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New GM Mayhew Won’t Overhaul Roster

From: Yahoo! Sports New Lions general manager Martin Mayhew does not intend to overhaul the roster completely, and that will be a major factor in the coaching search. “I think when you make a change like this, I think you look at who you have, and the most important thing when you hire a coach […]

Lions Want To Talk To Redskins CB Coach Jerry Gray

From: ProFootballTalk.com With coach Rod Marinelli gone, the Lions already have commenced the process of finding his replacement. According to Adam Schefter of NFL Network, the Lions have requested permission to interview Redskins secondary-cornerbacks coach Jerry Gray. Gray played for the Rams, Oilers, and Buccaneers, and he has worked for the Titans and Bills.

Lions Could Go After Sam Bradford w/ the First Pick

From: Dallas Morning News With a two-game cushion on both Kansas City and St. Louis with one game to play, the 0-15 Detroit Lions will have the first overall selection of the 2009 draft. You name it, the Lions need it. But if Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford skips his senior season at Oklahoma, the […]

Could the Lions Actually Keep Marinelli in ’09?

From: Detroit Free Press The Lions will not clean house completely after the season, despite making history with their futility. Owner William Clay Ford said in a released statement Sunday that “he expects both Tom Lewand and Martin Mayhew to return to the organization next season.” Lewand is the Lions’ chief operating officer. Mayhew was […]

Lions Believe Officials Are Giving Them Bad Calls

From: ProFootballTalk.com The Detroit Lions are just two losses away from becoming the first 0-16 team in NFL history, and they say the officials have contributed to their bad season by tending to give the benefit of the doubt to the good teams, and not to the teams like the Lions. “I think when you’re […]

Could Billick and Nolan Come to Motown Together?

There has been a lot of talk about the Lions looking at former Ravens head coach Brian Billick to lead them in the 2009 season. If that is the case, the team may also get former 49’ers coach Mike Nolan. ProFootballTalk.com is reporting the following about a possible package deal with Billick going to a […]

Report: Culpepper Set to Sign Two-Year Deal w/ Lions

ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that the Lions and former Vikings, Fins and Raiders QB Daunte Culpepper have struck a deal for a two-year contract. The site is reporting that Culpepper will join the team on Monday, and wear #11. We had reported on Tuesday that Culpepper had worked out for the Lions, and that the sides […]

RB Smith In No Danger Of Losing Starting Job

From: Pro Football Weekly The news that the Lions were working out Shaun Alexander, Cedric Benson and other free-agent running backs is being grossly exaggerated as an indictment of RB Kevin Smith, our spies tell us, and that the rookie is not in any danger of losing his job right now.