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

Just in: Lions sign CB Crezdon Butler, place DT Stefan Charles on injured reserve

The depth of the Lions defensive line took a bit of a hit Monday night when defensive tackle Stefan Charles left the game with a knee injury that was thought to be potentially serious. As it turns out, the injury was serious enough to land Charles on injured reserve. Cornerback Crezdon Butler, who played in eight games … Read more

Detroit Lions 2016 mid-season position grades

Just like that, the NFL regular season is already half-way over. After a 1-3 start, the Detroit Lions were able to turn it around in the second quarter of the season by putting together a three-game win streak. Last week’s loss delivered from the Houston Texans is still fresh on the mind, but it doesn’t mean the season … Read more

Detroit Lions 2016 first-quarter position grades

It is hard to believe, but the NFL regular season is already a quarter of the way done. After four games, you have a decent sample size of who your team truly is and can gauge the trajectory of success. The Detroit Lions are 1-3 and sit dead last in the NFC North. Based off … 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

Detroit Lions Game Preview: Preseason Week 3 vs. Baltimore Ravens

DETROIT LIONS (1-1) @ BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-0) WHERE: M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimore, MD KICKOFF: 7:00 p.m. EST WEATHER: Sunny. High 87F. Winds E at 4 mph. TV/RADIO: WJBK-TV FOX 2/News Talk 760 | WJR-AM LINE: Ravens -3, Over/Under 43 Injury Report  Baltimore Joe Flacco QB Knee Probable (Expected to play) Elvis Dumervil LB Foot Probable Breshad Perriman WR … Read more

Ankle ‘feels awesome’ for Lions DT Caraun Reid following off-season surgery

Despite suffering a sprained ankle in the pre-season last year, 3rd year DT Caraun Reid had the best season of his young career in 2015. The 2014 5th round pick out of Princeton started 12 games and had 2 sacks for the Detroit Lions defense. Reid decided to undergo surgery in January to repair his … Read more

Detroit Lions first string projections

When scanning over the Detroit Lions 2016 roster, you will find plenty of new faces. You will also notice the absence of a few mainstays as well, most notably Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, and Jason Jones. Despite the losses, Detroit returns a healthy majority of their starters from a year ago. GM Bob Quinn has done and continues … Read more

Laken Tomlinson throws punch at Lions training camp

A trend has been forming at Detroit Lions training camp–the defensive line dominates the O-line. It was no different at Monday’s practice and subsequently, tempers started to flare. Despite the offensive line struggles, last year’s first-round pick Laken Tomlinson beat defensive tackle Stefan Charles on multiple occasions in one-on-one drills. Not long after their second repetition, pushing … Read more

2016 Detroit Lions starting lineup predictions

The Detroit Lions will begin training camp on July 29th and it time for some pre-camp predictions. When scanning over the Lions roster, you will find plenty of new faces. You will also notice the absence of a few mainstays as well, most notably Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell, and Jason Jones. Despite the losses, Detroit returns a … Read more

5 storylines heading into Lions training camp

The Detroit Lions will enter training camp next Wednesday as they begin to prepare for the 2016 season. Last season the Lions finished 7-9 after a deflating 0-5 start to the season. In the off-season, Detroit lost one of the best players in franchise history as Calvin Johnson decided to hang them up and retire. … 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

2016 Free Agency Grades: Detroit Lions

[tps_header]With a majority of the recognizable free agent names off the market, it is time to examine how new GM Bob Quinn fared in the first stage of the offseason with the Detroit Lions. There are still plenty of bargains to be made along with the upcoming NFL draft, but as a whole, there has … Read more

Getting to know Detroit Lions DT Stefan Charles

Stefan Charles is a Canadian born defensive tackle. He played CIS football with the Regina Rams. After the 2012 CIS season, Charles was ranked as the second best player in the Canadian Football League. In his 22 games for Regina, he tallied 19.5 tackles for losses, 9.5 sacks, and 50 tackles. A hand injury forced … Read more

Report: Detroit Lions sign DT Stefan Charles

According to NFL insider Adam Rapoport, the Detroit Lions will sign former Buffalo Bills DT Stefan Charles. #Bills DT Stefan Charles, non-tendered, is signing a 1-year deal with the #Lions, source said. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2016 Charles played 37 games with the Bills since 2013 and has collected 48 tackles. Lions general … Read more