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 ...

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 ...

Detroit GM Bob Quinn stands behind Stafford as Lions QB

Football 01/04/19, 16:13

Bob Quinn had a lot to answer for during a rare news conference.The Detroit general manager spoke for over 40 minutes Friday, recapping a disappointing season in which the Lions went 6-10. A year ago around this time, Detroit fired coach Jim Caldwell after back-to-back 9-7 campaigns. Quinn said then ...

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 ...

Patricia building rapport with Lions, but not success yet

Football 12/24/18, 17:06

Coach Matt Patricia couldn't deliver a playoff berth in his first season with the Detroit Lions, but he gave his players the next best thing on Monday.A day off.It was Victory Monday without the victory in Allen Park, as the players didn't have organized meetings the day before their regular ...

Lions put Kerryon Johnson on IR, activate Jamal Agnew off IR

Football 12/19/18, 16:12

The Detroit Lions put rookie running back Kerryon Johnson on injured reserve with a knee injury.Detroit also activated returner Jamal Agnew from IR on Wednesday. Agnew has been out since Week 5 because of a knee injury. The Lions host Minnesota on Sunday.Johnson ran for 641 yards and three scores ...

Lions lament being eliminated following 14-13 loss to Bills

Football 12/16/18, 19:39

Matt Patricia had no time to reflect on missing the playoffs for just the second time during 15 NFL seasons.For one, this isn't New England, where the rookie Detroit Lions coach spent his first 14 seasons as an assistant. And, Patricia said, there are still two games left for the ...

Patricia, Wilks endure tough first seasons as head coaches

Football 12/06/18, 18:38

Two first-year head coaches will be on the sidelines when the Detroit Lions meet the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and both have had a rough season."Yeah, your first year you're going to have struggles," Detroit defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois said. "If you don't, you lucked up."Most of the luck ...

Lions back to losing ways in Matt Patricia’s first season

Football 12/03/18, 19:40

In firing him after the 2017 season, the Detroit Lions indicated the Jim Caldwell era was just not good enough.But meaningless December football is back in Detroit again as first-year coach Matt Patricia's Lions will play out the string with four games with nothing at stake but draft position remain.The ...

Trickery not enough for sputtering Lions offense

Football 12/02/18, 18:49

The Detroit Lions tried to make it work without experienced weapons around quarterback Matthew Stafford on Sunday.Once again, the offense couldn't do enough as the home team lost 30-16 to the Los Angeles Rams, the Lions' fifth loss in six games.Without three of its top skill position players from the ...

Lions put WR Marvin Jones on injured reserve

Football 11/26/18, 19:51

The Detroit Lions have a losing record, and one of the best teams in the NFL is coming to town.And the Lions won't be at full strength when they face the Los Angeles Rams this weekend.Detroit put wide receiver Marvin Jones on injured reserve Monday after he missed the past ...

Lions show fight in 20-19 victory over Panthers

Football 11/18/18, 18:25

The play went for an 82-yard gain, not a great moment for the Detroit defense. The way it ended epitomized the Lions' gritty victory.Darius Slay hustled back and tackled DJ Moore on a long reception in the third quarter, preventing a Carolina touchdown. The Panthers eventually missed a field goal ...

Lions’ secondary unable to stop Trubisky in loss to Bears

Football 11/11/18, 19:26

Glover Quin had a chance to stop Anthony Miller. He ended up on the ground on the sideline, watching as Miller sped toward the end zone.It was that kind of day for Detroit's secondary.Playing without injured cornerback Darius Slay, the Lions were picked apart by Mitchell Trubisky in a 34-22 ...

Coaches: curious calls, assertions, admonitions in Week 9

Sports 11/06/18, 03:04

Coaches made some curious calls, assertions and admonitions in Week 9 as the NFL hit the halfway point with some real head-scratchers.Oakland coach Jon Gruden insisted the silver and black is still golden, saying he's getting calls from players dying to play for the Raiders (1-7) next season.Hue Jackson suggested ...

Lions fall to bottom of NFC North after loss to Vikings

Football 11/05/18, 20:36

The Detroit Lions have fallen into last place in the NFC North and there are signs they may have a hard time getting back into the division race.When Lions coach Matt Patricia met with reporters on Monday, he didn't wait for their questions on his team's 24-9 loss to division ...

Patriots secondary expecting challenge from Rodgers, Packers

Football 10/31/18, 20:04

It didn't take Bill Belichick long to recall what Aaron Rodgers did against his defense the previous time that the Packers faced the Patriots."He killed us," Belichick said of New England's 26-21 loss in Green Bay in 2014. "He does everything well. ... He's one of the great quarterbacks in ...

Lions fall flat in miscue-filled loss to Seattle

Football 10/28/18, 18:27

Seattle punter Michael Dickson took the snap and drifted across the back of the end zone, content to take a safety in the final minutes with his team up by 14.When nobody came all that close to him, he ran 9 yards for a first down.That was the final indignity ...

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