Lions, Darius Slay Agree to Extension

The Detroit Lions have agreed to a four-year contract extension with cornerback Darius Slay. Per media reports, the Lions will pay Slay just over $50M for the next four years. #Lions CB Darius Slay agreed to a 4-year extension worth $50.2M with $23M fully guaranteed, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 29, 2016 Slay […] Lions, Darius Slay Agree to Extension - SideLion...
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2 hours ago

Darius Slay and the Detroit Lions agree to contract extension

Darius Slay got paid today by the Detroit Lions! The Detroit Lions and Cornerback Darius Slay have reach a four year – $50.2 million dollar contract extension that includes $23 million in guaranteed money according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio. CB Darius Slay and Detroit Lions agreed to a 4-year extension worth $50.2N with $23M fully guaranteed...
Via The Majors Detroit
2 hours ago

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...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 Lions Opponents: Did They Improve? NFC East

After a full offseason of free agency and the draft, the Lions’ 2016 opponents will look very different when they face off against Detroit. This week, we’re taking a look at the NFC East. And be sure to check out our recap of the AFC South. In addition to facing the AFC South, the Lions […] 2016 Lions Opponents: Did They Improve? NFC East - SideLion Report - SideLion Report...
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5 hours ago

Geno Smith to Detroit Lions: My Dream/Nightmare

With the New York Jets re-signing wayward starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, fellow QB Geno Smith is left in roster limbo. Smith, the team’s second-round pick back in 2013, is not expected to make the Jets now. The Jets drafted youngsters Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg in the last two seasons with a management and coaching […] Geno Smith to Detroit Lions: My Dream/Nightmare...
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9 hours ago

2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Long snapper watch 2016

We close out our camp battles series with the most important of all: long snapper. We have saved the best for last when it comes to our Detroit Lions training camp battles series. We’ve dissected the Lions’ roster from front to back, top to bottom, from the middle and to the side? We’ve looked at the Lions’ crazy depth chart at wide receiver. We’ve desperately tried to...
Via Pride of Detroit
19 hours ago

Recapping Jim Caldwell's press conference: 'We're going to be a better football team"

Jim Caldwell met with the media on Thursday to discuss his expectations for training camp. Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell met with the media on Thursday for the first time in over a month. Caldwell discussed a wide variety of topics including camp expectations, concussion protocols, two-point conversion attempts and injury updates. Here's a brief recap of the most important...
Via Pride of Detroit
1 day ago

2016 Detroit Lions camp battles: Strong safety is completely up for grabs

The hype is real. Strong safety will be the best Detroit Lions camp battle. The Detroit Lions’ strong safety position. We’ve talked about it all offseason. We teased that it would be the hottest training camp battle. We debated whether the Lions would be improved at the position this year. Even Bob Quinn hyped the battle on a SiriusXM interview. "I think the battle — the play...
Via Pride of Detroit
1 day ago

Report: Anquan Boldin signs one-year deal with Detroit Lions

Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin’s time as a free agent has come to an end. According to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Boldin signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions. The 35 year-old receiver had been overal productive during his past three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. During that stretch of time, Boldin tallied 3,030 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pettigrew put on PUP list by Detroit Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has been put on the active-physically unable to perform list. The Lions announced the move Sunday. They also put wide receiver Corey Fuller and tackle Corey Robinson on the PUP list. Pettigrew tore his left anterior cruciate ligament late last year and finished the season with only seven catches. He's entering his...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions need quarterback Matt Stafford to take the next step

Last season, Matt Stafford started the season looking lost. It wasn’t a small tweak that was needed to right the ship; it was a total overhaul of the offense. Then offensive coordinator, Joe Lombardi, was trying to craft an innovative offensive attack that would allow Stafford to flourish. But after a devastating week 7 loss, the Lions had enough. They fired Lombardi, and it was...
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Detroit Lions capsule

DETROIT LIONS (7-9) OPEN CAMP: July 28, Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: Lost first five games and seven of eight, leading to team president Tom Lewand, general manager Martin Mayhew and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi getting fired. Won seven of last nine games, helping coach Jim Caldwell retain job for third season, under first-year general manager Bob Quinn. IMPORTANT ADDITIONS...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Jahvid Best to run in the Rio Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is going to the Rio Olympics. The former NFL first-round draft pick, who had his pro football career cut short due to concussions after just two seasons, has been approved to run the 100 meters for the Saint Lucia track and field team in Rio, OlympicTalk reports. "God is good! It's hard to describe how I feel right now," Best said in...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions RB Jahvid Best to compete as sprinter at Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will compete as a sprinter for the Saint Lucia Olympic track and field team. Best, whose NFL career was cut short by repeated concussions, will become the first player with previous NFL experience to compete in the Summer Olympics. “Above all else I’m excited to get out there and make my country and family proud,” Best said in...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jahvid Best, Whose NFL Career Was Cut Short Due to Concussions, is Officially Headed to the 2016 Summer Olympics

Jahvid Best. It's a name you know, though you might not be able to place it. You know he played football, but he's one of those guys as the 2016 NFL season approaches that usually elicits a "whatever happened to that guy?" type of question from dudes scanning the remaining players in the last round of their fantasy football draft. Best, the former stud running back from Cal who...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Detroit Lions drafted the right player in Eric Ebron

Sometimes players get unfair treatment of how they should be preforming based on the players drafted around them. Even worse it tends to happen to players in different positions, so trying to compare and contrast is nearly impossible. This is the case for Eric Ebron, the third-year Detroit Lions tight end that just so happened to be drafted before Odell Beckham Jr. and Aaron Donald...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions will celebrate 25th anniversary of last playoff win

NFL teams routinely celebrate anniversaries of significant moments in franchise history with tributes and events, typically at some point during a given season. For the Detroit Lions, the 2016 NFL season marks the 25th anniversary of a benchmark moment for the organization, although it lacks the luster and prestige common with these kind of remembrances. For a team like the Lions...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 potential breakout players for 2016

The Detroit Lions lost their one unquestionable superstar, Calvin Johnson, to retirement this offseason. What they are left with is a roster full of players with “potential” but lacking in proven talent. Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, Ziggy Ansah, Deandre Levy, and Darius Slay are among the players that should be the stars on this team going forward and they obviously need to...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions releasing Stephen Tulloch a questionable move

Though the NFL of today is littered with strange transactions throughout the calendar year, the Detroit Lions‘ move on Tuesday was extra strange. In what was probably a first for the NFL,  a team cut its leading tackler in the month of July, with the Lions releasing middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch on Tuesday. Coming off of an excellent season in which he led the Lions with...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson says he would have had harder time retiring if Lions had been contenders

When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement, there were some who believed that it was because he’d grown tired of the losing culture that permeates the Detroit Lions’ organization. It turns out that, while not the primary reason, Detroit’s history of failure made it easier for Johnson to walk away. Johnson told ESPN’s Michael Smith in an interview for “E:60” that, while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit brewery names IPA after Lions rookie Miles Killebrew

In a match made in beer-naming heaven — as it were — a Detroit-area brewery has bestowed the honor of naming an IPA after Detroit Lions rookie safety Miles Killebrew. “I guess it was a play on my name,” Killebrew astutely observed, via ESPN’s Michael Rothstein. “Killebrew. So they wanted to do that there. It was a cool experience.” Created by Fort Street Brewery, Killebrew...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: “I’m not coming back”

Calvin Johnson will not be returning to an NFL field near you anytime soon. The former Detroit Lions receiver said at his southeast Michigan football camp on Saturday that he has no intention of returning to the NFL in his first public comments since retiring in March. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said Saturday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “You ain’t...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: ‘I’m not coming back’

Calvin Johnson, like Barry Sanders before him, retired during the prime of his career with the Detroit Lions, and he’s happy about his decision. Speaking with reporters at a football camp Saturday morning, Johnson, formerly known by many in football circles as Megatron, made it clear he is not going to come back to the game. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said, laughing...
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June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford underplays the loss of Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions head into the 2016 season without one of the best players in franchise history after wide receiver Calvin Johnson announced his retirement during the spring. For a team that struggled through a seven-win 2015 campaign, this loss should have a severe impact in its ability to contend for a playoff spot this upcoming season. After all, Johnson has been the team...
Via Sportsnaut
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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