Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Have the Browns found their No. 1 pick for the NFL draft?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Joining a team that has gone throughout a season without winning a single game might seem folly to most, but for Sam Darnold it represents a great prospect. The 20-year-old is among the favorites to be the first overall pick at this year NFL’s draft and has revealed it would be “awesome” to be selected by Cleveland, despite the fact the Browns endured a dismal 2017. The quarterback, who delivered 57 passing touchdowns in his two seasons with University of Southern California, met a delegation from the Browns for dinner on Tuesday night and clearly liked what he heard. "It would be awesome to go to No. 1 [in the draft], just because I think what the Browns are doing is really good right now, and I think they have potential to be a really good team in the future,” Darnold told ESPN after his Pro Day on Wednesday, as reported by

NFL notebook: Suh to visit Raiders next

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will take a fourth free agent visit on Wednesday, this time with the Oakland Raiders, according to multiple media reports. Since being released on March 14 by the Miami Dolphins, he has visited the New Orleans Saints, the Tennessee Titans and the Los Angeles Rams. An NFL Network report last week suggested Suh planned to meet with several teams and take his time before deciding where he would play next.

Colts welcome TE Ebron on two-year deal

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Tight end Eric Ebron might have worn out his welcome with the Detroit Lions, but the Indianapolis Colts enthusiastically announced the free agent's signing Monday night. Ebron signed a two-year deal with the Colts that carries a maximum value of $15 million, according to a report from ESPN. After his release by Detroit last week, the Colts were the first team to contact Ebron, and the staff took turns trying to lure him to new head coach Frank Reich's offense.

Colts give Luck another option by signing TE Eric Ebron

Monday, March 19th, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts finally made a splashy signing Monday night. It should make Andrew Luck happy, too. After adding only one player in the first five days of free agency, the Colts agreed to a deal with former Detroit Lions tight

Former 1st-round tight end Eric Ebron signs with Colts after disappointing in Detroit

Monday, March 19th, 2018

The Indianapolis Colts announced on Monday that they have signed former Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the deal is for two years with a maximum value of $15 million. Former Lions’ TE Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth a maximum value of $15 million with the Indianapolis Colts, per source.

Lions address need, re-sign DT Christian Ringo

Monday, March 19th, 2018

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- The Detroit Lions have re-signed defensive tackle Christian Ringo. Detroit made the move Monday, addressing a need by adding depth on the defensive line. Ringo has five career tackles and has forced one fumble. He played in six

NFL: Super Bowl champion LeGarrette Blount joins Lions

Friday, March 16th, 2018

The Detroit Lions found their bruising running back on Friday, agreeing to a one-year deal with free agent LeGarrette Blount. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, though Blount – who helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the NFL Super Bowl last season

Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict facing PED suspension, but will appeal

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, no stranger to being in the headlines, finds himself there once again: according to ESPN, he’s facing a four-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs. The 27-year-old Burfict was concussed on a hit he suffered from Pittsburgh Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on Dec. 4 (the same Monday night game that saw Pittsburgh’s Ryan Shazier go down with a serious spinal injury), and suffered a Grade 3 AC sprain three weeks later against the Detroit Lions.

Haloti Ngata inks deal with Eagles after brief scare

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

While a report surfaced Thursday morning that seemed to indicate the former All-Pro defensive lineman might not come to Philly after all, Ngata finished his visit to the NovaCare Complex by signing a one-year contract. Ngata, 34, was expected to join the Eagles as of Monday, but the Detroit Lions were reportedly still in the mix as of his visit Thursday morning. Instead of going back to Detroit, Ngata decided to sign with the Super Bowl champions.

Lions using franchise tag on Ziggy Ansah

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The Detroit Lions have designated defensive end Ziggy Ansah as their franchise player. The Lions announced the decision Tuesday. Ansah, a first-round draft pick in 2013, has 44 sacks in five years with Detroit, including 12 this past season.