Lions Rumors & News

  • 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

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    Michael Rothstein @mikerothstein

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • Calvin Johnson eager to return Sunday

    Detroit News "The Lions went 3-0 without All-Pro receiver Calvin Johnson, and even though he'd never missed three straight games, watching his teammates finish the first half of the season 6-2 eased the pain of watching from the sideline. But the offense had plenty of problems without him. Through eight..." November 06

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Calvin Johnson: "It feels good to be back at almost 100 percent." Said he will play Sunday vs the Dolphins.

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Sources: Lions DT CJ Mosley was suspended when caught with weed last week after he disabled smoke alarm in London hotel.

  • C.J. Mosley eligible to return against Dolphins, but might not play

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions suspended C.J. Mosley two weeks for violating an unspecified team rule. They sent him the defensive tackle home early from London and released a statement Saturday afternoon, announcing the punishment. But the definition of two weeks remained somewhat unclear. Did it mean two..." October 29

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    Tori Petry @sportstori

    Calvin Johnson said tonight at the Courage House dinner he's being honored at that he "definitely expects to play" against the Dolphins.

  • Nick Fairley hurts knee, won't return "The Detroit Lions are down another defensive tackle. Starter Nick Fairley has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons with a knee injury. He hurt the knee in the second quarter and had to be helped off the field by trainers and a teammate. He could barely walk on the leg..." October 26

  • Reggie Bush among other inactives for early Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Week Eight gets rolling earlier than any NFL Sunday ever has started, with a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff from London. Fourteen players from the two franchises involved — the Lions and Falcons — won’t be suiting up for the game. In addition to receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), here’s the rest of the..." October 26

  • C.J. Mosley sent home from London "On the eve of their game against the Atlanta Falcons in Wembley Stadium, the Detroit Lions have suspended defensive tackle C.J. Mosley and sent him home from England. The Lions announced Saturday that they have suspended Mosley for two weeks for an unspecified violation of team rules and..." October 26

  • Lions shorthanded at tight end, but it may not change offense much

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have five tight ends on their roster, but they could very well have just two available for Sunday’s game against the Falcons in London. Two Lions tight ends — Joseph Fauria and Eric Ebron — have been ruled out for Sunday. Another tight end, Brandon Pettigrew, is doubtful because of a..." October 25

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    I've been told Jim Caldwell looking big picture and with bye next that Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush not likely to play for #Lions in London

  • Nick Fairley wants to sign long-term deal with Detroit Lions, not thinking about free agency

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions took a gamble when they declined to pick up Nick Fairley's modestly priced option for 2015. And that gamble appears to have paid off, at least for a year. Fairley hired a personal chef, dropped more than 20 pounds and is playing some of the best and most consistent football..." October 25

  • Lions RT LaAdrian Waddle practices "Detroit Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle said he did not realize he had suffered a concussion late in Sunday's victory against New Orleans until after the game. Waddle, who missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, returned to practice Friday for the first time since suffering the..." October 24

  • Reggie Bush remains out, Calvin Johnson remains in at Lions practice

    Pro Football Talk "When the week started, Lions running back Reggie Bush was certain that he’d play against the Falcons on Sunday despite leaving last week’s game because of an ankle injury. That prediction is now looking overly optimistic. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Bush is not..." October 24

  • London trip gives Lions' Ansah chance to see sister again

    Detroit Free Press "They talk on Skype and message on Facebook, but it had been six long years since Ziggy Ansah saw his sister, Elizabeth Giddings. So a few hours after he arrived in England, Ansah hopped in a cab and rode to the north side of London, where he showed up unannounced on his older sibling's..." October 24

  • ESPN writer: Lions should trade Ndamukong Suh to Bengals

    Detroit Free Press "Ndamukong Suh probably doesn't read websites. But if he did, namely, the star Detroit Lions defensive lineman might have come across a "What if" trade proposal, an "albeit unlikely" trade proposal, a "hypothetical" deal we feel compelled to pass along. It comes courtesy of..." October 23

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

  • Lions' Calvin Johnson tests out ankle in practice

    Detroit News "Despite sitting during the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday, Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson did participate on a limited basis, testing out a high-ankle sprain that's held him out of practice and games the past two weeks. In addition to Johnson's return, right tackle LaAdrian..." October 23

  • Lions’ LaAdrian Waddle returned to game after concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Lions right tackle LaAdrian Waddle returned to the field for Detroit’s final kneeldown on Sunday against the Saints despite suffering a concussion on his previous play, an extra point that gave the Lions their game-winning point in a 24-23 win. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports..." October 23

  • Lions send William Powell home from London

    Detroit Free Press "William Powell's trip to England was short and not so sweet. Powell, a practice-squad running back, was waived by the Detroit Lions this morning, one day after he traveled to London with the team for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium (9:30 a.m., Fox). It's not..." October 22

  • No Wednesday practice for Calvin Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has made the business trip to London. But Lions fans will derive no pleasure from the news that Johnson still isn’t practicing. According to Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website, Johnson has missed yet another practice with a sprained ankle that was..." October 22

  • Lions interested in rugby star Jarryd Hayne?

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Caldwell didn't exactly shoot it down when asked Monday if the Detroit Lions are one of the teams reportedly interested in Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne. "I can't tell you much about that," Caldwell said at his weekly news conference. "I mean, I know who he is, obviously, but I don't..." October 21

  • Golden Tate denies being punched by Percy Harvin

    SB Nation "Golden Tate did his best to deflect questions about his rumored altercation with former teammate Percy Harvin in the wake of the Detroit Lions' win on Sunday. Eventually he was forced to address it. "I didn't get punched in the face. That's all a lie," he told Jeff Riger of CBS..." October 20

  • Calvin Johnson will travel to London, playing status uncertain

    SB Nation "Calvin Johnson will be crossing the pond with his team this week. Whether he'll be doing anything more than sightseeing has yet to be determined. Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said the star wide receiver will "absolutely" travel to London with the team to take on the Atlanta Falcons,..." October 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Networks have made their choices as to what games to protect so they can't be flexed to Sunday nights:

  • Calvin Johnson inactive vs. Saints

    Pro Football Talk "Calvin Johnson will get another week to rest his ankle injury. Johnson, the Lions’ perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver, is inactive for Sunday’s game vs. New Orleans, Tim Twentyman of reported this morning." October 19

  • Lions' Teryl Austin turning talent into top-ranked defense

    Detroit Free Press "When Teryl Austin was asked about the play of his No. 1-ranked defense earlier this month, the Detroit Lions' first-year defensive coordinator attributed it to one thing. "Good players," he said. But six weeks into the season, with the Lions still playing at an elite level defensively and..." October 19

  • Lions sign TE Jordan Thompson from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "With two of their top three tight ends hurting, the Lions dipped into their practice squad for help. The club promoted first-year tight end Jordan Thompson to the roster on Saturday, the team’s website reported. In a corresponding roster move, the Lions placed backup middle linebacker Travis..." October 18

  • Calvin Johnson availability in doubt "Calvin Johnson didn't practice for a sixth straight day Friday, and while Jim Caldwell wouldn't say Johnson would need a miracle to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions coach didn't make it sound like his star receiver was going to play. "I've been surprised before..." October 18