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Lions CB Darius Slay Getting Interest in Trade Rumors According to ESPN

The Lions have spoken with “multiple teams” about a potential trade for cornerback Darius Slay according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The 29-year-old Slay is entering the final season of his current contract and has sent out numerous smoke signals indicating he wants to become the highest-paid corner in the NFL. The Lions have had […]

Lions GM Quinn Says Team Is Not Looking to Trade QB Matthew Stafford

Lions general manager Bob Quinn refuted a late-night report that the team is in talks to trade quarterback Matthew Stafford. “100% False!!” Quinn wrote in a text message to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. WDIV-TV, citing sources close to both Stafford and the team, reported late Wednesday night that the Lions are in […]

Lions WR Kenny Golladay Not Concerned About Contract Extension

When asked about the possibility of a contract extension, Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay said he “wouldn’t mind being in Detroit for a while” according to Kevin Patra of NFL.com. Golladay continued to say a new contract “should work itself out.” Originally a third-round pick in the 2017 draft out of Northern Illinois, Golladay is […]

Lions Hire Brayden Coombs as New Special Teams Coordinator

The Lions have hired Brayden Coombs to be their next special teams coordinator according to detroitlions.com. Coombs spent the last decade with the Cincinnat Bengals, but this will be his first coordinator job. He was linked to Matt LaFleur’s Packers staff last offseason before deciding to stay in Cincy. Coombs is a riser in the […]

Lions Promote Hank Fraley and Billy Yates to Run the Team’s O-Line

The Lions on Tuesday promoted assistant coaches Hank Fraley and Billy Yates to lead their offensive line, the Associated Press reports. Fraley had been Detroit’s assistant offensive line coach the previous two seasons. Yates was on Matt Patricia’s coaching staff the last two years. Patricia fired six members of his staff shortly after finishing his […]

Lions Begin the Offseason Firing Four Coaches, Strength and Conditioning Staff

Two days after their disappointing season ended with a last-second loss to the Packers, the Lions have found their scapegoats, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. The Lions fired strength coach Harold Nash, special-teams coordinator John Bonamego and four other assistants Tuesday as they start what could be a significant offseason makeover. Along […]

Lions Place Rookie Tight End T.J. Hockenson on Injured Reserve

The Lions have placed rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson on injured reserve according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Hockenson was spotted on crutches after the team’s loss to the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving Day and later traded those crutches for a walking boot and a scooter after suffering an ankle injury. Birkett […]

Lions Place QB Jeff Driskel on Injured Reserve

The Lions already have lost starting quarterback Matthew Stafford with fractures in his back, and now his backup is also going to be lost as the team Saturday put backup Jeff Driskel on injured reserve. The team did have Driskel as the backup in Thursday’s home loss on Thanksgiving to the Chicago Bears. He didn’t […]