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“Wavy” MRI at Combine forces Rasheem Green to show his knee is fine

As the draft approaches, it’s important for all teams to have accurate information about all prospects. Toward that end, former USC defensive end Rasheem Green has provided accurate information about his health to all teams. Specifically, about his left knee. Green suffered a torn ACL in the left knee during high school. He had reconstructive [more]

Leighton Vander Esch had a busy pre-draft travel schedule

Boise State linebacker Leighton Vander Esch is a man in demand as the draft approaches. Vander Esch made 11 pre-draft visits in 14 days, a fact that he confirmed during a Friday visit to PFT Live. He didn’t remember all of them off the top of his head. Here are the ones he was able [more]

Lions G.M. ready to trade down, add more picks

At pre-draft press conferences across the league, every General Manager is considering all his options, plans to take the best player available, and is open for business. Lions G.M. Bob Quinn, in particular, is ready to sell. As a result of having a league-low six picks, Quinn said he was interested in trading down somewhere [more]

Monday Night Football schedule starts, ends with Raiders

Jon Gruden spent many years in the ESPN broadcast booth for Monday Night Football games, but he’ll only be on two of the broadcasts this season. Gruden has returned to the sidelines with the Raiders and his team has been scheduled for two games on Monday nights this season. They will host the Rams in [more]

Sunday Night Football mixes it up a bit

This year’s Sunday Night Football schedule doesn’t open with the Cowboys and Giants for a change, but it does kick off with a divisional rivalry. The Bears will visit the Packers in the first installment of this year’s season of SNF. The Cowboys and Giants will instead play in Week Two, and the Cowboys circle [more]

Tom Coughlin’s return among Week One highlights

Tom Coughlin’s new team fared a lot better than his old one in 2017 and they’ll get a chance to start plotting their course for 2018 against one another. The NFL announced the complete regular season schedule on Thursday and it includes a matchup between the Jaguars and Giants at MetLife Stadium on the first [more]

Report: Washington to play at Dallas on Thanksgiving

Washington will play at Dallas on Thanksgiving, J.P. Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. It will mark the third consecutive year Washington has played on Turkey Day. It hosted the Giants last year on Thanksgiving after playing in Dallas in 2016. Since 1970, besides annual hosts Dallas and Detroit, only Chicago from 1979-81 has played [more]

LeGarrette Blount’s signing “could impact” Lions’ draft plans

The Lions haven’t drafted a running back in the first round since Jahvid Best in 2010. And after signing LeGarrette Blount in free agency, the Lions seem unlikely to take a running back in the first round next week. Bob Quinn didn’t rule out the possibility of taking a first-round running back prospect like LSU’s [more]

Dwight Freeney calls it a career

Dwight Freeney will be returning to his first NFL team to announce the end of his playing career. The Colts announced on Thursday that Freeney will formally announce his retirement as a member of the Colts at a press conference next Monday. Freeney was the 11th overall pick of the 2002 draft and played with [more]

Lions waive Adairius Barnes

The Lions announced they have waived cornerback Adairius Barnes. Barnes, 23, signed as an undrafted free agent out of Louisiana Tech in 2016. He made the 53-player roster as a rookie but was waived December 15. Detroit signed him back to the practice squad after he cleared waivers. The Lions cut him out of the [more]

Derwin James turned down request to work out

NFL teams try to gather as much information as they can about prospects leading up to the draft, to the danger of the player himself. Most guys go along with it for fear of not angering a potential boss, but some guys are willing to pass. Last year, Christian McCaffrey stood out by refusing to [more]

Report: Jets-Lions to open season on Monday Night Football

We still don’t know who will be in the booth when Monday Night Football debuts in 2018. But we now know who will be on the field. Brian Costello of the New York Post reports that the Lions will host the Jets on the first Monday night of the season. This means that, for the [more]

Lions sign Raysean Pringle

The Lions announced they have signed cornerback Raysean Pringle. Pringle, 24, signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent from Southern Utah last May. Green Bay waived him out of the preseason. He spent a month on the Jaguars’ practice squad before finishing out the season on the Packers’ practice squad. Pringle played receiver [more]

Matthew Stafford advises upcoming No. 1 pick to “be yourself”

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was asked what he thinks the Lions should do in the first round of the draft during a Tuesday media session, but he kept his thoughts to himself. Stafford said he won’t get into that because his job is to “go out there and play and try to play as high-level [more]

Lions announce Ziggy Ansah has signed franchise tender

Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is locked up for another year. Ansah, who was Detroit’s franchise player, has signed his tender. That gives him a guaranteed salary of $17.143 million this season. If the Lions don’t work out a long-term deal with him, he’ll either hit unrestricted free agency next year or he’ll be guaranteed [more]

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