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Cliff Avril, Seattle Seahawks agree to deal

Mar 13, 2013

As one of the top pass-rushers available in this year’s free agent class, former Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril was expected to be one of the first players gobbled up when the market officially opened at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. However, Avril has found himself waiting idly by for more than a day as other defenders–like Paul Kruger, Dannell Ellerbee and Desmond Bryant–have all found new homes. Well, it appears the waiting is finally over. According to NFL.com’s Albert Breer, Avril has agreed to a contract with the Seattle Seahawks. Avril is reportedly en route to Seattle, where he is expected to…

Lions re-sign Chris Houston, agree to terms with Glover Quin, Jason Jones and Reggie Bush

Mar 13, 2013

Reggie Bush, the league’s premier pass-catching running back, is set to join one of the league’s most prolific passing offenses in the Detroit Lions. Bush and the Lions agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal (including a $4 million signing bonus). While Bush also had a visit scheduled with the Arizona Cardinals, the opportunity to start was simply to match to pass up for the former No. 2 overall pick in 2006 out of USC, and thus he elected to sign with Detroit to team up with Calvin Johnson and Matthew Stafford in Detroit. But the Lions were only getting…

Detroit Lions waive wide receiver Titus Young

Feb 4, 2013

Now that the Super Bowl has come and gone, all 32 NFL teams can turn their full attention to the upcoming free agency period and the draft. Most teams will be looking to make additions that can immediately strengthen their roster for the 2013 season, but the Detroit Lions have apparently decided that a bit of subtraction might just have the same effect. The Lions announced on Monday that they have decided to part ways with third-year wideout Titus Young. A former second-round draft pick out of Boise State, Young came into the league with immense potential, but has been a…

After suffering multiple concussions with the Lions, Jahvid Best unlikely to ever play again

Jan 26, 2013

Anyone believing that current NFL players won’t see lasting affects of multiple concussions until long after their careers are over need only to look to Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best. At only a few days shy of his 24th birthday, it appears that Best’s career is already over, due to multiple recent concussions. Best, a 2010 first-round draft pick out of California, has suffered four concussions since his final collegiate year, including two with the Lions in 2011. Unable to find a doctor willing to medically clear him, Best missed all of the 2012 season, and it appears extremely likely…

Bears step up the ‘dirty’ talk in preparation for must-win game against Lions

Dec 27, 2012

As if the stakes in the Chicago Bears-Detroit Lions Week 17 showdown weren’t already big enough, Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton and safety Major Wright had to go and make them bigger. “They’re dirty. They’ve always been a dirty team since I’ve been here. I don’t like them. We’ve just got to hold our composure and play the game we know,” Melton said, via ESPNChicago.com. “They just try to do all this extra stuff: talking, little cheap shots. If you look at the tape, they’ve always thrown cheap shots. We had a brawl I think last year. So it is what it…

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson breaks Jerry Rice’s single-season receiving record

Dec 23, 2012

In a season that could see several legendary NFL records fall, at least one has already been surpassed. On Saturday night, against the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson surpassed the 17-year old single season receiving record previously held by Hall-of-Famer Jerry Rice. The Falcons got the better of the Lions, taking home a 31-18 victory and clinching the NFC’s No. 1 seed heading into the playoffs. However, the night–and for most of the game, the field–belonged to Johnson. The mammoth 6’5″, 236-pound wideout hauled in 11 passes for 225 yards against the Falcons secondary, pushing his yardage total to 1,892…

Falcons clinch NFC top seed with victory over Lions

Dec 23, 2012

Lost in all the excitement surrounding Calvin Johnson‘s shiny new NFL record, is the fact that Atlanta’s 31-18 victory over the Detroit Lions on Saturday Night has earned the Falcons the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Falcons (13-2) dominated their opponent for the second consecutive week. Quarterback Matt Ryan completed 25 of 32 pass attempts for 279 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. And while Johnson dominated the field for most of the evening, Atlanta receivers Roddy White and Julio Jones managed to work a little magic of their own, combining for 224 yards receiving and three scores….

Minnesota’s mistakes and short-handed offense allow Bears to maul Vikings 28-10

Nov 25, 2012

After a having a week off, the Minnesota Vikings entered the Sunday matchup against the Chicago Bears with hopes of improving in the NFC North win column. The Bears had a contrasting stance on that issue, as they seemed to find their identity as a team to move easily past the Vikings by a score of 28-10 at Soldier Field. Ugly may be the best word to describe the performance of the Vikings’ offense on Sunday. Adrian Peterson tied the franchise record for five 100+ yard rushing games in a row, but turnovers and questionable game management cost the Vikings. Related: The…

NFL to review Ndamukong Suh kick on Monday

Nov 25, 2012

While the Houston Texans’ incredible rally and overtime victory against the Detroit Lions was easily the highlight game of Thanksgiving Day, it was Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh who has commanded all of the attention since. During the game, Suh fell while rushing the passer, extended his leg and struck Texans signal-caller Matt Schaub in the groin with his foot, dropping the quarterback to the turf. Speculation has continued to build that Suh’s kick may have been intentional, and while replay of the incident is not conclusive, it does appear that his leg extended in an unnatural manner. “From my personal point of…

The Detroit Lions have been less than savory on Thanksgiving Day

Nov 22, 2012

Most of us will be sitting down Thursday afternoon or evening with our families enjoying our turkey and all the trimmings. One of these days, that Thanksgiving Day postgame meal for the Detroit Lions may go down a little better. Over the previous eight seasons, the Lions haven’t fared very well in a tradition for the franchise that dates back to 1934. The clubs has lost eight straight games on Thanksgiving day by a combined 285-113 score. So with the 9-1 Houston Texans coming to town for Thursday’s showdown, let’s take a closer look at what has proven to be…