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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 4:32 PM EDT Aug 17, 2020 He led the NFL in touchdowns last season, and for that Kenny Golladay is about to be handsomely rewarded. Golladay, a wide receiver with year left on his rookie contract, said Monday after the first padded practice of Detroit Lions training camp he’s confident
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 7:58 AM EDT Aug 16, 2020 Calvin Johnson remains estranged from the only NFL team he played for, but five years into retirement, there is a glimmer of hope for a reunion. Johnson, the Detroit Lions’ all-time leading receiver, told the Free Press in an exclusive podcast Saturday that
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Aug 16, 2020 Disclaimer: Some language in this interview may not be suitable for all audiences.  Listen in on Free Press writer Dave Birkett’s exclusive interview with Calvin Johnson, during which the Detroit Lions legend discusses his Hall of Fame candidacy, his frosty — but possibly repairable —
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:11 PM EDT Aug 15, 2020 Three years after she criticized Colin Kaepernick for kneeling during the national anthem, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said she was wrong. “When Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem, I had strong feelings about it,” Kelly Stafford wrote in an
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Aug 13, 2020 With last weekend’s Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony postponed until next summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN decided to look at potential Hall of Famers on every NFL roster and separate them into four groups: The locks (who writer Bill
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Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Aug 12, 2020 Detroit Lions safety Duron Harmon said Tuesday the conversations the team is having about racial equality and social justice continues to move forward. “Progress has been made,” he said in a conference call with reporters. “We have some things that we’re working on
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Aug 12, 2020 When Matthew Stafford put his $6.5 million Bloomfield Township mansion up for sale this spring, it raised the antennas of football fans everywhere. Tom Brady listed his Massachusetts mansion last fall and left the New England Patriots as a free agent a few
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Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 3:14 PM EDT Aug 11, 2020 Learning he tested positive for COVID-19 was “scary,” but Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said that diagnosis — which he later was told was a false positive — did not make him consider opting out of the 2020 season. “I think like everybody,
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