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LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lions Give RFA DE George Johnson A Low-Round Tender

Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that the Lions have tendered restricted free agent DE George Johnson at the low-round level. This tender would pay Johnson a salary of around $1.54 million for the 2015 season. However, the Lions would receive no draft pick compensation should he sign elsewhere. Detroit will have the ability ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions lock up special teamer with three year contract extension

The Detroit Lions have finally found their man at placekicker. According to a report by Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman, they have extended Matt Prater for three more years: The #Lions have re-signed K Matt Prater to a new 3-year contract. Lions finally have long-term stability at that position. — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) March 6, 2015 The deal is worth $9 million total...
Via cover32 - Lions
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions Re-Sign QB Kellen Moore To A Two-Year Deal

Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports that the Lions have re-signed quarterback Kellen Moore to a two-year contract. The Lions were reportedly hoping to re-sign Moore, who was a restricted free agent this offseason, so this isn’t a shocking move by Detroit. Last year, Moore made a base salary of $570,000. He has yet to throw a  single pass since ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions sign Matt Prater to three-year deal

The Detroit Lions announced Friday that they have come to terms on a new three-year contract with kicker Matt Prater. “As Matt got more acclimated with us, especially with Don (Mulbach) and Sam (Martin), he really became someone we could count on and was a positive contributor to our kicking game last season,” head coach Jim Caldwell said in a statement. “Our field goal...
Via Sports-Glory
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ndamukong Suh: Show him the money

Question of the day: When was the last time a truly undisputed top-five defensive player hit the open market? Darrelle Revis doesn’t count; his value wasn’t nearly as high last year as it had been in years past. Mario Williams and Elvis Dumervil were excellent pass-rushers, but both were better placed in the top-five at their position. Nnamdi Asomugha may have been in 2009...
Via The Sports Post
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Detroit Taking Down Ndamukong Suh Billboard

Some Detroit Lions fans recently paid actual money to put “$UH” billboards throughout the city. It now appears another billboard it coming down. Courtesy of Twitter.com The “THIS IS A WALL” billboard—located about two blocks from Ford Field—has been up since the start of the 2014 season. Suh will become a free agent this upcoming Tuesday after the Lions chose not to...
Via Sportsnaut
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Likeliest landing spots for Ndamukong Suh

The top free agent hitting the NFL market on March 10 is likely to be defensive end Ndamukong Suh. Suh, after playing five terrific seasons with the Detroit Lions following his second-overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft, is ready to cash in. Throughout his career, Suh has amassed four first-team All Pro designations and four Pro Bowls, along with 36 sacks. The defensive tackle...
Via This Given Sunday
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eric Ebron Dazzled by Joseph Fauria’s Red Sneakers

This embed is invalid" />   When you see that picture of Lions tight end Joseph Fauria macking hard on two women you probably think, “Damn. Looks like Big Jo is rebounding from that Erika Hammond-Russell Wilson fiasco quite well.” But not fellow teammate Eric Ebron. Ebron, who proposed to his girlfriend in 2014 and isn’t in the market, looked right past...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Tulloch confirms his return to the Lions via Instagram

If you had any inclination that the Lions were going to pull a Reggie Bush on veteran linebacker Stephan Tulloch to free up more money… think again. Tulloch, who founded Tulloching after his season ending ACL injury last year confirmed via Instagram that he will indeed return to the Lions for the 2015 season. Lets put all the questions and speculations to rest. I will be...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson the next superstar to take a pay cut?

After leading his team to a third-consecutive AFC West title, a 12-4 record and the No. 2 seed in the conference, Peyton Manning was asked to take a pay cut; that’s a huge piece of humble pie for a quarterback who is 38-10 since taking over in Denver. But the Broncos needed salary cap help, so their highest-paid player was the leading candidate to provide them some much-needed...
Via cover32 - Lions
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Teams think Suh to Dolphins is ‘done' deal

Ndamukong Suh is the biggest free agent on the market and there has been a ton of speculation about where he will sign. From the sounds of things, Suh may end up in Miami. Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said on Twitter Wednesday that teams believe Suh to the Dolphins is a “done...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Taking a Look at the Candidates to Replace LeSean McCoy

Draft: Ameer Abdullah View image | gettyimages.com If the Eagles are hoping to find their replacement via the NFL Draft, Abdullah could be their man.  Abdullah has a 1-2 grade on my depth chart, which means the Eagles would either have to take a flier on him in round one or move up in round two to get him.  Abdullah hits his top speed very quickly and is the best pass...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford more mobile than you think?

Quarterback remains the most-important position in all of sports, but that doesn’t mean it’s not evolving. In fact, the past 10 years have seen a drastic shift in the way success is defined behind center. No longer are quarterbacks asked to simply stand in the pocket and deliver passes to receiver. More and more, they are becoming dynamic, two-way threats, players who can torment...
Via cover32 - Lions
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rugby League Star Jarryd Hayne Changes Mind and Signs With San Francisco 49ers Over Lions

Many, many months ago Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne announced that he was leaving his rugby team and heading to the United States to pursue a career in the NFL. In recent weeks the chatter about who he would sign with picked up quite a bit. Up until the moment he signed with the 49ers Monday word was that he was going to sign with the Detroit Lions.It appears that he had a change...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

Where do you start when trying to define the worst draft pick in Detroit Lions history? Three quarterbacks have come and gone with Chuck Long, Andre Ware and Joey Harrington – all three expected to take the keys to the offense and drive it toward a championship.Maybe it was the Matt Millen era, which fans of football in general refer to as the worst in the modern era as a general...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft: Four things the Detroit Lions need

Credit: Mike Loyko With the NFL draft coming up, the Detroit Lions are looking at all different types of position players to fill needs for their team. Despite the fact they just released Reggie Bush, the Lions don’t need to spend their first round pick on a running back. The Lions also have free agency to fill some of these needs but it all depends on what happens. Overall, I...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 13 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents - 2015 league year and free agency begins March 10 (4 PM ET) An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st ...
Via 60 Max Power O
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Top 5 Draft Needs: Running Backs

The 2015 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching and the Detroit Lions are going to have to make some tough decisions concerning the future of the team. Although the Lions don’t have a top 5 first round pick like they have in many years before, this is still an extremely important draft. After losing in the first round of the playoffs this past season, it will be crucial to add the talent...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Reggie Bush says he won't quit football

By Rachel Wold. Just a day after the Detroit Lions released running back Reggie Bush, he was spotted out at Madeo in Beverly Hills where TMZ Sports reporters caught up with him and asked him a few questions. Looking quite sharp and in a fair mood, Bush answered with a resounding “no” when asked if he was retiring from the game. Bush, who is about to turn the big 30 next...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Lions re-sign Long Snapper Don Muhlbach to a 1-year deal.

The Lions have elected to keep the band together, re-signing Long Snapper Don Muhlbach to a 1-year deal. His contract will be for around one million dollars according to DetroitLions.com’s Tim Twentyman. His work will likely go without major recognition in 2015 as does most long snappers. The average fan will only know his name if he blows a game with a bad snap. Muhlbach is a...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Reggie Bush cut by Lions

The Detroit Lions have released running back Reggie Bush, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Bush, a former Heisman Trophy winner, spent the last two seasons with the Lions after spending two with the Miami Dolphins and the first five of his NFL career with the New Orleans Saints. The 29-year-old has struggled to remain healthy...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions mock draft: 5-round predictions

The NFL scouting combine came to an end this Monday with the typical conclusions being drawn about where every player now stands in the draft. For the Detroit Lions, here is their first mock draft of the 2015 season. Round 1: DT Michael Bennett (23rd overall), Ohio State University It’s no surprise the Lions defense are going to want to draft a defensive lineman in the first...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 NFL Off-Season Preview

Positions of Need Defensive Tackle Defensive tackle has been a strength for the Lions for years, but all three of their top defensive tackles, Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, and CJ Mosley, are free agents this off-season. Mosley is the most likely to re-sign and will be the cheapest, but he’s going into his age 32 season. The Lions will find it borderline impossible to bring back...
Via The Football Fan Spot
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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