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Video: Highlights of the Lions 31-3 Week One Preseason Loss to the Patriots

The New England Patriots take on the Detroit Lions during Week 1 of the 2019 NFL preseason.

Lions WR Jermaine Kearse Suffers a Broken Leg and Ankle Injury

To say that it was ugly and a massive injury is an understatement.

Lions wide out Jermaine Kearse suffered an awful injury to his leg during the team’s preseason opener on Thursday night, putting a huge damper on anything else that may happen during the game.

Here’s video of the gruesome injury:

Sporting News Picks the NFL 2019 Division Winners – Where Do the Lions Land?

It’s that time of the year when national pundits start to look ahead and pick records for teams around the league, as well as pick the winners of the divisions.

Sporting News is out with their 2019 predictions, and they have their picks in for the NFC North.

The longtime company picks the Packers and Bears, not a big surprise, will be the two top teams in the division, with just a game between the two.

The Packers are expected to end the season at 12-4, while they have the Bears ending the year at 11-5.

Sporting News has the Vikings at 9-7 being the third place team, while they have the Lions sitting at 5-11.

Here’s the complete rundown of who Sporting News likes along with the Super Bowl teams.

Lions Sign Reserve OL Joe Dahl to a Two-Year Deal

In a summer that has been dominated by stories of contract holdouts from Darius Slay and Snacks Harrison, Detroit has given its first extension of training camp to … reserve offensive lineman Joe Dahl, Kyle Meinke of Mlive reports.

The extension is for two years, according to a source. NFL Network was first to report the news.

Dahl was taken in the fifth round of GM Bob Quinn’s first draft class, back in 2016, and has played just 251 offensive snaps since. That might make him seem like an odd choice for a multi-year extension, but the Lions really value versatility under Quinn and Matt Patricia, and now they’re putting their money where their mouth is.

Lions Release Veteran RB Theo Riddick

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The Lions want to upgrade the run game in 2018 and have it more as a part of the team’s offense, but made somewhat of a surprising roster move at the position on Saturday.

Riddick was a very good third down back for the Lions, as he put up an average of 62 catches per year over the last four seasons with Detroit.

The team added C.J. Anderson and Ty Johnson this offseason, so expect one of them to take the workload that would have gone to Riddick.

The 28-year-old caught a career-high 80 passes for 697 yards in 2015.

Former Packers Pro Bowl DE Mike Daniels Inks a One-Year Deal with the Lions

The Lions added a big piece on their defensive line on Friday afternoon, agreeing to a one-year huge deal with former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels.

Daniels was released in a surprise move by the Packers on Wednesday.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the massive one-year deal will pay Daniels $9.1 million with $7.8 million guaranteed.

Daniels played seven seasons with the Lions, recording 29 sacks and 68 quarterback hits.

If the Packers would have kept Daniels on their roster, he would have made $7.6 million. This was the last season of his contract in Green Bay.

Video: A Shared Vision – The Buy In: The Story of the 2018 Detroit Lions

The 2018 Detroit Lions season was the franchise’s 89th season in the National Football League and their first under a new coaching staff led by head coach Matt Patricia.

Three Questions About the Lions as Training Camp Gets Closer

After a 3-3 start to the 2018 season the Lions took on the look of a team that many fans have seen over and over.

They had issues making big plays when needed, and the defense gave up critical plays to put the offense behind the 8-ball the rest of the way.

The club wrapping up the season at 6-10 will look for bigger and better in year two under Matt Patrica, and hopefully with a new OC in town the club will be more consistent from the start of camp.

Today we take a look at three questions about this team as camp closes in.

1. What Can Fans Expect from New OC Darrell Bevell?

The Lions knew that they needed a new look on offense which is why they went out and got Darrell Bevell to run the show.

He’s already told anyone who would listen that he wants to run the ball more, and that would be a great thing as this team hasn’t run the ball with much consistency since Barry Sanders was around.

Running would make sense as they have used first-round picks on linemen Taylor Decker and Frank Ragnow. They spent big in free agency on T.J. Lang and Rick Wagner. And last April, they took a running back, Kerryon Johnson, in Round 2 of the draft.

So for the moment, it’s safe to say the Lions should be a lot more balanced in 2019.

2. Make Ford Field a Tougher Place to Play

The Lions didn’t win their first home game until November 18th. Let that sink in, this team was 0-3 at home after losses to the Jets on National TV, the Pats, and then the Seahawks before finally beating the Panthers 20-19.

No one seems to fear coming into the dome, and while at the end of the day it’s up to the team to make it a tough place to play.

The first two home games won’t be easy – as they host the Chargers in week two and then two weeks later host the high-powered Chiefs.

It would be nice to get an early win to set up Ford Field as a place to make other teams not like coming to.

3. Kenny Golladay Becoming a Star

This will be a big season for Lions wide out Kenny Golladay, who last year was the best player on the offense with 70 grabs for 1063 yards and five scores.

He had the ability to make plays and turned into Matt Stafford’s favorite target. No doubt that this year in his third season there will be a lot more eyes on the 25-year-old.

It will be up to new OC Darrell Bevell to find creative ways to get him the ball, and also to spread the ball enough to try and get some other wide outs engaged in games.