Lions to Release 2009 1st-round Pick Brandon Pettigrew

According to multiple sources, the Lions are releasing former 1st-round pick, tight end Brandon Pettigrew. A report says the Lions have cleaned out Brandon Pettigrew's locker and will officially release the tight end soon — ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 8, 2016 Pettigrew came into the league with extremely high expectations in 2009. He was...
Via Sidelion Report
14 hours ago

The Detroit Lions are set to release TE Brandon Pettigrew

Reports out of Allen Park today are that injured Tight End Brandon Pettigrew no longer has a locker at the Detroit Lions facility and the team is reportedly moving on from the former 20th overall pick in the 2009 draft. Detroit Lions clear out Brandon Pettigrew's locker, moving on from TE via @freep — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) December 8, 2016 Jim...
Via The Majors Detroit
15 hours ago

Chris Spielman sees Matthew Stafford as an MVP candidate

Former Lions linebacker Chris Spielman, who currently analyzes NFL action for FOX, paid a visit to Wednesday’s PFT Live. And Spielman likes what he sees from his former team. He specifically likes what Detroit’s quarterback is doing, and Spielman made the case for Matthew Stafford getting MVP consideration. On all topics, Spielman was great. Unconstrained by…
Via Pro Football Talk
15 hours ago

Lions moving on from Pettigrew

The Lions have placed tight end Brandon Pettigrew on the non-football injury list — and cleaned out his locker. Per the Detroit Free Press, the team will officially release Pettigrew soon. “We made a decision on him,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. “I think it’s been reported and that’s about all we can say on…
Via Pro Football Talk
16 hours ago

Joique Bell will graduate, may play for Lions this weekend

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Joique Bell could be headed for one big weekend. Bell picks up his master's degree in sports administration at Wayne State University on Saturday. The next day, he could make his season debut with the Detroit Lions in his return after they cut him in February. ''It's funny that my first week back here is the same week that I graduate,'' he said Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red-hot Lions look to avenge early-season loss to Bears

DETROIT -- Overconfidence should not be an issue for the Detroit Lions this Sunday. While the Chicago Bears have only three wins, one of them came at Detroit's expense. The Lions (8-4) own a four-game winning streak and a two-game lead over Green Bay and Minnesota in the NFC North, but they know they can't look past the other team in the division. The Bears posted a 17-14 victory...
Via FOX Sports
18 hours ago

Lions’ Matt Prater wins another player of the week award

Ho, hum, another NFL award for Lions kicker Matt Prater. Prater was named NFC special teams player of the week for his 5-for-5 effort on field goals in Sunday’s win over the Saints. Prater has now been special teams player of the week after three of the Lions’ last four games. Prater and Barry Sanders…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

Former Lions lineman Mike Utley shares moving story of living life paralyzed from football

Mike Utley has been out of the football spotlight for 25 years since suffering a career-ending injury. On Tuesday he found himself back in that spotlight as he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and he shared his moving story of living life paralyzed from football.Utley was an offensive lineman for the Detroit Lions when he was hurt during a 1991 game against the...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Week 14-17 Preview: The Detroit Lions test begins now

NFC North Division Leader. A title not many expected the Detroit Lions would be holding through week 13, but a convincing win over New Orleans pushes the Lions to an 8-4 record, having won seven of their last eight games. While the run has been impressive the real test begins now. The Lions face two […] Week 14-17 Preview: The Detroit Lions test begins now - SideLion Report - SideLion...
Via Sidelion Report
1 day ago

Lions using productive paranoia to surge atop the NFC North

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Jim Caldwell could see the Detroit Lions' latest win coming last week, well before they beat the New Orleans Saints. In practice, they were embracing ''productive paranoia,'' a concept Caldwell has read about in Jim Collins' books and apparently passed along to his players. ''It was just one of those weeks where things were clicking along pretty well for...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions are in uncharted territory in the NFC North

The Detroit Lions will enter Week 14 with a two-game lead over both the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. This is uncharted territory for the Lions. According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Lions haven’t held a two-game advantage in their division this late in a season since 1993—which also happens to be the last time Detroit won a division title...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions troll ESPN analysts on Twitter

None of the ESPN analysts picked the Detroit Lions to upset the New Orleans Saints as five-point underdogs, which is a bit of a surprise, given that they currently sit atop the NFC North division. Still, it’s understandable, as the Saints are tough to beat at home, and have been playing well. The Lions, though, dominated the game throughout, and their defense stymied Drew Brees...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions’ surprising defense continues to dominate, and other early Week 13 thoughts

When Calvin Johnson made the shocking decision to retire from the Detroit Lions after the 2015 season, regression looked like a strong possibility for a franchise that lost two superstar talents in a two-year time frame. Losing Johnson just one season after Ndamukong Suh left for free agency appeared to be an exodus of talent that would force the Lions to rebuild to contend with...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions troll ESPN analysts for picking against them

The Detroit Lions are quietly putting together a fantastic season and have a great chance to win the NFC North, but a lot of people haven’t seemed to notice. The team’s official Twitter account took advantage of the opportunity to troll some of those people on Sunday. After Detroit defeated the New Orleans Saints on the road in convincing fashion, the person in charge of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fairley appears to take cheap shot at Stafford

With the Detroit Lions in town, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Nick Fairley established on Sunday that he will not play favorites to his old team. Matthew Stafford was on the ground and without the ball, yet Fairley decided to give his ex-teammate a shot — just for good measure. Nick Fairley with a cheap shot on Matthew Stafford, who was on the ground.
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Announcing Matthew Stafford’s Candidacy for the MVP Race

Sitting atop the NFC North with a 7-4 record, the Detroit Lions have a chance to win the division for the first time since 1993 (the division was called the NFC Central until 2002 when it became the NFC North).  With an abysmal rushing attack and a defense that, at times, resembles a fresh slice of Swiss cheese, how could one of the historically worst NFL teams be in prime position...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions are producing comebacks at an unprecedented rate

The Detroit Lions have trailed in the fourth quarter of all 11 games this season. For most teams, during most seasons, trailing in the fourth quarter of every game means an undesirable record. But not for the Lions, who—after trailing again on Thanksgiving Day—came back to beat the Minnesota Vikings on a Matt Prater field goal as time expired. Detroit is now 7-4, with seven...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brutal Sam Bradford pick hands Lions the division lead on game-winning field goal

Minnesota fans will not be thankful for Sam Bradford this Thanksgiving. Although the Vikings quarterback completed 84% of his passes Thursday, his interception with 38 seconds remaining in a 13-13 tie and the ball in their own territory handed the Lions a victory and the outright NFC North lead. Here is the Bradford pick that set Detroit up in immediate field-goal range. ...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Joey Harrington’s reign of Thanksgiving terror

The war on Christmas has got nothing on the war on Thanksgiving that former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington waged between 2002 and 2007. Things have changed somewhat in recent years as the NFL has stuffed the November holiday with as many football games as it can handle, but there have always been two constants. The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions will always host football...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Retirement Of Calvin Johnson Has Benefited The Detroit Lions

Heading into the 2016 season, expectations were not high for the Detroit Lions. Coming off a mediocre 7-9 year in 2015, the Lions’ turmoil was only increased with the abrupt retirement of wide receiver Calvin Johnson. For years, Johnson, aka “Megatron”, was the best player on the Detroit Lions, and despite only a nine-year career, holds every career receiving record in franchise...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andre Roberts rips off impressive 55-yard return TD

Sunday at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Detroit Lions needed something positive to go their way down 3-0 early. Andre Roberts provided the good vibes when he took a punt return 55 yards for a touchdown. It was a gorgeous return in which Roberts danced around a few would-be tacklers before streaking to the end zone for six. He.Could.Go.All.The. WAY.@AndreRoberts to...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Network analyst Nate Burleson honors troops in amazing style

Nate Burleson, ex-NFL receiver and host of NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” just honored America’s troops in the most awesome way. Just check out this incredible blazer, designed with Military camouflage on the lapels and the American Flag on the inside. #gmfbStyle #SaluteToService Huge thank you to the men & women who dedicate their lives for our country.
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Week 11 Fantasy Football News

Who To Start Matt Stafford – The MVP candidate gets to play a struggling defense for the first time in weeks. The only problem here could be that he had a week off, which is me stretching to find a way that he doesn’t dominate. He’s proven so much this season and expect his high play to continue this week at home. Not only is Stafford a must start, but I expect him to be a...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions LB: Breaking Joe Paterno's leg was my 'proudest moment'

DeAndre Levy accomplished a lot of great things on the field during his time at Wisconsin, but it was something he unintentionally did to Joe Paterno on the sidelines that the Detroit Lions linebacker is most proud of. The play happened 10 years ago, when Levy was tackling a Penn State player near the sideline and his momentum took him into Paterno’s lower body. The former Nittany...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Stafford wants to be highest-paid QB in NFL

Matthew Stafford is having arguably his best season as a pro, and the Detroit Lions quarterback is seeking to parlay his timely performance into another massive contract. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Stafford, who is signed with the Lions through the 2017 season, is looking to make more than $25 million per season. That would make him the highest-paid quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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