Ndamukong Suh headed to Tampa Bay to replace Gerald McCoy

Football 05/24/19, 13:14

Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay.Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy.McCoy was released earlier this week after nine seasons with the Bucs, who selected him third overall in the 2010 draft ...

Stafford endures ‘tough times’ after wife’s tumor surgery

Football 05/21/19, 16:46

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife, Kelly, recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor."There's been some long days and some tough times," Stafford said Tuesday after joining his teammates for a voluntary ...

Kerryon Johnson looking forward to 2nd season with Lions

Football 05/02/19, 17:50

Kerryon Johnson's rookie season was one of few bright spots for the Detroit Lions in 2018.And even that ended sooner than the young running back would have liked.Johnson was limited to 10 games last season, and after the Lions were eliminated from playoff contention in mid-December, he went on injured ...

Lions take Hawaii LB Jahlani Tavai in 2nd round

Football 04/26/19, 19:33

The Detroit Lions have drafted Hawaii linebacker Jahlani Tavai in the second round of the NFL draft.The 6-foot-4, 250-pound Tavai is second on Hawaii's career list in tackles and was on preseason watch lists last year for the Bronko Nagurski and Butkus awards. He averaged 10.2 tackles a game in ...

Lions select Iowa tight end T.J. Hockenson with No. 8 pick

Football 04/25/19, 20:27

The Detroit Lions addressed a pressing need, selecting tight end T.J. Hockenson with the No. 8 overall pick in the NFL draft.Detroit was initially interested in trading its first-round pick Thursday night to acquire more selections, but they decided the Iowa star was too good of a player and too ...

Wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has brain surgery

Football 04/21/19, 19:30

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor.She says the surgery lasted 12 hours and shared other details Sunday on her Instagram account. Earlier this month, she shared that an MRI showed the tumor after she had ...

Lions may look to bolster pass-catching options in draft

Football 04/18/19, 18:27

The Detroit Lions were the laughingstock of the league when they drafted wide receivers in the first round three straight years from 2003 to 2005, and none of them panned out for the franchise.Detroit drafted tight ends in the first round twice over the past decade and ended up releasing ...

Lions QB Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor

Football 04/16/19, 16:01

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday. Stafford's wife, Kelly, announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor . She posted on Instagram two days later, thanking everyone for an outpouring of support . Center Graham Glasgow says he ...

Wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has brain tumor

Football 04/03/19, 13:18

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor. Stafford shared the details Wednesday on her Instagram account. She says an MRI showed the tumor on cranial nerves after she had vertigo spells within the last year.Kelly and the Matthew Stafford ...

Source: Lions agree to $36M, 4-year deal with CB Coleman

Football 03/11/19, 20:52

The Detroit Lions addressed needs on both sides of the ball while reuniting their coach and general manager with former New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman and receiver Danny Amendola.Coleman agreed to a $36 million, four-year contract with the Lions and plans to sign Wednesday, according to a person familiar ...

Detroit Lions player arraigned in NYC police assault case

Football 02/05/19, 17:42

Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arraigned Tuesday from a psychiatric ward on charges accusing him of punching a New York City police officer after he was taken to a precinct house for failing to pay a taxi fare.Bates, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges of assault, resisting arrest, theft ...

No reputation remake for Suh in Los Angeles

Football 01/29/19, 16:30

Ndamukong Suh says he has not gone about trying to remake his reputation in his first and perhaps only season with the Los Angeles Rams.The mammoth defensive tackle and three-time All-Pro was notorious for racking up fines and suspensions that cost him over $400,000 in his first five seasons, all ...

Police: Detroit Lions’ Trevor Bates punched officer

Sports 01/26/19, 17:17

Police say Trevor Bates of the Detroit Lions was arrested in New York for failing to pay a taxi fare and then punching a police officer in the face.The 25-year-old linebacker was charged with assault, resisting arrest and theft of service after police were called around 1 a.m. Saturday at ...

Falcons G Garland, former Lions QB Hipple award finalists

Football 01/17/19, 13:09

Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland and former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple are the finalists for the NFL's Salute To Service Award.The recipient of the award, presented by USAA, will be revealed on Feb. 2 during the NFL Honors show when The Associated Press announces its annual league awards, including ...

Lions hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator

Football 01/16/19, 16:56

The Detroit Lions have hired Darrell Bevell as their new offensive coordinator.Bevell spent seven seasons as Seattle's offensive coordinator from 2011-17 and was part of a Super Bowl winner with the Seahawks. Prior to joining the Seahawks, he was Minnesota's offensive coordinator for five seasons and a quarterbacks coach for ...

Ford revamps Explorer SUV for 1st time since 2011 model year

Football 01/09/19, 20:25

Ford's aging Explorer big SUV is getting a major revamp as it faces growing competition in the market for family haulers with three rows of seats.The company unveiled the new version Wednesday night at Ford Field, home of the NFL's Detroit Lions. It comes just before next week's press days ...

Lions not renewing offensive coordinator Cooter’s contract

Football 01/01/19, 20:20

The Detroit Lions are not renewing offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter's contract after the team sputtered to a 6-10 season while quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled.The Lions announced their decision Tuesday, two days after finishing 6-10 in coach Matt Patricia's first season at the helm. Cooter was a holdover from Jim ...

Lions end worst year since 2012 in Patricia’s 1st season

Football 12/31/18, 18:39

The Detroit Lions fired Jim Caldwell nearly a year ago to reach another level.So far at least, they have gone in the wrong direction.The Lions plummeted to 6-10 and last place in the NFC North in Matt Patricia's first season as head coach, their worst year since losing 12 games ...

Lions beat up on Packers 31-0; Rodgers suffers concussion

Sports 12/30/18, 16:04

Matthew Stafford threw for 266 yards and two scores to T.J. Jones, kicker Matt Prater tossed a touchdown pass after faking a field-goal try and the Detroit Lions ended a beleaguered season on a high note with a 31-0 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.With Green Bay trailing ...

Lions, Packers look to close playoff-less seasons

Football 12/27/18, 18:32

Joe Philbin's simple, no-nonsense and consistent approach as interim head coach is rubbing off on the Green Bay Packers.Winning helps reinforce the message.The Packers are 2-1 under Philbin going into their season finale against the Detroit Lions, who have stumbled to the finish line having lost seven of their past ...

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