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Lions waive/injured Brandon Copeland, sign three players

The Lions cleared three roster spots on Tuesday and they filled them on Wednesday by signing three new players to their 90-man roster. They also opened up another one by waiving linebacker Brandon Copeland with an injury designation. Copeland tore a pectoral muscle in the team’s preseason opener. Copeland will either go on injured reserve [more]

Lions denounce use of their logo by racists at Charlottesville rally

There are some people who are simply unwilling to stand idly by and let white supremacists defile their proud image. We’re talking about the Detroit Lions, of course. After a version of their logo appeared on the shield of a white man surrounded by Confederate and Nazi flags at the Unite the Right rally, the [more]

Lions place Kerry Hyder, Mike James on injured reserve

The Lions opened up three spots on their 90-man roster on Tuesday by making a series of moves that included bringing defensive end Kerry Hyder‘s season to an end. Hyder was placed on injured reserve after he tore his Achilles tendon during last Sunday’s game against the Colts. Hyder is expected to have surgery this [more]

Brandon Copeland reportedly out for year with torn pec

The Lions have lost another defensive player for the season. Brandon Copeland tore a pectoral muscle in Sunday’s preseason game, according to Ian Rapoport, and will undergo season-ending surgery. Copeland was a Swiss Army knife, capable of playing defensive end and strongside linebacker while serving as a core special teams player. He had received some [more]

Kerry Hyder: I will be back better than ever

The Lions said Sunday that defensive end Kerry Hyder suffered a “significant” injury to his Achilles and it is a season-ending one. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that tests confirmed Hyder tore his Achilles during the team’s preseason game against the Colts. He’s scheduled to have surgery later this week. Hyder posted on Instagram [more]

Lions fear Kerry Hyder tore his Achilles

Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder has a “significant Achilles injury,” coach Jim Caldwell said after Sunday’s preseason game against the Colts. Although Caldwell wouldn’t go into detail about the diagnosis until Hyder undergoes further medical tests, the Lions fear Hyder tore his Achilles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “It’s significant. The doctors, that’s the initial [more]

Kenny Golladay stars for Lions in preseason debut

Anyone who has stopped by Lions camp has left talking about Kenny Golladay. The rookie receiver even impressed Chad Johnson, who tweeted Golladay has the “IT” factor. Golladay made sure the rest of the NFL knows his name with a debut to remember. He caught three passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns in the [more]

Lions’ Kerry Hyder carted off with leg injury

One of the few bright spots on the Lions’ defense last year was Kerry Hyder, who before 2016 had played in just one game in his NFL career but emerged as an important part of the Detroit pass rush last year with eight sacks. In a piece of bad news for the Lions this preseason, [more]

Calvin Johnson could easily secure free agency, if he wants to

Setting aside for now the fact that teams reaching out to receiver Calvin Johnson about a potential return to football are tampering, there’s a specific procedure that would allow Johnson to get back to football any time he wants. All he has to do is show up. Specifically, he simply has to notify the Commissioner [more]

Saints add Jason Jones

As the Saints continue to try to bolster a defense that has been lacking to say the least in recent years, they’ve added another player who hopefully will assist the cause. Veteran defensive end Jason Jones has signed with the Saints, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. The 31-year-old Jones most recently played for the [more]

Eric Ebron, Rick Wagner practicing for Lions

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said on Thursday that right tackle Rick Wagner “should be alright” after leaving practice with an injury and it looks like Caldwell was right on the money in that assessment. According to multiple reports, Wagner is in uniform and on the practice field Friday as the Lions get in another joint [more]

Calvin Johnson drawing interest from teams

Calvin Johnson has had at least a “half-dozen teams” reach out to him about coming out of retirement, according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. Johnson thus far has resisted the temptation to return, but per Freeman, the attempts by teams to convince Johnson to make a comeback are “fairly fierce.” The nine-year veteran, though, [more]

Rick Wagner joins list of banged up Lions offensive lineman

The Lions signed guard T.J. Lang and tackle Rick Wagner as free agents this offseason with the goal of upgrading the right side of their offensive line, but that plan has hit snags on both fronts. Lang has yet to practice on back-to-back days after having hip surgery this offseason and Wagner left Thursday’s joint [more]

Greg Robinson at left tackle on first Lions depth chart

The Lions made a trade with the Rams to acquire Greg Robinson after left tackle Taylor Decker had shoulder surgery this offseason that is expected to keep him out well into the regular season. As of now, the team says Robinson is the frontrunner to take his place in the starting lineup. The Lions released [more]

Lions sign Tim Wright

The Lions have brought tight end Tim Wright back to Detroit. The team announced on Wednesday that they have signed Wright to their 90-man roster. Tight end Brandon Barnes was waived in a corresponding move. Wright came to the Lions in an August 2015 trade with the Buccaneers and had nine catches for 77 yards [more]

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