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  • • 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
  • • Former NFL receiver quarantined in Italy during coronavirus outbreak
    Football took former Lions wide receiver Kris Durham to Italy. Something suddenly larger has him stuck there. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Durham is under quarantine In Italy, but fortunately is free of any symptoms of the coronavirus. “I don’t have any symptoms of the coronavirus,” Durham wrote in an email. [more]...2020
  • • With Derrick Rose injured, Christian Wood wants to score more
    Pistons power forward Christian Wood believes he needs to take a bigger offensive role with Derrick Rose sidelined, as he told the Detroit Free Press and other media members. Wood, an unrestricted free agent after the season, notched back-to-back career highs with 29 points against Oklahoma City and 30 against Utah last week. Rose is expected to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury. “M...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
  • • 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
  • • Rehab on knee injury going well for Blake Griffin
    Pistons forward Blake Griffin hasn’t discussed his future with Detroit’s front office since the franchise went into full rebuild mode, he told the Detroit Free Press. Griffin is making progress following the arthroscopic debridement of his left knee he underwent in January, the second surgical procedure he had on the knee in fewer than nine months. “My focus is on what I can control ,and that’s my...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

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  • • 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
  • • With Derrick Rose injured, Christian Wood wants to score more
    Pistons power forward Christian Wood believes he needs to take a bigger offensive role with Derrick Rose sidelined, as he told the Detroit Free Press and other media members. Wood, an unrestricted free agent after the season, notched back-to-back career highs with 29 points against Oklahoma City and 30 against Utah last week. Rose is expected to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury. “M...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
  • • Rehab on knee injury going well for Blake Griffin
    Pistons forward Blake Griffin hasn’t discussed his future with Detroit’s front office since the franchise went into full rebuild mode, he told the Detroit Free Press. Griffin is making progress following the arthroscopic debridement of his left knee he underwent in January, the second surgical procedure he had on the knee in fewer than nine months. “My focus is on what I can control ,and that’s my...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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  • • 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
  • • With Derrick Rose injured, Christian Wood wants to score more
    Pistons power forward Christian Wood believes he needs to take a bigger offensive role with Derrick Rose sidelined, as he told the Detroit Free Press and other media members. Wood, an unrestricted free agent after the season, notched back-to-back career highs with 29 points against Oklahoma City and 30 against Utah last week. Rose is expected to miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury. “M...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
  • • Rehab on knee injury going well for Blake Griffin
    Pistons forward Blake Griffin hasn’t discussed his future with Detroit’s front office since the franchise went into full rebuild mode, he told the Detroit Free Press. Griffin is making progress following the arthroscopic debridement of his left knee he underwent in January, the second surgical procedure he had on the knee in fewer than nine months. “My focus is on what I can control ,and that’s my...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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  • • Marvin Jones talks up training with Randy Moss
    Detroit Lions wideout Marvin Jones wanted to improve his game this offseason so he worked with the best—Randy Moss.Coming off a productive debut year with the Lions, Jones looked to Moss for guidance in areas like repetition and working out.Here’s what he had to say, according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press:“This off-season before I came up here, I was training with Randy Moss and we...2017
  • • Report: Stan Van Gundy’s job is safe with the Pistons
    Stan Van Gundy’s job as Detroit Pistons’ head coach and president of basketball operations is safe, reports the Detroit Free Press. This is not particularly surprising news, but it affirms ownership’s commitment to Van Gundy even as his plans have gone sour.With a core built around center Andre Drummond and point guard Reggie Jackson, Detroit expected to be in the Eastern Conference mix this year ...2017
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  • • Lions GM Bob Quinn emphatically shoots down Matthew Stafford trade rumors
    2020
  • • Newspapers show lack of respect toward Aaron Rodgers in tweets
    Wednesday was a huge day for Aaron Rodgers, who received a massive contract extension from the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers signed a 4-year, $134 million extension that keeps him with the Packers through 2023. The deal also makes Rodgers the current highest-paid player in the NFL in new money.Not only is Rodgers the current highest-paid player in the league, but he’s also a two-time league MVP, Supe...2018
  • • Former Lions head coach Darryl Rogers passes away at 83
    The Michigan sports scene lost a true legend on Wednesday with the news that former Detroit Lions and Michigan State Spartans head coach Darryl Rogers has passed away at the age of 83.The Rogers family confirmed his death, at which point Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford released this statement.“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Darryl. On behalf of me, my family and the entire Det...2018
  • • 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
  • • Miguel Cabrera declines to discuss ongoing paternity suit
    Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera informed reporters this week any questions about his ongoing paternity suit is strictly off-limits.“I’m just here to play baseball,” Cabrera said Monday from Lakeland, Fla., via the Detroit Free Press.Cabrera is embroiled in the ugly case due to allegations made in a lawsuit filed by his ex-mistress, Belkis Rodriguez, with whom he fathered two children, ...2018
  • News Blitz 2/15: McCourty has surgery
    • News Blitz 2/15: McCourty has surgery
    For coaches, the offseason is a time to turn the page to the coming season in what’s now the year-round world of the NFL. For players, the early stages of the offseason are about recovering from the prior year and that often involves surgeries and rehab. It’s just part of the job. Along those lines, the Boston Herald reports that Patriots safety Devin McCourty had shoulder surgery this week to dea...2018
  • • Stan Van Gundy threatens ESPN boycott over LaVar Ball coverage
    Stan Van Gundy has joined the growing number of NBA head coaches upset with ESPN’s frequent coverage of LaVar Ball by threatening to boycott the network’s broadcast crew during an upcoming Detroit Pistons game.The Pistons are set to face the Washington Wizards in a Jan. 19 game slated to air on ESPN. Van Gundy indicated this week he may not conduct pregame and in-game interviews with the ESPN broa...2018
  • • Lions player says father lost work because of his anthem protest
    Many fans reacted negatively last week when political demonstrations during the national anthem became more popular across the NFL, and one player says the backlash for his family went well beyond booing or jersey burning.Detroit Lions defensive tackle Akeem Spence took a knee with many of his teammates before their Week 3 game. On Thursday, Spence revealed on Twitter that his father missed out on...2017

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  • • Angels To Acquire Cameron Maybin
    5:41pm: The Tigers are receiving minor league right-hander Victor Alcantara from the Angels in the deal, reports Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press (Twitter link). 5:24pm: The Angels have agreed to acquire Cameron Maybin from the Tigers, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). The Halos will pick up Maybin’s $9MM club option for…...2016
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  • • Tigers To Sign C.J. Cron
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  • • Tigers Will Not Retain Brad Ausmus
    The Tigers and Brad Ausmus will part ways after the end of the current season, as Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports on Twitter that the club won’t extend his contract. Ausmus, 48, has been at the helm of the Detroit dugout for the last four seasons. Detroit had exercised a club option to…...2017
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  • • Tigers Re-Sign Jordy Mercer
    The Tigers have brought back veteran infielder Jordy Mercer on a new contract, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (Twitter link).  The deal is a minor league pact with an invitation to Detroit’s big league Spring Training camp, as per Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press (via Twitter). More analysis to come…...2020

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  • • Lions re-sign offensive lineman Oday Aboushi