LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
Via Associated Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

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. pic.twitter.com/SgveMUg2MP — Detroit Lions (@Lions) August 25, 2016 Signing Ridley was one of Quinn’s first moves upon taking over in Detroit. […] Stevan Ridley Release...
Via Sidelion Report
10 hours 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. pic.twitter.com/SgveMUg2MP — 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...
Via The Majors Detroit
10 hours ago

Lions looked to Pats, now 'starting to act like a winning organization'

Things are different around the Detroit Lions, and players have noticed.There's a dietician now, and more food options being offered, for both players trying to lose weight and players trying to gain.There's a new strength and conditioning coach. Massages are available. Team facilities have been upgraded, all in hopes of turning around a team that's had 13 losing seasons in the past...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours 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...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions have made changes at team HQ with new GM Bob Quinn

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...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions Should Claim Bryan Stork

If you’ve followed me at all this offseason, you know my biggest concern with the Detroit Lions offense is at center. Travis Swanson isn’t good, Graham Glasgow isn’t ready and Gabe Ikard is, well, Gabe Ikard. I even brought it up in a podcast I did Tuesday night, hoping beyond all hope some short-term solution […] Lions Should Claim Bryan Stork - SideLion Report - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

Detroit Lions X’s and O’s: Sobering Situations

The Detroit Lions 1-1  NFL Preseason record hasn’t particularly highlighted the true malfunctions in their play execution.   There’s a bias approach to evaluating the NFL Preseason. When a team renders a victory, fans and analyst persist on praising the performance of the team. But if they lose, fans and locals will proclaim that it is […] Detroit Lions X’s and O’s:...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

In wide receiver-blessed NFC North, are Detroit Lions outclassed?

The Detroit Lions head into the 2016 season without former stand-out, and attention-generating (on the field) wide receiver Calvin Johnson, for the first time since the 2007 season. In a recent article from Detroit Lions.com reporter Mark O’Hara stand-out WR Golden Tate said that 2016 is going to be, a ‘fun year to watch’ Lions’ football on the offense end. He also claimed...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago

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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions defense finally gets good news with DeAndre Levy’s return

When the media asks Jim Caldwell a question his answers put Detroit Lions fans through more stress than a wife-to-be’s wedding dress not fitting. He doesn’t answer a question about an injury, and the one time he comes close to actually giving out information on somebody, (Jon Bostic) he leaves it at “he had surgery.” That could honestly mean anything, did break his leg? Tear...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Jones reportedly making case to be Lions’ No. 1 receiver

The job of primary receiver for the Detroit Lions is there to be won if someone steps up and takes it. One of the team’s new additions is reportedly doing just that. According to Kyle Meinke of MLive, wide receiver Marvin Jones is looking like Matthew Stafford’s preferred passing option. During a joint practice with Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Jones was targeted by Stafford with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Stack
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Yardbarker
17 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
19 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...
Via Sportsnaut
19 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...
Via This Given Sunday
22 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
23 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
23 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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions extend CB Darius Slay with $50 million deal

The Detroit Lions and cornerback Darius Slay have agreed to a major contract extension. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Slay’s new deal with the Lions is worth $50.2 million over four years, with $23 million fully guaranteed at signing. CB Darius Slay and Detroit Lions agreed to a 4-year extension worth $50.2N with $23M fully guaranteed at signing, per source. — Adam...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


Lions News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

A look at 2016 college football conference changes

The 20 best boxing movies ever

Can Perriman's return help Ravens find oft-elusive WR success?

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for our favorite football movies

Hard not to be cynical about LeBron James' 'Cleveland Hustles'

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

Familiar faces that won't be seen in the NFL this year

The 24 quintessential moments of Kobe Bryant's career

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker