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Detroit Lions, NFC North Position Rankings: Defensive Line

In part six of the offseason position rankings, we check in on the defensive linemen for the Detroit Lions and the rest of their NFC North rivals. Today in the NFC North Position Rankings, we’ll be taking our first look at the defensive side of the ball for the Detroit Lions and the rest of […] Detroit Lions, NFC North Position Rankings: Defensive Line - SideLion Report - SideLion...
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Detroit Lions: How the Derek Carr contract impacts Matthew Stafford’s future

The Oakland Raiders made quite a splash this week when the team signed its quarterback Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million deal, making him the highest paid player in the NFL. Carr’s title of “highest paid” may be short lived as the Detroit Lions are attempting to sign its quarterback Matthew Stafford long-term. After arguably one of Stafford’s best season since joining...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ top five PPR fantasy football players

With the start of training camps right around the corner, it’s time to start focusing on fantasy football. The Detroit Lions have plenty of great options, but there are a few that above the rest. 5. Marvin Jones, WR2016 Stats: 55 receptions, 930 yards, four touchdowns, 172.3 PPR points Jones had a hot start in 2016, but his production petered out as the season went on. Coming into...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Will A’Shawn Robinson step up in 2017?

As a second round selection by the Detroit Lions, a lot is expected of defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson. But can he become a consistent pass rusher? Coming out of college in 2016, Alabama defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson was touted to be a possible first round selection. But a lackluster performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, […] Detroit Lions: Will A’Shawn Robinson step...
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17 hours ago

The Detroit Lions will be faster defensively in 2017

After upgrading their defense over the offseason, the Detroit Lions believe they are now younger and faster on that side of the ball. Last season, the Detroit Lions finished 18th in total defense and helped the team make their second playoff appearance in the past three years. But this offseason, the Lions’ front office had […] The Detroit Lions will be faster defensively in...
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18 hours ago

Detroit Lions: Weeks 1-3 could make or break 2017 season

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19 hours ago

Lions president has no issue making Matthew Stafford NFL's richest man

The Detroit Lions are trying to work out a long-term contract extension for nine-year quarterback, Matthew Stafford. Preferably, this takes place before the start of training camp. Team general manager Bob Quinn says he’s “confident” a deal will get done.Stafford could wind up the highest paid NFL player to date, which is something Detroit’s president Rob Wood would have...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions DT Khyri Thornton suspended 6 games for violating drug policy

The Detroit Lions will be without defensive tackle Khyri Thornton for the first six games of the 2017 NFL season. Thornton was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s Substance of Abuse Policy, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.Originally a third-round pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2014 out of Southern Miss, Thornton was placed on injured reserve after suffering...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions bolster offensive line with two signings

Last week the Lions were hit with the worst news any team could hear. Starting left tackle Taylor Decker will miss four to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum. This could put Decker out until October, causing Jim Caldwell and staff to make some moves. In the last week, Detroit has tried to address this hole in the line by acquiring two left tackles to compete...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anquan Boldin reportedly may prefer to play close to home in Florida

Anquan Boldin remains a free agent, and his geographical preference may be part of the reason why.The 36-year-old wide receiver prefers to play close to his home in Florida, the Detroit Free Press reported Thursday.Boldin played for the Lions last season, catching 67 passes for 584 yards and eight touchdowns. In April, Boldin confirmed his intention to play in his 15th pro season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson, aka Megatron, harassed by Optimus Prime in new Transformers ad

With the exception of a turn on Dancing with the Stars last year, former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has seemingly retired into a quiet, contact-free civilian life. But thanks to Johnson’s nickname of Megatron during his playing days, someone won’t quite let Johnson live comfortably without harassment. Johnson was nicknamed “Megatron” by teammate Roy Williams during...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnson spoofs ‘Megatron’ moniker for ‘Transformers’ spot

Calvin Johnson was known as “Megatron” throughout his storied NFL career thanks to then-Detroit Lions teammate Roy Williams bestowing the moniker upon him during his rookie season. The iconic nickname now has given rise to the retired Lions wide receiver somewhat spoofing it in a video posted to Instagram to promote the upcoming release of “Transformers: The Last Knight....
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Jones talks up training with Randy Moss

Detroit Lions wideout Marvin Jones wanted to improve his game this offseason so he worked with the best—Randy Moss.Coming off a productive debut year with the Lions, Jones looked to Moss for guidance in areas like repetition and working out.Here’s what he had to say, according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press:“This off-season before I came up here, I was training...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rams trade former No. 2 pick Greg Robinson to Lions

The Detroit Lions are getting some much needed help and experience on their offensive line.The Lions announced on Thursday that have acquired offensive tackle Greg Robinson from the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick. Robinson, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, has appeared in all but two games during his first three NFL seasons. According to Charles...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford has no timetable for extension

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is pushing all talk of a new contract off to the side for now.Stafford, who is entering the final year of his contract, isn’t sweating potential comparable deals for Derek Carr and Kirk Cousins, preferring to focus on football right now.“I’m not too worried about what those guys do,” Stafford said Wednesday, via Michael Rothstein...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan breaks into Lions minicamp, lobs verbal insults at players and media

The Detroit Lions may want to beef up security at minicamps this week after a man somehow broke in to patrol the sidelines. Rather than blend in with his surroundings so as to not draw attention to himself, this fan seemed to be on a mission to lob insults at players and media once making his way into the minicamp.One Lion that seemed to take the brunt of the verbal onslaught before...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate hoping for a contract extension, thinks he’s underpaid

Golden Tate didn’t beat around the bush about wanting a contract extension.Quoting a Pro Football Focus tweet about Julian Edelman’s contract extension with the New England Patriots, Tate replied: “I hope I’m one of the next ones to get extended….. big plays can come in all shapes and forms huh?” The veteran wide receiver has two years left on the five-year, $31 million...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Taylor Decker could miss part of season with shoulder injury

For Taylor Decker, this offseason has been a lot different than last year. The Lions left tackle wasn’t being put through the pre-draft grind, and instead was able to focus on sharpening his skills.That progress hit a brick wall when Decker hurt his shoulder during organized team activities. He had surgery on Monday, according to MLive.com, and could miss the start of the 2017...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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