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  • Lions hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator

    Detroit Lions "The Detroit Lions announced today that they have hired Darrell Bevell as the team’s offensive coordinator. Bevell comes to Detroit after most recently spending seven seasons (2011-17) with the Seattle Seahawks as the club’s offensive coordinator. During his time in..." January 16

  • Ex-Lions DB Tony Beckham beats up man he found masturbating near daughter's window

    USA Today "A former Detroit Lions defensive back beat up a man he said he found masturbating outside his daughter's window in Florida. Tony Beckham told WPBF-TV in West Palm Beach that he found a man with his pants undone and fondling himself while leering into his 15-year-old..." January 16

  • Detroit Lions not ready to give up on Teez Tabor. Here's why

    Detroit Free Press "Bob Quinn spent more time watching film on Teez Tabor than any prospect in his history as a talent evaluator, and the Detroit Lions general manager isn’t ready to give up on Tabor as viable NFL cornerback yet. “I think Teez is still developing,” Quinn said at his..." January 13

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Lions GM Quinn desperately needs a rebound, not a rebuild

    Detroit News "Based on the unrelenting noise, from rational to irrational, it’s all about Matthew Stafford. And when the Lions play their next game in eight months, it will be all about Stafford, for the 11th consecutive year trying to prove he can win anything. But take a breath, just for a..." January 10

  • Jake Rudock reportedly turned down Detroit Lions’ contract

    Pride Of Detroit "A week ago, the Detroit Lions signed five players to futures contracts, and third-string quarterback Jake Rudock was curiously not on the list, meaning he was immediately a free agent. The very next day the Lions signed former Spartan quarterback Connor Cook to a..." January 09

  • Lions' commitment to Teez Tabor might have cost them another gem at cornerback

    Michigan Live "Back in October, when the Lions couldn’t cover anyone and when Teez Tabor was playing his way toward the bench, Detroit gave a promotion to a cornerback it had been studying for a month in practice. The Lions called up Cre’Von LeBlanc, the 24-year-old they scooped up from..." January 09

  • Lions unlikely to land any 2019 compensatory picks

    Michigan Live "After a 6-10 season fell short of expectations, the Lions are focused solely on what they can do to overhaul parts of their roster this spring. That includes a draft in which they have the eighth pick and scooped up a third-rounder when they shipped Golden Tate off to the Eagles. The..." January 08

  • Lions hire former Cardinals exec Mike Disner

    Detroit Lions "The Detroit Lions announced today that they have hired Mike Disner as Vice President of Football Administration. Disner joins the Lions after spending the past six seasons (2013-18) with the Arizona Cardinals as the club’s Director of Football Administration. During his time in..." January 08

  • Detroit Lions part ways with cap guru Harriss

    Detroit News "Three years after he was hired to manage the team's salary cap, the Detroit Lions parted ways with vice president of football administration Matt Harriss on Monday.  Harriss joined general manager Bob Quinn's staff in 2016, after 10 years with the New York..." January 07

  • All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights

    NFL.com "Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5, was the only unanimous choice to garner first-team All-Pro honors in voting by..." January 04

  • Lions GM shoots down trading Stafford: 'He will be our quarterback here'

    Click on Detroit "Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn is standing by quarterback Matthew Stafford. Quinn was asked about Stafford, who had one of his worst statistical seasons of his career, and if the team would look at trades. "No, Matthew Stafford is our..." January 04

  • Lions never considered dismissing Patricia after assault allegations surfaced

    Detroit News "Detroit Lions management found out about 22-year-old sexual assault allegations against Matt Patricia a couple days before the information was made public in May, and never gave serious consideration to parting ways with the first-year coach.  "After our..." January 04

  • The Lions did inquire on a Khalil Mack trade, plus other deals all season

    Michigan Live "The Lions will be sitting out when the NFL playoffs start up this weekend as only one NFC North team made the postseason this time around. That team is the Bears, who jumped from 5-11 to 12-4 due to many factors, including a massive trade they pulled off for superstar edge rusher..." January 04

  • Lions fire assistant coach Derius Swinton

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions made more changes to their coaching staff Wednesday, parting ways with offensive assistant Derius Swinton. Swinton, the San Francisco 49ers' special-teams coach in 2016, had just finished his first season with the Lions after spending last year with the Chicago..." January 03

  • 40 of 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018 were NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL dominated the American sports television landscape in 2018. Of the 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018, 40 were NFL games, according to Sports Media Watch. That includes the seven most-watched events of the year: The Super Bowl, the two conference..." January 03

  • Jim Bob Cooter will not return as Detroit Lions offensive coordinator

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions are moving on from offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. According to Albert Breer, the team will not renew Cooter’s contract, which expired at the end of the season. The move comes after the Lions offense had been completely ineffective over the past couple..." January 01

  • Lions sign Connor Cook to future deal

    Detroit News "The Detroit Lions have added a familiar face to the team's offseason depth chart, signing former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook to a reserve-future contract. A reserve-future deal is typically a league minimum contract with no guarantees. It doesn't count..." January 01

  • No staff changes in Detroit, at least not yet

    Detroit Free Press "A decision on Jim Bob Cooter’s future as Detroit Lions offensive coordinator will have to wait until the new year. Lions coach Matt Patricia said in his season-ending news conference Monday that he has not decided whether to bring Cooter back for another season as play caller..." January 01

  • Matt Patricia's convinced Lions on right path, but it's a hard sell

    Detroit Free Press "T.J. Lang would have every reason to walk away from the game right now if he wanted to. Ten years into his NFL career, Lang has made plenty of money and put his body through plenty of pain. He suffered the sixth diagnosed concussion of his career earlier this season, and he ended the..." January 01

  • Damon Harrison becomes eighth player to play in 17 games

    ESPN "Detroit Lions defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison became the eighth player since 1931 to play in 17 games in an NFL regular season. Harrison was able to accomplish this by being traded from the New York Giants to Detroit in October -- before the Giants' bye week and..." December 30

  • Detroit Lions can grab 2nd pick in 2019 NFL draft. Here's how

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions, at 5-10, would have the fifth pick in the 2019 NFL draft if it were right now. With a game at Green Bay left on the schedule Sunday (1 p.m., Fox), there's still a chance the Lions can move up the draft order.  Entering Week 17, the Arizona..." December 30

  • Lions place A’Shawn Robinson on IR, claim Mitchell Loewen

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions already had ruled out defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson for Sunday’s season-ending game. Robinson has a knee injury. Robinson, though, will finish the season on injured reserve. The Lions made the move Friday after claiming defensive end Mitchell Loewen..." December 29

  • Lions' poor season a 'huge motivating factor' for Jarrad Davis

    Detroit News "While still behind the curve of what might be reasonably expected from a first-round draft pick in his second season, it’s safe say Detroit Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis made some positive strides in 2018. He cleaned up many of the coverage issues that plagued him..." December 28

  • Jets wideouts Enunwa and Kearse out for finale

    Pro Football Talk "When the Jets go into the offseason, whatever else happens, they have to get quarterback Sam Darnold some more targets. That holds for this week’s game against the Patriots too, even if there’s nothing to do about it now. The Jets have ruled wide receivers Quincy..." December 28

  • Matt Patricia says Lions are committed to Matthew Stafford

    Clutch Points "In spite of recent rumors to the contrary, Detroit Lions first-year head coach Matt Patricia says that the team is committed to quarterback Matthew Stafford, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. “We’re in a situation where Matt Stafford‘s our..." December 28

  • Don't Trade Matthew Stafford, Detroit, Fire Matt Patricia Instead

    The Big Lead "In an annual post containing anonymous predictions, one NFL executive predicted to ESPN’s Mike Sando that the Lions would trade Matthew Stafford: “Stafford signed his current contract in August 2017, before Matt Patricia took over as head coach. The thinking behind..." December 28

  • Matt Patricia “pretty confident” he’s safe

    Michigan Live "Steve Wilks' debut season in Arizona has been such a disaster that he reportedly won’t even make it into Year 2. Matt Patricia isn’t worried about suffering a similar fate. When asked if he’s been told he’ll definitely be back in 2019, the..." December 27

  • Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin: No decision yet if I'll play in 2019

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin said he has not made up his mind yet on whether he'll continue playing in 2019. Quin spent most of the spring away from the team dealing with family obligations that had him briefly contemplating retirement. He returned for June minicamp..." December 27

  • Matt Patricia reportedly has tardiness issues at Lions’ team meetings

    Detroit Free Press "Former New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was so punctual that he once fined players for being a few minutes early to a team meeting, saying they needed to arrive even earlier. "Meetings start five minutes early," Coughlin told the New York Times more than a decade..." December 26

  • Matt Millen reportedly undergoes successful heart transplant surgery

    Awful Announcing "Longtime NFL and current Big Ten Network analyst Matt Millen reportedly underwent a successful heart transplant surgery this morning. Millen has been battling a rare disease, amyloidosis, which causes a protein buildup in organs to the point of failure. The disease had..." December 24

  • Detroit Lions send 2 more to IR, making it 4 this week

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions now have enough players on injured reserve to play a game. Receiver Bruce Ellington and special teams ace Charles Washington are the latest victims, landing on IR on Saturday afternoon. Detroit has now lost four players to IR heading into the home finale Sunday..." December 23

  • Matthew Stafford is expected to play, but should he?

    Pro Football Talk "When the Lions lace them up for a meaningless regular-season home finale on Sunday, they’ll have quarterback Matthew Stafford under center. The real question is whether they should. Stafford, who has been limited in every practice for the past two weeks with a back injury, is..." December 23

  • Lions Promote WR Chris Lacy

    Pro Football Rumors "Chris Lacy is set to make his NFL debut. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports (via Twitter) that the wide receiver will be promoted to the Lions active roster. A corresponding roster move hasn’t been reported. After finishing his senior season with 20 receptions for..." December 22

  • Matthew Stafford set on playing out season for Lions

    Detroit Lions "Quarterback Matthew Stafford has started 126 straight NFL games through broken fingers, injured ankles and a bad back. There’s something to be said about being available every week for the last eight seasons. “It means a lot,” Stafford said Thursday of his current..." December 22

  • Detroit Lions must slow down Vikings' Danielle Hunter this time

    Detroit Free Press "Know the foe Minnesota Vikings (7-6-1) Coach: Mike Zimmer (47-33-1 overall, 47-33-1 with Vikings). Key players: QB Kirk Cousins, RB Dalvin Cook, WR Adam Thielen, DE Danielle Hunter, S Harrison Smith. Last game: Beat the Miami Dolphins,..." December 21

  • Vikings hope to throw another sack party this week against Lions QB Matthew Stafford

    Twin Cities "The numbers are staggering. Since Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford entered the NFL in 2009, he has been sacked 61 times in 17 games against the Vikings. That’s an average of 3.6 times per game. It means the Vikings, on average, sack Stafford nearly once each quarter they see..." December 21

  • Matt Patricia Doesn't Really Have the Credibility to Act Like Bill Belichick

    The Big Lead "Matt Patricia is finishing up a season in which the Lions are measurably worse than they were under his predecessor Jim Caldwell. In the midst of this tenure, he has had battles with the media from the start ranging from criticisms he’s made of their lack of enthusiasm for their jobs to..." December 21

  • Lions DT Damon Harrison Sr. misses second straight practice

    Pride Of Detroit "The bad injury news keeps coming in for the Detroit Lions. A day after Detroit saw Rick Wagnerand Bruce Ellington return to practice, stud defensive tackle Damon Harrison sat out of practice again, putting his availability this week against the Minnesota Vikings in..." December 20

  • Matthew Stafford remains limited

    Pro Football Talk "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford continues to have limited practices because of a bad back. He was limited all last week and for the two practices thus far this week. Stafford was questionable for last Sunday’s game against the Bills but played. It appears the Lions..." December 20

  • Former Lions WR released from prison, hopes to return to the NFL

    Sportsnaut "The troubled story of former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young may soon turn into one of redemption. A second-round pick of Detroit back in 2011, two seasons of solid production turned into hell for the former Boise State star. Dealing with bipolar disorder, the Lions cut Young..." December 20

  • Banged-up Lions QB Matthew Stafford braces for sack-happy foe

    Detroit News "No one sacks Matthew Stafford quite like the Minnesota Vikings. In 17 games against the Vikings, the Detroit Lions quarterback has been dropped behind the line 61 times. For comparison, in 35 matchups against AFC opponents during his career, Stafford has been sacked 75..." December 20

  • Jamal Agnew 'itching' to play again; Detroit Lions won't say if he will

    Detroit Free Press "They don’t mean much in the standings, and for the Detroit Lions they don’t mean a thing in the playoff chase. But for Jamal Agnew, there aren’t any more important games than the Lions’ season-ending games against the Minnesota Vikings..." December 20

  • Did the Detroit Lions make a mistake firing Jim Caldwell?

    Pride Of Detroit "Alright everyone just calm down. If you made it to this point—and I’m talking about the first paragraph here—I’m proud of you. You didn’t simply get upset without hearing me out. This is something I’ve been thinking about for a few weeks now. When..." December 19

  • Kerryon Johnson's season is over; Detroit Lions place rookie on IR

    Detroit Free Press "With the playoffs no longer a possibility, the Detroit Lions are taking the prudent approach with their promising rookie running back. The Lions placed leading rusher Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve Wednesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, with the knee..." December 19

  • NFL reveals rosters for 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando

    NFL.com "Patrick Mahomes' MVP-caliber season is getting the Pro Bowl treatment. The Kansas City Chiefs' second-year wunderkind is among the starters for the 2019 Pro Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Mahomes leads a contingent of six Pro Bowl selections for..." December 19

  • Lions put Da’Shawn Hand on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "‘Tis the season for jamming your injured reserve list as full of players as possible, to protect more players for the future. The Lions joined the parade Tuesday, putting rookie defensive lineman Da'shawn Hand on IR, and promoted defensive tackle John Atkins from their..." December 18

  • 'The sky is the limit': Lions' Golladay emerging as true No. 1 receiver

    Detroit News "This wasn’t the season Kenny Golladay expected. The Detroit Lions receiver anticipated being part of one of the league’s top pass-catching trios, running roughshod on opposing secondaries alongside Golden Tate and Marvin Jones. But with unexpected twists and turns of the year..." December 18

  • Lions coach Matt Patricia drops F bomb in live radio interview

    Detroit Free Press "The emotions of a frustrating season got the better of Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia when he dropped an F bomb in a live interview on the team's flagship station after Sunday's 14-13 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Lions were eliminated from playoff..." December 17

  • Detroit Lions' Romeo Okwara makes the most of chance as Ansah fill-in

    Detroit Free Press "Romeo Okwara should be celebrating right now. It was just three months ago that Okwara was cut by the New York Giants and on his way to being unemployed after two nondescript NFL seasons when the Detroit Lions claimed him off waivers to help their anemic pass rush. Okwara..." December 16