BREAKING: Former Detroit Lions’ DT Haloti Ngata announces retirement

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions

Former Detroit Lions‘ defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is retiring from the NFL. Embed from Getty Images On Monday morning, Ngata posted a message to Instagram announcing that he is, “retiring on top.” Ngata, who was originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, played 13 seasons in … Read more

Detroit Lions replace Haloti Ngata by signing former first-round pick

Improving the defensive line is an absolute must if the Detroit Lions want to truly contend for a Super Bowl in the not too distant future. Using the franchise tag on defensive end Ezekiel Ansah certainly helped the cause but with defensive tackle Haloti Ngata moving on to the Philadelphia Eagles, a hole opened up on the … Read more

Top 5 Detroit Lions unrestricted free agents

NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

Well, the 2017 NFL season is in the books (at least for the Detroit Lions) and there are sure to be some drastic changes prior to the start of the 2018 campaign. The biggest change, of course, is that the Lions will have a new head coach as they have decided to move on from … Read more

Lions’ Haloti Ngata: I want to come back to the Lions

Haloti Ngata hasn’t set his eyes on retirement just yet, though nobody would blame him if he was. After all, the 12-year NFL veteran is a Super Bowl champion, a five-time Pro-Bowler, and two-time All Pro. He’ll also certainly find himself in the NFL Hall of Fame one day. Embed from Getty Images But that’s … Read more

LIONS LEFTOVERS: Out of frying pan, into fire in loss to New Orleans Saints

Lions Leftovers is the weekly post-game commentary from Detroit Sports Nation contributor Rob Otto. The opinions are his own, and not necessarily those of Detroit Sports Nation. If you think things were bad for the Lions last week, things got exponentially worse on Sunday. I had a number of readers call me out for DARING … Read more

BREAKING: Detroit Lions place DT Haloti Ngata on IR, sign two free-agent defensive lineman

This is certainly not the news that Detroit Lions fans wanted to see today. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Lions have placed defensive lineman Haloti Ngata on Injured Reserve. Since Ngata is being placed on IR, he will automatically be out of action for the next eight weeks. The #Lions placed … Read more

MUST SEE: Detroit Lions Week 4 game ball presentation will bring tears to your eyes

On Friday, news broke that the father of Detroit Lions linebacker Steve Longa had been killed by an SUV while trying to cross the street. It was thought that Longa would likely miss Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings to return home to his family, but that was not the case and he suited up and … Read more

JUST IN: Lions lose another defensive lineman to injured reserve

The Lions already depleted defensive line took another hit on Sunday. Detroit announced today that defensive tackle Jordan Hill has been placed on Injured Reserve. The team says Hill injured his bicep in the 30-28 preseason loss on Friday night. Detroit Lions place backup DT Jordan Hill (bicep) on injured reserve via @freep — … Read more

5 Detroit Lions with the most to prove in 2017

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Detroit Lions at Seattle Seahawks

Originally published 2/19/17 Putting the 2016-17 season in the past for the Detroit Lions shouldn’t be a simple task. Finishing on a four-game losing streak, fumbling away their first division title since 1991, and a postseason blowout against the Seattle Seahawks sums up their disappointing end to the season. Free agency and draft scouting to … Read more

2016 Detroit Lions final position grades

And so it begins, the long offseason. The Detroit Lions did not leave a good taste in the mouth of many fans after losing four consecutive games–including a poor performance in the playoffs. In saying this, you could reason that the Lions overachieved with their nine-win season. They willed themselves into the postseason despite a … Read more

Jim Caldwell deserves credit for Lions’ success

When Bob Quinn was hired as the new general manager for the Detroit Lions, many thought that the Jim Caldwell era in Detroit was over. However, Quinn decided to keep Caldwell as head coach, and it was thought that Caldwell was simply a bridge coach for a year until Quinn could bring his guy in. The … Read more

Detroit Lions secondary shuts down Drew Brees in big victory

The 7-4 Detroit Lions took the field in the always-hard-to-win Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday afternoon against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Everyone expected a shootout, myself included. We have two of the great quarterbacks in the league dropping back, against two defenses that could be better. When you are going against a quarterback such … Read more