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2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass. Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get a...

NFC North Rookies to Watch in 2015

By Josh Koop, 1 month 3 weeks ago
With NFL training camps set to open up in a few weeks, it will be the first real taste of being a professional football player for all the rookies who heard their names called in the draft not too long ago. And in some cases, teams may be counting on some of their first-year players to contribute sooner rather than later. Here is one key rookie for each of the four NFC North teams to keep...

Lions sign Taylor Mays

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions have signed safety Taylor Mays. Mays was released by the Minnesota Vikings on June 16. The 27-year-old Southern California product signed with Minnesota in March after spending the past four seasons with Cincinnati. He played his first season with San Francisco in 2010 after being selected by the 49ers in the second round of that...

NFC North Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The NFC North is filled with talent and potential, just look at the Detroit Lions’ success last year. The Packers and Lions should be in contention for the playoffs like last year, and the Vikings and Bears should certainly see improvement. However, they will need help especially in areas that have the ability to get stronger this upcoming NFL season. Related: AFC North Players...

Detroit Lions 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Coach Jim Caldwell didn’t do exactly what he promised in his first year in Detroit. The new boss was supposed to unlock the Lions’ offensive potential, but instead he unleashed arguably the NFL’s most ferocious defense. He forged better team chemistry, but couldn’t keep his best player from bolting in free agency. He returned the Lions to the playoffs with an 11-win...

Lions sign first-round pick Tomlinson

By The Sports Network, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions signed first-round pick Laken Tomlinson to a four-year rookie contract on Thursday. Tomlinson was selected with the 28th overall pick in the draft after a standout career on the offensive line at Duke. He earned First-Team All-ACC honors as a senior. The Lions now have all of their draft picks under contract. 

Lions sign WR Salas, CB Owens

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions signed cornerback Chris Owens and wide receiver Greg Salas to one-year contracts on Wednesday. Owens played in 11 games with three starts for the Kansas City Chiefs last year and recorded 33 tackles. The San Jose State product has 217 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions over 83 career games (17 starts) with Atlanta, Cleveland,...

Lions sign veteran WR Moore

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with wide receiver Lance Moore on a one-year contract. Moore, who delivered a 1,000-yard season for New Orleans in 2012 and was a member of the Saints' 2009 Super Bowl XLIV champion team, managed just 14 catches for 198 yards and two touchdowns with Pittsburgh last season. He was...

Broncos swap with Lions, select LB Ray

By The Sports Network, 4 months 4 days ago
Englewood, CO (Sports Network) - The Denver Broncos swapped first-round picks with the Detroit Lions on Thursday, moving up from No. 28 to 23 overall to select Missouri linebacker Shane Ray. Ray, who was cited for marijuana possession recently, was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year as a junior last season after totaling 14 1/2 sacks, 22 1/2 tackles for loss and 65 total tackles for...

Detroit Lions 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 week ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Lions lost both Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley from the interior of what was the second-best defense in the NFL and replaced them with the aging Haloti Ngata as well as Tyrunn Walker. That's not a great trade off and more help is needed. That could point to Texas defensive tackle Malcom Brown at No. 23 overall, the stoutest option in this draft after Washington's...