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  • Multiple Teams Are Reaching Out To Detroit Lions About Matthew Stafford Trade

    Total Pro Sports "The trade market for Matt Stafford is starting to take shape. On Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that multiple teams have begun reaching out to the Detroit Lions to initiate trade talks and determine what the asking price would be to acquire the veteran..." January 26

  • Lions hire Dave Fipp as special teams coordinator

    Detroit Lions "The Detroit Lions announced today that Dave Fipp has been named the team's new special teams coordinator. Additional contract terms were not disclosed. Fipp enters his 14th NFL season and first as the Lions' Special Teams Coordinator in 2021 after most recently holding the..." January 26

  • Justin Fields is the Man to Save the Detroit Lions

    The Big Lead "The Detroit Lions are at one of the lowest points in the franchise's sad history. That seems hyperbolic, but it isn't. They have wasted Matthew Stafford's borderline Hall of Fame career much as they wasted Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson and how they'll likely waste..." January 26

  • Raiders are a possible trade destination for Lions QB Matthew Stafford

    USA Today "Over the weekend, it was revealed by Tom Pelissaro of the NFL Network that the Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford have agreed to part ways this offseason. That sent the NFL world into a tizzy as the possible destinations for the Pro Bowl quarterback seem to be endless. In a recent..." January 26

  • Predicting the NFL's QB Carousel in 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Tom Brady was the prize of a prolific quarterback class in last year's free-agency period. He landed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and now his team is going to the Super Bowl. While this year's edition of the quarterback carousel might not push a team to..." January 26

  • Patriots’ Potential Trade Offer for Matthew Stafford Revealed

    Heavy "The New England Patriots have been linked to almost every big-name quarterback who is assured or even rumored to be available this offseason. After a disappointing 2020, the Patriots are expected to be looking to rebound in a major way, and the return to the postseason could..." January 26

  • Which NFL Team Can Make the Best ‘Godfather’ Offer for Deshaun Watson?

    The Ringer "If multiple teams are willing to sell the farm to land Deshaun Watson, who would have the most to sell? That’s the question the Texans are probably asking themselves right now. Watson hasn’t formally requested a trade from Houston, but based on offseason reports,..." January 26

  • Deshaun Watson or Matthew Stafford would fit San Francisco 49ers like a glove

    ESPN "Asked about the future at quarterback, San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch have repeatedly said they expect Jimmy Garoppolo to be the starter in 2021. But Shanahan and Lynch have also left wiggle room in case something better pops..." January 26

  • Barry Sanders: It 'will be tough' for Lions to replace Matthew Stafford "Matthew Stafford is set to become the latest Detroit Lions star to leave the club in his early 30s. The new regime agreed to make a clean break with the 32-year-old. Detroit is expected to trade Stafford this offseason. More than 21 years ago, the Lions were stunned..." January 26

  • No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19 last week

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL reached an important milestone last week: No NFL players tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced today that from January 17 to January 23, 2,126 tests were administered to 313 players, and there were zero positive tests. " January 26

  • Anthony Blevins candidate for Lions, Vikings special teams coordinator

    USA Today "New York Giants assistant defensive backs coach Anthony Blevins, who spent seven seasons as an assistant special teams coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals and Giants, is reportedly drawing significant interest around the league. ESPN’s Jordan Raanan reports that Blevins..." January 26

  • 10 Best 2021 NFL Free Agents

    The Big Lead "Super Bowl LV will feature Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face off against the Kansas City Chiefs. For everybody else, the offseason has already begun. NFL free agency begins on March 17, the first day of the new league year...." January 26

  • NFL Draft 2021: Who Are This Year's Biggest Bust Candidates?

    Bleacher Report "The NFL draft is often a minefield. If a team spends a pick wisely, a prospect can help it achieve its goals. However, one wrong pick could send an organization in the other direction. While the word bust is harsh, it's fitting given the damage a prospect can..." January 26

  • Lions hire Aubrey Pleasant as secondary coach/passing game coordinator

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions are making another highly-praised hire to their coaching staff. According to NFL Network’s Steve Wyche, the Lions are hiring Rams cornerbacks coach Aubrey Pleasant to be the team’s next secondary coach and pass game coordinator. Pleasant is..." January 26

  • Adam Schefter Predicts 18 Plus QBs Will Change Teams This Offseason

    The Big Lead "Last year's NFL offseason was a wild affair when it came to the quarterback position. Players like Tom Brady and Philip Rivers, long assumed to be the types of men who would only ever wear one uniform, changed teams. Presumptive starters were exchanged and displaced..." January 25

  • Patriots headlines three favorites to trade for Matthew Stafford

    Clutch Points "With reports emerging about Matthew Stafford’s imminent exit from the Detroit Lions, a number of teams have emerged as frontrunners to land the highly sought-after quarterback in the offseason. As it turns out, the New England Patriotsheadline Stafford’s list of..." January 25

  • 5 NFL Teams That Should Trade for Aaron Rodgers

    Complex "This NFL offseason is about to be crazy. Deshaun Watson looks to be on his way out of Houston and Matthew Stafford will almost certainly be on a new team. If that wasn't enough QB star power on the move in the league, there's now some serious rumblings that..." January 25

  • What does trading Matthew Stafford mean for the Lions in value and their future QB?

    ESPN "Inside Ford Field toward the end of last season, there was a large white mural with Matthew Stafford on it, his back turned with his left arm raised -- index finger pointed in the air. It was a striking image then, what with few fans allowed inside the stadium all season,..." January 25

  • Ian Rapoport suggests Matthew Stafford may have stayed if Lions kept Darrell Bevell

    Detroit Sports Nation "  It’s officially the end of an era in the Motor City, as the Detroit Lions and veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford will be parting ways after 12 seasons. Stafford’s impending departure is just the latest in a series of changes for the..." January 25

  • Lions QB Matthew Stafford prefers to play for Colts in 2021?

    Yardbarker "Matthew Stafford's 12-year run with the Detroit Lions will come to an end this offseason. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the two sides have agreed to part ways, with Stafford requesting a trade from the franchise.  It appears Stafford knows exactly..." January 25

  • Matthew Stafford's wife confirms QB is moving on from Lions

    Michigan Live "Kelly Stafford has had a complicated relationship with the state of Michigan. She was vocal about being very OK with leaving when trade rumors popped up last offseason, then called the state a “dictatorship” in a viral social media post during the season. But..." January 25

  • Any Team Should Leap at the Opportunity to Acquire Matthew Stafford For Second-Round Picks

    The Big Lead "The NFL is down to its final two teams as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. There are, however, 30 other teams that have a lot to figure out between now and next September. Their offseasons have begun already. One..." January 25

  • John Madden Explains Why NFL Teams Should Hire Madden Players

    Black Sports Online "One thing Madden does pretty well is imitating the playbooks of teams. I am not sure how they get them, but they are very accurate. It couldn’t hurt to hire a Madden player, here is why John Madden think it would be a good idea. " January 25

  • Deshaun Watson, Marshawn Lynch, Snoop Dogg and More to Compete in Madden 21

    Bleacher Report "The Pro Bowl will have a different style this season, with players and other celebrities competing in Madden 21 on Sunday. The eight-man competition features two active players on each side as the AFC battles the NFC in video-game form. Fans can watch the game live at 5 p.m...." January 25

  • Scott Milanovich resigns as Edmonton coach to pursue NFL job

    TSN "Scott Milanovich's tenure as head coach of the Edmonton Football Team is over before he ever coached a game. Milanovich resigned from his position on Monday to pursue NFL opportunities. “Scott informed me this morning that he was resigning as the head coach of..." January 25

  • Lions Fans Thank Matthew Stafford With Donations to Charity

    TMZ "Detroit Lions fans are bidding farewell to Matthew Stafford by opening their wallets ... thanking the QB for his contributions to the city with donations to a charity in his honor. 32-year-old Stafford and the Lions reportedly agreed to part ways this weekend ... officially..." January 25

  • Duce Staley joining Lions coaching staff

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions are assembling one of the best staffs of the NFL offseason, and they have added another huge name to the mix with direct NFL experience. Detroit will be hiring former running back Duce Staley to their coaching staff. The news was broken first by Jason La..." January 25

  • Regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since 1999

    Pro Football Talk "The curse of the regular season Most Valuable Player continues. The NFL’s regular season MVP hasn’t won the Super Bowl since Rams quarterback Kurt Warner did it in the 1999 season, and it won’t happen this year, either. Packers quarterback Aaron..." January 25

  • The Dallas Cowboys to Offer Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup in ‘Top Potential Trade’ for Lions' Matthew Stafford?

    Heavy "Matthew Stafford is departing the Motor City, and the Dallas Cowboys — because of course — are being rumored as a landing spot for the veteran Detroit Lions quarterback. In his list of “top potential trade destinations,” Yahoo Sports’ Jeff..." January 24

  • Lions reportedly have high asking price for Matthew Stafford

    Larry Brown Sports "Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions have mutually agreed to part ways, but the team may have a difficult time trading the quarterback if the current asking price holds through the offseason. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on “Sunday NFL Countdown” that the Lions..." January 24

  • Lions interviewing Rams CBs coach Aubrey Pleasant to be secondary coach "The Detroit Lions hired former Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes to be their general manager this offseason, and now they could be poaching one of Sean McVay’s assistants to bring along to Detroit. According to Steve Wyche of NFL Network, the Lions are interviewing..." January 24

  • Detroit Lions hiring Ray Agnew as assistant GM

    Pride Of Detroit "The Detroit Lions apparently aren’t done adding more talent to their front office. After hiring Brad Holmes as the team’s next general manager and reportedly adding former NFL GM John Dorsey in an unspecified role, Detroit will apparently be adding an assistant general..." January 24

  • John Dorsey is expected to join Lions front office

    Pro Football Talk "Detroit is adding another voice to its front office. Former Chiefs and Browns General Manager John Dorsey is expected to join the Lions, per multiple reports. According to Albert Breer of, Dorsey’s title will be senior personnel executive. " January 24

  • NFL continues to make the pandemic a non-issue "The pandemic continues to rage out of control. The NFL continues to not flinch in the face of it. Yes, the 2020 season included several outbreaks — in Tennessee, Baltimore, Cleveland. But despite some fairly major surgery to the schedule, including a three-week delay in a game..." January 24

  • Eight teams the Detroit Lions should call as they try to trade QB Matthew Stafford

    USA Today "I heard it through the grapevine on Saturday night, Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions were calling it quits after a dozen years. Some Motown fans are surely wallowing in the tracks of their tears, others likely dancing in the street, and surely a significant segment thinking,..." January 24

  • Rumors of Matt Stafford Heading To 49ers Emerge After Agreement To Part Ways With The Detroit Lions

    Total Pro Sports "Matthew Stafford has likely played his last snap in a Detroit Lions uniform. The longtime Lions starting quarterback has informed the team that he would like to make a fresh start, according to ESPN. Former NFL scout and Bay Area podcast host John Middlekauff..." January 24

  • Trades can be arranged now, but they’re not official until March 17

    Yahoo! Sports "With the Lions agreeing to try to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford and with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson possibly asking for a trade of his own, it makes sense for an annual (or so) refresher on how trades work in January and February. Teams can strike..." January 24

  • Lions’ expected haul in pending Matthew Stafford trade, revealed

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason hasn’t officially started, but already, there has been no shortage of action. The latest big news coming out of the rumor mill is the imminent departure of Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions. The team is now reportedly listening to offers for their..." January 23

  • Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions to Part Ways

    SI "It has finally occurred.  The Detroit Lions and Matthew Stafford will part ways.  According to NFL Network, "The #Lions and Matthew Stafford have mutually agreed to part ways this offseason and the team will begin exploring trade options in the coming weeks..." January 23

  • Anthony Lynn Reportedly to Sign Contract as Lions OC After Stint as Chargers HC

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell is reportedly adding Anthony Lynn to his coaching staff. Per The Athletic's Michael Lombardi, Lynn is expected to finalize a deal with the Lions to become their new offensive coordinator Saturday. " January 23

  • Lions Interview John Morton For OC Job

    SI "Now that general manager Brad Holmes and head coach Dan Campbell are in place in Detroit, their next step involves hiring the remainder of assistants needed in the front office and the coaching staff.  Earlier this week, it was announced that Detroit..." January 23

  • NFL sends memo detailing pre-Draft rules regarding draft-eligible players "In a memo obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the NFL informed clubs Friday of a slew of new pre-2021 NFL Draft rules relating to hosting and interacting with draft-eligible players. These latest updates to the pre-draft process come four days after the NFL announced..." January 23

  • Dan Campbell says Lions’ players matter more than the system "Dan Campbell is a rarity in that he’s becoming a head coach without ever having been a coordinator. Which has some asking what kind of system Campbell will run in Detroit. Campbell says the answer is that it’s not about the system. It’s about the..." January 23

  • Just Trade Me: NFL Youngsters Who Need a Fresh Start

    Bleacher Report "A handful of young players around the NFL could use fresh starts with new teams in 2021. Plenty of youngsters will have a chance to sign somewhere else in free agency. However, for others still under contract through 2021, an offseason trade is the only chance they'll have at a..." January 22

  • Matthew Stafford to the Washington Football Team Just Became a Very Real Possibility

    The Big Lead "The Washington Football Team has tapped Martin Mayhew to become its new general manager, reporting to Ron Rivera and Ron Rivera only. This duo will be tasked with figuring out what to do with a roster that managed to go 7-9 and limp into the playoffs despite a rotating and not always reliable..." January 22

  • Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen Next Up for NFL Mega-Contracts—Who Could Join Them?

    Bleacher Report "Three of the five quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft led their teams to the divisional playoffs this season. Two—Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens and Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns—lost last weekend and are now technically entering..." January 22

  • NFL Teams Best Positioned to Maneuver Up or Down in the 2021 NFL Draft

    Bleacher Report "The order for the 2021 NFL draft isn't quite set, but it's close and relatively defined at the top. Only four teams remain alive for Super Bowl LV, and it's highly unlikely that the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Green Bay Packers are making..." January 22

  • Detroit Lions draft picks: Top 2021 selections, ideal prospects to target

    Sportsnaut "The Detroit Lions are rolling their sleeves up on a rebuild with a change in leadership, as head coach Dan Campbell and general manager Brad Holmes take over key positions in the organization. How will these new-look Lions spend their top picks in the 2021 NFL..." January 22

  • How the NFL averted a quarterback crisis

    The Score "The NFL has always been a quarterback-driven league. Yet five seasons ago, even as the league experienced an unprecedented boom in passing volume, it also faced the possibility of a quarterback crisis. "As the 2015 NFL season begins," then-Wall Street Journal reporter Kevin..." January 22

  • San Antonio Hopes To Land NFL Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Texas is big enough for three NFL teams, according to the mayor of San Antonio. Mayor Ron Nirenberg is confident that SA will land an NFL team between now and 2030 (via KSAT). “If there’s not that corporate base, pro sports franchises look elsewhere. And one of the..." January 22