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Lions Haven’t Spoken To DL Haloti Ngata Regarding An Extension, But Plan To Do So

Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Friday that while there appears to be mutual interest between the team and DL Haloti Ngata regarding a contract extension, the two sides have yet to sit down and discuss anything. “I think they know that we have an interest in doing something and I think that we know ... The post Lions Haven’t Spoken To DL Haloti Ngata Regarding An Extension...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions GM looks forward to talking with James Ihedigbo, but ok with him skipping workouts

Detroit Lions safety James Ihedigbo was the lone player absent from the team's start to voluntary workouts this week, but general manager Martin Mayhew says he isn't too concerned with the news that James is looking for a new contract. "I look forward to talking with James," Mayhew told ESPN. "I understand what he's going through. I've been through that myself as a player, when...
Via 60 Max Power O
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions pick up Rieff’s Fifth Year Option

Detroit Lions General Manager Martin Mayhew announced today during his pre-draft press conference that the club will pick up Offensive Tackle Riley Rieff’s fifth year option on is rookie contract, keeping him in Detroit for the 2016 season. Mayhew mentioned that they haven’t filed the paperwork just yet, but would be getting around to that shortly. Rieff’s option will mean...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

You won’t believe what Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate said on Twitter last night

Right or not, Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate has a reputation as being a bit of a ladies’ man. Maybe it’s because of the rumors about him and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s ex-wife. Maybe it’s because when TMZ catches him out on the town he’s surrounded by gorgeous women. Whatever the case, Tate seems to have some not-so-great ideas about the fairer...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions Have Spoken To LB DeAndre Levy’s Agent About Contract Extension

Lions GM Martin Mayhew told reporters on Friday that he has spoken to LB DeAndre Levy‘s representatives regarding a contract extension, per Tim Twentyman. Levy, 28, is coming off of a breakout season for Detroit is, arguably, the Lions best defensive player now that they’ve lost DT Ndamukong Suh to the Dolphins. He still has another year remaining ... The post Lions Have Spoken...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions Picking Up LT Riley Reiff’s Fifth-Year Option

Lions GM Martin Mayhew announced Friday that they will pick up LT Riley Reiff‘s fifth-year option before the May 3 deadline, per Kyle Meinke. Mayhew added that he’s very comfortable with Reiff playing left tackle for them moving forward and considers him to be a very good player, per Tim Twentyman. This move will cost the Lions $8.07 million ... The post Lions Picking Up...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Glover Quin makes a bold prediction about the Detroit Lions schedule

Expectations will be high for the Detroit Lions in 2015 after their strong run to the playoffs last season. Some might say a little too high. Take safety Glover Quin for example, despite knowing that his team lost Reggie Bush, Nick Fairley and Ndamukong Suh, he thinks that the Lions are going to roll over the competition in the first half of the season… AROUND COVER32 First and...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Draft Primer: Offensive needs

Since an explosive 2011 season, the Lion’s offense, mirroring it’s quarterback, has seen a steady regression and leveling out as a middle of the pack group averaging just 20.1 points per game last season, ranking 22nd in the NFL. Teryl Austin’s defense carried Detroit to the playoffs in 2014, partially masking an offense that struggled to run the ball, score the ball, and...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft: Detroit Lions Second Round Options

The Detroit Lions are a solid defensive team, but they still have some defensive needs. Of course, Suh left for the Dolphins and was replaced with Haloti Ngata, so there is a bit of a hole in the defensive line. The Lions secondary seems to always have needs as well, so let's put some names to these needs.Jordan Phillips is a massive nose tackle from Oklahoma has been all over the...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Glover Quin Predicts Lions Will Win Seven of First Eight Games

Detroit Lions star safety Glover Quin has a good feeling about his team’s chances of getting off to a strong start to the 2015 NFL season after looking at last night’s schedule release. In fact, he expects the Lions to enter their Week 9 bye with a 7-1 record, with their only loss in Seattle. “When I go through the schedule…. I try to be as realistic as possible, and granted...
Via Gridiron Grit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford says he 'survived' his honeymoon

Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford recently married his long-time college girlfriend Kelly Hall. One of the many honeymoon things that Stafford can actually talk about publicly is his first time trying out skydiving. Why not? If New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady can make a terrifying jump off of a cliff in Costa Rica, then Stafford could certainly jump off...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions 2015 Regular Season Schedule

Here’s the first look at The Detroit Lions’ regular season schedule. Notably it looks like Detroit has two Monday night games, two Thursday night games (including Thanksgiving) plus a Sunday night game on NBC. Week 1 Sun, Sep 13 @ San Diego 4:05 PM FOX Week 2 Sun, Sep 20 @ Minnesota 1:00 PM FOX Week 3 Sun, Sep 27 vs Denver 8:30 PM NBC Week 4 Mon, Oct 5 @ Seattle 8:30...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions offensive lineman offers the most ill-timed quote of the year

It’s a good thing to have an eager attitude when looking towards the next season. For example, Detroit Lions offensive lineman Larry Warford told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press yesterday that the unit is looking to whoop somebody’s ass next year: “The biggest thing is we tried to break everything down, we tried to focus on a bunch of stuff at once, down to the smallest...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should the Lions Draft in Round One?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
Via TopSportsReport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Release Guard Rodney Austin After Arrest for Assaulting Woman and Young Child

Chances are the NFL dream is going to be over for Rodney Austin following his release by the Detroit Lions Tuesday morning. Austin had spent most of the last three seasons on the practice squad for the Lions playing in just one game in 2013, but as long as you are still on the team there is always a chance for the dream to come to fruition.However, no one is going to want to sign...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

More evidence Suh wanted nothing to do with Detroit

Whether it was the reported dissociation with his teammates or firing his agent during a vital negotiating period with Detroit, we have further proof that former Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh wanted nothing to do with the Motor City or signing a new deal with the team. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, Suh was front and center for the Dolphins’ offseason...
Via The Majors Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the 2015 Season for Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford's first two seasons in the NFL were an all too familiar sight for Detroit Lions fans. Stafford only played 13 games combined in his first two years, leading to a dreadful 8-24 record. Stafford combined for 19 touchdowns and 21 interceptions, shaky statistics at best for a young quarterback's first 13 games. Before missing 13 games in 2010, Stafford did show some...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adding Support Around Megatron Ultra Important for Lions

Last year, Calvin Johnson missed three games and only had 1,077 receiving yards. Knowing nothing about how the Detroit Lions performed overall, just by looking at that one would assume that the Lions probably didn't have a great year, especially offensively. False. The Lions had a great 11-5 campaign, led offensively by Stafford and Golden Tate. Yeah, Golden Tate. The same Golden...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions, Buccaneers resolve dispute over George Johnson

Two days after the Detroit Lions took issue with the terms of the offer sheet given by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to defensive end George Johnson, the two teams came to an agreement. The Tampa Bay Times‘ Rick Stroud reports that the Lions and Buccaneers will be swapping late-round picks in the 2015 draft to make up for the discrepancy. Johnson was given a three-year, $9 million...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Mock Draft 2.0

With only 17 days left until the 2015 NFL draft, things are starting to take shape. More and more prospects continue to visit the Detroit Lions’ camp, and it seems like the front-office has a strong sense of what positions they need to fill, and who they really like. As always though, here are some things to keep in mind: The Lions will pick 23rd in the 1st round, and are missing...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Take Issue with Buccaneers’ Offer Sheet to DE George Johnson

It seemed inevitable that the Detroit Lions were going to lose defensive end George Johnson to his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Initially given an original-round, $1.542 million RFA tender by the Lions, the Buccaneers stepped in and gave Johnson an offer sheet worth $9 million over three years. Johnson signed it, and it appeared the deal was done. Not so fast, apparently...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford, girlfriend Kelly Hall tie the knot

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford married longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall over the weekend. As expected, it appears all who were in attendance has a great time. Loyal LBS readers know that Ms. Hall — now Mrs. Stafford — is one of our favorite WAGs. If you don’t know why, look no further than our previous...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford's fiancee rips newspaper over article

Kelly Hall, Matt Stafford’s fiancée, will do whatever it takes to defend her man. So when a Detroit Sun Times writer called out the Lions quarterback in a recent article, she made sure to respond. Hall and Stafford flew to Syracuse to watch Michigan State take on Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament on Friday. Stafford attended the University of Georgia, but since they didn’t...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford's fiancee enjoyed Vegas bachelorette party

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is marrying his longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall next month. But before that happens, Ms. Hall is intent on having her way with Sin City. Hall, a former Georgia cheerleader, spent the weekend in Las Vegas with several of her close — and very attractive — friends. It looked like plenty...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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