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Brad Holmes: DJ Chark fits what we’re about

Fri Apr 08 2022 15:59:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions took care of a position of need early on in free agency by signing receiver DJ Chark to a one-year deal worth up to $12 million. Chark has gone over 1,000 yards in a season once in his career. But he played only four games for Jacksonville last year, fracturing his ankle in [more]

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Lions expect leap forward from Levi Onwuzurike this year

Fri Apr 08 2022 13:05:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions hope to take a step forward in head coach Dan Campbell’s second season on the job and one of the players who could help make that happen is defensive lineman Levi Onwuzurike. Onwuzurike was a second-round pick last year and he appeared in 16 games as a reserve, but his preparation for the [more]

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Dan Campbell: Dolphins had a player who practiced every day reeking of alcohol

Fri Apr 08 2022 11:18:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions coach Dan Campbell offered a vivid example of how much the NFL is willing to tolerate from a player if he helps his team win. Campbell described a time during his tenure with the Dolphins when the team had a player who routinely showed up to practice after drinking, but he said the Dolphins [more]

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Dan Campbell: I don’t think Lions need an elite quarterback to win

Thu Apr 07 2022 22:29:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have the second overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft, and it might seem unfortunate for them that most draft observers don’t think there’s an elite quarterback prospect in this draft. But Lions head coach Dan Campbell is fine with that. Campbell, who said the Lions want to draft an immediate starter with [more]

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Dan Campbell: Lions want an immediate starter with No. 2 pick

Thu Apr 07 2022 18:26:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions hold the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft and have plenty of players to consider. But no matter who they pick, the Lions expect the selection to come in and make an immediate impact. Head coach Dan Campbell made that clear in remarks to reporters on Thursday. “You want a guy [more]

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Dan Campbell: Kayvon Thibodeaux pretty special on tape

Thu Apr 07 2022 17:19:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions will be selecting second in the first round of this year’s draft and one of the players who will likely be under consideration with that pick is set to visit with the team next week. Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux is set to come to Detroit for a meeting with the team. Dave [more]

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Aidan Hutchinson in Jacksonville Monday

Mon Apr 04 2022 17:31:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson may be spending a lot of his future Sundays at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville and he’s getting acquainted with the place on Monday. Hutchinson posted a picture from the home of the Jaguars to his Instagram during what’s likely a visit to discuss the prospect of becoming the first overall [more]

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Kayvon Thibodeaux answers critics, touts his draft status

Sat Apr 02 2022 14:36:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Oregon pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux remains one of the biggest curiosities in the current draft class. How high, or low, will he go in the top 10? Will he slide out of it altogether? At Oregon’s Pro Day on Friday, Thibodeaux addressed those who would suggest his stock isn’t as high as it could be. [more]

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Brad Holmes on Jarrad Davis return to Lions: Everyone deserves a second chance

Fri Apr 01 2022 10:57:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Jarrad Davis didn’t have the kind of impact that the Lions hoped to see when they drafted him in the first round of the 2017 draft, so it was no great surprise that he left the team as a free agent in 2021. It was something of a surprise when he signed a one-year [more]

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Rod Wood: Lions wish we weren’t eligible for Hard Knocks, but we’ll embrace it

Wed Mar 30 2022 19:57:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions were chosen for this year’s Hard Knocks, not that there were a lot of choices: Only the Lions, Jets and Panthers were eligible to be forced into the show this season. The easiest way to avoid Hard Knocks is to make the playoffs, as teams that have made the playoffs within the last [more]

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Lions intend to pick up T.J. Hockenson’s fifth-year option

Wed Mar 30 2022 13:37:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have a little more than a month before the deadline to exercise their option on tight end T.J. Hockenson‘s contract for a fifth season, but General Manager Brad Holmes doesn’t need to go down to the wire on a call about what to do. Holmes told reporters at this week’s league meetings in [more]

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Brad Holmes can “see some advantage” to having young QB behind Jared Goff

Tue Mar 29 2022 21:15:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Quarterbacks have been flying around the NFL for the last couple of weeks, but the Lions have not made any moves at the position. General Manager Brad Holmes said on Tuesday that they’re happy with where Jared Goff is right now and that they are “looking forward to him having a productive year for us.” [more]

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Brad Holmes says Lions have talked to a couple teams about trading down

Tue Mar 29 2022 19:54:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions are open to trading down from the No. 2 overall pick in next month’s draft, if the right offer comes along. Lions General Manager Brad Holmes said they have talked about a trade, although those talks sound preliminary. “Yeah, we’ve had dialogue with a couple of teams,” Holmes said, via Justin Rogers of [more]

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Hard Knocks promo looks a lot like old Playmakers poster

Tue Mar 29 2022 14:36:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Last night, I noticed the HBO promo for the Lions as the next team on Hard Knocks. It reminded me of another football-related image from years gone by. The image looks like the old Playmakers poster. Not Playmakers the book, which you should buy (33 percent off, still) if you haven’t, but Playmakers the show. [more]

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Detroit will host 2024 NFL draft

Mon Mar 28 2022 17:29:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL draft his heading to Detroit. NFL owners voted today to award the 2024 NFL draft to Detroit. The event will take place in the downtown area of the city near Ford Field, where the Lions play. The other cities in the running to host the 2024 draft were Green Bay and Washington, D.C. [more]

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Lions will be featured on this year’s Hard Knocks

Mon Mar 28 2022 13:33:24 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL Films cameras will be at Lions training camp this summer. Hard Knocks, the annual NFL Films production that airs on HBO, will feature the Lions this year. There weren’t many options: Teams can opt out of Hard Knocks if they’ve done it within the last 10 years, if they’ve made the playoffs within [more]

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Back with Lions, Jarrad Davis admits ignoring the noise was tough in his first stint in Detroit

Sun Mar 27 2022 14:58:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jarrad Davis was a first-round draft pick of the Lions in 2017, and in four years he never lived up to expectations. Last year he signed a one-year contract with the Jets, seeming to end a disappointing tenure in Detroit. But last week Davis re-signed with the Lions, and he said he’d like to change [more]

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Will Browns make a Baker Mayfield deal at league meetings?

Sat Mar 26 2022 23:48:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The NFL’s decision makers are descending on West Palm Beach, Florida. The Browns surely would like to leave town with a deal in place for quarterback Baker Mayfield. The status of the first overall pick in the 2018 draft, supplanted by the recent trade for Deshaun Watson, remains uncertain and unresolved. As recently noted by [more]

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Lions sign Jarrad Davis to one-year deal

Fri Mar 25 2022 19:54:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Jarrad Davis is returning to Detroit. The Lions announced they have signed the free agent to a one-year deal. Davis becomes the fourth outside free agent the team has added this offseason. The Lions made Davis the 21st overall selection in 2017, and he played 55 of a possible 64 games in his four [more]

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Chiefs up next on Arden Key’s free agency tour

Thu Mar 24 2022 22:39:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Defensive end Arden Key isn’t rushing anything when it comes to finding a team for the 2022 season. Key has visited with three teams in recent days and that number is set to grow to four on Friday. Field Yates of ESPN reports that Key will visit with the Chiefs. The Jaguars, Lions, and Ravens [more]

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