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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 […]

Lions at Vikings NFL Week Nine Inactives

Here’s today’s inactives for the Lions and Vikings NFC North matchup in Minnesota Lions RB Ameer Abdullah OG Joe Dahl OT Andrew Donnal DE Kerry Hyder DE Eric Lee LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin LB Kelvin Sheppard Vikings LB Anthony Barr DE Tashawn Bower OG Tom Compton WR Stefon Diggs S Andrew Sendejo QB Kyle Sloter RB […]

Lions Ship Wide Out Golden Tate to the Eagles

The Lions made a move on Tuesday before the trading deadline, as they shipped wide out Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles. In return, Detroit will get back a third-round pick. The 30-year-old has 285 yards this season after the catch, and is known for that gritty type of play that has made him one […]