Lions Rumors & News

  • How invested are Lions in OTs Greg Robinson, Cyrus Kouandjio?

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions made different-size financial investments in the two offensive tackles they added to their roster last week, but it will cost the Lions about $4 million if both make the 53-man roster this fall. When the Lions traded for Greg Robinson, the second overall pick of the 2014..." June 22

  • Lions DT Khyri Thornton suspended 6 games for violating drug policy

    Sportsnaut "The Detroit Lions will be without defensive tackle Khyri Thornton for the first six games of the 2017 NFL season. Thornton was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s Substance of Abuse Policy, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Originally a third-round pick by the Green..." June 20

  • Lions GM Bob Quinn 'confident' a Matthew Stafford deal will get done

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions are targeting this summer to finalize a contract extension with quarterback Matthew Stafford, and all signs continue to point to the parties finding common ground on a deal. Lions general manager Bob Quinn told SiriusXM NASCAR radio over the weekend that he’s “confident” a..." June 20

  • Lions sign third-rounder Kenny Golladay

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have signed all of their draft picks. Wide receiver Kenny Golladay was the last one without a contract, but the team announced they reached a deal with the third-round pick on Monday. Golladay, who was selected 96th overall, agreed to a four-year contract. Golladay spent the last..." June 19

  • Lions DE Anthony Zettel: 'Everybody has a little more trust' in me

    Detroit Free Press "Anthony Zettel's goal for 2017 is pretty simple. "Just be more of a playmaker," Zettel said earlier this spring. "It’s not no statistical goal, but just be more of a playmaker, be the guy that can go in there and make a big play when they need me." As a rookie sixth-round pick, Zettel played..." June 19

  • Jared Goff sorry to see Greg Robinson go

    Pro Football Talk "The only player on the Rams who was a higher draft pick than Greg Robinson was sorry to lose Robinson as a teammate. Rams quarterback Jared Goff, the first overall pick in last year’s draft, said he always enjoyed playing with Robinson, the second overall pick in the 2012 draft who was traded..." June 17

  • Lions TE Eric Ebron stays true to himself, learns to pick battles

    Detroit Free Press "You’ve got to hand it to Eric Ebron. He’s himself, for better or worse, and he won’t apologize for it. “I mean, I don’t really care,” the Detroit Lions tight end said Thursday. “I kind of learned early in this business that you’ve just got to go out there and just basically do your own..." June 17

  • Detroit Lions 'in good shape' at wide receiver without Anquan Boldin

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Caldwell hasn't talked to free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin lately, and the Detroit Lions appear ready to move on from their touchdown leader last year. Boldin, who caught a team-high eight touchdown passes in 2016, remains a free agent with a summer timetable for signing with a..." June 16

  • Greg Robinson trade illustrates a new way of thinking by the Rams

    L.A. Daily News "The writing was on the wall well before the Rams traded Greg Robinson to the Detroit Lions early Thursday morning for a sixth-round draft pick. So we won’t give them too much credit for acting decisively and wisely in completing the trade, which puts to rest the inglorious three-year Rams..." June 16

  • Safety Glover Quin discussing contract extension with Detroit Lions

    Detroit Free Press "Thirty-one is old in NFL terms. Calvin Johnson retired last year as a 30-year-old with a beat-up body, and by the time most players reach their 30s, their skills are in rapid decline. But as Glover Quin approaches this season, the second-longest-tenured member of the Detroit Lions secondary..." June 16

  • New OT Greg Robinson ready for fresh start with Detroit Lions

    Detroit Free Press "Greg Robinson was so anxious to get a fresh start after three seasons with the Los Angeles Rams that he hopped on a red-eye flight to Detroit late Wednesday night after learning of his trade to the Lions. Robinson, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 draft, has been one of the most disappointing..." June 15

  • Rams trade former No. 2 pick Greg Robinson to Lions "The Los Angeles Rams finally gave up on former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson. The Rams traded the offensive tackle to the Detroit Lions for a 2018 sixth-round pick, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. ESPN first reported the trade. The teams later confirmed the news. The Lions..." June 15

  • Besides cash, what do Detroit Lions have to offer Matthew Stafford?

    Detroit Free Press "The question always is the same: Should the Detroit Lions extend Matthew Stafford? It has been debated endlessly, and I think the answer is obvious: Yes, they should extend him. Pay him. But let’s flip the question around and attack this issue from a different point of view: Why would..." June 15

  • Lions sign former Bills lineman Cyrus Kouandjio

    Buffalo News "Former Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio has found a new team. Kouandjio signed with the Detroit Lions Thursday, according to ESPN's Field Yates. The Lions confirmed the move. The Lions Thursday also acquired offensive tackle Greg Robinson, a former second overall draft pick,..." June 15

  • Allen Park police: No arrests after Detroit Lions practice incident

    Detroit Free Press "Allen Park police said "an individual that had some mental issues" breached the Detroit Lions practice field during minicamp practice Tuesday, but no arrests were made in the incident. Det./LT. Dave Williams said the male intruder, who he declined to provide other identifying information on,..." June 15

  • Man breaks into Lions practice to scream at players, reporter

    Michigan Live "Detroit Lions minicamp was interrupted by a scary moment on Tuesday when an unidentified man walked to the edge of the practice field and began berating players and reporters. The man specifically targeted linebacker Tahir Whitehead, shouting, "Yo No. 59, I know you need me at linebacker." He..." June 14

  • Lions’ Ameer Abdullah showing no limitations

    Detroit News "Ameer Abdullah didn’t participate in mandatory minicamp last season. The Detroit Lions running back was still recovering from an offseason shoulder surgery, one that would prevent him from participating in contact portions of practice deep into August. Although he’s still battling back from..." June 13

  • Detroit Lions punter Sam Martin launches charity with softball game

    Detroit Free Press "Sam Martin is the latest Detroit Lions player to put his name on what's become an almost annual event, the team's unofficial charity softball game. Following the likes of Nate Burleson and Stephen Tulloch, Martin hosted the game for the first time this year as a way to help launch his new Sam..." June 12

  • Lions' Golden Tate: I'm underpaid, want to finish my career in Detroit

    Detroit Free Press "Golden Tate wasn't complaining when he tweeted about the possibility of a contract extension earlier this week, but the Detroit Lions receiver was dropping a not-so-subtle hint. Tate, who has led the Lions in receptions each of the past three seasons, said at Sam Martin's charity softball game..." June 11

  • Lions want to see more of A’Shawn Robinson as pass rusher

    Pro Football Talk "A’Shawn Robinson showed off his run-stopping skills last season, but the Lions would like to see the defensive tackle improve as a pass rusher. Robinson, a second-round pick in 2016, led Alabama with 5.5 sacks as a true freshman so the Lions know Robinson is capable. But he made only two sacks..." June 10

  • Taylor Decker's injury highlights the missing advantage of Riley Reiff

    Michigan Live "Everything about moving on from Riley Reiff to Rick Wagner made sense until the unforeseen happened. This offseason, back when nobody would have dreamed that Taylor Decker would go down with a severe shoulder injury, the Detroit Lions replaced their other starting tackle in a move that was..." June 10

  • How TE Darren Fells can help Lions overcome loss of OT Taylor Decker

    Detroit Free Press "Taylor Decker's recent shoulder surgery put the Detroit Lions' offensive line in a perilous situation for the start of the 2017 season, but the left tackle's indefinite absence could also magnify the importance of tight end Darren Fells in the offense. Fells said Tuesday he's not sure how or if..." June 09

  • Lions' Decker out 4-6 months after shoulder surgery

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Lions offensive lineman Taylor Decker is expected to miss at least four months of action after surgery on his shoulder for a torn labrum. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network provided the update Friday. Decker could need up to six months to fully recover from the ailment, a timeline that could..." June 09

  • Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate: I hope I get a contract extension

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford remains in line for a contract extension this summer, and his No. 1 receiver is hoping he gets one, too. Detroit Lions receiver Golden Tate took to Twitter on Thursday to say he hopes he gets a new deal that will keep him in Detroit for at least the next few seasons. Tate..." June 09

  • Detroit Lions expecting Miles Killebrew 'to really improve' in Year 2

    Detroit Free Press "He’s not even a starter yet, but Miles Killebrew might be one of the Detroit Lions’ most important players on defense this fall. Killebrew made 28 tackles as a rookie in 2016 playing primarily out of the Lions’ dime defensive set, and he showed enough promise that the team made him its primary..." June 08

  • Lions sign Tony Hills

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions lost left tackle Taylor Decker for a while due to a shoulder injury that required surgery earlier this week and they made an addition to their offensive line on Thursday. The team announced the signing of veteran tackle Tony Hills. Guard Connor Bozick was waived in a corresponding..." June 08

  • Calvin Johnson reportedly paid the Lions at least $1 million after retiring

    Detroit Free Press "Calvin Johnson paid back the Detroit Lions a lot more from his signing bonus than originally thought and wrote the team a check for at least $1 million. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the franchise’s greatest receiver made a payment to the Lions for at least seven..." June 08

  • Cyrus Kouandjio To Visit Lions

    Pro Football Rumors "Free agent offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio announced Tuesday on Twitter that he’s flying to Detroit to visit the Lions, who could use another bookend in light of Taylor Decker‘s shoulder injury. The 6-foot-7, 323-pound Kouandjio hit the open market when the Bills cut him in late May, which..." June 07

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • The Detroit Lions have a backup wide receiver battle to sort through

    Michigan Live "As it stands now, the Detroit Lions starting roster will feature Marvin Jones on one side, Golden Tate largely out of the slot and third-round rookie Kenny Golladay on the other outside spot -- at least in time. Their depth is another story. A year ago, the Lions kept a pretty simple..." June 06

  • Detroit Lions LT Taylor Decker out following shoulder surgery

    Oakland Press "Left tackle Taylor Decker underwent shoulder surgery on Monday after sustaining the injury in practice last week. Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell made the announcement on Tuesday morning before beginning organized team activities. Caldwell would not give a timetable for Decker’s return,..." June 06

  • Could Detroit Lions' Antwione Williams start at linebacker?

    Detroit Free Press "If there was a bright side to the injury woes that engulfed the Detroit Lions' linebacking corps last year, it was that Antwione Williams got more experience than anyone expected. A fifth-round pick out of Georgia Southern, Williams started the second game of his NFL career and two more last..." June 05

  • Could the Detroit Lions make a run at signing Jeremy Maclin?

    Michigan Live "The first major surprise post-draft cut hit the NFL on Friday when the Kansas City Chiefs parted with Jeremy Maclin. A team hungry for the playoffs cut a 29-year-old wide receiver who was by far their most talented and developed option, all to save $10 million. Jeremy Maclin Jeremy Maclin..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Darius Slay's goal is to learn how to stay healthy from Glover Quin

    Michigan Live "As Darius Slay was walking out of the Detroit Lions locker room for the final time last season, he talked about the training he'd soon do with Glover Quin and learning, among many things, how to better stay on the field. Quin was the ironman, the only defender in the NFL last season to not miss..." June 02

  • Detroit Lions' Ameer Abdullah says he had a Lisfranc tear last year

    Detroit Free Press "Ameer Abdullah rehabbed maniacally in an attempt to return late last season, but given the nature of his injury, the Detroit Lions' No. 1 running back never was a candidate to see the field. Abdullah admitted in a recent interview with fellow former Nebraska standout Adam Carriker that he..." June 01

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Lions officially add Matt Asiata, cut 2015 fifth-rounder

    Pro Football Talk "We’ve known for a few days that the Lions are adding running back Matt Asiata to their 90-man roster, but the move did not become official until Tuesday. That’s when Detroit announced that Asiata will be joining Ameer Abdullah, Theo Riddick, Zach Zenner and Dwayne Washington in the backfield...." May 30

  • Lions To Waive FB Michael Burton

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions are waiving fullback Michael Burton in order to create roster space for newly-signed running back Matt Asiata, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press (Twitter link). Burton, 25, had essentially been Detroit’s starting fullback since being selected in the fifth round of..." May 30

  • Jim Caldwell: Eliminating cut to 75 players good for teams, players

    Pro Football Talk "Among the changes to the game approved by NFL owners last week was the move to eliminate the cut from 90 players to 75 players after teams played their third preseason game of the summer. That interim step left teams with 22 more cuts to make before the start of the season and pared down..." May 29

  • How does Detroit Lions' addition of Matt Asiata impact RB group?

    Detroit Free Press "Welcome to the Detroit Lions, Matt Asiata. Just remember you’re not as good as Ameer Abdullah — according to Ameer Abdullah. The Lions agreed to a one-year deal with the free agent and former Minnesota Vikings running back, his agent confirmed Saturday. The Lions have not announced the move or..." May 28

  • Would the Detroit Lions sign Colin Kaepernick? Not right now, Jim Caldwell says

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell was unequivocal about his interest in free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “No,” he said, “we have the guys that we want at this point in time.” Those comments came moments before the Lions opened organized team activities practice to reporters for the..." May 28

  • Marvin Jones: Lions 'more comfortable' in Jim Bob Cooter's system

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions’ offense might have been too complicated for its players last season. Receiver Marvin Jones admitted he struggled to master the offense in his first season with the Lions in 2016. Jones said he feels much more comfortable entering his second season in offensive coordinator..." May 27

  • Lions sign former Vikings RB Matt Asiata

    Sportsnaut "When the Minnesota Vikings signed Pro Bowl running back Latavius Murray back in March, it was readily apparent the team was seeking an upgrade from its dead last rushing attack in 2016. That was only magnified further then Minnesota selected former Florida State running back Dalvin Cook in the..." May 27

  • Lions’ T.J. Lang will be Detroit Grand Prix grand marshal

    Detroit News "New Detroit Lions guard T.J. Lang will be the grand marshal for the Saturday IndyCar race at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix next weekend on Belle Isle. Lang, a Royal Oak native who went to Birmingham Brother Rice and Eastern Michigan, will participate in race-related activities throughout the..." May 26

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Lions cornerback Alex Carter gets work at safety

    Detroit News "Last season, Kerry Hyder made a highly successful position change for the Detroit Lions, dropping approximately 40 pounds as part of a move from defensive tackle to defensive end. Not only did he beat the odds and make the roster, he finished the year with a team-high eight sacks. Asked..." May 25