Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Lions’

Shurmur has tough choices to make with cuts next week

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Pat Shurmur had a relatively easy time making the final cuts in his first season as coach of the New York Giants. Coming off a three-win season, the Giants didn't have a ton of talent on the roster heading into 2018. Defensive lineman Romeo Okwara led the Detroit Lions with 7+ sacks, while safety Andrew Adams had four interceptions with the Tampa Bay Bucs.

NFL 2019: Tough Bears ‘D’ has company in NFC North

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The hit HBO show ''Game of Thrones'' that racked up a record 32 Emmy nominations became such a cultural force that it even unintentionally spawned a slogan for one of the NFL's most tradition-rich divisions. The Bears were the league leader in turnovers forced and points allowed and ranked third in sacks and yards, the biggest reason they went 12-4 in coach Matt Nagy's first season. Mack, acquired in the blockbuster trade with Oakland eight days before the 2018 opener, is back to headline the unit along with fellow Pro Bowl picks cornerback Kyle Fuller, defensive tackle Akiem Hicks and safety Eddie Jackson.

NFL 2019: Lions banking on QB Stafford with no backup plan

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The Detroit Lions have leaned heavily on Matthew Stafford since selecting him No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL draft. Stafford has started since he was a rookie, and after injuries stunted his first two seasons, the strong-armed quarterback has started every game for eight straight years. Detroit desperately needs that streak to extend through Matt Patricia's second year.

NFL notebook: Mayfield clears air with Jones

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters Wednesday that he reached out to Daniel Jones about his recently published comments regarding the New York Giants rookie. According to Mayfield, the two quarterbacks texted and the exchange went well. Mayfield said his comments stemming from a GQ interview were taken out of context.

Lions sign All-Pro DT Damon ‘Snacks’ Harrison to one-year, $11 million extension

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Harrison was set to hit free agency after the 2020-21 season after signing a five-year contract with the New York Giants back in 2016. The Giants would later trade Harrison to the Lions for a conditional fight-round pick as they fired up a team rebuild following a 1-6 start to last season. Harrison had held out of Lions minicamp Harrison's deal comes after a holdout from Lions OTAs and minicamps during the offseason while seeking a new deal.

St. Louis’s new MLS team boasts female majority ownership group

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

St. Louis MLS expansion team owners (from left to right) Patty Taylor, Joanne Kindle, Carolyn Kindle Betz and Chrissy Taylor. Major League Soccer made some welcome history in awarding its 28th club to St. Louis on Tuesday. When the team begins play as expansion side in 2022, it will be the first MLS franchise majority owned by women. Kindle Betz is the granddaughter of rental car magnate Jack Taylor and the president of the Enterprise Holdings Foundation.

Former NFL quarterback Jim Hardy dies at 96

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Jim Hardy, a member of the 1952 Detroit Lions NFL Championship team, died Friday of natural causes at the age of 96. According to the Associated Press, Hardy, the MVP of the 1945 Rose Bowl for USC, passed away at home in La Quinta, Calif. He was the oldest living football player for both USC and the Los Angeles Rams. Hardy, a quarterback, was the eighth overall pick of the 1945 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

Hockenson punctuates first preseason catch with EPIC hurdle

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Detroit Lions rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson went airborne on his first catch with the Detroit Lions in the 2019 preseason.

Watson throws TD pass to help Texans over Lions 30-23

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

Houston's Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins knew they weren't going to get much playing time on Saturday night so they were intent on making the few plays they got count. ''Just trying to go out there and be perfect,'' Hopkins said. Watson took advantage of one series in his preseason debut, looking sharp in directing a 75-yard drive capped by a 4-yard touchdown pass to Hopkins to help the Houston Texans to a 30-23 win over the Detroit Lions.

Calvin Johnson’s Cannabis Company To Partner With Harvard On CTE, Pain Studies

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Two former Detroit Lions plan to work with Harvard University in the hopes of increasing the understanding of the role cannabis may play in treating the debilitating the brain damage that strikes many football players. Former players Calvin Johnson, better known as "Megatron," and Rob Sims, who co-own the cannabis company Primitive, announced Thursday at the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference they'll partner with Harvard's International Phytomedicines and Medical Cannabis Institute on the possible use of cannabis to treat chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the brain damage that plagues many football players. Sims and Johnson will also donate research money to the Harvard facility.