Michigan kicker Kenny Allen will return for fifth year

University of Michigan senior kicker Kenny Allen has decided to come back to Ann Arbor for his fifth season next year. He took to Instagram yesterday to make his decision official. https://www.instagram.com/p/BAN0G0pyMGb/?taken-by=kennyallen91 Originally a walk-on in his freshman year, coach Jim Harbaugh gave Allen a scholarship last season. It is unknown if he will receive a scholarship in … Read more

Lions Calvin Johnson replaced on Pro Bowl roster

According to reports, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson will not play in the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl and has been replaced on the roster by Allen Robinson of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jacksonville Jaguars announced that WR Allen Robinson (OLSM) will take Calvin Johnson's place in the Pro Bowl — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) January … Read more

Second All-Star returns: Drummond hanging onto starting spot, Jackson cracks top-10

The second returns of the NBA All-Star voting campaign were released Thursday afternoon and as we’ve grown accustomed, the results are all over the place. On the Pistons front, center Andre Drummond is still in line to earn the first All-Star nod of his career, currently holding onto the third frontcourt starting position with 261,158 votes, less than 6,000 … Read more

Red Wings should pay steep price to acquire Stamkos and Drouin from Tampa Bay

Remember about a month ago when I wrote about the idea of the Red Wings acquiring super-star Steven Stamkos from the Tampa Bay Lightning? I theorized that it would make sense for Detroit to offer up Tomas Tatar, Jakub Kindl, Andreas Athanasiou, and a first round draft pick to Tampa for Stamkos. It wasn’t the most popular or widely-received idea I’ve ever … Read more

One more year.

It’s hard being a Detroit Lion. A player. A coach. A fan. Hell, even a ball boy. It’s just plain hard. As a teenager growing up in Detroit, I decided, despite my deep love for all four of the city’s pro teams, that the Detroit Lions were my favorite of the bunch. It wasn’t because … Read more

Ziggy Ansah named to Yahoo Sports’ All-Pro team

After being left off Pro Football Focus’s All-Pro team, Detroit Lions DE Ziggy Ansah was named an All-Pro by Yahoo Sports’ NFL blog. Ziggy Ansah makes this All Pro team: https://t.co/iAei10Vgl1 — Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) January 7, 2016 Many Lions fans were up in arms after seeing both Darius Slay and Ansah left off Pro … Read more

Herman Moore on Calvin Johnson: ‘You can’t buy health’

When news broke yesterday that Calvin Johnson may, in fact, be pondering the thought of retirement, shockwaves were felt across the sports world. Former and current athletes were coming out of the woodworks to give their thoughts on Johnson leaving the game. In an exclusive interview with 97.1 The Ticket’s Terry Foster, former Detroit Lions … Read more

Lions Devin Taylor voted team’s most improved player

At the end of every season, Detroit Lions players vote on team awards. Yesterday, it was announced that DE Devin Taylor won the “Chuck Hughes Most Improved Player Award.” The award is named after Hughes, who is the only NFL player to ever die during a game, after he suffered a heart attack while playing … Read more

If Calvin Johnson departs, what happens to the Lions?

Reports have been swirling that Calvin Johnson is considering retirement after 97.1 the Ticket’s Terry Foster speculated on the possibility earlier this week. Regarding the topic, Johnson said he would have a decision “in the not-too-distant future.” Suddenly, Johnson keeping the balls from his last two touchdowns takes a whole new spin. The Calvin situation is … Read more

Lions set to interview Sheldon White for GM position

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, on Friday, the Detroit Lions will interview Sheldon White for the position of permanent general manager. #Lions interim GM Sheldon White, the top in-house candidate, will interview for the permanent job tomorrow, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 7, 2016 White, of course, was named interim GM when … Read more

Darius Slay and Calvin Johnson named All-Pro honorable mention by Pro Football Focus

In only his third season, Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay is already being mentioned among the best corners in the game. Pro Football Focus, a website that focuses on advanced metrics to rate players, released its annual All-Pro list this week. Both Slay and fellow teammate Calvin Johnson were named honorable mention at their respective … Read more

5 players who the Lions must consider to replace Calvin Johnson

[tps_header] In January, reports surfaced that Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson was considering hanging up the cleats before the 2016 season starts. On Tuesday, Johnson released a statement announcing that he was indeed retiring from the NFL. Now that Johnson is officially gone, Bob Quinn will have the task of trying to replace Calvin … Read more