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Lions Draft Prospect: Derek Barnett – Tennessee

With the 2017 NFL Draft still months away, there are dozens of potential targets for the Detroit Lions with the 21st pick of the first-round. Based on pre-combine projections, I will be highlighting individual players whom the team could be interested in. Today, the focus is on Derek Barnett, an edge rusher that could upgrade […] Lions Draft Prospect: Derek Barnett – Tennessee...
Via Sidelion Report
10 hours ago

Lions sign tackle Pierce Burton

The Detroit Lions signed former Indianapolis Colts tackle Pierce Burton on Thursday. Burton finished last season on the Colts’ practice squad after signing in mid-December. An undrafted free agent out of the University of Mississippi, Burton signed with the Minnesota Vikings in 2014. He was released late that August and remained unsigned until joining the…
Via Pro Football Talk
22 hours ago

Detroit Lions Offseason Key Dates and Impact

It has been just over two weeks since the New England Patriots pulled off greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. After watching history be made from the couch, the Detroit Lions offseason planning began with the hope of returning to the 2017 playoffs. Here are the key dates in the NFL offseason calendar and the […] Detroit Lions Offseason Key Dates and Impact - SideLion Report...
Via Sidelion Report
2 days ago

Eight Lions Big-Play Makers of the 2016 Season

This season had several highlight-worthy plays by more than a handful of players. You can easily include every single late-game comeback by quarterback Matthew Stafford, all eight of them. But take Stafford out of the equation and things level out a bit.The Lions had a good, solid season, due in no small part to several players […] Eight Lions Big-Play Makers of the 2016 Season...
Via Sidelion Report
2 days ago

Lions long-snapper Jimmy Landes snaps football underneath camel (vid)

Detroit Lions long-snapper Jimmy Landes created considerable attention for himself on social media by creating a trick-snap video during his college career. Now, Landes has released another interesting video showcasing his talents. The exotic locale only heightens the impressiveness, as does the nature of said trick. Landes, currently on vacation in Jordan, posted video this week...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Geoff Schwartz announces he’s retired

After offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz was released by the Lions before the start of the 2016 season, he thought he’d get a look from another team looking for experienced help on their offensive front. That call never came, however. Schwartz chalked it up to the injuries that limited him to 13 games with the Giants…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

The Lions hired a former offensive coordinator as a defensive assistant

There’s nothing like going to a dermatologist for a migraine or a dentist for a broken finger or hiring a career offensive coach as a defensive assistant. Well… that’s exactly what the Lions did today when they hired former Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey as a defensive assistant according to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com via NBC Sports. His official title with the...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago

Former Lions CB Stanley Wilson II arrested while naked for the third time in eight months

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II has been arrested while naked for the third time since last June, according to the Associated Press. In the June incident, Wilson — a member of the Lions from 2005-2007 — was shot while not wearing any clothes as he was an intruder in a home. In January, he was found outside of a Portland home without wearing any clothing. The...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL LB arrested for public nudity for third time

If ever there was a clear cry for help, we’re hearing it loud and clear as it concerns former Detroit Lions linebacker Stanley Wilson II.Wilson was arrested Saturday after allegedly attempting to break into a home.“Police went to the Woodburn home on Saturday after being told someone was making alarming statements,” per the Associated Press. “The homeowner told authorities...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions to invest $100 million in improvements to Ford Field

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Lions have begun a $100 million renovation to spruce up Ford Field, a project that's scheduled to be completed before next season starts. Team president Rod Wood says the improvements will make the facility ready to host another Super Bowl. Pittsburgh beat Seattle to win a Super Bowl at Ford Field in February 2006. Wood says the 15-year-old stadium was...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: assessing the offseason’s primary areas of need

Now that it’s been a whole week since the dramatic ending to Super Bowl LI, every NFL franchise will look towards the draft and free agency to bolster their teams for another run at the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 2017-18. The Detroit Lions fell short of glory in the 2016 season. After starting the season 1-3, the Lions went 8-1 over the next nine before finishing out the season with...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins could get paid more than Andrew Luck

Kirk Cousins looks like he will be in line for a major pay day.Cousins was franchise-tagged by Washington last season and had his second straight strong year. He followed up a 29-touchdown season in 2015 by throwing for 25 scores and nearly 5,000 yards in 2016.Now he’s a free agent again and Washington has the option of franchise-tagging him again or signing him to a long-term...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Free agents to sign

Each offseason is filled with players changing places.  Teams make the tough decision to let players walk or risk ridiculously overpaying for a mediocre player.  The Detroit Lions have had their fair share of the aforementioned dilemma.  Either way, the Lions are bound to lose at least a few players to free agency.  To fill the voids, the team will look to grab some players...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Petition: Detroit stadium roof causes light pollution

DETROIT (AP) A petition is circulating that asks for Detroit's NFL stadium to turn off its blue nighttime roof lighting. The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/2kd3U6D ) reports that 23-year-old Margo Dalal of Detroit started the petition online Tuesday, saying Ford Field's roof is light pollution. The blue glow began last August as part of a $2 million stadium renovation...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/7: Still working off our Super Bowl hangover

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Kristin Otto, Peter Bondra, Juwan Howard, Steve Nash, Matt Stafford, Steven Stamkos and Isaiah Thomas. On this date in 1998, the Winter Olympics kicked off in Nagano, Japan. It was the first Games that saw women's hockey and snowboarding as medal sports, and curling returned...
Via Yardbarker
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Anquan Boldin unsure if he will return next season

Anquan Boldin is still getting it done in the NFL at age 36, but he’s unsure if he will return for another season.The 14-year NFL veteran said on Friday that he does not know if he will play next season, according to Detroit Lions reporter Tim Twentyman. Boldin spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Cardinals, then three with both the Ravens and 49ers. He played last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Key free agents to retain during the 2017 offseason

With the 2016-2017 regular season coming to an end after the Super Bowl, teams will begin planning the various ways to improve their rosters.  The Detroit Lions will have 28 total free agents entering the market once the offseason begins.  Of those 28, there are at least handful of players that the team must retain.  These players have made an impact and will continue to make...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions make subtle changes to logo, team font

The Detroit Lions will look slightly different moving forward.The team announced subtle changes to its logo and font on Wednesday: According to the press release, the Lions will also reveal new uniforms in April.“The rebrand will culminate with the unveiling of all new uniforms on April 13,” the release said. “Throughout the rebranding process, we made it a priority to emphasize...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Prater shows off leg, kicks 78-yard field goal

Just Tucker’s 76-yard field goal at the Pro Bowl was impressive, but Matt Prater managed to show him up with a booming kick of his own. Prater, who was one of the top three kickers in the league this year, showed off his powerful leg and drained a 78-yard kick, which seems unfathomable. No word on whether or not the NFL has decided to drug test Prater after that kick, given how...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Prater one-ups Justin Tucker with 76-yard FG

Based on the way some of the NFL’s top kickers are performing in practice, it’s only a matter of time before a 70-plus-yard field goal is made during a game. Baltimore Ravens kicker shocked us when he posted a 75-yard make during a practice session this week, but it didn’t take long for one of his peers to one-up him.Matt Prater of the Detroit Lions posted a short video on...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every head coach in the history of the Detroit Lions

Dating back to their founding in 1930 as the Portsmouth Spartans before relocating in 1934, the Detroit Lions have had 26 coaches in NFL franchise history. This list includes two Hall of Fame coaches and one who returned for a second stint. Unfortunately, the team has never won the Super Bowl and has not won a playoff game since 1991. How many of the leaders of the Lions can you...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Stanley Wilson arrested again while naked, crying in mug shot

Former NFL cornerback Stanley Wilson II was arrested earlier this month for the second time since June. He was naked both times.According to a police report obtained by The Oregonian, Wilson was found “running around” in the nude outside the home of a person he did not know on Jan. 10. He told police he lived nearby, but the address he gave did not check out.Wilson was already...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford set to become father, expecting less naps

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford’s season is officially done after the Lions lost badly to the Seattle Seahawks, 26-6, at CenturyLink Field on Saturday. Some much-needed R and R is likely on Stafford’s agenda heading into the offseason. But, napping is something that Stafford is going to have to take advantage of while he still has his free time. He made this comment...
Via Sportsnaut
January 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Officials admit to missing facemask call on Paul Richardson’s TD

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson made an absolutely insane one-handed touchdown catch in the second quarter of the team’s Wild Card round playoff game against the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. Here’s video of the play live: And the replay of the absurd catch: There was also a flag on the play, for defensive pass interference on Lions safety Tavon Wilson...
Via The Comeback
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Lions can set record for playoff losing streak against Seahawks

The Detroit Lions will hope to avoid setting a dubious playoff record when they play the Seattle Seahawks in a NFC Wild Card game on Saturday. With a loss to the Seahawks, the Lions would set the new NFL record for consecutive playoff losses. Detroit has lost eight straight postseason games, which is tied for the longest losing streak ever. No team has ever lost nine straight...
Via The Sports Daily
January 06, 2017  |  Discuss
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