Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 11:00 PM EDT Aug 15, 2020 While the Detroit Lions represent the Motor City, in the team’s locker room, there’s a growing Rocket City flavor. Perhaps that’s fitting, given the astronomical odds of four players on the roster growing up and playing their high school ball in a six-mile
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 6:39 PM EDT Aug 14, 2020 Herb Orvis, a College Football Hall-of-Famer and a first-round pick for the Detroit Lions in 1972, died Friday morning after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 73. A Michigan native, Orvis was born in Petoskey in 1946 and played his high-school football for Flint Beecher.
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 3:22 PM EDT Aug 14, 2020 The Detroit Lions took a stiff jab from the initial wave of coronavirus testing, but since quarterback Matthew Stafford’s false positive test Aug. 1, the team hasn’t placed another player on the COVID-19 reserve list. Including Stafford, the Lions landed eight players on
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 11:28 AM EDT Aug 14, 2020 Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly have a long-established history of philanthropy in the metro Detroit community. Now the couple are partnering with their alma mater, the University of Georgia, to help launch a social justice program for the school’s athletic
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 11:44 AM EDT Aug 14, 2020 Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wife Kelly have a long-established history of philanthropy in the metro Detroit community. Now the couple are partnering with their alma mater, the University of Georgia, to help launch a social justice program for the school’s athletic
Robert Snell The Detroit News Published 10:27 PM EDT Aug 13, 2020 Detroit — A former Buffalo Bills linebacker was deep in debt, double-crossing drug dealers and hunted by killers before being executed on Detroit’s west side, according to federal prosecutors. Federal court records, search warrant affidavits, security camera footage and witness interviews shed light on
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 6:27 PM EDT Aug 13, 2020 Desmond Trufant has walked, not backpedaled, in Jeff Okudah’s shoes. Trufant knows the pressures that come with being a first-round draft pick. He understands the challenges of having to start right away. But while the majority of cornerbacks stumble out the blocks at the start
John Niyo The Detroit News Published 5:31 PM EDT Aug 13, 2020 They’ve spent the last eight months trying to heal — together as a family — so it’s easy to understand why Lions receiver Marvin Jones wouldn’t be eager to dig into a scar that’s still fresh and painful, just because a relative stranger
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 3:14 PM EDT Aug 13, 2020 When Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay got to the NFL, he hit the ground running. In his 2017 debut, the rookie out of Northern Illinois hauled in a pair of touchdown passes, offering an immediate glimpse into the player he’d develop into
The Detroit News Published 1:01 PM EDT Aug 12, 2020 It’s possible the Detroit Lions’ group of wide receivers could look a lot different after the 2020 season. Their top three receivers — Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola — all could hit free agency after this season, though it seems Golladay would be a
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 3:50 PM EDT Aug 11, 2020 All things considered, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford seems to be taking his COVID-19 testing fiasco in stride. This despite the family-related concerns the positive test led to for Stafford and the residual consternation it caused for his wife, Kelly. A little more than
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 1:36 PM EDT Aug 11, 2020 When thinking about how the lack of practice time will hurt NFL teams most, it’s easy to be concerned about offensive line performance, where chemistry is paramount to success. But the same could be similarly said for the defensive backfield, where it’s critical
The Detroit News Published 12:37 PM EDT Aug 10, 2020 The Detroit Lions are coming off a 3-12-1 season, and appear to be in “win-now” mode or else, given the ownership’s expectations made public last season. But, what about the season after that? And, after that? That likely will take young building blocks and, as it stands
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 6:08 PM EDT Aug 9, 2020 The Detroit Lions announced the release of five players Sunday morning, getting the team’s roster to the required 80-player limit ahead of next week’s deadline. The team waived wide receiver Travis Fulgham, guard Josh Garnett, wide receiver Chris Lacy, linebacker Christian Sam and defensive end
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 4:47 PM EDT Aug 9, 2020 Hours after announcing the team intended to waive Michael Jackson on Sunday, the Detroit Lions found a trade partner in the New England Patriots, shipping the cornerback in exchange for an undisclosed selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Lions and Patriots have
Justin Rogers The Detroit News Published 5:26 AM EDT Aug 9, 2020 Kenny Golladay is really good. That’s news to no one who follows NFL football. The Detroit Lions wide receiver, entering his fourth season, is coming off a Pro Bowl campaign where he led the league in touchdown receptions and set a career-high in yardage.