Lions starting center still to be determined

The Detroit Lions struggled mightily last year along the offensive front. Although the line is a group effort, there were certain players who couldn’t seem to hold their own. One of those players was second-year center, Travis Swanson. Swanson, a third-round pick out of Arkansas in 2014, was propelled into the starting role last season after the … Read more

Report: Lions and Manny Ramirez deciding to part ways

The Detroit Lions have elected not to re-sign veteran guard Manny Ramirez according to a report by Detroit Free Press Lions beat writer Dave Birkett. Both sides appear to be willing to move on. Ramirez, who will turn 33 on Friday, played in all 16 games this past season, but only started 7 games in … Read more

2016 Detroit Lions free agents

Once the new Detroit Lions general manager is hired, he will have some decisions to make regarding what to do with their impending free agents. The Lions have a total of 24 players who will hit the market, including a handful of starters. The new salary cap is expected to inflate to at least $150 … Read more

Detroit Lions 2015 End of Season Report Card 

The Detroit Lions’ 2015 season was a tough one to grade as a whole. For one half of the season, the Lions looked like the worst team in the league. The second half, they looked like the playoff team many thought they could be. Ultimately, your final record indicates what type of team you are and … Read more

Travis Swanson to IR; Lions sign Kerry Hyder from practice squad

The Detroit Lions officially ended center Travis Swanson’s season today, placing him on season-ending injured reserve. To fill the roster spot, they signed defensive tackle/end Kerry Hyder from the practice squad. Lions promote DT/DE Kerry Hyder to active roster from their practice squad & place C Travis Swanson on IR. https://t.co/4I1uTG4U1U — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) January 2, 2016 Swanson … Read more

Martha Ford meets with Lions players, makes expectations clear

On Monday, just four days following the firing of general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand, Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford met with the players to discuss her expectations moving forward. The meeting itself lasted for roughly five minutes and during that time Ford was able to introduce the replacements for Mayhew and … Read more

Detroit Lions: Week 2 report card

Detroit Lions Week 2 report card After two games, the Lions find themselves 0-2, and staring 0-3 straight in the face, as they square-off against the Denver Broncos in Week 3, while hosting the home opener on Sunday night football (NBC 8:30 pm). Sunday’s game against the Vikings featured an offense that cannot run 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

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

Joique Bell: “I’m going to rush for over 1,200 yards”

Never in his NFL career has Joique Bell been a No. 1 running back. This year, he finally will get his shot, and he believes he’s bound for a breakout season with the Detroit Lions. “My first year here I rushed for a few hundred (yards),” Bell told MLive.com. “Second year, close to (700). Then last … Read more

Laken Tomlinson: Starter or not?

When the Detroit Lions selected guard Laken Tomlinson in the 2015 NFL Draft, many expected he would come in and immediately start at one of the guard spots This was especially the case with the exit of Rob Sims this past offseason. So far this offseason, Tomlinson has practiced primarily with the second unit on the … Read more

Calvin Johnson: Still one of the best, or on the decline?

Calvin Johnson, who is approaching the age of 30, wants nothing to do with the idea that his career is on the decline after an injury-plagued season in 2014. He posted 71 catches for 1,077 yards last season, which were the fewest he has recorded since 2009. Although his production was low, Johnson insists that age is … Read more

10 questions the Detroit Lions must answer going into 2015

  [tps_header] This is the NFL. Every single team in the league has question marks as they prepare for the upcoming season. Heck, even the New England Patriots have to figure out what they are going to do about the Tom Brady suspension. That being said, the Detroit Lions are no different, they too have … Read more

Detroit Lions sign first round pick Laken Tomlinson

The Detroit Lions have announced they have signed their first-round draft pick, Laken Tomlinson. The deal is for four years with a team option for a fifth year. Specifics on the monetary value of the contract were not announced. The #Lions have signed first-round pick Laken Tomlinson. That puts their entire rookie class under contract. — … Read more

Stafford prepares for life with new offensive line

Now an elder on this ever-changing offense, Matthew Stafford is recognizing the need to take some more leadership responsibilities. It’s hard to believe that he, Calvin Johnson, and Brandon Pettigrew are now among the oldest players on the offensive side of the ball. Furthermore, there is nowhere the youth movement is more evident than along … Read more