The most important players for the Detroit Lions

On a team of 53 total players, it can sometimes be difficult to standout. However, each team has their difference makers.  Offense, defense, and special teams all play a vital role for a winning football team.  Each side of the ball must compliment the other in order to have the most efficient football team.  These are the most important players that will be on the field for...
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Five Detroit Lions with Something to Prove vs. Ravens

The Detroit Lions and Baltimore Ravens face off Saturday night in the third preseason contest. This is the game where the starters play the most, with many expected to play the entire first half. For several Lions, this matchup in Baltimore is critical to their roster fate. Here are five Detroit Lions with a lot […] Five Detroit Lions with Something to Prove vs. Ravens - SideLion...
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Stevan Ridley reportedly visiting with Colts

Backfield help in Indianapolis could be coming from an unlikely source. According to a report by Mike Garafolo of NFL Network on Friday, the Colts are visiting with free agent running back Stevan Ridley, who was just released by the Detroit Lions on Thursday. RB Stevan Ridley on a visit with the Colts today, source says. Quick move by Indy to look at the veteran after his release...
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Who will be the next great Lions defensive lineman?

First it was Ndamukong Suh, then it was Ziggy Ansah. Who will be the next great defensive lineman on Detroit’s roster? Ezekiel Ansah was a good player for the Lions during his first two seasons, but became a great one in 2015. Star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh left for the Dolphins in free agency and […] Who will be the next great Lions defensive lineman? - SideLion Report...
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1 day ago

Marvin Jones has built ‘terrific chemistry’ with Stafford

Replacing Calvin Johnson probably isn’t possible, but new Detroit Lions receiver Marvin Jones is doing his best to build an early rapport with quarterback Matthew Stafford. According to Tim Twentyman of the Lions official site, Jones and Stafford are already looking like a strong combination at Lions training camp. “(Jones) and Stafford have had terrific chemistry all through...
Via The Sports Daily
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No Megatron? No Problem

The 2016 NFL season will be a whole new world for the Detroit Lions offense and its quarterback Matthew Stafford. For the first time in Stafford's career, he will be without the services of six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who retired in March.
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1 day ago

Lions release Ridley, boost Washington's chance to make team

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Dwayne Washington moved a step closer to earning a job with the Detroit Lions on Thursday. The seventh-round pick, who leads the team in rushing and has returned a kickoff for a touchdown this preseason, still has a shot to make the team unlike Stevan Ridley. Detroit cut Ridley, who has run for 2,907 yards over five seasons, to take one player out of the...
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Lions release running back Stevan Ridley

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have cut running back Stevan Ridley. They made the move Thursday before practice. Detroit signed Ridley in April, hoping he would bolster its depth in the backfield after releasing Joique Bell. Ridley started in one game and played in eight more for the New York Jets last season and ran for just 90 yards. He had 1,263 yards rushing and...
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Stevan Ridley Release Shows These Aren’t Same Old Lions

New Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn did what many believed was the unthinkable. On Thursday morning, Quinn cut veteran running back Stevan Ridley. The #Lions announced today that they have released RB Stevan Ridley. — Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 25, 2016 Signing Ridley was one of Quinn’s first moves upon taking over in Detroit. […] Stevan Ridley Release...
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2 days ago

The Lions released RB Stevan Ridley

AP Photo/Elise Amendola The Detroit Lions said goodbye to Stevan Ridley waiving the veteran back after signing him this offseason. The #Lions announced today that they have released RB Stevan Ridley. — Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 25, 2016 This may come as a bit of  surprise to some. Dorf had him listed as making the team on his 53 man roster prediction...
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2 days ago

New Lions GM Bob Quinn puts his stamp on organization

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have made some changes, significant and subtle, under first-year general manager Bob Quinn. "We're starting to act like a winning organization that brings in millions and billions of dollars," receiver Golden Tate said. "You would think we would have the top of the line of everything. I'm not going to say this is why we're going to win...
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Detroit Lions: Three players who have impressed

The Detroit Lions fell to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday 30-14, dropping to 0-2 in the preseason thus far. While it may be difficult to read into records during the preseason, there may be concern in Detroit from fans. However, that is not to say that some players haven’t stood out. Here we take a look at three guys who have stood out thus far in the preseason. Marvin Jones...
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What does getting Ameer Abdullah back mean for the Detroit Lions?

Yesterday Ameer Abdullah traded in his tacky red jersey for a beautiful Honolulu blue one. After having offseason shoulder surgery and spending training camp running without contact and sticking to the sidelines for the first two preseason games, the Detroit Lions number one running back gets to return to the field. So let’s take a closer look at what this means for Detroit...
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QUIZ: Name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Detroit Lions

While there are obscure quarterbacks who threw passes for the Detroit Lions, the QBs featured in this quiz were the ‘top passer’ for the team that year, according to the number of yards passing. The Lions have a long history of being starved for a consistent leader at the quarterback position - with only a handful stringing a few seasons together. We have identified 39 (with...
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Ex-NFL RB Jahvid Best finishes 7th in 100m sprint heat

Former Cal and Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best finished seventh in his 100m sprint heat at the Rio Olympics on Saturday and will not advance to the semis, though he can now say he has reached the world-class level in two sports. Best, who last played in the NFL in 2011, was competing as a sprinter for Saint Lucia, the Caribbean island where his father is from. He ran in a...
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Watch: Lions rookie Dwayne Washington runs kickoff back 96 yards for TD

Yesterday it was JD McKissic of the Falcons, today it was Dwayne Washington of the Lions. Washington, a 7th round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, caught this kick and took it to the house! Dwayne Washington: 96-yards to the house! #DETvsPIT — NFL (@NFL) August 13, 2016
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Detroit Lions Cornerback Said Antonio Brown 'Tried to Kill Me, Man'

Antonio Brown is very good at football. Last season, despite his starting quarterback missing several games due to injury, Brown managed to catch 136 balls for a ridiculous 1,834 yards and 10 touchdowns. Though he stands just 5-foot-10 and weighs only 180 pounds, Brown's quickness and precise route running have left some of the best cornerbacks grasping at air as he streaks to the...
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Five reasons the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class could be the greatest of all time

The NFL lost a lot of great talent this offseason, and the league's losses could be the Pro Football Hall of Fame's gain. In sports, we always see new talent come into the league while the greats we rooted for and loved inevitably meet Father Time and have to exit. This past offseason, we saw an exodus of all-time great players who retired this year, and in five years, we're likely...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: LB Stephen Tulloch and Eagles in ‘heavy negotiations’

Linebacker Stephen Tulloch might soon be the newest member of the Philadelphia Eagles if contract negotiations go well between the two parties. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports there are “heavy negotiations” happening right now to get Tulloch, who is a free agent, to Phily. Eagles and former Lions' LB Stephen Tulloch now in "heavy negotiations", per source. Eagles could soon...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions TE Eric Ebron carted off field in training after leg injury

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron was expected to break out in a major way this year, but he may not get the chance after being carted off the field during Saturday’s practice. Eric Ebron carted off the field at Lions practice after grabbing the back of his lower right leg A video posted by Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) on Aug 6, 2016 at 9:20am PDT It was later...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2016 Preview: Detroit Lions

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the Detroit Lions. 2015 in a nutshell: They start 0-5 but gain partial redemption by winning seven of their next 11 games. Still, they miss the playoffs for the 14th time in the last 16 years. Why 2016 could be different: Potential Hall of Fame wide...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pokemon Go is mind control, according to Lions player

Detroit Lions offensive lineman Larry Warford doesn’t want to catch them all. Warford is one of the first notable sports figures to publicly decry Pokemon Go, one of the most successful mobile games of all time. For those somehow out of the loop, it’s a location-based game where “trainers” can catch Pokemon at random spots, visit centers at public landmarks and challenge...
Via The Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford laments teammates playing Pokemon Go at camp

Pokemon Go is the latest craze around the nation, but Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford wishes his teammates were immune to its pull. Speaking on ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike in the Morning’ show, he lamented the fact that his teammates are looking for Pokemon at team facilities during training camp. “I wish not that many would be,” he said Tuesday during an interview...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions guard won’t play Pokemon Go, calls it ‘mind-control stuff’

Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford was among those who accounted for the estimated 75 million downloads of Pokemon Go. But after giving the “location-based augmented reality app” a brief shot, Warford decided to stop playing it altogether over concerns Pokemon Go involved “mind-control stuff.” Warford was in Arizona at the time the app was released in July. He immediately...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Darius Slay runs out of gas after signing huge contract

On Friday, Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay signed a $50 million contract extension. On Saturday, he ran out of gas on the way to practice. Slay had returned home to grab some things, and on his way back to practice, he simply ran out of fuel. “Oh, Lord, I just ran out of gas,” Slay said Saturday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “It was crazy. I was trying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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