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Lions bring back LS Muhlbach

By The Sports Network, 6 months 5 days ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - 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...

Lions release Bush

By The Sports Network, 6 months 1 week ago
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Lions released Reggie Bush on Wednesday. The 29-year-old Bush, who turns 30 next month, was due $3.25 million and coming off a disappointing season in which he battled an ankle injury for three months. He gained 297 yards and two touchdowns rushing last year, averaging just 3.9 yards per carry. The USC product caught 40 passes for 253 yards...

NFL Draft: NFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 6 months 2 weeks ago
The NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April.Here are the top needs for each NFC team: NFC EAST Washington RedskinsFirst-Round Pick: No. 5What They Need:...

Early Super Bowl 50 Contenders for the 2015 season

By Mark Ross, 7 months 1 day ago
For a fourth time in their history, the New England Patriots are the champions of the NFL. While the party is just getting started in Foxboro, Mass., and for Patriots fans worldwide, the rest of the league’s focus has already shifted to the 2015 season. While the next game that counts is more than seven months away, it’s not too early to hazard a guess as to which teams could be...

Lions QB Stafford, WR Tate added to Pro Bowl

By The Sports Network, 7 months 2 weeks ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Golden Tate have been added to the 2015 Pro Bowl. Stafford, who will replace Broncos QB Peyton Manning, is the first Lions signal-caller to play in the Pro Bowl since Greg Landry in 1972. Tate will replace Eagles wideout Jeremy Maclin due to personal reasons. This marks the first...

Extra Points: Incompetence doesn't equal conspiracy in Dallas

By The Sports Network, 7 months 4 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The "Pick-up Artist" is no longer just a bad 1980s film starring Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey Jr. It's now Pete Morelli's nickname forevermore in the Motor City. The NFL controversy of the year was the picked-up penalty flag during the Dallas Cowboys' 24-20 wild-card weekend win over the Detroit Lions, a curious decision fueled even further by Morelli's failure to...

NFC Wild Card Preview and Prediction: Detroit Lions vs. Dallas Cowboys

By Rob Doster, 8 months 12 hours ago
The day your five-year-old has waited for his whole life for is finally here — the Dallas Cowboys are back in the postseason. Behind the record-setting offensive trio of Tony Romo, DeMarco Murray and Dez Bryant, Dallas won the NFC East with a 12–4 record and has returned to the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2009. A 4–0 showing in December has helped erase a stigma that...

Lions G Warford out for Sunday

By The Sports Network, 8 months 1 day ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford has been ruled out for Sunday's NFC Wild Card Playoff in Dallas. Warford missed practice all week with a right knee injury he suffered last Sunday in Green Bay. Rookie Travis Swanson will start in his place. Swanson made his first career start at center last week in place of veteran Dominic Raiola, who was suspended...

Lions DT Fairley returns to practice

By The Sports Network, 8 months 2 days ago
Allen Park, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley returned to practice on Thursday for the first time since suffering a knee injury in late October. Fairley suffered a MCL and PCL injury in his right knee in a Week 8 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in London. He took part in limited fashion Thursday, participating in individual drills, and has still not...

Suh wins appeal, will play Sunday

By The Sports Network, 8 months 4 days ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh won his appeal with the league and will be eligible to play in Detroit's playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Suh was suspended one game without pay for twice stepping on Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers' left leg in the fourth quarter of the Packers' NFC North-clinching 30-20 victory over the Lions on...