Archive for the ‘Detroit Lions’ Category

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.

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.

Detroit Lions training camp preview: Could Penei Sewell’s arrival boost offensive line to NFL’s elite?

Sunday, July 25th, 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.

Lions Place Austin Bryant on PUP List Prior to Training Camp

Sunday, July 25th, 2021

The Detroit Lions will be without one of their young defensive linemen, as the beginning of training camp gets underway later this week. The Lions placed defensive end Austin Bryant on the physically unable to perform list Sunday. Bryant, who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, has struggled to remain healthy early in his career.

Lions looking for turnaround in 2021 with new GM, head coach

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

DETROIT LIONS (5-11) CAMP SITE: Allen Park, Michigan LAST YEAR: GM Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia were fired 11 games into the season, which ended with double digits in losses for the third straight year. Detroit’s defense gave up 519 points and 6,716 yards to break the team records set by its 2008 winless team and to rank among the worst in NFL history.

Twitter Reacts: Fans Ridicule Cleveland Indians’ Name Change

Saturday, July 24th, 2021

The Cleveland Indians will soon no longer be known as such. Facing heavy backlash from the Native American community, the Cleveland baseball club announced Friday that it has decided to change its nickname to the "Guardians," effective at the end of the 2021 Major League Baseball season. The name change follows the Washington Football Team's decision to drop its controversial "Redskins" nickname, prior to the start of the 2020 NFL season.