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Detroit Lions 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
( - 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...

Lions trade George Johnson to Bucs

By The Sports Network, 3 months 2 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI ( - The Detroit Lions traded defensive end George Johnson and a seventh-round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Johnson signed a three-year, $9 million offer sheet with the Bucs last week, but the Lions contested terms of the deal, which included de-escalators. Johnson is a five-year NFL...

2015 NFL Mock Draft

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 weeks ago

Lions re-sign Mathis

By The Sports Network, 4 months 1 week ago
Allen Park, MI ( - The Detroit Lions re-signed cornerback Rashean Mathis to a two-year contract on Thursday. Mathis started all 16 games in 2014, recording 51 tackles, nine pass defenses, one forced fumble and one interception. Prior to joining the Lions two years ago, Mathis spent the first 10 seasons of his career (2003-12) as the face of the Jacksonville Jaguars...

Rams sign former Lions DL Fairley

By The Sports Network, 4 months 2 weeks ago
St. Louis, MO ( - The St. Louis Rams continued their busy week on Friday, signing defensive lineman Nick Fairley to an undisclosed contract. Fairley spent the first four seasons of his career with the Detroit Lions, appearing in 46 of a possible 64 games and recording 13 1/2 sacks and 98 combined tackles. His best season came in 2013 when he appeared in 15 games and...

Lions, down Suh, acquire Ngata from Ravens

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI ( - After letting Ndamukong Suh go via free agency, the Detroit Lions landed another All-Pro defensive lineman in a trade Tuesday. The Lions acquired defensive tackle Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens, who will receive fourth and fifth-round draft choices while sending Detroit a seventh-round pick. The Lions' website said the deal is pending a...

Lions re-sign Prater

By The Sports Network, 4 months 3 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI ( - The Detroit Lions re-signed kicker Matt Prater to a three-year contract on Friday. The Lions originally inked Prater during the 2014 season after he was released by the Denver Broncos following a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Detroit was in dire need of a kicker after Nate Freese and Alex Henery struggled...

Lions keep Tapp, Orlovsky on 1-year deals

By The Sports Network, 5 months 39 min ago
Allen Park, MI ( - The Detroit Lions re-signed defensive end Darryl Tapp and backup quarterback Dan Orlovsky to one-year deals, the team announced Monday. Tapp, 30, will earn $870,000 and receive an $80,000 signing bonus, according to reports. The nine-year NFL veteran was signed by the Lions last March and appeared in all 16 games, compiling 17 tackles, two passes...

Lions won't tag Suh

By The Sports Network, 5 months 39 min ago
Allen Park, MI ( - The Detroit Lions apparently won't place their franchise tag on defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. According to the club's website, Suh will not receive the designation and will be allowed to become a free agent. The franchise tag would have cost the Lions $26.8 million for the 2015 season. The 28-year-old Nebraska product started all 78 games he played...

Lions bring back LS Muhlbach

By The Sports Network, 5 months 3 days ago
Allen Park, MI ( - Longtime Detroit Lions long snapper Don Muhlbach will return for a 12th season with the club after agreeing to a one- year contract on Friday. Muhlbach has served as the Lions' snapper for 164 games since originally joining the team midway through the 2004 season. The reliable veteran is the longest-tenured player on Detroit's current roster, with center...