Detroit Lions

Joe Fauria’s new puppy is responsible for his ankle injury

Detroit Lions tight end Joe Fauria suffered a mysterious ankle injury last week that could cause him to miss some time. He was spotted walking around the team facility on Monday with crutches and a walking boot, and now we know why. Fauria’s puppy is to blame. According to the Lions, Fauria injured his ankle […]

Lions Injury Update: Joique Bell sustains concussion

The Detroit Lions running back duo of Reggie Bush and Joique Bell was cut in half Sunday against the New York Jets when Bell sustained a concussion. The injury occurred in the third quarter and Bell was not able to return.#461393585 / gettyimages.comJoique Bell did in fact suffer a concussion. Lions wouldn’t make him available after the game.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) September 28, 2014Reggie Bush was able to help the Lions run out the clock late in the fourth quarter. He tallied 27 yards on three carries including a 16 yard dash where he avoided a would-be tackler in the backfield and was able to stay in bounds to keep the clock running as Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reported.Bell’s status going forward won’t be known until he goes through the league’s mandatory concussion protocol. More news will be available as the week progresses. The Lions play host to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.Follow me @DManLuciaLike what you’re reading? Subscribe to our em…

Golden Tate shined yesterday for Detroit; Jets player praised him

While fantasy football owners were expecting Calvin Johnson to have a huge game against the banged up Jets defense, he was not the receiver that killed them. It was their acquistion of Golden Tate that had a huge X-Factor in yesterday’s game. Johnson’s ankle had him questionable for the game. He had just two catches […]
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Detroit Lions: News, stats, and stars from the game against the New York Jets

The Detroit Lions were able to pull out an impressive win against the New York Jets, winning 24-17 while holding the lead since the second quarter. This game established a few things that were previous question marks facing the team while some players outshone their previous performances. Reflecting on the game, here are the stars, stats and news from Sunday.
News:
Calvin Johnson
The game was constantly filled with speculation about why Calvin Johnson was getting such limited playing time. Johnson has been suffering an ankle injury that kept him sidelined for a majority of the game. He finished the game with just 2 catches for 12 yards, the lowest of his Lions career.
Thankfully, there were no additional injuries to the Lions secondary this week.
Ryan Broyles saw the field for the first time this season. Although he only made one catch, it was a 21-yard gain on third down that lead to a Stafford rushing touchdown.
DeAndre Levy recorded 11 tackles this game, further improving on his lead as the Lions leading l

Watch: Lions’ Matthew Stafford Fake Plays and Rushes in Touchdown

Watch: Lions’ Matthew Stafford Fake Plays and Rushes in Touchdown Detroit Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford completely faked out the Jets on this play, rushing in for his own touchdown, adding this dramatic slide into the sidelines afterwards. VINE- #Lions’ Matthew Stafford with the TD run https://t.co/9cUBBz9o4Z — FanSided GIF (@FanSidedGIF) …
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Ndamukong Suh likely to leave Lions in free agency

Ndamukong Suh is likely to leave the Detroit Lions in free agency, according to a report. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that the Lions are preparing to lose Suh, who is one of the top defensive linemen in the league, after the season, and that Suh is prepared to move on from the team. […]

Report: Ndamukong Suh Would Like to Play in New York

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is likely in the middle of his final season with the team. With no extension talks currently taking place and a franchise tag figure that would pay Suh a similar annual salary as the top-five highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL, the defensive tackle will likely hit the open market come next spring.
Now comes this report from Adam Schefter that Suh would like to play in New York for either the Jets or Giants (h/t CBS Sports). 
Suh has told people in the past he would love to play in New York,” Schefter said Sunday afternoon. “The idea of it has huge appeal for him, if he were to take his talents to New York, either to the Jets or Giants, Suh knows how much it would mean to his brand and profile.
The larger question here is whether the Jets or Giants would show interest in the enigmatic Pro Bowler. Suh’s performance on the field cannot be denied, but he’s had his fair share of on-field controversy and has acted out in the past off the field.
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Report: Ndamukong Suh likely to leave Lions

The Detroit Lions top defensive player appears likely to be gone after this season. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Ndamukong Suh is prepared to move on from the team. A quarter of the way through the season, the Detroit Lions are preparing to lose free-agent-to-be Ndamukong Suh and he is preparing to move on as well, according to league sources. And with Suh in New York on Sunday to play against the Jets, it could be a prelude of what’s to come. Suh has told people in the past that he would love to play in New York, and the idea of it has huge appeal to him, league sources said. According to Schefter, Suh knows what a move to New York would do for his brand and his profile. Back in July, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Lions would allow Suh to test the market.
#Lions want an informed Ndamukong Suh to sign a deal he’s happy with. I’m told DET is willing to allow him to explore FA to gauge his market — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 29, 2014
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Lions getting ready to lose Suh in the offseason, DT already looking at a few teams

The Detroit Lions appear to be preparing themselves for life after Ndamukong Suh while the talented defensive tackle has his eye on a few teams according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
A quarter way through season, the Lions are preparing to lose free-agent-to-be DT Ndamukong Suh and he is preparing to move on, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 28, 2014

Schefter writes that in the past Suh has told people that he’d love to play in New York given the opportunity it would present to him to grow his ‘brand’ and ‘profile’. Schefter goes on to say that the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys would also have some level of interest in signing the three-time first team All Pro.
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Report: Suh won’t re-sign with Lions, wants to play in NYC

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Lions and DT Ndamukong Suh are “preparing to go separate ways” after 2014. According to Schefter, Suh is interested in playing for one of the New York teams as it would allow him to expand his brand. Previous reports have mentioned that the Lions would like to sign Suh to a new contract, but they are willing to give him the opportunity to test the free agent market. Lions president Tom Lewand has said that they have tabled contract talks with Suh until after the 2014 season, but Detroit is in a difficult position regarding Suh given that using the franchise tag on him would create a cap figure of over $36 million next season. Should Suh reach free agency, he would have no shortage of suitors and the bidding could produce some massive figures. Suh, 27, entering the final year of his rookie deal and is in a great position to secure a huge contract extension that will once again set the bar even higher for the defensive tackle position. Suh stands …

Stephen Tulloch doesn’t regret sack dance that ended his season

Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch doesn’t regret the sack dance he performed last week that ended up tearing his ACL. “Hell, no,” Tulloch told the Detroit Free Press. “I’d do it again, brother. You do it every time. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen. Just a matter of time.” var ACE_AR = {Site: ’898551′, Size: ’468060′, CallType: ‘IFRAME’}; Loading… ZergNet The post Stephen Tulloch doesn’t regret sack dance that ended his season appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Tulloch would do ACL-tearing celebration again

Last weekend, Stephen Tulloch of the Detroit Lions tore his ACL celebrating a sack of Aaron Rodgers. As a result, Tulloch was placed on injured reserve, bringing his 2014 season to an end. Understandably, Tulloch was criticized for perhaps going a bit overboard with his attempt to mock Rodgers’ well known “discount double-check” belt celebration. […]

Detroit Lions: Why to watch DeAndre Levy

The biggest surprise, arguably of any team this year, has been the Detroit Lions defense. The team has officially been exposed and branded as a force to be reckoned with on the defensive side of the football.
As I’ve mentioned before, the linebacker position has been a point of emphasis for the team this year. After drafting Kyle Van Noy in the first round, the defense was expected to improve with rookie talent. However, Van Noy was soon placed on injured reserved and Ashlee Palmer found himself replaced by Tahir Whitehead.
With the controversy over starters at strong side linebacker, the weak side position seemed to be originally overlooked. That is, until DeAndre Levy was suddenly commanding attention and influencing the outcome of events. Now that Stephen Tulloch, the middle linebacker, is out for the season with a knee injury, Levy’s leadership will be even more important.
DeAndre Levy
After the injury to Tulloch, the linebacker positions were shuffled. Whitehead was moved to middle linebacker, Ashlee

Detroit Lions debatable Power Rankings slot; Olivia Munn stunning photos, more

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Lions Injury Update: Calvin Johnson, Joique Bell

The Detroit Lions list wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle) as questionable and running back Joique Bell (knee) as probable for Week 4 against the New York Jets, according to the team’s website on NFL.com.Johnson did not participate in practice on Wednesday and Thurdsday, but was able to have limited participation on Friday.Bell had limited participation on Wednesday and full participation on Thursday and Friday.#452384917 / gettyimages.comJohnson (Megatron), one of the elite wide receivers in the league, is a major part of the Lions’ offense. The star receiver draws defensive attention on every play. Johnson’s numbers so far this year are 19 receptions for 329 yards and two touchdowns. The wide receiver has been targeted 34 times in three games.Bell, who is a nice compliment to fellow running back Reggie Bush, is developing into a nice option for the Lions. The third year running back has 40 attempts for 120 yards and one touchdown. Bell is a threat catching the ball wi…