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Lions | Detroit axes longtime exec Sheldon White

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 10:42:54 -0800

The Detroit Lions continued shaking up their front office by firing longtime vice president of pro personnel Sheldon White on Thursday, Feb. 4. White joins former college scouting director Scott McEwen and senior personnel executive Cedric Saunders as high-ranking officers that have been relieved of their duties under new general manager Bob Quinn.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers


Lions | Calvin Johnson's longevity was in question

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 06:25:59 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson's (ankles) longevity and condition of his ankles was a concern for doctors, and the team told prospective coaches they were interviewing about it in 2014.

Fantasy Tip: If Megatron decides to return, he'll be a high-end WR2 in fantasy.

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Lions | Eric Ebron likely to see bigger role

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:55:12 -0800

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron is likely to see a larger role in the offense regardless of whether WR Calvin Johnson retires or not.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron occasionally lined up outside, and he might see more of that role if Megatron is on the golf course or beach in 2016. Ebron could be a Top 10 fantasy option at his position in 2016.

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


Lions | Detroit watching Will Fuller

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:54:27 -0800

Notre Dame WR Will Fuller has good speed and runs a nice route tree, but his hands might be an issue. The team might be looking for a receiver if WR Calvin Johnson elects to retire, and Fuller is likely to still be there at No. 16 in the first round when the Lions select in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Tip: Fuller posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Irish, and he is likely more like Golden Tate than Megatron. That's not half-bad, but picking him in the middle of the first round is likely a bit of a stretch.

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


Lions | Ole Miss WR in Detroit's crosshairs?

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:53:54 -0800

Mississippi WR Laquon Treadwell might be on the wish list of the Detroit Lions, although it's unlikely he'll be available at No. 16 when the team selects in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He posted 1,153 yards in 2015, and he could provide a long-term replacement for WR Calvin Johnson due to his size and speed.

Fantasy Tip: Treadwell suffered a gruesome broken fibula and dislocated ankle at the goal line against Auburn in 2014, but he bounced back with a strong performance at Ole Miss in 2015 to set himself up nicely for a huge pay day.

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


Lions | Alshon Jeffery on Detroit wish list?

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:53:05 -0800

Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Alshon Jeffery is tops on the wish list of the Detroit Lions if WR Calvin Johnson elects to retire. However, the Bears could use the franchise tag or sign Jeffery to an extension before he reaches free agency, so Jeffery to the Lions is considered a long shot.

Fantasy Tip: Jeffery has struggled with injuries in his career, but he has 252 catches, 3,728 yards and 24 touchdowns in his first four NFL seasons. He is a fantasy stud regardless of where he plays his football in 2016 as long as he can stay healthy.

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


Lions | Al Golden hired to coach tight ends

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:27:19 -0800

Former University of Miami (Fla.) head coach Al Golden was hired by the Detroit Lions Monday, Feb. 1, to coach their tight ends. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Lions | Detroit wants Calvin Johnson to return

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:18:53 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson may be offered an extension by the Lions in an effort by Detroit to bring their star wide receiver back. It was reported earlier that Johnson made the Lions aware of his intentions to retire following the 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: Right now it doesn't look like Johnson will be in Detroit next season, but anything can happen between now and when the season starts. If Johnson's retirement is final, then Golden Tate would certainly have increased fantasy value, and the Lions would likely look to add depth to the position through free agency or the draft.

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


Lions | Marvin Jones a top target for Lions

Mon, 01 Feb 2016 06:28:53 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals impending free-agent WR Marvin Jones could be the top target for the Detroit Lions this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Jones could be a breakout candidate in fantasy with a new team and would garner WR3 value in drafts.

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


Lions | Best still to come for Ziggy Ansah?

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:59:12 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah is "just scratching the surface" of his potential, according to DT Haloti Ngata. "He's unbelievable," LB Darryl Tapp said. "He has so much talent, he doesn't even know it because he just started playing the game six years ago."

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


Lions | Calvin Johnson plans to retire

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:29:39 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson told head coach Jim Caldwell after the regular season that he plans to retire, according to sources. Caldwell has told Johnson to take his time with his decision, and the Lions are hoping that Johnson will change his mind this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Johnson changes his mind or if he will officially retire. Johnson would still be a solid fantasy option if he plays. Golden Tate could see a boost in value if Johnson retires since he would become the No. 1 receiver on the team.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter


Lions | Randy Edsall hired

Sun, 31 Jan 2016 10:33:30 -0800

Former Maryland head coach Randy Edsall has been hired by the Detroit Lions as the director of football research/special projects.

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


Lions | Michael McCarthy added to staff

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:13:57 -0800

The Detroit Lions hired Michael McCarthy as their quality control coach for the offensive line Friday, Jan. 29. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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Lions | Hiring Kevin Anderson

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:30:46 -0800

Former New England Patriots director of player development Kevin Anderson is joining the Detroit Lions as the head of football operations.

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


Lions | No timetable for Calvin Johnson decision

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:59:04 -0800

Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson does not have a timetable on a decision to retire or not, according to Johnson's agent.

Fantasy Tip: This will be one of the biggest stories heading into the offseason. If Johnson does retire, the Lions could focus their draft attention on wide receiver, while Golden Tate would become their No. 1 wide receiver. Stay tuned.

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


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