7 hrs ago
Detroit Lions planning on tweaking how defensive ends rush the quarterback
The Detroit Lions overhauled its defensive end position this offseason. They released veteran Kyle Vanden Bosch and allowed Cliff Avril and Lawrence Jackson to leave via free agency.
Sun May 05, 2013
Twentyman's top five Lions' position battles on defense
Tim Twentyman breaks down the competition battles at right cornerback, nickel cornerback, outside linebacker, backup defensive end and backup safety Later this month, the Lions will start "Phase Three" of the offseason training program, which is when they'll begin the first of 10 allotted OTA practices.
Thu May 02, 2013
Detroit Lions should place modest expectations on Ziggy Ansah this season
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had 4.5 sacks and 30 tackles as a rookie before turning into a Pro Bowler.
Thursday morning one-liners
Ravens seventh-round WR Aaron Mellette has to make a big jump in competition, but they like his size and potential .
Wed May 01, 2013
Detroit Free Press
Jamie Samuelsen's blog: Lions did right thing in drafting for future
Ezekiel Ansah, the Detroit Lions' first-round draft pick stands with team president Tom Lewand, far left, general manager Martin Mayhew, left, and coach Jim Schwartz, right.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Detroit Rehabilitates DE Position Via Draft
After losing its three top DE's this off-season, the team addressed those voids during the draft.
Minnesota Vikings sign two free agents away from Detroit Lions
The Vikings made it official Monday, April 29, that they have signed former Detroit defensive end Lawrence Jackson and also announced the signing of former Lions defensive back Jacob Lacey, who had visited Minnesota earlier this month.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
2013 NFL Draft: The Detroit Lions Select
Nov 17, 2012; Columbia, SC, USA South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Devin Taylor lines up against the Wofford Terriers at Williams Brice Stadium.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
What names could be in the mix for the Lions today?
After taking DE Ziggy Ansah fifth-overall, Tim Twentyman breaks down the possibilities for the Lions in the second and third rounds They're also in a good spot to trade down and add picks if there's a run on quarterbacks Geno Smith, Matt Barkley or Ryan Nassib later today.
Detroit Free Press
Lions defensive end shuffle: Lawrence Jackson exits as Ziggy Ansah arrives
On the same day the Lions drafted defensive end Ziggy Ansah with the No. 5 overall pick, free-agent defensive end Lawrence Jackson confirmed he agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Vikings sign DE Lawrence Jackson to One-Year Deal
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Vikings and defensive end Lawrence Jackson have agreed to a one-year contract.
Detroit Lions Already Give Ziggy Ansah a Jersey Number
Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl south squad defensive lineman Ezekial Ansah of Brigham Young tackles Senior Bowl north squad wide receiver Denard Robinson of Michigan during the first half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.