Top 10 NFL coaches on the hot seat in 2016

Changeover among coaches is just a way of life in the NFL. In fact, last season six head coaches were fired and one opted to step down (Tom Coughlin in New York). A number of coaches enter 2016 on the hot seat, including a couple of those that have spent a significant amount of years … Read more

Detroit Lions sign WR Damian Copeland

The Detroit Lions signed free-agent WR Damian Copeland and released OG Andrew Zeller. Copeland will most likely just be a camp body, but the 6-foot-1, 182-pound slot wideout has the tools that are coveted by NFL teams. The Lions are very thin at the receiver position right now due to injuries, likely the reason for … Read more

Jay Lee turned down offers from 4 teams before signing with Lions

Undrafted out of the University of Baylor, wide receiver Jay Lee is quickly becoming a favorite in the Motor City. Come to find out, Lee turned down offers from the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Giants before he would end up signing with the Lions. “I had a relationship with the coaches. … Read more

Bob Quinn “surprised” that A’Shawn Robinson was available in 2nd round

In an effort to bolster their defensive line unit, the Detroit Lions selected A’Shawn Robinson, a highly talented defensive tackle from the University of Alabama. Many draft analysts had Robinson going in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Lions picked him up in the 2nd round, pick 46 overall. Newly appointed General Manager … Read more

U-M players keeping their NFL dreams alive after signing UDFA deals

Despite not being taken in the 2016 NFL Draft, five U-M players have signed with NFL teams as undrafted free agents. Here’s a list of Wolverines that were signed and where they stand heading into mini-camp. Joe Kerridge, FB, Washington Redskins The fullback position has become a dying breed in today’s NFL, but former Wolverine … Read more

2016 DSN NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Combine Edition

As we get closer and closer to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, which will take place in Indianapolis on Feb. 26-29, the NFL Draft is starting to take shape and we at Detroit Sports Nation are going to give our best shot at predicting the first round selections. Without further ado here is the DSN … Read more

Ticket prices going up for 2016 Detroit Lions

Despite another middle-of-the-pack season for the Detroit Lions, ticket prices for the 2016 will again be going up. Newly appointed team president Rod Wood sent an email to season ticket holders today, announcing a “modest” uptick in prices, while also boasting that the team’s ticket prices “rank in the bottom third of all NFL teams”. The price for season … Read more

Lions hire Kyle O’Brien as director of player personnel

According to reports, the Detroit Lions have hired Kyle O’Brien as their Director of Player Personnel. Lions now have hired Kyle O'Brien as their Director of Player Personnel, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2016 O’Brien previously served as the director of college scouting for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Prior to his time in … Read more

NFL 2016 salary cap to increase, Lions in good shape

The Detroit Lions will not have salary cap troubles in 2016. Owners were informed by the NFL that the cap is expected to increase a sizeable amount this offseason. At this moment, the cap sits at $143.3 million and could ascend all the way to $153.4 million for next year. With the ten million dollar … Read more

Fantasy Football: Top 5 Add/Drops after Week 7

After seven weeks, don’t be surprised if some owners decide to just give up on their team. Teams sitting at 0-7 or 1-6 are without hope and an inactive owner may soon follow. For those of you who are still alive and well, that’s good news for you because it will start to become easier … Read more

Fantasy Football: Top 5 Add/Drops after Week 6

  [tps_header] Once we hit Week 5 of the NFL season, the waiver wire was getting fairly thin. There were a few players who were still available on the waiver wire as of last week who made impacts in Week 5, such as Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge and Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns, but … 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

Fantasy Football: Top 5 Add/Drops after Week 4

[tps_header] Week 5 of the Fantasy Football season may be the most important week of the year. If your team is sitting at 0-4 or 1-3, pretty much every game from here on out is a must win. There’s plenty of ways to improve your team. You could trade stars for depth, trade depth for … Read more

Fantasy Football: Top 5 Add/Drops after Week 3

[tps_header] DSN’s Top 5 players to add and drop for Fantasy Football returns for the third consecutive week. Last week, “Must-Adds” Dion Lewis and Travis Benjamin found the end zone for the third straight week and “Must Drops” Joique Bell and DeAngelo Williams were disappointments, as predicted. With Week 4 of the NFL season upon … Read more

Fantasy Football: Top 5 Add/Drops after Week 2

[tps_header] For anybody who took DSN’s Fantasy Football advice last week, good on you. DSN’s ‘Must Add” players Pierre Garcon, Tyler Eifert and James Jones each had at least one touchdown, while “Must Drop” players Devin Funchess and Darren McFadden were both held scoreless for the second straight week. After Week 2 of the NFL … Read more