Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Lions’

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.

Well-traveled QB McCown announces retirement

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Josh McCown, whose 17-year NFL career spanned 10 teams, announced his retirement Monday. McCown played in 99 games (76 starts) across 16 seasons, completing 1,581 of 2,628 passes for 17,707 yards, with 98 touchdowns and 82 interceptions. McCown, who turns 40 on July 4, spent the past two seasons with the New York Jets, serving as the starter in 2017.

Lions waive Roberts after trade with Patriots falls through

Friday, June 14th, 2019

The Detroit Lions waived tight end Michael Roberts after trying to trade him to the New England Patriots. The Lions say trade conditions put Roberts back on the team's roster before they took him off it for the second straight day. Roberts failed a physical with the Patriots, according to a person aware of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because that detail was not announced.

Report: Patriots’ deal for tight end Michael Roberts falls through after failed physical

Friday, June 14th, 2019

The New England Patriots are still on the lookout for a tight end. While the team believed it had partially solved that issue Thursday by trading for Detroit Lions tight end Michael Roberts, that is no longer the case. Roberts reportedly failed a physical, which is why the trade wasn't completed.

Patriots 2019 training camp schedule includes Lions joint practices

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Patriots 2019 training camp schedule includes Lions joint practices originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots will see plenty of old friends later this summer. The Patriots will hold joint practices with the Lions in Detroit on Aug. 5, 6 and 7, the Lions confirmed Friday while announcing their training camp schedule. Those practices will lead up to New England's preseason game in Detroit on Aug. 8, as Belichick's squad gets the chance to work a number of Patriots alumni, including Lions head coach Matt Patricia, wide receiver Danny Amendola, defensive end Trey Flowers and defensive back Justin Coleman.

NFL notebook: Chiefs TE Kelce eager to return

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce expects to be 100 percent at the start of training camp next month. Kelce said he'll be recovered from offseason ankle surgery when the Chiefs take the field at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo. "I'm ready to go," Kelce said.

Reports: CB Moore, Colts agree to four-year extension

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Indianapolis Colts and Kenny Moore agreed on a four-year contract extension that will make him the NFL's highest-paid slot cornerback in terms of guaranteed money, according to multiple reports. Moore reportedly is assured of $18 million, more than the $16 million guarantee that the Detroit Lions gave Justin Coleman in March. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Moore's extension includes $30 million for 2020-23, with a maximum value of $36 million.

Patriots trade for Lions tight end Michael Roberts

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

While the New England Patriots might be angry at some of their former employees, they're still on good speaking terms apparently with another few in a different NFL city. The Patriots and Detroit Lions have become frequent trade partners the past few years, and they reportedly have done so again. According to Justin Rodgers of Detroit News, the Patriots have acquired tight end Michael Roberts from Detroit for a future late-round pick. A fourth-round pick in 2017 out of Toledo, Roberts caught 13 passes for 146 yards and three TDs in two seasons in Detroit.

Ziggy Ansah making progress, won’t practice until after start of training camp

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that defensive end Ziggy Ansah will not take part in practice until after the start of training camp. However, he is taking part in team walkthroughs as he continues to rehab his injured shoulder. He's in the walkthroughs and stuff, today he was, so he's able to get the huddle calls and make the calls and adjustments.

NFL rumors: 49ers executive Martin Mayhew interviewing for Texans GM job

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

NFL rumors: 49ers executive Martin Mayhew interviewing for Texans GM job originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The 49ers could be losing a key member of their front office. Martin Mayhew, the 49ers' Vice President of Player Personnel, is in Houston to interview for the Texans' vacant general manager position, FOX Sports' Peter Schrager reported on Sunday. Mayhew joined the 49ers as the team's senior personnel executive in 2017.