T.J. Jones’ versatility leads to a chance with Lions

Lions wide receiver T.J. Jones, who was drafted in the sixth round in 2014, is finally going to have the opportunity to prove his worth in the NFL. After missing his entire rookie season because of arthroscopic shoulder surgery, Jones was impressive enough this summer to make the Lions 53-man roster. The versatility that Jones has … Read more

Detroit Lions make cuts to get to 53 man roster – Live Tracker

As the deadline begins to approach the inevitable is upon us and the Detroit Lions begin to make their cuts. Some of the biggest of the day include QB Kellen Moore, TE Joseph Fauria, and RB George Winn. The Boise State Star QB Kellen Moore is still practice squad eligible, and so is RB George … Read more

Lions final preseason special teams report

Now that the preseason is over, it’s time to evaluate the Detroit Lions special teams play throughout the four contests. Overall, the special teams units were not overly impressive. Punter Sam Martin may be poised for a Pro Bowl season, as he had a fine preseason, as both a punter who can pin opponents back … Read more

Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills – Preview and Game Details

The Black and Blue will suit up for their final preseason game this evening at home against the Buffalo Bills. What to watch: If you are a fan, you are thankful that the season is just ahead. If you are a player  on the bubble to make the 53 man roster, you are living for today. … Read more

Lions Finish First Round of Roster Cuts, Down to 75

For teams around the NFL, the first round of roster cuts had to be complete by 4:00 pm this afternoon. For the Lions, the deadline came and went without any real surprises. 13 transactions were made over the last couple of days to get the roster down to 75. Here are the players who found … Read more

Caldwell: “Returner by committee, even into regular season”

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell stated in yesterday’s post-practice press conference what I’ve been speculating all pre-season: there is no clear-cut grasp by any player of kick or punt return duties. When asked if the Lions had sorted out the return man competition, Caldwell stated: “No. You probably won’t see a change in that. You’ll … Read more

Lions vs Redskins preseason special teams report

Jeremy Ross’ death-grip on the number one spot on the depth chart at kickoff and punt returner is loosening by the day. It’s a good thing for him that he caught a touchdown pass as a receiver in the Detroit Lions 21-17 loss to the Washington Redskins in the second preseason game for both teams. … Read more

Preseason Report: Lions vs. Jets – Special Teams

The Detroit Lions beat the New York Jets 23-3 in their first preseason game of 2015. From a special teams standpoint, most of my observations are positive, beginning with second-string kicker Kyle Brindza. Brindza, an undrafted free agent rookie from Notre Dame (and local high school star), not only handled place-kicking duties, but had the … Read more

PREVIEW: Detroit Lions vs New York Jets

Ah yes, football is back! There have been moments in this off-season that left us scratching our heads, jumping for joy, and counting down the minutes until the season begins. Now, it’s finally time to catch a peek at what is to come this season. The New York Jets will pay a visit to Detroit for the … Read more

Lions special teams part II: Lance Moore getting reps

In my Lions preseason special teams preview, I surmised that Lance Moore could eventually get a look as an option at punt returner. That prediction came to fruition last Saturday, as the Lions played a mock game in training camp. Lance Moore was the first punt returner in the mock game at the Allen Park … Read more

Lions Special Teams Part I: Kick return duties up for grabs

This season, I’ll be covering the Detroit Lions special teams play throughout the season on Detroit Sports Nation. Here’s my first installment of training camp reports: New Lions special teams coordinator Joe Marciano inherits a special teams core of a veteran placekicker, a solid utility man punter in Sam Martin–who not only punts, but holds … Read more

Detroit Lions Training Camp: Position battles and predictions

  [tps_header] Training camp is officially upon us. This is when dreams will be destroyed. The door will be opened, and some are thanked for their hard work during the off-season. Today, we will cover all of the position battles that will take place at camp for the Detroit Lions. To make things a bit … Read more

Detroit Lions receiver T.J. Jones knows nothing is guaranteed

Detroit Lions wide receiver T.J. Jones knows his job status might be on thin ice. After a tremendous college career at Notre Dame, he suffered an arm injury in their bowl game that season and has not yet been able to fully recover. Knowing that wide receivers drafted in the sixth round don’t usually get many second … Read more

Five Detroit Lions to keep an eye on in 2015

It’s May in the 365-day whirlwind that is the National Football League.National Football League. The major NFL free agency splurge has passed. The NFL draft has come and gone and undrafted free agents have signed contracts. Tom Brady is in deep cow manure and Odell Beckham Jr. was just announced the new cover boy of … Read more

The Detroit Lions Top 5 Free Agent Needs This Offseason

A lot of the improvement an NFL team can make from season to season is usually created by key free agency adds during the offseason. Needless to say, the Detroit Lions front office have provided a couple of great off-seasons the past two years. Players such as Glover Quin and Golden Tate have provided big-play, Pro … Read more