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Jim Caldwell to Stay Lions Head Coach – For Now

In the wake of the Thursday morning firing of general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand, the Detroit Lions have reportedly told embattled head coach Jim Caldwell that he will keep his job despite the team’s awful 1-7 record according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Caldwell should not get too comfortable as a […]

Detroit Lions Won’t Exercise Nick Fairley’s Option in 2015

Entering the final year of his rookie contract, defensive tackle Nick Fairley’s fifth-year option will not be picked up by the Detroit Lions where he is expected to receive $5.5 million in 2015. General manager Martin Mayhew told reporters at the NFL owners’ meetings in Orlando, Florida that the move was made so Fairley will be […]

GM Mayhew speaks on Fairley’s inconsistency

Over the course of his career, Fairley has been an effective player, but there are times when he just doesn’t stand out. “He could play more consistently,” Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said at the Senior Bowl. “I mean, he’s got to mature a little bit as a professional, I think. I think that’d be […]

Detroit Lions – Blame to Go Around but Lion’s Share Goes to Coaches

Well here we are… Two short weeks (and one god-forsaken blizzard) removed from “you know, these next two games are kinda tough – but I think they might be able to run the table!!” And now, with the season for holiday family gatherings upon us, we find the Lions assuming their annual spot at the […]

Lions Don’t Plan On Using Franchise Tag, Feel Good About Avril

While the Lions have done roster shuffling this past week, GM Martin Mayhew doesn’t seem to worried about losing Cliff Avril in free agency starting in March. Mayhew says he does not plan on having to use the franchise tag during the free agency period either. “All those guys that are free agents, we’ll continue […]

Martin Mayhew Says Titus Young Had No Trade Value

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he released receiver Titus Young and did not attempt to trade him for one main reason, Anward Richardson of Mlive.com. “He didn’t really have any trade value,” Mayhew said. “I didn’t talk to anybody. I didn’t call 32 GMs and try to get a seventh (conditional pick), or anything […]

Martin Mayhew and the Lions Face an Uncertain Offseason

Coming off the team’s first playoff appearance since 1999, the Lions have 20 players who will be unrestricted free agents this offseason. While that list includes injury replacements (punter Ben Graham) and veteran depth guys for 2011 (Erik Coleman, Chris Harris), the list also includes key cogs on defense (Cliff Avril, Stephen Tulloch, Eric Wright) […]

Lions GM Martin Mayhew Unhappy About Lack Of Draft Picks

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew will always take quality over quanity, but he’d like to have had another draft pick or two to work with during last weekend’s NFL Draft. The majority of the national press is raving about how well the Lions did in the NFL Draft, by most counts their first three draft […]