LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lions GM: Adrian Peterson still has ‘plenty left in the tank’

Adrian Peterson remains unsigned even though NFL free agency began a few weeks ago, and there isn’t exactly a ton of buzz surrounding him. But at least one team believes he still can play.Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn still thinks Peterson can bring something to the table.“I think AP still has plenty left in the tank,” Quinn told MLive.com’s Kyle Meinke on Monday at the NFL...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Theo Riddick Remains Integral To Offense

Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Detroit Lions Draft Profile: O.J. Howard Strengths and Weaknesses

Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

Detroit Lions’ Prospect Battle: Zach Cunningham versus Taco Charlton

With the 2017 NFL Draft one month away, mock drafts are being published seemingly everywhere. There is a clear consensus in these many mock drafts that the Detroit Lions are likely going to select a defensive player with the 21st overall pick, come April 27. Time will tell, though. Two prospects who often come up […] Detroit Lions’ Prospect Battle: Zach Cunningham versus Taco...
Via Sidelion Report
12 hours ago

Detroit Lions: Three Defensive Backs to Target in NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions have two underrated studs currently in their secondary. Darius Slay and Glover Quin have been responsible for leading a secondary that finished 19th in the league against the pass last season. General Manager Bob Quinn has done a good job rebuilding the trenches in free agency, which may lead him to draft a defensive back earlier than many thought during the NFL...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions’ problem with tight ends

Over the last five years, the Detroit Lions have seen 19 tight ends come and go. Obviously, several of these players were signed for off-season purposes, varying from filling up practice squad spots, inciting competition in training camps, or simply putting bodies on the field. Many of these players never even saw the field for the Lions. However, if you take a deeper look you can...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2017 NFL Draft: 5 First-Round Options For the Detroit Lions

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Detroit Lions: Remaining potential free agents to sign

The Detroit Lions made a splash in the opening days of free agency.  The team added much-needed offensive line help with Rick Wagner and T.J. Lang.  The team added D.J. Hayden as a defensive back and Darren Fells as a blocking tight end.  Keshawn Martin will fight for the return duties as the team let Andre Roberts walk.  With nearly two weeks passing since the free agency period...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Floyd could be fit for Lions

The New England Patriots gave Michael Floyd a chance last year after the wide receiver’s second arrest for driving while under the influence, but it doesn’t sound like he will be returning to the team.With the Patriots having acquired star receiver Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints, ESPN’s Mike Reiss speculates that New England has no room for Floyd on its roster. Danny...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Every running back linked to the Lions is a bad fit

Many running backs have been linked to the Detroit Lions this offseason. It makes sense, the Lions had the 27th ranked rushing attack in the league, and their offense was almost entirely one-dimensional last season. Their running game’s failure came from a few different sources, though, and their problem does not lie at running back. Ameer […] Every running back linked to the...
Via Sidelion Report
4 days ago

SideLion Report Launches Detroit Lions App For iOS and Android

A one-stop shop Detroit Lions app that merges fandom and technology together, the SideLion Report app features content from SideLion Report and is now available to download on iOS and Android. CHICAGO, IL- Available now, SideLion Report for iOS and Android offers users a way to get the latest Detroit Lions news, rumors and analysis […] SideLion Report Launches Detroit Lions App...
Via Sidelion Report
5 days ago

Detroit Lions sign free agent DT Jordan Hill

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive tackle Jordan Hill. Hill is entering his fifth NFL season after previously playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round in 2013. Hill has seven sacks in 31 career games. He played in four games for the Jaguars last season, making no starts...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anquan Boldin not expected to sign with team until training camp

At 37 years old and with 14 seasons under his belt, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Anquan Boldin surely has earned the spring and summer off. That’s what Boldin is planning as he looks for a new city to call home in 2017. Boldin is not expected to sign with a team until right up to the start of training camp, per ESPN’s Michael Rothstein.This makes sense considering Boldin...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions re-sign long snapper Muhlbach

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach. The team announced the move Wednesday. Muhlbach is entering his 14th season, all with Detroit. He ranks fourth on the Lions' list with 196 games played and needs five more to pass linebacker Wayne Walker for third place. Detroit's special teams played a big role in helping the team reach the playoffs...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate responds to picture showing him and wife wearing MAGA hats

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate took to Twitter Wednesday to address a controversy that arose over a picture of the receiver and his wife wearing “Make America Great Again” hats. For those counting, that’s 10 billion percent, which is a lot. It’s a visceral reaction to what was a stupid controversy by any objective measure — though Tate did clarify that he wore...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt and Kelly Stafford announce they’re expecting twin girls with Instagram photo

Lions quarterback Matt Stafford is the unquestioned leader of the Detroit Lions, and he’ll soon have two more little ones to lead off the field. His wife, Kelly, posted a photo on Instagram Monday night which shows she’s pregnant with twin girls, and pretty far along, judging by the look of things. You can kind of see Kelly’s baby bump in this photo from a month ago, but it’s...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Haloti Ngata tells Lions he plans to play in 2017

The Detroit Lions entered the offseason wondering if Haloti Ngata would return in 2017. According to a report, the defensive tackle will be back. Ngata’s career has been an unquestioned success. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2006 and was a part of Baltimore’s Super Bowl XLVII winning squad. Ngata has made five Pro Bowls (2009-2013) and from 2008-2012 he earned either...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions GM ‘disappointed’ Joe Mixon was banished from the combine

The 2017 NFL Combine is underway, which means we get to see what this event looks like when the NFL banishes players such as Joe Mixon for domestic violence. Since these players are absent, you knew NFL executives would be asked about the noticeably absent players such as Mixon. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn was the first to make a stance Wednesday. He admitted he wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions GM Bob Quinn: It’s ‘disappointing’ that NFL didn’t allow Joe Mixon to compete at Combine

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn is speaking out against the NFL for barring Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon from the scouting combine.Quinn was asked by Justin Rogers of the Detroit News if the Lions were considering drafting Mixon, who was not invited to the scouting combine after he punched a woman at a restaurant in 2014.Here’s what Quinn had to say on the matter:...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Offseason Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Detroit Lions. 2016 record: 9-7 — 2nd place, NFC North What’s new? Not much, although they’re coming off a playoff season. That’s pretty damn rare in Detroit. Projected salary cap...
Via This Given Sunday
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

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
February 22, 2017  |  Discuss

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
February 20, 2017  |  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
February 07, 2017  |  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
February 01, 2017  |  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
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