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Swashbuckling rookie RB Zach Zenner has a shot with Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Zach Zenner has made the most of his opportunities with the Detroit Lions, leading the league with 162 yards rushing through three preseason games. Zenner isn't paying attention to the relative hype he has generated. ''I keep my head in the sand for a lot of that stuff,'' he said in his aw-shucks fashion. The former South Dakota State star has one more shot...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Broyles lived on $60K budget, may have $1M in bank

Ryan Broyles was placed on waivers earlier this week by the Detroit Lions and currently is an unemployed free agent. The wide receiver made news earlier this year when it was reported he and his wife and newborn son were living on a $60,000/year budget. Given his current employment status, his frugality was a good thing, as a reasonable estimate would put him at having at least...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

3 reminders to the NFL of how good the Detroit Lions are going to be in 2015

Fridays game at Jacksonville was the best performance we’ve seen out of the Detroit Lions yet this preseason. Based on that game, the Lions are starting to make decisions on who will stay and who will go. All in all, the boys in Honolulu blue and silver looked pretty well rounded. Which made for an entertaining third preseason game for the fans. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s...
Via cover32
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The play of these three guys is vital to the Detroit Lions success in 2015

The monotony of the preseason is almost over. As the Detroit Lions are wrapping up their final week of training camp and making their final cuts the picture of who’s going to be playing where is becoming more clear. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best owners Five Things: What was learned during week three of the preseason Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen this...
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What trading with Tampa Bay for a tight end means to Joseph Fauria and the Detroit Lions

For starters, lets go over what we know: At almost the same time the Lions were making their deal with Tampa Bay for TE Tim Wright in exchange for K Kyle Brindza they were cutting TE Deon Butler. Joseph Fauria, the undrafted free agent out of UCLA is also still on the roster. He has been recovering from an ankle injury and has been mostly a non factor so far this preseason. Fauria...
Via cover32
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Lions release WR Ryan Broyles; former second-round pick thanks fans

Ryan Broyles' run with the Detroit Lions has come to an end. In a Tweet following his release on Monday, the fourth-year wide receiver thanked the organization for the opportunity and the fans for their support. Broyles, 27, was a second-round draft pick out of Oklahoma in 2012. His career with the Lions was plagued by injuries. Broyles' rookie season was cut short by a torn ACL...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Cut WR Ryan Broyles

The Detroit Lions cut former 2nd round pick Ryan Broyles on Monday. The 27-year-old Broyles, who was often injured,  never lived up to expectations in Detroit. Broyles shared this note thanking the organization on Twitter: “When one door of happiness closes, another opens" Thank you Detroit — Ryan Broyles (@RyanBroyles) August 31, 2015 The post...
Via Diehardsport
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Lions release second round bust Ryan Broyles

The Detroit Lions parted ways with former second round wide-out Ryan Broyles just two days after he asked Martin Mayhew for his release. Broyles tweeted his appreciation to the Lions organization and the fans early Monday morning. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens" Thank you Detroit — Ryan Broyles (@RyanBroyles) August 31, 2015 Having...
Via The Majors Detroit
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Detroit Lions Trade For Pats’ TE Tim Wright

The Detroit Lions traded for the Patriots’ Tim Wright on Monday. The #Bucs are trading Tim Wright to the #Lions, source said. Detroit gets a pass-catching TE. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2015 Wright caught 26-passes for 259-yards and 6-touchdowns last season. The post Detroit Lions Trade For Pats’ TE Tim Wright appeared first on Diehardsport.
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Laken Tomlinson: Lions are 'at the brink of greatness'

Detroit Lions guard Laken Tomlinson, a first-round pick out of Duke in this year's draft, has no shortage of confidence in his new team."We're at the brink of greatness, you know?" Tomlinson said, per Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. "We've just got to keep working every week and obviously on some stuff -- like penalties and stuff like that -- we've got...
Via Fox Sports
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Rookies Abdullah, Zenner filling in nicely for Lions

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Detroit Lions rookie running backs Ameer Abdullah and Zach Zenner have made good impressions so far in training camp in the absence of last year's starter Joique Bell. Bell has been on the physically unable to perform list since the beginning of camp after undergoing procedures on his knee and Achilles in January. "It was just a nagging injury that had to...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

T.J. Yeldon gets truck-sticked by LB after receiving goal-line carry (video)

Welcome to the NFL, T.J. Yeldon. The game is fast and everyone—in all three levels of the defense—hits hard. Yeldon now knows that after the vicious hit he took during the second quarter of Friday’s preseason matchup against the Detroit Lions. The Alabama product received the ball at the one-yard line and dove for the end zone, but was met by linebacker Stephen Tulloch. Tulloch...
Via The Sports Daily
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WATCH: Jaguars QB Chad Henne Flattened By Lions Defensive Tackles

When the Detroit Lions lost Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley there were many that were concerned about the state of the Lions defensive front. Well-after three preseason games it is safe to say the guys they have are not half bad. Will they replace Suh? No-you can't replace a player of his caliber. You just figure out how to move.From the looks of it they are moving along rather well...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah Trucks Over Jaguars Defender During Screen Play

Word coming out of Detroit is that the team is going to use a running back by committee approach when the regular season starts. Most expect rookie Ameer Abdullah to be the main man, but the team is making it sound like that is not the case. However. after he makes a few plays like the screen play he had against Jacksonville Friday night we'll see a bit more of Abdullah than the...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions season preview: Defensive backs

This is part seven of the Detroit Lions season preview. The defensive backs will be the focus of this piece, as a group that improved drastically a year ago looks to continue progressing this season. What we know Rashean Mathis. For years, the Lions’ defensive backs were terrible at tackling and prone to giving up big plays. Whoever was playing corner seemed to be inept regardless...
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WATCH: Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate Makes It Look So Easy Against Jacksonville'e Defense

The Detroit Lions have to be real happy the Seattle Seahawks didn't try real hard to hold on to Golden Tate a couple years ago. He caught 99 balls for over 1300 yards last season, and after being in the system for over a year there is no reason to think he will not do better this season. It will be fun to watch teams try to cover him and Calvin Johnson this season.Tate alone was...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: TJ Yeldon gets crushed in brutal goal-line collision

    The good news is TJ Yeldon scored the first preseason touchdown of his NFL career. The bad news is he paid a huge price. The former Alabama running back scored on a 1-yard dive in the second quarter of Jacksonville’s preseason contest with the Detroit Lions Friday. The rookie dove over a pile at the goal line and was met by a vicious hit from linebacker Stephen Tulloch...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Madden NFL 16 glitch features invisible Lions cornerback (GIF)

The long-awaited EA Sports Madden NFL 16 video game was released on Tuesday. As has been the case in past Madden releases, there are a few glitches that need to be worked out, but the odd nature of the glitches makes for some hilarious videos.This year's edition of Madden glitches features an invisible Detroit Lions cornerback. Watch him take advantage of the situation for a pick...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suh: 2015 Dolphins defense has more talent than 2014 Lions

Ndamukong Suh was a pivotal piece of the Detroit Lions’ No. 1 ranked defense last season, and the All-Pro defensive tackle believes the Miami Dolphins have even greater potential than his previous team. According to ESPN’s James Walker, Suh conceded that he cannot predict the Miami defense will indeed finish atop the league but said his new teammates have the talent to reach...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Glover Quin clarifies ‘God’ comment about Nelson injury

Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin found himself of a media firestorm Monday by speculating it was the will of God that caused Jordy Nelson to suffer what turned out to be a season-ending knee injury during the Green Bay Packers’ preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. On Tuesday, while acknowledging what he said “upset a whole bunch of people,” Quin attempted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions DB Glover Quin thinks ‘God meant for Jordy to get hurt’

Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin has an interesting take on why Jordy Nelson was injured during Week 2 of the NFL’s preseason schedule. He’s attributing the knee injury to a higher power. Speaking with media about the injury, Quin said he thinks “God meant” for Nelson to be hurt. “I hated Jordy got hurt, but in my beliefs, and the way I believe, it was — God meant...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: RG3 destroyed by Lions in preseason game

    Robert Griffin III may fancy himself the best quarterback in the NFL, but he sure as heck didn’t look like it on Thursday night while constantly peeling himself off the turf at FedEx Field. Griffin looked gun shy as he was consistently battered by the Detroit Lions in Washington’s second preseason game. He was hit six times on eight dropbacks, sacked three times and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: 5 things to watch for during second preseason game

The Detroit Lions are without question one of the more intriguing teams heading into Week 2 of the 2015 NFL preseason. There are still quite a few question marks surrounding many positions on their roster, and they need some players to step up in a big way throughout preseason action in order to figure out how to fill those holes. Jim Caldwell helped turn the Lions around last season...
Via This Given Sunday
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions charging media $150/game to use Ford Field's ethernet

As the NFL prepares for the first preseason games of the 2015 season, strange news has surfaced in the Motor City. Apparently, the Detroit Lions are now charging media members $150 to use their ethernet system. Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group dropped this bit of insane knowledge on the general public just hours before kickoff. Cost for using an ethernet cable at Lions games...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions rookie RB Ameer Abdullah making strong impression

The Detroit Lions are without question one of the more intriguing teams in the NFC, and there is no telling what should be expected from them at this point in time. One of the biggest question marks on their roster right now is at the running back position, as they don’t have anyone who is head and shoulders above the rest. Rookie running back Ameer Abdullah has been making a...
Via This Given Sunday
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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