LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jones making major impact on Lions' passing game

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions were well on their way to a blowout loss last week, digging themselves a 31-3 hole at Green Bay.Then Marvin Jones Jr. ripped off a 73-yard touchdown catch to give some momentum to Detroit.The Lions still lost, 34-27, but Jones' impact on the team has been undeniable. He has given the offense and quarterback Matthew Stafford a legitimate...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jones making quite an impact in Detroit's passing game

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions were well on their way to a blowout loss last week, digging themselves a 31-3 hole at Green Bay. Then Marvin Jones Jr. ripped off a 73-yard touchdown catch to give some momentum to Detroit. The Lions still lost, 34-27, but Jones' impact on the team has been undeniable. He has given the offense and quarterback Matthew Stafford a legitimate...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson says NFL told team that 66-yard penalty was a mistake

It was reportedly the costliest NFL penalty in at least the past 15 years, but it sounds like a flag should not have been thrown.Detroit Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson, who was called for the 66-yard pass-interference penalty, told ESPN that the league informed the Lions that the referees made a mistake last Sunday.Lawson was flagged on the play in which Packers wideout Trevor Davis...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Former Lion Ashlee Palmer praises Teryl Austin, ready to help if needed

I reached out to former Lions linebacker Ashlee Palmer in wake of the team’s many injuries. He shared his thoughts on the Lions’ coaching staff and why he feels he can help the current team. Ashlee Palmer had a solid career with the Detroit Lions. He was a valuable special teams player for a number […] Former Lion Ashlee Palmer praises Teryl Austin, ready to help if needed...
Via Sidelion Report
23 hours ago

Lions must be prepared for trap game against Bears

At 1-2, the Lions face a situation fans have grown all too familiar with. For the second year in a row, the team risks being irrelevant by week four. Despite the Lions’ ineptitude thus far this season, most fans are expecting a win over the Bears. Yet, most were surprised when the team blew a […] Lions must be prepared for trap game against Bears - SideLion Report - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
2 days ago

Lions bring back Dobson, add Gooden to practice squad

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Aaron Dobson again after waiving him last week. Detroit also signed linebacker Zaviar Gooden to the practice squad. He was waived by the Lions on Monday. Dobson appeared in eight games last season for New England and finished with 13 receptions for 141 yards. --- AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Continue to Scrounge for Talent

  The Detroit Lions were busy on Tuesday, working out several free agents. #Lions worked out DE Quinton Coples, DE/OLB Bjoern Werner, and TEs Justice Cunningham and Adrien Robinson. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 27, 2016 What should stand out isn’t necessarily the names of the players but the positions. While searching for a tight […] Detroit Lions Continue to Scrounge...
Via Sidelion Report
2 days ago

Lions bring back Aaron Dobson

It’s not quite the full-blown 54-man roster trick, because receiver Aaron Dobson still isn’t a vested veteran and must pass through waivers. Still, Dobson is emerging as the early bottom-of-roster option in Detroit for player who is cut in order to create a roster spot for a position of need and then re-signed the following…
Via Pro Football Talk
2 days ago

Lions re-sign Aaron Dobson, bring Zaviar Gooden back to practice squad

The Lions added two familiar names back to the team on Tuesday The Detroit Lions made a few very familiar roster moves on Tuesday afternoon. Receiver Aaron Dobson, who was signed by the team last Wednesday before being waived on Saturday, has been added back to the 53-man active roster. Dobson was formerly with the Patriots and had been signed as receiver depth. However, when it...
Via Pride of Detroit
2 days ago

Week 4 NFL power rankings: ESPN moves Lions up three spots after loss

ESPN continues to have the most baffling power rankings. You’d think after a horrific half of football that saw the Detroit Lions down 31-3 at one point, the team would plummet down most power rankings. However, the near-comeback must have given most analysts some glimmer of hope for the Lions because despite another loss, the team hardly moved at all in this week’s power ranking...
Via Pride of Detroit
3 days ago

WATCH: Marvin Jones has incredible catch-and-run TD

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers made the biggest splash of the first half when the Packers encountered the Detroit Lions. Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones wasn’t far behind, though, taking attention away from Rodgers’ four touchdown passes in the first half with a sick catch and broken tackle for a 73-yard score. The NFL captured the wild play: "GET. OFF. ME." -@marvinjonesjr...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions fear Ameer Abdullah out for the season

The Detroit Lions may be without their starting running back for the rest of the season. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the team believes Abdullah will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ligament in his left foot. While Abdullah would have been able to return after missing eight games and the belief had been that he would be back before the season ended, the team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Lions fear Abdullah could be out for year

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah reportedly has a torn ligament in his left foot and could be out for the season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Abdullah injured his foot during last weekend’s game against the Tennessee Titans. The injury occurred in the second quarter. The running back limped off the field and never returned to the game. The Lions placed Abdullah on injured...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions emphatically shoot down Ray Rice rumor

The Detroit Lions finished last season with the NFL’s worst rushing attack. They failed to add anyone of substance to the backfield this past offseason. And now, they have placed starting running back Ameer Abdullah on injured reserve. Even then, the seemingly desperate Lions have emphatically denied talk that they are interested in free-agent ball carrier Ray Rice. Lions exec...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Baltimore Ravens Defensive Pro-Bowler

In just 20 years since the team's inception in 1996, the Baltimore Ravens have fielded 16 different defensive players to make it to the Pro Bowl at least once. How many of these defensive stars can you name? Clue: Number of Pro Bowls - Position/Years with team  
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: The Secondary needs help

The Detroit Lions blew a twelve-point lead to the Tennessee Titans in their home opener in week two of the NFL regular season, losing 16-15 at Ford Field. The Lions weren’t able to come back and win like they did last week against the Indianapolis Colts and with two big road games against NFC North opponents Green Bay and Chicago coming up, there are some questions that need answering...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matthew Stafford runs over would-be defender

Matthew Stafford is a lot of things. Still, he’s never been mistaken for a particularly powerful runner — until now. Facing a 3rd-and-9 and with nobody to throw to, Stafford decided to try to run for it. Tennessee Titans defensive back Perrish Cox made the unfortunate decision to stand in the way of the Detroit Lions quarterback. Just stay out of Matthew Stafford's way.....
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford destroys defender on run (VIDEO)

It’s not very often a quarterback gets the best of a defender on a run. So when Matthew Stafford hit the truck stick on Perrish Cox during Sunday’s Lions-Titans game, it was a big deal. Just stay out of Matthew Stafford’s way… Because he’s going to run you over. #TENvsDET https://t.co/t5UqtqEt30 — NFL (@NFL) September 18, 2016 Stafford lowers his shoulder and absolutely...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Detroit Lions Defensive Pro-Bowler since 1960

28 defensive players of the Detroit Lions have been selected to the Pro Bowl since 1960. The list includes 5 Hall of Fame players. How many of these Detroit defensive heroes can you name? Clue: Number of Pro Bowls - Position/Years active with team
16 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS weekly MVP tracker: Yes, Matt Stafford is leading

With 16 whole weeks remaining in the 2016 NFL regular season, here’s how we view the MVP race… 1. Matthew Stafford, Lions: Just one week, but that was pretty encouraging. Stafford completed 31 of 39 passes and led Detroit on a last-minute scoring drive beat a good Colts team on the road. Three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 128.6 rating. That’s tough to deny. 2. Jameis...
Via This Given Sunday
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions win a close one in Indy

That. Was. Close. In true Detroit Lions (well, any Detroit team) fashion, they won a nail-biter against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday evening. Things were looking promising in the first half when the Lions showcased their running game and scored 21 points. But after the squad came back from the locker room to begin the second half, the defense fell apart. Matt Prater missed an...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Week 1 Fantasy Football news

Football is finally back for real! On that note, let’s check out what to do with some of the Detroit Lions currently on your fantasy football roster as they prepare to take on the Indianapolis Colts. Who to start – WR Marvin Jones and WR Golden Tate The Colts are having some defensive troubles coming into week 1, mainly involving their cornerbacks. They are going to struggle...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Marvin Jones has a weird way of dealing with muscle cramps

Most athletes will reach for a sports drink to fight off cramps, but not Marvin Jones. He has a different way of dealing with cramps, and it comes in a glass jar. “I had really bad cramps a lot,” the Detroit Lions wide receiver told MLive.com’s Kyle Meinke. “I used to drink pickle juice, and it helps. It does help, all the salt.” An ounce or two of pickle juice can...
Via The Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions DE on $18K fine: ‘Bigger number than I’ve ever made’

Detroit Lions defensive lineman Kerry Hyder is on the bubble but by all accounts is something of a long shot to land on the team’s 53-man roster once final cuts wrap up over the weekend. This is why he has been left extremely disappointed over staring down a $18,231 fine. “You know, I was a little hurt,” Hyder told ESPN. “It’s definitely a bigger number than I’ve ever...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson to join DWTS, but sister says he ‘can’t dance’

Calvin Johnson has already found a way to keep busy now that he has retired from the NFL — he’s going to dance. It was revealed on “Good Morning America” Tuesday that Johnson will be one of the contestants on Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars.” The former Detroit Lions wide receiver will join Ryan Lochte, IndyCar racer James Hinchcliffe, former GOP presidential candidate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss
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