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  • • Matthew Stafford’s wife says house sale is for safety of kids
    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is selling his house, but according to his wife, it’s only for the safety of their children. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Kelly Stafford said in a video posted to social media that it wasn’t for any reason related to football. “No speculation is needed,” she said. “We’re [more]...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford’s Michigan house is for sale
    Some scoffed when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady put his Boston house up for sale. They’re not scoffing now. Will they scoff in response to the latest franchise quarterback with a For Sale in the front yard of his local home? Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s Bloomfield Township home [more]...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford plans to stop licking his fingers
    We’re all forced to learn new habits because of the COVID-19 shutdowns, and Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is no different. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Stafford said he’s making a conscious effort to not lick his fingers before he throws. Considering he generally receives a football from beneath the sweaty rear end [more]...2020
  • • Michigan won’t be “filling stadiums in the fall”
    The Lions may not have to worry about getting booed at home. Again. On Tuesday, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer said that she doesn’t expect large crowds in her state this year, due to the ongoing pandemic. “There is reason to feel some confidence here,” Whitmer said on WQKI-FM, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free [more]...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford cleared after last year’s back injury
    The Lions won’t have anything resembling a normal offseason — like the rest of the league — but they’d have had their quarterback on hand if they did. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions General Manager Bob Quinn said that quarterback Matthew Stafford was recovered from last year’s back injury, and would [more]...2020
  • • Damon Harrison says he was “hell-bent on getting out of” Detroit
    You had to figure when Damon Harrison described his release from the Lions as “mutual,” that the relationship wasn’t good. The more he talks about it, the more obvious it becomes. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Harrison said on the “Green Light” podcast with former NFL defensive end Chris Long that he was [more]...2020
  • • Former tight end Mark Campbell: COVID-19 “kicked my ass”
    Former NFL tight end Mark Campbell’s among the still-growing lists of Americans testing positive for COVID-19, but he thought he was going to be able to push through it as he had so many things in his career. He quickly found out that was not the case. Campbell told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free [more]...2020
  • • Former Lions safety Don Carey picks “craziest time” to run for office
    Former Lions safety Don Carey wants to help, and would love nothing more than to be in front of his people. But with much of the country locked down because of the coronavirus outbreak, he’s having to conduct his campaign in a new way. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Carey is running [more]...2020
  • • Kenny Golladay, Lions haven't kicked off extension talks?
    With Golden Tate long gone and Marvin Jones entering the final year of his contract, Kenny Golladay figures to be a high priority for the Lions this offseason. Because Golladay was a third-round pick, his fourth season doubles as a contract year. The Lions would like to extend him, and Golladay has expressed interest in a long-term Detroit stay, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press tweets. Howev...2020
  • • Lions re-sign offensive lineman Oday Aboushi
    The Lions have re-signed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi per Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. It’s a one-year deal for the 2013 fifth-rounder. Presuming Aboushi makes the Lions, 2020 will give him a rare opportunity for geographical stability. In his seven years in the league, he has had stints with the Jets, Texans, Seahawks, Raiders, Cardinals, and Lions. The UVA product will also have a real chanc...2020

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  • • Matthew Stafford cleared after last year’s back injury
    The Lions won’t have anything resembling a normal offseason — like the rest of the league — but they’d have had their quarterback on hand if they did. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions General Manager Bob Quinn said that quarterback Matthew Stafford was recovered from last year’s back injury, and would [more]...2020
  • • Kenny Golladay, Lions haven't kicked off extension talks?
    With Golden Tate long gone and Marvin Jones entering the final year of his contract, Kenny Golladay figures to be a high priority for the Lions this offseason. Because Golladay was a third-round pick, his fourth season doubles as a contract year. The Lions would like to extend him, and Golladay has expressed interest in a long-term Detroit stay, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press tweets. Howev...2020
  • • Lions re-sign offensive lineman Oday Aboushi
    The Lions have re-signed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi per Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. It’s a one-year deal for the 2013 fifth-rounder. Presuming Aboushi makes the Lions, 2020 will give him a rare opportunity for geographical stability. In his seven years in the league, he has had stints with the Jets, Texans, Seahawks, Raiders, Cardinals, and Lions. The UVA product will also have a real chanc...2020
  • • Report: Jeff Driskel expected to draw plenty of interest in free agency
    Lions backup quarterback Jeff Driskel is expected to have a “plump” free-agent market for his services, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Birkett notes that as the NFL becomes more open to dual-threat quarterbacks, Driskel’s skill set has become more desirable to NFL teams. The former Florida quarterback appears well-positioned to secure a backup job after vagabonding around the...2020
  • • Lions shoot down Matthew Stafford trade talk
    On Wednesday night, a local Detroit TV station reported that the Lions have been discussing a Matthew Stafford trade for the past few weeks. Early Thursday morning, GM Bob Quinn issued a strong denial. “100% False!!” Quinn wrote in a text message to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. After a 3-12-1 season, the Lions figure to make plenty of changes this offseason. Those changes apparently won...2020
  • • Lions GM Bob Quinn emphatically shoots down Matthew Stafford trade rumors
    The Detroit Lions hold the third overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft, and there has been some speculation that they could look to trade Matthew Stafford and select a quarterback at that spot. According to Lions general manager Bob Quinn, the first part is not going to happen. A report from WDIV-TV in Detroit late Wednesday night claimed the Lions have been in discussions about trading Stafford ...2020
  • • Matthew Stafford says he’ll be back for offseason work
    Matthew Stafford‘s injury may have bought some people another year. But when next year starts, he’ll be there to try to help them stay. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions quarterback Monday said he planned to be ready for the team’s offseason work in April, after missing the final eight games of [more]...2019
  • • Lions putting Jahlani Tavai on injured reserve
    The Lions have had more than their share of injuries this year, buying their coach and General Manager another year. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are putting linebacker Jahlani Tavai on injured reserve. The second-round rookie is dealing with a shoulder injury, and coach Matt Patricia said it was the [more]...2019
  • • Lions abandon practice for walk-through, amid injuries
    Wednesday is a customary practice day in the NFL, but the Lions were too beat up to put in a full day’s work. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the team swapped out their usual practice plan for a walk-through, as a way to “maximize rep count.” And since it wasn’t a real [more]...2019
  • • Matthew Stafford still out for Lions
    Matthew Stafford‘s back injury is going to keep him out for a fifth straight game. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions quarterback is out again for Sunday’s game against the Vikings, as is defensive end Da'shawn Hand. Stafford said this week the injury was  nothing that would hamper him in 2020, [more]...2019

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  • • Kenny Golladay, Lions haven't kicked off extension talks?
    With Golden Tate long gone and Marvin Jones entering the final year of his contract, Kenny Golladay figures to be a high priority for the Lions this offseason. Because Golladay was a third-round pick, his fourth season doubles as a contract year. The Lions would like to extend him, and Golladay has expressed interest in a long-term Detroit stay, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press tweets. Howev...2020
  • • Lions re-sign offensive lineman Oday Aboushi
    The Lions have re-signed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi per Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. It’s a one-year deal for the 2013 fifth-rounder. Presuming Aboushi makes the Lions, 2020 will give him a rare opportunity for geographical stability. In his seven years in the league, he has had stints with the Jets, Texans, Seahawks, Raiders, Cardinals, and Lions. The UVA product will also have a real chanc...2020
  • • Report: Lions source says Darius Slay was ‘major cancer’ last season
    Darius Slay is thrilled to be with the Philadelphia Eagles now, and it sounds like some with the Detroit Lions think it’s better for their team chemistry that he’s gone. Slay was drafted by the Lions in the second round in 2013 and had been with them his entire career until now. However, he had issues with Matt Patricia since the head coach took over the team. Slay told the Detroit Free Press on T...2020
  • • One incident caused Darius Slay's respect for Matt Patricia to dwindle quickly
    Three-time Pro Bowler Darius Slay is no longer a Detroit Lion, and it's probably because of Matt Patricia. Slay was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday and finally opened up about his deteriorated relationship with Patricia in an interview with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. While their relationship wasn't necessarily strong to begin with, Slay recalled an incident from 2018 tra...2020
  • • Darius Slay accused of being 'major cancer' last season with Lions
    Darius Slay is a happy new member of the Philadelphia Eagles, and his old team, the Detroit Lions, appear to be happy he’s out the door. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press shared Thursday that a source told him Slay was “a major cancer” during the 2019 season in Detroit. Per Birkett: “One Lions source, who spoke to the Free Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak...2020
  • • Lions reportedly looking to move on from OL Graham Glasgow
    It appears the Detroit Lions are going to be making a significant change to their offensive line.  Guard Graham Glasgow doesn’t expect to be back in Detroit next season as it appears the team is going to let him walk in free agency, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.  “I’m bummed that I’m not able to stay cause I love Michigan and I love the Detroit area,” Glasgow told Birkett. “...2020
  • • Bob Quinn doubles down: Lions are not trading Matthew Stafford
    Matthew Stafford isn’t going anywhere. That’s what Lions General Manager Bob Quinn told the quarterback on the phone after trade rumors surfaced earlier this month. “I called Matthew and I said, ‘Listen, I haven’t had one conversation. I’m not trying to; we’re not trading you. Period,'” Quinn said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free [more]...2020
  • • Richard Sherman: Darius Slay one of the best in the game
    The Lions have a cornerback they don’t appear interested in paying, and may trade. And if another team gets Darius Slay, they’ll be getting one of the best in the league, according to Richard Sherman. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the 49ers veteran cornerback said that Slay doesn’t get the respect he [more]...2020
  • • Lions shoot down Matthew Stafford trade talk
    On Wednesday night, a local Detroit TV station reported that the Lions have been discussing a Matthew Stafford trade for the past few weeks. Early Thursday morning, GM Bob Quinn issued a strong denial. “100% False!!” Quinn wrote in a text message to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. After a 3-12-1 season, the Lions figure to make plenty of changes this offseason. Those changes apparently won...2020
  • • Lions GM Bob Quinn emphatically shoots down Matthew Stafford trade rumors
    The Detroit Lions hold the third overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft, and there has been some speculation that they could look to trade Matthew Stafford and select a quarterback at that spot. According to Lions general manager Bob Quinn, the first part is not going to happen. A report from WDIV-TV in Detroit late Wednesday night claimed the Lions have been in discussions about trading Stafford ...2020

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  • • Matthew Stafford’s wife says house sale is for safety of kids
    2020
  • • Lions GM Bob Quinn emphatically shoots down Matthew Stafford trade rumors
    2020
  • • Calvin Johnson’s dad talked him into playing last season
    For nine seasons, Calvin Johnson put on his uniform for the Detroit Lions. And for nine seasons, he would light up the stat sheet. However, if he had it his way he would’ve called in a career one year sooner. In fact, according to Megatron himself, his father talked him into one more season. Speaking to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, he tells the story:“I told him, I was like, ‘Dad, I don...2018
  • • Calvin Johnson speaks about his retirement, legacy
    Calvin Johnson made the surprising decision to hang up his cleats at the end of the 2015 season, but teams were still interested in his services as late as last year’s trade deadline. It never seemed like a real possibility that he would return to the field, however, and in an excellent interview with Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Johnson opened up on his struggles to tell then-Lions hea...2018
  • • Belichick praises Patricia’s ‘integrity’ amid allegations
    Matt Patricia is the new head coach of the Detroit Lions. But during their background checks, Patricia’s past sexual assault case wouldn’t come up. Well as it turns out, the Lions aren’t the only ones that were unaware of said allegation. His former employer, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots didn’t know either. But Belichick doesn’t think Patricia is that guy. While speaking to Dave Bir...2018
  • • Calvin Johnson says he ‘of course’ hid concussions
    Calvin Johnson already said some things this weekend that the Detroit Lions won’t like, and now he’s said some things that the NFL won’t like.Megatron spoke with the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett after his football camp on Saturday. He was asked about concussions and said he “of course” hid them.“Guys get concussions, they don’t tell the coaches,” Johnson said told Birkett. “It happens. I don’t...2017
  • • Eric Ebron explains why he would never buy Lonzo Ball shoes
    As an avid sneakerhead, there are very few shoes out there that Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron won’t buy. But he recently found a pair he wants nothing to do with, and you can probably guess which pair that is.On Tuesday, Ebron told reporters he would “never” consider buying a pair of Lonzo Ball’s new shoes, the ZO2.“I would never purchase those shoes,” Ebron said, per Dave Birkett of the Detr...2017
  • • Calvin Johnson: “I’m not coming back”
    Calvin Johnson will not be returning to an NFL field near you anytime soon. The former Detroit Lions receiver said at his southeast Michigan football camp on Saturday that he has no intention of returning to the NFL in his first public comments since retiring in March. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said Saturday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “You ain’t got to worry about that.” Joh...2016
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  • • Detroit Lions president has money quote about crumbling franchise
    New Detroit Lions president said something in his introductory speech that sums up the state of the franchise perfectly. New Lions president Rod Wood: "I would probably say that Im not qualified to run any other NFL team but I think I'm qualified to run this 1" — Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) November 20, 2015   Wait, what? How to take this is the question. Does he mean the Lions (2-7) are so bad ...2015
  • • NFL safety Glover Quin is an investor in DraftKings, FanDuel
    It must be a strange time to be an investor in daily fantasy sports sites. On the one hand, the increased interest in DFS has led to an explosion in the marketplace over the last six months, and early investors have likely seen their initial capital contributions grow beyond their wildest dreams. On the other hand, the whole federal government crackdown. Both DraftKings and FanDuel have enormous d...2015
  • • Players can invest in daily fantasy companies
    [Editor’s note: FanDuel is an advertiser of PFT and PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio. Also, NBC Sports has an equity stake in FanDuel.] Multiple owners have invested in daily fantasy sports companies. At least one player has. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions safety Glover Quin said Wednesday that he has invested in…...2015
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  • • Lions re-sign offensive lineman Oday Aboushi
    2020
  • • Report: Lions source says Darius Slay was ‘major cancer’ last season
    2020
  • • One incident caused Darius Slay's respect for Matt Patricia to dwindle quickly
    2020
  • • Darius Slay accused of being 'major cancer' last season with Lions
    2020
  • • Lions reportedly looking to move on from OL Graham Glasgow
    2020
  • • Tua Tagovailoa’s agent hopes he doesn’t have to start this year
    Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa believes he could start right away if need be. But his agent, who has been around a few quarterbacks in his day, thinks sitting for a year might be the best thing for his client. Longtime agent Leigh Steinberg told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press that he thinks not starting [more]...2020
  • • Lions to promote Hank Fraley to offensive line coach
    The Detroit Lions will fill their coaching vacancy on the offensive line by promoting Hank Fraley, reports Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. He replaces Jeff Davidson, who stepped away from coaching. Fraley spent the past two seasons as Detroit’s assistant offensive line coach and previously served in that role for the Vikings. The former NFL veteran has been a team’s top offensive line coac...2020
  • Detroit Lions 2019 schedule: Predicting every game
    • Detroit Lions 2019 schedule: Predicting every game
    The Detroit Lions schedule is released. How will the team do this season? Dave Birkett predicts every game.         ...2019
  • • Rams likely to let Ndamukong Suh, Dante Fowler hit free agency
    The Rams have a number of high-profile players scheduled for free agency this offseason and it sounds like they’ll allow most of them to test the waters. “There’s a good possibility” the Rams will permit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, safety Lamarcus Joyner and edge rusher Dante Fowler to reach the open market before discussing new deals with them, GM Les Snead says (Twitter link via Dave Birkett...2019
  • • Reunion between Golden Tate, Lions is unlikely
    While the Lions are in need of a slot receiver, a reunion with Golden Tate isn’t a likely outcome for the club, as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes. Detroit shipped Tate to the Eagles at midseason in exchange for a third-round pick, and now the veteran pass-catcher is scheduled to hit the open market next month. After moving Tate, the Lions deployed T.J. Jones as their slot receiver, ...2019

Dave Birkett rumors, scandals

  • • Matthew Stafford’s wife says house sale is for safety of kids
    2020
  • • Lions GM Bob Quinn emphatically shoots down Matthew Stafford trade rumors
    2020
  • • Glover Quin undecided on playing in 2019
    Lions safety Glover Quin does not know yet if he will play in the NFL in 2019, according to the Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett.  When asked by reporters if he would be returning next season, the veteran defender responded by saying, “I don’t know. We’ll see.” Asked if he would consider another place to play besides Detroit, he answered, “I don’t know. Depends on the situation.” Quin, who turns 3...2018
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  • • New Lions GM may be targeting Josh McDaniels as head coach
    The Detroit Lions hiring a new GM could have a direct effect on Jim Caldwell’s job as there is some speculation that Bob Quinn may want Josh McDaniels as his head coach. The Lions announced that they have hired Quinn as their new GM. Quinn formerly was the Director of Pro Scouting for the New England Patriots, which means he has strong ties to McDaniels and Matt Patricia, who are the Pats’ offensi...2016
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