Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

Lions Training Camp Capsule

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

DETROIT LIONS (6-10) OPEN CAMP: July 24, Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: First-year coach Matt Patricia lost seven of last 10 games, saddling franchise with double digits in losses for first time since 2012. Rookie running back Kerryon Johnson provided desperately needed production, but he and WR Marvin Jones had season-ending knee injuries to hurt offense that never recovered from trading receiver Golden Tate. Detroit made move that worked out during season, acquiring run-stuffing defensive tackle Damon ''Snacks'' Harrison.

Harbaugh, Michigan looking to play game outside US

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Michigan hasn't played a game outside the United States in more than a century but coach Jim Harbaugh said that will change soon. Asked about the possibility of playing a game in Mexico, Harbaugh tipped an upcoming international date. ''We're close to announcing playing a team on foreign soil,'' he said Friday at Big Ten media days.

The Latest: Millen recovers from heart transplant surgery

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Matt Millen will be back in a broadcast booth when the coming college football season begins, new heart and all. The former Penn State star who played on four-time Super Bowl championship teams says heart transplant surgery hasn't done much to disrupt his life or appetite to return to the game. Millen was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare disease in which abnormal protein buildup can cause organ failure.

Lions S Quin retires after 10 seasons

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Former Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin will retire from the NFL after 10 seasons. Quin, a fourth-round pick of the Texans in 2009, spent his first four seasons in Houston before joining the Lions. Detroit released the 33-year-old in February and he chose not to sign with another team.

Pro Bowl safety Glover Quin announces retirement after 10 seasons

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Safety Glover Quin, who was a steady presence on and off the field during a career spent with the Houston Texans and Detroit Lions, has announced he is retiring. A fourth-round draft pick of the Texans in 2009, the 33-year-old Quin played 10 seasons. Safety Glover Quin announced on Tuesday that he's retiring from the NFL after 10 seasons with the Houston Texans and Detroit Lions.

Packers backup QB DeShone Kizer sees past role: ‘I see myself as a future Super Bowl MVP’

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

In 2017, DeShone Kizer started 15 games for the Cleveland Browns. Two seasons later, Kizer has since been relegated to a backup role on the Green Bay Packers, a role he hopes to shed soon. “I don't see myself as Aaron Rodgers' backup for the final era of his career,” Kizer told Packersnews.com.

2019 NFL preview: Lions either buy into Matt Patricia’s culture, or Patricia won’t last long

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Yahoo Sports is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2019 power rankings. Matt Patricia had a problem last season. Patricia was going to do things a certain way with the Detroit Lions, a way that was going to bother many on and around the team, and he didn't have enough time to surround himself with people who were going to buy in.

Lions’ Darius Slay takes young fan up on invitation, shows up to graduation party

Monday, June 24th, 2019

One Michigan teenager did just that and wound up with a memorable graduation party. Kam Register was scheduled to gather with family and friends on Saturday to celebrate his graduation from Howell (Michigan) High School. On Friday, Register had the idea to send a direct message to Detroit Lions' Darius Slay, inviting the Pro Bowler to his party.

Stars and Bites – Stafford’s incredible broken back feat

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

It turns out Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played through a broken back in 2018.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford reportedly played with a broken back last season

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

At least we have a reason for Matthew Stafford's decline last season. The Detroit Lions quarterback reportedly played with broken bones in his back. That news was relayed by Mike O'Hara, a longtime Lions writer who now works for the team site, on a weekly podcast with WJR's Ken Brown.