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MLive.com
Haloti Ngata shows no signs of rust in return, has Lions thinking bigALLEN PARK — It was Haloti Ngata's first day back to work, and Darryl Tapp was
Haloti Ngata shows no signs of rust in return, has Lions thinking big
MLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
ALLEN PARK — It was Haloti Ngata's first day back to work, and Darryl Tapp was holding a blocking bag for him to hit. That was a mistake. Ngata drove back Tapp several yards, a rough reminder that the old man still packs some serious punch even... Read more
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TribLIVE
Previewing the NFL’s National Football ConferencePreviewing the National Football Conference: Did anybody have a busier offseas
Previewing the NFL’s National Football Conference
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
Previewing the National Football Conference: Did anybody have a busier offseason than the Eagles and Chip Kelly? Not often do you see a 10-win team part ways with its starting QB (Nick Foles), RB (LeSean McCoy) and a WR (Jeremy Maclin) during the... Read more
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Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs vs. Rams: History, Former SEC Teammates Headline Last Preseason MatchupA mere 241 miles from stadium to stadium down Interstate 70 separates the Kansa
Chiefs vs. Rams: History, Former SEC Teammates Headline Last Preseason Matchup
Kansas City Chiefs / Posted 2 days ago
A mere 241 miles from stadium to stadium down Interstate 70 separates the Kansas City Chiefs and the St. Louis Rams. They are set to square off in the fourth and final preseason game of 2015 on Thursday. The two teams last met in Week 8 of the 2014... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
NFC North preview: will injuries cost Green Bay a Super Bowl run?Could injuries derail Green Bay? Titles are not won in preseason, but they cou
NFC North preview: will injuries cost Green Bay a Super Bowl run?
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 3 days ago
Could injuries derail Green Bay? Titles are not won in preseason, but they could well be lost. When Jordy Nelson tore his ACL in Pittsburgh on 23 August the common impulse was to shrug it off, fans and journalists alike suggesting that Aaron Rodgers... Read more
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NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
Lions activate Joique Bell, Haloti NgataTwo of the Lions’ most important players are finally ready to go. Bell was the
Lions activate Joique Bell, Haloti Ngata
NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk / Posted 4 days ago
Two of the Lions’ most important players are finally ready to go. Bell was the Lions’ No. 1 running back last year and is expected to be the No. 1 running back again this year, although the Lions have liked what they’ve seen in the preseason from... Read more
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Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
Colts' Jack Mewhort looks to get right at right tackleIndianapolis Colts fans will tune into the third preseason game tonight to watc
Colts' Jack Mewhort looks to get right at right tackle
Fort Wayne News-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Indianapolis Colts fans will tune into the third preseason game tonight to watch right tackle Jack Mewhort, who would love to return to relative anonymity. The only time casual fans notice the right tackle or any offensive lineman is when there's a... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Lions-Jaguars preview: Five players to watchLIONS VS. JAGUARS Radio: 1010AM, 92.5FM, 99.9FM. Records: Lions 1-1, Jaguars
Lions-Jaguars preview: Five players to watch
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 8 days ago
LIONS VS. JAGUARS Radio: 1010AM, 92.5FM, 99.9FM. Records: Lions 1-1, Jaguars 1-1. FIVE JAGUARS TO WATCH Out the first two preseason games with a sprained finger, Yeldon (above, center) is set to make his Jaguars debut after practicing in pads... Read more
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Sportsnet.ca
NFL 2015 Season Preview: Detroit LionsThe NFL is back, and Sportsnet is breaking down everything you need to know abo
NFL 2015 Season Preview: Detroit Lions
Sportsnet.ca / Posted 9 days ago
The NFL is back, and Sportsnet is breaking down everything you need to know about each of the 32 teams—including why you should or shouldn’t be rooting for them this season—in the month leading up to kickoff on Thursday, Sept. 10. Today, the Detroit... Read more
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CBS Sports
Ndamukong Suh: Dolphins defense has more talent than 2014 LionsNdamukong Suh and the 2014 Detroit Lions had arguably the best defense in the N
Ndamukong Suh: Dolphins defense has more talent than 2014 Lions
CBS Sports / Posted 9 days ago
Ndamukong Suh and the 2014 Detroit Lions had arguably the best defense in the NFL. They allowed the second-fewest points and third-fewest yards in the league, while also finishing third in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA. By nearly any measure,... Read more
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NFL.com
Suh: Dolphins' D has more talent than last year's LionsOn paper we can jot names of players down, analyze them on a flat surface and c
Suh: Dolphins' D has more talent than last year's Lions
NFL.com / Posted 9 days ago
On paper we can jot names of players down, analyze them on a flat surface and come to conclusions about a football team before a game is played. Top 10 lists: "I don't have a problem saying this, but I think personally we have more talent than we... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Rashean Mathis coming home as Lions make trip to face JaguarsWhen Rashean Mathis steps onto the field Friday night at EverBank Field, it won
Rashean Mathis coming home as Lions make trip to face Jaguars
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 9 days ago
When Rashean Mathis steps onto the field Friday night at EverBank Field, it won’t feel like just another preseason game for him. It will be an emotional moment. “Home is home,’’ he said. Mathis, a Jacksonville native who played at Englewood High... Read more
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CBS Sports
NFL Prediction: Cards, Bengals among 4 teams that won't return to playoffsIf the past couple decades of the NFL tell us anything about this upcoming seas
NFL Prediction: Cards, Bengals among 4 teams that won't return to playoffs
CBS Sports / Posted 10 days ago
If the past couple decades of the NFL tell us anything about this upcoming season, it's that at least four teams that qualified for the postseason in 2014 won't return to the playoffs in 2015. Since 1990, at least four new playoff teams have emerged... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Best and Worst to Watch in PreseasonMany preseason games flunk the Siskel Test. Take Friday night's Seahawks-Chiefs
Best and Worst to Watch in Preseason
Bleacher Report / Posted 11 days ago
Many preseason games flunk the Siskel Test. Take Friday night's Seahawks-Chiefs game. The Chiefs are a competitive but dull team with few preseason storylines. The Seahawks are a great, intriguing team, but with minimal game-planning and no Marshawn... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Names have changed, but Lions still committed to defenseMatthew Stafford wore the look of a little boy after his first roller-coaster r
Names have changed, but Lions still committed to defense
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
Matthew Stafford wore the look of a little boy after his first roller-coaster ride. His satisfied grin stretched that far. "Oh, it was awesome," Stafford said when asked what it was like to finally play with a terrific defense last season.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Names have changed, but Lions still committed to defenseMatthew Stafford wore the look of a little boy after his first roller-coaster r
Names have changed, but Lions still committed to defense
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
Matthew Stafford wore the look of a little boy after his first roller-coaster ride. His satisfied grin stretched that far. "Oh, it was awesome," Stafford said when asked what it was like to finally play with a terrific defense last season.... Read more
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The Oakland Press
Detroit Lions update: Defensive front seven impressive so farIt was just the second preseason game, but the Lions defensive front seven look
Detroit Lions update: Defensive front seven impressive so far
The Oakland Press / Posted 15 days ago
It was just the second preseason game, but the Lions defensive front seven looked in midseason form in the 20-17 loss to the Redskins on Thursday night. It’s difficult to know if Detroit’s line and linebackers were so good or if the Redskins’... Read more
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MLive.com
Detroit Lions looking for more out of defense against WashingtonALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions offense chewed up the New York Jets in last wee
Detroit Lions looking for more out of defense against Washington
MLive.com / Posted 16 days ago
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions offense chewed up the New York Jets in last week's exhibition opener. And that's a good thing for a team facing all kinds of questions about its -- you guessed it -- offense. But that also means the defense didn't... Read more
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NFL.com
Detroit Lions training camp: Ameer Abdullah fits offense wellThe road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-ope
Detroit Lions training camp: Ameer Abdullah fits offense well
NFL.com / Posted 16 days ago
The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league.... Read more
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Bleacher Report
Lions, Ngata Having 'Positive' Extension TalksAs things stand now, Haloti Ngata is only signed through 2015, potentially limi
Lions, Ngata Having 'Positive' Extension Talks
Bleacher Report / Posted 18 days ago
As things stand now, Haloti Ngata is only signed through 2015, potentially limiting his time with the Detroit Lions to a solitary season. However, that may not be the case much longer. Continue for updates. Ngata, Lions Having "Positive"... Read more
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MLive.com
Detroit Lions will have some tough roster decisions due to improved depthALLEN PARK — For years, the Detroit Lions had so little talent, they had no cho
Detroit Lions will have some tough roster decisions due to improved depth
MLive.com / Posted 19 days ago
ALLEN PARK — For years, the Detroit Lions had so little talent, they had no choice but to scrape up other teams' leftovers. Sometimes that meant trading away draft picks for veterans who could plug a glaring hole. Other times that meant signing guys... Read more
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The Oakland Press
Detroit Lions — Gabe Wright’s passion for the game showsALLEN PARK >> The way rookie Gabe Wright saw it, in his first NFL preseason gam
Detroit Lions — Gabe Wright’s passion for the game shows
The Oakland Press / Posted 20 days ago
ALLEN PARK >> The way rookie Gabe Wright saw it, in his first NFL preseason game he got permission to take the seatbelt off and go to work. “It’s good to get out there and see what other NFL competition is like,’’ Wright said on Saturday. Wright,... Read more
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MLive.com
Ameer Abdullah makes dazzling debut in Detroit Lions win against JetsDETROIT -- Remember when some fans wanted the Detroit Lions to draft Tevin Cole
Ameer Abdullah makes dazzling debut in Detroit Lions win against Jets
MLive.com / Posted 22 days ago
DETROIT -- Remember when some fans wanted the Detroit Lions to draft Tevin Coleman instead of Ameer Abdullah? Remember how they put Martin Mayhew on blast for drafting a fumble-prone guy with small hands who wouldn't translate to the NFL? If you... Read more
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ESPN
Detroit Lions still selling Ndamukong Suh, Reggie Bush jerseysThe jerseys aren't cheap, either. Although they are listed as on "sale" in the
Detroit Lions still selling Ndamukong Suh, Reggie Bush jerseys
ESPN / Posted 22 days ago
The jerseys aren't cheap, either. Although they are listed as on "sale" in the corner of the pro shop, the authentic Bush and Suh jerseys cost $99.95 each. The replica jerseys, where the Lions have jerseys of Suh, Bush and Nick Fairley still for... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Rams’ Donald prepares for his second NFL seasonST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has high standards. “
Rams’ Donald prepares for his second NFL season
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 24 days ago
ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has high standards. “I haven’t played my best football yet,” the second-year player said Tuesday. “I still have a lot more I need to learn. I broke down film a lot during the offseason and saw... Read more
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The Alpena News
A valuable lesson: Ex-Detroit star Suh set pace for his replacement in defensive lineALLEN PARK (AP) — His days in Detroit over, Ndamukong Suh still might help the
A valuable lesson: Ex-Detroit star Suh set pace for his replacement in defensive line
The Alpena News / Posted 24 days ago
ALLEN PARK (AP) — His days in Detroit over, Ndamukong Suh still might help the Lions at defensive tackle. While Suh is training with the Dolphins, his offseason workout partner, Caraun Reid is taking a big step toward replacing him in the middle of... Read more
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Daily Herald
Rams lineman Aaron Donald set for 2nd NFL seasonST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has high standards.
Rams lineman Aaron Donald set for 2nd NFL season
Daily Herald / Posted 24 days ago
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has high standards. "I haven't played my best football yet," the second-year player said Tuesday. "I still have a lot more I need to learn. I broke down film a lot during the offseason and... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Rams lineman Aaron Donald set for 2nd NFL seasonSt. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has high standards. "I haven't pl
Rams lineman Aaron Donald set for 2nd NFL season
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 24 days ago
St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald has high standards. "I haven't played my best football yet," the second-year player said Tuesday. "I still have a lot more I need to learn. I broke down film a lot during the offseason and saw a lot of... Read more
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NFL.com
St. Louis Rams training camp: Nick Foles finds his comfort zoneThe road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-ope
St. Louis Rams training camp: Nick Foles finds his comfort zone
NFL.com / Posted 24 days ago
The road to success in the NFL begins each year with the hard work and wide-open possibilities of training camp. As teams around the league gear up for the 2015 campaign, NFL Media reporters will be checking in from all 32 camps around the league.... Read more
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NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk
Lions confident they’ll see Haloti Ngata well before openerThe Lions have admitted they want to extend veteran defensive tackle Haloti Nga
Lions confident they’ll see Haloti Ngata well before opener
NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk / Posted 25 days ago
The Lions have admitted they want to extend veteran defensive tackle Haloti Ngata’s contract, even though he hasn’t taken a snap for them. But they’re confident he’s going to start taking those snaps soon. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free... Read more
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Ionia Sentinel-Standard
Reid in line to help replace Suh for LionsHis days in Detroit over, Ndamukong Suh still might help the Lions at defensive
Reid in line to help replace Suh for Lions
Ionia Sentinel-Standard / Posted 25 days ago
His days in Detroit over, Ndamukong Suh still might help the Lions at defensive tackle.While Suh is training with the Dolphins, his offseason workout partner, Caraun Reid is taking a big step toward replacing him in the middle of the defensive... Read more
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SportingNews
Seahawks and Packers lead the NFC in Madden NFL 16 team ratingsWith just two weeks now until the game releases, EA Sports has unveiled their e
Seahawks and Packers lead the NFC in Madden NFL 16 team ratings
SportingNews / Posted 25 days ago
With just two weeks now until the game releases, EA Sports has unveiled their evaluation of how teams stack up when considering the totality of the rosters for Madden NFL 16. Earlier we took at look at the rankings in the AFC and now attention turns... Read more
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The Oakland Press
Detroit Lions Caraun Reid’s explosiveness could be key to starting roleALLEN PARK >> Caraun Reid dropped three percentage points of body fat in the of
Detroit Lions Caraun Reid’s explosiveness could be key to starting role
The Oakland Press / Posted 25 days ago
ALLEN PARK >> Caraun Reid dropped three percentage points of body fat in the offseason and is playing at 295, about 10 pounds less than last year as a rookie. “I’m a lot lighter, I move a lot different than I did last year. I’d say it’s night and... Read more
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The Alpena News
Lions ‘D’ won’t accept letdownALLEN PARK (AP) — Some of the big names from last year’s Detroit Lions defense
Lions ‘D’ won’t accept letdown
The Alpena News / Posted 28 days ago
ALLEN PARK (AP) — Some of the big names from last year’s Detroit Lions defense are gone, but the expectations are the same. Ndamukong Suh went to Miami and Nick Fairley to St. Louis, so the national perception is that one of the NFL’s best defenses... Read more
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Bleacher Report
NFL Power Rankings as Season ApproachesThe next weekend without football will be in 2016. Let that exciting news sink
NFL Power Rankings as Season Approaches
Bleacher Report / Posted 28 days ago
The next weekend without football will be in 2016. Let that exciting news sink in as the NFL season rapidly approaches. Thanks to Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings, there will be pigskin action... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
Lions D: Stars gone, but goals unchangedNdamukong Suh went to Miami and Nick Fairley to St. Louis, so the national perc
Lions D: Stars gone, but goals unchanged
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 29 days ago
Ndamukong Suh went to Miami and Nick Fairley to St. Louis, so the national perception is that one of the NFL's best defenses could take a step back. "You can throw names out there and their production last year, and it was greatly appreciated, but... Read more
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MLive.com
Detroit Lions defense ahead of where it was last year?ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions' defensive line doesn't have Ndamukong Suh anymo
Detroit Lions defense ahead of where it was last year?
MLive.com / Posted 29 days ago
ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions' defensive line doesn't have Ndamukong Suh anymore. Nor does it have Nick Fairley. George Johnson is gone, too, and so is C.J. Mosley. That's four of the Lions' six best defensive linemen from a year ago, for those... Read more
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Ionia Sentinel-Standard
Lions' defense refuses to accept backsliding with stars gone Posted Aug. 6, 2015 at 9:09 PM ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Some of the big nam
Lions' defense refuses to accept backsliding with stars gone
Ionia Sentinel-Standard / Posted 29 days ago
Posted Aug. 6, 2015 at 9:09 PM ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Some of the big names from last year's Detroit Lions defense are gone, but the expectations are the same.Ndamukong Suh went to... Read more
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The Monroe Evening News
Lions' defense refuses to accept backsliding with stars goneALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Some of the big names from last year's Detroit Lions d
Lions' defense refuses to accept backsliding with stars gone
The Monroe Evening News / Posted 29 days ago
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - Some of the big names from last year's Detroit Lions defense are gone, but the expectations are the same. Ndamukong Suh went to Miami and Nick Fairley to St. Louis, so the national perception is that one of the NFL's best... Read more
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The Oakland Press
Detroit Lions — Defensive line will ‘get the job done’ALLEN PARK >> After four days of training camp, Detroit Lions defensive coordin
Detroit Lions — Defensive line will ‘get the job done’
The Oakland Press / Posted 29 days ago
ALLEN PARK >> After four days of training camp, Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin likes what he sees from the reworked defensive line. Translation: The line without Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley. “Well I think it’s going to be... Read more
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SportingNews
Concern about Ndamukong Suh’s departure is overblown, Lions sayThere may have been a bit of panic for Detroit Lions fans when Ndamukong Suh sk
Concern about Ndamukong Suh’s departure is overblown, Lions say
SportingNews / Posted 30 days ago
There may have been a bit of panic for Detroit Lions fans when Ndamukong Suh skipped town for a massive deal from Miami, but if you ask those left on the defensive line in the Motor City, it’s no big deal. "I think some of (those concerns) are... Read more
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MLive.com
Former Michigan State All-American Jerel Worthy embracing fresh start with Lions' defensive lineNOVI -- The Detroit Lions held what was easily their best practice of training
Former Michigan State All-American Jerel Worthy embracing fresh start with Lions' defensive line
MLive.com / Posted 30 days ago
NOVI -- The Detroit Lions held what was easily their best practice of training camp Wednesday night. The energy was high across the board, the result of the pads going on, and doing so in front of more than 7,000 fans at Novi High School. But no one... Read more
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