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Detroit Lions Sign Offensive Tackle J.B. Shugarts
April 3rd, 2014 at 11:02 PM
Some depth has been added to the Detroit Lions’ offensive line.  The team has signed offensive tackle J.B. Shugarts.  He is best known for his college days with the Ohio State Buckeyes.  ***PHOTO1***  Shugarts went undrafted in 2012.  Since making the jump to the pros, he has not actually played in a...

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...

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...

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...

Detroit Lions Free Agency Updates: Tracking the Latest Rumors, Rumblings and Signings
March 11th, 2014 at 10:14 AM
2014's NFL free agent frenzy begins at 4 p.m. EST on Tuesday, when players can officially sign with new teams. Until then, the rumors will get going with regards to who's going where and negotiating. ***PHOTO1*** Keeping track of the Detroit Lions moves won't be easy figuring the team has multiple needs...

Detroit Lions Free Agency: T.J. Ward, Alterran Verner in Mix; Wide Reciever and Safety Targets?
March 10th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
News hasn't come quite as fast as expected as the Detroit Lions begin negotiations with free agents in the negotiation window, but a few names have trickled into the mix, and both are at defensive positions of need. ***PHOTO1*** In the open negotiating period, things stayed quiet and the Lions weren't connected...

Detroit Lions Positional Recap, Linebacker: Steady Production Made Linebackers Defense’s Strength
March 10th, 2014 at 10:09 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 didn't have many spots on their team that were steady throughout in 2013, but linebacker was one of those places. Production was heavy and players were...

Detroit Lions’ Owner William Clay Ford Sr. Passes Away at Age 88
March 9th, 2014 at 3:11 PM
The Detroit Lions should have been spending a lazy weekend early in March planning for free agency, but instead, they were forced to say farewell to their legendary owner William Clay Ford Sr. who passed away Sunday at the age of 88. ***PHOTO1*** After the news broke, team president Tom Lewand released a...

Detroit Lions Links: Lance Moore Hits Free Agency While Ndamukong Suh Finally Signs with Agent
March 8th, 2014 at 11:44 AM
The open negotiating period prior to the start of free agency begins Saturday afternoon, meaning the rumors will likely start to reach a frenzied pace with regards to the Detroit Lions and other NFL clubs. ***PHOTO1*** A big goal for Detroit prior to free agency has been the restructuring of Ndamukong Suh's contract....

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 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 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...

Detroit Lions Positional Recap, Defensive Backs: Expect Plenty of Team Changes Prior to 2014
March 3rd, 2014 at 10:08 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. Of all the positions the Detroit Lions need to reshape this most this offseason, the defensive backfield could be one of the most obvious. Gone is hard-hitting, oft-injured safety...

Detroit Lions Black History Month Salute: Impact of James “Shack” Harris not Only Felt in Front Office
February 28th, 2014 at 9:30 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. An interesting factoid was recently learned. Currently, the Detroit Lions employ the first African American quarterback to lead a team to the playoffs, the first African American to...

Detroit Lions Mock Draft Review, Part 2: Cornerback and Wide Reciever Remain Favored Positions
February 27th, 2014 at 12:40 PM
The NFL Combine has come and gone, leaving more than 70 days until the first round of the NFL Draft in May. What's a football fan to do with all the extra free time? Bury their nose in the next version of mock drafts, of course. ***PHOTO1*** With regards to the Detroit...

Detroit Lions Free Agency Preview: Safety Offers Good Mix of Veterans, Elite Younger Talents
February 27th, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Football's free agency period opens a few weeks from now on March 11, so until then, we're breaking down the players and positions that the Detroit Lions could be interested in. Not only do the Detroit Lions need a cornerback this offseason, they might also need a safety. Both last lines of defense figure...