13 hrs ago
Lions work out veteran kickers
The Lions had Jason Hanson handle their kicking for two decades, but they're having a harder time finding a permanent replacement now that he's retired. David Akers handled the gig in 2013, but the Lions opted not to re-sign him this year after he went 19-of-24 on field goals.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Lions cede game to Panthers with series of mistakes
The Detroit Lions opened up the season in nigh ideal fashion. They lambasted the New York Giants on Monday Night Football , Matthew Stafford looked great, and even the defense looked good.
Pride of Detroit
Lions need to explore other options at kicker
Nate Freese just isn't working out at kicker, so it's time for the Detroit Lions to explore their other options at the position. The Detroit Lions ' quest to replace Jason Hanson has not exactly gone very well.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Detroit Free Press
Lions scouting report: Secondary primary concern for defense
Defensive line The Lions tweaked their defensive scheme under new coordinator Teryl Austin this year, and while they'll still operate primarily out of an even-man front, they'll bring more pressure from zone blitzes and move their pass rushers all over the line.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
O'Hara's Final Thoughts: The next step for K Nate Freese
Mike O'Hara gives his final thoughts heading into Lions-Bills including the next step for Nate Freese, a Jim Schwartz reunion and more.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Lions' Stafford on the spot under new coach
That's what Matthew Stafford has to work with this season, after his Detroit Lions collapsed toward the end of 2013.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Lions cut Giorgio Tavecchio, five others; Nate Freese wins kicking job
The other five players: fullback Chad Abram, punter Drew Butler, cornerbacks Aaron Hester and Jonte Green, and quarterback James Franklin.
Detroit Free Press
Detroit Lions' Giorgio Tavecchio, Jonte Green among roster reductions
The Detroit Lions ended their kicking competition today, picking rookie seventh-round pick Nate Freese over Giorgio Tavecchio.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
O'Hara's Final Thoughts: Versatile Jones to play key role in defense
Mike O'Hara gives his final thoughts heading into Lions-Jaguars including Jason Jones adding versatility, the kicking competition and more.
O'Hara's Friday Focus: Lions-Jags, the dress rehearsal
Calvin Johnson, the Lions' biggest and brightest star, will join the cast of starters, backups and players competing for roster spots in a dress rehearsal for the start of the regular season.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Lions' Giorgio Tavecchio, Nate Freese to trade kicking duties as evaluation continues
As the Lions' kicker competition draws to a close, Giorgio Tavecchio will have more of an opportunity to impress the coaches.