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Detroit Lions Eye Defensive Depth; Sign Vaughn Martin, Host Darryl Tapp and James Ihedigbo
March 13th, 2014 at 1:58 PM
Wednesday, the Detroit Lions upgraded their offense, signing wide receiver Golden Tate. Thursday, they turned their attention to the other side of the ball by signing defensive tackle Vaughn Martin and hosting two other free agents. ***PHOTO1*** Martin, who would have had a stint at Michigan State University in 2006 had academic transcript issues...

Detroit Lions Need Ndamukong Suh to Restructure Contract Before Free Agency
March 4th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
The Detroit Lions have around $11 million dollars to spend this season. With news that the salary cap is set to rise considerably in the future, the team that was suddenly facing cap problems might be getting back in good shape. ***PHOTO1*** Still, the biggest issue yet to be resolved regards defensive...

Detroit Lions Positional Recap, Defensive Line: Run Defense Steps up, Finally Becomes Elite
February 24th, 2014 at 9:49 AM
Every Monday/Tuesday during the winter, we're taking a closer look back at the progression of every position on the Detroit Lions during the 2013 season. The Detroit Lions have been able to get after the quarterback with their defensive line for some time, but the biggest question marks surrounding the front four has been their...

Former Detroit Lions’ Coach Jim Schwartz Classy in Defense of Ndamukong Suh, Matthew Stafford
February 12th, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Though Jim Schwartz was fired by the Detroit Lions, there's apparently no hard feelings considering the former coach has gone out of his way lately to defend a few of his former star players from the team. ***PHOTO1*** First, it was Matthew Stafford, the quarterback that came under fire for falling apart down...

Detroit Lions Should Keep Ndamukong Suh for Defensive Consistency Next Season
February 9th, 2014 at 10:09 AM
Around Detroit this week, the hottest topic of football conversation has been what to do with Detroit Lions' starting defensive tackle and free agent soon to be Ndamukong Suh. Considering Suh's age and ability level, it doesn't seem like much of a question to ponder at all. ***PHOTO1*** Many reasons have been given...

Heath Evans Doesn’t Back Down from Comments About Ndamukong Suh’s Dicipline
February 6th, 2014 at 8:18 PM
Last week, the NFL Network's Heath Evans had some strong comments about Ndamukong Suh, whom he claimed ruled the roost in the Detroit Lions' locker room and was content to show his power over former head coach Jim Schwartz in small but noticeable ways. ***PHOTO1*** Afterward, many Lions almost immediately spoke out on...

Analyst Heath Evans: Ndamukong Suh “Uncontrollable” in Detroit Lions’ Locker Room
January 31st, 2014 at 2:44 PM
Even though Ndamukong Suh was voted a team captain prior to the 2013 year and minded his manners on the field for the most part, that hasn't stopped rumors about Suh's locker room demeanor much of last season from spreading. ***PHOTO1*** Appearing in an interview with Matt Dery of Detroit Sports 105.1...

Detroit Lions’ Links: Joe Lombardi Praised by Drew Brees; Brett Keisel in Free Agency Fold?
January 31st, 2014 at 11:02 AM
Even though the team isn't currently competing, there's no shortage of news this week, as the Detroit Lions and company hang around New York City prior to the Super Bowl. Just before the big game, the Lions addressed their need for a new head coach, and now, more is coming...

Seattle Seahawks’ Cliff Avril Deserves Credit for Forging Detroit Lions’ Defensive Identity
January 30th, 2014 at 11:28 AM
When Cliff Avril left the Detroit Lions last spring, there was a feeling of disappointment for all parties involved. Avril clearly wasn't in a rush to leave town, and Lions' fans wanted him to stay just as much. Financially, however, keeping the star defensive end would be next to impossible...

Detroit Lions Midseason Report: Defense Playing with Some Swagger, Finally Forcing Turnovers
October 31st, 2013 at 11:11 AM
Detroit Lions' Midseason Report is a three part series examining the strengths and weaknesses of the offense, defense and special teams from the first eight games while casting a look ahead to the second half of the season. Defensively, the Detroit Lions are leaps and bounds ahead of where they were after...

Ndamukong Suh Looks More Dominating than Ever, Though Statistics Don’t Always Show It
October 15th, 2013 at 8:13 PM
On the 2013 season, Ndamukong Suh has 2.5 sacks, 18 total tackles, one forced fumble. Those numbers are far, far away from the league leads in all categories for defenders. Despite that, those probably aren't the statistics Jim Schwartz is most interested in. It's time for the fans to open their...

Detroit Lions Scorecard: Breaking Down the Play of the Defense Against the Chicago Bears
September 30th, 2013 at 9:47 AM
Every Monday during the regular season, the "Detroit Lions' Scorecard" will take a closer look at the on field performance of an important positional group and rank their performance during the prior game. Normally, the scorecard seeks to break down one positional group, but considering a total team effort on defense...

Detroit Lions Injury Report: Reggie Bush and Patrick Edwards Sit, Rob Sims and Nick Fairley Limited
September 18th, 2013 at 5:47 PM
Detroit Lions' Injury Report catches fans up on the latest news from the infirmary. It's only two games into the season, and the Detroit Lions are already starting to pile up the waiting line for the infirmary. Three new names were added to this week's list, and after Reggie Bush's scare, the...

Without Nick Fairley, Detroit Lions’ Defensive Line Has Plenty of Solid Options
September 12th, 2013 at 5:48 PM
Detroit Lions' defensive tackle Nick Fairley missed practice again on Thursday, casting some serous doubts about his availability for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** Dealing with a shoulder injury, Fairley finished last week's game against the Minnesota Vikings but has been struggling enough this week to cut down on his practice time....

Detroit Lions Injury Report: Nick Fairley’s Shoulder, Jason Fox’s Groin Among Week Two Concerns
September 11th, 2013 at 6:02 PM
Detroit Lions' Injury Report catches fans up on the latest news from the infirmary. Though they began the season with relatively clean bill of health, a rough and tumble battle with the Minnesota Vikings has left the Detroit Lions a bit bruised and certainly battered as they prepare for a week two...

Ndamukong Suh Fined $100k for Hit on John Sullivan
September 10th, 2013 at 5:48 PM
Ndamukong Suh has long been known as one of the NFL's dirtiest players, so it's no shock that the star defensive tackle made headlines in opening week. The Detroit Lions hosted the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, and Suh played a big part in the Lions 34-24 victory. The stats may not...

Fine Would Be Correct Punishment for Ndamukong Suh, Who Made Questionable Hit During Play
September 10th, 2013 at 11:46 AM
After another run-in with the NFL law during the first game of the season, let the 2013 version of the Ndamukong Suh witch hunt begin in earnest. ***PHOTO1*** When Suh undercut Vikings' center John Sullivan on DeAndre Levy's touchdown return Sunday, everyone knew what was coming next. Complaints about Suh being dirty would...

Detroit Lions Scorecard: Breaking Down the Play of the Defensive Line Against the Minnesota Vikings
September 9th, 2013 at 8:06 AM
Every Monday during the regular season, the "Detroit Lions' Scorecard" will take a closer look at the on-field performance of an important positional group and rank their individual performances during the prior game. Defensively, plenty went right for the Detroit Lions on Sunday afternoon and that was due in large part to...

Detroit Lions Sign Veteran Defensive Tackle Justin Bannan
August 15th, 2013 at 10:52 PM
With the season drawing closer and a youth movement fully underway on the defensive line, the Detroit Lions turned to veteran Justin Bannan to add some veteran stability. ***PHOTO1*** Detroit reportedly signed Bannan on Thursday, ending the their courtship of the 11 year veteran. Previously, Bannan played with the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore...

Detroit Lions Tuesday 10, Number 5: Improvement, Maturity from Nick Fairley Important for Defense
July 30th, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Welcome to Tuesday 10, where every Tuesday over the summer, we'll count down 10 Detroit Lions who are vital to the team's success in 2013. Today, we reach the halfway point by examining number five, a defensive tackle who's taking plenty of steps in the right direction towards becoming a dominating force. ***PHOTO1*** In...