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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 09:02:49 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff will start at left tackle.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 12:48:17 -0700
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he could see OT Riley Reiff playing left tackle next season. Mayhew said Reiff has the ability to play all four positions.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 13:31:30 -0800
The Detroit Lions are strongly considering moving OT Riley Reiff to offensive guard in 2013. Reiff was drafted as an offensive tackle in 2012.
Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:37:31 -0800
The Detroit Lions could turn to offensive tackle with their No. 5 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Despite drafting OT Riley Reiff in the first round last year, Detroit still has a need at left tackle. Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher could be their target, as Lions general manager Martin Mayhew scouted Fisher last year.
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 12:12:05 -0800
Detroit Lions DE Kyle Vanden Bosch is likely to be a salary cap casualty this offseason. OG Rob Sims is the only secure starter on the offensive line, and OT Gosder Cherilus will become a free agent. OT Jeff Backus has a year left on his contract, but the team isn't rushing to make a decision on him. OG Riley Reiff will start somewhere in 2013. OT Jason Fox, if he's re-signed, should see a good shot to play at tackle next season.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:29:39 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff is expected to start at either guard or offensive tackle next season.
Sun, 06 Jan 2013 14:46:41 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said OT Riley Reiff can play multiple positions but sees him as an offensive tackle at this point.
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 07:04:19 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) appears as if he will be a game-time decision for Week 13. Head coach Jim Schwartz said he might wait until Sunday, Dec. 2, to decide who starts at left tackle. OT Riley Reiff would get the nod if Backus is unable to go.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:45:44 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) hopes to return in Week 13 after ending his 186 consecutive games played mark when he sat out in Week 12. OT Riley Reiff, who started in Backus' place, was back working with the second team.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 08:58:00 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff will start in the team's Week 12 game in place of OT Jeff Backus (hamstring).
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:03:35 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff said he is ready to start at left tackle in Week 12 if OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) is unable to go. "I'm ready to go," Reiff said. "Any time you get on the field, you gain a little bit more knowledge, a little more experience." Backus did not participate in practice Tuesday, Nov. 20, and his status for the game is in serious doubt.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 04:32:20 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff is expected to start for OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) in Week 12. Backus did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:10:47 -0800
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young, who was sent home from the team's facility Monday, Nov. 19, has now been sent home twice in the past six months due to his immaturity. He angered receivers coach Shawn Jefferson and the coaching staff in Week 11 late in the fourth quarter. He incorrectly lined up in the slot on a second-down play with the team down 21-20. TE Tony Scheffler was the outside receiver to his left. OT Riley Reiff looked up and yelled to Young to get into the correct position, but was ignored. Scheffler tried to get back into the slot, but Young shook him off. As a result of the confusion, OT Gosder Cherilus was whistled for a false start.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:47:59 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff played most of the final three quarters in Week 11 after OT Jeff Backus (hamstring) left the game with a hamstring ailment. Backus' streak of 186 straight starts will be in jeopardy in Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 22. Reiff was called for two holding penalties, and the Green Bay Packers loaded his side of the line frequently.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:08:13 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff was on the field for 33 of the team's 72 offensive snaps in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, all of them as an extra offensive lineman. Reiff was on the field for all three of RB Mikel Leshoure's rushing TDs in Week 9 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and he has been on the field for six of the team's 10 rushing scores this season.
Mon, 05 Nov 2012 13:36:20 -0800
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff is seeing more playing time as an extra tackle during running plays. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Reiff has not become a starter yet but is a staple on offense. "He does a good job blocking point of attack, he does a good job blocking on the edge and he does a good job pass protecting when we call passes with it," Schwartz said.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:58:13 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff could become a starter on the offensive line later this year after he saw 22 of 78 offensive snaps in the team's Week 6 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, which was the most playing time he's had this year. He played only nine offensive snaps in the first four games. Reiff needs some work in pass blocking, but he's proven very successful in run blocking so far. Reiff could replace OT Stephen Peterman, who has been very inconsistent this season.
Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:31:41 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Jason Fox served as the left tackle for the second-team offense in the preseason game Friday, Aug. 17, against the Baltimore Ravens, and rookie OT Riley Reiff was the tackle on the right side for the second team.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:10:43 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff worked with the third team in practice Friday, July 27. OT Corey Hilliard was working ahead of him on the second team, while OT Jason Fox work with both the second and third string at right tackle Friday.
Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:49:39 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said OT Riley Reiff must earn his playing time during the course of training camp and the preseason regardless of his draft status. "He brings a lot of credentials to the table," Schwartz said. "He's smart, he's big, he's a hard worker. But where he plays and how soon he plays will depend on nothing but how he does over these 35 days of training camp, how he plays in these preseason games. It's not going to be where we drafted him, how much money he makes, his signing bonus, or the color of his t-shirt. It's going to be how he does in those practices."
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 04:55:13 -0700
Updating a previous item, Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff's deal includes a $4.25-million signing bonus but no guaranteed money in the fourth year. Though none of his 2015 base salary is guaranteed, Reiff did receive a $325,000 bonus in the fourth year. His contract is valued at just under $8 million, with $6.5 million guaranteed.
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 11:01:25 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff said he did not work at guard during any offseason workouts and has not been approached by the team to play the position.
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 05:18:03 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff has agreed to terms on a contract and will be present when the team's rookies report for training camp Monday, July 23. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sat, 21 Jul 2012 07:10:34 -0700
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson, Minnesota Vikings OT Ryan Kalil, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon, Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne, Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, Kansas City Chiefs DT Dontari Poe, Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright, Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden, Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff and Pittsburgh Steelers OG David DeCastro are the remaining first-round draft picks left to be signed.
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:09:16 -0700
The Detroit Lions are working on signing first-round draft choice OT Riley Reiff but there is a chance an agreement may not be reached until after the start of training camp. Reiff and his agent may be waiting for the Minnesota Vikings to sign OT Ryan Kalil before signing with the Lions.
Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:18:18 -0700
Detroit Lions OG Stephen Peterman looks to have a leg up in the battle for the starting right guard job, although it will definitely be determined during training camp and the preseason games. It is possible, however, that if OT Riley Reiff does not take over at left tackle for OT Jeff Backus or right tackle for Gosder Cherilus, he could challenge Peterman at RG.
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:09:32 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff saw time at left tackle and right tackle during offseason workouts and is expected to compete for both starting tackle jobs during training camp.
Sat, 16 Jun 2012 10:11:35 -0700
The Detroit Lions have not ruled out the possibility of using OT Riley Reiff at guard during training camp. Reiff worked at left and right tackle during offseason workouts.
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:12:13 -0700
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said he believes OT Riley Reiff will receive some playing time this season but is not sure where he will play. "It's still early to say who will play where, but Riley is on track to play a lot of football for us really early," Linehan said. "He's an exceptional talent and a great kid. He's really going to help us on our offensive line. Where he ends up this year really hasn't been determined yet, but we're just happy with what we've seen so far from him." Linehan indicated he would like Reiff to stay at tackle.
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:08:19 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus has been helping OT Riley Reiff during organized team activities this offseason.
Tue, 05 Jun 2012 05:45:37 -0700
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan likes what he sees from OL Riley Reiff thus far in offseason workouts. During organized team activities Monday, June 4, Reiff played left tackle with the second team. "It's still early to say who's going to play where," Linehan said. "But Riley's on track to play a lot of football for us really early. He's an exceptional talent, and he's a great kid. He's going to really help us on our offensive line. Where he ends up this year really hasn't been determined yet. But we're just happy with what we've seen so far. We think he's going to be a heck of a player."
Sun, 20 May 2012 10:13:58 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff is expected to see time at left and right tackle during organized team activities because the team wants to find out where they will use him this season.
Sun, 13 May 2012 07:30:02 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff is seeing time at right tackle during practice Sunday, May 13.
Sat, 12 May 2012 06:28:32 -0700
Detroit Lions first-round draft pick OT Riley Reiff took snaps at left tackle during rookie minicamp Friday, May 11, and easily outperformed most of his competition. Head coach Jim Schwartz said he plans to play Reiff at multiple positions during orientation but that he'll switch Reiff's position on a practice-by-practice basis.
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:36:54 -0700
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team sees OT Riley Reiff as the heir apparent to OT Jeff Backus at starting left tackle.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:03:19 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said OT Riley Reiff is a player that fits the criteria in what they look for in a left tackle.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 15:02:52 -0700
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said OT Riley Reiff could receive some playing time this season depending on how he performs in offseason workouts and during training camp.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:30:13 -0700
Detroit Lions rookie OT Riley Reiff, the team's first-round draft pick, should be a cornerstone on the offensive line for years to come. He will be given every opportunity to succeed in his rookie season and is expected to come in to compete immediately. He may not, however, replace LT Jeff Backus right away. The selection of Reiff wasn't a knock against Backus, but the reality is their veteran tackle is getting older and they need to protect QB Matthew Stafford long term.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 22:34:12 -0700
Detroit Lions OT Riley Reiff said Thursday, April 26, that he wasn't even watching the NFL Draft when his phone rang two hours into the first round with the Lions on the other end. "I really didn't care to watch T.V.," Reiff said. "I was just hanging out in the barn." Reiff avoided the glitz and glamour of New York City, remaining in his hometown of Parkston, South Dakota instead.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:31:19 -0700
The Detroit Lions selected Iowa OT Riley Reiff with the 23rd overall selection in the NFL Draft.
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:17:41 -0700
The Big Ten Conference did not have any picks in the first 23 picks of the 2012 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26, until the Detroit Lions selected Iowa OT Riley Reiff. It is the first time the Big Ten didn't have a Top 15 pick in the draft since 1991.
Sat, 07 Apr 2012 10:25:35 -0700
The Buffalo Bills may consider University of Iowa OT Riley Reiff if he is available when they pick in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 22:16:57 -0800
Several NFL teams have shifted Iowa OT Riley Reiff to offensive guard on their draft boards after evaluating him at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Sat, 25 Feb 2012 08:15:50 -0800
Iowa OT Riley Reiff posted a time of 5.16 seconds in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 21:26:33 -0800
Iowa OT Riley Reiff lifted 225 pounds 23 times at the NFL Scouting Combine Friday, Feb. 24.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:48:09 -0800
Iowa OT Riley Reiff said Thursday, Feb. 23, at the NFL Scouting Combine that he is willing to play either the right or left side. The former wrestler said that sport boosted his leverage and conditioning.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:22:23 -0800
University of Iowa OT Riley Reiff measured 6-foot-5, 313 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:07:41 -0800
Southern California OT Matt Kalil is expected to fly off the board in the 2012 NFL Draft rather quickly in the first round, but there are plenty of questions at the position after that. Over the past five years, an average of 6.4 offensive linemen have gone in the first round.
However, the question is whether guys like Stanford OT Jonathan Martin or Iowa OT Riley Reiff are closer to the top of bottom of the first round. "I don't think there's a second or third tackle where you say, 'I gotta have this guy in the first round,'" an AFC personnel director said. "Martin might be comparable to someone you see in the second round, and there are differing opinions on the guards, particularly (Stanford OG David DeCastro). The kid from Midwestern State (OG Amini Silatolu) is more talented, but are you comfortable with a JUCO guy who wound up there? There are lots of questions like that."
Tue, 03 Jan 2012 19:08:39 -0800
Iowa OT Riley Reiff informed head coach Kirk Ferentz that he was going to forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft.