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Joe Mixon listed as questionable, Joe Burrow off injury report

Fri Oct 15 2021 19:20:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals got running back Joe Mixon back for a limited practice session on Friday and they hope to have him in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Lions. Mixon has been listed as questionable with an ankle injury. He didn’t practice on Thursday, but was able to work on a limited basis on [more]

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“Hard to say” if Taylor Decker will play for Lions this week

Fri Oct 15 2021 15:14:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions designated tackle Taylor Decker for return from injured reserve this week, but it’s not clear if that return will come on Sunday. Decker has been practicing with the team for the first time since the August finger injury that landed him on injured reserve and head coach Dan Campbell said Friday, via Dave [more]

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Bengals activate Jackson Carman off COVID-19 list

Fri Oct 15 2021 14:09:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals are getting a boost to their offensive line for this weekend’s game against Detroit. Cincinnati announced that the team has activated guard Jackson Carman off the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday. Carman went on the list on Monday. But, per Jay Morrison of TheAthletic.com, Carman was asymptomatic and because he’s vaccinated, he was able [more]

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Lions place Corey Ballentine on injured reserve

Fri Oct 15 2021 13:47:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have had several injury issues through the first few weeks of the season and now have another. Detroit announced on Friday morning that the team has placed cornerback Corey Ballentine on injured reserve. Ballentine joined the Lions in September when the club claimed him off waivers from the Jets. Ballentine has appeared in three [more]

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Joe Mixon did not practice on Thursday

Thu Oct 14 2021 20:25:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals could have an issue in their backfield for Sunday’s game against the Lions. With backup running back Samaje Perine placed on the COVID-19 list earlier this week, starter Joe Mixon (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. Mixon has been dealing with the injury for the last week. He didn’t practice at all in [more]

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Lions designate Taylor Decker, Kevin Strong to return from IR

Wed Oct 13 2021 21:16:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker practiced Wednesday and could play Sunday. “We’ll just see where Decker goes and how he feels and just take it from there,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “But at least we can start working with him, on the field, true football.” Decker [more]

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Joe Burrow is on “voice rest” this week

Wed Oct 13 2021 17:43:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was taken to the hospital last Sunday because he was having trouble speaking after an overtime loss to the Packers and needed to be evaluated for a throat contusion. Burrow was released from the hospital after his throat checked out fine, but he’s not exactly 100 percent as the team works [more]

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Zac Taylor: Resiliency shows that we’re a team that’s going to be reckoned with

Wed Oct 13 2021 13:06:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Before the Bengals played the Packers in Week Five, tight end C.J. Uzomah said that beating Green Bay would “put the league on notice that we’re here.” The Bengals weren’t able to get that win, but they showed a lot of fight in the 25-22 overtime loss. They rallied to tie the game late in [more]

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Bengals place Trae Waynes on injured reserve

Tue Oct 12 2021 19:28:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals placed cornerback Trae Waynes on injured reserve Tuesday, the team announced. Waynes injured his right hamstring in Sunday’s loss to the Packers. Waynes now will miss at least three games before returning. He played two games this season and made five tackles. The Bengals also made some practice squad moves. They released punter [more]

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Lions center Frank Ragnow out for season

Tue Oct 12 2021 15:04:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have lost one of their most important offensive players for the season. Center Frank Ragnow will have toe surgery and miss the rest of the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Ragnow suffered the injury in Week Four, and although he missed Week Five, the Lions had initially hoped he could return [more]

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Dan Campbell: Taylor Decker “tentatively” slated to remain at left tackle when he returns

Mon Oct 11 2021 20:24:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Currently one of two remaining winless teams, the Lions could use some sort of spark heading into their Week Six matchup with the Bengals. They may get it from left tackle Taylor Decker‘s return. Decker hasn’t played at all this season after injuring a finger in practice just before the start of the season. He’s [more]

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Bengals place Samaje Perine, Jackson Carman on COVID-19 list

Mon Oct 11 2021 17:17:47 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bengals could be without two of their key offensive contributors for their Week Six matchup with the Lions. Cincinnati placed offensive guard Jackson Carman and running back Samaje Perine on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday. It’s not immediately clear if the players tested positive or are close contacts of someone who has. A second-round [more]

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Quintez Cephus broke his collarbone on Sunday

Mon Oct 11 2021 16:45:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions were missing some key offensive pieces in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings and wide receiver Quintez Cephus was added to the list of injured players during the game. Cephus was ruled out after injuring his shoulder near the end of the first half and head coach Dan Campbell said after the game that [more]

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Kirk Cousins, Mike Zimmer have an awkward moment after Minnesota’s win

Mon Oct 11 2021 14:27:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It started when Greg Joseph came up short on a 49-yard field goal attempt that would have given Minnesota an insurmountable 19-6 lead. It ended when Joseph made a 54-yard field goal that gave the Vikings an unlikely 19-17 win. But it wasn’t quite over. Cameras caught Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and Vikings coach Mike [more]

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Dan Campbell: As ugly as it is right now, I think we’re building something special here

Mon Oct 11 2021 14:08:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sunday found the Lions leading 17-16 in the final seconds for the second time in the last three weeks and the result wound up being the same as it did against the Ravens in Week Three. The Lions scored a touchdown with 37 seconds left on the clock and head coach Dan Campbell opted to [more]

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Vikings avoid disaster, beat Lions on last-second field goal

Sun Oct 10 2021 19:59:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In a game that didn’t make either team look particularly good, the Vikings found a way to win after nearly blowing a seemingly insurmountable lead. Dalvin Cook was out for the Vikings, but backup running back Alexander Mattison topped 100 yards, including a big play on a 48-yard scamper, and also caught all seven of [more]

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Dalvin Cook inactive for Vikings

Sun Oct 10 2021 15:46:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings will not have Dalvin Cook in their lineup for Sunday’s game against the Lions. Cook was listed as questionable on Friday and head coach Mike Zimmer said the running back’s ankle was feeling better, but he didn’t practice all week and he was declared inactive 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. It’s the second [more]

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NFL Week Five early inactives: Christian McCaffrey out again this week

Sun Oct 10 2021 15:35:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Panthers will be without running back Christian McCaffrey again this weekend. There was some hope that McCaffrey might be able to return after missing Week Four when he joined the team [more]

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T.J. Hockenson, D’Andre Swift, Penei Sewell questionable for Lions-Vikings

Fri Oct 08 2021 19:31:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have had plenty of injury concerns along their offensive line, but they may still have one of their key starters for this week’s game against the Vikings. Offensive tackle Penei Sewell was a limited participant in Friday’s practice and is now questionable for Sunday. Sewell did not participate in practice on Wednesday or [more]

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Dalvin Cook questionable to face Lions

Fri Oct 08 2021 17:50:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was back on the practice field Friday, but it remains unclear if he’ll be on the field Sunday. Cook has been listed as questionable to play due to the ankle injury that has been bothering him for several weeks. He missed Week Three and played a limited role in the [more]

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Jared Goff is this week’s NFLPA Community MVP

Fri Oct 08 2021 15:36:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Things have not gone all that well for the Lions on the field since they traded for quarterback Jared Goff, but Goff’s made a positive impact in Detroit since arriving to town. The NFL Players Association announced on Friday that Goff has been named their Community MVP for this week. Goff hosted a food pantry [more]

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No Thursday practice for Dalvin Cook

Thu Oct 07 2021 20:56:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings may, or may not, have running back Dalvin Cook for a critical Sunday game against the Lions. Cook did not practice on Thursday due to a lingering ankle injury. He also did not practice on Wednesday. Although Cook has expressed optimism that he’ll play, the reality is simple. Prior to Week Three against [more]

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Anthony Lynn: Right now, we’re planning on going without Penei Sewell this week

Thu Oct 07 2021 16:22:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The injuries along Detroit’s offensive line continue to pile up. With left tackle Taylor Decker and center Frank Ragnow already on injured reserve, it now looks like the team may be without rookie offensive tackle Penei Sewell in its Week Five matchup with Minnesota. Sewell, who has been playing left tackle in Decker’s absence, did [more]

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Dalvin Cook doesn’t practice Wednesday but plans to play Sunday

Wed Oct 06 2021 22:42:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Dalvin Cook did not practice Wednesday, three days after playing 33 of 67 offensive snaps on his injured ankle Sunday. Cook, though, insists he will play against the Lions. “That’s the plan,” Cook said, via TheAthletic.com. “I don’t feel like I’m getting worse or heading in the wrong direction.” Cook admits he’s “not [more]

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Patriots sign Jamie Collins

Wed Oct 06 2021 17:34:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Patriots said farewell to cornerback Stephon Gilmore on Wednesday and they are saying welcome back to another defensive player. Tuesday brought word that the Patriots were working on a deal with linebacker Jamie Collins and Collins’ agent announced that the deal is done on Wednesday afternoon. Collins was a 2013 second-round pick in New [more]

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Lions place Frank Ragnow on injured reserve

Wed Oct 06 2021 13:37:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions are 0-4 and things are only getting tougher for Dan Campbell in his first year as head coach. Detroit has placed center Frank Ragnow on injured reserve, which means he’ll miss at least the next three games with a toe injury. Campbell previously mentioned this week that Ragnow could be out for a [more]

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Lions place Romeo Okwara on injured reserve

Tue Oct 05 2021 22:27:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions placed edge rusher Romeo Okwara on injured reserve. Okwara will miss the remainder of the season with a ruptured Achilles. The Lions are signing offensive lineman Ryan McCollum from Houston’s practice squad to take Okwara’s roster spot. The Lions will have a hard time replacing Okwara. Trey Flowers has a chance to return [more]

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Patriots working on deal with Jamie Collins

Tue Oct 05 2021 21:20:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like linebacker Jamie Collins will be signing with the Patriots for a third time. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots are working toward a deal that will bring Collins back to New England. Collins was released by the Lions last week after the team opted to go in a different direction [more]

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Lions sign Ryan McCollum off Texans’ practice squad

Tue Oct 05 2021 19:07:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have injuries to left tackle Taylor Decker and center Frank Ragnow. First-round choice Penei Sewell has played like the rookie he is. That has left Detroit seeking help in the offensive line. The team is signing former Texas A&M offensive lineman Ryan McCollum from the Texans’ practice squad, Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk [more]

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Vikings expect Anthony Barr to play this week

Tue Oct 05 2021 10:51:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Vikings have gone a long time without having linebacker Anthony Barr in the lineup, but they expect that to change this week. Barr missed the final 14 games of last season with a pectoral injury and he has missed the first four games of this season with a knee injury. He has been participating [more]

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Lions lose Romeo Okwara to torn Achilles

Mon Oct 04 2021 15:38:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have lost one of their top pass rushers for the season. Romeo Okwara has been confirmed to have a torn Achilles tendon, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. That was the diagnosis that head coach Dan Campbell said after the game that the team feared. A torn Achilles is always a season-ending injury. [more]

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Justin Fields: Adversity brings a whole different person out of me

Mon Oct 04 2021 12:38:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Justin Fields‘ second NFL start went a lot better than the first one. The Bears were limited to 47 yards from scrimmage in their Week Three loss to the Browns, but only needed one possession to pick up more yards against the Lions on Sunday. Things continued to go well from there as Fields hit [more]

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Dan Campbell: NFL told me delay of game is “a subjective call”

Fri Oct 01 2021 18:04:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Few penalties in the NFL would seem to be less subjective than whether the ball is snapped before or after the play clock reaches :00. But that’s not the way NFL officials do things. The Lions found that out the hard way on Sunday, when the Ravens clearly snapped the ball for their last offensive [more]

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Anthony Lynn: No one from USC has reached out to me

Thu Sep 30 2021 16:37:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The folks at USC reportedly are interested in former Chargers coach and current Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn. According to Lynn, that hasn’t happened. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lynn said Thursday that no one from USC has reached out to him about the head-coaching vacancy. Lynn added that his current job [more]

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Dan Campbell: I certainly think you’ll see a lot more of D’Andre Swift

Thu Sep 30 2021 14:07:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions running back D'Andre Swift leads the team in rushing yards and receptions and it doesn’t sound like he’ll be at much risk of falling behind on either front in the weeks to come. Swift has not started any of the team’s first three games, which he says is not significant to him and he [more]

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Andy Dalton, Justin Fields are expected to practice Wednesday; Dalton remains QB1

Wed Sep 29 2021 17:36:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Bears head coach Matt Nagy said on Monday that all three of their quarterbacks were under consideration to start against the Lions in Week Four and he said Wednesday that no decisions have been made at this point. Andy Dalton missed last Sunday’s loss to the Browns with a knee injury and Justin Fields dinged [more]

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Lions release Jamie Collins

Tue Sep 28 2021 20:19:15 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Jamie Collins isn’t getting traded, but he is leaving Detroit. The Lions announced that Collins has been released on Tuesday. The team spent the last week trying to trade the veteran and head coach Dan Campbell said that there were suitors for his services, but the team opted to move on without getting any [more]

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Report: USC has interest in Anthony Lynn

Tue Sep 28 2021 19:24:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

USC has an opening after firing Clay Helton earlier this month. Eric Bieniemy’s name has come up as a potential candidate for the job. Add Anthony Lynn’s name to the list, too. Jim Trotter of NFL Media reports that USC boosters have reached out to hte Lions offensive coordinator to gauge his interest. Trotter adds [more]

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Lions don’t expect Taylor Decker back this week

Mon Sep 27 2021 18:30:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions tackle Taylor Decker stretched with other members of the offensive line as they were warming up for Sunday’s game against the Ravens and he’s eligible to be activated from injured reserve this week, but it looks like his return will have to wait a little while longer. Head coach Dan Campbell told reporters on [more]

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Short from 65 yards in pregame warmups, Justin Tucker nails game-winner from 66

Mon Sep 27 2021 01:27:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker barely made a league-record, 66-yard, crossbar-bouncing field goal on Sunday to beat the Lions. Before the game, he didn’t have that same range. “In pregame, I was short from 65 [yards] going each way, just — just barely,” Tucker told PFT by phone after the victory. So was he thinking about [more]

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Referee Scott Novak explains the delay-of-game mechanics that applied in Ravens-Lions

Mon Sep 27 2021 00:08:39 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Nearly thirteen years ago, a controversial non-call of delay of game happened in a Ravens win over the Titans in the playoffs. It happened again on Sunday, and it benefited the Ravens, again. On the play preceding the game-winning, 66-yard field goal from Justin Tucker, the play clock expired before quarterback Lamar Jackson got the [more]

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Dan Campbell on missed delay of game call: An apology from NFL means nothing

Mon Sep 27 2021 00:01:54 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions know a thing or two about blown calls. Dan Campbell does, too. He was an assistant in New Orleans when Nickell Robey-Coleman, then with the Rams, tackled Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis before the ball arrived without receiving a penalty. The Rams beat the Saints to win the NFC Championship Game. On Sunday, officials [more]

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Officials appeared to miss delay of game penalty on Ravens one play before winning field goal

Sun Sep 26 2021 20:29:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have a long history of getting ripped off by the officials. And it appears to have happened again today. On the play before the Ravens hit a game-winning 66-yard field goal as time expired, Lamar Jackson threw an incomplete pass. But it appeared that the play clock expired before Jackson got the snap, [more]

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Justin Tucker hits NFL-record 66-yard field goal to deliver Ravens win over Lions

Sun Sep 26 2021 20:11:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

For most of today’s game, it appeared that the Ravens could sleepwalk their way through an easy win against an overmatched Lions team. In the end, the Ravens woke up at just the right moment. Justin Tucker hit a 66-yard field goal as time expired, bouncing it off the cross bar and through the uprights, [more]

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Matthew Stafford gets a chance to enter NFL’s upper echelon

Sun Sep 26 2021 18:10:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The last time Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford saw Tom Brady, Stafford left early with an injury. Brady left early because it had become a boat race. Brady had 348 yards and four touchdowns in only one half. If he’d played the second half, he might have shattered Norm Van Brocklin’s 70-year-old single-game record of 554. [more]

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Will Ravens kick it in, like they did after signature win in 2019?

Sun Sep 26 2021 16:01:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Two years ago, the Ravens were good but not great in the early weeks of the season. A two-game losing streak followed by an overtime win over a Ben-less Steelers team put them on the right side of .500, at 3-2. A 23-17 win over the Bengals put them at 4-2. Then came a game [more]

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Ravens list Lamar Jackson as questionable

Fri Sep 24 2021 20:31:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was back at practice as a full participant on Friday, but the team isn’t calling him a sure thing for Sunday’s game against the Lions. Jackson was listed as questionable on the team’s final injury report of the week. He didn’t practice on Thursday because of an illness, but his return [more]

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Justin Madubuike, Justin Houston, Brandon Williams land on Ravens COVID-19 list

Fri Sep 24 2021 20:16:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Jaylon Ferguson isn’t the only Ravens defensive player to land on the team’s COVID-19 reserve list on Friday. Ferguson reportedly tested positive and the Ravens announced that three other players are joining him on the list. Edge rusher Justin Houston, defensive tackle Justin Madubuike, and nose tackle Brandon Williams have also been placed on [more]

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Lamar Jackson back at practice

Fri Sep 24 2021 16:07:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A day after missing practice with an illness, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is back. Jackson returned to the field today, according to reporters on the scene. Jackson had what was described as a “stomach bug” and is expected to be good to go for Sunday’s game against the Lions. A sore hip was also bothering [more]

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Jaylon Ferguson tests positive for COVID-19

Fri Sep 24 2021 14:43:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It looks like the Ravens won’t have one of their depth pieces at outside linebacker in Week Three. According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, Jaylon Ferguson has tested positive for COVID-19. Jeff Zrebiec of TheAthletic.com was the first to report there was at least one positive test among Baltimore’s 53-man roster with contact tracing ongoing. [more]

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Lamar Jackson missed practice due to illness

Thu Sep 23 2021 20:18:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said his hip was sore on Wednesday and he wasn’t at practice on Thursday, so many people likely assumed that the two things were connected. According to multiple reports, that’s not the case. Those reports say that Jackson was out of practice with an illness with Jeff Zrebiec of TheAthletic.com adding [more]

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Lamar Jackson missed Thursday’s practice for Ravens

Thu Sep 23 2021 18:27:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson didn’t appear on Wednesday’s injury report. He quite possibly will appear on Thursday’s. Via Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun, Jackson missed practice on Thursday. On Wednesday, he said his hip was sore from landing on it after flipping into the end zone for a touchdown. Soon, the Ravens will issue [more]

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Jamie Collins won’t be with Lions while they try to trade him

Thu Sep 23 2021 15:00:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Linebacker Jamie Collins wasn’t with the Lions at Wednesday’s practice and he won’t be back on Thursday or any other day in the future either. Lions head coach Dan Campbell confirmed that the Lions are trying to trade Collins because his role on defense is going to be released. He also said that the veteran [more]

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Report: Lions exploring trade for Jamie Collins

Wed Sep 22 2021 21:36:02 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions linebacker Jamie Collins didn’t participate in a walk-through Wednesday for non-injury reasons, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the team is exploring trade options. Collins has played 100 defensive snaps but has faced criticism for his play after the Lions allowed 76 points in two weeks. He has 10 tackles and a fumble [more]

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Ronnie Stanley, Alejandro Villanueva not practicing for Ravens

Wed Sep 22 2021 18:44:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Ravens didn’t have left tackle Ronnie Stanley in last Sunday night’s 36-35 win over the Chiefs and their practice week got underway without him on Wednesday. Stanley is dealing with an ankle injury and was one of seven players not on the field during the open portion of Wednesday’s practice. Stanley broke his ankle [more]

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Lions expect Tyrell Williams to miss another game

Wed Sep 22 2021 17:25:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions were down a receiver in their Week Two loss to the Packers and they expect to be shorthanded again in Week Three. Tyrell Williams suffered a concussion on a hit by 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt and he remained in the concussion protocol all of last week. Lions head coach Dan Campbell said at [more]

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Lions place Ifeatu Melifonwu on IR, sign Daryl Worley to active roster

Wed Sep 22 2021 13:48:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dealing with another injury in the secondary, the Lions have made a few roster moves. After head coach Dan Campbell said rookie cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu would be out for a little while with a thigh injury, the team has placed Melifonwu on injured reserve. A third-round pick out of Syracuse, Melifonwu started his first game [more]

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Bettor who just missed 16-team parlay received cash out amount, after all

Wed Sep 22 2021 13:24:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

You may have heard about the gambler who had a 16-team, money-line card that went 15 for 15 on Sunday, with only a Detroit Lions win over the Green Bay Packers standing in the way of a $726,000 payout. Obviously, the Lions lost — and there went the money. Unless it didn’t. As explained by [more]

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Dan Campbell: Derrick Barnes deserves a shot at linebacker

Wed Sep 22 2021 11:18:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have given up 76 points through the first two weeks of the season and their bid to improve on that performance may include giving fourth-round pick Derrick Barnes more time at linebacker. Barnes has only played five defensive snaps thus far, but his work since being drafted led head coach Dan Campbell to [more]

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Manningcast returns for Week Three

Tue Sep 21 2021 22:55:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When ESPN announced the Peyton and Eli Manning alternative to the primary Monday night broadcast, ESPN said that it would happen 10 times per season. It’s starting 2021 with three games in three weeks. An email from ESPN regarding the Week Two ratings notes that Peyton and Eli will be back for Monday night’s Eagles-Cowboys [more]

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Manningcast sees 132-percent increase in audience

Tue Sep 21 2021 22:14:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Peyton and Eli show is taking a bigger bite out of the primary MNF broadcast. The Week Two installment of the ESPN2 experience involving Peyton and Eli Manning’s podcast/simulcast of the Monday night game saw a 132-percent increase in audience. According to Austin Karp of Sports Business Journal, the audience grew from 800,000 to [more]

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Green Bay’s win over Detroit doesn’t answer many questions

Tue Sep 21 2021 14:33:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Green Bay won on Monday night against the Lions. In other words, the Packers successfully punched their own personal punching bag. The notion that the expected victory against the Lions — which came despite a leaky defense that benefited from the combination of a leaky second-half sky and Jared Goff‘s undersized hands — somehow expunges [more]

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Jared Goff: 0-2 is not what Lions want, but there are a lot of wins to be had down the line

Tue Sep 21 2021 13:23:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions quarterback Jared Goff knows some will say that this year’s Lions look like the same old Lions. But that’s not how he sees it. Goff said after the Lions lost to the Packers on Monday night that he’s still confident this team can turn things around. “Yeah, it’s a new crew now,” Goff said, [more]

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Aaron Jones lost pendant with father’s ashes after one of his touchdowns

Tue Sep 21 2021 10:24:50 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Throughout his career, Packers running back Aaron Jones would usually find his father in the Lambeau Field stands after emerging from the locker room at home games but things were different on Monday night. Alvin Jones Jr. died in April of complications from COVID-19 and his son took the field against the Lions wearing a [more]

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Aaron Rodgers passes John Elway for 10th all time in passing yards

Tue Sep 21 2021 02:06:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Davante Adams caught a 50-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers on the first possession of the second half. It gave Rodgers enough yards to pass John Elway for 10th on the NFL’s all-time passing yards list. Rodgers opened the night with 51,378 yards, with Elway at 51,475. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is ninth on the list [more]

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Jared Goff throws second touchdown pass to give Lions 14-7 lead

Tue Sep 21 2021 01:11:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers defense is not good. After giving up 38 points and 322 yards to the Saints in the season opener, the Packers have allowed 14 points and 162 yards in three drives against the Lions tonight. Detroit leads 14-7. Tight end T.J. Hockenson, matched up on linebacker De'Vondre Campbell, caught an 8-yard touchdown pass [more]

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CBS pregame show tees off on Aaron Rodgers

Mon Sep 20 2021 22:29:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In the event that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers needs any additional motivation for tonight, he got it on Sunday, courtesy of the main cast of The NFL Today. Via Jimmy Traina of SI.com, Boomer Esiason, Nate Burleson, Phil Simms, and Bill Cowher went in on Rodgers, as he prepares to try to avoid what would [more]

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49ers have another early-season rash of injuries

Sun Sep 19 2021 12:55:23 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It must be a slow Sunday Splash! news day. Last year, the 49ers had a pair of early-season games at MetLife Stadium, against the Jets in Week Two and then against the Giants in Week Three. The first game resulted in multiple key injuries, with players publicly blaming the surface at the shared venue. This [more]

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D’Andre Swift, Kalif Raymond questionable for Lions on Monday night

Sat Sep 18 2021 19:24:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back D'Andre Swift is one of four Lions players listed as starters on the team’s depth chart who are listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Packers. Swift is dealing with a groin injury that limited him in practice on Thursday and Friday, but he was listed as a full participant in [more]

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Jermichael Finley: Packers should be prepared to switch to Jordan Love by Week Four

Sat Sep 18 2021 14:50:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

It’s way too early for the Packers to panic. Former Packers tight end Jermichael Finley believes that panic could soon be justified. Finley has been candid in the aftermath of Green Bay’s embarrassing performance against the Saints regarding quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Previously, Finley said that Rodgers “looks tired,” and that it appears he has lost [more]

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Pride of the Lions inductee Roger Brown dies at 84

Sat Sep 18 2021 00:44:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Lions and Rams defensive tackle Roger Brown died Friday, the Lions announced. He was 84. Brown made six Pro Bowls in 10 NFL seasons, seven played with the Lions and three with the Rams. Detroit made him a fourth-round choice in 1960. Brown earned first-team All-Pro in 1962 and 1963. Sacks did not become [more]

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Packers placing Za’Darius Smith on IR with back injury

Fri Sep 17 2021 17:35:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Dealing with a back injury, Packers edge rusher Za'Darius Smith played only 18 defensive snaps in last week’s loss to New Orleans. It’s going to be at least three weeks until he sees the field again. Green Bay head coach Matt LaFleur announced on Friday that Smith will go to injured reserve, with the hope [more]

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Jamaal Williams says Packers are “like that ex-girlfriend” ahead of Monday night’s game

Fri Sep 17 2021 13:56:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jamaal Williams spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Packers, but moved on this offseason after the Packers re-signed Aaron Jones to go with 2020 second-round pick A.J. Dillon in their backfield. Williams wound up signing with the Lions, which set him up for a pair of meetings with his former [more]

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Packers without DL coach Jerry Montgomery after positive COVID test

Fri Sep 17 2021 11:02:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Packers may not have defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery with them for Monday night’s game against the Lions. Tom Silverstein of PackersNews.com reports that Montgomery was not at practice Thursday because he has tested positive for COVID-19. There are no other known positives or unvaccinated close contacts of Montgomery who would have to also [more]

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Lions claim Corey Ballentine off waivers

Thu Sep 16 2021 20:39:37 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have added a defensive back. Per ESPN’s Field Yates, Detroit has claimed Corey Ballentine off waivers. The Jets waived him off injured reserve on Wednesday. Ballentine was a Giants sixth-round pick in 2019 and appeared in 13 games for the club as a rookie. He played 27 percent of defensive snaps and 30 [more]

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Lions pessimistic about Tyrell Williams playing Monday night

Thu Sep 16 2021 16:24:49 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions play on Monday night, which gives wide receiver Tyrell Williams an extra day to clear the concussion protocol before they play the Packers on Monday night, but it doesn’t sound like there’s much hope that he’ll do that. Lions head coach Dan Campbell said that Williams, who was hurt on a blow to [more]

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Lions sign Will Holden to active roster

Thu Sep 16 2021 12:51:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

With offensive tackle Taylor Decker out for a few weeks with a finger injury, the Lions are doing some shuffling along their offensive line. Detroit announced that the team has signed Will Holden to the active roster from its practice squad. And the team has re-signed offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer to the practice squad. Holden [more]

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Calvin Johnson: To mend fences, Lions need to pay me $1.6 million

Wed Sep 15 2021 15:04:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions and Calvin Johnson continue to have no relationship. The rift traces to the fact that, when Johnson retired, the Lions made him pay back some of his signing-bonus money. Johnson recently elaborated on his concerns in an interview with Graham Bensinger. “What do you make of their efforts to resolve it?” Bensinger asked [more]

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Lions waive Tommy Kraemer

Tue Sep 14 2021 20:11:40 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have opened up a roster spot. Detroit announced on Tuesday afternoon that the team has waived rookie guard Tommy Kraemer. An undrafted player out of Notre Dame, Kraemer signed with the Lions in the spring. Detroit has a few injury concerns to deal with this week, particularly at cornerback. After Jeffrey Okudah tore [more]

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Panthers sign Zane Gonzalez off Lions practice squad

Tue Sep 14 2021 18:33:12 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Carolina is bringing in another kicker. After cutting Ryan Santoso on Tuesday, the Panthers announced that they’ve signed Zane Gonzalez off of Detroit’s practice squad. Gonzalez spent most of the last three seasons with the Cardinals. He hit 87 percent of his field-goal attempts in 2019, but that dipped to 73 percent last year in [more]

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Lions have spoken to Quinton Dunbar about coming back

Tue Sep 14 2021 16:27:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions cut Quinton Dunbar in August, but the veteran could find his way back to Detroit. Jeff Okudah tore his Achilles in the Lions’ 41-33 loss to the 49ers in Week One and will miss the rest of the season. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the team had spoken to Dunbar about [more]

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Tyrell Williams in concussion protocol

Tue Sep 14 2021 12:37:25 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Wide receiver Tyrell Williams‘ debut for the Lions was cut short by a hit to the head from 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt in the third quarter and he may miss Week Two as well. Williams is in the concussion protocol as a result of the hit and will be unavailable to the team as long [more]

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Dan Campbell: Jeff Okudah was really coming around before his injury

Mon Sep 13 2021 18:32:27 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah experienced a tough start to his career as a rookie. Now, he’ll have to work his way back from a major injury. In his Monday press conference, Detroit head coach Dan Campbell confirmed Okudah tore his Achilles during Sunday’s game and is out for the season. “I hate that for him. [more]

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Andy Dalton: It’s a long season, the whole NFC North is in the same position

Mon Sep 13 2021 14:50:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Bears were handled pretty easily by the Rams in Sunday night’s 34-14 loss and quarterback Andy Dalton didn’t do much to push back at those who think Justin Fields should be the team’s starters, but he did find a little silver lining to the outcome. Sunday afternoon saw the Packers, Vikings, and Lions all [more]

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Jeff Okudah out for season with torn Achilles

Mon Sep 13 2021 14:11:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah‘s first game of the season will be his last. Okudah suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers and is out for the season, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. It’s a huge setback for Okudah, the third overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft. He struggled [more]

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Lions fear Achilles injury for Jeff Okudah

Sun Sep 12 2021 21:20:53 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cornerback Jeff Okudah left Sunday’s game early in the fourth quarter. The Lions fear Okudah has an Achilles injury, coach Dan Campbell said via Kyle Meinke of the Detroit News. Okudah will undergo further testing Monday to determine the severity. Okudah went to the training room after a brief stop on the sideline, and the [more]

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49ers hold off late rally, beat Lions 41-33

Sun Sep 12 2021 20:27:14 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The 49ers will head home from their first road trip of the year with a 1-0 record. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 314 yards, rookie Elijah Mitchell ran for 102 yards, and it looked like the 49ers were going to roll to a blowout victory well into the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game in Detroit. They [more]

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Report: 49ers traded up to keep Patriots from getting Mac Jones (not a typo)

Sun Sep 12 2021 12:41:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the 49ers traded up from No. 12 to No. 3 in March, they did it with various objectives. One did not come to fruition. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the 49ers made the move in order to ensure they would get Alabama quarterback Mac Jones, if the 49ers ultimately decided to take him. [more]

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49ers place Jalen Hurd on injured reserve

Sat Sep 11 2021 21:13:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jalen Hurd spent his first two NFL seasons on the 49ers’ injured reserve list and he’s back on it for a third time. The 49ers announced the move on Saturday afternoon. Hurd tore his ACL last year and didn’t play in the team’s first two preseason games, but was able to play in the finale. [more]

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Dan Campbell declines to address “Internet rumors” regarding D’Andre Swift

Fri Sep 10 2021 15:46:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rumors ran rampant on Thursday regarding Lions running back D'Andre Swift. We ignored them until something official emerged. On Friday, something did. A reporter asked coach Dan Campbell about the situation. Here’s what he said: “That’s just Internet rumors I don’t feel I need to comment on right now.” Campbell then was asked whether the [more]

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Lions hire Don Muhlbach as special assistant to football and business operations

Fri Sep 10 2021 14:45:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Don Muhlbach’s run as the long snapper for the Lions came to an end on his 40th birthday earlier this year and head coach Dan Campbell said he felt like an a—–e for releasing the veteran on that day. The Lions are making it up to Muhlbach by bringing him back in a new position. [more]

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Trey Lance sheds splint but still limited in practice

Thu Sep 09 2021 22:46:32 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Trey Lance did not wear a splint on his injured finger while throwing during the portion of practice open to the media. The 49ers, though, still listed the rookie quarterback as limited in Thursday’s workout. “He’s still limited,” offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel said, via Kirk Larrabee of 49erswebzone.com. “He looked good, but we’re very hesitant [more]

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Lions bring Kevin Bastin back as head trainer

Wed Sep 08 2021 15:15:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions made an unexpected change to their football staff last month when they fired Dave Granito as their head athletic trainer and they announced his replacement on Wednesday. It’s a familiar face for those who have been in the Lions organization for a while. Kevin Bastin stepped down from the head trainer job in [more]

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Danny Amendola agrees to one-year, $2.5 million deal with Texans

Wed Sep 08 2021 00:37:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Texans worked out free agent receiver Danny Amendola earlier Tuesday. They now have agreed to terms. NFL Media reports Amendola will sign a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Texans. Texans General Manager Nick Caserio knows Amendola well from their time together in New England, and Houston needed another slot receiver to go with [more]

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Texans work out Danny Amendola

Tue Sep 07 2021 22:37:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Free agent receiver Danny Amendola‘s name hasn’t come up much since last season. He became a free agent in March. The Texans, who have former Patriots executive Nick Caserio as their General Manager, worked out Amendola on Tuesday. Amendola spent the past two seasons playing in Detroit under former Patriots staffers Bob Quinn and Matt [more]

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Trey Lance doesn’t throw Monday, Brandon Aiyuk back at practice

Mon Sep 06 2021 18:43:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk took a step toward playing in Week One on Monday while quarterback Trey Lance‘s status remains unclear. Aiyuk took part in practice with the team for the first time in more than a week. Aiyuk has been dealing with a hamstring injury, but his return to action on Monday will [more]

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Lions G.M. Brad Holmes downplays first-round pick Penei Sewell’s rough preseason

Fri Sep 03 2021 09:16:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

One of the most consistent observations from Lions preseason games was that rookie right tackle Penei Sewell did not play well. Sewell was consistently beaten by pass rushers and did not look ready to be an NFL starter. But Lions General Manager Brad Holmes, who selected Sewell with the seventh overall pick, says Sewell will [more]

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Lions re-sign Darren Fells and Dean Marlowe

Thu Sep 02 2021 15:04:36 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have brought back a pair of veterans as they placed two players on injured reserve. Detroit announced on Thursday that the team has re-signed tight end Darren Fells and safety Dean Marlowe. As corresponding moves, quarterback Tim Boyle and defensive end Da'shawn Hand have both been moved to IR. Boyle and Hand will [more]

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Dan Campbell thinks Michael Brockers will be ready for opener

Thu Sep 02 2021 12:55:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions traded for defensive tackle Michael Brockers this offseason with designs on him playing a leading role on their defensive front, but they didn’t get a lot of time to see him in action this summer. Brockers has been sidelined with an undisclosed injury until recently and he’s working his way back toward full [more]

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Former Lions standout Cecil Souders dies at 100

Thu Sep 02 2021 00:41:48 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Cecil “Cy” Souders was the NFL’s oldest living NFL alum until his death Monday at his home in Hilliard, Ohio. He was 100. Tony Paul of The Detroit News reports Souders still was watching college football and breaking down plays into his 90s. Souders played for the Lions from 1947-49, retiring because the NFL didn’t [more]

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Lions cut Darren Fells, Dean Marlowe

Wed Sep 01 2021 20:22:41 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions needed to make room for their waiver claims after being awarded kicker Austin Seibert and receiver KhaDarel Hodge. They released tight end Darren Fells and safety Dean Marlowe in corresponding moves. Dave Birkett of the Free Press reports Fells and Marlowe are expected back. Fells signed with the Lions on May 5. He [more]

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Broncos claim Mike Ford, Nate McCrary off waivers

Wed Sep 01 2021 16:44:06 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Broncos have added some depth to a couple of positions. Denver has claimed defensive back Mike Ford and running back Nate McCrary off waivers. The Lions waived Ford and the Ravens waived McCrary on Tuesday. Ford is entering his fourth year in the league after going undrafted in 2018. He’s appeared in 31 games [more]

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Lions claim Austin Seibert, KhaDarel Hodge off waivers

Wed Sep 01 2021 16:30:30 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions head coach Dan Campbell said the team had eyes on a couple of kickers after cutting both of the ones that were on their roster heading into Tuesday’s cut to 53 players and they landed one of them on Wednesday. The Lions have claimed Austin Seibert off of waivers. He was dropped by the [more]

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Dan Campbell: We’ve got our eyes on a couple of kickers

Wed Sep 01 2021 13:18:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

When the Lions reduced their roster to 53 on Tuesday, they cut both of their kickers. Apparently, neither Randy Bullock nor Zane Gonzalez was impressive enough to keep. But with a week and a half before the team’s season opener against San Francisco, Detroit has enough time to find a solution. Or, they could just [more]

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Lions release both kickers as they reduce roster to 53

Tue Aug 31 2021 20:27:19 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There were apparently two losers in Detroit’s kicking competition. The Lions announced that they’ve released both Randy Bullock and Zane Gonzalez while reducing their roster to 53 players. Bullock made all three of his field goals and Gonzalez made his one attempt during the three preseason games. Bullock signed with Detroit as a free agent [more]

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Broncos trade WR Trinity Benson to Lions

Tue Aug 31 2021 12:57:08 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Broncos and Lions have hooked up for a trade ahead of Tuesday afternoon’s deadline to set rosters at 53 players around the league. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the Broncos have traded wide receiver Trinity Benson to Detroit. They’ll also send a 2023 sixth-round pick to the Lions and the Lions will send [more]

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Jared Goff: Every year there are new teams in the playoffs; why not us?

Mon Aug 30 2021 20:21:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

There aren’t many outside the Lions’ building who believe the team can go to the postseason this year. Quarterback Jared Goff doesn’t care about their opinions. Detroit’s new QB1 is used to winning and going to the postseason, making three trips to the playoffs in the last four years for the Rams. But the expectations [more]

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Lions QB Tim Boyle having thumb surgery

Mon Aug 30 2021 16:27:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions head coach Dan Campbell gave an update at his Monday press conference about the thumb injury that quarterback Tim Boyle suffered on Friday. Campbell said on Friday that Boyle will be out for a while and on Monday he revealed that Boyle needs to have surgery after breaking the thumb. Campbell said that he [more]

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Mike Ford, Tyrell Crosby among Lions cuts on Monday

Mon Aug 30 2021 15:35:55 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions announced nine cuts on Monday morning, including the previously reported moves that remove wide receiver Breshad Perriman and safety Alijah Holder from the roster. The team has also waived cornerback Mike Ford, offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby, wide receiver Victor Bolden, wide receiver Damion Ratley, defensive tackle Miles Brown, offensive lineman Evan Heim, and [more]

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Lions waive Alijah Holder

Mon Aug 30 2021 14:32:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions’ roster moves continue to trickle out on Monday. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, the team has waived safety Alijah Holder. Detroit signed Holder in May after the former undrafted free agent spent his first two seasons with the Broncos. Holder appeared in 10 games over the last two years, mainly playing on [more]

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Lions cut Breshad Perriman

Mon Aug 30 2021 11:20:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

In March, the Lions signed wide receiver Breshad Perriman to a contract that included $2 million guaranteed. They can now kiss that money goodbye. Perriman has been released by the Lions this morning. A 2015 first-round draft pick of the Ravens, Perriman has never lived up to expectations in the NFL. He played only 27 [more]

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Sam Ehlinger, Sam Tevi out with knee injuries

Sat Aug 28 2021 01:06:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Sam Ehlinger and Sam Tevi had one of the more interesting plays of the preseason, with the backup quarterback pitching a lateral to the offensive lineman for a 5-yard loss. Their night only got worse. Both are out with knee injuries, the Colts announced via Zak Keefer of TheAthletic.com. Tevi was carted off after the [more]

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Kerryon Johnson clears waivers

Fri Aug 27 2021 20:56:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Kerryon Johnson is now a free agent. Johnson, the running back who was placed on waivers by the Eagles yesterday, has passed through waivers unclaimed today. That makes him free to sign with any team, although he’s currently dealing with a knee injury and unlikely to play early in the season. The 24-year-old Johnson entered [more]

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Lions expect Tyrell Williams back from groin injury for Week One

Fri Aug 27 2021 10:31:18 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions will close out the preseason on Friday night without wide receiver Tyrell Williams in the lineup, but they don’t expect him to be out for long. Williams is dealing with a groin injury and head coach Dan Campbell said that the expectation is that Williams will be back at practice well ahead of [more]

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Lions coach Dan Campbell concerned about D’Andre Swift’s availability for Week One

Tue Aug 24 2021 16:11:01 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions running back D'Andre Swift has been struggling with a groin injury, and it’s unclear how soon he’ll be back to 100 percent. Detroit head coach Dan Campbell told reporters today that he’s concerned about Swift’s ability to get himself in football shape by Week One. Campbell has said he’d love to see the Lions’ [more]

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Lions cut Darius Jennings, Jordan Ta’amu, three others

Mon Aug 23 2021 23:24:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have reached the 80-player roster limit ahead of Tuesday’s deadline by cutting five players. They released receiver Darius Jennings after signing him Aug. 9. He played six offensive snaps and three on special teams against the Steelers after playing nine offensive snaps and four on special teams in the exhibition opener. Jennings’ last [more]

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Ben Roethlisberger still has a run-pass tell in shotgun formation

Mon Aug 23 2021 15:51:46 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Steelers have a new offense. But they have an old quarterback. With an old tell. During the three drives led by Ben Roethlisberger on Saturday night against the Lions, the Steelers lined up in shotgun formation 11 of 16 times. Twice, they ran. Nine times, they threw. Roethlisberger still has a very different pre-snap [more]

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Ben Roethlisberger throws two TDs in first outing in new offense

Sun Aug 22 2021 00:13:42 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said this week that it was prudent for him to get as much preseason work as he could because he’s still getting comfortable in the offense that offensive coordinator Matt Canada installed this offseason. Roethlisberger got the start against the Lions on Saturday night and he looked right at home in [more]

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Fully vaccinated Barry Sanders is symptom-free after testing positive for COVID-19

Fri Aug 20 2021 14:28:05 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders can speak first-hand about how well the COVID-19 vaccines work. Sanders revealed today that he has tested positive for COVID-19. However, he’s fully vaccinated, and like most people who are fully vaccinated and get exposed to the coronavirus, he feels fine. “Despite being double vaccinated, wearing a mask, [more]

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Dan Campbell: “I’m an a–hole” for cutting Don Muhlbach on his 40th birthday

Thu Aug 19 2021 21:53:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions cut long snapper Don Muhlbach on his 40th birthday this week, an unceremonious departure for a player who had played 260 games for Detroit. Lions coach Dan Campbell took the blame for that, in a way on Campbell can. Campbell, who played with Muhlbach on the Lions from 2006 to 2008, said he [more]

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Ben Roethlisberger: Prudent to get as much preseason playing time as I can

Thu Aug 19 2021 19:13:17 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger couldn’t lobby head coach Mike Tomlin on playing him in last weekend’s game against the Eagles, but he won’t have to wait too much longer for a chance to play in a preseason game. Roethlisberger is set to take the field against the Lions on Saturday night and neither he nor [more]

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Nick Williams off COVID list, back at practice for Lions

Thu Aug 19 2021 17:24:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Defensive tackle Nick Williams is back in the mix at Lions practice. Williams missed nearly two weeks of training camp while on the COVID-19 reserve list, but was able to return to action on Thursday after the team activated him. His return comes during a summer that’s seen several Lions defensive linemen dealing with injuries [more]

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Former Lions standout Leonard Thompson dies

Thu Aug 19 2021 01:48:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Former Lions halfback/receiver Leonard Thompson died this week. He was 69 years old. “We are saddened to learn this week of the passing of Lions legend Leonard Thompson, who played 12 seasons for the Lions from 1975-86,” the Lions posted on social media. “In Lions history, Thompson is tied for 10th in career games played [more]

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Lions sign Rashod Berry

Wed Aug 18 2021 12:52:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rashod Berry has found a new home. The Lions announced on Wednesday morning that they’ve signed the free-agent outside linebacker. Berry had been with the Patriots since entering the league as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State last year. Spending most of the season on New England’s practice squad, Berry appeared in three [more]

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Dan Campbell on Alex Brown: We’re just lucky nobody died is what we are

Wed Aug 18 2021 01:40:56 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions coach Dan Campbell has used Alex Brown as a cautionary tale. Brown was charged with four felonies after a wrong-way crash that injured two others. Assistant Wayne County prosecutor Brian Johnson said, via the Detroit Free Press, that Brown had a blood alcohol level of .211, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08, [more]

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Lions sign Jordan Ta’amu

Tue Aug 17 2021 22:16:58 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have only three quarterbacks on their roster, and the two backups are nursing injuries that could keep them out of their preseason game this weekend. So the Lions have signed free agent quarterback Jordan Ta'amu, the team announced Tuesday. David Blough has a shoulder injury, and Tim Boyle is dealing with an ankle [more]

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Lions cut Don Muhlbach on his 40th birthday

Tue Aug 17 2021 21:53:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Lions long snapper Don Muhlbach received a rocking chair from teammates Tuesday on his 40th birthday. He also received a pink slip. Lions coach Dan Campbell, who preceded Muhlbach by a couple of years at Texas A&M but was a teammate in Detroit from 2006-08, announced the bad news at his press conference. “Dude’s a [more]

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Lions put Shaun Dion Hamilton on IR, waive Michael Barnett and Chad Hansen

Tue Aug 17 2021 20:29:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions announced the names of three players who will not be biting any kneecaps for the team this season. Linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton has been placed on injured reserve and wide receiver Chad Hansen has been waived with an injury settlement. They waived defensive tackle Michael Barnett to round out the moves that brought [more]

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Former Lions CB Alex Brown charged in wrong-way crash that injured a teammate

Mon Aug 16 2021 23:06:09 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions waived cornerback Alex Brown on Sunday, a day before Brown was charged in a wrong-way crash that injured two others. Justin Rogers of the Detroit News reports the prosecutor’s office has charged Brown with two counts of operating a vehicle while under the influence causing serious injury and two counts of reckless driving [more]

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Lions waive Alex Brown

Sun Aug 15 2021 17:27:51 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions have joined several other NFL teams in starting the process of trimming their rosters to 85 players ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to get to that number. The team announced on Sunday that they have waived cornerback Alex Brown. He had one tackle on special teams against Buffalo on Friday night. Brown signed with [more]

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Craig Reynolds introduced himself in Lions huddle before scoring TD

Sat Aug 14 2021 12:06:13 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Running back Craig Reynolds may not wind up making the Lions’ 53-man roster, but his stay in Detroit will include at least one memorable story. The Lions signed Reynolds after he tried out for the team on Thursday and they put him in the lineup on Friday night against the Bills because they were short [more]

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Lions abruptly fire head trainer Dave Granito

Sat Aug 14 2021 03:40:29 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions continue to make changes. Whether that changes the franchise’s fortunes remains to be seen. Via Eric Woodward of ESPN.com, Lions coach Dan Campbell said Friday that the team has dismissed head athletic trainer Dave Grantino. “Our guys were getting proper treatment,” Campbell said. It was nothing like that, but it felt like we [more]

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Jared Goff plays two series, Lions get one field goal

Fri Aug 13 2021 23:52:45 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jared Goff has made his debut in a Lions uniform, and he looked solid if unspectacular. Goff, the quarterback who arrived along with a bounty of the Rams’ draft picks in the Matthew Stafford trade, started today’s preseason game against the Bills and played the first two series before going to the sideline. Goff completed [more]

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Lions release Quinton Dunbar

Thu Aug 12 2021 15:16:44 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Veteran cornerback Quinton Dunbar is hitting the open market. The Lions announced that they have released Dunbar on Thursday morning. Dunbar signed with the team as a free agent this offseason after spending the 2020 season with the Seahawks. He was listed behind Jeff Okudah on the depth chart that the team released this week, [more]

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Jared Goff: We don’t pay attention to low outside expectations

Thu Aug 12 2021 14:11:35 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Jared Goff is used to being on a team with high external expectations. That’s not so any longer, now that he’s the starting quarterback of the Lions — a team that’s lost double-digit games in each of the last three years. But Goff has still compiled a record of 42-27 in his 69 games as [more]

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Lions expect Levi Onwuzurike back at practice next week

Wed Aug 11 2021 13:55:59 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

The Lions used their early draft picks to strengthen both sides of the line of scrimmage, but one of the players on the defensive side has been missing from the practice field recently. Second-round defensive tackle Levi Onwuzurike has been out of action since the first days of camp due to a back injury that [more]

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Nate Burleson becomes a co-host of CBS This Morning

Wed Aug 11 2021 13:05:57 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Retired football players are systematically taking over morning TV. First, Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan became a co-host of Good Morning America (after a stint as the replacement to Regis Philbin). Now, former receiver Nate Burleson will become a co-host of CBS This Morning, according to Stephen Battaglio of the Los Angeles Times. [more]

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