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Logan Lamorandier

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Born and raised just outside of Kalamazoo as a die-hard Detroit sports fan. Attended Western Michigan University and moved to Scottsdale, Arizona not too long after graduation. Currently a medical sales rep and unapologetic Lions addict.

How much is Matthew Stafford worth?

NFL: Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints
There has been quite the controversy lately as to how much Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford should be paid. With only one year left on his contract, Stafford is set up to be extended this offseason. Many media and NFL analysts have him projected...

2017 Detroit Lions draft grades

It is Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn's second year at the reigns and it marks the first time he has had a full offseason to prepare for the NFL draft. In saying this, expectations are extremely high for a newbie GM who has been...

DSN’s Complete 7-Round 2017 NFL Mock Draft

It's zero hour for all final mocks! With the 2017 NFL Draft rapidly approaching, it's time for my first and last mock of the season. There is no doubt that trades will inevitably derail this list, but there still should be a few player-to-team matches...

2017 Detroit Lions preseason schedule released

NFL: Preseason-Detroit Lions at Baltimore Ravens
The NFL released the preseason schedule for the Detroit Lions on Monday afternoon. To start the year off, head coach Jim Caldwell will face his former team, the Indianapolis Colts. Week 1 of the regular season ended well for the Lions last year against the Colts,...

5 prospects the Detroit Lions have been eyeing

NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan
Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn and his staff have been everywhere on the pre-draft circuit. With a long list of prospects that the Lions have been connected to, there are a few that have popped up multiple times on the visit tracker. These players don't...

Detroit Lions agree to terms with LB Paul Worrilow

Detroit Lions GM Bob Quinn had a busy day. After landing arguably the best right tackle on the free-agent market, he was also able to add an intriguing linebacker, Paul Worrilow. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/839621915585183745 It looks as if his contract will be a one-year prove-it type deal with the Lions. According...

Lions re-sign versatile DE/LB Brandon Copeland

Despite a rather lackluster first day of the NFL's legal tampering period, the Detroit Lions did make one under-the-radar move that will help out in multiple areas. Defensive end and part-time linebacker Brandon Copeland, signed his exclusive rights tender with the team. https://twitter.com/mikerothstein/status/839265530645106688 It was very unlikely...

Is ex-Lion Kyle Van Noy fool’s gold or the real deal?

Who are you and what have you done with LB Kyle Van Noy? It was not long ago that the Detroit Lions and former GM Martin Mayhew traded up to the 40th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft to select BYU's Kyle Van Noy. After almost...

2016 Detroit Lions final position grades

And so it begins, the long offseason. The Detroit Lions did not leave a good taste in the mouth of many fans after losing four consecutive games--including a poor performance in the playoffs. In saying this, you could reason that the Lions overachieved with...

Detroit Lions defense could greatly improve — and soon

Before the start of the 2016 season, there were rumblings amongst fans that the Detroit Lions defense could potentially be one of the league's better units. The return of a healthy LB DeAndre Levy, a burgeoning DE Ziggy Ansah, and a highly regarded rookie...

Detroit Lions 2016 mid-season position grades

Just like that, the NFL regular season is already half-way over. After a 1-3 start, the Detroit Lions were able to turn it around in the second quarter of the season by putting together a three-game win streak. Last week's loss delivered from the Houston Texans is...

5 big-name players the Detroit Lions should target before the trade deadline

With the NFL trade deadline looming (Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. ET), it's make-or-break time for the Detroit Lions. The 4-4 Lions are smack-dab in the middle of the Wildcard race and are still technically in contention for the NFC North. In order...

Lions FS Glover Quin putting his millions to work

It is an unfortunate reality that a large percentage of professional athletes go broke shortly after their career comes to an end. Due to a plethora of reasons, these players just can't manage their money for the future and/or support their lavish lifestyles. This...

Check the report: Ebron, Riddick, Washington and Ngata back at it

Luckily for the Detroit Lions, quarterback Matthew Stafford has been able to carry a team riddled with notable injuries the last few weeks. It would appear that the Lions are about to get a shot in the arm as a few key players dressed for...

Detroit Lions 2016 first-quarter position grades

It is hard to believe, but the NFL regular season is already a quarter of the way done. After four games, you have a decent sample size of who your team truly is and can gauge the trajectory of success. The Detroit Lions are...

Lions new-look backfield sputters, shows room for growth

After the Detroit Lions starting RB Ameer Abdullah went down with a foot injury last week, the Lions were left to rely on two rather unproven runners. Theo Riddick is well-recognized for his pass catching ability,  but his career 3.0 per rush average  is less than...

Lions TE Eric Ebron living up to his first-round grade

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. The Detroit Lions selected...

Detroit Lions offense performs admirably sans Calvin Johnson

Yes, the sample size is small, but there have been some distinct tendencies on how the Detroit Lions plan to replace the production relinquished by the great Calvin Johnson. Quarterback Matthew Stafford and the rest of the Lions sit atop the NFL scoring ranks with 39...

Detroit Lions finalize 53-man roster

General manager Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions have determined their final roster today. With the deadline coming and going, below are the following players who didn't make the cut: Per Detroitlions.com: PLAYERS WAIVED: WR Jace Billingsley, CB Alex Carter, WR Quinshad Davis, LB Jayson DiManche, TE Adam...

Lions WR T.J. Jones an unexpected cut, Jace Billingsley too

After the Detroit Lions Thursday night preseason game against the Buffalo Bills, T.J. Jones sat with the rest of the starters on the sideline. It appeared that Jones had the night off to rest him for the regular season, but that wasn't the case. GM...

Detroit Lions final 53-man roster prediction

The Detroit Lions completed the preseason in dominant fashion against the Buffalo Bills. With most starters having the night off, it was a great opportunity for the back-ups to show their stuff. Some made a bigger impression than others. Here is our best guess on how...

Detroit Lions: Observations from Preseason Week 4

It's the final week of preseason and the last opportunity for bubble players to make their mark. With the 53-roster set to be finalized Saturday afternoon, the Detroit Lions brass probably already has a good idea of who they plan on keeping and releasing....

Detroit Lions: Observations from Preseason Week 3

The third preseason game is supposed to be the dress rehearsal for the regular season, but the Detroit Lions looked as if they were unaware. After eight first-half penalties, the Lions entered the second half down 20-6. Their three personal fouls were reminiscent of...

Lions RB Dwayne Washington eerily similar to Cardinals RB David Johnson

The hype train is full speed ahead for seventh-round rookie Dwayne Washington. After playing well enough to displace former 1,000-yard rusher Stevan Ridley, it's time to look a little bit deeper into just what the Detroit Lions have at running back. When comparing running styles and athletic ability,...

Detroit Lions coaches ‘impressed’ with RB Dwayne Washington

There might not be another player on the Detroit Lions roster who has helped his stock more than rookie Dwayne Washington. Not only did he leapfrog fellow running backs Stevan Ridley, who was cut from the team Thursday morning, and George Winn in the preseason...

Detroit Lions 53-man roster projections

The Detroit Lions go into the 2016 season with more depth than they have had in a long time. New GM Bob Quinn made a point to have competition at every single position to limit complacency. It is not always a good problem when you...

Detroit Lions: Observations from Preseason Week 2

Overall, the Detroit Lions were outplayed by the Cincinnati Bengals in just about every phase of the game. It is important to remember, this is just Week 2 of the preseason after all. Here are some pertinent observations from last night's matchup. Return duties: T.J. Jones received...

5 surprising Detroit Lions on the roster bubble

At the start of training camp, there were quite a few Detroit Lions who seemingly had their roster spot locked up. Due to injuries, some free-agent additions, or just flat-out underperformance, they now find themselves in a position they would rather not be in. Here are...

Detroit Lions Riley Reiff playing ‘excellent’ at right tackle

The Detroit Lions head into the 2016 season with a new left tackle for the first time in three years. Although not set in stone, it would appear that first round selection Taylor Decker has the blind side on lockdown-- at least in terms of the depth...

INJURY NEWS: LB Jon Bostic carted off practice field

It appears that Detroit Lions reserve linebacker Jon Bostic sustained a potentially serious injury in Latrobe, PA on Wednesday. The Lions are participating in joint practices with the Pittsburg Steelers leading up to their Friday night preseason opener, and so far, injuries have been an...

Lions rookie LS Jimmy Landes battling ‘best snapper in the league’

The Detroit Lions were the only team to draft a long snapper in this year's NFL draft, just the fifth time that has happened in nearly half a century. It would be fair to assume that the Lions either had a dire need at the...

Darius Slay’s contract and the overall cap situation for the Detroit Lions

The details have emerged regarding cornerback Darius Slay's new contract, and the Detroit Lions have to be excited about their financial future. After a four-year, $50.2 million extension, Slay's 2016 cap hit increased from a little over $1.6 million to a reported $4.6 million. The...

Editorial: Ending the great Matthew Stafford debate

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the author and the author alone. Alright Detroit Lion lovers,...

Detroit Lions first string projections

When scanning over the Detroit Lions 2016 roster, you will find plenty of new faces. You will also notice the absence of a few mainstays as well, most notably Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, and Jason Jones. Despite the losses, Detroit returns a healthy majority of their starters...

Laken Tomlinson throws punch at Lions training camp

A trend has been forming at Detroit Lions training camp--the defensive line dominates the O-line. It was no different at Monday's practice and subsequently, tempers started to flare. Despite the offensive line struggles, last year's first-round pick Laken Tomlinson beat defensive tackle Stefan Charles on multiple...

Jim Caldwell: ‘We’re going to be better’

At the midpoint of the 2015 Detroit Lions season, it seemed to be a forgone conclusion that head coach Jim Caldwell would not survive the remainder of the year. After a 6-2 turnaround and the offseason endorsement from new GM Bob Quinn, the third year Lions...

Detroit Lions to work out free-agent QB Jimmy Clausen

According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Detroit Lions are scheduled to work out free-agent quarterback Jimmy Clausen on Monday. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/757334044673703936 Training camp begins this Friday and the Lions do not appear to be totally satisfied with their QB situation. The 28-year old Clausen was a 2010 second-round pick out...

2016 Detroit Lions starting lineup predictions

The Detroit Lions will begin training camp on July 29th and it time for some pre-camp predictions. When scanning over the Lions roster, you will find plenty of new faces. You will also notice the absence of a few mainstays as well, most notably Calvin Johnson,...

11 Detroit Lions who were Pokemon in their previous lives

It's that time of year where any football discussion is better than nothing--even when it involves comparing NFL players to fictional creatures. If you haven't witnessed first-hand the resurgence of Pokemon, it's time to come out of that shell of yours, Squirtle. Here are...

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah was almost an Arizona Cardinal

With the new Amazon Prime series "All or Nothing" set to debut tomorrow, some sneak peeks have been revealed for viewers on what the show has in store. The eight-episode documentary focuses on the 2015 Arizona Cardinals entire season, including the NFL draft. During one released scene,...

Lions Brandon Copeland looking to contribute at DE

With the return of burgeoning superstar Ziggy Ansah and the ever-so-promising Devin Taylor, the Detroit Lions look to be in good shape on the front end of the DE depth chart. Behind the two incumbents is a different story. Detroit added free agent pass specialist Wallace...

Andrew Luck’s new contract a harbinger of things to come for Stafford

On Wednesday, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck signed a lucrative 5-year extension. In the last year of his rookie contract, his new deal is scheduled to pay out an NFL record $140-million over the next six years with $87-million guaranteed. The longtime media darling is now locked...

EDITORIAL: ‘Big Play Slay’ has earned his pay day

The time has come for the Detroit Lions to pay cornerback Darius Slay what he deserves. Therein lies the rub. Just how much money do the services of the fourth-year cornerback warrant? Extension talks have begun with one year left on his rookie contract,...

Keeping coach Caldwell is Lions GM Quinn’s ‘best decision’

First-year general manager Bob Quinn has made numerous off-season moves in his short tenure as the personnel decision maker for the Detroit Lions. In free agency, he brought in familiar NFL names such as wide receiver Marvin Jones and running back Stevan Ridley. Through the...

Lions SS Isaiah Johnson continues interim first-team duties

Before the commencement of offseason practices, not many Detroit Lion followers pegged SS Isaiah Johnson as a candidate to make the final roster, yet alone start. With offseason acquisitions Rafael Bush, Tavon Wilson, S/CB Johnson Bademosi and fourth-round selection Miles Killebrew, it was logical to assume that there...

Lions CB Darius Slay would like ‘top seven’ money

The Detroit Lions and fourth-year cornerback Darius Slay have been in contract negotiations for a couple of months now. No extension has been finalized, but that could change soon. Going into the last year of his rookie contract, the 25-year old is under the impression he...

Lions UDFA TE Cole Wick has legitimate shot to make final 53-man roster

There has been one unfamiliar face making a name for himself at Detroit Lions OTAs. A 6-foot-6, 254-pound tight end from University of the Incarnate Word, has firmly entrenched himself as a darkhorse favorite. Cole Wick went undrafted this year after coming out of a small D-II...

Lions LB Kyle Van Noy’s off-season regimen paying dividends

The Detroit Lions have an open competition at their strong-side linebacker spot and it would appear it is Kyle Van Noy's to lose. The 2014 second-round draft pick has disappointed so far, but entering year three, he understands what's at stake. New GM Bob...

Lions TE Eric Ebron respects OC Jim Bob Cooter’s candor

In today's "everybody is a winner" upbringing, Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron has a strong message for his fellow generation. According to Ebron, the demeanor of offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter is just what "babied" millennials need -- a tough-love, no-nonsense approach. Even though Ebron is...

Day 8 highlights from Detroit Lions OTAs

On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions concluded their penultimate practice out of the nine scheduled OTAs. It was also announced that head coach Jim Caldwell decided to give the players a rest and not use all of their NFL allotted ten OTA practices. The players will now...

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