Lions Rumors & News

  • Lions receive unexpected boost from secondary

    Detroit News "In Sunday's win over the Jets, Lions cornerback Darius Slay was the beneficiary of an overthrown pass by quarterback Geno Smith. The key to the play was pressure by the defensive front seven to make Smith make an inaccurate throw. Slay's interception, the first of his career, was followed by a..." October 01

  • Lions place Montell Owens on injured reserve

    Pride Of Detroit "Fullback Montell Owens' season has come to an end. In order to make room for running back George Winn, who was promoted from the practice squad earlier on Tuesday, the Detroit Lions decided to place Owens on injured reserve. Owens has had a tough time staying on the field in his two seasons..." September 30

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    In a possible indication they expect Joique Bell to be out this week, Lions will sign RB George Winn off their practice squad, source says.

  • Joe Fauria sprains ankle trying to stop puppy from peeing inside

    SB Nation "Dogs may be adorable, but they're also dangerous. Lions tight end Joe Fauria found this out the hard way. Fauria had previously described the injury that kept him off the field this week as "a freak fall at home," but he hadn't fully described how freakish it was. We can't blame Fauria. First..." September 29

  • Golden Tate shines in Lions' 24-17 win over Jets

    Detroit Free Press "Calvin Johnson walked gingerly through the Detroit Lions locker room, surveying the scattered remains of his team's post-game spread as he headed back to his stall to finish dressing. The Lions beat the New York Jets, 24-17, today at MetLife Stadium, and they did so despite getting virtually no..." September 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    A pair of NFC North WRs — #Bears Brandon Marshall and #Lions Calvin Johnson — are both expected to play today. Ankle injuries for both.

  • Report: Suh wants to play in New York

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a given that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will hit the open market in March. With a franchise tag that would exceed $26 million and the plug pulled on contract talks during the season, it makes no sense for Suh to accept an offer from the Lions after the season ends but before he..." September 28

  • Stephen Tulloch on ACL-tearing sack dance: 'I'd do it again, brother'

    Detroit Free Press "Stephen Tulloch suffered one of the strangest injuries in sports this year when he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee while celebrating a sack in last week's win over the Green Bay Packers. But Tulloch, who'll miss his first game in nine NFL seasons when the Detroit Lions play..." September 28

  • Role could expand for Lions tight end Ebron

    Detroit News "After averaging 23 snaps in the first three games, Lions rookie Eric Ebron should have a chance to display his potential Sunday against the Jets. Tight end Joseph Fauria suffered an ankle injury at home Wednesday night that required an MRI on Thursday. And although his status is uncertain,..." September 26

  • Lions Matthew Stafford stranded on Southfield Freeway by collapsing bridge

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions have confirmed that quarterback Matthew Stafford was stranded early Friday morning by a collapsed pedestrian bridge on the Southfield Freeway. The Cathedral Street overpass, located near Joy Road, was struck by a truck and collapsed around 6 a.m, according to the Michigan..." September 26

  • Lions TE Joseph Fauria uncertain after twisting ankle

    Detroit News "The injuries continue to mount for the Lions, who already have lost a few starters at key positions. Coach Jim Caldwell announced Thursday afternoon that tight end Joseph Fauria suffered an off-the-field injury on Wednesday and will not practice today. His status for Sunday's matchup against..." September 25

  • Lions’ Calvin Johnson can’t wait to face Jets secondary

    New York Post "After seeing what Jordy Nelson did to the Jets’ secondary in Week 2 and watching Alshon Jeffery’s follow-up act on Monday night, Calvin Johnson admits he’s licking his chops at the thought of getting single coverage Sunday against the Jets. “No doubt,’’ Johnson said Wednesday. “I definitely..." September 25

  • Lions work out LB Pat Angerer

    Pride Of Detroit "With Stephen Tulloch out for the year with a torn ACL, the Detroit Lions are in need of some help at linebacker. For now, it appears that help will come in the form of Josh Bynes, who is joining the Lions after being on the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad. Bynes will provide extra depth behind..." September 23

  • Lions cut kicker Nate Freese, sign ex-Eagles K Alex Henery "Lions kicker Nate Freese is now former Lions kicker Nate Freese. The rookie has been cut after only three weeks with the team. Freese struggled through Detroit's first three games, hitting on only 3 of 7 field goal attempts. One of those misses came on Sunday against Green Bay when Freese sent..." September 23

  • Lions confirm: Stephen Tulloch tore ACL celebrating

    Pro Football Talk "It’s bad enough he was compared to a Gramatica. Now Stephen Tulloch has the entire season to plan his next celebration. The Lions confirmed that Tulloch tore his ACL yesterday while celebrating a sack, and would be placed on injured reserve. As difficult a break as it was, Lions coach Jim..." September 22

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    The Detroit Lions are making a change at kicker, plan to sign Alex Henery today. Henery worked out for them last week

  • Lions’ Stephen Tulloch hurts himself celebrating

    Pro Football Talk "Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch has pulled a Gramatica. Tulloch jumped up and down celebrating a big play today against the Packers, but he came down too hard and fell awkwardly, appearing to hurt his leg. It was reminiscent of the infamous Bill Gramatica celebration." September 21

  • Bucs, Gerald McCoy making progress while Suh, Lions heading toward FA "Star defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy always will be linked together as the second and third overall picks of the 2010 NFL Draft, the last under the old collective bargaining agreement. Though, with both nearing the end of their massive rookie contracts, where each ends up could be..." September 21

  • Detroit Lions' Ryan Broyles patiently waiting for his turn

    Detroit Free Press "Remember Ryan Broyles? The Detroit Lions drafted him in the second round in 2012. Had a bunch of knee injuries, finally was healthy this year, looked explosive and led the team in exhibition-season receiving yards. Yeah, that guy. Whatever happened to him? Rest assured, Broyles is still..." September 20

  • Detroit Lions like how Nick Fairley responds to benching

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell drew a line in the sand — or across the buffet table as it were — and he benched defensive tackle Nick Fairley during the preseason. There were reports that Fairley weighed too much and was not working hard enough. So Caldwell responded. It was an..." September 19

  • Reggie Bush: Adrian Peterson should be able to play "Debate continues to swirl around Adrian Peterson following his indictment Friday on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. While Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has called for the Vikings to suspend their All-Pro running back, not everyone agrees that Peterson should be..." September 17

  • Lions DE Ziggy Ansah Offers New Trombone To Mugged Homeless Fan "Even though he has been homeless since 2009, Toney High is such a fixture at Detroit sporting events that he was featured in an story about the city during the Tigers' run to the 2012 World Series. High provides musical entertainment with his trusty trombone, and his presence outside..." September 16

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Lions kicking around idea of new kicker, worked out Rob Bironas, Alex Henery, and Garrett Hartley, per source.

  • Lions don't expect CB Nevin Lawson back this year

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions nickel cornerback Nevin Lawson is expected to miss the rest of the season after having surgery on dislocated toes after Sunday's 24-7 loss at the Carolina Panthers. Lawson is recovering from surgery at CMC-Mercy Hospital in Charlotte. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said at his news..." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Cam Newton, tough D key in Panthers 24-7 victory over Lions

    Charlotte Observer "The Carolina Panthers played without their best pass-rusher, had the franchise’s all-time rushing leader on the bench with a leg injury and saw their franchise quarterback and his cracked ribs get sacked five times. Yet, the Panthers will wake up Monday morning alone in first place in the NFC..." September 15

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    Carlos Monarrez @cmonarrez

    Caldwell doesn't anticipate Lawson will be back this year after surgery.

  • Nevin Lawson's timetable unknown "The Detroit Lions have lost a starting cornerback for the second straight week - and Nevin Lawson might be out for a long time. Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Lawson dislocated his left foot during the third quarter helping on punt return coverage and was immediately carted off the field...." September 14

  • Lions sign S Nate Ness from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "Facing the prospect of being down two safeties for Sunday’s game at Carolina, the Lions promoted one from the practice squad Saturday, signing veteran Nate Ness to the 53-player roster, according to the NFL’s transactions. Ness (6-1, 190) was signed to the Lions’ practice squad on August 31,..." September 14

  • Nimble Stafford has Panthers’ attention

    Winston-Salem Journal "Quarterback Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions swears he didn’t know his footwork was such a big deal until after Monday night’s win against the New York Giants. He wiggled his way out of the pocket and found Calvin Johnson for touchdowns twice in the first quarter, and in the third quarter..." September 14

  • Detroit Lions try to shake off injury bug heading into rare game in Carolina

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions cruised past the New York Giants on opening night, and did it before a national TV audience. They have a lot of reasons to feel good about themselves. But there is no joy in Mudville. The Lions (1-0) lost starting cornerback Bill Bentley on Tuesday, then right tackle..." September 14

  • Lions' Ndamukong Suh likes road games, giving foes 'a bad day'

    Detroit Free Press "Hey, Carolina Panthers fans. Don’t bother trying to get under Ndamukong Suh’s skin Sunday. “Do I hear it from the fans?” Suh said Wednesday. “I’m sure I’m supposed to hear it from the fans, but I don’t pay attention to it.” So if any opposing fans are trying to taunt the Detroit Lions’..." September 11

  • Dimitri Patterson has been found, at a Detroit workout

    Pro Football Talk "Ever since going AWOL on the Jets, Dimitri Patterson has been AWOT. But there’s at least a sign his “without team” status might change, as he had a workout with the cornerback-needy Lions today, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. The Lions lost cornerback Bill Bentley to a..." September 10

  • DeAndre Levy wins defensive player of the week for first time

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions defense got the better of the Giants offense on Monday night and one of their players has been rewarded as the NFC defensive player of the week. Linebacker DeAndre Levy was the choice and it’s the first time he’s been so honored by the league. Levy had 10 tackles against the Giants on..." September 10

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Looks like #Lions OL injuries are more serious than first believed. Corey Hilliard expected to miss the rest of the year with foot injury

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    Dave Birkett @davebirkett

    Bill Bentley has a torn ACL, will miss the rest of the year for the #Lions.

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Jim Caldwell is a man with a plan to make Lions win

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Caldwell begins his first season as the Lions’ coach Monday against the New York Giants. He was hired as the Lions’ 26th head coach in mid-January, days before his 59th birthday — and has made no bones about why he’s in Detroit. “To win,” he told the Free Press in a sit-down interview at..." September 07

  • Detroit Lions: Captains will be picked each game instead of permanent

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions won’t elect captains this year. Instead, coach Jim Caldwell said they’ll have different captains for every game. “We have so many good leaders on this team that we’ll end up picking game captains, and that’s how we’ll work it for the entire year,” Caldwell said. Caldwell..." September 06

  • Detroit Lions will tailor running backs' workload on a game-by-game basis

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions don't have a feature running back. They arguably have two. Fading away are the days when one running back shoulders the majority of the workload, week in and week out. Tandem backfields allow teams to maximize the talents of players with different skill sets while reducing the..." September 06

  • Nick Fairley turns corner in practice, starting to look game-ready for Detroit Lions

    Michigan Live "Coaches hoped demoting Nick Fairley would motivate the defensive lineman to get his weight in order, and to practice harder. Instead, he sulked. Fairley's intensity in practice not only didn't get better, it actually got worse. And then it finally hit him. He better get himself together, or..." September 06

  • Lions' Rodney Austin cut because of numbers game

    Michigan Live "NFL coaches always call a player when he's been let go on cut day. They rarely call a player when he's made the team. That means players spend that day hoping their phones don't ring. And three years in a row, Rodney Austin's phone has rung. The offensive lineman was cut each year since..." September 04

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    Tim Twentyman @ttwentyman

    Veteran CB Champ Bailey is working out for the #Lions today.

  • Calvin Johnson: 2014 is Lions 'best chance' to win a championship "The Detroit Lions have only made the playoffs once since Calvin Johnson's rookie year in 2007. That playoff berth came in 2011 when the Lions went 10-6 and lost in the Wild Card round. Besides that, Detroit hasn't really come close to the postseason. The Lions recent struggles haven't done..." September 03

  • What J.J. Watt’s contract extension means for the Lions and Ndamukong Suh

    Pride Of Detroit "This past offseason I pondered the idea of the Detroit Lions being able to keep Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Ndamukong Suh long term. That was during a time when both the Lions and Suh had a window to get a deal done before training camp. It was before team president Tom Lewand slammed the..." September 02

  • Jim Caldwell not sure why Michael Sam is out of an NFL job

    Detroit Free Press "It’s been more than 24 hours since Michael Sam cleared waivers and the openly gay defensive end still hasn’t found a job in the NFL, but Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell said today he doesn’t think that’s because of Sam’s sexuality. “I doubt that seriously,” Caldwell said at his press..." September 02

  • Nick Fairley gets starting job back "Nick Fairley is back in the starting lineup for the Detroit Lions. The defensive tackle, who was demoted to the second string in the middle of training camp and remained there through the rest of the preseason, was listed on the team's unofficial depth chart as starting alongside Ndamukong Suh..." September 01

  • Lions are already impact players in the NFL this season

    Detroit News "As always, the Lions used their exhibition games to prepare for the regular season and determine which players would be on the roster. But while they went about their business, the Lions played a role in a few key NFL storylines during their four games this summer. From the debut of..." September 01

  • NY Giants rebuilt defense ready to tackle challenge of Calvin Johnson and Lions talented offense

    New York Daily News "For all the justifiable concern about the miserable summer for the Giants’ offense, it’s been easy to forget what the franchise did during the offseason: Spent a ton of money with a majority of it going to the defense. That defense, led by what could be one of the best secondaries the Giants..." September 01

  • Lions cut Stafford’s buddy Kris Durham

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have released a favorite receiver of Matthew Stafford. Kris Durham, a former college teammate and roommate of Stafford’s, was cut today. Durham played well at times for the Lions, but when Detroit signed Golden Tate this offseason there was one less roster spot available for a wide..." August 30