Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2016 power rankings. A funny thing happened in the second half after everyone stopped paying attention: The Lions played really good football. Detroit was
Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as he was named to Saint Lucia's track and field team...
Shutdown Corner's Frank Schwab explains how Detroit will need to become more balanced offensively if they hope to see success this upcoming season.
The franchise that has not won a playoff game since the first George Bush was president plans to bring back the members of the 1991 Lions team, led by Barry Sanders, that went 12-4 and reached the NFC championship game and honor them at a game this season, per the Detroit Free Press. Barry Sanders and
Will Matthew Stafford's offense be able to produce without star receiver Calvin Johnson? Conor Orr says the Detroit Lions will lean on an improved O-line and an up-and-coming running back.
Former Lions receiver Calvin Johnson says there are several reasons why he decided to retire after nine NFL seasons. Detroit's on-field struggles played a factor, too.
On the phone is a former teammate of future Hall of Fame receiver Calvin Johnson . The player remembers a conversation he once had with a small group of Lions teammates, including Johnson...
Calvin Johnson says NFL players could get painkillers like they were ''candy'' during the first half of his career with the Detroit Lions. Johnson's comments were part of a wide-ranging interview on ESPN's news magazine E:60 that was scheduled to be broadcast Thursday night. The record-breaking receiver retired earlier this year, leaving the Lions at the age of 30 after nine seasons.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Officials say the shooting of a former Detroit Lions cornerback at a multimillion-dollar home in Portland, Oregon, was justified.
There was a good reason Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson retired at age 30, not that we couldn't have figured it out months ago. Johnson detailed some of his injury history to ESPN's "E:60," and discussed the things he had to do to stay on the field during his nine NFL seasons. The most startling revelation was that he believes he and other NFL players suffer a concussion as frequently as ...
Detroit Lions great Calvin Johnson called it a career in March following nine standout NFL seasons, and he recently sat down with ESPN's Michael Smith for an upcoming episode ...
Stephen Tulloch's time in Detroit has come to an end. The Lions announced Tuesday they released the middle linebacker. Despite leading the team in tackles, the move was not a surprise.
The Detroit Lions released veteran linebacker Stephen Tulloch on Tuesday after his five years with the team, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport ...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A former Detroit Lions cornerback who was shot by a homeowner when authorities say he tried to break in to a multimillion-dollar home in Portland said at a court hearing that he was happy to be alive.
Safety Miles Killebrew hasn't played a down in the NFL yet, but he's already being hailed in the community around Detroit.
Despite the legions of us hoping Calvin Johnson would walk back on his decision to walk away from football and gift us some more acrobatic touchdown catches, he put that possibility to rest on Saturday.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities say a homeowner in Portland, Oregon, shot an intruder who turned out to be former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II.
Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was charged on multiple counts after being shot while attempting to break into a house in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday...
Technically, James Franklin is preparing to enter his third season at Penn State. But if it were up to the Nittany Lions head coach, he'd prefer to be treated as if his time in State College were just getting started...
Could the Detroit Lions actually be more dynamic on offense without Calvin Johnson? Matthew Stafford isn't ruling that possibility out for his squad in 2016.
Matthew Stafford thinks the Lions will be more difficult to defend without Calvin Johnson, citing their variety of weapons and arguing that defenses won't be able to simply focus on the receiver.
This has become a familiar situation for the Detroit Lions: A top defensive player is entering the last year of his contract, and his long-term status is in question. The past two offseasons, it was DeAndre Levy and Ndamukong Suh who had expiring contracts. Levy agreed to an extension last year, but two years ago, the Lions couldn't reach a deal with Suh, who played out his final season in Detr...
Jimmy Landes, the long-snapper that the Detroit LIons picked in the sixth round, remembers Johnny Manziel as a good friend, not for his current issues.
Detroit Lions President Rod Wood cited fan feedback as a driving force behind the team's decision to add cheerleaders this season. Wood says owner Martha Ford was involved in the decision, which the Lions announced Monday. Although most NFL franchises have cheerleaders, the Lions have gone without them for much of their history.
The future of Detroit Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch has been an ongoing story for most of the offseason, with no apparent signs of a resolution coming soon. Continue for updates...
The Detroit Lions will have their own cheerleaders for the first time in more than four decades. Lions President Rod Wood announced the decision Monday, saying that adding cheerleaders will elevate game-day entertainment. Team spokesman Ben Manges says the team hasn't had its own cheerleaders since the 1974 season when Detroit's home field was Tiger Stadium.
Stephen Tulloch has been officially excused from the Lions' mandatory minicamp this week but his future with the team beyond that remains unclear.
The Detroit Lions have reportedly signed wide receiver Andre Roberts to a one-year deal, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL .com. Roberts, 28, caught 11 passes for 135 yards with Washington last season in nine games...
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron likes having a coach who won't be soft on his players. The former 10th overall pick is entering his third NFL season, and the 23-year-old ...
Retired Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson needed surgery for a nasty finger injury late in his career, and posted an image of the affected digit.
Theo Riddick's role could be much bigger in 2016. After catching 80 passes in 2015, the Detroit Lions want Riddick to be more involved rushing the back out of the backfield.
The Lions are growing more comfortable in Jim Bob Cooter's scheme and terminology, and Matthew Stafford still will throw the deep ball.
Stephen Tulloch was told in February he likely wouldn't be part of the Lions' plans yet he's still on the team in June. On Thursday, he said his status should become clearer soon.
Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy didn't take pain medication following hip surgery. He thinks it's part of a bigger NFL concern.
The Bengals signed Giovani Bernard to a three-year, $15.5M extension, which in turn sets a market for what RB Theo Riddick could end up making.
The Lions have the unenviable task of replacing Calvin Johnson this season. But if you ask Golden Tate, he's always been a No. 1 receiver in the making.
While some teams have kept rookie offensive tackles away from the left side in their first season, the Detroit Lions aren't afraid of putting first-round pick Taylor Decker in the pressure cooker.
Former Lions running back Joique Bell doesn't have a team at the moment, but he says he has the next best thing -- options. With multiple choices on the table, why isn't he pouncing on one of them?
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