Detroit Lions locking up Darius Slay is about more than just talent

Yesterday Detroit Lions cornerback, Darius Slay, signed a deal for four years worth $50.2 million, which included $23 million guaranteed. This deal puts Slay in the top tier monetarily, which is exactly where he belongs. Slay, the 2013 second round pick out of Mississippi State, has become a building block for this Detroit defense. His constant improvement on the field, along with...
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2016 Detroit Lions training camp coverage

Complete coverage of the Detroit Lions' 2016 training camp We finally made it through the offseason. We survived through a general manager search and a complete deconstruction of the Detroit Lions’ front office. We persevered through the abrupt ending of a treasured career. We held our heads high through an onslaught of Pro Football Focus articles telling us how bad the Lions...
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Detroit Lions: day one of training camp

The Detroit Lions made their way to the practice field for the first time this off-season on Friday. The practice was unfortunately moved inside due to rain and off limits to the public. There are a high number of starters returning for the squad, which doesn’t leave many positions open for the new guys. DeAndre Levy and Don Carey did not practice due to being placed on the non...
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CGB Hall of Fame: (1) Jahvid Best vs (3) Nnamdi Asomugha

Two former football stars battle to earn a spot in the final four. (1) Jahvid Best Here are some thoughts from the CGB Remembering the Seniors post: Best seems to always have one mode: Fast. He ran fast. He cut fast. He caught fast. He leapt fast. He even interviewed fast. He's the prototypical Internet-generation athlete! He was a one man instrument of warfare...
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14 hours ago

Lions lock up CB Darius Slay with $50M extension

ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Darius Slay took the field for Detroit's first practice of training camp with his contract concerns in the past.Slay signed a four-year extension with the Lions worth about $50 million, a deal that lasts through the 2020 season. The 25-year-old cornerback was heading into the fourth and final season of his rookie contract, and now Detroit doesn't have to worry...
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DeAndre Levy opens camp on Non-Football Injury list

Unfortunately for Lions fans, the DeAndre Levy saga doesn’t appear to over, as he opened training camp on the Non-football Injury list with an undisclosed hip injury. Levy missed essentially the entire season in 2015 with what is believed to be the same hip injury. So for the second year in a row the Lions […] DeAndre Levy opens camp on Non-Football Injury list - SideLion Report...
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Lions sign CB Darius Slay to extension through 2020

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Darius Slay to a contract extension through the 2020 season. The team announced the deal Friday. General manager Bob Quinn says the 25-year-old Slay has earned the extension and the team is happy to reward him. Slay's deal was announced shortly before the Lions began their first practice of training camp. Slay was...
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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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1 day 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...
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1 day 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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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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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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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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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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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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14 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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14 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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14 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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16 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
24 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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29 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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