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Show Caption Hide Caption Former Michigan football player Camaron Cheeseman talks NFL draft with Dave Birkett Former Michigan football long snapper Camaron Cheeseman talked NFL draft preparation and more Detroit Lions chatter on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press The players may have changed in my mock drafts for the Detroit Lions
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Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes took care of an easy piece of pre-draft housekeeping Wednesday, exercising the fifth-year option on Pro Bowl center Frank Ragnow’s rookie contract. Ragnow will make a guaranteed $12.657 million in 2022 under terms of the option. NFL Network first reported the decision. MOVIN’ ON UP?: Lions reportedly tried to
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The NFL is trying to incentivize players and team personnel to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but one prominent Detroit Lion said he has no plans to get inoculated. “I did not get vaccinated and I’m not going to,” Lions left tackle Taylor Decker said Tuesday. “I’m just not going to speak to the reasons why.
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When Detroit Lions defensive lineman Trey Flowers learned of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, he wasn’t exactly overjoyed and instead called it “kind of bittersweet.” “Obviously, you know, you don’t want someone to have to lose their life for everybody to stand (for) justice and this to happen and things like that,” Flowers
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Free Press sports reporter Dave Birkett takes a position-by-position look at the top prospects and biggest Detroit Lions needs in the 2021 NFL draft. This is the last in an eight-part series. Linebacker Off-the-ball linebacker is another position where the Lions did just enough work this offseason to have a couple capable starters in place,
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He is the biggest boom-bust prospect in this year’s NFL draft, but Miami (Fla.) defensive end Jaelan Phillips wants NFL teams to know their hand-wringing is for naught. “Everybody’s path to success isn’t linear at all,” Phillips said last month at Miami’s pro day. “There’s ups and downs and I think all of that really
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Free Press sports reporter Dave Birkett takes a position-by-position look at the top prospects and biggest Detroit Lions needs in the 2021 NFL draft. This is the seventh in an eight-part series. Defensive line The Lions have struggled to generate consistent pass rush in recent years, but with limited help available in the draft, they
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Free Press sports reporter Dave Birkett takes a position-by-position look at the top prospects and biggest Detroit Lions needs in the 2021 NFL draft. This is the sixth in an eight-part series. Defensive back The Lions are going young in the secondary in 2021, with their top two cornerbacks and both starting safeties still on their
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