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Jim Caldwell signed multi-year contract extension with Lions

Jim Caldwell is no longer in the final year of his contract. Caldwell and the Lions have signed a new deal that will keep Caldwell in Detroit for multiple years, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. According to the report, Caldwell actually signed the deal months ago, but neither he nor the Lions felt the [more]

Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three kicked off on Thursday with a Rams win and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play and out should be self-explanatory. Players [more]

Evan Engram fined for celebration that cost Giants 30 yards

Giants tight end Evan Engram cost the Giants valuable field position and cost himself some money with a celebration on Monday night against the Lions. Engram was fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct, grabbing his crotch after scoring a touchdown. That was a 15-yard penalty, but it was really more like a 30-yard penalty for the [more]

OBJ not fined for block that caused Jarrad Davis concussion

The Lions don’t have a problem with the block in the back from receiver Odell Beckham Jr. that shoved first-round rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis into a concussion. The NFL doesn’t have a problem with it, either. According to the league, Beckham won’t be fined for the maneuver, which didn’t draw a flag but probably should [more]

Lions rule Jarrad Davis and Tavon Wilson out for Falcons game

The Lions are down a pair of starting defensive players for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions listed linebacker Jarrad Davis and safety Tavon Wilson out this week, along with running back Dwayne Washington. Center Travis Swanson is listed as questionable, but they’ll miss Davis against [more]

Falcons without right tackle Ryan Schraeder this week

The Falcons are going to be without a starting tackle and their best pass-rusher for this week’s battle of undefeateds against the Lions. Via Vaughn McClure of, Falcons right tackle Ryan Schraeder has been ruled out this week because of a concussion. That leaves trade acquisition Ty Sambrailo to start against the Lions. He was [more]

Jarrad Davis still out with concussion, Lions not complaining about Odell Beckham’s block

Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis remains out of practice with a concussion suffered Monday night against the Giants, raising the possibility that he’ll have to miss Sunday’s big game against the Falcons. But while the Lions would like to have their first-round pick on the field, they’re not complaining about the play that got him hurt. [more]

Group of players asks NFL to support activism awareness month

The NFL will wrap itself in pink for breast cancer, and put on faux-camo to celebrate the military. Now, a group of players have asked commissioner Roger Goodell to spend a month talking about black and white. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, a group of four current and former players sent the league [more]

NFL should be able to use flexible scheduling at any time

As the league looks for ways to make the presentation of its games more compelling on TV, the league needs to further embrace ways to present more compelling games. Currently, flexible schedule isn’t available until Week Five, and even then it can be used only twice before Week 10. Ideally, the league would have the [more]

Lions bring back George Johnson

The Lions have bolstered their defensive line by bringing back a former member of the team. Defensive end George Johnson spent the 2014 season with the Lions and recorded six sacks in a reserve role. He was traded to the Buccaneers in the offseason after signing an offer sheet with Tampa as a restricted free [more]

Punt return TD makes Jamal Agnew top NFC special teamer of the week

The Lions are 2-0 after beating the Giants on the road on Monday night with the help of a big play from rookie Jamal Agnew. Agnew caught a Brad Wing punt on his own 12-yard-line early in the fourth quarter, broke a couple of tackles, used a spin move to evade another and then sprinted [more]

Jim Caldwell on contract: If we win, everything takes care of itself

In March, Lions coach Jim Caldwell was asked about his lack of a contract beyond the 2017 season and he said he wasn’t worried about it. Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden did some worrying about it for him during ESPN’s broadcast of Detroit’s win over the Giants on Monday night, pointing out that it’s unusual [more]

Darius Slay: Lions defense is for real

Much of the focus after Monday night’s game was on doling out blame for the play of the hapless Giants offense, but they weren’t playing against air. They were playing against a defense that has given up 26 points (a pick-six by Cardinals corner Justin Bethel accounted for another touchdown), and 107 rushing yards while [more]

Ziggy Ansah has already passed last year’s sack total

Not every star coming off an injury had a quiet night in a losing effort. For Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah, his three-sack performance against the Giants was a reminder of the kind of pass-rusher he’s been, and the way he can impact a game. “The sack looks better than the hurry,” Ansah said, via [more]

Odell Beckham’s back, but not all the way back

Odell Beckham showed last night the difference between being on the field and being back. The Giants wide receiver did play, but he wasn’t himself in his team’s 24-10 loss to the Lions. “I felt like a little bit of myself, just still not there,” Beckham said, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY. “Came out and [more]

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