Lions Rumors & News

  • Ezekiel Ansah's production is down, but the Lions aren't concerned

    Michigan Live "There are so many ways to measure a defensive lineman besides sacks, but sacks are perhaps the most important measure of a pass rusher. And Ezekiel Ansah's sacks are way down no matter how you measure it. In the Lions' last 22 games, Ansah has just six sacks. In the 22 games before that, he..." October 23

  • President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for the anthem before Sunday’s games and the President took note of it as well as the fact that the..." October 23

  • Rookie RB Tion Green playing his part for Lions

    Detroit News "One week he’s Devonta Freeman, the next Dalvin Cook. While he waits for his opportunity, Lions running back Tion Green’s job is to be someone different every week. An undrafted rookie out of Cincinnati, Green was one of the biggest surprises when the Lions’ announced their 53-man roster heading..." October 21

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • Lions Signing DE Jacquies Smith

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Detroit Lions are signing DE Jacquies Smith to a contract, according to his agency. Smith was one of eight players who tried out for the Lions on Tuesday and with the Lions dealing with some injuries at the defensive end position, this seems like a decent move. Smith, 27, originally..." October 18

  • Eric Ebron: Year hasn’t been the best, but I can’t be down on myself

    Pro Football Talk "Lions tight end Eric Ebron had a talk with quarterback Matthew Stafford before last week’s game against the Saints in hopes of getting his season on the right track, but it didn’t do the trick. Ebron had one catch for nine yards in the 52-38 loss to New Orleans, leaving him with 13 catches for..." October 18

  • Lions Claim QB Brad Kaaya Off Waivers, Cut DL Datone Jones & George Johnson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Lions have claimed rookie QB Brad Kaaya off of waivers from the Panthers on Wednesday. According to Field Yates, the Lions have released DE George Johnson and DL Datone Jones. The Lions also signed DE Jacquies Smith and OT Bryce Harris and released DL..." October 18

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • Golden Tate expected to miss a few weeks with shoulder injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions are going to be without their No. 1 receiver for a while. Detroit wide receiver Golden Tate suffered a shoulder injury and is likely to miss a few weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. An MRI will reveal the full extent of the injury. Tate is leading the Lions with 36 catches..." October 16

  • As Saints pummel Matthew Stafford, Lions bench Greg Robinson

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions’ offensive line is a mess today in New Orleans. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has twice been sacked and lost fumbles, with the Saints recovering one in the end zone for a touchdown, and recovering the other on a short field leading to a touchdown. It has not been pretty. As a..." October 15

  • Lions' Glover Quin being evaluated for concussion after knee to helmet

    ESPN "Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin is being evaluated for a concussion and has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints. Quin was injured trying to tackle Saints running back Alvin Kamara on a first-and-10 from the New Orleans 46-yard-line. When Quin was trying to tackle..." October 15

  • Stafford will start; will he finish?

    Pro Football Talk "All reports and indications are that Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will start on Sunday in New Orleans. The real question is whether he’ll finish. Stafford officially has an ankle injury, and Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press recently suggested that Stafford may eventually have to..." October 15

  • Josh McCown was Lions WR last time he played Patriots "If you check Josh McCown's passing record prior to the New York Jets' showdown with the New England Patriots on Sunday, it shows the veteran quarterback last threw a football against a Bill Belichick-coach D in 2004 while with the Arizona Cardinals. McCown, however, has faced Belichick more..." October 15

  • DeAndre Levy Testifies That He Was Told Not to Discuss CTE, Brain Injuries

    Detroit Free Press "DeAndre Levy became one of the most prominent players to speak out about the dangers of brain injuries and football during his final season in the NFL, and the former Detroit Lions linebacker told a congressional subcommittee Friday that he was told to stop talking about the topic after he brought..." October 14

  • Lions “strongly disagree” with DeAndre Levy’s brain injuries testimony

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions “strongly disagree” with former linebacker DeAndre Levy‘s testimony that they tried to silence him from speaking publicly about CTE. “We are aware of his comments, and we strongly disagree with his claim that anyone from our organization tried to silence him,” the Lions said in a..." October 14

  • Stafford expected to play vs. Saints

    Michigan Live "Matthew Stafford is officially questionable for the Detroit Lions on Sunday in New Orleans, although there seems to be very little question about whether he'll actually play. Stafford wasn't even listed as limited for a practice this week, let alone missed one. His mobility was obviously..." October 13

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • Pressure on Jim Bob Cooter, Matthew Stafford to fix Detroit Lions offense

    Detroit Free Press "It can’t be this bad, can it? The Lions may not have a deep threat or a consistent running game or a healthy offensive line or a healthy quarterback. But it can’t be this bad. It shouldn’t be this bad. Anything I say or write in defense of Stafford or Cooter will play as excuse-making or..." October 12

  • NFL: No Change To National Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "Although reports earlier this week indicated that the NFL may force players to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and NFLPA today released a joint statement indicating that the league’s policy has not been altered. “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director..." October 12

  • Matthew Stafford returns to Lions practice with slight hobble in step

    Detroit Free Press "As Matthew Stafford moved from one drill to the next during the open portion of Lions practice Wednesday, he did so with a noticeable hitch in his step. Stafford wasn't quite limping on the right ankle that he injured in last week's loss to the Carolina Panthers, but he sort of hopped his way..." October 11

  • Eric Ebron Meets With Matthew Stafford, Hopes To Get Out Of 'Dumps'

    Real GM Football "Eric Ebron sat down with Matthew Stafford on Monday in an effort to get out of "the dumps" for the Detroit Lions. Ebron caught a career-high 61 passes last season, but has just 12 catches for 93 yards this year. He also has three drops. "That's my guy," Ebron said of Stafford. "We had a talk..." October 11

  • Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy. But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that he’s the most patriotic. Trump’s at it on the Twitter machine again this morning, with more bluster..." October 11

  • Lions' Haloti Ngata out for season with torn bicep

    Sporting News "The Lions' defensive line suffered a big loss with the injury of defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. On Wednesday, the team placed Ngata on the injured reserve list, according to Detroit Free Press. The 33-year-old suffered a torn bicep during the first half of last week's loss against the Panthers..." October 11

  • Roger Goodell Sends Letter to Teams Essentially Saying They Are About to Force Players to Stand for Anthem

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is about to get on their knees for Donald Trump. Donald Trump said there should be a policy in place to force players to stand for anthem. Jerry Jones and other owners have already started the process of threatening the players. Now, Roger Goodell who works for the owners has sent a..." October 11

  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford injured hamstring, ankle in loss

    ESPN "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered a hamstring injury and a sprained ankle in Detroit's 27-24 loss to Carolina, a source told ESPN Insider Dan Graziano, and Stafford's week of practice will determine whether he plays Sunday against New Orleans. During an appearance on the Mitch Albom..." October 10

  • Donald Trump takes aim at NFL’s “tax breaks”

    Pro Football Talk "The President of the United States is on the warpath with the NFL again this morning, issuing his usual subtle threats. Donald Trump is using the NFL as a foil in his battle to make himself synonymous with patriotism and the flag, after his strong-arming teams into making guys stand for the..." October 10

  • Detroit Lions need more from pedestrian offense to sustain success

    Detroit Free Press "Maybe Heath Evans was right. Evans, the former fullback and current NFL Network analyst, caught plenty of flack two years ago when he said at the Super Bowl that he didn't believe Jim Bob Cooter's offense was capable of long-term success. "It'll get figured out," Evans said at the..." October 10

  • Jim Caldwell says Matthew Stafford is sore, but nothing more until Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was hobbling around during parts of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Panthers and he had his ankle taped up during the game, but he didn’t want to talk about how he was feeling physically when he met with the media after the game. His coach didn’t do much to fill in..." October 09

  • Lions release Armonty Bryant

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions opted not to add defensive end Armonty Bryant to the roster for Sunday’s game against the Panthers and they won’t be doing it this week either. Bryant became eligible to return to action when his four-game suspension was completed after the Lions’ Week Four win over the Vikings, but..." October 09

  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford has upped game by cutting down interceptions

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford isn’t usually the superstitious type, but this time he wasn’t taking any chances. Stafford fielded questions about his current streak of 137 consecutive throws without an interception on two different occasions this week, and both times he found the nearest piece of wood for..." October 08

  • Lions Won’t Activate DE Armonty Bryant This Week

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions will not activate defensive end Armonty Bryant from suspension before Sunday’s Week 5 contest against the Giants, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press (Twitter link). Detroit holds a roster exemption on Bryant that expires on Monday, meaning it must either add him to the..." October 07

  • Kenny Golladay misses full week of practice with hamstring injury

    Michigan Live "Kenny Golladay looks like he'll miss his second straight game Sunday when the Detroit Lions host Carolina at Ford Field. The rookie receiver missed practice Friday, his fifth in a row, because of a hamstring injury. He hasn't put in a full day of work in two weeks. TJ Jones is expected to..." October 06

  • Lions LB says fans wishing CTE on him for kneeling during anthem

    Michigan Live "Lions linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin says he's kneeled during the national anthem the last two weeks to protest racial inequality in America. Now he's being flooded by hate mail, including wishes for him to develop brain disease. He's 22 years old. "People are saying, like, 'I hope you get..." October 06

  • NFL has 'no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone'

    ESPN "If it is able to identify the person who allegedly shouted a racial slur at Terrelle Pryor on Monday night, the NFL will ban that fan from future games, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call Thursday. "We have no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone," Lockhart..." October 05

  • Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick was among 1,133 players and agents whose personal information was exposed due to a misconfigured online database operated by the NFL Players Association, according to an internet security company. Kaepernick, who was the target of death threats last year as he knelt during the..." October 04

  • Anheuser-Busch has no plans to end relationship with NFL despite rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Anheuser-Busch may have created a recording specifically for people who were calling the company to inquire about its sponsorship of the NFL, but that does not mean the company is considering pulling the plug on one of its most profitable partnerships. Over the weekend, rumors began circulating..." October 03

  • Detroit Lions injury news: LB Paul Worrilow out with MCL sprain

    Detroit Free Press "Starting outside linebacker Paul Worrilow suffered a sprained MCL in the Detroit Lions' 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Lions coach Jim Caldwell declined comment on Worrilow's injury at his weekly news conference Monday, but Worrilow is expected to miss multiple games with an..." October 03

  • NFL has not approved an automatic ejection rule

    Pro Football Talk "When Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan knocked out Packers receiver Devante Adams with a vicious (and illegal) helmet-to-helmet hit on Thursday, some argued that Trevathan should have been the first player to be sent to the showers under the league’s new rule mandating automatic ejections for..." September 29

  • Lions DT Akeem Spence says dad lost work due to protest

    Fanrag Sports "Detroit Lions defensive tackle Akeem Spence took to Twitter on Thursday to announce that his father had been denied a job, as retribution for his son’s choice to kneel during the playing of the national anthem. “No disrespect to the flag, no disrespect to any of the veterans or anything. It was..." September 29

  • Tate on last play: Seems Lions always on 'wrong side of success'

    Detroit News "Golden Tate’s phone was buzzing in his locker with congratulatory texts. But the messages quickly took a consolatory tone moments later after Tate’s last-second touchdown was overturned and the Lions ended up on the short end of a gut-wrenching 30-26 loss to the Falcons last weekend. “You..." September 28

  • Trump: NFL owners 'afraid' to take action against kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump, in an exclusive interview with "Fox & Friends," said that NFL owners are “afraid” to act against their players protesting the national anthem at games across the country. “The NFL is in a box and they have to do something about it,” Trump told Fox News' Pete Hegseth, in the..." September 28

  • Justin Timberlake reportedly 'finalizing' deal to perform at Super Bowl halftime

    CBS Sports "The Super Bowl is going to get a familiar face for halftime of Super Bowl LII when the game comes to Minnesota. Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is reportedly "finalizing" a deal to perform at the event for the first time in 13 years. According to US Magazine, Timberlake and the NFL are locking..." September 27

  • DirecTV refunds Sunday Ticket subscribers who are upset over NFL protests

    New York Daily News "NFL fans who are too angry to watch the Red Zone channel can now enter the Green Zone. DirecTV is offering total refunds to Sunday Ticket customers who want to cancel their package due to the national anthem protests around the league, according to ESPN. The Sunday Ticket package, which..." September 27

  • Davis' absence reveals Lions' vulnerability to the run

    Detroit News "Through the first two games, the Lions’ run defense was off to a roaring start. But without starting middle linebacker Jarrad Davis and his physical presence on the field, the Lions offered little resistance as the Falcons seemingly ran the ball at will in Sunday’s crushing 30-26..." September 26

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Lions find new path to stunning loss

    Detroit News "It began as a strange day and ended absurdly, with the Lions seemingly winning a stunner, then losing a stunner, then trying to explain where this ranked on their list of excruciating stunners. They fell about 2 inches and two seconds short of a dizzying comeback against the NFC’s best team...." September 25

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25