Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

New Ford CEO Hackett transformed Steelcase, football programme

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Ford Motor Co's (F.N) new chief executive officer transformed office furniture maker Steelcase Inc (SCS.N) into a global leader, but in Michigan, he may be more revered as the man who turned around a troubled college football programme. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr., whose family owns the Detroit Lions football team, pointed to James Hackett's accomplishments as the University of Michigan's interim athletic director in 2015 while a member of the automaker's board.

New Ford CEO Hackett transformed Steelcase, football program

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Ford Motor Co's (F.N) new chief executive officer transformed office furniture maker Steelcase Inc (SCS.N) into a global leader, but in Michigan, he may be more revered as the man who turned around a troubled college football program. Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford Jr., whose family owns the Detroit Lions football team, pointed to James Hackett's accomplishments as the University of Michigan's interim athletic director in 2015 while a member of the automaker's board.

Calvin Johnson seems upset Lions made him repay part of signing bonus

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

More than a year into retirement, Calvin Johnson doesn’t have the warm and fuzzies about the Detroit Lions. Johnson revealed to the Detroit Free Press over the weekend that he’s not thrilled with how he was treated by the Lions when he stepped away from the game. “I don’t even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship ended,” Johnson said.

Calvin Johnson says he didn’t like way Lions treated him on way out

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

While there's no real animosity between the longtime star and the franchise, former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson told the Detroit Free Press on Saturday that he wasn't completely pleased with how he was treated by the club when he retired in March 2016. When the newspaper asked Johnson about the possibility of his No. 81 jersey being retired -- something the franchise did not do last season, nor did it honor him in any significant way -- he said he doesn't like to talk about the Lions much. "I don't even like to talk Lions too much just because the way our relationship ended," Johnson told the newspaper. When Johnson retired, he paid back $320,000 of the signing bonus on his final contract, one-tenth of the $3.2 million the Lions could have collected.

Former Lions LB and broadcaster Wayne Walker dies at 80

Friday, May 19th, 2017

DETROIT (AP) -- Wayne Walker, a Pro Bowl linebacker for the Detroit Lions and broadcaster, has died. He was 80. The Lions say Walker died Friday. Walker said in 2015 he had Parkinson's disease. ''Wayne was one of our finest players from the decade of

Lions: Position Battles to Watch in Coming Months

Monday, May 15th, 2017

After their draft and rookie minicamp, the Detroit Lions have a full roster. Detroit splurged on offensive line help this offseason, signing ideal starters at right guard and tackle. Taylor Decker and Travis Swanson should return at left tackle and center, respectively.

11 Big-Name NFL Players Who Are About to Break the Bank

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Believe it or not, NFL players as a whole are underpaid. With the nature of today’s NFL, second contracts are where players really cash in. While a couple of players — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford — are about to cash in for a third time, the following 11 players are set to sign contracts worth life-changing amounts of money in the coming months. 1.

5 Professional Athletes Who Walked Away in Their Prime

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The Chicago Cubs created a stir when they demoted utilityman Tommy La Stella. La Stella only wanted to play for the Cubs, which he ended up rejoining in September. Often, players are prone to playing way past their prime in professional sports.

Hall of Famer Yale Lary, won 3 titles with Lions, dies at 86

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Yale Lary, a Hall of Fame safety who helped the Detroit Lions win three NFL titles during the 1950s, has died. The Pro Football Hall of Fame confirmed his death, citing information from the nine-time Pro Bowler's family. The Lions said Lary died Friday at his home in Fort Worth, Texas.

11 Big-Name NFL Players Who Are About to Break the Bank

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Believe it or not, NFL players as a whole are underpaid. With the nature of today’s NFL, second contracts are where players really cash in. While a couple of players — Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford — are about to cash in for a third time, the following 11 players are set to sign contracts worth life-changing amounts of money in the coming months. 1.