Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Lions sign CB Rashaan Melvin

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

The Detroit Lions have signed free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin. The Lions announced the move Saturday. Melvin is entering his sixth NFL season.

The Eagles wanted to change the Lions-Cowboys Thanksgiving football tradition

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Dallas Cowboys fans almost had one more reason to hate the Philadelphia Eagles, beyond being a despised division rival. The NFL confirmed to ProFootballTalk on Thursday that the Eagles proposed a change to the decades-long tradition of the Cowboys and Detroit Lions playing on Thanksgiving, with the goal of giving more teams the chance to get in on the fun. Here's the text of the proposal, via ProFootballTalk: “To continue the annual tradition of having Dallas and Detroit play on Thanksgiving, provided that one of those clubs host a home game with the other club playing away, and alternating home and away games each subsequent season.

FSU’s Phil Cofer learns of his father’s death in NCAA tournament locker room

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Florida State forward Phil Cofer learned tragic news in the locker room after the Seminoles' NCAA tournament win over Vermont on Thursday. His father Mike Cofer had died after a long battle with an undisclosed illness. Florida State athletic department spokesman Chuck Walsh confirmed the news to multiple outlets.

Lions agree to terms with CB Marcus Cooper on 1-year deal

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with cornerback Marcus Cooper. The Lions made the move Saturday, adding depth at the position bolstered by the addition of cornerback Justin Coleman in free agency earlier in the week. Cooper closed last season with the Lions, playing in four games after appearing in two games early in the season with the Chicago Bears.

Trey Flowers: Matt Patricia ‘a guy you want to play for’

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Trey Flowers: Matt Patricia 'a guy you want to play for' originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Ex-Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers opened up about his decision to sign with the Detroit Lions. Pats getting busy in second wave of free agency After inking a five-year, $90 million contract with Detroit, Flowers appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio to talk about the free-agency process. The 25-year-old noted former Patriots defensive coordinator and current Lions head coach Matt Patricia as one of the main factors in his decision.

NFL Rumors: Patriots hosting two veteran receivers in free agency

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

NFL Rumors: Patriots hosting two veteran receivers in free agency originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com There will be plenty of free agent foot traffic in Foxboro on Thursday, it appears. The New England Patriots will host free agent wide receivers Bruce Ellington and Maurice Harris on Thursday, ESPN's Field Yates reported. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo was the first to report Harris' visit.

NFL rumour round-up: Browns acquire Beckham, Titans sign Wake

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Multiple little moves were made, but it was actually a trade which really shook things up. That and more on Tuesday's NFL rumour round-up. Here is a list of Tuesday's biggest moves: — Odell Beckham Jr. has been traded to the Cleveland Browns.

49ers’ free agency picture by position, need two days into negotiation period

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

And, in some cases, there are not any realistic, impactful options available on the free-agent market at positions of need. The 49ers zeroed in on Tampa Bay free-agent linebacker Kwon Alexander on Monday and agreed to sign him to a four-year, $54 million contract to work alongside Fred Warner. The 49ers, obviously, expect Alexander to make a full recovery from a torn ACL in his left knee to be the kind of elite playmaker he proved to be during his first three seasons with the Buccaneers, which included one trip to the Pro Bowl.

NFL rumors: Details of Trey Flowers’ Lions contract finally revealed

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

NFL rumors: Details of Trey Flowers' Lions contract finally revealed originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Trey Flowers is going to be a very rich man. The former New England Patriots defensive end is going to make $18 million per season with $56 million in guarantees in his five-year free agent contract with the Detroit Lions, per NFL Media's Tom Pelissero. The MMQB's Albert Breer tweeted more information about the contract.

NFL rumour round-up: Foles signs with Jaguars, Jackson traded to Eagles

Monday, March 11th, 2019

It was a busy day in the NFL. Multiple big-name free agents reportedly agreed to contracts on Monday — including safety Landon Collins and quarterback Nick Foles — while there was also a notable trade. Veteran linebacker Terrell Suggs and running back Frank Gore both reportedly found new teams, as well.