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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:18 PM EDT Aug 22, 2020 Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia mentioned the “unnormal times” we’re in during his pre-practice video conference Saturday, and the challenges that presents for him and his staff to make thorough evaluations of the players on their 80-man roster. “There’s not as many shots at
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 4:01 PM EDT Aug 22, 2020 Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia mentioned the “unnormal times” we’re in during his pre-practice video conference Saturday, and the challenges that presents for him and his staff to make thorough evaluations of the players on their 80-man roster. “There’s not as many shots at
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Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 6:21 PM EDT Aug 21, 2020 Since May, when I projected what promises to be a unique NFL regular season during a coronavirus-curtailed 2020 offseason, training camp gears around the league have slowly started turning – only now are teams able to strap on pads. But after predicting my first-ever 14-team playoff field and
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:19 PM EDT Aug 20, 2020 Four more players came off the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, bringing the number of players on the list down to five league-wide. But even as the number of infections continues to shrink, Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said teams must remain vigilant about their coronavirus protocols.
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:14 PM EDT Aug 20, 2020 Amani Oruwariye learned plenty in the nine games he played as a rookie, on the field and, apparently, off it, too. When asked Thursday if he considers himself one of the Detroit Lions’ starting cornerbacks, Oruwariye, who has taken first-team reps at right cornerback
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 12:39 PM EDT Aug 20, 2020 Rookie defensive lineman Jashon Cornell’s season is over. The Detroit Lions placed Cornell on injured reserve Thursday, two days after he suffered an Achilles tendon injury in practice. Cornell, a seventh-round pick out of Ohio State, was injured during a one-on-one pass rush drill. His
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Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Aug 19, 2020 Detroit Lions rookie running back D’Andre Swift has a new mentor: quarterback and fellow former Georgia Bulldog Matthew Stafford. Like a lot of rookies, Swift likes to pepper his mentor with questions. He just has one rule about bothering Stafford too late. “I
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:18 PM EDT Aug 18, 2020 The Detroit Lions’ already thin defensive line took a hit Tuesday when rookie Jashon Cornell suffered what coach Matt Patricia called a “pretty serious” leg injury. Cornell, a seventh-round pick out of Ohio State, injured his left Achilles tendon during a one-on-one pass-rushing drill
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