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Lions | Marvin Jones draws praise from head coach

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 15:51:57 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones focused on strengthening his lower body to improve his explosiveness and also spent time working out with former NFL receiver Randy Moss. "I think Marvin started out (last) season extremely well. He's been doing even better this spring. He's had one of those springs that you kind of look to. This guy is right there on the verge of maintaining that kind of explosive start that he had last year. He's really, really had a real good spring," head coach Jim Caldwell said.

Fantasy Tip: Jones still has some breakout potential in him following the departure of Anquan Boldin, but Eric Ebron would seem to be the first in line to benefit since he runs more routes closer to the line of scrimmage. Rookie Kenny Golladay has also impressed so far. If Jones can improve in the short passing game - he focused on route-running with Moss - perhaps he can move into the WR3 discussion.

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


Lions | Eric Ebron expecting big things

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:09:51 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron said he believes the addition of TE Darren Fells will allow him to play to his strengths. "I think it's going to play a significant role for me to allow me to do the things that I'm best at," Ebron said.

Fantasy Tip: Ebron finished with a career-high 711 receiving yards last year despite missing three games, and if Fells can handle a lot of the blocking duties, it could free up Ebron to do more damage in the passing game. Grab him as a low-end TE1.

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


Lions | Khyri Thornton losing lots of money

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:23:51 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions DT Khyri Thornton stands to lose $75,000 of his $200,000 per-game bonuses due to his six-game suspension.

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


Lions | Khyri Thornton suspended

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:18:59 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Khyri Thornton has been suspended six games for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

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Lions | Matthew Stafford long-term deal coming?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:28:54 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has one year left on the extension he signed in 2013, and Lions general manager Bob Quinn told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio over the weekend he's "confident" a deal will get done.

Fantasy Tip: The Lions are expected to make Stafford the highest paid player in the NFL at an average annual salary of more than $25 million per season, although the prevailing wisdom seems to be he will wait until potential contracts with Kirk Cousins and Derek Carr get done before finalizing his contract. Stafford has settled into a midrange QB1 under offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

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


Lions | Marvin Jones improving this offseason

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:22:46 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones focused on strengthening his lower body to improve his explosiveness this offseason. He worked out with former NFL WR Randy Moss to help him in that endeavor and to improve his yards after the catch. Head coach Jim Caldwell praised Jones for the offseason he has put together so far. "This guy is right there on the verge of maintaining that kind of explosive start that he had last year," Caldwell said. "He's really, really had a real good spring."

Fantasy Tip: Jones has been overlooked somewhat since that fast start last season. He remains the Lions' No. 2 wide receiver behind Golden Tate, but T.J. Jones and rookie Kenny Golladay are asking to take targets away. That being said, Jones is a solid low-end WR3 to high-end WR4 option after nearly gaining 1,000 yards and four scores in 2016.

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


Lions | Kenny Golladay signs

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:01:02 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay, a third-round pick, signed his rookie four-year deal Monday, June 19.

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Lions | No timetable for Taylor Decker

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:20:38 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Taylor Decker (shoulder) is recovering from his shoulder surgery, but general manager Bob Quinn said he does not want to put a timetable on Decker's return.

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Lions | Detroit working on Matthew Stafford deal

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 16:19:29 -0700

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn said the team is working on an extension for QB Matthew Stafford and hopes to have news on the situation later in the summer.

Fantasy Tip: Stafford is entering the final year of his contract, so there is a good chance that the two sides will reach an agreement this offseason. Stafford will have a solid group of pass catchers to work with this season and can be a No. 1 quarterback in most fantasy leagues.

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Lions | Jake Rudock heavy favorite for No. 2 QB job

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:53:32 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock is the heavy favorite to win the backup quarterback job entering training camp because he has more knowledge and experience in offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter's offensive scheme than QB Brad Kaaya.

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Lions | Tahir Whitehead misses workouts

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 13:47:18 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Tahir Whitehead (undisclosed) was did not participate in organized team activities or minicamp because he is recovering from an undisclosed injury.

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Lions | Detroit's left tackle job up for grabs

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:17:36 -0700

Detroit Lions OTs Greg Robinson and Cyrus Kouandjio will compete for the left tackle job during training camp, although neither player participated in the team's recent minicamp, according to head coach Jim Caldwell.

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


Lions | Joe Dahl likely to return to guard

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:09:28 -0700

Detroit Lions OL Joe Dahl appears likely to move back to guard, despite receiving first-team reps at left tackle during minicamp. Dahl is expected to compete with OGs Graham Glasgow and Laken Tomlinson opposite OG T.J. Lang in training camp.

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


Lions | Zach Zenner's versatility praised

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:33:29 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner is still progressing and improving, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. "He can run the ball," Caldwell said. "He can pass protect. He can catch the ball out of the backfield."

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: DetroitLions.com - Mike O'Hara


Lions | Detroit, Glover Quin discussing extension

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:33:09 -0700

Detroit Lions S Glover Quin told the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett he's been in negotiations with the team about a long-term contract extension he hopes will get done before the start of the regular season.

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Abbrederis Jared WR
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