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  • Rams Matching Lions’ Offer Sheet To RFA RB Malcolm Brown

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Rams will match the two-year, $3.25 million offer sheet RFA RB Malcolm Brown signed with the Lions. Brown receives a $100K signing bonus and $1 million guaranteed as part of this deal.  The Rams used a low-round..." March 22

  • Eagles proposed change to Detroit-Dallas Thanksgiving tradition

    Pro Football Talk "For decades, Detroit and Dallas have hosted Thanksgiving games each year. The Eagles attempted to change that, but they later withdrew their proposal. The league confirmed today that the Eagles submitted a proposal for a change in the league resolutions that would have seen the Lions..." March 22

  • Report: Former Lions guard T.J. Lang expected to retire

    Pride Of Detroit "It looks like former Detroit Lions guard T.J. Lang will be calling it a career. According to the Detroit Free Press, people close to Lang are saying that the 10-year veteran has played his last game, and an official announcement may be coming as soon as..." March 22

  • Lions Host LB Brandon Copeland

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions met with free agent edge rusher Brandon Copeland on Wednesday, according to NFL reporter Howard Balzer (Twitter link). Copeland, 27, already has experience with Detroit, as he played for the club from 2015-17 under former head coach Jim Caldwell. While the..." March 22

  • Report: Support growing for limited expansion of NFL's replay system

    The Score "Days away from the NFL's annual meeting, there is growing support on the league's competition committee for making pass interference and limited personal fouls reviewable, sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post. That support for expanding replay is reportedly..." March 21

  • Raiders sign veteran cornerback Nevin Lawson

    San Jose Mercury News "The Raiders have signed veteran cornerback Nevin Lawson, the team announced Wednesday night. Lawson has played for the Lions since 2014 and joins a young Raiders cornerbacks group led by 23-year-old Gareon Conley and 24-year-old Daryl Worley. Lawson, who turns 28 in April, started 46..." March 21

  • Lions S Tavon Wilson Takes A Pay Cut

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Detroit Lions S Tavon Wilson has agreed to a pay cut from $2.15 million to $1 million.   Lions S Tavon Wilson has taken a pay cut from $2.15M to $1M,..." March 21

  • Lions host LB Manti Te’o on free-agent visit

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions rebuilt their defense during the first wave of free agency. Now they’re working on acquiring the right supporting pieces. On Wednesday, that meant hosting linebacker Manti Te’o on a visit to their Allen Park headquarters according to..." March 20

  • Lions will work out CB Rashaan Melvin on Wednesday

    Michigan Live "The Lions keep going after the secondary in free agency, and that will continue with a visit this week. Detroit is hosting cornerback Rashaan Melvin on Wednesday, NFL Network reported. Melvin, 29, has started off and on the past three seasons. The first two came with the..." March 19

  • Lions Sign WR Tommylee Lewis

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions have signed wide receiver Tommylee Lewis, per a club announcement. The former Saints receiver visited the Lions late last week and, days later, they’ve inked a deal.  Lewis was non-tendered by the Saints earlier this month, making him an..." March 19

  • Lions sign Malcolm Brown to offer sheet, Rams can match

    USA Today "The Los Angeles Rams could be in danger of losing running back Malcolm Brown, who’s a restricted free agent. After taking a visit with the Detroit Lions, Brown has been signed to an offer sheet, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. This doesn’t mean the Rams have lost..." March 19

  • The Lions loading up with former Patriots probably won’t work like Matt Patricia hopes

    SB Nation "The tweets wrote themselves: “the Detroit Patriots.” That’s the common reaction to how Matt Patricia’s Lions kicked off his second foray into free agency as their head coach. Detroit dedicated its first day of free agent wheeling and dealing by..." March 19

  • Lions host RB Spencer Ware on free-agent visit

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions’ pursuit of a No. 2 running back continues, this time hosting Spencer Ware on a free-agent visit according to ESPN. Ware, 27, is best known for his days in Kansas City. He ran for 921 yards during a breakout season in 2016, plus caught 33 passes for another 447..." March 18

  • Lions re-sign CB Marcus Cooper

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions are bringing back a late addition from last season. Adam Caplan is reporting that the Lions will re-sign cornerback Marcus Cooper to a one-year deal. Claimed on waivers from the Chicago Bears on November 23, Cooper actually had the Lions’ second-highest PFF..." March 16

  • Signings prove Matt Patricia isn't scaring players away from Lions

    Detroit News "There was a theme to the Detroit Lions' first wave of free-agency signings this week, a thread that could be traced all the way to Foxborough. For better or worse, the team is stocking its cupboards with former New England Patriots.  New slot receiver Danny Amendola..." March 15

  • Lions To Host TE Daniel Brown

    Pro Football Rumors "Tight end Daniel Brown is set to visit with the Lions today, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press (via Twitter). The reporter notes that the free agent has four teams interested in his services. After a two-year stint with the Ravens, the former undrafted free agent out..." March 15

  • Lions to host RB Malcolm Brown, WR/KR Tommylee Lewis

    Yardbarker "The Lions are hosting a pair of offensive players on visits. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports (via Twitter) that wideout/returner Tommylee Lewis and running back Malcolm Brown will be visiting Detroit. Brown was tendered by the Rams earlier this week. As a former undrafted free..." March 15

  • Lions reportedly hosting S Andrew Adams on free-agent visit

    Michigan Live "In their continued efforts to build an entire defense out of former Patriots and Giants players, Detroit is hosting safety Andrew Adams on a free-agent visit according to the Detroit Free Press. Adams played in Tampa last year, where he had four interceptions in 13 games and..." March 14

  • Lions sign safety Andrew Adams to one-year deal

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions made another addition to their defense, but this one’s much cheaper than their early spree. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are signing former Buccaneers safety Andrew Adams to a one-year contract. He visited today, part of their early..." March 14

  • Patriots signing WR Bruce Ellington

    USA Today "The New England Patriots are signing receiver Bruce Ellington to a one-year deal, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Ellington joins Bill Belichick and the Patriots after spending time with a handful of the coach’s disciples. In 2017, Ellington played for the Houston..." March 14

  • Ezekiel Ansah set to visit the Saints, report says

    SB Nation "The New Orleans Saints are looking at pass-rusher Ezekiel Ansah, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Reportedly, Ansah is set to visit the Bills and then the Saints, but has to wait until the official start of the new league year on Wednesday. The Saints will undoubtedly be..." March 13

  • Trey Flowers gets $40 million fully guaranteed at signing

    Pro Football Talk "The top PFT free agent not franchise tagged struck a deal on Monday, and he has definitely struck it rich. Former Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers will receive $40 million fully guaranteed from the Lions pursuant to his new contract, when it’s officially signed...." March 13

  • Vikings Interested In Lions RB Zach Zenner

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ben Goessling reports that the Vikings have interest in Lions free agent RB Zach Zenner. However, Goessling says that the question for the Vikings will revolve around Zenner’s market and where his price lands. This comes shortly after the news that the Saints..." March 12

  • Zach Zenner signs 1-year deal to stay with Detroit Lions

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions didn't have to go far to find a backup for Kerryon Johnson. The Lions re-signed running back Zach Zenner to a one-year deal Tuesday, keeping their top backup at the position off the open market.   Zenner was the Lions'..." March 12

  • Lions add Oday Aboushi to the mix at right guard

    Michigan Live "The Lions had a need at right guard after they released T.J. Lang before the start of free agency. It was the last remaining spot they needed to fill on an otherwise high-resourced offensive line. It’s not entirely clear how they’re going to do so yet, but on Tuesday, they..." March 12

  • Details Finally Emerge On Trey Flowers’ Monster Contract With Lions

    CBS Boston "News broke Monday of Trey Flowers’ agreement with the Lions. But unlike some of the other big deals of the day, the exact details of the deal weren’t exactly locked down. On Tuesday, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero finally provided the details: five years, $90 million,..." March 12

  • Ezekiel Ansah to visit Buffalo Bills, per report

    Buffalo Rumblings "The Buffalo Bills (and the New Orleans Saints) will host free agent edge rusher Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah on a visit, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Ansah will undergo a physical during the visit, important because he’s recovering..." March 12

  • Lions Signing CB Justin Coleman

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero, the Detroit Lions are closing in on a deal with CB Justin Coleman that would make him the highest-paid nickelback in the NFL.   Coleman, 25, wound up signing on with the Vikings as an undrafted out of Tennessee..." March 11

  • Lions release Trevor Bates

    Michigan Live "The Lions took their time with Trevor Bates but ultimately decided to release him following his alleged assault on a police officer. Detroit decided to cut the backup linebacker Monday evening, right as it was agreeing to bring in new players ahead of free agency. The Lions signed..." March 11

  • Jesse James agrees to deal with Detroit

    Pride Of Detroit "The signings just keep coming. According to Mike Garafolo, the Detroit Lions checked off another box in their free agency wish list. According to Garofalo, the Lions are signing former Steelers tight end Jesse James. The Lions have an extreme need for a tight end, with both Luke..." March 11

  • Report: Trey Flowers Signing With Detroit Lions

    CBS Boston "It is official. Trey Flowers is a former member of the New England Patriots. The defensive end intends to sign with the Detroit Lions, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The move reunites Flowers with former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, who is entering his..." March 11

  • Bears, Packers, Lions & Ravens Interested In Saints RB Mark Ingram

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Sean Fazende, the Bears, Ravens, Packers and Lions have interest in Mark Ingram in addition to the Saints.  On Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the Bears and Packers are showing interest in..." March 11

  • These NFL teams could be most aggressive spenders in free agency

    USA Today "After weeks of speculation about potential moves across the NFL, the action will at last commence. Starting on Monday, teams can officially begin negotiations with prospective players, and at 4 p.m., Wednesday, contract signings can take place. There’s not a team..." March 11

  • Lions considered the favorites to land Anthony Barr

    Michigan Live "Anthony Barr seemed awfully close to landing in Detroit back in 2014. This week, it could finally happen. The Detroit Lions are considered the favorite to land the Vikings linebacker when free agency opens next week, according to The Athletic. The Vikings and Jets are also in the mix..." March 10

  • Lions releasing CB Nevin Lawson prior to start of free agency

    Detroit News "For the third time this offseason, the Detroit Lions have cut a starter. Following earlier releases of safety Glover Quin and guard T.J. Lang, the team will be parting ways with cornerback Nevin Lawson, according to multiple reports. Lawson, a fourth-round draft pick in 2014, has..." March 10

  • Trevor Bates arraigned on five charges

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arraigned Friday on five charges stemming from a January incident in which he allegedly punched a New York City police sergeant. Bates was indicted late last month on counts of second- and third-degree assault, obstructing governmental..." March 09

  • Detroit Lions release T.J. Lang, who is now contemplating retirement

    Detroit Free Press "T.J. Lang said he was open to taking a pay cut to stay in Detroit, but the Lions had other plans and now the veteran guard is contemplating retirement. The Lions released Lang on Friday in a move that frees up almost $9 million in cap space. A person involved with the move..." March 08

  • NFL Discussing Loaning QBs, Other Players to AAF, Bill Polian Says

    Bleacher Report "Bill Polian has been to the mountaintop in the NFL, and now the Pro Football Hall of Famer's encore act is to help players reach their highest potentials through the newly launched Alliance of American Footballleague. Polian, the co-founder and head of football in AAF,..." March 07

  • Dwayne Allen Visiting With Bills Wednesday, Has Meeting Scheduled With Lions

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that free agent TE Dwayne Allen is in Buffalo to meet with the Bills on Wednesday. According to Anderson, Allen is currently scheduled to travel to Detroit for a meeting with the Lions later tonight. Allen just wrapped up a..." March 06

  • Franchise tag wipes out edge-rushing market for Lions

    Detroit News "What once looked to be a deep and talented edge-rushing market, has been decimated thanks to the NFL's franchise tag.  One day before Tuesday's deadline, three teams placed the franchise tag on a top pass rusher. The Dallas Cowboys tagged DeMarcus Lawrence, the Seattle..." March 05

  • NFL Rumors: Former Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen has four free-agent visits planned

    NBC Sports Boston "Dwayne Allen is no longer a member of the New England Patriots as of Monday, and teams already are lining up to talk to the soon-to-be free agent tight end. ProFootballTalk's Charean Williams, citing a source, reported Monday that "four teams lined up visits with..." March 05

  • Lions won’t tender Kerry Hyder

    Pro Football Talk "The Lions re-signed Romeo Okwara to a new contract before he became a restricted free agent this offseason, but they won’t be doing the same with one of their other defensive ends. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team will not tender a contract to Kerry Hyder. As a..." March 04

  • Matt Millen: Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t take the Lions job

    Detroit Free Press "There is a scene in the ESPN E:60 news magazine profile “All Heart” that airs at 9 a.m. Sunday about Matt Millen’s heart transplant that is especially gripping. It shows the four-time Super Bowl champion and former Detroit Lions general manager in July at home in..." March 03

  • Detroit Lions sign DE Romeo Okwara to 2-year contract

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Lions aren’t walking away from the combine empty handed, coming to terms with defensive end Romeo Okwara on a new two-year deal according to a source. NFL Network was first to report the deal. Okwara was one of Detroit’s biggest bright spots in 2018. He was cut..." March 01

  • Jon Gruden: Lions' Matt Patricia and his beard should star on 'Hard Knocks'

    Detroit Free Press "Jon Gruden was such a big fan of Matt Patricia's suggestion that the Oakland Raiders do "Hard Knocks" this summer that Thursday at the NFL combine he had one of his own. "Patricia is going to do a great job ... on Hard Knocks," Gruden said, via..." March 01

  • NFL, NFLPA near agreement on 2019 salary cap amid optimism for a labor deal this year

    Washington Post "The NFL and the NFL Players Association are finalizing a 2019 salary cap number that will be around $188 million, according to a person involved in the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to address ongoing discussions. The final number will be reached in the next..." March 01

  • Risk won’t scare Lions away from tight end in first round

    Detroit News "Star power at the tight end position can be a game-changer in the NFL. Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce are key cogs on two of the league's best offenses, teams that squared off in last season's AFC championship.  "Tight ends are definitely a part of the..." February 28

  • Lions' Kerryon Johnson could be on his way to a huge 2019

    Detroit Free Press "Sorry, fantasy football GMs, Bob Quinn has no interest in helping you plan for next summer’s draft and how to value Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson. “I’m not going to put a number on how many touches he’s going to have,” Quinn said..." February 28

  • Lions hire Kyle Caskey as running backs coach

    Detroit News "Kyle Caskey has been hired by the Detroit Lions as their new running backs coach, according to a report by Aditi Kinkhabwala of the NFL Network. Caskey replaces David Walker, who has left the coaching profession. Caskey had been with the Cincinnati Bengals since 2010 and had..." February 26