Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Judge signs deal to demolish Silverdome, former Lions home (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
The former home of the Detroit Lions will be demolished. A judge approved a deal Tuesday between the city of Pontiac and the owner of the Pontiac Silverdome to get rid of the stadium. The Detroit Free Press (http://on.freep.com/2neZRbq ) says Triple Investment Group has until June 9 to apply for a permit and announce the date of destruction.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Former Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, still unemployed, says "it's not all about the money" and he is in no rush to sign with a new team. Peterson took to Twitter early Saturday morning to dispute an ESPN report that he was still unsigned because of his $8 million salary request. "It's not all about the money as EVERYONE is speculating here lately," Peterson tweeted.

NFL draft profile: No. 35 — Washington S Budda Baker, feisty and undersized missile (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted.

Bears re-sign DL Wilson to 1-year contract (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have re-signed defensive lineman C.J. Wilson to a one-year contract.

NFL: National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
(The Sports Xchange) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's stolen game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI has been recovered, the NFL confirmed Monday. The league also announced another jersey worn by Brady in Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 was retrieved after an investigation led by the FBI -- both found in possession of an international media member. Multiple reports later Monday pointed to visual evidence that identified an employee of tabloid Diario La Prensa, Mauricio Ortega.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's stolen game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI has been recovered, the NFL confirmed Monday. The league also announced another jersey worn by Brady in Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 was retrieved after an investigation led by the FBI -- both found in possession of an international media member. Multiple reports later Monday pointed to visual evidence that identified an employee of tabloid Diario La Prensa, Mauricio Ortega.

Ahem, re: Adrian Peterson — running backs his age rarely switch teams and thrive (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Another domino fell in running back free agency Wednesday night, with Latavius Murray landing with the Minnesota Vikings, seemingly ending the Adrian Peterson era there. The options are drying up, writes Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson, and it’s fair to wonder now where Peterson might land — there’s no obvious choice — and how much money he might play for. Peterson isn’t commanding a front-line salary, as his wintry market clearly shows, and the team he eventually joins might have to expect commensurate results.

Lions re-sign long snapper Muhlbach (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach.

Tony Romo pocketed a hefty $64 – yes, $64 – in 2016 bonuses (Shutdown Corner)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Tony Romo made $64 for one series this season. Tony Romo is in line to get his bonus for playing time in the 2016 season, and, well … it’s about enough for a decent steak and a glass of wine. The NFL distributed $3,995,000 to each club for performance-related bonuses, to be distributed based on how many snaps each player played in 2016.

Lions announce 3 more signings, add Fells, Hayden and Martin (The Associated Press)

Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Darren Fells offered an amusing reason for why, as a tight end, he has focused hard on blocking. ''Mostly because that's the stereotype that basketball players can't block,'' he said. The Detroit Lions hope the former basketball player can provide some help on offense.