The Detroit Lions are coming off their first NFL draft under the stewardship of general manager Brad Holmes and head coach Dan Campbell. And by all accounts, the results were successful. While it’s still unknown whether this chapter of the franchise will have a happy ending or not, there were several storylines created based on
As pointed out by Jeff Risdon over at Lions Wire, the NFL today published the offseason workout schedules for all teams. The Detroit Lions are sort of unusual in that they are one of only four teams (Buccaneers, Giants, Eagles, plus the Lions) who are holding their Mandatory Minicamp prior to the end of their
On Friday afternoon, I was lucky enough to have been given the opportunity that would have blown my 10-year-old self’s mind. Detroit Lions legends Herman Moore and Lomas Brown reached out to me to see if I wanted to join their new YouTube Show, “Breaking Bread.” Of course, I jumped on the opportunity to speak
There aren’t many football exercises in the media that are a bigger waste of intellectual time than year-early mock drafts. All you have to do is look at last year’s slate of 2021 NFL Mock drafts and see that players like Florida State DT Marvin Wilson (went undrafted), Stanford CB Paulson Adebo (third round), and
I can’t imagine Detroit’s first three picks were part of some grand scheme this regime had going into last week’s 2021 NFL Draft, but that’s just how it happened to work out for Brad Holmes in his first draft as general manager of the Detroit Lions. The Lions got bigger—much bigger—along their front lines. After
On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions made Frank Ragnow the highest-paid center in the NFL with a four-year extension worth just under $70 million. Friday morning he spoke to local media and shared how this new contract would allow him to fulfill his childhood dream of giving back to his parents. Later that afternoon, Ragnow took
A day after the Detroit Lions officially parted ways from former second-round pick Kerryon Johnson, the 24-year-old running back was claimed by the Philadelphia Eagles, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter via Johnson’s agent Drew Rosenhaus. Because the Eagles claimed him, they absorb the final year of his rookie contract, worth around $1.4 million in salary for
On Wednesday night, Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow came to an agreement that would make him the highest-paid center in the NFL and keep him in Detroit for the next six seasons. It wasn’t until his Friday morning press conference that it truly hit the 24-year-old offensive lineman just what this moment meant. This wasn’t
The Detroit Lions went into last week’s 2021 NFL Draft looking to rebuild their roster. And no position suffered more losses than wide receiver. That after several veterans like Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr., and Jamal Agnew were lost to free agency. And while new Lions general manager Brad Holmes brought in his own free
We have begun our first installment of the post-NFL Draft First Byte podcasts, in which we are speaking with experts and writers to glean insight and further information on the Detroit Lions draft class. We start at the top with the big man, Penei Sewell, and all manner of things that make his play so
The Detroit Lions are signing another undrafted strong safety Nick Pickett, according to the University of Oregon’s football social media account. The post was confirmed by Pickett on his social media but has not been confirmed by the Lions at this time. Pickett was a three-year starter at Oregon and is the fifth member of
A week after the 2021 NFL Draft, Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff offered his thoughts Thursday on the Lions moves, appreciating the fact they trust him behind center. It wasn’t quite clear before the draft whether the Lions would go the quarterback route, selecting a rookie to develop this year as part of the rebuild.
On Thursday, the Detroit Lions made it official, cutting 2018 second-round pick Kerryon Johnson. The Auburn Tiger had trouble staying healthy and only totaled eight rushing touchdowns in Detroit. His release finalizes a disappointing tenure with the Lions. With Johnson and (thankfully) Adrian Peterson gone, the position group will look a bit different in 2021.
In Detroit Lions’ Jeff Okudah’s final year at Ohio State, he injured his groin. With the grind of that season in Columbus, the college football playoffs, NFL draft preparation, and his rookie season in the NFL, there wasn’t sufficient time for his injury to heal. And like most lingering injuries, when they don’t heal properly,
Many have speculated that the additions of well-respected coaches Aaron Glenn as the Detroit Lions defensive coordinator and Aubrey Pleasant as defensive backs coach could pay huge dividends for the Lions defense and, in particular, the secondary. After all, Glenn turned a bunch of young talent in New Orleans into one of the best secondaries
The Green Bay Packers had an opportunity to make quite a storyline in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. With wide receiver being a big need—especially if there was any hope left in keeping Aaron Rodgers happy—USC receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown was staring them in the face with the 85th pick in the
Frank Ragnow #77 of the Detroit Lions (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Detroit Lions: Trenches may not be flashy, but necessary by Robert Jones Many believe if you are going to build a football team the right way, it starts from the inside out in the trenches. And make no mistake, the Detroit Lions are
The Detroit Lions continue to pump more resources into their offensive line even after drafting Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell. As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, they have now given center Frank Ragnow a four-year extension that will make him the highest-paid center in the NFL. While contract details aren’t quite out yet, to
The Detroit Lions secondary struggled mightily last season. Their performance against Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers immediately comes to mind. Despite already being filled with a bunch of young potential, the Lions added another piece with their compensatory pick in the third round when they picked Syracuse cornerback Ifeatu Melifonwu.
At this stage of the season, NFL teams can have up to 90 players on their roster, and at this time the Detroit Lions have 86, leaving them with four open spots to fill with unrestricted or undrafted free agents. Here are the top 10 available free agents that could fill an immediate role on