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Show Caption Hide Caption NFL to punish teams whose unvaccinated players cause outbreaks USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Jones breaks down the NFL’s COVID-19 outbreak protocols this season. USA TODAY Offensive holding penalties plummeted in the NFL last season, and after hosting officials for the second straight practice Wednesday, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell said there is
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Allen Park — Here are some notes and observations from the Detroit Lions’ training camp practice Wednesday. ► The injury bug started biting a bit harder on the second consecutive day in pads. For starters, the Lions began the day without defensive tackle Michael Brockers, cornerback Quinton Dunbar, linebacker Derrick Barnes, offensive lineman Tyrell Crosby, linebacker Reggie Gilbert and
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Show Caption Hide Caption Calvin Johnson on whether he’ll mention Detroit Lions in HOF speech Former Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson talks July 23, 2021 about his upcoming Hall of Fame ceremony and if there are hard feelings with the team. Pro Football Hall of Fame The “pajama warriors” finally turned into good, old-fashioned, pad-wearing
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Allen Park — Taylor Decker’s welcome-to-the-NFL moment came in the first quarter of his first preseason game. At that point, Pittsburgh Steelers edge rusher James Harrison was well past his prime. He was 38, entering his 14th season and was five years removed from his last of five Pro Bowl appearances. But that didn’t stop him
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The NFL’s vaccination rate is near 90%. That’s good news. It’s better news that the most popular sports league in the country achieved this without a strict COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Not that mandates are wrong, they just hit too many the wrong way. Oh, the league made it more inconvenient for those who shunned the shot, requiring masking, social distancing, more
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Allen Park — Here are some notes and observations from the Detroit Lions’ training camp practice Tuesday. ► Finally, the pads came on for the Lions, which meant the incorporation of some one-on-one reps, as well as a more realistic assessment on the offensive and defensive fronts. ► For the first time since camp, the wide receivers matched
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The NFL’s vaccination rate is near 90%. That’s good news. It’s better news that the most popular sports league in the country achieved this without a strict COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Not that mandates are wrong, they just hit too many the wrong way. Oh, the league made it more inconvenient for those who shunned the shot, requiring masking, social distancing, more
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Jonah Jackson changed his diet this offseason and added a new training regimen in an effort to build on his solid rookie season — martial arts. Jackson, the Detroit Lions’ second-year guard, said Monday he spent two days a week this offseason working on hand fighting with Lions assistant strength and conditioning coach Morris Henry,
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