Dez Bryant throws major shade at Tim Tebow

According to various reports, the Jacksonville Jaguars are expected to sign former Heisman Trophy winning QB Tim Tebow following rookie mini camp. Tebow is not being signed to play quarterback, like he did during his first stint in the league, but instead, he is going to try his hand at tight end. Plenty have come … Read more

Dez Bryant says he’s quitting after positive COVID test just minutes before kickoff

Dez Bryant won’t be getting the opportunity to exact some revenge against the team he starred with for so long. Less than an hour before kickoff prior to tonight’s matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and Dallas Cowboys, Bryant was pulled off the field to get tested for COVID-19, and his results came back positive. Needless … Read more

BREAKING: Dez Bryant is officially back in the NFL

He’s back! According to reports, former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is officially back in the NFL as a member of the New Orleans Saints. Saints reached agreement with former Cowboys’ WR Dez Bryant, per source. He will sign Thursday. Bryant is a Saint. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 7, 2018 According to Adam … Read more

LOOK: Detroit Lions’ RB LeGarrette Blount has recruiting message for Dez Bryant

On Friday, news broke that Dez Bryant was going to be released by the Dallas Cowboys and that is exactly what has happened. Following the news, Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount hopped on Twitter and sent a message to Bryant, asking him to sign with the Lions. “Come play in Detroit bro.” Blount said … Read more

BREAKING: Former All-Pro Dez Bryant expected to be released today

One of the stars of the Dallas Cowboys is expected to be given his walking papers today. According to reports, wide receiver Dez Bryant is in meeting with the Cowboys and is expected to be released on Friday. BREAKING: The Dallas Cowboys are expected to release WR Dez Bryant today. (via @AdamSchefter and @toddarcher) … Read more

LOOK: Golden Tate subtly trolls NFL after Cowboys touchdown is allowed

On Sunday, with just seconds remaining in the game, Golden Tate caught a pass from Matthew Stafford and dove into the end zone to give the Detroit Lions a 32-20 lead over the Atlanta Falcons. Until he didn’t. The play was reviewed and the touchdown was taken off the board. Then, to completely make things … Read more

On This Day: Calvin Johnson torches Cowboys for 329 yards, silences Dez Bryant

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Detroit Lions

On October 27, 2013, the Detroit Lions hosted the Dallas Cowboys at the friendly confines of Ford Field. Prior to the game, the outspoken Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant opened his mouth and let the crap spew out in regards to comparing himself to the great Calvin Johnson. “I believe I can do whatever he can … Read more

Lions CB Darius Slay a ‘long shot’ to play next week at Dallas

The Detroit Lions saw their five-game winning streak come to a halt on Sunday when the Giants downed then 17-6. A thrilling win from Green Bay made the NFC North picture a little more interesting with just two games to go. Lions cornerback Darius Slay was the latest key name to hit the shelf with an injury … Read more

Top 10 wide receivers in the NFL

  [tps_header] Calvin Johnson wasn’t the only Top 10 wide receiver who didn’t put up good numbers in Week 14. Along with Johnson’s one catch performance, Dez Bryant was held without a catch and DeAndre Hopkins was held to only three receptions in Week 14. While Johnson, Bryant and Hopkins disappointed, Odell Beckham Jr. (7 receptions, … Read more

Move on from Megatron?

This won’t be the most popular subject, but here goes nothing… it’s time to trade Calvin Johnson. Before you start with the name calling and the bashing of my intellect, just hear me out and keep an open mind for a second. Try to think unemotionally and recognize what is best for the future of … Read more

FanDuel Top 5 “Value Plays” for Week 5

FanDuel and daily fantasy football are at their absolute peaks right now. With that being the case, it may seem borderline impossible to find players who enough rosters aren’t using to get a leg up on the competition. But, despite popular belief, there are always certain players that will be overlooked. Week 5 is no … Read more

Is Calvin Johnson still a mega fantasy football player?

It’s never too early to begin preparation for the upcoming fantasy football season. Calvin Johnson, who Detroit Lions fans refer to as Megatron, has consistently been an overall top 10 projected fantasy pick for the past three seasons. However, Johnson is not receiving his usual hype and many believe there are several valuable options at wide … Read more

Calvin Johnson Rule – Fair or Foul?

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Here is our third installment of our 5-part series on controversial rules in professional sports that strike up conversation on whether or not they should be changed or be ridden of. Today we look at the NFL, and one that Detroit Lions fans in particular should be very much familiar with – the “Calvin Johnson” rule.

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