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Detroit's Darius Slay is confident in ability to become a shutdown cornerback

Heading into the 2015 season, Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay is looking to build upon a breakout season in which he started all 16 games and recorded two interceptions. The former second-round selection is itching to take on the best pass-catchers the NFL has to offer, according to Lions senior writer Tim Twentyman. "I’m ready. I’m confident. I’m ready to do whatever...
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Detroit Lions logo gets dissed by ESPN Uniform Power Rankings

Paul Lukas of ESPN recently published his power rankings for all 32 NFL uniforms, and boy did the Detroit Lions finish at a rather surprising 26th overall. “Former Lions GM Matt Millen is gone, but his legacy lives on in the form of all the black trim on the Lions’ uniforms. Every stripe, every numeral, every letter, the color break in the socks, the helmet logo, the facemask...
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Former Detroit Lions star is selling his home (and it’s a beauty)

The Detroit Lions will likely feel the effects of allowing their star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh leave town to join the Miami Dolphins as the latest $100 million man. Now with the Dolphins, Suh is selling his expensive yet beautiful mansion for a bargain price of $3.45 million, according to Kyle Meinke of Meinke also mentions what’s in the mansion: “It features...
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NFL “fixes” PATs but still hasn’t addressed Detroit Lions WR “Calvin Johnson” rule

The NFL moved PATs back on Tuesday — a change that was met with mixed reactions. Let’s be honest, though, these kickers are so darn good does it really matter if they kick from 32 yards out? Aaron Nagler from Sports Illustrated brings up a good point on the NFL and rule changes. Extra points? Clearly needed changing. The Calvin Johnson rule? It's fine. ¯_(ツ)_/¯ — Aaron...
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NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Lions Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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Kellen Moore is comfortable with Detroit Lions' quarterback situation

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell made Dan Orlovsky the backup to starting quarterback Matthew Stafford last season, relegating former Boise State star Kellen Moore to a third-string role. Moore may vie for Orlovsky's job this year, according to Kyle Meinke of, but the QB is comfortable either way. "Like it here. Simple as that," Moore told "We've been here...
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DE Phillip Hunt is 'excited' for opportunity with Detroit Lions

Detroit Lions defensive end Phillip Hunt may know he's a long shot to make the team, but it isn't showing in his mood, according to Justin Rogers of After two full seasons without a team, Hunt is just happy to have another shot at proving he can play in the NFL. "I'm very excited for the opportunity," Hunt told "That's all I can hope for and ask for. I'll take...
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Detroit Lions: When healthy, Megatron is still Elite

Calvin Johnson in his thirties could look like Alshon Jeffery in his prime. For the first time since 2011, its a valid question to ask: who is the best receiver in the NFL? While Calvin Johnson has been the unquestioned king of wideouts since (at least) 2011, he’ll be turning 30 in 2015, and after consecutive injury-plagued seasons, some have begun the process of writing off...
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DeAndre Levy wasn’t scared during plane walk because he’s not ‘chicken-s**t’

Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy made some news a few months ago when footage surfaced of him taking a walk out onto a wing of a biplane high above a body of water. When asked how one conjures up the intestinal fortitude to attempt such a risky, death-defying stunt and not be afraid, Levy provided...Read More The post DeAndre Levy wasn’t scared during plane walk because he’s...
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Matthew Stafford is Really Happy with the Lions 2015 Draft

Matthew Stafford finally has some much-needed help. The Detroit Lions drafted some key players in this year’s draft, including first-round guard Laken Tomlinson. Additionally, the team chose some relief for Stafford on the ground by selecting running back Ameer Abdullah and fullback Michael Burton in the second and fifth rounds respectively. Speaking out on the selection of Tomlinson...
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Predicting the Lions 53 Man Roster: Offense

Offensive Line (8) Right Guard Larry Warford The Lions will likely only keep eight Offensive Lineman on their final roster much like they have in the past several seasons. I would say that seven of the eight are locked in right now, with the final spot still up for grabs. There is also a decent possibility that final spot will be occupied by a post cut down signing, as there really...
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Detroit Lions Ink Abdullah to Four-Year Deal

Reggie Bush did not end up being what the Detroit Lions hoped he would be, so they parted ways with him in February of this offseason. This made running back one of their needs in the draft, and they decided to fulfill that need in round two by selecting Ameer Abdullah.Abdullah was a good value pick for the Lions in the second round. He rushed for over 1,100 yards his sophomore year...
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Why the Detroit Lions won’t make the playoffs in 2015

Last season, the Detroit Lions had their hopes of winning their first playoff game since 1992 thrown on the field, announced to a crowd of cowboys, then picked up and reversed.  That infamous reversed pass interference call was a dark spot on what was their most successful season since they won 12 games in that 1991-92 season. This year it will be hard for them to continue that...
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RT LaAdrian Waddle on the mend, begins running again

There's good indications that Detroit Lions right tackle will be ready sooner than later after undergoing knee surgery in January. Waddle said he felt he was ready to run again for some time, but wisley stuck to his doctor's prescribed schedule. "It’s hard to hold back," Waddle said, per "I’m not going to lie. I’m doing everything I’m supposed to do. There’s...
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Detroit Joins College Football Playoff Bidding War

Detroit has officially added its name to the list of names that hope to host the College Football Playoff in the coming seasons, according to The Motor City is expected to submit an official bid and will be the ninth team to do so. Brett McMurphy of initially reported on the Motor City entering the bidding through his Twitter. The Motor City hopes...
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Detroit Lions sign Salas, Owens to fill 90 man roster

A day after signing former Saints receiver Lance Moore to a one year deal, the Lions have filled their 90 man roster by signing journeyman wideout Greg Salas and nickel corner Chris Owens. Neither signing will effect Detroit’s projected compensatory selections in 2016. Greg Salas (WR): 6’2, 210 lbs. (5th season) Salas, 26, was a non-factor for the Jets in 2014, registering just...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Would YOU Rather: Have the Lions be cheaters but Super Bowl champions or what we have now?

There’s that old cliché saying if you’re not cheating you’re not trying. Perhaps is a phrase more suited for the college football game when you consider what the NCAA  and it’s power programs have morphed into… bending the rules to get an advantage over the competition. Where does that phrase stand though with fans at the professional level? Especially when we’re...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Sign Free Agent WR Lance Moore

The Detroit Lions made a veteran addition to their receiving corps on Tuesday by bringing on free agent Lance Moore on a one-year deal. The move was initially announced by Tim Twentyman of the team’s official website. The #Lions have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran WR Lance Moore. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) May 12, 2015 Moore is entering...
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Detroit Lions Add Another Weapon For Matthew Stafford

The Detroit Lions added another weapon for franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford on Tuesday, signing veteran receiver Lance Moore to a one-year contract. While it’s obviously not a game-changing addition for the Lions, the sure-handed, chain-moving 31-year-old wide out was one of the better remaining free agents and adds depth to the Lions’ impressive receiving core. A former...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Titus Young avoids prison, receives probation

Titus Young will not face prison time for felony assault charges, stemming from his strange, violent behavior in 2013. Instead, the Los Angeles County Superior Court has given him a chance to change his ways, giving him five years probation, rather than lock him up. According to David Leon Moore of USA TODAY Sports, a one-year stay at Crosby Center, an inpatient treatment and therapy...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Martin Mayhew and the Lions just win draft day?

I know, right. It isn’t very often that a Detroit Lions draft class doesn’t leave us scratching our heads as fans. For the most part, Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew has been a horrible drafter. He’s had some solid finds sprinkled in, but his record with second round picks alone makes you want to puke. However, this year his draft class looks very promising, especially...
Via The Majors Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Detroit Lions 2015 NFL Draft Picks

In 2014, the Detroit Lions offensive line was injury-plagued and inconsistent due to the amount of different players that started at the various positions. They decided to address this issue in round one, swapping picks with Denver and acquiring Manny Lawson in the process. Then with the 28th pick the Lions selected guard Laken Tomlinson out of Duke. Tomlinson did not miss a start...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

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