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  • Calvin Johnson Regrets Nothing

    SI "Of course Calvin Johnson didn’t need the money. He made so much that he doesn’t even know the exact amount the Lions made him repay when he retired in March 2016. “One point six [million] or something like that,” he guesses of the returned, prorated portion of..." September 20

  • Detroit Lions issue statement after Calvin Johnson story

    Michigan Live " Every person of leadership is gone from the era in which Calvin Johnson says Detroit asked him to change his story about a concussion, But the Lions have issued a statement anyway, defending the team’s medical staff and treatment of player injuries. “We respect..." September 20

  • Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson Get Headlines, but They Aren't the Only Young QBs on the Rise

    Bleacher Report "Here we are again, watching a young group of quarterbacks change the NFL. You know the names, and two of the biggest, Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson, play each other Sunday. That game spotlights what could turn into a remarkable rivalry not..." September 20

  • Detroit Lions deserve to be included among the NFL's undefeated

    The Sports Daily "We are only just two weeks into the 2019 National Football League regular season, and there are nine teams that have a record of two wins and zero losses. However, that does not mean there are nine teams in the NFL that are undefeated. There is actually 10 as the Detroit..." September 18

  • Jalen Ramsey Seems To Indicate He Wants To Be Traded To The Detroit Lions

    Sportsnaut "It’s still silly time around the National Football League. That’s what happens when multiple star players request trades during the early part of the season. Following a spat with head coach Doug Marrone, that’s exactly what Jacksonville Jaguars Pro..." September 18

  • Panthers’ Ron Rivera betting favorite to be first NFL head coach fired

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers head into this week’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at 0-2 on the season and with quarterback Cam Newton unlikely to play. It’s just the latest example of the Ron Rivera-led squad failing to remain relevant. Carolina finished last season 7-9..." September 18

  • For the Love of God Somebody Needs to Trade for Jalen Ramsey Before the Patriots Do

    12 Up "It's time for 30 NFL teams to come together and think about the good of the league, because even though it may not be the best idea for every franchise, someone has to trade for Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey just so the Patriots don't get the..." September 18

  • Here are five landing spots if Eli Manning wants to be traded

    CBS Sports "After watching Eli Manning get off to an ugly start in 2019, the Giants finally made the decision to bench their Super Bowl-winning quarterback on Tuesday in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. The team's decision means that Manning won't be on the field as..." September 18

  • Ranking NFL's 0-2 teams: Who should hit panic button and who's still alive?

    USA Today "The panic button is typically pushed as a last resort, once time has virtually run out. Yet in the hyper-competitive, hyper-reactive world of the NFL, that often means a mere two weeks into the season.  Consider the New York Giants. In the throes of their third consecutive..." September 18

  • Lions release C.J. Anderson after claiming Paul Perkins

    Detroit Free Press "C.J. Anderson saw his playing time drastically reduced in Week 2, and now the Detroit Lions are moving on from the veteran running back. The Lions cut Anderson on Tuesday and claimed Paul Perkins off waivers from the New York Giants. Anderson signed as a free..." September 17

  • Detroit Lions signing QB Jeff Driskel, releasing Josh Johnson

    Michigan Live "In a tumultuous week for quarterbacks around the NFL, the Lions are making a change. Detroit is signing quarterback Jeff Driskel, according to a source, and releasing Josh Johnson in the corresponding move. David Blough remains on the roster as well. " September 17

  • Here are five landing spots for Jalen Ramsey

    CBS Sports "Poor Ben Roethlisberger -- out for the season with elbow surgery -- and Drew Brees -- missing six weeks with a thumb injury -- couldn't even hold the headlines for a full 24 hours before Jalen Ramsey, last seen engaging in a sideline blowup..." September 17

  • Report: Detroit Lions work out QB Jeff Driskel, OL Caleb Benenoch

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions worked out several players this week including quarterback Jeff Driskel and offensive lineman Caleb Benenoch. Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network was the first to report the news. Driskel started five games for the Cincinnati Bengals last season after Andy..." September 14

  • Lions Hosted QB Jeff Driskel For Visit

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Field Yates, the Lions brought in former Bengals QB Jeff Driskel for a visit on Friday.  This is the first reported interest in Driskel since he became available earlier in the week.  " September 13

  • Marquise Brown and Other NFL Rookies Already Looking Like Future Stars

    Bleacher Report "The NFL Week 1 slate always produces odd occurrences that don't necessarily reflect what happens the rest of the way. Teams throw out new things that aren't on film, and players are still getting used to full speed and contact again, among other reasons for the opening-slate..." September 12

  • NFL creates $3m challenge to develop safer helmet

    Sport Business "The National Football League is offering $3m as part of an initiative to create a helmet which can outperform the equipment currently in use. As part of the NFL Helmet Challenge, experts, innovators and helmet manufacturers have been offered $2m in grant funding to support the..." September 12

  • Hall of Fame reveals 122 nominees for '20 class

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Former 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis and defensive lineman Justin Smith are among the first-time eligible players nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. The Hall of Fame on Thursday released a total of 122 players who comprise the list of modern-era..." September 12

  • Could Colts tank for another quarterback? Five NFL teams already looking ahead to 2020

    CBS Sports "Some NFL teams made good of their 2019 season openers over the weekend, confirming themselves as projected playoff contenders -- from the Los Angeles Rams surviving a battle with the Carolina Panthers and the New England Patriots blowing out the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Dallas Cowboys rolling..." September 12

  • Offensive Holding Calls, The Best Part of the NFL, Are Way Up This Year

    The Big Lead "Folks, the NFL is back and better than ever. And I can prove it with empirical data. Offensive holding penalties, the very best part of the game, are up in a big way. The NFL’s two officiating points of emphasis were obvious in Week 1. Flags for offensive holding rose 32..." September 12

  • Matthew Stafford impressed by “underappreciated” Philip Rivers

    Detroit Free Press "Not many NFL players know what it's like to make 130 consecutive starts. Matthew Stafford will find out Sunday when he hits that milestone in the Detroit Lions' home opener against the Los Angeles Chargers (1 p.m., CBS), and it's something Chargers quarterback Philip..." September 12

  • Lions DE Romeo Okwara's passion project honors New York City firehouse

    ESPN "Romeo Okwara crouches down into the corner, trying to make his 6-foot-4 frame as tiny as possible. He waits on the roof of the two-story firehouse in the Crown Heights neighborhood. Three firefighters are standing in front of him pulling on ropes. Another is hanging off the side of the..." September 11

  • Matt Patricia still isn't the right coach for the Lions

    USA Today "One day after the Detroit Lions blew an 18-point fourth-quarter lead, coach Matt Patricia looked like a familiar character playing the leading role in the remake of a classic movie we have seen way too many times. New year, new version, new details, new scooter, same crappy..." September 10

  • Five top wide receivers who changed teams in 2019

    The Sports Daily "In the third of three series, we will take a look at the top five National Football League wide receivers who changed teams in the offseason. The player number one on the list was always to be Antonio Brown, however on the weekend Brown made NFL headlines when he was cut by the Oakland..." September 09

  • Kyler Murray: Lions looked tired

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions defense allowed just five first downs, nine completions and 100 yards in the first three quarters of their season opener. And most importantly, just six points. Then in the fourth quarter, Kyler Murray crushed them. Murray completed 15 of his 18 passes in..." September 09

  • Matt Patricia takes responsibility for Lions’ costly timeout

    Detroit Free Press "Matthew Stafford was angry. The eye-roll caught by television cameras said as much, so did the venom that came spitting out of his mouth at State Farm Stadium. After Stafford retreated to the sideline following an incomplete pass late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's..." September 09

  • Lions' Hockenson sets TE record for receiving yards in an NFL debut

    Detroit Lions "It was a debut to remember for rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson, one that put him in the NFL record books. Hockenson, the No. 8 overall pick, caught six passes for 131 yards and a touchdown in Detroit’s 27-27 tie in Arizona Sunday. He is only the second player in..." September 09

  • 5 Underrated Storylines for NFL Week 1

    The Big Lead "After a dud of an opening football game in Chicago, all America wants is…more football. Well, better football, but more better football. The NFL season begins in full this weekend and into Monday night with a full slate of games set to retake the country’s imagination...." September 06

  • Predicting the Next Wave of NFL Megadeals After Zeke, Goff Extensions

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams have handed out more than a half-billion dollars in recent extensions, but don't expect the money to stop flowing anytime soon. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams rewarded quarterback Jared Goff with a four-year, $134 million extension. One day later,..." September 06

  • 10 players set to take flight in NFL Week 1

    Sportsnaut "The start of a new season brings with it a sense of hope for every fan base. NFL Week 1 also sets the stage for some players to explode out of the gate. That’s what we’re diving into here. In particular, we expect 10 players to open their 2019 NFL seasons with huge..." September 06

  • Does NFL Reddit Partnership Mean Streams Will Be Shut Down Like NBA's Soon?

    The Big Lead "The NFL had one more offseason transaction to announce before officially kicking off its centennial season on Thursday. The league has added Reddit Inc. as one of its new digital marketing platforms. This new collaboration is set to take advantage of the “Ask Me Anything”..." September 06

  • 10 NFL players primed for breakout seasons in 2019

    The Telegraph "very year a handful of relatively unknown football players make the leap from respected professional to bona fide superstar. There is no better example than Patrick Mahomes taking the NFL by storm last season, and while the Chiefs quarterback's achievements are near-impossible to..." September 06

  • Five NFL players who benefited most from Elliott, Goff extensions

    Sportsnaut "Two positional markets around the NFL were thrown for a loop in the lead up to the start of the regular season this week. It started with Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff netting a four-year, $134 million extension with a record $110 million in total guarantees on..." September 06

  • Josh Jones To Meet With Vikings, Lions

    Pro Football Rumors "The Josh Jones free agency tour continues. The former Packers safety will meet with the Vikings tomorrow and will also sit down with the Lions next week, Rob Demovsky of tweets.  The 2017 second-round draft pick started 12 games over his first two years in the league for..." September 05

  • Julio Jones Headlines Potential Antonio Brown Replacements for Raiders

    Heavy "With the NFL season here, somehow the news cycle revolves around Antonio Brown drama. The controversial wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders has decided to stir the pot even more than he has already by going on the assault against general manager Mike Mayock. It’s been a bad year for..." September 05

  • Lions Work Out Laquon Treadwell

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions worked out former Vikings first-round pick Laquon Treadwell, according to’s Field Yates (on Twitter). Treadwell also showed his stuff for the Bills earlier this week, but he’s still seeking a deal after being cut by the..." September 05

  • Top NFL Free Agents Teams Should Add Before Week 1

    Bleacher Report "Before the 2019 NFL season kicks off Thursday, coaches are continuing to put together game plans for their first opponents. There's still time to cover shallow spots on depth charts with free-agent veterans who are ready to jump into the fray. Clubs released unofficial..." September 05

  • 5 best remaining NFL free agents

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL saw an influx of over 1,000 players added to the free agent market over the weekend as team’s trimmed their rosters to 53 players. The results was a late surge of signings — the very last wave of free agency, if you will. While a feeding frenzy has whittled that..." September 05

  • Jarrad Davis gets in limited practice for Lions

    Yahoo! Sports "Lions center Frank Ragnow and linebacker Jarrad Davis both had to be carted off after suffering ankle injuries in Detroit’s third preseason game this summer, but neither player was lost for the season and both could be in play for spots in the lineup this week. Ragnow returned..." September 04

  • Detroit visiting with wide receiver Laquon Treadwell

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions worked out former first-round wide receiver Laquon Treadwell as the team heads into their season opener in Arizona. ESPN’s Field Yates reports the team worked out Treadwell shortly after the former Viking did the same for Buffalo. This move comes after the..." September 04

  • Each NFL team’s backup quarterback at the start of the 2019 season, ranked by tier

    SB Nation "The preseason has come and gone, and so too have a handful of QB2s. Jacoby Brissett and Case Keenum got drafted into starting duty in Indianapolis and Washington. Paxton Lynch and DeShone Kizer failed their auditions to back up MVP candidates in Seattle..." September 04

  • The NFL's highest-paid players by position heading into the 2019 season

    CBS Sports "NFL players are getting paid, and many are breaking league records with their offseason deals.  One player taking home the money is Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who is no longer holding out after signing a 6-year, $90 million contract with $50..." September 04

  • NFL Trade Block Big Board Entering Week 1

    Bleacher Report "We have officially reached the first week of the 2019 NFL season. All 32 teams will see their first regular-season action, whether they're equipped to handle it or not. The reality is many teams still have significant holes, and those aren't just going to go away...." September 04

  • Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford: 'I respect the hell out of Andrew' Luck

    Detroit Free Press "Andrew Luck's surprise retirement did not make Matthew Stafford consider his own mortality as a football player, but theDetroit Lions quarterback said Tuesday he respects Luck's decision to walk away from the NFL. "I respect the hell out of Andrew,"..." September 04

  • 50 Best Players in NFL Right Now

    The Big Lead "After an offseason that seemed to last ages, football is finally almost here, as the 100th NFL season will kick off with Packers-Bears on Thursday night. There will be storylines to monitor, new players to watch, and highlights everywhere you go. It will be glorious. To celebrate, we..." September 04

  • Survey: 15% of American adults to bet on NFL

    ESPN "The sports betting landscape is evolving rapidly, but one thing remains the same -- American bettors love the NFL. According to survey results released Wednesday by the American Gaming Association (AGA), 38 million Americans --15% of the adult population -- plan to bet on the NFL this..." September 04

  • Detroit Lions' Frank Ragnow back at practice; Jarrad Davis, Da'Shawn Hand still out

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions should be getting their starting center back from an ankle injury in time for Sunday's season opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Frank Ragnow practiced Tuesday for the first time since leaving the Lions' preseason loss Aug. 23 to the Buffalo..." September 03

  • Lions worked out Taylor Heinicke, Tyree Jackson

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions worked out a number of skill position players Tuesday. They had quarterback Tyree Jackson, receiver Anthony Johnson, quarterback Chad Kanoff, receiver Victor Bolden, running back Nick Brossette, quarterback Taylor Heinicke, receiver Terry Godwin, defensive end Geneo Grissom,..." September 03

  • The 6 most fireable NFL coaches heading into the 2019 season

    SB Nation "There are 32 men currently employed as NFL head coaches. Not all 32 will still be employed by their teams when the 2019 season ends. Several coaches are fighting to keep their jobs this season, as a confluence of weak resumes and underwhelming rosters will create some sought-after job..." September 03

  • Top 10 Worst NFL Fan Bases

    The Big Lead "What makes a fan base good or bad? Loyalty? Attendance? Reputation? Social media presence? Celebrity faces? Can you celebrate a group of people who walk away from a bad owner and a perennial loser? Or do you criticize them for not sticking with their team? Do you dislike the way fans act when..." September 03

  • 5 2019 NFL Draft Picks Who Already Look Like Disasters

    12 Up "Now that the 2019 preseason is officially in the rear view mirror, it's become instantly clear that some rookies have established themselves as a bona fide studs. Some, however, either need a lot more seasoning before they emerge as starts or are showing some worrying signs that..." September 03