officially questionable to play. Also questionable is rookie..." December 15
Joe Flacco on Matt Elam's comments: "Dude, what are you thinking? It's Calvin Johnson, man."
Detroit News "Running back Reggie Bush denied a report he fell before the Lions' game against the Eagles in snowy Philadelphia, but said Wednesday he wasn't healthy enough to play. Bush, who said he expects to play Monday night against the Ravens, was fighting a calf injury in the week leading up to last..." December 12
NFL.com "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated Wednesday that the league is considering making fundamental changes with how in-game replay reviews are handled. "I think our officials do an incredible job, but there's always room for improvement," Goodell told NFL Media's Albert Breer at the Special..." December 12
Reggie Bush said he's not really sure how he hurt the calf again in warm-ups last week but is looking forward to playing on Monday night.
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
ESPN.com "Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush expects to be available to play Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens. When asked by a reporter whether he fully expects to return this week, Bush responded with a one-word affirmative: "Yeah." He then went on to explain exactly what happened to him..." December 11
Pro Football Talk "Ravens safety Matt Elam is 5-foot-10 and 210 pounds, while Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is 6-foot-5 and 236 pounds. So it wouldn’t seem to benefit Elam to try to get physical with Megatron when the two meet on Monday night. But Elam, a 22-year-old rookie, says that when taking on an old guy..." 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