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Lions | Taylor Decker works exclusively on left

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:51:30 -0700

Detroit Lions OT Taylor Decker worked exclusively at left tackle in spring practices, pushing OT Riley Reiff to the right side. The team will get a better sense of what Decker can do when the team is in pads and he is working against DE Ziggy Ansah at full speed in training camp.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez


Lions | Is Jake Rudock future in Detroit?

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:50:40 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock was drafted in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, and he might be the future backup to QB Matthew Stafford with veteran QB Dan Orlovsky only signed through 2016. If Rudock sees second-team reps in training camp and the preseason, it might signal the team would prefer to keep Rudock and cut Orlovsky.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez


Lions | Last year for Dan Orlovsky?

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:49:55 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky remains the backup seeing second-team reps in the spring, but he is only signed through 2016 and does not have a future in Detroit. The team drafted QB Jake Rudock in the sixth round and he looked competent in minicamp.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez


Lions | Cole Wick could start over Eric Ebron?

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:41:25 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Cole Wick looked "spectacular" in offseason practices and could be in line to push TE Eric Ebron for a starting job if he can carry over that momentum into training camp, according to Detroit Free Press reporter Carlos Monarrez.

Fantasy Tip: A 6-6, 255-pound undrafted tight end from Incarnate Word, Wick reportedly wowed his teammates on a regular basis without pads this spring. Monarrez cautions that he is not predicting Ebron will lose his job, only that he could. A more likely scenario would be Wick showing enough as a blocker to make Brandon Pettigrew expendable. At any rate, Wick is highly unlikely to be a meaningful contributor this season and should only be the radar of dynasty league owners at the moment.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez


Lions | Graham Glasgow not expected to start

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:57:19 -0700

Detroit Lions C Graham Glasgow is not expected to compete for the starting center job during training camp. The Lions would like to have Glasgow as a backup for his rookie season so he can learn the position.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Carlos Monarrez


Lions | Marvin Jones to be under microscope

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:48:58 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones will be under the microscope during training camp and the preseason as the team sees how fluid he looks in a system that could reward his skill set.

Fantasy Tip: Jones certainly will not be able to replace the retired Calvin Johnson, but he will try to pair with Golden Tate and Eric Ebron to give the team a handful of reliable targets. Jones is worth a look as a WR3/4 or flex fantasy option in the middle to late rounds on draft day, as he could enjoy great success in Motown.

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


Lions | Ameer Abdullah continues to recover

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:47:08 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder) is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery to repair his labrum, but the team expects him to be ready for training camp. He has ascended to the No. 1 spot on the team's depth chart and will be tasked with a significant amount of pass protection, which isn't ideal given his smallish frame.

Fantasy Tip: Abdullah is the No. 1 back, and with the threat of an Arian Foster signing in the rear-view mirror, the second-year back out of Nebraska is a low-end RB2 or solid RB3 for most fantasy rosters as long as he can get healthy and stay healthy.

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


Lions | Offensive line meshing in Motown

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 23:46:03 -0700

The Detroit Lions have three first-round picks in OT Taylor Decker, OT Riley Reiff and OG Laken Tomlinson along their offensive line, and third-round picks with C Travis Swanson and OG Larry Warford starting, and OL Graham Glasgow waiting in the wings with free-agent addition OL Geoff Schwartz also in the mix.

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Lions | Arian Foster to work out for Detroit

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 18:46:22 -0700

Free-agent RB Arian Foster (Texans) is scheduled to work out for the Detroit Lions later this week, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Foster is going to see his draft stock rise when he signs with a team, but temper expectations. He has potential as a late-round flier, but it remains to be seen how much he has left in the tank.

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


Lions | Three Detroit backs competing for spots

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:07:25 -0700

Detroit Lions RBs Zach Zenner, George Winn and Dwayne Washington will likely be competing with each other for two final roster spots.

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


Lions | Stevan Ridley the favorite for No. 3

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 12:01:30 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Stevan Ridley seems to be the frontrunner for the No. 3 running back position behind RBs Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick, according to Tim Twentyman of detroitlions.com. Ridley would provide a change of pace from Abdullah and Riddick, but he'll still have to prove himself after missing most of the offseason with an undisclosed injury.

Fantasy Tip: Ridley may vulture a touchdown here and there when the Lions are in goal-line situations, but he can mostly be avoided as long as Abdullah and Riddick are healthy.

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


Lions | Nevin Lawson might start

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:44:38 -0700

Detroit Lions CB Nevin Lawson could take over the second starting cornerback position if he shows up well in training camp. Lawson played his way into the starting lineup last season, which may help his cause. CB Darius Slay is the Lions' unquestioned top cornerback.

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Lions | Tighter snap count for Haloti Ngata?

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 21:16:14 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Haloti Ngata hasn't played a full 16-game schedule since 2011, and beat writer Dave Birkett believes the Lions need to monitor Ngata's snap count in 2016 in order to keep him healthy and productive.

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


Lions | Stephen Tulloch officially released

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:00:46 -0700

Detroit Lions LB Stephen Tulloch was released Tuesday, July 5, according to a source.

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Lions | Several candidates for backup RB role

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 04:43:43 -0700

The Detroit Lions will have several candidates in mind to complement RB Ameer Abdullah on the field. In contention for the second running back role are RB Stevan Ridley, RB Zach Zenner, and RB George Winn.

Fantasy Tip: Ridley's fantasy value goes up and down depending on the situation he is in. Zenner was explosive last year without getting hurt, and Winn is a local favorite much like Joique Bell (Wayne State) was for a couple seasons. Whoever gets this job could see some action, so monitor it closely.

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Abdullah Ameer RB
Ansah Ziggy DL
Ausberry David TE
Bademosi Johnson CB
Barnes Adairius CB
Bell Devon PK
Billingsley Jace WR
Bostic Jonathan LB
Brihdza Kyle PK
Burton Michael FB
Bush Rafael SS
Butler Crezdon CB
Bynes Josh LB
Caldwell Andre WR
Carey Don FS
Carter Alex CB
Charles Orson TE
Charles Stefan DL
Copeland Brandon DL
Copeland Damian WR
Cudjo Jermelle DL
Dahl Joe OG
Davis Quinshad WR
Decker Taylor OT
Diggs Quandre CB
Ebron Eric TE
Farris Chase OT
Franklin Jerry LB
Fuehne Adam TE
Fuller Corey WR
Gibson Deonte DE
Gilberry Wallace DL
Glasgow Graham C
Gomes DeJon SS
Gooden Zaviar LB
Green Stephfon RB
Greene Khaseem LB
Harrison Jerome RB
Heller Will TE
Hyder Kerry DL
Ikard Gabe C
Johnson Isaiah N. S
Johnson Vernon WR
Jones Marvin WR
Jones T.J. WR
Kerley Jeremy WR
Killebrew Miles SS
Landes Jimmy LS
Lawson Nevin CB
Lee Jay WR
Levy DeAndre LB
Lewis Keith CB
Logan Stefan RB
Long Joe OT
Lucas Cornelius OT
Madsen Joe OL
Marquardt Luke OT
Martin Desmond RB
Martin Dez RB
Martin Sam P
McCord Ben TE
Messina Carmen LB
Moore Lance WR
Muhlbach Don LS
Mulligan Matthew TE
Neloms Martavius CB
Ness Nate CB
Ngata Haloti DL
Ola Michael OT
Orlovsky Dan QB
Palmer Louis DL
Pascoe Bear TE
Pettigrew Brandon TE
Prater Matt PK
Quin Glover FS
Reid Caraun DL
Reiff Riley OT
Riddick Theo RB
Ridley Stevan RB
Roberts Andre WR
Robinson A'Shawn DL
Robinson Corey OT
Rudock Jake QB
Schwartz Geoff OG
Skinner Jocquel CB
Slay Darius CB
Smith Quanterus DL
Spadola Ryan WR
Stafford Matthew QB
Stanford R.J. CB
Swanson Travis C
Tate Golden WR
Taylor Devin DL
Thornton Khyri DL
Tomlinson Laken OG
Van Noy Kyle LB
Walker Tyrunn DL
Walls Darrin CB
Warford Larry OG
Washington Charles CB
Washington Dwayne RB
Wells Ian CB
Whitehead Tahir LB
Wick Cole TE
Williams Antwione LB
Williams Steven CB
Wilson Josh CB
Wilson Tavon CB
Wilson Torrian OL
Winn George RB
Wootton Corey DL
Wright Gabe DL
Wright Tim TE
Zenner Zach RB
Zettel Anthony DL

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