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Lions plan a one-two punch with Bush, Bell

The Detriot Lions plan on splitting time between running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said, via the Detroit Free Press. “[T]his game is a violent game anymore and it’s hard for one running back to get all the carries,” Lombardi said. “So much like they did last year, I see these guys kind of having a split role and both being very...
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Detroit Lions are hosting Draft Prospect John Brown for a pre-draft visit

Today the Detroit Lions are hosting wide receiver John Brown from Pittsburg State Gorillas. NFL Draft Diamonds has learned that John Brown will have a pre-draft visit with the Detroit Lions and their training staff. Brown’s stock is soaring after a phenomenal the East-West Shrine game, and NFL scouting combine where he ran a 4.3 […] The post Detroit Lions are hosting Draft Prospect...
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Lions talks with Ndamukong Suh have been ‘civil and productive’

The Detroit Lions hope to sign  Ndamukong Suh to a long-year deal before the defensive tackle becomes a free agent next year. Team president Tom Lewand told season-ticket holders on Monday night that the negotiations with Suh have been relatively good. “They’re more on the civil and productive side of the spectrum,” Lewand said, via the Associated Press. The two-time...
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Power Rankings: Detroit Lions have had one of worst offseasons in NFL so far

Since the 2013 NFL season ended 10 weeks ago, every team in the NFL has made changes. Both winners and losers from last year have been busy making adjustments. Some have revamped their coaching staff. Some have turned over their roster. Some have done a little bit of both. But none, not a single one, have stood pat. During this firestorm of activity, every team believes they’ve...
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Detroit Lions 2014 Draft Preview: Anthony Barr

So far in this 2014 Detroit Lions NFL Draft preview, I have covered two great secondary players that seem to be the most wanted of the picks mocks have placed us with so far.  For this one, I’m going to take a step out of the box.  Not very far out, but a step never the less since secondary seems to be the biggest want for fans.  We also have a need at outside linebacker this...
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Three and Out: Lions say timing of Suh re-signing doesn't matter

FIRST DOWN Detroit Lions president Tom Lewand says he doesn't care when it happens, just that it happens. Many Lions' fans are a little more impatient. They would have preferred to see defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh sign a contract extension a month ago to lower his salary-cap hit for this coming season (currently $22.4 million) and free up some additional money to add more...
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Detroit Lions bring back veteran cornerback to mentor their younger players

The Detroit Lions have brought back their best cornerback from last season, Rashean Mathis. Signed to be a mentor to younger players on the Lions roster during the 2013 season, Mathis ended up starting 13 games after replacing the struggling Darius Slay in the lineup. Mathis totaled 47 totals and a team high 15 passes defended. Early in his career Mathis had been an all-pro with...
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Ihedigbo brings winning pedigree to Lions

Safety James Ihedigbo has something the Detroit Lions don't -- a Super Bowl ring. The Lions, in fact, are one of only four NFL teams remaining that have never even played in the Super Bowl. The others are the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and Cleveland Browns. It's no coincidence that the Lions' key additions this offseason all have been part of Super Bowl winners...
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Detroit Lions have signed Rashean Mathis to a one year deal

The Detroit Lions are adding a veteran back to their secondary today.  Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted earlier today that the Detroit Lions have agreed to a one year deal with 34 year old Rashean Mathis.  The former Bethune-Cookman standout corner signed a one year deal to remain a Lion.  This is a great veteran […] The post Detroit Lions have signed Rashean Mathis to a one year...
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Lions reportedly re-signing CB Rashean Mathis

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; The Detroit Lions are re-signing free agent cornerback Rashean Mathis, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. THIS JUST IN: The Lions are signing veteran CB Rashean Mathis to a 1-year deal. (via @AdamSchefter) pic.twitter.com/Lf4FZkpHi5 — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 14, 2014 Mathis started...
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Detroit's Ryan Broyles cleared for offseason workouts

The Detroit Lions got some good news this week, as wide receiver Ryan Broyles has been cleared for offseason workouts after suffering a torn right Achilles' tendon last season. How much he'll be able to do in voluntary team workouts right now is unclear, but Broyles should be at full strength in time for training camp. Broyles holds the NCAA FBS career record for career receptions...
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National Rewind: Offseason Power Rankings, scrap heap FAs for the Detroit Lions, more

In case you missed it, columns from the cover32 universe to browse through while watching The Masters on Sunday or bored at your office on Monday. National Columns - The top-10 inside linebackers in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Grading teams at the offseason midpoint. (READ) - The best remaining NFL free agents at each position. (READ) - Ten NFL players who aren...
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Detroit Lions Draft Preview: Evans vs Watkins

The Detroit Lions have a lot of holes to fill on their roster, and the 2014 NFL Draft is sure to be a big day for them. Many believe the Lions need a solid WR in the first round, because these kinds of talented receivers only come around once every few years. The top two receivers in the draft are Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, they both could make an immediate impact on the Lions...
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Lions claim former Bills DE Kourtnei Brown

A day after being released by the Buffalo Bills, defensive end Kournei Brown has found a new gig. The Detriot Lions have reportedly picked him off waivers on Friday, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. Brown had sort of two stints with the Bills. He was with the team in trainign camp laster year, but cut only to be signed to a reserve/future contract. His release release...
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Report: Lions could trade up for Sammy Watkins

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press,  the Lions could end up trading up in next month’s draft in order to get former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins. If the Detroit Lions want to land the best receiver in the draft, Clemson’s Sammy Watkins, they’ll have to trade...
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