Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Lions’

Lions coach Dan Campbell was sleepless before 1st practice

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Campbell has 11 years of experience in the NFL as a coach. The former Texas A&M standout was a tight end for 11 seasons with the New York Giants, Dallas, New Orleans and Detroit, ending his playing career with an injury early in the 2008 season when the Lions went on to have the league's first 0-16 season. Looking fit enough to still play, the 45-year-old Campbell joined his players for part of their conditioning drills during the first training camp practice.

Detroit Lions training camp preview: Can Jahlani Tavai and the linebackers turn the corner?

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

The Detroit Lions have a new head coach and general manager. They have an almost entirely new staff that is installing new schemes on all sides of the ball. They have a new quarterback.

Released Defensive Lineman Claimed by NFC Team

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

It seemed as if the timing could not have been worse. The Tennessee Titans released Bruce Hector a day before the majority of the roster was to report for the start of training camp. As it turned out, he did not have to wait long for another opportunity.

Troy Weaver Does Not Guarantee Pistons Will Select Cade Cunningham

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Don't believe everything you read. "It's all bunk," Detroit Pistons general manager Troy Weaver told reporters Tuesday, in his pre-draft media session. That was the message, in response to recent rumors that the Pistons are set on who their draft selection will be, when it is their turn to hand in their card on Thursday evening at the NBA Draft.

Look: Aaron Rodgers Arrives at Lambeau Field

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

The offseason drama that plagued the National Football League has apparently come to an end. On Tuesday, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finally arrived at Lambeau Field, to begin preparations for his 17th NFL season. Rodgers and the Packers had been embroiled in a battle all offseason, as it was reported that the future Hall of Famer had been informing people that he did not want to return to the team in 2021.

Which Wide Receivers Will Make Detroit Lions Roster in 2021?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

One of the key position battles to watch all throughout Detroit Lions training camp will be which wide receivers emerge to earn a spot on the roster in 2021. At this point, veterans Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman are locks to make the team, while rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown will quickly earn reps at the slot position. That likely leaves two to three remaining roster positions open for a plethora of wideouts to battle for in the next few weeks.

2021 training camp preview: Special teams

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

Tim Twentyman On the roster: Jack Fox (P), Randy Bullock (K), Matthew Wright (K), Don Muhlbach (LS), Scott Daly (LS). Key losses: Matt Prater (K), Jamal Agnew (KR/PR), Miles Killebrew (led team in ST tackles in 2020). Best competition: Return duties The kicker and long snapper competitions certainly fit here too, but it will be really interesting to see who comes out on top in training camp among a number of players vying for the kickoff and punt-return duties.

Tyrell Crosby: Chandler Jones Is ‘A Stud’

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Detroit Lions offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby wants outside linebacker Chandler Jones to join the organization. "I'm tired of blocking him in games, mans a stud," Crosby posted on social media Monday afternoon. According to ESPN, the veteran All-Pro has requested a trade from the Arizona Cardinals.

Stafford feels invigorated as he reports to 1st Rams’ camp

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

Matthew Stafford has had four months to acclimate himself to the Los Angeles Rams, but the fresh start he has after 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions definitely hit home Sunday. Instead of reporting to the Lions' hotel in Dearborn, Michigan, Stafford glanced to his left and saw the Pacific Ocean in the distance as Rams quarterbacks and rookies reported. Stafford, the top overall pick in the 2009 draft, spent 12 seasons in Detroit but requested a trade during the offseason after another coaching change.

Roundtable: Answering burning questions ahead of Lions’ training camp

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

The long wait is over. It’s time to stop talking and get down to the business of preparing for the upcoming NFL season under first-year Head Coach Dan Campbell for the Detroit Lions. John Maakaron and Vito Chirco — two staff members at Sports Illustrated/All Lions — get fans prepared for the start of the Lions’ training camp by posing and answering some of the burning questions on the eve of camp.