Detroit Lions News

Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the pre-season game against the New York Jets at Ford Field on August 9, 2013
Calvin Johnson announces retirement from NFL
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson announces that he is retiring from the NFL after nine seasons.
Mar 9, 15:57
Tom Lewand during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014
Detroit Lions fire manager and president
Detroit Lions fire general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand after a poor start to the NFL season.
Nov 6, 03:34
Joe Lombardi of the New Orleans Saints poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011
Detroit Lions fire Joe Lombardi in coaching reshuffle
The Detroit Lions confirm the departure of Joe Lombardi in a reshuffle to their coaching staff.
Oct 27, 03:01
Golden Tate #15 celebrates with Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions after a first quarter touchdown agains the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on October 05, 2014
Detroit Lions' Golden Tate: 'Our opponents know our plays'
Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate believes that his side's opponents know what plays are running before they have happened.
Sep 30, 03:26
Jim Caldwell addresses the media after being introduced as the Detroit Lions head coach at Ford Field on January 15, 2014
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell: 'Our season is not over'
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is adamant that his side's season is not over despite falling to their third defeat on the spin.
Sep 29, 01:12
Joe Lombardi of the New Orleans Saints poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011
Detroit Lions OC Joe Lombardi: 'Play calling not good enough'
Detriot Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi concedes that the offense has not been good enough so far this season.
Sep 25, 16:25
Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants and Terrell Thomas #24 of the New York Giants celebrate a fumble recovery against the New York Jets during their pre season game at MetLife Stadium on August 24, 2013
Pre-season roundup: New York Giants edge out New England Patriots
Sports Mole rounds up the final round of pre-season matches in the NFL ahead of the 2015 season.
Sep 5, 22:39
Tom Brady of the New England Patriots prepares for the snap during Q1 of the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2015
Pre-season roundup: New England Patriots defeat Carolina Panthers
Sports Mole rounds up all the latest pre-season action from the NFL.
Aug 31, 23:45
Quarterback Robert Griffin III #10 of the Washington Redskins is carted off the field after being injured during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 14, 2014
Pre-season roundup: Robert Griffin III injured in Washington Redskins win
Sports Mole rounds up all the action from the latest round of pre-season games in the NFL.
Aug 22, 20:58
DeAndre Levy #54 of the Detroit Lions reacts after making a tackled against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on September 16, 2012
Detroit Lions agree new four-year deal with DeAndre Levy
The Detroit Lions announce that they have agreed a new four-year deal with DeAndre Levy.
Aug 6, 00:01
Baltimore's Haloti Ngata talks to the press on Super Bowl Media Day on January 29, 2013
Detroit Lions place Haloti Ngata on non-football injury list
Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is placed on the non-football injury list by the Detroit Lions after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Aug 3, 21:44
Darius Slay #30 of the Detroit Lions blocks the ball on December 29, 2013
Darius Slay: 'Detroit Lions have similar talent to Seattle Seahawks on defense'
Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay believes that his side have a similar level of talent to the Seattle Seahawks' defense ahead of the 2015 season.
Jul 27, 23:52
Baltimore's Haloti Ngata talks to the press on Super Bowl Media Day on January 29, 2013
Haloti Ngata "excited" to be part of Detroit Lions defense
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata admits that he is excited to be part of the club's young athletic defense following his trade move from the Baltimore Ravens.
Jul 11, 22:33
Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the pre-season game against the New York Jets at Ford Field on August 9, 2013
Calvin Johnson remains confident in ability
Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson insists that he has plenty left to give despite his advancing years.
Jul 10, 18:19
Former NFL coach Tony Dungy attends a press conference at National Urban League on June 13, 2011
Tony Dungy backs Detroit Lions to improve in 2015 season
Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy believes that the Detroit Lions have laid a solid foundation on which to improve in the 2015 season.
Jul 8, 01:27
Golden Tate #15 celebrates with Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions after a first quarter touchdown agains the Buffalo Bills at Ford Field on October 05, 2014
Golden Tate: Detroit Lions "trying to become elite"
Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate says that he and his teammates are determined to back up their efforts from last season, when they reached the playoffs.
Jul 1, 01:54
Baltimore's Haloti Ngata talks to the press on Super Bowl Media Day on January 29, 2013
Haloti Ngata was "not surprised" by trade move to Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata admits that he was "not surprised" when the Baltimore Ravens took the decision to trade him in the off-season.
Jun 30, 23:44
Detroit Lions' Joique Bell in action against Minnesota Vikings on September 8, 2013
Joique Bell: "I'm going to rush for over 1,200 yards"
Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell claims that anything under 1,200 rushing yards next season will be a disappointing campaign for him.
Jun 30, 23:26
A general view of the goal post against the blue sky as the Denver Broncos host the San Diego Chargers during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on November 22, 200
Ameer Abdullah eyeing three-down role with Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah outlines his desire to become the club's back on all three downs in his rookie season in the NFL.
Jun 27, 22:50
Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a second quarter touchdown with Matthew Stafford #9 and Nate Burleson #13 while playing the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on November 28, 2013
Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell excited by "improved" Matthew Stafford
Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell claims that quarterback Matthew Stafford has "a better feel for the system" ahead of the new season.
Jun 24, 22:25
Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with teammate Calvin Johnson #81 after a first quarter touchdown the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field on October 27, 2013
Matthew Stafford: 'Detroit Lions' offense has improved greatly in off-season'
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford declares that his side's offense has improved greatly during the off-season as he looks to rediscover his best form.
Jun 23, 23:20
Taylor Mayes #26 of the Cincinnati Bengals leaves the field after warm-ups before a game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on September 8, 2013
Detroit Lions sign safety Taylor Mays after release from Minnesota Vikings
The Detroit Lions sign safety Taylor Mays just a few days after the 27-year-old was released by the Minnesota Vikings.
Jun 20, 19:05
Joique Bell #35 and Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions celebrate a second quarter touchdown while playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field on December 07, 2014
Calvin Johnson ready for another impactful season in the NFL
Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson says that he is ready to deliver a big season for the side after being hampered by injury last campaign.
Jun 20, 18:50
Joique Bell #35 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a second quarter touchdown against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on November 27 , 2014
Detroit Lions: 'We'll be careful with injured Joique Bell'
Joe Lombardi admits that he is "concerned" Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell will not be 100% fit at the beginning of training camp.
Jun 10, 23:59
Detroit Lions' Joique Bell in action against Minnesota Vikings on September 8, 2013
Detroit Lions' Joique Bell: 'I will have to earn starting role'
Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell is adamant that he will have to battle in training camp to earn the starter's role for the 2015 season.
Jun 1, 17:50
General view of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, home of Minnesota Vikings during the game against Detroit Lions on December 29, 2013
Detroit Lions snap up running back Ameer Abdullah
Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Ameer Abdullah signs a rookie contract with the Detroit Lions.
May 13, 22:47
Jameis Winston, quarterback of the Florida State Seminoles, hoist the trophy during a press conference after the 2013 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 14, 2013
NFL Draft - First-round selections
Sports Mole rounds up all of the picks from the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
May 1, 04:58
Tackle Riley Reiff #71 of the Detroit Lions on the bench during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 16, 2014
Detroit Lions pick up option on Riley Reiff contract
The Detroit Lions use the option to extend offensive lineman Riley Reiff's contract until the end of the 2016 season.
Apr 27, 01:49
General Manager Martin Mayhew of the Detroit Lions introduces Jim Caldwell as the Lions head coach during a news conference at Ford Field on January 15, 2014
Martin Mayhew: 'Detroit Lions have opened talks with DeAndre Levy'
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admits that the club have started discussions with DeAndre Levy over signing a new deal with the NFC North outfit.
Apr 25, 20:14
A general view of Raymond James Stadium taken before the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Philadelphia Eagles at Raymond James Stadium on October 22, 2006
Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers to sign George Johnson
The Detroit Lions reportedly agree to trade George Johnson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Apr 15, 15:15
Joe Lombardi of the New Orleans Saints poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011
Detroit Lions' Joe Lombardi: 'Running game is a work in progress'
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi admits that his side's running game is a "work in progress" following their poor production in the 2014 season.
Apr 12, 21:04
Eric Ebron #85 of the North Carolina Tar Heels speaks to reporters after defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats 39-17 at Bank of America Stadium on December 28, 2013
Detroit Lions have high expectations of Eric Ebron
Offensive co-ordinator Joe Lombardi hopes to see more from Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron next season.
Apr 2, 18:59
Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions looks for a pass during the first half against the Cleveland Browns of a preseason at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 15, 2013
Joe Lombardi: 'Matthew Stafford to take more chances'
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford looks set to take a few more chances next season, according to play-caller Joe Lombardi.
Apr 2, 18:00
Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a fourth quarter tackle while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012
Martin Mayhew: 'Ndamukong Suh departure will have long-term benefits'
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew feels that the departure of Ndamukong Suh could have long-term financial benefits for the club.
Mar 25, 00:22
Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a fourth quarter tackle while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012
Ndamukong Suh: 'I had to do what was best for my family'
Ndamukong Suh reveals that he had to do the best thing for his family by accepting the most expensive deal in NFL history to join the Miami Dolphins.
Mar 15, 23:00
Ndamukong Suh #90 of the Detroit Lions reacts after a fourth quarter tackle while playing the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on December 30, 2012
Miami Dolphins complete signing of Ndamukong Suh
Ndamukong Suh completes his move to the Miami Dolphins on a six-year contract worth £76.4m.
Mar 11, 23:56



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