Dave Birkett gives ‘fresh best guess’ as to who Detroit Lions will select with their top 3 picks

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We are just four days away from the 2022 NFL Draft and all of the beat writers, draft gurus, and bloggers are in the process of dropping their latest mock drafts. On Sunday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, who just so happens to be (in my opinion) the most-connected Detroit Lions beat writer, … Read more

Detroit Lions beat writer suggests possible kickers to target

The Detroit Lions raised more than a few eyebrows yesterday when their 53-man roster included neither kicker that had been with them during training camp and the pre-season. Both Zane Gonzalez and Randy Bullock, who struggled throughout camp, were released by the team, leaving them without an established player at the kicking position ahead of … Read more

Freep writer Dave Birkett has bold prediction for Detroit Lions 53-man roster

It’s darn near August, which means all of the beat writers, bloggers, podcasters, sports radio hosts, fans, and even some trolls, are dropping their initial 2020 Detroit Lions initial 53-man roster projections. Yes, I got in on the action and if you want to take a peek, just click on the link below. Projecting the … Read more

12 Detroit Lions not expected to return for 2020 season

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At Monday at noon, NFL teams “are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2019 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 18.” Embed from Getty Images Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press … Read more

Report: Bob Quinn, Matt Patricia evaluating Auburn DT Derrick Brown

As the Detroit Lions get set for next month’s NFL Draft, they’re covering all their bases to make sure they’re in the best position to bring in talent that will put the team into contention. According to NFL Network and confirmed by beat writer Dave Birkett, GM Bob Quinn, head coach Matt Patricia and scout … Read more

Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett joins the “Jamie and Stoney Show”, talks Stafford rumor

In case you missed it, the Motor City sports world was set ablaze earlier today with a report from Local 4 WDIV that the Detroit Lions have been fielding offers for quarterback Matthew Stafford. Embed from Getty Images Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett joined the “Jamie and Stoney Show” on 97.1 The Ticket this … Read more

Freep: Lions’ DC Paul Pasqualoni may have to fall on sword at season’s end

The Detroit Lions all but officially kissed goodbye any lingering hope of a playoff spot with yesterday’s 35-27 setback to the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field. Afterwards, Detroit Free Press beat writer Dave Birkett suggested that they may have to offer maligned defensive coordinator as a sacrificial lamb as a consequence for the poor showing … Read more

Detroit Lions waive former third-round pick

The Detroit Lions’ 2017 roster continues to take shape. Following this week’s trade of OT Laken Tomlinson to San Francisco, the team took one step closer to their final makeup with the waiving of a former third-round draft selection on Friday. Lions beat writer Dave Birkett reported that following their pre-season finale loss to the Buffalo Bills, … Read more

NFL Network’s Heath Evans think Lombardi, not Cooter is a better option for Lions, Stafford

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.   Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported on some interesting … Read more