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Lions Working Out Former Giants, Bills LB Kelvin Sheppard

Former Giants, Dolphins and Bills linebacker Kelvin Sheppard is working out today for the Detroit Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Sheppard was drafted in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He has totaled 424 career tackles, 3 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 2 interceptions.

Lions WR Golden Tate on the Jarvis Landry Deal, Wanting an Extension with Detroit

Golden Tate, who’s entering the final year of his contract with the Lions and hoping to sign an extension with team this summer, said his first reaction to Jarvia Landry’s deal was, “Whoa,” and not just because it could impact the money he makes in 2019 and beyond, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press […]

Lions Ink Five Rookies Including First-Round Pick Frank Ragnow

The Lions signed five draft picks as rookie minicamp opens, including first-round pick Frank Ragnow, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. The No. 20 overall selection, Ragnow signed a four-year deal expected to be worth around $11.8 million total. As with all first-round selections, the deal comes with a team option for a fifth season. The […]

Two Former Lions Employees Sue the Organization, Clam Discrimination

Two former Lions employees who claim they experienced unequal treatment and disparaging comments because of their race have filed suit against the team, alleging they were fired because of racial and age discrimination, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Robert Yanagi, the Lions’ long-time director of video operations, and assistant video director Michael […]

Lions Deal DT Akeem Spence to the Dolphins for a 7th Round Pick in 2019

The Lions on Thursday traded defensive tackle Akeem Spence to the Dolphins for a 2019 seventh-round draft choice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. Spence, 26, had a career-high three sacks for the Lions last season and started the final 11 games of the year after Haloti Ngata suffered a season-ending injury. Spence, […]

Lions DE Ziggy Ansah Expected to Ink Franchise Tender and Report for Workouts

The Lions were hopeful that Ziggy Ansah would take part in a portion of voluntary workouts this offseason so first-year coach Matt Patricia could get to know his star pass rusher. It appears, they’ll get their wish, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. NFL Network reported Monday that Ansah will sign his franchise […]

Lions Announce 2018 Preseason Opponents

The Lions announced today the team’s 2018 NFL Preseason opponents, which includes a nationally-televised game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday, August 24 (Week 3, CBS). The Lions open with a road contest against the Oakland Raiders in Week 1 before hosting the New York Giants in Week 2 and Cleveland Browns in Week […]

Lions WR Restricted FA TJ Jones Inks His Tender to Return to the Team

TJ Jones has signed his free-agent tender and will be back for a fifth season in Detroit, Kyle Meinke of Mlive reports. Jones, a restricted free-agent, had been offered an original-round tender. He’ll make $1.7 million in 2018, a well-earned pay bump for the former sixth-round pick. After not playing as a rookie in 2014 […]