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 waive LB Zaviar Gooden

Despite playing an important role in the Detroit Lions defense on Sunday, linebacker Zaviar Gooden has been waived. After being promoted from the practice squad because of the immense amount of injuries at the linebacker position, Gooden secured three tackles in the team’s 34-27 loss to the Green Bay Packers. DeAndre Levy (quad) and Antwione Williams (hamstring) both missed Sunday’s game because of various … Read more

Abundance of injuries at linebacker putting Lions in tough spot

It’s been one injury after another for the Lions lately, especially at the linebacker position. After numerous players went down in Sunday’s 16-15 loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Lions are considering their options leading up to this weekend’s game against the Green Bay Packers. As it stands right now, the only two healthy linebackers on the roster are Tahir … Read more

Detroit Lions finalize 53-man roster

General manager Bob Quinn and the Detroit Lions have determined their final roster today. With the deadline coming and going, below are the following players who didn’t make the cut: Per Detroitlions.com: PLAYERS WAIVED: WR Jace Billingsley, CB Alex Carter, WR Quinshad Davis, LB Jayson DiManche, TE Adam Fuehne, LB Zaviar Gooden, LB Khaseem Greene, C Gabe … 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: Observations from Preseason Week 3

The third preseason game is supposed to be the dress rehearsal for the regular season, but the Detroit Lions looked as if they were unaware. After eight first-half penalties, the Lions entered the second half down 20-6. Their three personal fouls were reminiscent of the Jim Schwartz era. Not only was the offense kept out of … Read more

INJURY NEWS: LB Jon Bostic carted off practice field

It appears that Detroit Lions reserve linebacker Jon Bostic sustained a potentially serious injury in Latrobe, PA on Wednesday. The Lions are participating in joint practices with the Pittsburg Steelers leading up to their Friday night preseason opener, and so far, injuries have been an issue. The incident happened during the backs on backers portion of … Read more

Detroit Lions LB Josh Bynes unsure of his position

Detroit Lions linebacker Josh Bynes may be one of the most unheralded players on the entire roster. Oftentimes the forgotten man, the 6-foot-1, 235-pound backer can do it all– as he has demonstrated the past couple years. With a slew of new faces and DeAndre Levy returning from injury, his role on the team remains … 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