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Continuing to fill the offseason void familiarizing ourselves with the Detroit Lions’ newest additions, we shift our attention this week to wide receiver Jameson Williams. The team traded up 20 spots to secure the speedy, productive wideout in the first round of last month’s NFL Draft. We’ve seen the highlights and read what others have had to
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In a continued effort to address the league’s lack of head-coaching and front-office diversity, the NFL announced plans for an inaugural leadership development program on Thursday, aiming to help build and strengthen the pipeline for female and minority candidates. The NFL announced 60 participants will participate in the two-day program, which will take place next week, coinciding
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Allen Park — As he walked off the field following Friday’s rookie minicamp practice, Kalil Pimpleton scanned his surroundings and let the moment sink in for the first time. The former Muskegon High School star and Central Michigan standout has grown accustomed to shades of red, but the waves of Honolulu blue washed over him. The blue-accented
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Karen Guregian |  Boston Herald During a video conference with the media Monday, both Joe Judge and ex-Lions coach Matt Patricia acknowledged now having roles with the Patriots’ offense. Judge, the former head coach of the New York Giants, and former special teams coach with the Patriots, confirmed reports he was working with the quarterbacks. Patricia,
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Allen Park — The six players the Detroit Lions signed in free agency officially received uniform numbers on Monday. Best known for belonging to Jason Hanson, DJ Chark will wear No. 4 with the Lions. During his four years in Jacksonville, the veteran receiver sported the No. 17, after donning No. 7 while playing for LSU. In
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Allen Park — In the Detroit Lions’ search for fiery competitors to build a culture around, they stumbled upon a rookie linebacker in Malcolm Rodriguez who has never done well with losing. As a sophomore at Wagoner (Okla.) High School, Rodriguez finishing second in the state wrestling championships in the 152-pound weight class. That’s a remarkable accomplishment
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Allen Park — The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Natrez Patrick after the young veteran received an extended tryout as part of the team’s rookie minicamp over the weekend. Patrick attended the University of Georgia, appearing in 44 games for the Bulldogs from 2015-19, including 26 starts. The 6-foot-3, 242-pounder tallied 160 tackles (14.0 for a loss) during his
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Allen Park — Immediately after he was drafted by the Detroit Lions, wide receiver Jameson Williams showed little emotion in an interview with the NFL Network, and he was similarly subdued the next day at his introductory press conference at the team’s practice facility. Human nature being what it is, it left many fans speculating Williams
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Allen Park — Last year, Dan Campbell humorously established a no-turd policy for the roster. This year, ahead of the second day of the Detroit Lions rookie minicamp, the coach was decrying “floaters.” Regardless of his colorful terminology, the message is consistent. The Lions only want players willing to give everything they have every day. “Listen, I can’t
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Allen Park — After a two-year hiatus largely stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Detroit Lions will conduct joint training camp practices for the first time since 2019, when they travel to Indianapolis to work with the Colts ahead of the teams’ Aug. 20 preseason game. It’s a change of intensity, because you’re going against another opponent,” Lions
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The Detroit Lions are the only team without a primetime game this season, but Michael North, the NFL’s vice president of broadcast planning and scheduling, insists the team isn’t an unattractive option for one of those featured slots. “Unattractive is not the right word,” North said during a conference call with media on Friday. “We certainly looked
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When projecting how a draft pick will perform at the next level, it’s easy to seek out comparisons. Even top-level NFL decision-makers are susceptible to making these comps. In an interview with “The Rich Eisen Show” on Friday, Lions general manager Brad Holmes revealed his comparison for first-round draft pick Aidan Hutchinson, and it happened to be another
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The Detroit Lions are husting to get the team’s rookie class under contract ahead of the start of Friday’s rookie minicamp, reaching agreements on standard four-year deals with wide receiver Jameson Williams and safety Kerby Joseph, according to the NFL Network. Williams’ deal is for a fully guaranteed $17.5 million. As a first-round pick, the contract
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