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Detroit Lions Sign Dan Orlovsky to One-Year Deal
April 2nd, 2014 at 11:09 PM
The Detroit Lions have finally found a veteran backup quarterback.  Unfortunately, they found someone who had an awful stint with them in the past.  Dan Orlovsky is in a Lions uniform once again.  ***PHOTO1***  Orlovsky's deal is for one year and worth $1.75 million.  Anytime you mention Orlovsky's name, everyone will remember him...

Pressure is on Brandon Pettigrew to Improve After Detroit Lions Award Multi-Year Deal
March 14th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
Every move a team makes in free agency isn't going to thrill the masses. Such was probably the case for many when the Detroit Lions announced they re-signed tight end Brandon Pettigrew to a four year contract Friday morning. ***PHOTO1*** Likely the best remaining member of a weakened tight end class in...

Golden Tate Signs 5 Year, $31 Million Dollar Contract with Detroit Lions
March 12th, 2014 at 7:09 PM
Early on in the free agency process, the Detroit Lions identified wide receiver as a major need, and identified Golden Tate as their man. With another winter storm bringing the region to a standstill, Tate literally couldn't get out of town after his visit, which may have helped the team...

Detroit Lions Move to Secure Joique Bell Good for Franchise and Community
March 12th, 2014 at 9:54 AM
Once in a while, a special player comes along that a team just doesn't need to lose. Such is the case with Joique Bell, who agreed to a three year contract extension with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday just before free agency opened. ***PHOTO1*** Considering Bell is from Benton Harbor and went...

Report: Detroit Lions Showing “A Ton of Interest” in Clemson’s Sammy Watkins
March 7th, 2014 at 9:24 AM
Early this offseason, the Detroit Lions seem to realize they badly need a secondary threat to place with Calvin Johnson. One of the fans' favorite early targets in that respect has been Sammy Watkins.  ***PHOTO1*** Right now, it appears as if Detroit is matching their early interest. Thursday, the Lions visited Clemson's...

Detroit Lions Free Agency Preview: Tight End Market Doesn’t Offer Depth or Many Difference Makers
March 6th, 2014 at 10:58 AM
Football's free agency period opens in a week on March 11. Until then, we're breaking down the players and positions that the Detroit Lions could target. Outside of Jimmy Graham, the free agent market for tight ends figures to be extremely narrow. For a team like the Detroit Lions that could be in...

According to CBS Sports, Free Agent Wide Reciever Emmanuel Sanders Makes Sense for Detroit Lions
March 5th, 2014 at 2:17 PM
In just three more days, NFL teams can begin negotiating with free agents. Though those players can't officially sign until March 11, the beginning of the first period officially opens silly season with regards to rumors and innuendo. ***PHOTO1*** As it relates to the Detroit Lions, a team with a few different...

Detroit Lions Don’t Use Franchise Tag, but Continue Negotiating with Free Agents
March 3rd, 2014 at 9:15 PM
As expected, the Detroit Lions declined to use the franchise tag before Monday afternoon's 4 p.m. deadline for the second straight year.  ***PHOTO1*** Previously, the team had considered utilizing the tag on free agent to be tight end Brandon Pettigrew. Instead, Pettigrew's agent and Martin Mayhew will work together and try to negotiate...

NFL Combine Showcases Depth of Wide Receiver Class, Which Should Only Help Detroit Lions
February 24th, 2014 at 3:27 PM
After the second day of the NFL Combine was complete, the biggest news should not have been Johnny Manziel 40 yard dash or Michael Sam's press conference poise, but rather, the depth of a stacked wide receiver class. That element can help the teams the most, and specifically, will interest...

Five Players the Detroit Lions Should Watch During the NFL Combine
February 22nd, 2014 at 10:51 AM
The NFL Combine kicks off this weekend from Lucas Oil Field, and navigating the personnel and drills can be a tough task, especially when there are multiple players from multiple schools competing together at the same time. ***PHOTO1*** Fortunately, there are some players the Detroit Lions should be watching closer than others,...

Detroit Lions Part Ways with Embattled David Akers, Make Four Others Free Agents
February 21st, 2014 at 11:38 AM
After a rocky 2013 season, most figured the Detroit Lions would not bring back embattled veteran kicker David Akers. Those folks were proven right on Friday, as Martin Mayhew provided an update on his plans with regards to some of the team's existing free agents. ***PHOTO1*** Speaking in Indianapolis at the Combine, Mayhew named...

Detroit Lions Black History Month Salute: Gentleman Charlie Sanders Has Always Stayed Involved
February 21st, 2014 at 9:22 AM
With February being Black History Month, Lions 101 takes time to salute the contributions of a few notable African American pioneers within the organization. The Detroit Lions have long been known as a diverse franchise, but they have certainly had a few players setting the gold standard for other African Americans...

Backwards or Forwards Hat, Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford Needs to Win Most of All
February 20th, 2014 at 9:12 AM
It's been an interesting offseason for Detroit Lions' quarterback Matthew Stafford, to say the least. First, pundits have questioned if his mechanics are too broken to have NFL success. Now, Hall of Fame tight end Mike Ditka is called his hat wearing choices into question with additional over-analysis. ***PHOTO1*** Speaking to the Detroit...

Detroit Lions Must Resist Urge to Franchise Brandon Pettigrew, Work to Keep Options Open at Tight End
February 19th, 2014 at 10:32 AM
The Detroit Lions only have one serious candidate for the franchise tag this winter, and it's tight end Brandon Pettigrew, who's been an inconsistent performer much of his time in Detroit. ***PHOTO1*** Forget about Pettigrew's draft class (2009) and age (28) for a minute and consider these more important numbers first: 416...

Detroit Lions Combine Preview: Five Important Positions to Watch in Indianapolis
February 18th, 2014 at 9:41 AM
After last month's Senior Bowl, the next step NFL teams must take is the arduous task of scouting the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Called the "Underwear Olympics" by many, the event is vital towards determining the draft position of top prospects and plenty of others. ***PHOTO1*** With that in mind, what...

Detroit Lions Positional Recap, Offensive Line and Tight End: Rookie Performers Step Up
February 17th, 2014 at 10:13 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. Over time, the Detroit Lions have been maligned for plenty, but most consistently for not developing a competent offensive line. During the 2013 season, that finally looked to change,...

Detroit Lions Release Wide Receiver Nate Burleson, Save $5.5M in Cap Room
February 13th, 2014 at 2:24 PM
A day after the New Orleans Saints got the NFL's season of cuts off to a roaring start, the Detroit Lions have reportedly decided to add a significant name of their own to the mix by releasing veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson. ***PHOTO1*** Burleson had been in Detroit since 2010, when he...

Detroit Lions’ Free Agency Preview: Loaded Wide Reciever Group Provides Lions with Options
February 13th, 2014 at 9:44 AM
Football's free agency period opens just over a month from now on March 11, so until then, we're breaking down the players and positions that the Detroit Lions could be interested in. For the Detroit Lions, the upgrade of no position could be as important as wide receiver this offseason. Coming off...

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’ Re-signing of Dominic Raiola a Solid Football Move for Next Season
February 11th, 2014 at 10:22 AM
Friday, the Detroit Lions quietly took care of one of their own bigger name, significant free agents to be, agreeing to terms with center Dominic Raiola on a one year contract extension. ***PHOTO1*** For many, this move might be wildly unpopular, since Raiola represents a polarizing figure in Detroit. On one hand, the...