Charles Tillman compares battling Megatron to Ali-Frazier

Chicago cornerback Charles Tillman and Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson gave each other Thanksgiving gifts when the teams played last month in the form of exchanged jerseys. In the past, they’ve had some great battles in the NFC North. But only one of them played in the November matchup as Tillman has been on injured reserve since … Read more

Detroit Lions reportedly plan to re-sign TE Kellen Davis, which probably isn’t good news for Joseph Fauria

The Detroit Lions plan to re-sign tight end Kellen Davis, according to ProFootballTalk. And that’s probably not good news for Joseph Fauria. Detroit’s second-year tight end re-injured his left ankle in Sunday’s 34-17 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And though he was able to play through the pain, including catching a 10-yard touchdown pass, … Read more

Lions Handle Bucs, Prepare for Vikes, Bears, and Pack

In a season full of inconsistency and anomalies, the Lions showed some elements of continuity in yesterday’s 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. More than continuity, perhaps; the Lions actually exhibited symmetry. Yes, the Lions beat Tampa Bay in virtually the same way they manhandled the Bears on Thanksgiving. In both games, the Lions … Read more

Theo Riddick Did Not Play Sunday…Here is Why

He had established a role throughout most of the season, showing his ability to run routes and make decisive cuts. Theo Riddick made his worth in big plays, too, including two huge ones in Week 8 against Atlanta. Yet on Sunday, Riddick legitimately disappeared from the Detroit Lions’ lineup. He played no offensive snaps. A former … Read more

Lions QB Matthew Stafford peaking at the right time

Nothing against the Detroit Lions defense, which has been nothing short of outstanding this season, but if the team wants to finish strong and possibly make some noise in the postseason, it will need superb play from the quarterback position. So far, so good. Two games into a stretch run where the Lions need to … Read more

Reggie Bush Likely To Play Sunday

It looks like the Detroit Lions will have running back Reggie Bush back in the lineup when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Reggie Bush has missed five full games this season and been limited in two others. Bush has practiced fully for Detroit on Wednesday and Thursday — the first time he has done that … Read more

Aside from Nick Fairley, every Detroit Lions player fully practiced on Thursday.

Going into their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Detroit Lions appear to be an extremely healthy team. I say that because nearly every player on their active roster practiced without any limitations on Thursday. Take a look: RB Reggie Bush (ankle/back) – Fully practiced WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) – Fully practiced OT Riley … Read more

Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole: End Could Be Near for Calvin Johnson, Lions May Draft WR in 2015

In a recent video, Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole suggested the Detroit Lions may be positioning themselves to move on from wide receiver Calvin Johnson after the 2015 season. According to Cole’s inside sources, there has been much concern within the organization surrounding Johnson’s myriad leg injuries. His recent litany of health issues, alongside his age … Read more

Gerald McCoy Wants Suh To “Break The Bank”

This is not what Detroit Lions team president and general manager Martin Mayhew likely wanted to hear. While Ndamukong Suh remained steadfast in his insistence about not talking about his upcoming expiring contract Wednesday — fellow defensive tackle Gerald McCoy had no problem sharing his opinion of what should happen with Suh. And his opinion matters because … Read more

Trio of Detroit Lions starters trending toward returning to action against Tampa Bay

Detroit Lions practice report was filled with good news Wednesday as guard Larry Warford, offensive tackle Riley Reiff and running back Reggie Bush were all listed as full participants from the afternoon session. Typically, players returning from injuries are limited when they start practicing again, so there’s reason to believe all three starters will return … Read more

Detroit Lions’ Larry Warford, Nick Fairley on different recovery tracks

Larry Warford and Nick Fairley continue to recover from knee injuries, but Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell expects one player back sooner than the other. “It’s obvious to say they’re getting better,” Caldwell said Monday. “How rapidly remains to be seen. They’re on two different levels.” Warford made strides in his rehab last week. His … Read more

Jim Caldwell Says Lions Not Pursuing Ray Rice

The Detroit Lions have one of the worst running games in the NFL right now, but one player they won’t be looking at right away is newly-reinstated running back Ray Rice. “We haven’t considered that at this point,” Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. The Lions have the No. 30 rushing offense in the NFL (81.67 yards … Read more