Lions Rumors & News

  • It's early, but Greg Robinson could solve Detroit Lions' problem at LT

    Detroit Free Press "When the Los Angeles Rams demoted Greg Robinson and shipped him out of town this spring, reports emerged that Robinson didn’t take football as serious as some of his other pursuits in life. But in the two months since the Detroit Lions acquired Robinson for a 2018 draft pick, offensive line..." August 19

  • Detroit Lions down to 3 healthy TEs; Kenny Golladay back with 2nd team

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions have talked about running more two tight end sets this fall, but at the rate they're going, they won't even have two healthy tight ends on their roster for Saturday's exhibition against the New York Jets. Of the eight tight ends on the Lions' current 90-man roster (89, if you..." August 18

  • Lions' Eric Ebron sits out practice; Caldwell says there's no setback

    Detroit Free Press "Eric Ebron’s expected return to full practice remains on hold, even though Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said his starting tight end has not suffered a setback. “No, he’s just got a couple issues that he’s dealing with, you know?” Caldwell said after Ebron sat out today’s practice in helmets..." August 17

  • Lions' Tate rips Trump over Charlottesville, considering protest

    Michigan Live "Golden Tate saw the images rolling in from Charlottesville over the weekend. He saw the swastikas marching through American streets. He saw white men with torches yelling that they would not be replaced by Jews. He saw a woman, just three years older than him, run over by a car. Then he saw..." August 17

  • Lions waive/injured Brandon Copeland, sign three players

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions cleared three roster spots on Tuesday and they filled them on Wednesday by signing three new players to their 90-man roster. They also opened up another one by waiving linebacker Brandon Copeland with an injury designation. Copeland tore a pectoral muscle in the team’s preseason..." August 16

  • A Lion in print: Zach Zenner may soon be a published researcher

    ESPN "Zach Zenner spent months in a laboratory in Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit a little over a year ago, spending his downtime doing research with rats instead of doing something more relaxing. That work is about to turn into something bigger, a byproduct that could alter his post-football..." August 16

  • Detroit Lions disavow use of their logo during violent rally in Charlottesville

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Lions have denounced the use of their logo during the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend that left one woman dead and 19 injured. A photograph on Getty Images shows a man with a shield bearing a version of the Lions' logo. Unlike the Lions'..." August 16

  • Lions' preseason opener proves 'I can do this' to rookie Jarrad Davis

    Detroit Free Press "Jarrad Davis didn’t have to wait long to make his first NFL hit. Though Davis, the Detroit Lions’ first-round pick, wasn’t credited with a tackle on the play, the rookie linebacker was in on the pile on the Indianapolis Colts’ first play from scrimmage in the Lions' exhibition-opening 24-10..." August 14

  • Kerry Hyder out for season with torn Achilles

    Yardbarker "The Detroit Lions’ defense has suffered a big blow before their season has even started. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, defensive end Kerry Hyder, a pleasant surprise who collected eight sacks in 2016, will miss the entire 2017 season after tearing his Achilles during Detroit’s..." August 14

  • Kerry Hyder: I will be back better than ever

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions said Sunday that defensive end Kerry Hyder suffered a “significant” injury to his Achilles and it is a season-ending one. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that tests confirmed Hyder tore his Achilles during the team’s preseason game against the Colts. He’s scheduled to have surgery..." August 14

  • Lions fear Kerry Hyder tore his Achilles

    ESPN "Detroit Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder was carted off with an apparent lower left leg injury during the first quarter of his team's preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said after the game that Hyder suffered a "significant Achilles injury." He..." August 14

  • Don't expect Detroit Lions starters to play much in today's preseason opener

    Detroit Free Press "If last year is any indication, the Detroit Lions still will have most of their starters work up a quick sweat in Sunday's preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts. The Lions and Colts held their second and final joint practice on Friday, but Lions coach Jim Caldwell said his starters..." August 13

  • Lions’ Kerry Hyder carted off with leg injury

    Pro Football Talk "One of the few bright spots on the Lions’ defense last year was Kerry Hyder, who before 2016 had played in just one game in his NFL career but emerged as an important part of the Detroit pass rush last year with eight sacks. In a piece of bad news for the Lions this preseason, they’ve already..." August 13

  • Calvin Johnson could easily secure free agency

    Pro Football Talk "Setting aside for now the fact that teams reaching out to receiver Calvin Johnson about a potential return to football are tampering, there’s a specific procedure that would allow Johnson to get back to football any time he wants. All he has to do is show up. Specifically, he simply has to..." August 13

  • Darius Slay wants to be ‘turnover machine’ on Lions ‘D’

    Detroit News "There are few statistics more important in the NFL than turnover differential. Among the teams that finished with the best takeaway-giveaway margins, five of the top six qualified for the postseason, including three of the four conference finalists and both Super Bowl participants. If you’re..." August 11

  • New Lions TE Tim Wright: 'I'm ready to go rip it up'

    Detroit Free Press "It had been 18 months since Tim Wright last played in a game for the Lions, but the well-traveled tight end still hadn't gotten rid of any Lions gear when the team brought him in for a workout Tuesday. "There was a few teams that showed interest, but my heart is here," Wright said. "Everything..." August 10

  • Rick Wagner joins list of banged up Lions offensive lineman

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions signed guard T.J. Lang and tackle Rick Wagner as free agents this offseason with the goal of upgrading the right side of their offensive line, but that plan has hit snags on both fronts. Lang has yet to practice on back-to-back days after having hip surgery this offseason and Wagner..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • Is Calvin Johnson considering a comeback?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now this would be a mega addition to any NFL team. Calvin Johnson, the former star Detroit Lions wide receiver that retired abruptly at the age of 30, is receiving interest from NFL teams trying to gauge his thoughts on potentially returning to the gridiron. According to Mike Freeman of..." August 10

  • Lions sign Tim Wright

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have brought tight end Tim Wright back to Detroit. The team announced on Wednesday that they have signed Wright to their 90-man roster. Tight end Brandon Barnes was waived in a corresponding move. Wright came to the Lions in an August 2015 trade with the Buccaneers and had nine..." August 09

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Former Lions LB DeAndre Levy files injury grievance against franchise

    ESPN "Still not healthy months after his release, former Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy has filed an injury grievance against the franchise. Levy never fully recovered from the knee injury he suffered in the first game of the 2016 season. He underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus and..." August 09

  • Matt Stafford Ready To Lead Lions in Breakthrough 2017 Season

    Sporting News "Detroit running back Theo Riddick doesn’t mince words when it comes to Matt Stafford's importance to the Lions. “He is the captain of our ship,” Riddick said after a Sunday practice at Lions headquarters. “We’ll go as far as he’s going to take us.” Based on how Stafford looks in the..." August 08

  • Rookie WR Kenny Golladay making impression at Lions camp

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions scored touchdowns on a little more than 54 percent of their red zone trips last season, which was good for 17th in the league as they made their way to the postseason. Improving that percentage would improve their chances of doing the same this season and their third-round pick in..." August 07

  • Darius Slay isn't letting Teez Tabor get down on himself with the Lions

    Michigan Live "Momentum has a way of snowballing at the cornerback position, especially for players who are still trying to figure out who they are. Stick a rookie on an island and it can bring out some undesirable moments. Teez Tabor's recent play has been the kind he'd like to forget, perhaps that he must..." August 07

  • Bills sign veteran receiver Anquan Boldin

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills Monday signed veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin. Boldin received a one-year contract worth $2.75 million, including $1.25 million in incentives, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Boldin, who turns 37 in October and is entering his 15th season in the NFL, ranks ninth in..." August 07

  • Detroit Lions: Vying for relevance in NFC North

    Sportsnaut "The Detroit Lions may have been football’s luckiest team last season. Despite ranking 27th in DVOA, 29th in weighted DVOA and dead last in defensive DVOA, the Lions managed to go 9-7 and make the playoffs thanks to a record eight fourth quarter comebacks. Needless to say, that could come back..." August 05

  • Bob Quinn: “Long way to go” on a deal for Matthew Stafford

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn said Saturday he remains confident a new deal with Matthew Stafford will get done, though he acknowledged the two sides are not currently close in their contract talks. "Matt has taken this situation with his contract in stride," Quinn told fans before..." August 05

  • Lions' Theo Riddick sidesteps meat, goes vegan

    Detroit News "In the first week of Lions training camp, running back Theo Riddick has been untouchable. It’s not about his sleek shifts in the backfield or fleet footwork, which has made him one of the most intriguing and productive players in the Lions’ offense. Along with the quarterbacks, Riddick is..." August 05

  • Breaking down Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin's contract extension

    Detroit Free Press "Glover Quin has one of the longest consecutive games played streaks in the NFL, and for the Detroit Lions to get the full value of the two-year, $13 million extension he signed last week, he'll have to stay one of the league's top ironmen. Quin received a $5 million signing bonus as part of the..." August 04

  • Detroit Lions going high tech in effort to limit dropped passes

    Detroit Free Press "Dropped passes were a drag on the Detroit Lions' season last year, and the team is going high-tech to make sure that's not an issue again this fall. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said after practice Tuesday some of his receivers are using strobe technology eyewear to help curtail their drop..." August 02

  • Matthew Stafford, Lions Apart In Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "While the Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford are involved in “active” discussions, a “substantial gap” exists between Stafford’s asking price and Detroit’s offer, according to Tom Pelissero of (Twitter link). Although “internal optimism” exists with the Lions front office that a..." August 02

  • Lions WR Golladay gets extra work in with Stafford

    Detroit News "Kenny Golladay is embracing growing expectations and the Detroit Lions rookie receiver is leaning on quarterback Matthew Stafford to help him reach his potential. After an inconsistent first day of training camp, Golladay sought out Stafford for some extra work after practice. “We’re still..." August 01

  • Lions activate Greg Robinson and Cornelius Washington from NFI

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions got a pair of key parts back on the field, after short stays on the non-football injury list. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions activated offensive tackle Greg Robinson and defensive end Cornelius Washington from NFI after one day so they’d be there for..." August 01

  • Where does Matthew Stafford rank among the NFL’s top quarterbacks?

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Matthew Stafford currently has the Lions over a contractual barrel. Whether he receives another huge contract or goes year-to-year and makes more than $100 million from 2018 through 2020 obscures the question of how good he really is, in comparison to other quarterbacks. Appearing..." August 01

  • Buccaneers' Caleb Benenoch, Lions' A'Shawn Robinson sued over $9,332 nightclub bill

    ESPN "Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch and Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson are being sued over a $9,332 nightclub bill from March 2017. According to court documents filed in Los Angeles, the two players were guests of Richard James Harrington at the Hyde nightclub..." August 01

  • Eric Ebron hurt hamstring on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Lions tight end Eric Ebron missed a big chunk of time last summer with an ankle injury and his 2017 training camp got off on the wrong foot as well. The Lions held their first practice of the summer on Sunday and Ebron wasn’t able to make it through the entire session before he injured his..." July 31

  • T.J. Lang feeling 'best I’ve felt in 5 years' as Lions open training camp

    Detroit Free Press "T.J. Lang waited for this day for four months. Longer, actually, if you count all the time he spent dreaming of playing for the Detroit Lions as a kid. The Lions held their first practice of training camp Sunday and Lang was on the field for the first time since his hometown team opened its..." July 31

  • Lions add a tackle with Tony Hills retiring

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions brought in a new offensive lineman on Monday to take the roster spot of one who has opted to retire. The team announced that they have signed tackle Nick Becton and that Tony Hills has been placed on the reserve/retired list. The team also activated safety Rolan Milligan from the..." July 31

  • Add Ezekiel Ansah (PUP) and Greg Robinson (NFI) to the Lions' injury list

    Michigan Live "One day before the start of training camp, the Detroit Lions have lost their projected starters at defensive end and left tackle, as well as a top reserve. Ezekiel Ansah was placed on the physically unable to perform list, while Greg Robinson was moved to the non-football injury list. Making..." July 30

  • Injuries, suspensions could lead to early DL concern for Lions

    ESPN "Jim Caldwell rarely expresses disappointment in individual players, but this was different for the Detroit Lions head coach. This was something that could have been easily avoided. Considering his team's issues along the defensive line, it’s understandable the fourth-year head coach would be..." July 30

  • Lions put Ziggy Ansah on PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah dealt with an ankle injury for much of last season and the team is taking a cautious approach to getting him ready for the 2017 campaign. The Lions announced that Ansah has been placed on the physically unable to perform list to open camp, which leaves him..." July 30

  • Lions sign S Glover Quin to contract extension through 2019 season

    ESPN "Safety Glover Quin is staying with the Detroit Lions for potentially three more seasons. The former Pro Bowler, who was entering the final year of his contract this season, signed a two-year extension with the franchise through the 2019 season minutes before training camp opened Sunday..." July 30

  • Matthew Stafford continues to have “no timetable” for new deal

    Pro Football Talk "In his negotiations with the Lions, quarterback Matthew Stafford hold all the cards. And he knows it. And he feels no need to put any of them on the table. Via, Stafford reiterated on Saturday that he has “no timetable” for doing a new deal. He used the same term last month..." July 30

  • NFL Players Sued Over Insanely Expensive Bill ... at Hollywood Club

    TMZ "How's this for embarrassing -- 2 NFL players racked up a $10,000 bill at a Hollywood nightclub ... only to have their credit cards DECLINED, this according to a new lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports. Player #1 is Detroit Lions defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson -- a 2nd round pick in the 2016 NFL..." July 30

  • Matthew Stafford worked with private quarterback tutor this offseason

    Sporting News "Matthew Stafford has yet to reach the elite status the Lions envisioned for him when selecting him first overall in 2009. But the flamethrower made an effort to get over the hump this offseason. Stafford, 29, opted to hire a private quarterback tutor during the offseason. Heading into his ninth..." July 29

  • Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford drops $3.85 million on Georgia mansion

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford hasn't signed his new contract yet, but that hasn't stopped him from splurging on a major purchase. Stafford, who's closing in on a contract extension that will make him the highest paid player in the NFL, recently bought a 9,838-square-foot mansion in Atlanta for $3.85..." July 28

  • Report: NFL To Walk Away From Deal To Fund Concussion Research With $16 Million Unpaid

    Deadspin "The NFL has given the National Institutes of Health less than half of the $30 million they promised for concussion research five years ago, and after repeatedly trying to influence how their “unrestricted gift” was used, the league is letting their agreement expire with no plans to finish paying..." July 28

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27