LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ziggy Ansah doesn’t seem interested in a long-term deal with the Lions… yet

Detroit Lions defense end Ezekiel Ansah recently had his fifth-year optioned picked up by the team which will play out $12.7 million in 2017 according to ESPN.com’s Michael Rothstein. This is obviously good news for the Organization and it’s fans considering Ansah for the most part became the face of the defense since the departure of Ndamukong Suh last offseason. What could...
Via The Majors Detroit
6 hours ago

Report: Ex-Lions WR Brett Perriman in hospital, on life support

Former Detroit Lions and Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Brett Perriman is said to be in a fight for his life as he was hospitalized on Tuesday night. Brett's son Breshad, a receiver with the Baltimore Ravens, sent this tweet about his father on Tuesday night: Prayers up for my pops! He's the real definition of hard body so I know he will be walking out the hospital like nothing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lions pick up option on Ansah

The Detroit Lions have picked up a team option for a fifth year on defensive end Ezekiel Ansah. The extra year comes at a $12.7 million cap hit. When I talked about the Lions losing Calvin Johnson’s talent but gaining financial flexibility these are the moves I had in mind. The Lions would have done whatever it takes in all likelihood to keep the budding star but the financial...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What the draft means in Detroit

With the NFL Draft wrapped up, it’s always fun to look back and judge. Obviously, it’s way too early to know whether or not any of the players selected will be good at the top level, but there is value in looking at what the Lions did to improve positions of concern. To do that it is best to look at what player was selected, who was on the board, and what the biggest team needs...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions draft builds around Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford is perhaps the most polarizing player in Detroit sports today, beloved by some but blamed and booed by many. He is defined by contradiction and inconsistency (putting up huge numbers in a loss, playing terribly in the first half only to make a miraculous comeback in the second, threading the ball into triple coverage on one play and missing a wide open receiver on...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Taylor Decker Meets The 2 Leopards The Columbus Zoo Named After Him

For the last two summers, Ohio State offensive lineman and Detroit Lions first-round pick Taylor Decker interned at the Columbus Zoo, and last week he received the honor of having a pair of clouded leopards born at his old employer named after him.  Today, Decker had the opportunity to meet his namesakes, a girl leopard named Taylor and a boy named Decker.  Stopped by the...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions pick up Ziggy Ansah's option

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have exercised the fifth-year option for 2017 on defensive end Ziggy Ansah. The Lions drafted Ansah with the fifth overall pick in 2013, and he's been one of the top young pass rushers in the game. He had 14 sacks last season and earned second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press. He also became the first Lions defensive end to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Even the long snapper couldn't believe Lions used a draft pick on him

Long snappers don't hear their names called too often during the NFL Draft. The conventional thought is why use a pick on a player who's on special teams and most likely will be available as a free agent.Well, the Detroit Lions threw conventional thought out the window this year, when they Jimmy Landes out of Baylor in the sixth round. But if you thought you were surprised when you...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions pick up 5th-year option for 2017 on Ziggy Ansah

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have exercised the fifth-year option for 2017 on defensive end Ziggy Ansah. The Lions drafted Ansah with the fifth overall pick in 2013, and he's been one of the top young pass rushers in the game. He had 14 1/2 sacks last season and earned second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press. He also became the first Lions defensive end...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Building From the Ground Up

The only thing I enjoy more than writing about sports is being right when I write about sports. I thought the Lions two biggest needs entering draft weekend were OT and DT, projecting them to take Taylor Decker of Ohio State and a DT in the second round. I thought it might be Kenny Clark. Instead A’Shawn Robinson slid to the pick and Detroit solidified it’s line on both sides...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions look for skill players on third day of draft

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn says he plans to take some skill guys on the third day of the NFL draft. Quinn bolstered both lines during the first two days of the draft. Detroit took Alabama defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson in the middle of the second round and Michigan center Graham Glasgow late in the third Friday night. The Lions selected Ohio...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL QB to draft prospects: NFL 'doesn’t care about you'

Joey Harrington, who the Detroit Lions chose with the No. 3 pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, has had to bear the “bust” label pretty much since early in his career. But Harrington is more than just a name on the many lists of all-time draft busts that surface at this time of year, and he has a lot to say about the draft process and life in the NFL. In an interview published by...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Teammates reportedly ‘steamed’ over Ndamukong Suh missing workouts

When you are the highest-paid player on your team, the expectation is that you are going to work harder than everyone else. After all, that’s likely one of the reasons you put yourself in position to be the highest paid. Unfortunately for the Miami Dolphins, this hasn’t necessarily been the case with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is absent from voluntary workouts in Miami...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions not looking to trade Matthew Stafford

Rumors have been circling that Matthew Stafford’s time might be up with the Detroit Lions. Stafford was drafted by the Lions right out of college and has been their number one quarterback ever since. However, Stafford is only slightly above average compared to his peers. Over the last five seasons (during which Stafford has started every game), he is ranked 21st in completion...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Which NFL Franchise Revealed It Has Ole Miss’ Robert Nkemdiche As A “Red-Flag” Player?

Ole Miss defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche’s talent is well-known, as are his off-field issues. Nkemdiche is worthy of a first-round selection based on playing ability, but his past may scare teams off. Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn confirmed today that the team has marked Nkemdiche as a “red flag” player, While Quinn said that doesn’t necessarily mean the Lions...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in Detroit Lions history

The Detroit Lions haven’t been the class of the NFL since the Super Bowl era began, but they are certainly one of the oldest franchises in league history. Starting play in 1930, it should come as no surprise that there have been some legendary players to take the field. There have been some iconic names to take the field for the Lions and many of them have been honored for their...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford: Things will be ‘obviously different’ without Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson shocked the NFL world in March when he officially announced his retirement at the age of 30. Matthew Stafford, Johnson’s longtime Detroit Lions teammate, understands that things — both on and off the field — will be a lot different without Megatron in the fold. Stafford pointed out that there were already plenty of changes in store for the Lions offense under...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Fuller thought Megatron was joking about retirement

Calvin Johnson had apparently been long considering retirement, apparently telling his teammate Corey Fuller about his plans early in the season, according to MLive.com. But Fuller thought Johnson was joking. “Every time he mentioned it to me, I kind of took it as a joke,” Fuller said Thursday night. “Like, ‘Yeah, whatever. No you’re not.’ It wasn’t until close the...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Ebron trolls Mia Khalifa over UNC in championship game

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron trolled adult film star Mia Khalifa over North Carolina reaching the National Championship Game. Ebron played college ball at UNC for three years before entering the NFL Draft in 2014. After the Tar Heels beat Syracuse on Saturday in the Final Four to advance to the title game, Ebron sent this tweet to Khalifa: @miakhalifa I got a extra ticket...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions to add new color scheme to NFL jerseys beginning in 2016

It sounds as if the Detroit Lions are going to be the closest thing to the Oregon Ducks when it comes to uniform choices on gameday. Team president Rod Wood has indicated that there will be changes made to the Lions’ uniforms in the very near future, with the majority of those changes likely to come in 2017. But, in 2016, one of those changes will include an alternative jersey...
Via The Comeback
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions announce plans to continue raising ticket prices

After raising ticket prices 7.8 percent last year, because even bad teams still attempt to make money hand-over-fist, it appears the Detroit Lions are going to go back to the well of good faith among hardy fans and try to raise ticket prices. Lions president Rod Wood says the team is 24th in average ticket price and would like it to be 16th, bang average, so further hikes could...
Via The Comeback
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Stafford 'wasn't shocked' by Calvin Johnson's retirement

Matthew Stafford had a big advantage in each of his first seven seasons in the NFL; Calvin Johnson was on his team. But with the 2016 season just a couple months away, the 2009 No. 1 overall pick now has to prepare to not have that advantage. Stafford spoke about Johnson’s retirement during a coaching clinic at the University of Georgia on Friday. “Not to say that I expected...
Via This Given Sunday
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell says Calvin Johnson made the right decision to retire

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was understandably disappointed when he learned that Calvin Johnson was going to retire, for obvious reasons. But the way he sees it, when every factor is taken into account — especially the wide receiver’s own opinion — Johnson made the right decision. Calling Johnson a “great competitor” as well as a “world-class person,” Caldwell...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions thank Calvin Johnson, he thanks … his pizza delivery guy?

The Detroit Lions paid tribute to one of the best players ever to don the team’s jersey by taking out a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of the Detroit Free Press to thank Calvin Johnson for his many contributions to the organization during his stellar nine-year NFL career after the wide receiver announced his retirement last week. Johnson, meanwhile, took to social media...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Marvin Jones feels no pressure to fill Calvin Johnson’s shoes

Calm and cool as a cucumber, new Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones doesn’t appear to be feeling the heat about stepping in for the legendary Calvin Johnson. This is at least the attitude Jones displayed when reporters at TMZ Sports caught up with him at Los Angeles International Airport to ask about the pressure of his new role. “No, there’s definitely no pressure...
Via Sportsnaut
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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