Draft party features introduction of Lions’ No. 1 draft pick DETROIT —The Detroit Lions are hosting Lions Draft Fan Fest at Ford Field, Friday, April 26 from 5-8 p.m. The free event will be highlighted by the introduction of the Lions’ 2013 first-round draft pick and is open to the general public (no ticket required). In addition … Read more

2013 Draft Prep: Mayhew Talks

NFL Draft 2013 begins on Thursday, April 25 and ends on Saturday, April 27 Below are comments from Lions Executive Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Martin Mayhew Opening statement: “We have finished up the vast majority of our draft preparation and draft meetings with the coaching staff. Very good process. I think that’s one of the benefits … Read more

Kickalicious™ signs with the Lions

The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed K Havard Rugland. Additional contract terms were not disclosed. And somewhere there is a fan weeping in a Hanson jersey. A native of Aalgaard, Norway, Rugland played amateur soccer in Norway before taking an interest in American professional football in 2011. Rugland has been training with … Read more

Lions Kicker Jason Hanson Retires After 21 Years

PRESS CONFERENCE SET FOR TUESDAY, APRIL 9 Allen Park, Mich.— Jason Hanson, the greatest placekicker in Detroit Lions history and one of the best to ever play in the National Football League, today announced that he is retiring after 21 record-setting seasons with the Lions. “It’s time,” Hanson said. “I gave serious thought and consideration to … Read more


Allen Park, Mich. —The Detroit Lions announced today that they have re-signed LS Don Muhlbach to a one-year contract. Additional terms of his contract were not disclosed. Muhlbach was named to the NFC Pro Bowl team last season and became the first-ever Lions specialist who did not kick, punt or return to play special teams in the … Read more


Allen Park, Mich. — Detroit Lions T Jeff Backus, who holds the Lions all-time franchise record with 187 consecutive starts, announced today his retirement from the National Football League after 12 seasons. Backus has served as the Lions’ starting left tackle since he was drafted in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft out of the … Read more

Cliff Avril heads to Seattle

  Former Lions defensive end Cliff Avril is moving to Seattle. Avril confirmed to the Seattle times on Wednesday that he and the Seattle Seahawks have come to terms (2 years, 15 million). This move sends Avril west to one of the NFL’s top defenses. Avril turned down a three-year, $30 million offer from the … Read more

Lions sign former Texans safety Glover Quin

What a day for Detroit in the free agent market! Jones, Bush and now Quin!   Detroit's haul continues: Former Texans S Glover Quin reached agreement with the Lions. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013 Turns out Schefter retracted this post after making it – similar to the Bush signing earlier in the day … Read more

Detroit Lions Free Agent Signing – Live Blog

We will be updating this article throughout the Free Agency rush. Stay with us here, on Twitter and on Facebook. Scroll down to view the live blog and to comment! Unrestricted Free Agents PLAYER AGE EXP SCHOOL STATUS Avril, Cliff, DE 26 6 Purdue Cherilus, Gosder, T 28 6 Boston College Signed five-year deal with … Read more

Lions sign Levy, Clingan, Hilliard to Multi-Year Deals

DeAndre Levy and the Detroit Lions have agreed on a new, multi-year deal today.  Levy started 13 games for the Lions last year and is expecting the full-time starting position at outside linebacker next year. Lions drafted Levy in 2009 out of Wisconsin with the 76th overall pick in the 3rd round.  Last year, he played … Read more