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Cameron Jordan fined for dunking football

Saints coach Sean Payton famously gave Jimmy Graham an earful in a 2014 preseason game after the team’s former tight end twice dunked over the crossbar, punctuating touchdowns but drawing penalties. New Orleans defensive end Cameron Jordan brought back memories of Graham, whose 2013 dunk that knocked a goal post out of place led to [more]

Lions release Datone Jones, sign Bryce Harris among roster moves

The Lions were busy this week making roster moves. Their signing of defensive end Jacquies Smith and claim of quarterback Brad Kaaya off waivers already were reported. Detroit also signed offensive tackle Bryce Harris, released defensive end Datone Jones and defensive end George Johnson and waived defensive tackle Caraun Reid. Harris appeared in two games [more]

Lions bring back quarterback Brad Kaaya

One of the last players the Lions cut before finalizing their 53-man roster is now back in Detroit. The Lions claimed quarterback Brad Kaaya off waivers from the Panthers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Detroit drafted Kaaya this year and liked his potential but decided to cut him and go with two quarterbacks on [more]

Eric Ebron: Year hasn’t been the best, but I can’t be down on myself

Lions tight end Eric Ebron had a talk with quarterback Matthew Stafford before last week’s game against the Saints in hopes of getting his season on the right track, but it didn’t do the trick. Ebron had one catch for nine yards in the 52-38 loss to New Orleans, leaving him with 13 catches for [more]

Lions signing defensive end Jacquies Smith

With Ezekiel Ansah and Anthony Zettel dealing with injuries this week, the Detroit Lions have added some help on their defensive line. The Lions are signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Jacquies Smith. His agency announced the move on their Twitter account on Tuesday night. Smith was waived by the Buccaneers on Nov. 4 [more]

Sam Martin returning to practice for Lions

The Lions placed punter Sam Martin on the non-football injury list before the start of the regular season, which left him ineligible to practice or play in the first six weeks of the season. Those six weeks are up and Martin is ready to get back on the field. The Lions announced on Tuesday that [more]

Panthers cut Brad Kaaya, back down to three quarterbacks

The Panthers didn’t have four quarterbacks for too long. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Panthers released quarterback Brad Kaaya. It seemed someone was surplus to requirements when they promoted Garrett Gilbert from the practice squad yesterday, since they still had Cam Newton and Derek Anderson on hand. Kaaya was claimed off waivers from [more]

Jim Caldwell on bye week after loss: Festering can be a good thing

One of the many cliches employed around the football world is that you have to have a short memory. Whether you’re a quarterback who just threw an interception, a cornerback who got toasted or a team that lost a game, the idea is that it’s better to wipe the slate clean and move on to [more]

Golden Tate expected to miss a few weeks with shoulder injury

The Lions are going to be without their No. 1 receiver for a while. Detroit wide receiver Golden Tate suffered a shoulder injury and is likely to miss a few weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. An MRI will reveal the full extent of the injury. Tate is leading the Lions with 36 catches [more]

Saints put up 52, earn wild win over Lions

In one of the craziest games of this NFL season, the Saints jumped out to a huge lead, the Lions nearly engineered the greatest comeback in NFL history, and ultimately New Orleans hung on to win. The Saints were up 17-7 at the end of the first quarter, 31-10 at halftime and 45-10 midway through [more]

As Saints pummel Matthew Stafford, Lions bench Greg Robinson

The Lions’ offensive line is a mess today in New Orleans. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has twice been sacked and lost fumbles, with the Saints recovering one in the end zone for a touchdown, and recovering the other on a short field leading to a touchdown. It has not been pretty. As a result, the [more]

Willie Snead finally makes his 2017 debut on Sunday

The Saints, after losing two games to start the season, rebounded with a pair of impressive wins. As they try to get to the right side of .500, the Saints will finally be getting one of their best young offensive players back. Receiver Willie Snead missed the first three games due to a suspension under [more]

Week Six early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Dolphins at Falcons Dolphins: WR DeVante Parker, S Maurice Smith, CB Torry McTyer, CB Byron [more]

Stafford will start; will he finish?

All reports and indications are that Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will start on Sunday in New Orleans. The real question is whether he’ll finish. Stafford officially has an ankle injury, and Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press recently suggested that Stafford may eventually have to exit the game against the Saints. “I know this [more]

Lions “strongly disagree” with DeAndre Levy’s brain injuries testimony

The Lions “strongly disagree” with former linebacker DeAndre Levy‘s testimony that they tried to silence him from speaking publicly about CTE. “We are aware of his comments, and we strongly disagree with his claim that anyone from our organization tried to silence him,” the Lions said in a statement Friday night. Levy appeared before a [more]

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