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SideLion Report Launches Detroit Lions App For iOS and Android

A one-stop shop Detroit Lions app that merges fandom and technology together, the SideLion Report app features content from SideLion Report and is now available to download on iOS and Android. CHICAGO, IL- Available now, SideLion Report for iOS and Android offers users a way to get the latest Detroit Lions news, rumors and analysis […] SideLion Report Launches Detroit Lions App...
Via Sidelion Report
3 hours ago

Detroit Must Shift Focus to Finding a Defensive Difference-Maker

The Detroit Lions made great strides on offense this offseason. The franchise wisely focused on bolstering the offensive line by adding two big free agents: guard, TJ Lang, and tackle, Ricky Wagner. Detroit also added Darren Fells (tight end) and Keshawn Martin (wide receiver/kick returner) to the offensive arsenal. Longtime long snapper, Don Muhlbach, was […] Detroit Must Shift...
Via Sidelion Report
5 hours ago

The Lions need to keep mending “best player available” and “filling needs” draft strategy

Every draft season the phrases drafting “the best player available” and “filling a need” are spewed out of analysts mouths and onto computers non-stop. People support both sides, and more importantly, people believe that their way is the way to draft. In recent seasons, the Detroit Lions, while under then GM Martin Mayhew, were in […] The Lions need to keep mending “best...
Via Sidelion Report
7 hours ago

Detroit Lions sign free agent DT Jordan Hill

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed free agent defensive tackle Jordan Hill. Hill is entering his fifth NFL season after previously playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the third round in 2013. Hill has seven sacks in 31 career games. He played in four games for the Jaguars last season, making no starts...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What else do the Detroit Lions need in free agency?

The Detroit Lions have had a fairly busy off-season thus far, signing eight players at six different positions. General manager Bob Quinn has made huge strides in repairing the offensive line with the signing of T.J. Lang and Ricky Wagner. Some depth at defensive line has also been added with a few other signings at linebacker and tight end. There are still plenty of free agents...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anquan Boldin not expected to sign with team until training camp

At 37 years old and with 14 seasons under his belt, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Anquan Boldin surely has earned the spring and summer off. That’s what Boldin is planning as he looks for a new city to call home in 2017. Boldin is not expected to sign with a team until right up to the start of training camp, per ESPN’s Michael Rothstein.This makes sense considering Boldin...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2017: Hey, What’s Your Problem?

We are knee deep into our latest series from End Zone Score. NFL free agency is in full swing. Teams continue to make decisions that will affect the franchise’s immediate future. The focus here will be on each of the 32 teams’ biggest problems. What is the biggest negative facing each club. More importantly, how is each organization addressing the matter? In this edition we...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago

Lions re-sign long snapper Muhlbach

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach. The team announced the move Wednesday. Muhlbach is entering his 14th season, all with Detroit. He ranks fourth on the Lions' list with 196 games played and needs five more to pass linebacker Wayne Walker for third place. Detroit's special teams played a big role in helping the team reach the playoffs...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden Tate responds to picture showing him and wife wearing MAGA hats

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate took to Twitter Wednesday to address a controversy that arose over a picture of the receiver and his wife wearing “Make America Great Again” hats. For those counting, that’s 10 billion percent, which is a lot. It’s a visceral reaction to what was a stupid controversy by any objective measure — though Tate did clarify that he wore...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Anquan Boldin to return for 15th NFL season

Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin has reportedly decided to return to the NFL for his 15th season as a pro and is now a free agent heading into 2017. Originally a second-round pick out of Florida State, Boldin spent his first seven seasons as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. He then was traded to the Baltimore Ravens in 2010 and ended up winning a Super Bowl with them after the...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions make a splash in the first wave of free agency

NFL free agency began this past week and teams started to scramble to sign their top choices. The Detroit Lions had a long to do list to accomplish before the NFL Draft next month and they didn’t waste any time addressing their needs. The first move the Lions made was a real good one in signing former Baltimore Ravens tackle Ricky Wagner. Personally I was very excited about this...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Detroit Lions’ first two days of free agency

Fulfilling the long gap in between the Super Bowl and the preseason, NFL free agency finally came this week providing a flash of interest in a long and barren off-season. Detroit was one of many teams that has several positions to upgrade and change. With a long list of names and targets, the Lions got right to it. Here are the pros and cons of the moves they have made through the...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions reporter breaks six seconds in 40-yard dash — wearing heels

The draft stock of NFL Network announcer Rich Eisen just dropped. That’s because Lions multimedia reporter Tori Petry ran the 40-yard dash in 5.98 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. And she was wearing heels. ‍♀️ Your move, @richeisen #RunRichRun #StJude pic.twitter.com/2bjinJ1ujV — Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 6, 2017 Petry is a cornerback for the Detroit Dark Angels...
Via The Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions GM ‘disappointed’ Joe Mixon was banished from the combine

The 2017 NFL Combine is underway, which means we get to see what this event looks like when the NFL banishes players such as Joe Mixon for domestic violence. Since these players are absent, you knew NFL executives would be asked about the noticeably absent players such as Mixon. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn was the first to make a stance Wednesday. He admitted he wasn’t...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions GM Bob Quinn: It’s ‘disappointing’ that NFL didn’t allow Joe Mixon to compete at Combine

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn is speaking out against the NFL for barring Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon from the scouting combine.Quinn was asked by Justin Rogers of the Detroit News if the Lions were considering drafting Mixon, who was not invited to the scouting combine after he punched a woman at a restaurant in 2014.Here’s what Quinn had to say on the matter:...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS Offseason Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Detroit Lions. 2016 record: 9-7 — 2nd place, NFC North What’s new? Not much, although they’re coming off a playoff season. That’s pretty damn rare in Detroit. Projected salary cap...
Via This Given Sunday
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions long-snapper Jimmy Landes snaps football underneath camel (vid)

Detroit Lions long-snapper Jimmy Landes created considerable attention for himself on social media by creating a trick-snap video during his college career. Now, Landes has released another interesting video showcasing his talents. The exotic locale only heightens the impressiveness, as does the nature of said trick. Landes, currently on vacation in Jordan, posted video this week...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions CB Stanley Wilson II arrested while naked for the third time in eight months

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II has been arrested while naked for the third time since last June, according to the Associated Press. In the June incident, Wilson — a member of the Lions from 2005-2007 — was shot while not wearing any clothes as he was an intruder in a home. In January, he was found outside of a Portland home without wearing any clothing. The...
Via The Comeback
February 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Kirk Cousins could get paid more than Andrew Luck

Kirk Cousins looks like he will be in line for a major pay day.Cousins was franchise-tagged by Washington last season and had his second straight strong year. He followed up a 29-touchdown season in 2015 by throwing for 25 scores and nearly 5,000 yards in 2016.Now he’s a free agent again and Washington has the option of franchise-tagging him again or signing him to a long-term...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 2/7: Still working off our Super Bowl hangover

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Kristin Otto, Peter Bondra, Juwan Howard, Steve Nash, Matt Stafford, Steven Stamkos and Isaiah Thomas. On this date in 1998, the Winter Olympics kicked off in Nagano, Japan. It was the first Games that saw women's hockey and snowboarding as medal sports, and curling returned...
Via Yardbarker
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Anquan Boldin unsure if he will return next season

Anquan Boldin is still getting it done in the NFL at age 36, but he’s unsure if he will return for another season.The 14-year NFL veteran said on Friday that he does not know if he will play next season, according to Detroit Lions reporter Tim Twentyman. Boldin spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Cardinals, then three with both the Ravens and 49ers. He played last...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Lions make subtle changes to logo, team font

The Detroit Lions will look slightly different moving forward.The team announced subtle changes to its logo and font on Wednesday: According to the press release, the Lions will also reveal new uniforms in April.“The rebrand will culminate with the unveiling of all new uniforms on April 13,” the release said. “Throughout the rebranding process, we made it a priority to emphasize...
Via The Sports Daily
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Stanley Wilson arrested again while naked, crying in mug shot

Former NFL cornerback Stanley Wilson II was arrested earlier this month for the second time since June. He was naked both times.According to a police report obtained by The Oregonian, Wilson was found “running around” in the nude outside the home of a person he did not know on Jan. 10. He told police he lived nearby, but the address he gave did not check out.Wilson was already...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss
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