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  • Matthew Stafford: Sitting was the “right decision”

    ESPN "Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said Monday he wanted to be on the field Sunday but ultimately did what he felt was best for the team in sitting against the Chicago Bears, snapping his 136-game start streak. "Ultimately, I think, made the right..." November 12

  • NFL investigating Lions for possible Matthew Stafford injury report violation

    Yahoo! Sports "It came as a surprise to many when Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was declared out for the team’s game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday; news came via ESPN around 9 a.m. ET on the day of the game. Stafford had been limited in practice..." November 11

  • Charles Rogers' Ex-Teammates, Friends Rallied Around Him In Final Days

    TMZ "Charles Rogers' condition deteriorated so rapidly, scrambling ex-teammates and friends couldn't travel fast enough to get to the ex-NFL player in Florida before he died. We spoke with CR's former Michigan State teammate, Chris Baker, who says he learned Rogers was..." November 11

  • Matt Patricia: Lions gave Matthew Stafford option to dress Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Lions coach Matt Patricia gave no real update on Matthew Stafford‘s status Monday. “No updates on him,” Patricia said, via video from the team. “Again it is truly day by day, week by week right now as far as he’s concerned. You know he practiced all..." November 11

  • Charles Rogers, former Michigan State and Detroit Lions wide reciever, dies at 38

    Sporting News "Charles Rogers, former NFL wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, has died at age 38. A cause of death was not immediately known. Per the Detroit Free Press, Don Durrett, Rogers' high school coach at Saginaw High School in Saginaw, Mich., was informed by former..." November 11

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Interested In Owning NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "The CEO and founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, is interested in purchasing an NFL team,according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. While Bezos is most associated with Amazon, the mogul also recently purchased the Washington Post. The multi-billionaire is one of the richest people in the world..." November 11

  • Antonio Brown reportedly not expected to play again this season

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown continues to go back and forth with whether or not he wants to play in the NFL again, but a return this season is probably not going to happen regardless of what he decides. Brown is not expected to play in an NFL game again this season “barring a significant turn..." November 10

  • Getting to Know Lions’ Quarterback Jeff Driskel

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions will turn to Jeff Driskel to play quarterback as Matthew Stafford is forced to sit down with a back injury, thrusting the unknown backup into the spotlight. But just who is Driskel and what has he done to this point in his career?..." November 10

  • Matthew Stafford’s Wife Posts Heartfelt Statement About His Injury

    The Spun "One of the NFL’s longest starting games streaks is coming to an end today, as Matthew Stafford will not be lined up behind center when the Detroit Lions take on the Chicago Bears. Stafford, who had started 136 straight games, reportedly has fractures in his back. He won’t..." November 10

  • Matthew Stafford Out Vs. Bears, Jeff Driskel In

    The Big Lead "Matthew Stafford will miss today's game in Chicago. Ian Rapoport was the first to report he was out, and Adam Schefter added that it was because he has broken bones in his back and doctors declined to allow him to play. " November 10

  • Matthew Stafford a 'game-time decision' for Week 10

    Yardbarker "After some early-career injury issues, Matthew Stafford has been one of the NFL’s most durable players. The Lions quarterback has not missed a start since the 2010 season. That streak is suddenly in jeopardy. On Detroit’s injury report with hip and back trouble,..." November 09

  • Why did Fox Sports fire FS1 analyst Cris Carter?

    Sporting News "Cris Carter is no longer with Fox Sports, according to a statement released by the network Thursday morning. The Hall of Fame wide receiver, who joined Fox in 2016 and regularly served as an analyst for FS1's morning show "First Things First" alongside Nick Wright and..." November 09

  • JuJu Smith-Schuster, Amari Cooper, Lamar Jackson ruled questionable

    CBS Sports "A complete rundown of every single team's final injury report heading into this weekend's slate of games The Chargers and Raiders kicked off Week 10 on Thursday night, and injuries played a major role in the AFC West showdown, what with Oakland losing..." November 09

  • Quandre Diggs on trade: Lions wanted to 'control voices' "Detroit's trade of Quandre Diggs to Seattle took many within the Lions' locker room off guard. The 26-year-old safety believes getting shipped out of town had more to do with jettisoning his big personality from the scene than any decline in..." November 08

  • Who is NFL's most-overlooked, top-performing player in 2019 season?

    USA Today "Not everyone can receive the recognition that Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson do. Both of the quarterbacks have been at the forefront of discussion about the NFL's MVP this season, and their contributions have been lauded on a weekly basis. For many of the league's other..." November 08

  • Matthew Stafford says he’s fine despite limited practice

    Detroit Free Press "The NFL's leading passer is dealing with another back injury, but he said Wednesday it won't impact his availability for games. Matthew Stafford, who leads all quarterbacks with a 312.4 yard-per-game average, was a limited participant in Detroit Lions practice..." November 07

  • Matt Patricia calls Mitchell Trubisky “a great player”

    Detroit Free Press "The Chicago Bears passed on Kenny Golladay a couple times in the 2017 draft, but Golladay, a Chicago native, isn’t too shook up about not playing for his hometown team. “It’s all right,” Golladay said Wednesday. “I’m with Matthew..." November 07

  • Lions’ Kenny Golladay Shares His Love for Matthew Stafford

    Heavy "It’s always good when a wide receiver and quarterback have a great working relationship, and in Kenny Golladay and Matthew Stafford, the Detroit Lions have that combination easily. Stafford and Golladay connect for some of the biggest plays on the field, and the..." November 07

  • Chicago Bears' Matt Nagy: Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford is 'scary'; ‘ridiculous’ throws

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford’s sidearm throwing action used to be a subject of scorn and ridicule that functioned as a fulcrum that helped pry loose all indictments of the No. 1 overall pick from faulty mechanics to questions about his commitment to winning. But these days, with the Lions..." November 07

  • 3 teams who should consider giving Dez Bryant another chance

    Clutch Points "Dez Bryant hasn’t put his name into the media circus for the majority of the 2019 NFL season. However, he did so this week with the announcement that he plans to pursue another late-season comeback. It seems that he will begin trying to make his comeback at some point in the next couple..." November 07

  • Meet Lions Safety Tracy Walker’s Wife Bella

    Sports Gossip "With the trades the Detroit Lions have made that upset the Lions locker room, you'd think no one has any reason to be happy to play for Detroit. Tracy Walker seems to be enjoying his time off the field more than on the field. " November 07

  • Through nine weeks, replay review overturns PI calls and non-calls nine times

    Pro Football Talk "The one year (and perhaps only one year) pass interference replay-review experiment has resulted in limited reversals of calls and non-calls made on the field. According to the league, 63 total replay reviews of pass interference calls and non-calls have occurred through the first..." November 07

  • Matthew Stafford on pace to lead NFL in passing yards (with help from Lions’ bad defense)

    Pro Football Talk "The good news for the Lions is that quarterback Matthew Stafford is having perhaps the best season of his career. The bad news is that the Lions’ defense is putting him in a position where he has to throw the ball, a lot. That’s why, despite the offseason talk..." November 05

  • Lions’ Damon Harrison Understands Fans Frustrations

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions have played in an average manner this season, going up and down week to week, and few from the squad have taken time to explain their own thoughts on what’s happened so far. Damon Harrison, however, recently opened up after Detroit’s..." November 05

  • 6 U.S. Cities the NFL Should Expand to Before London

    The Big Lead "According to Los Angeles Chargers owner Dean Spanos, the rumors of British Bolts are "f***ing b******t". That works perfectly in America's favor, because there are several cities in this country that are far more deserving of a team right now. Here's a look at six..." November 05

  • Tony Dungy Urges NFL To Get Rid Of Pass Interference Challenges

    Total Pro Sports "Back in March, the NFL made a huge decision when they approved a new rule proposal that allows for offensive and defensive pass interference calls and non-calls to be subject to review, with coaches being able to challenge the penalties in the first 28 minutes of each half. It has..." November 05

  • NFL teams wanting to 'win now' could have amazing choice of quarterbacks come March

    Yahoo! Sports "Eight weeks into the season, we’ve seen some great quarterback play. We’ve also seen some not-so-great quarterback play, and some teams might have big decisions to make in the coming months. If there’s a club that wants to win now because it feels it’s strong..." November 05

  • Kellen Winslow II pleads guilty to rape, sexual battery, faces 12 to 18 years in prison

    USA Today "In a stunning turn of events on the eve of his second rape trial, former NFL star Kellen Winslow II decided to plead guilty to rape and sexual battery charges here Monday as part of a plea deal that allows him to avoid the possibility of spending the rest of his life in..." November 04

  • 3 Teams Are Reportedly Interested in Signing Antonio Brown

    12 Up "Antonio Brown hasn't played since Week 2, but rumors about a new team picking him up haven't subsided. Before they brought Josh Gordon into town, the Seattle Seahawks did their homework on AB, with quarterback Russell Wilson even advocating for the team to bring in..." November 04

  • 9 things to love in NFL this season "I love nothing more as a football fan than seeing something that's never been seen before. The NFL has never seen anyone like Lamar Jackson or anything like this Ravens rushing offense. It's hard to overstate how aggressively the Ravens are..." November 04

  • Lions Should Take Risk and Sign Running Back Jay Ajayi

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions ground game isn’t getting any better, and as another season threatens to slip away, it’s time for the team to make a move to shore that up by signing free agent running back Jay Ajayi. After striking out on multiple potential additions..." November 04

  • Darius Slay Sounds off on Lions’ Defensive Problems

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions defense hasn’t executed so far in 2019, and there are multiple reasons why that is the case. Few people can put their finger on it, but cornerback Darius Slay wants to try. Speaking after the game, Slay went into a bit more detail than any of the..." November 04

  • NFL trade deadline a dud due to bizarre demands by Redskins, Bengals and other losing teams

    CBS Sports "After a flurry of trade activity all season, the NFL's trade deadline passed without a single transaction of note, a surprising turn of events that multiple general managers attributed to last-place teams over-valuing their potential returns. Conversations with six NFL..." November 04

  • 3 Teams Named Trade Options For Bengals QB Andy Dalton

    The Spun "The Andy Dalton era in Cincinnati could be over. The Bengals have benched their long-time starting quarterback and Dalton could be on the move this offseason. Cincinnati will be starting rookie Ryan Finley at quarterback this week. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor is reportedly very high..." November 04

  • Lions Give LB Christian Jones Two-Year Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions are locking up one of their own. Detroit is giving linebacker Christian Jones a two-year contract extension, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network (Twitter link). Jones’ contract will now run through the 2021 season. Financial terms were not..." November 02

  • Which NFL teams will rise, fall in second half of season?

    USA Today "If the NFL playoffs started today ... well, it's a good thing for several teams that they don't. While the 8-0 New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers have already established themselves as front-runners for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, the picture is..." November 02

  • Hall of Fame makes dramatic change to the rules for the 15-person centennial mega-class

    Pro Football Talk "Faced with the prospect that the Hall of Fame selection committee will revolt against an all-or-nothing vote on a 15-person centennial mega-class of enshrinees for 2020, the Hall of Fame has solved the problem. The Hall of Fame selection committee will not vote on the..." November 02

  • Week Nine injury report roundup

    Pro Football Talk "Week Nine of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the 49ers and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release..." November 02

  • Detroit Lions Working Out Free Agent Running Back Jay Ajayi

    Sportsnaut "The Detroit Lions, short at the running back position, are reportedly working out free agent Jay Ajayi, who recently got a clean bill of health following his ACL injury last year. " November 01

  • Lions Audition DeShawn Shead

    Pro Football Rumors "DeShawn Shead could be set to reunite with the Lions. On Wednesday, the cornerback worked out for Detroit’s coaches, according to Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). Shead entered the league as a UDFA with the Seahawks back in 2012 and proceeded to make a big impact..." October 31

  • Matthew Stafford sheds 'china doll' label on his way to 135 straight starts

    USA Today "Once upon a time, a Detroit Lions teammate called quarterback Matthew Stafford a “china doll.” That teammate was Zack Follett, who suffered a serious neck injury and played 17 games in the NFL. Stafford started his 135th straight game in..." October 31

  • Darius Slay shrugs off trade rumors: 'I don't care, I'm a millionaire'

    Detroit Free Press "When rumors of his possible trade to the Philadelphia Eagles began circulating Tuesday, Darius Slay was buried in his own alternate reality. The Detroit Lions' Pro Bowl cornerback said he spent the NFL’s trade deadline playing three of his favorite..." October 31

  • Lions, Falcons discussed Devonta Freeman deal "On a day of rampant speculation that eventually landed as a dud, many teams discussed potential trades heading up to the deadline that never came to fruition. The Detroit Lions shopped particularly hard but came home with no additional groceries. NFL Network..." October 30

  • Let the Teddy Bridgewater Sweepstakes Begin

    Bleacher Report "Teddy Bridgewater may be the NFL's most wanted man If there was one thing Teddy Bridgewater demonstrated in going 5-0 in relief of Drew Brees this season, it was this: He is a franchise quarterback. Bridgewater threw for 1,370 passing yards and nine..." October 30

  • Lions Made Broncos Offer For Chris Harris

    Pro Football Rumors "The 2019 trade deadline underwhelmed, when compared to the action of the offseason. Chris Harris was one of the marquee names not moved, but teams tried. One tried harder than the others, with Mike Klis of 9News tweeting the Lions were the only team to submit an..." October 29

  • Lions CB Darius Slay unlikely to be traded before the deadline

    Clutch Points "The Detroit Lions haven’t shown any indication that they want to trade Darius Slay this season even with teams inquiring about the playmaking corner. According to Mike Garafolo, Slay is unlikely to be traded before Tuesday’s trade..." October 29

  • Melvin Gordon linked to Lions, Bills as possible trade target

    The Sports Daily "Both the Lions and Bills could use some help at running back, and it’s possible a Pro-Bowl caliber player might be available to them at the trade deadline. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler hinted on Monday that Detroit and Buffalo could be destinations for Melvin Gordon should the..." October 28

  • Eagles Looking at Darius Slay

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Eagles are still looking for cornerback help ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline and could have their eyes on Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay. "They're taking a shot at Darius Slay of the Lions, but the price tag on Slay..." October 28

  • NFL trade rumors: 10 players most likely to be traded at the 2019 deadline

    Sporting News "The list of players who are most likely to be traded in 2019 before the Tuesday, 4 p.m. ET deadline used to be longer, as a couple of the no-brainers have already been dealt. Jalen Ramsey, who was rather public in his desire to be traded from the Jaguars, was moved to..." October 28

  • Three Trade Destinations For Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr.

    The Big Lead "The Broncos' decision to trade Emmanuel Sanders last week marked the beginning of the end for many veterans' time in Denver. The team isn't good, doesn't have a chance to get much better, and the year of transition came much earlier than expected. As a result, Ian Rapoport..." October 28