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  • Matthew Stafford: We really appreciate everyone’s well wishes

    Pro Football Talk "Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s mind has been on more than football this offseason as his wife Kelly had brain surgery after a tumor was discovered earlier this year. Kelly Stafford has provided updates about her condition on social media, but Matthew..." May 16

  • Da’Shawn Hand ‘back to normal’ after season-ending knee injury

    Pride Of Detroit "Detroit Lions defensive tackle Da’Shawn Hand was all smiles Wednesday night, as he prepared for the Taste of the Lions event. Last year, he attended the event a nervous rookie. This year, he was confident and wishing to be an even bigger part of the..." May 16

  • Detroit Lions' Taylor Decker: 'A lot more work to be done' before contract talks

    Detroit Free Press "Offensive tackle money has gone from outrageous to insane in his three NFL seasons, but Taylor Decker is in no rush to cash in on a life-changing contract. Oh, Decker already makes more money than most Americans will see in their lifetime. He has a $1.945 million base salary this..." May 15

  • Detroit Lions will try to repair relationship with Calvin Johnson

    Detroit News "It's been more than three years since Calvin Johnson retired from the NFL, and in the time since, his relationship with the Detroit Lions has remained strained. Team president Rod Wood is making it a top priority this offseason to mend the fences between the organization and one of its..." May 15

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Ranking NFL's four likeliest 'Hard Knocks' participants by watchability

    USA Today "The NFL and HBO should soon reveal which team NFL Films will document for this summer's installment of the training camp series "Hard Knocks," though you might be surprised by how shallow the pool of options appears to be. Often loathe to incur additional media..." May 15

  • 49ers reportedly won't be on 'Hard Knocks,' leaving only four eligible teams

    CBS Sports "This season, there are only five NFL teams eligible to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks. Because of rules that prevent teams with first-year coaches, teams that made the playoffs within the last two seasons, and teams that have been featured on Hard Knocks within the last 10..." May 14

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • Lions sign two wideouts after minicamp tryouts

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions have shuffled their roster after this weekend’s rookie minicamp. The team announced that they have signed free agent wide receivers Tom Kennedy and Jordan Smallwood. A pair of tight ends were dropped in corresponding moves. Nate Becker and Donald Parham will look for..." May 12

  • Danny Amendola Moves On From Olivia Culpo With Smoking Hot Blonde

    Total Pro Sports "A few days ago, Olivia Culpo suddenly spoke out about her last relationship with Danny Amendola and essentially revealed that she had been cheated on, which is why they are no loner together anymore. “This was one of my hardest days for personal reasons (as some of you may..." May 12

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • Lions sign fifth-rounder Amani Oruwariye

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions start their rookie minicamp on Friday and at least one member of their draft class will report to work with a signed contract. Fifth-round pick Amani Oruwariye posted a picture of his contract signing on Twitter on Thursday afternoon. Oruwariye signed a..." May 09

  • Detroit Lions sign T.J. Hockenson, two other draft picks

    247 Sports "The Detroit Lions have come to terms with the first three members of their 2019 NFL Draft class, the team revealed. Thursday, before the Lions get set to open rookie camp, tight end T.J. Hockenson, linebacker Jahlani Tavai and cornerback Amani Oruwariye were revealed to have signed..." May 09

  • Lions sign first-round TE T.J. Hockenson to rookie deal "T.J. Hockenson is under contract in Detroit. The Lions announced Thursday that they signed their first-round selection to his rookie contract, along with second-round linebacker Jahlani Tavai and fifth-round cornerback Amani Oruwariye. Detroit selected Hockenson, the top..." May 09

  • Report: Seahawks' Ezekiel Ansah could miss 1st month of season

    The Score "Newly signed Seattle Seahawks defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is still recovering from December shoulder surgery and is expected to miss training camp, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. It's believed Ansah could miss at least the first month of the..." May 09

  • Seahawks Signing DE Ezekiel Ansah To One-Year Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that the Seahawks are signing veteran DE Ezekiel Ansah to a one-year contract.  Earlier today, Rapoport reported that the Seahawks have emerged as the “front-runners” to sign Ansah, so it appears this was expected to..." May 09

  • Bills GM dismisses ‘garbage’ reports about Ziggy Ansah

    Larry Brown Sports "The Buffalo Bills are in on free agent defensive end Ziggy Ansah, and they aren’t buying reports that they’re second in the running. On Wednesday, reports emerged stating that the Seattle Seahawks were the clear frontrunners for Ansah’s services. Bills general..." May 08

  • Report: Seahawks emerge as frontrunners for Ziggy Ansah

    Larry Brown Sports "Free agent defensive end Ziggy Ansah is still looking for a job, but it appears that he now has a real chance of winding up with a potential contender. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Seattle Seahawks have emerged as the frontrunner for Ansah’s services, though no..." May 08

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • Rashaan Melvin thinks Lions a better fit for him than Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Rashaan Melvin‘s stint with the Raiders last year went so well that he wrote a social media post saying that he felt he “cheated the fans and organization” with his play in Oakland. Melvin wrote that he “wasn’t able to be myself and play the..." May 07

  • Kelly Stafford thanks University of Michigan doctor for saving hearing in surgery

    USA Today "In a new post on Instagram, Kelly Stafford said she temporarily lost hearing during the 12-hour surgery she underwent to remove a brain tumor last month. Stafford posted a picture on the social media site Tuesday with her husband, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, and Dr. B...." May 07

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • Four Teams Who Should Sign Ezekiel Ansah

    The Big Lead "May 7th is an important day for all remaining NFL free agents. That is the day free-agent acquisitions no longer cost teams compensatory picks, a highly-valued method of acquiring extra draft picks in recent years. Teams will no longer run the risk of losing a fourth- or fifth-round pick for a..." May 06

  • NFL Trades that Should Happen Before the 2019 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No trade is unrealistic in the NFL.  This rule used to apply to only mock drafts. The way the 2019 draft ended up unfolding would have been slammed by most onlookers if it was a simple mock draft before the event started.  Similar story for trade..." May 06

  • Detroit Lions LB Steve Longa fulfills late father's wish, becomes U.S. citizen

    USA Today "He pulled open the glass door about 10 minutes after 11 a.m. on a warm Thursday in April, the smile of satisfaction cemented on his face. Detroit Lions linebacker Steve Longa carried a large manila envelope in his right hand, folded in half, with a few documents he no longer..." May 05

  • Dec. 22 game against Lions could be historic for Broncos and the NFL

    Clutch Points "The Denver Broncos selected Noah Fant with their first-round pick. As a result, the Broncos could make history in their game against the Detroit Lions in Week 16. The Detroit Lions decided to draft T.J. Hockenson with the eighth overall pick in this year’s draft. That means that..." May 05

  • 17 first-round picks from 2016 had their fifth-year options picked up

    Pro Football Talk "When NFL teams decline to pick up the fifth-year option for a first-round draft pick, they’re essentially saying that pick fell short of expectations. By that measure, 45 percent of the first-round picks in the 2016 NFL draft fell short. The fifth-year option decisions are..." May 03

  • No spoiler here – Kerryon Johnson the key to Lions' offense

    Detroit News "He smiled, he laughed, he made jokes about “Game of Thrones.” And here’s your spoiler alert: Kerryon Johnson doesn’t believe in spoiler alerts. That’s good, because the Lions’ new offense isn’t hiding its intentions, and Johnson isn’t..." May 03

  • Detroit Lions sign DT Darius Kilgo

    Pride Of Detroit "The post-draft roster building has begun for the Detroit Lions. On Thursday morning, the team announced they have signed free agent defensive tackle Darius Kilgo. Kilgo was a 2015 sixth-round pick for the Denver Broncos. In two years with..." May 02

  • Texans will have joint practices with Detroit Lions

    Houston Chronicle "The Detroit Lions are the second team the Texans will have joint practices against during training camp. The Texans will practice against the Lions in Houston before their preseason game Aug. 17. " May 02

  • Are Detroit Lions closer to making playoffs after NFL draft?

    Detroit Free Press "Now that we’ve all had a few days to reflect, recover and re-enter the world of the non-bleary-eyed living following the 2019 NFL draft, there’s only one question that matters. Are the Detroit Lions any closer to making the playoffs? I could give you a really..." May 01

  • With the draft concluded, signing Ezekiel Ansah should now be the Ravens top priority

    Baltimore Beat Down "The Ravens brought in free agent pass-rusher Ezekiel Ansah for a visit last week and while nothing seems to have materialized out of it, finding a way to sign him should be a huge focus over the next several weeks. One of the bigger surprises of Baltimore’s..." April 30

  • 13 NFL veterans who have been put on notice after NFL draft

    USA Today "The 2019 NFL draft now complete, the roster-building process for the league's 32 teams is basically complete heading into next season. Sure, clubs will tinker — prominent free agents like Ndamukong Suh, Eric Berry, Michael Crabtree and Ziggy Ansah remain..." April 30

  • Seahawks Hosting DE Ziggy Ansah For Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that free agent DE Ziggy Ansah is in Seattle on Monday and visiting with the Seahawks. The Seahawks could clearly use another pass rusher after trading Frank Clark to the Chiefs last week and Ansah is one of the best available players at..." April 29

  • Lions Pick Up Taylor Decker’s Option

    Pro Football Rumors "It’s officially official. On Monday, the Lions announced that they have picked up the fifth-year option on Taylor Decker‘s contract. With that, the offensive tackle is now under club control through the 2020 season.  The fifth-year option enables teams to tack an..." April 29

  • Lions say Damon Harrison’s absence isn’t about his contract

    Detroit News "A little more than a week ago, Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin found himself in hot water with the league for criticizing the absence of players from the team's voluntary portion of the offseason program.  Lions general manager Bob..." April 28

  • Instant analysis to Detroit Lions’ surprising 2nd-round pick Jahlani Tavai

    Pride Of Detroit "Like many of you, my first reaction to the Detroit Lions’ selection of Hawaii linebacker Jahlani Tavai was, “Um... who?” That’s never the kind of first impression you want to have for a team’s high second-round pick. But just because he was low on most..." April 27

  • Detroit Lions trade up 7 spots, draft DB Will Harris

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions have traded up from the 88th overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings’ 81st pick, and selected Boston College defensive back Will Harris. The trade cost the Lions’ their second sixth-round pick (204), per ESPN’s Field Yates. Harris likely..." April 27

  • Lions' #1 Pick T.J. Hockenson Got Texts From Matt Stafford ... Right After Draft

    TMZ "Matthew Stafford is such a good teammate, he found time to text the Lions' #1 draft pick Thursday evening ... while still comforting his wife who's ailing from brain surgery.   We spoke with T.J. Hockenson early Friday morning on his way out of Nashville, where the..." April 26

  • Kelly Stafford Returns Home After Complications from Brain Surgery

    TMZ "Kelly Stafford is back home with her NFL husband and their kids after a complication from her recent brain surgery landed her back in the hospital ... and boy is she glad to be home!  Matt Stafford's wife returned to the hospital Wednesday due to severe pain following a..." April 26

  • Detroit Lions' T.J. Hockenson unfazed by being top-8 TE draft pick, Eric Ebron comparisons

    Detroit Free Press "T.J. Hockenson is in select company. On Thursday, Hockenson joined Vernon Davis, Kellen Winslow Jr. and Junior Miller as the only tight ends in the last 40 years to go in the top eight of the NFL draft. Davis, Winslow and Miller all made at least one Pro Bowl, but Hockenson..." April 26

  • Detroit Lions take Iowa's T.J. Hockenson in Round 1 of NFL draft

    Detroit Free Press "Bob Quinn wasn’t scared by the ghosts of the Detroit Lions tight ends past. Unable or unwilling to trade out of the eighth overall pick, the Lions stayed put and took the draft’s No. 1 tight end Thursday, Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson. Hockenson is just the..." April 25

  • Which NFL player will get booed the loudest at the 2019 NFL Draft?

    SB Nation "There will be plenty of heartwarming displays at the 2019 NFL Draft. There will be players who combined hard work and athleticism to earn their chance to play football at the highest level. There will be beloved NFL veterans making their brief return to the spotlight to rally their..." April 25

  • Ziggy Ansah should be cleared by mid-August

    Larry Brown Sports "Ziggy Ansah got some good news on the injury recovery front. Ansah went for a medical checkup with Dr. Neal ElAttrache regarding his surgically repaired shoulder, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. The reviews reportedly were positive, and the important thing is Ansah is set..." April 24

  • Kelly Stafford hospitalized again after brain surgery: 'The pain got so far ahead of me'

    Detroit Free Press "Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, is back in the hospital, but she hopes it's just an overnight stay. Just a week after brain surgery, Stafford wrote on Instagram on Wednesday she had to go to an emergency room in the morning after..." April 24

  • Lions tell Devin Bush he would play MLB, currently Jarrad Davis’ spot

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions spent a first-round pick on Jarrad Davis two years ago and immediately stuck him in the middle of their defense. If they go linebacker in the first round again Thursday, they might follow the same path with whoever they take. Michigan linebacker Devin Bush..." April 24

  • Report: Matthew Stafford reports to offseason workouts after wife’s brain surgery

    Pride Of Detroit "It was no surprise that Matthew Stafford was not present for the Detroit Lions’ first week of offseason workouts. His wife, Kelly, was about to undergo brain surgery last Wednesday, and obviously the health of his family comes first. In fact, no one would’ve..." April 24

  • Ziggy Ansah Visiting Ravens

    Pro Football Rumors "Ezekiel Ansah could be getting closer to finding his new NFL home for the 2019 season. The Ravens will meet with the free agent defensive end on Wednesday, according to Jamison Hensley of (on Twitter).  Ansah, the No. 5 overall pick of the 2013..." April 24