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Lions | Rashean Mathis to move to safety?

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:47:09 -0700

Detroit Lions CB Rashean Mathis could move to safety at some point in order to prolong his career. Mathis, however, still thinks of himself as a cornerback and doesn't want to think of his career as being near the end. "I wasn't looking at the ending as an ending," Mathis said. "I think that's why I was able to play very good football. And I don't want anything less out of me."

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Joique Bell not taking role for granted

Sun, 31 May 2015 16:50:51 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell said he is not assuming he is going to be the starting back in 2015. "I don't plan out the roles," Bell said during OTAs. "I go out to do what the team needs."

Fantasy Tip: Although Bell's status as the power back seems safe, the duo of Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah will likely prevent him from being a true workhorse back. On the plus side, he should see a bulk of the work around the goal line, and he should be a solid RB2.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Kevin Patra

Lions | Teammate high on Theo Riddick

Fri, 29 May 2015 11:08:57 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick should have a solid role in the offense this upcoming season because of his ability, according to QB Dan Orlovsky. "Theo's too good to not put on the field," Orlovsky said. "Theo has stuff that you can't coach, that you can't teach, that you're born from God with. He just has an ability to get open better than everyone else." Orlovsky said he believes Riddick can have 60 catches in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick likely will not start for the Lions this season but could be a weapon in the passing game. Riddick likely will have more value in point-per-reception leagues and could be an option in late rounds in those leagues. He could also be a depth option in standard leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Lance Moore excited to be in Detroit

Thu, 28 May 2015 17:24:26 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Lance Moore is excited to be back in the offense led by Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. "This is the offense I had the most success in in my career," said Moore. "I played in this offense for eight years and I think Joe Lombardi was there six or seven of those years that I was there," Moore said Thursday, May 28.

Fantasy Tip: Moore is likely to win one of the final two spots in the Lions' wide receiver corps. Moore shouldn't be a consideration in fantasy drafts, but he could become an option on FantasyScore, if the Lions suffer some injuries to their receiver group.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Haloti Ngata adapting to new defense

Thu, 28 May 2015 12:44:39 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Haloti Ngata said it's been difficult adjusting to the Lions' defense after nine seasons in Baltimore. Detroit is planning to have Ngata play more up field while attacking quarterbacks and splitting double teams.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Dan Orlovsky, Kellen Moore split reps

Wed, 27 May 2015 19:21:30 -0700

Detroit Lions QBs Dan Orlovsky and Kellen Moore shared reps with the second-team offense during organized team activities Wednesday, May 27.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Tim Twentyman

Lions | James Ihedigbo returning to team

Tue, 26 May 2015 07:52:35 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Detroit Lions SS James Ihedigbo his reporting to voluntary organized team activities Tuesday, May 26, per a source. It is believed this is a sign of good faith as he looks for a contract extension.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Ian Rapoport

Lions | Laken Tomlinson may start

Fri, 22 May 2015 15:55:01 -0700

Detroit Lions OG Laken Tomlinson has a chance to be the starting left guard this upcoming season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Conor Orr

Lions | Ameer Abdullah contract breakdown

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:29:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah signed a four-year, $4.16 million rookie contract that includes $2.29 million in guaranteed money. He received a $1.28 million signing bonus. Abdullah's 2015 and 2016 salaries are fully guaranteed at $435,000 and $573,915, respectively. He will receive a $50,000 reporting bonus in 2015 and workout bonuses of $50,000 in 2017 and 2018.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah will battle Theo Riddick for third-down work, but pass protection may be the dictating factor in his playing time. Detroit will split time among their running backs, and seeing a three-way rotation is not out of the question. Abdullah is a late-round flier in PPR leagues for now.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Lance Moore contract details

Thu, 21 May 2015 11:22:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Lance Moore signed a one-year contract worth $1.05 million. He will earn a base salary of $970,000 after receiving a $40,000 signing bonus. Moore will receive a $40,000 roster bonus if he makes the Lions' Week 1 roster. Earning the minimum salary benefit means Moore will count $655,000 against Detroit's 2015 salary cap.

Fantasy Tip: Moore is hardly a lock to make the team, but he could have fleeting fantasy value with the right matchups if he does land a top-three receiver spot. He's a better DFS play on FantasyScore than a traditional draft choice.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Tyrunn Walker may start in 2015

Wed, 20 May 2015 18:19:34 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Tyrunn Walker will be given the chance to win one of the starting defensive tackle jobs during training camp.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Ameer Abdullah draws odd comparison

Wed, 13 May 2015 18:29:01 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah drew a comparison to Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith Wednesday, May 13, from personal trainer Otis Leverette. "He reminds me a ton of Steve Smith and you see what he's done in the league," Leverette said. "I played with him in (a college) all-star game and played with him in the league for a while, they've kind of got that same thing to them. They just don't know that they're supposed to be small, they don't believe in obstacles. The things that other people see as obstacles, they just see as another day at the office."

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah is likely to factor heavily into the Lions' run game, but he'll be the second option to Joique Bell. Abdullah is considered a good receiver, but he'll need to take care of the fumble issues that caused him problems during his career at Nebraska.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Ameer Abdullah terms

Wed, 13 May 2015 18:28:21 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah's rookie deal is worth about $4.1 million.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Stephen Tulloch to participate in OTAs?

Wed, 13 May 2015 14:09:00 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch (knee) plans to be ready for organized team activities later this month. Tulloch is recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but said he'll start running more in a couple weeks.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Michael Rothstein

Lions | Skye Dawson released

Wed, 13 May 2015 13:15:17 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Skye Dawson was cut Wednesday, May 13.

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