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Lions | Matthew Stafford improving

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:44:35 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has improved his command of the offense and his knowledge of the new offense has been impressive, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford is a mid-rate QB1 in fantasy.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Josh Katzenstein


Lions | Sign Drew Butler

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:42:29 -0700

The Detroit Lions signed P Drew Butler (Bears) Friday, July 25. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson


Lions | Waive Gabe Lynn

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:04:38 -0700

The Detroit Lions waived S Gabe Lynn Friday, July 25.

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


Lions | Eric Ebron primed for leadership role?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:26:53 -0700

Detroit Lions rookie TE Eric Ebron exudes charisma and vocal leadership skills that are commonly found among team captains. He took on a "front and center" role at the NFL Rookie Symposium, while other Lions rookies stayed out of the spotlight. Ebron wasn't a captain in three years at North Carolina, because head coach Larry Fedora required captains to be senior classmen.

"I don't ever talk about being a leader. I just always do actions," Ebron said. "I've never been a vocal person about leadership and about being, 'Hey man, you ought to do this.' We're all grown men. I just always show through actions or whisper, 'Hey, let's go.' That's all I do."

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


Lions | Ndamukong Suh would be expensive to franchise tag

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:53:45 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh would cost $26.7 million under the 2015 franchise tag.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Chris Mortensen


Lions | Ndamukong Suh extension unlikely before camp

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:55:28 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh's long-awaited contract extension is highly unlikely to occur before the start of training camp, according to a source. The Lions commence training camp Sunday, July 27.

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


Lions | Montell Owens facing roster battle

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:14:30 -0700

Detroit Lions FB Montell Owens has company, as the team will employ a more traditional fullback in the offense. They signed FB Jed Collins for the role. Owens is more of a hybrid player who excels on special teams. He likely needs to set himself apart in that role or risk not making the final roster, as he doesn't fit the traditional blocking fullback role like Collins.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke


Lions | Jed Collins to be traditional FB

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:20:24 -0700

The Detroit Lions are re-incorporating the traditional fullback into their new offensive scheme this season, and that's why they went out and signed FB Jed Collins.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke


Lions | Mikel Leshourse expected to compete

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:18:56 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure is currently believed to be the fourth tailback on the club behind RBs Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Theo Riddick heading into training camp and the preseason, but general manager Martin Mayhew expects Leshoure to compete for snaps. The team will use an offense similar to the New Orleans Saints, and they occasionally used a fourth tailback.

Fantasy Tip: Leshoure has tumbled down the depth chart due to a rash of his own injuries, and the production of others while he was off the field. He appears to be in the plans still, but ever so slightly. From a fantasy perspective, he should be avoided on draft day unless injuries to others dramatically alter things during training camp and the preseason.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke


Lions | Theo Riddick might break into rotation

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:18:06 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick has the chance to break into the rotation at tailback, and he has drawn considerable praise from his teammates and coaches for his development this offseason. If he proves himself in training camp and the preseason, he could potentially fill a Darren Sproles-like role in the offense.

Fantasy Tip: Riddick is a deep sleeper heading into the season. Remember, he had just 13 offensive touches last season, so he is raw. But he could very well win the No. 3 tailback job in Motown, and might have an even bigger role if Reggie Bush or Joique Bell go down ahead of him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke


Lions | Joique Bell expects to be ready

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:17:08 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell (nee) missed most of the offseason due to a knee injury, although he has said his condition is minor and he expects to be ready for the start of training camp next week.

Fantasy Tip: Bell gives the team one of the best 1-2 punches in the league with Reggie Bush. The duo became the first teammates in franchise history to join the 500/500 (rushing yards) club in the same season. Bell is a worth a look as a low-end RB2 flex fantasy option in most formats, with slightly more value in leagues which reward points per reception (PPR).

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Mlive.com - Kyle Meinke


Lions | Ziggy Ansah placed on PUP list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:34:17 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform List, according to a league source.

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


Lions | Golden Tate placed on PUP list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:25:39 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate (undisclosed) will start training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform List, according to a league source.

Fantasy Tip: Tate did not practice at all during minicamp with an undisclosed injury, and it appears that issue is still bothering him. Check back when there is more information on the extent of the injury.

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


Lions | Reese Wiggins claimed

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:05:24 -0700

The Detroit Lions have claimed WR Reese Wiggins off waivers from the New England Patriots. The team also released WR Naaman Roosevelt.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: NationalFootballPost.com - Aaron Wilson


Lions | Goldent Tate confident in blocking ability

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:30:55 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate knows he can block. Tate said blocking is just as important as catching the ball and even went as far as to say it's not that challenging.

Fantasy Tip: As much as Tate takes pride in his blocking, he's also a quality fantasy wide receiver. He recently said he expects to catch more passes this year, which is definitely achievable in Detroit's potent offense. Consider Tate a high-end WR3 to low-end WR2 in standard leagues this year.

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


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Detroit Lions Player News

Abdul-Quddus Isa SS
Abram Chad FB
Ansah Ziggy DL
Austin Rodney C
Bell Joique RB
Bentley Bill CB
Bentley Dwight CB
Broyles Ryan WR
Bullard Alex OG
Bush Reggie RB
Butler Drew P
Carey Don FS
Collins Jed FB
Couplin III James S
Dalton A.J. OG
Durham Kris WR
Ebron Eric TE
Edwards Patrick WR
Fairley Nick DL
Fauria Joseph TE
Fluellen Andre DL
Franklin James QB
Freese Nate PK
Fuller Corey WR
Gomes DeJon SS
Green Jonte CB
Green Stephfon RB
Greenwood Chris CB
Harrison Jerome RB
Heller Will TE
Hepburn Brandon LB
Hester Aaron CB
Hickman Greg DT
Hilliard Corey OT
Ihedigbo James SS
Jackson Justin LB
Johnson Calvin WR
Johnson George DL
Jones Jason DL
Jones T.J. WR
Kashama Kalonji DL
Keyton Darren OG
Lawson Nevin CB
Leshoure Mikel RB
Levy DeAndre LB
Lewis Travis LB
Logan Stefan RB
Lucas Cornelius OT
Martin Sam P
Mathis Rashean CB
Maxwell Jacob TE
Messina Carmen LB
Miller Steven RB
Moore Kellen QB
Mosley C.J. M. DL
Muhlbach Don C
Neloms Martavius CB
Ogletree Kevin WR
Orlovsky Dan QB
Owens Montell RB
Palmer Ashlee LB
Peacock Andrew WR
Pettigrew Brandon TE
Proctor Xavier DL
Quin Glover FS
Raiola Dominic C
Reid Caraun DL
Reiff Riley OT
Reynolds Garrett OG
Riddick Theo RB
Ross Jeremy WR
Saddler-McQueen Jimmy DL
Seisay Mohammed CB
Sims Rob OG
Slay Darius CB
Stafford Matthew QB
Stanford Julian LB
Suh Ndamukong DL
Swanson Travis C
Tapp Darryl LB
Tate Golden WR
Tavecchio Giorgio PK
Taylor Devin DL
Thompson Jordan TE
Tulloch Stephen LB
Van Noy Kyle LB
Vaughn Cassius CB
Waddle LaAdrian OT
Warford Larry OG
Webster Larry DE
Whitehead Tahir LB
Wiggins Reese WR
Williams Michael OT
Wilson Cody WR
Winn George RB

Austin Teryl DC
Barry Mike AC
Bonamego John AC
Caldwell Jim HC
Colletto Jim AC
Cooter Jim Bob AC
Cunningham Gunther AC
Heffernan Terry AC
Johnson Bobby AC
Kocurek Kris AC
Loeffler Scot AC
Lombardi Joe OC
Mayhew Martin GM
Modkins Curtis AC
Oden Tony AC
Prince Robert AC
Prince Ron AC
Raich Matt AC
Raymond Robert TO
Reed Fred AC
Saunders Cedric TO
Sheridan Bill AC
Snow Phil AC
Washburn Jeremiah AC
Washburn Jim AC
Williams Alan AC
Xanders Brian TO