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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Detroit Lions’ Positional Recap, Wide Reciever: Outside Calvin Johnson, Modest Contributions
February 10th, 2014 at 11:34 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 came into the 2013 season needing a big year from their receivers, namely, players not named Calvin Johnson. When the season began, it appeared as if...

Jeremy Ross’s Offensive Versatility Should Help Him Win Detroit Lions’ Return Job
December 3rd, 2013 at 4:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** On Thanksgiving, a case of one man's trash being another man's treasure seemed to manifest itself once more. Jeremy Ross showed flashes of brilliance for the Detroit Lions in the return game and versatility on offense, which helped stun the Green Bay Packers, the very team which had recently...

Inside the Numbers: Detroit Lions Have Faired Well Against Quality Pass Defenses in 2013
November 16th, 2013 at 9:43 AM
One advantage the Pittsburgh Steelers will cling to in their match up with the Detroit Lions this weekend is the fact that the Steelers have a stout pass defense. Despite many of the other things that have gone wrong, Pittsburgh still locks opponents down through the air, keeping the opposition...

Brandon Marshall Looks Like Nothing but a Sore Loser for Directing His Frustration at Detroit
November 12th, 2013 at 10:23 AM
Like it or not, former Indianapolis Colts' running back Mike Hart is partially to blame for a slice of Brandon Marshall's outburst regarding the Detroit Lions and the City of Detroit yesterday evening. As part of his latest tirade, Marshall called the Lions a "little brother" on Monday filling in on...

Detroit Lions’ Scorecard: Breaking Down the Play of the Offense Against the Chicago Bears
November 11th, 2013 at 10:16 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. Even though the Detroit Lions fell well short of their very solid 27.1 points per game average and...

Detroit Lions Midseason Report: Offense Has Chance to Thrive in Favorable Final Eight Games
October 30th, 2013 at 10:33 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. Through eight games, the Detroit Lions' offense is impressing. Statistically, they're the second ranked...

Unsuprisingly, Detroit Lions Stand Pat During Quiet 2013 NFL Trade Deadline
October 29th, 2013 at 5:18 PM
Though he has a notable history of wheeling and dealing, Detroit Lions' general manager Martin Mayhew likely didn't see any monetary or logistical fits Tuesday, leading him to an inactive day as the NFL trade deadline passed quietly in Detroit. Many had figured the Lions had major needs at wide receiver and...

If the Detroit Lions Choose to Make Trade at Wide Reciever, Emmanuel Sanders is the Best Choice
October 29th, 2013 at 8:36 AM
The 2013 NFL trade deadline will pass Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. and like most years, it will likely end without much fanfare. In a world dominated by fantasy football, Playstation and Xbox, fans always think it's easier to make a trade than actual football general managers do. Obviously, the cash...

Jim Schwartz Must Allow His Detroit Lions’ Offense to Play Aggressively at the End of Halves
October 22nd, 2013 at 12:31 PM
For the umpteenth time, the Detroit Lions refused to pass the football at the end of a first half, and some could argue it finally cost the team dearest against the Cincinnati Bengals. This needs to change soon, lest it keeps burning the Lions and becoming a bigger topic. With time...

Detroit Lions Scorecard: Breaking Down the Play of the Offense Against the Cincinnati Bengals
October 21st, 2013 at 9:42 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. The Detroit Lions offense was good enough to put up 24 points against the Cincinnati Bengals' tough defense...

By Cutting Patrick Edwards and Signing Dorin Dickerson, Detroit Lions Show Size Does Matter
October 15th, 2013 at 12:17 PM
The NFL is a tall league. It's a tired cliche, but it's being proven true every single week in a different way. The dichotomy of this was seen as the Detroit Lions played the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Rookie tight end Joseph Fauria snagged three touchdown passes by simply being taller and...

Matthew Stafford’s Performance in the Absence of Calvin Johnson Shows Why Offensive Weapons Key
October 8th, 2013 at 9:16 AM
For years, the Detroit Lions have been criticized for always trying to win by adding offensive weapons. Sunday afternoon during a loss to the Green Bay Packers, the team showed why that's not always the wrong idea. Without Calvin Johnson, the Lions were a lost cause from the get-go Sunday. With...

Detroit Lions Sign Recently Released Wide Reciever Kevin Ogletree, Add to Positional Depth
October 2nd, 2013 at 5:42 PM
The mess that is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2013 season may have inadvertently helped the Detroit Lions, who've been spread a bit thin at wide receiver lately thanks to key injuries. Kevin Ogletree, signed by Tampa in March of 2013, was abruptly dropped from the Buccaneers' roster Tuesday. Wednesday, he worked out...

With Confidence and Time, Kris Durham Can Become Difference Maker for Detroit Lions’ Offense
October 1st, 2013 at 11:05 AM
Most people probably figure that the tallest wide receiver in the NFL belongs to the Detroit Lions, but they likely can't accurately peg who it is. Surprisingly, it's not "Megatron" Calvin Johnson, but 6'6" Kris Durham, his littler-known yet bigger offensive running mate. Just call him "Makeshift." Makeshift, of course, refers...