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Lions Set to Ink Steelers Free Agent TE Jesse James

The Lions are set to get an upgrade at the tight end spot once the free agency period starts on Wednesday, as the team is going to ink Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James. The news comes according to NFL reporter Mike Garafolo, who says that the Lions have a deal in place with James, […]

Lions Bringing Back Long Snapper Don Muhlbach for a 16th Season

The Lions are bringing back Don Muhlbach, as the team announced that they have re-signed the long snapper, who has been on the roster since 2004. Muhlbach came to Detroit as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M, starting his career first with Baltimore, but he did not make the final roster and was […]

Lions LB Trevor Bates Pleads Not Guilty to Three Charges While Still in Psychiatric Ward

Lions linebacker Trevor Bates has been arraigned from a hospital psychiatric ward on charges he punched a New York City police officer after failing to pay a taxi fare, the Associated Press reports. The 25-year-old pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges including assault, resisting arrest and theft of services. His lawyer says they’re looking forward […]

Is Lions Coach Matt Patricia’s Job Safe? He Thinks So

It’s a fair question to ask whether Lions coach Matt Patricia’s job is safe. The answer, after receiving matching five-year contracts with general manager Bob Quinn this past offseason, is almost certainly yes. But has Patricia been told he’ll be back in 2019, one way or the other, by team owner Martha Firestone Ford? Patricia […]

Lions Place DE Ezekiel Ansah on IR with Shoulder Injury

The Lions put on Tuesday defensive end Ezekiel Ansah on injured reserve Tuesday according to the team’s official website. Ansah dislocated his shoulder against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday and is expected to require surgery. Playing on the franchise tag, the 29-year-old Ansah was limited to seven games by shoulder issues this season. He notched […]

Lions Place Starting Wide Out Marvin Jones on IR

The season is over for wide out Marvin Jones Jr., as today the Lions placed the starting wide receiver on injured reserve according to Tim Twentyman of detroitlions.com. Jones has missed the past two games with a knee injury. Initially the Lions were optimistic about the injury, calling it a “bone bruise” and denying that […]

Lions RB LeGarrette Blount Sticks Up for QB Matthew Stafford After Loss

Matthew Stafford continues to feel the heat from detractors who believe he’s an overpaid slingshot artist who comes up tiny in big moments, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. Thursday’s Thanksgiving turnover-feast against the Chicago Bears won’t help the Detroit Lions’ quarterback. With the game tied at 16-16, Stafford threw a back-breaking pick-six on a flat […]

Lions Fire Special Teams Coach Joe Marciano

Lions head coach Matt Patricia announced Monday night he has fired special teams coach Joe Marciano, Kyle Meinke of Mlive reports. “Tonight I spoke to Joe and informed him of my decision to relieve him of his responsibilities with our team,” Patricia said in a statement issued by the team. “I appreciate Joe’s leadership of […]