LIONS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Michigan Offers Son Of Former Detroit Lions Great

Michigan sent out an offer to the son of former Detroit Lions DE Robert Porcher on Tuesday. Blessed to receive an offer from The University of Michigan
Via Diehardsport
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Steelers, Lions to practice together ahead of preseason game

The Lions did not hold joint practices with other teams in Jim Caldwell’s first two years as the team’s head coach, but that will change this summer. The Lions and Steelers announced that the teams will practice together on August 9 and 10 at Steelers camp at Saint Vincent College before facing off in their…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 day ago

What should we expect from Matthew Stafford in 2016?

I find it interesting when fans or pundits form opinions on active players. Good or bad, once someone has expressed their stance it becomes almost irreversible. It makes for better television to have people say outlandish things and stick to them until the boorish end. Matthew Stafford’s first two season in the NFL were not what anyone had hoped. He would start only 13 games...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford talks about possibility of a Calvin Johnson return

Matt Stafford and the Lions have some things to figure out this offseason. Namely, just what they're going to wedge into that gaping, Calvin Johnson-sized crater in the team's offense.Stafford and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell recently gave an interview to WJR-AM in Detroit (h/t MLive.com's Justin Rogers) about Johnson and the prospect of a comeback for the recently retired wide...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Golden Tate, fiancee Elise Pollard went cliff diving in Oman…and OH MAN

Instagram Lions wide receiver Golden Tate and his fiancee Elise Pollard recently visited the country of Oman and ran off a cliff.  Cliff diving. And yeah, I just peed a little (ok, a lot) watching this. This video makes me have the travel bug. A highlight from the country of OMAN!! We literally ran and jumped off of this cliff!!! #sorryforthecommentary #wasjustsoexcited A...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford doesn’t see Calvin Johnson coming back to Lions

As much as he’d love to have him back, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford doesn’t think receiver Calvin Johnson has any designs of returning in 2016. Johnson retired this offseason after a frustrating season in which he dealt with nagging injuries. He’ll certainly be welcomed back if he does decide to change his mind, but Stafford expects him to stay the course. ...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford thinks Calvin Johnson will remain retired

When a player who had 88 catches for 1,214 yards and nine touchdowns the previous season decides to retire the way Calvin Johnson did, it’s an easy inclination to continue wondering whether that player will reconsider his decision. Matthew Stafford does not think Megatron will. Stafford was interviewed on WJR-AM this week and talked about his longtime teammate’s decision to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions still bitter about facemask call against Packers

Everyone remembers the Hail Mary thrown by Aaron Rodgers to give the Green Bay Packers a victory over the Detroit Lions in Week 13 of the 2015 season. What many don’t remember is the facemask call on Devin Taylor the play before the Hail Mary with zeroes left on the clock that gave Rodgers that one extra shot at the victory. Needless to say, the Lions and their fans remember...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL Running Back Jahvid Best is Hoping to Run the 100-Meter Dash in the 2016 Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best did not have a great NFL career. Not because he wasn't talented enough, but because he suffered too many injuries. Instead of wasting his athleticism, Best has decided to try and make it into the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. RELATED: Tom Brady Says Concussions Are "Just Part of Life" While playing in 22 games over three seasons...
Via Stack
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Lions running back is trying to make the 2016 Rio Olympics

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best is taking his athletic career in a new direction as he attempts to make the St. Lucia Olympic track team in time for the 2016 Rio Games.Best, 27, hails from California but his father is from St. Lucia, meaning the former football pro has a shot at obtaining the St. Lucian citizenship necessary to compete for the country. The other hurdle...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions position of concern: Defensive End

With Jason Jones officially taking his talents to South Beach, it appears the Lions will roll out four rookies (three undrafted) to fill out their depth chart heading into voluntary workouts. Ezekiel Ansah is a superstar in the making after notching his first career Pro Bowl last season. He has a non-stop motor and will be playing his next two seasons for a max deal, one he will...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions position of concern: Cornerback

You can never really predict the progression a player will have from his rookie season to his second or second to third. Different players mature and grow into a scheme at different rates. Some players never evolve in a system then flourish elsewhere. It’s the nature of professional football. Running back Thomas Jones was drafted out of the University of Virginia in 2000. In...
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: two unsigned free agents that can help right now

The Detroit Lions had a solid draft, seemingly investing in a running game, better pass protection, and defense. Fans can’t be too critical as these are all clearly positions of great need on a team full of holes coming into the offseason. Still, as it stands now you still have to look at this roster and think, “Is this really it?” Clearly these young linemen have a chance...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three keys to success for the Detroit Lions offense

Since he was drafted No. 2 overall in the 2007 NFL Draft, Calvin Johnson has been an icon in the city of Detroit.  Dubbed “Megatron” by the fan base, he has broken nearly every Lions receiving record.  As a matter of fact, since he joined the league, no player has amassed more receiving touchdowns, receiving yards, or 100-yard games.  His time in the city has been cherished...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions rookie profile: A’Shawn Robinson

The Detroit Lions are looking to become a stronger team on both the offensive and defensive lines. One way they are hoping to succeed with their goal is by signing 6’4, 307 pound, Alabama defensive tackle, A’Shawn Robinson. The name may not be familiar to some, but that’s where I will step in to give you the low down on one of the Lions newest members. Robinson has always been...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Lions WR Brett Perriman in hospital, on life support

Former Detroit Lions and Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Brett Perriman is said to be in a fight for his life as he was hospitalized on Tuesday night. Brett's son Breshad, a receiver with the Baltimore Ravens, sent this tweet about his father on Tuesday night: Prayers up for my pops! He's the real definition of hard body so I know he will be walking out the hospital like nothing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Taylor Decker Meets The 2 Leopards The Columbus Zoo Named After Him

For the last two summers, Ohio State offensive lineman and Detroit Lions first-round pick Taylor Decker interned at the Columbus Zoo, and last week he received the honor of having a pair of clouded leopards born at his old employer named after him.  Today, Decker had the opportunity to meet his namesakes, a girl leopard named Taylor and a boy named Decker.  Stopped by the...
Via College Spun
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL QB to draft prospects: NFL 'doesn’t care about you'

Joey Harrington, who the Detroit Lions chose with the No. 3 pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, has had to bear the “bust” label pretty much since early in his career. But Harrington is more than just a name on the many lists of all-time draft busts that surface at this time of year, and he has a lot to say about the draft process and life in the NFL. In an interview published by...
Via The Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Teammates reportedly ‘steamed’ over Ndamukong Suh missing workouts

When you are the highest-paid player on your team, the expectation is that you are going to work harder than everyone else. After all, that’s likely one of the reasons you put yourself in position to be the highest paid. Unfortunately for the Miami Dolphins, this hasn’t necessarily been the case with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who is absent from voluntary workouts in Miami...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford: Things will be ‘obviously different’ without Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson shocked the NFL world in March when he officially announced his retirement at the age of 30. Matthew Stafford, Johnson’s longtime Detroit Lions teammate, understands that things — both on and off the field — will be a lot different without Megatron in the fold. Stafford pointed out that there were already plenty of changes in store for the Lions offense under...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Corey Fuller thought Megatron was joking about retirement

Calvin Johnson had apparently been long considering retirement, apparently telling his teammate Corey Fuller about his plans early in the season, according to MLive.com. But Fuller thought Johnson was joking. “Every time he mentioned it to me, I kind of took it as a joke,” Fuller said Thursday night. “Like, ‘Yeah, whatever. No you’re not.’ It wasn’t until close the...
Via The Comeback
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Eric Ebron trolls Mia Khalifa over UNC in championship game

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron trolled adult film star Mia Khalifa over North Carolina reaching the National Championship Game. Ebron played college ball at UNC for three years before entering the NFL Draft in 2014. After the Tar Heels beat Syracuse on Saturday in the Final Four to advance to the title game, Ebron sent this tweet to Khalifa: @miakhalifa I got a extra ticket...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions to add new color scheme to NFL jerseys beginning in 2016

It sounds as if the Detroit Lions are going to be the closest thing to the Oregon Ducks when it comes to uniform choices on gameday. Team president Rod Wood has indicated that there will be changes made to the Lions’ uniforms in the very near future, with the majority of those changes likely to come in 2017. But, in 2016, one of those changes will include an alternative jersey...
Via The Comeback
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions announce plans to continue raising ticket prices

After raising ticket prices 7.8 percent last year, because even bad teams still attempt to make money hand-over-fist, it appears the Detroit Lions are going to go back to the well of good faith among hardy fans and try to raise ticket prices. Lions president Rod Wood says the team is 24th in average ticket price and would like it to be 16th, bang average, so further hikes could...
Via The Comeback
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Jim Caldwell says Calvin Johnson made the right decision to retire

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell was understandably disappointed when he learned that Calvin Johnson was going to retire, for obvious reasons. But the way he sees it, when every factor is taken into account — especially the wide receiver’s own opinion — Johnson made the right decision. Calling Johnson a “great competitor” as well as a “world-class person,” Caldwell...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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