Archive for the ‘2011 NFL Draft’ Category

WR Titus Young Hampered by Leg Injury

Rookie wide receiver Titus Young still hasn’t put in a full day at practice since training camp began due to a leg injury. Young tried some limited drills Tuesday, but he was back in the trainer’s room for Wednesday’s practice. At this point, we’re not sure Young is even a lock to open the year […]

Lions Ready to Open Camp with All Five Rookies Signed

The Lions are ready to roll into training camp with their entire 2011 Draft class signed and ready to practice.  That would be a little more impressive if there were more than five players and there wasn’t a new rookie pay scale, but a win is a win.  With no formal offseason programs and no […]

Titus Young Signs

Per Tom Killer Kowalski, Lions second round pick Titus Young is under contract.  Young was the Lions first second round pick in April’s draft and he is expected to win the third receiver job in camp.  Despite being the number three receiver, Young will play out wide while Nate Burlesson kicks into the slot in […]

Mikel LeShoure Signs

Mikel LeShoure tweeted that he has agreed to terms with the Lions today.  The Lions’ second second round pick is expected play a large part in the offense this year as a change of pace back and short yardage specialist as well.  The Lions have now agreed to terms with three of their five draft […]

Stafford Enjoying Working With Rookies

Now healthy, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is relishing his opportunity to work with Titus Young and Mikel Leshoure, a pair of second round picks who’ll potentially play key roles this season, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. “They’re part of our team now, and potentially very valuable parts of it, so it’s on […]

Fairley Says He’ll Be Ready When Camp Opens

Nick Fairley had yet to join his new teammates for player-run practices and he’s not going to do so later this week. The first-round draft pick, who will be paired next to Ndamukong Suh, says he’s been rehabilitating a shoulder injury suffered late in the college season, and he’s been working out on his own. […]

Leshoure Will Be at Lions Player Only Workouts

Lions second-round running back Mikel Leshoure will attend the team’s player-organized workouts next week, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. The Lions’ first player-run workouts coincided with the Rookie Premiere event in Los Angeles, which along with some miscommunication, prevented Leshoure from participating. “I’ll be at everything that this team has from here […]

Lions Draft Review – 2008

With the latest NFL Draft weekend a couple weeks in the rearview mirror, pundits around the league are looking at which teams were the winners or losers in 2011.  However, as most draftniks will tell you, the real review of a draft comes three or four seasons down the road.  With that in mind, let’s […]