Concussions, A DSN Exclusive Series – Part 1: What Is A Concussion?

Concussions are a major issue facing sports today and the National Football League has faced much of the criticism regarding player safety. The league has addressed the issue head on by launching a new player safety initiative. Many players have come forward expressing concern about concussions and long-term health effects including Detroit Lions players Golden Tate and DeAndre Levy. Other players, like T.J. … Read more

Detroit Lions final 53-man roster prediction

The Detroit Lions completed the preseason in dominant fashion against the Buffalo Bills. With most starters having the night off, it was a great opportunity for the back-ups to show their stuff. Some made a bigger impression than others. Here is our best guess on how the Lions final 53-man roster will shake out.

Detroit Lions: Observations from Preseason Week 4

It’s the final week of preseason and the last opportunity for bubble players to make their mark. With the 53-roster set to be finalized Saturday afternoon, the Detroit Lions brass probably already has a good idea of who they plan on keeping and releasing. A real special game from an individual could do just enough … Read more

Suggestion Box: 4 Ways To Improve The NFL

NOTE: The views expressed in this EDITORIAL do not necessarily reflect the views of Detroit Sports Nation or a majority of its writers and should not be misconstrued as such. The views contained within are the views of the authors and the authors alone. We all love the National Football League. It’s the sport that has the highest … Read more

Detroit Lions have faith in cornerbacks Nevin Lawson and Quandre Diggs

Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn has faith in the Lions secondary. A faith that Lions fans have not felt in a long time. The Lions chose not to pick a cornerback in the 2016 NFL Draft, a gesture of confidence for a young secondary that will be looking to make a big impact on … Read more

Day 8 highlights from Detroit Lions OTAs

On Tuesday, the Detroit Lions concluded their penultimate practice out of the nine scheduled OTAs. It was also announced that head coach Jim Caldwell decided to give the players a rest and not use all of their NFL allotted ten OTA practices. The players will now have Wednesday off and will finish their spring practices on Thursday. … Read more

Lions corner back Nevin Lawson appears ready to start opposite Darius Slay

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Detroit Lions in 2016 is who will start at cornerback opposite Darius Slay. The likely candidates for the number two spot on the depth chart are Alex Carter, Quandre Diggs, and Nevin Lawson. Lawson looks to have the inside track as of now after replacing an injured Rashean Mathis … Read more

2016 Detroit Lions: Better or worse by position

The goal for every team each offseason is to improve. It is no different for GM Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions. After not “winning” the free-agency period or having the “sexy” draft, there has been plenty of doubt surrounding the Lions increment of improvement relative to other teams. Quinn has built his team through … Read more

Detroit Lions: B/R’s top 101 CBs in 2015

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report recently ranked his top 101 corners based off of the 2015 season. Four Lions players made the list and some were higher than others. Slay was the most impressive grade and came in above some big-time players. Check out below where each Lion fell on the list. Per Matt Miller, NFL Draft … Read more

5 roster holes the Detroit Lions still need to address

[tps_header]With exactly a month until the 2016 NFL Draft in Chicago, the Detroit Lions still have some glaring holes in their roster that need attention prior to next season. Here are 5 positions the Lions could tackle in either the upcoming draft or in free agency.[/tps_header] [tps_title]1. Offensive tackle[/tps_title] It is no secret that the … Read more

Lions expected to have over $30 million in cap space this off-season

With the NFL off-season in full swing, the Lions are expected to have over $30 million in cap space heading into free agency this year. While the salary cap won’t be official till the new league year in March, the cap is expected to increase to at least $155 million according to a report from … Read more

Breaking: Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis to retire

According to Detroit Lions multimedia journalist Tori Petry, cornerback Rashean Mathis has decided to retire from the NFL. Rashean Mathis tells me he is retiring. Our exclusive conversation: — Tori Petry (@sportstori) February 16, 2016 Rashean Mathis tells the Lions he's retiring. He's 35. Coming off a brain injury. Was due $500k roster … Read more

5 Detroit Lions who could become cap casualties

[tps_header] Now that Detroit Lions general manager Bob Quinn has made the decision to retain Jim Caldwell as head coach, one of his next jobs will be to decide which players the team will bring back in 2016 and which players will be allowed to become free agents. In addition, there are players who are … 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

Rashean Mathis: ‘If I’m not here, then I’m nowhere’

Detroit Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis has grown quite fond of the Motor City in his three years of service with the team. So much so, that he plans to retire if the Lions choose not to bring him back next season. “If I’m not here, then I’m nowhere,” Mathis told the Detroit Free Press. He does have … Read more