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Lions owner Ford dies at 88

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 months 4 days ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Lions owner and chairman William Clay Ford, Sr. died Sunday morning. He was 88 years old.Ford, who would have turned 89 next Saturday, purchased the Lions on Nov. 22, 1963 for $4.5 million and owned the team until his death."It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of Mr. Ford and extend our deepest sympathies to Mrs. Ford and to the entire...

Lions bring in Irvin

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 months 1 week ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Corvey Irvin.Irvin appeared in six games for Dallas last season and has also played for Tampa Bay, Jacksonville and Carolina in his four-year career.The 28-year-old Georgia product has played 24 NFL games, including 12 with Tampa Bay in 2012. He has 14 career tackles.

Lions bring back LS Muhlbach

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 months 2 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Longtime Detroit Lions long snapper Don Muhlbach will return for an 11th season with the club after agreeing to a one- year contract worth around $1 million.Muhlbach has served as the Lions' snapper for 148 games since originally joining the team midway through the 2004 season. The reliable veteran is the second-longest tenured player on Detroit's roster,...

Lions release Burleson, Delmas

By Anonymous (not verified), 4 months 4 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions announced on Thursday that the team has released veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson and safety Louis Delmas.Burleson had one year left on a five-year, $25 million contract he signed in 2010 and Delmas was due to make $5.5 million with a $500,000 roster bonus. The moves will save the Lions $11.5 million toward the 2014 salary cap.Burleson...

Lions hire Jim Bob Cooter as quarterbacks coach

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 1 day ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions named Jim Bob Cooter as their new quarterbacks coach on Monday.The 29-year-old Cooter spent the 2013 season with the Denver Broncos as an offensive assistant.Before joining the Broncos staff, Cooter spent one season as a quality control coach with the Kansas City Chiefs and three years as an offensive assistant under new Lions coach Jim...

Lions re-up Raiola for 2014

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 4 days ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions and center Dominic Raiola have agreed to a one-year contract.The Free Press on Friday cited a source which said Raiola will receive a raise from the $1 million base salary he was paid in 2013.The 35-year-old, 13-year veteran has spent his entire career with the franchise, which selected him in the second round back in 2001. A Nebraska product,...

Lions claim safety Abdul-Quddus

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 1 week ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions claimed safety Isa Abdul-Quddus off waivers from the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday.Abdul-Quddus appeared in 11 games last season as a reserve safety and on special teams, recording 13 tackles. Over three seasons, all with the Saints, he's played in 42 games with 74 tackles and two interceptions.The Lions also named Tony Oden secondary coach...

Lions add Prince to Caldwell's staff

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 3 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions have added former Kansas State head coach Ron Prince to Jim Caldwell's staff.Prince will serve as tight ends coach and assistant head coach for Caldwell in Detroit. The two were together in Indianapolis when Caldwell was the head coach of the Colts.Prince was the assistant offensive line coach for Caldwell in 2010-11. He spent the 2013 season...

Grading the NFL's New Coaching Hires

By Athlon Sports, 5 months 3 weeks ago
It’s always hard to tell which is the best way for a franchise to go when looking toward the future. And it’s not always the smart decision to just throw lots of money at the best-known coach they can find. Sometimes the smart hire is an unknown assistant. Sometimes it’s a retread who was a failure someplace else. After all, Bill Belichick was a disaster in Cleveland...

Lions tab Caldwell as head coach

By Anonymous (not verified), 5 months 4 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell as their next head coach Tuesday following a two-week search to find a replacement for the fired Jim Schwartz.Caldwell had a successful two-year run as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-10, taking the team to Super Bowl XLIV in his first season and reaching the playoffs with a 10-win performance the...