Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Stafford endures ‘tough times’ after wife’s tumor surgery

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife, Kelly, recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. ''There's been some long days and some tough times,'' Stafford said Tuesday after joining his teammates for a voluntary offseason workout. Kelly Stafford had a 12-hour surgery last month after an MRI showed the tumor.

Why Detroit still could end up being named an NFL draft host city

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Detroit is making another push to enter the NFL draft host-city rotation. According to a story in the Detroit Free Press, the Detroit Lions are attempting to aid city officials to make a push to be a future draft host. Nashville was a hit as host of the 2019 NFL draft, drawing massive crowds despite poor weather during the first round.

C Swanson retires from NFL

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Free agent center Travis Swanson, who made 53 starts in the NFL, announced his retirement from the NFL at age 28. An Arkansas product, Swanson was a third-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2014, starting 42 games over the next four seasons before signing with Miami last season. Swanson made his announcement on Instagram, citing family reasons for stepping away from football.

Seahawks sign CB Taylor, FB Bellore

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

Cornerback Jamar Taylor agreed to a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday. Taylor, a nickel cornerback, follows defensive end Ziggy Ansah as another potential value find deep into free agency. Ansah, the fifth overall pick in the 2013 draft, was due in Seattle on Thursday to a sign a one-year deal that could be worth $8 million.

Reports: Seahawks signing longtime Lions pass-rusher Ziggy Ansah

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

The Seattle Seahawks are signing longtime Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah to a one-year deal, according to NFL Network and ESPN. Ansah will fly to Seattle on Thursday to sign the contract that has been verbally agreed upon, according to ESPN. Seattle needs pass-rush help after Clark trade Ansah will help fill the void of departed pass-rusher Frank Clark, whom the Seahawks traded in April to the Kansas City Chiefs for a package of draft picks that included a first-round selection this year.

NFL Draft 2019: How Patriots used 49ers pick from Jimmy Garoppolo trade

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

NFL Draft 2019: How Patriots used 49ers pick from Jimmy Garoppolo trade originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com When the 49ers acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots in the middle of the 2017 season for a second-round draft pick, the price seemed quite inexpensive. The 49ers traded the No. overall selection in last year's draft to gain Garoppolo's services, and they were done.

Detroit Lions select Arizona defensive tackle PJ Johnson No. 229 in the 2019 NFL Draft

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

The Detroit Lions select Arizona defensive tackle PJ Johnson No. in Round 7 of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Detroit Lions select Old Dominion wide receiver Travis Fulgham in sixth round of 2019 NFL Draft

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Detroit Lions select Old Dominion wide receiver Travis Fulgham in sixth round of 2019 NFL Draft originally appeared on nbcsportswashington.com The second Old Dominion Monarch is off the board. The Detroit Lions selected wide receiver Travis Fulgham with their sixth round selection to bolster their depth at the position to join Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones in Matthew Stafford's arsenal. Fulgham, a walk-on at ODU, was one of the athletes featured in NBC Sports Washington's "I Am The Prospect" series.

NFL draft: Clemson’s entire starting defensive line selected in first four rounds

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

By the 15th pick of the fourth round of the 2019 NFL draft, Clemson's entire starting defensive line was off the board. Three went in the first round. Clelin Ferrell was selected No.

Hockenson drafted by Detroit

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

When T.J. Hockenson committed to Iowa in June of 2015, no one saw this day coming as soon as it did. Even one year ago, very few people would have thought that the tight end from Chariton, IA would become a first round draft pick and the first tight end drafted in the 2019 NFL Draft. That's exactly what happened on Thursday evening in Nashville when the Detroit Lions selected Hockenson with the 8th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft.