6 Most important Detroit Lions players for 2016

The Detroit Lions, like most NFL teams in August, have plenty of questions heading into the 2016 season. While Detroit needs improvement across the board, the performance of these players will be especially important if Detroit hopes to make the postseason.

2016-17 NFC North Preview

The NFC North was filled with all types of surprises last season. The Green Bay Packers narrowly survived a second-half meltdown. The Detroit Lions cleaned house in the front office and open 2016 with a new regime. The rise of the Minnesota Vikings and young third-year quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was one of the more surprising … Read more

Meet some of the Detroit Lions’ newest players

Every season it seems as though all 32 NFL teams have at least a few fresh faces on their roster. For the Detroit Lions, the upcoming 2016 campaign provides plenty of new faces on their respective roster. Ranging from both the offensive and defensive side of the football, the new additions the Lions have can … Read more

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 from a year ago. GM Bob Quinn has done and continues … Read more

Caldwell on RB Stevan Ridley: ‘He’s one of those guys who can do a little bit of everything’

With a young running back stable that already consisted of Ameer Abdullah, Zach Zenner, Theo Riddick, and George Winn, the Lions jumped at the opportunity this offseason to sign an experienced veteran in Stevan Ridley. Prior to the insertion of Ridley, the four backs already on the roster only had seven years of combined NFL experience. Ridley himself has been in … Read more

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, Joique Bell, and Jason Jones. Despite the losses, Detroit returns a … Read more

5 storylines heading into Lions training camp

The Detroit Lions will enter training camp next Wednesday as they begin to prepare for the 2016 season. Last season the Lions finished 7-9 after a deflating 0-5 start to the season. In the off-season, Detroit lost one of the best players in franchise history as Calvin Johnson decided to hang them up and retire. … Read more

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, the Cardinals sit at pick No. 55 in last year’s … Read more

Ameer Abdullah seizes opportunity to learn from the sideline

If you’ve been following the Lions offseason activities, then you have surely noticed the absence of second-year running back, Ameer Abdullah. Abdullah, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, will likely be responsible for shouldering the load of the Lions running game this year. Given that responsibility, it would certainly seem to behoove Abdullah to be … Read more

Zach Zenner: ‘I’m absolutely back, 100 percent’

Since suffering a serious chest injury during Week 6 against the Chicago Bears last season, Zach Zenner has been on the road to recovery to get himself into good enough shape so he could once again step foot on the football field. Zenner suffered a partially collapsed lung and fractured four ribs in five different … Read more

Detroit Lions RB Abdullah and TE Pettigrew Injury Updates

The Detroit Lions have their fair share of players returning from injuries and offseason surgeries. The two most prominent names include second-year running back Ameer Abdullah and former first-round tight end Brandon Pettigrew. With the news recently emerging regarding Abdullah’s shoulder operation in January, there was some reason for concern. Abdullah tore his labrum late in … Read more

Matthew Stafford is now the oldest projected offensive starter on Lions

It’s crazy how time goes by. When Matthew Stafford took the field for the Detroit Lions for the first time he was just a young man. Now, he is one of the veteran leaders on the Lions offense. The average age of the Lions 11 projected starters on offense is 24.9 years old. Stafford is … Read more

Lions seventh round pick Dwayne Washington learning play book while in Washington

Talk about an uphill battle. Lions running back Dwayne Washington, taken in the seventh round of this year’s draft, is still in Washington finishing up his online classes. He won’t make his way back over to Michigan until after the University of Washington‘s commencement ceremony on June 11. He hasn’t let that stop him from learning the … Read more

Throwback Thursday: Ameer Abdullah’s first NFL carry leads to pay dirt [Video]

Detroit Lions second year tailback, Ameer Abdullah has been really vocal about the running game this off-season. He’s said he is taking it as a ‘personal challenge’ in regards to the Lions’ improving things in 2016. With the emergence of fellow tailback Theo Riddick last season and the newly acquired Stevan Ridley, I’m sure Abdullah … Read more