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Detroit Lions ink veteran receiver Anquan Boldin to one-year deal

The Detroit Lions signed veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin to a one-year contract this afternoon. This coming season, I am excited  to announce that I have chosen to play for the @Lions and reunite with Coach Caldwell for another run. — Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin) July 26, 2016 Boldin played the last three seasons in San Francisco for the 49ers. The 35-year old has shown...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anquan Boldin signs one-year deal with Detroit Lions

Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin’s time as a free agent has come to an end. According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Boldin signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions. The 35 year-old receiver had been overal productive during his past three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. During that stretch of time, Boldin tallied 3,030 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns....
Via Sportsnaut
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Who grabs the No. 4 and 5 DT spots?

Who will be the odd man out at the bottom of the Lions’ defensive tackle depth chart? The Detroit Lions are just a year removed from the departure of Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley and C.J. Mosley in the same offseason. Yet, the Lions find themselves in a strange conundrum: they have a surplus of talent again at the defensive tackle position. Detroit brought back starters Haloti Ngata...
Via Pride of Detroit
16 hours ago

Corey Wootton announces his retirement after six seasons

With teams reporting to training camp, the veterans who didn’t get one of the 32 times 90 invitations (that’s 2,880, #math) often start realizing things about their future. And the latest to retire instead of continuing to pursue football employment is journeyman defensive end Corey Wootton, per his own social media. Wootton signed with the Lions last…
Via Pro Football Talk
16 hours ago

Comparing Travis Swanson and Graham Glasgow

Swanson Vs. Glasgow: The battle for starting center The Lions made an obvious attempt to upgrade their offensive line in this year’s NFL Draft. With the 32nd-ranked rushing offense, it was clear the team needed to make some moves to improve on that run game, as well as helping protect quarterback Matthew Stafford. Drafting offensive […] Comparing Travis Swanson and Graham Glasgow...
Via Sidelion Report
17 hours ago

Detroit Lions Wild Card: Nevin Lawson's job may not be as safe as you think

The former fourth-round pick out of Utah State has a strong chance to start in 2016, but his chances of being cut from the roster entirely aren't as far apart as you'd like. As we continue our Wild Card series, we start to look at players that on the surface might seem safe in both their roster spot and their job. When you start to peel back the layers, however, it becomes increasingly...
Via Pride of Detroit
18 hours ago

Pettigrew put on PUP list by Detroit Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has been put on the active-physically unable to perform list. The Lions announced the move Sunday. They also put wide receiver Corey Fuller and tackle Corey Robinson on the PUP list. Pettigrew tore his left anterior cruciate ligament late last year and finished the season with only seven catches. He's entering his...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2012 Draft Review

The 2012 NFL Draft was hit-and-miss for many teams, and the Detroit Lions were no exception. Then-GM Martin Mayhew scored with a couple of picks but also missed the boat with some injury-related reaches. Riley Reiff came first. At No. 23 overall, the offensive tackle from Iowa went right around, if not a little later, […] Detroit Lions 2012 Draft Review - SideLion Report - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
2 days ago

Detroit Lions need quarterback Matt Stafford to take the next step

Last season, Matt Stafford started the season looking lost. It wasn’t a small tweak that was needed to right the ship; it was a total overhaul of the offense. Then offensive coordinator, Joe Lombardi, was trying to craft an innovative offensive attack that would allow Stafford to flourish. But after a devastating week 7 loss, the Lions had enough. They fired Lombardi, and it was...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions capsule

DETROIT LIONS (7-9) OPEN CAMP: July 28, Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: Lost first five games and seven of eight, leading to team president Tom Lewand, general manager Martin Mayhew and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi getting fired. Won seven of last nine games, helping coach Jim Caldwell retain job for third season, under first-year general manager Bob Quinn. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Jahvid Best to run in the Rio Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is going to the Rio Olympics. The former NFL first-round draft pick, who had his pro football career cut short due to concussions after just two seasons, has been approved to run the 100 meters for the Saint Lucia track and field team in Rio, OlympicTalk reports. "God is good! It's hard to describe how I feel right now," Best said in...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Jahvid Best to compete as sprinter at Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will compete as a sprinter for the Saint Lucia Olympic track and field team. Best, whose NFL career was cut short by repeated concussions, will become the first player with previous NFL experience to compete in the Summer Olympics. “Above all else I’m excited to get out there and make my country and family proud,” Best said in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best, Whose NFL Career Was Cut Short Due to Concussions, is Officially Headed to the 2016 Summer Olympics

Jahvid Best. It's a name you know, though you might not be able to place it. You know he played football, but he's one of those guys as the 2016 NFL season approaches that usually elicits a "whatever happened to that guy?" type of question from dudes scanning the remaining players in the last round of their fantasy football draft. Best, the former stud running back from Cal who...
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Detroit Lions drafted the right player in Eric Ebron

Sometimes players get unfair treatment of how they should be preforming based on the players drafted around them. Even worse it tends to happen to players in different positions, so trying to compare and contrast is nearly impossible. This is the case for Eric Ebron, the third-year Detroit Lions tight end that just so happened to be drafted before Odell Beckham Jr. and Aaron Donald...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will celebrate 25th anniversary of last playoff win

NFL teams routinely celebrate anniversaries of significant moments in franchise history with tributes and events, typically at some point during a given season. For the Detroit Lions, the 2016 NFL season marks the 25th anniversary of a benchmark moment for the organization, although it lacks the luster and prestige common with these kind of remembrances. For a team like the Lions...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions releasing Stephen Tulloch a questionable move

Though the NFL of today is littered with strange transactions throughout the calendar year, the Detroit Lions‘ move on Tuesday was extra strange. In what was probably a first for the NFL,  a team cut its leading tackler in the month of July, with the Lions releasing middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch on Tuesday. Coming off of an excellent season in which he led the Lions with...
Via EndZoneScore
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson says he would have had harder time retiring if Lions had been contenders

When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement, there were some who believed that it was because he’d grown tired of the losing culture that permeates the Detroit Lions’ organization. It turns out that, while not the primary reason, Detroit’s history of failure made it easier for Johnson to walk away. Johnson told ESPN’s Michael Smith in an interview for “E:60” that, while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit brewery names IPA after Lions rookie Miles Killebrew

In a match made in beer-naming heaven — as it were — a Detroit-area brewery has bestowed the honor of naming an IPA after Detroit Lions rookie safety Miles Killebrew. “I guess it was a play on my name,” Killebrew astutely observed, via ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. “Killebrew. So they wanted to do that there. It was a cool experience.” Created by Fort Street Brewery, Killebrew...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: “I’m not coming back”

Calvin Johnson will not be returning to an NFL field near you anytime soon. The former Detroit Lions receiver said at his southeast Michigan football camp on Saturday that he has no intention of returning to the NFL in his first public comments since retiring in March. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said Saturday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “You ain’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: ‘I’m not coming back’

Calvin Johnson, like Barry Sanders before him, retired during the prime of his career with the Detroit Lions, and he’s happy about his decision. Speaking with reporters at a football camp Saturday morning, Johnson, formerly known by many in football circles as Megatron, made it clear he is not going to come back to the game. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said, laughing...
Via Sportsnaut
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford underplays the loss of Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions head into the 2016 season without one of the best players in franchise history after wide receiver Calvin Johnson announced his retirement during the spring. For a team that struggled through a seven-win 2015 campaign, this loss should have a severe impact in its ability to contend for a playoff spot this upcoming season. After all, Johnson has been the team...
Via Sportsnaut
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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