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Eric Ebron met with Matthew Stafford, hoping to get out of “the dumps”

Lions tight end Eric Ebron met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday, seeking help to get out of “the dumps.” “That’s my guy,” Ebron told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “We had a talk after the game, on Monday, yesterday actually, and just basically tried to help him will me around, because I [more]

Roger Goodell: We need to move past anthem controversy

During a conference call on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that discussions about the national anthem would be “front and center on the agenda” for next week’s league meetings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to top team executives and presidents on Tuesday expressing the same and also outlining some of what will [more]

Roger Goodell’s memo to teams regarding national anthem

[On October 10, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to NFL teams regarding plans to discuss the national anthem and player protests at next week’s league meetings. That memo appears in full below.] MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a [more]

Lions sign Datone Jones to add some defensive line depth

The Lions are banged up at places other than quarterback. With their defensive line thinned out by injuries, the Lions are signing former Packers first-rounder Datone Jones, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. This gets him three quarters of the way through the NFC North, after he was in camp with the [more]

Report: Matthew Stafford dealing with hamstring and ankle issues

The Lions have done their best to say nothing about the condition of quarterback Matthew Stafford, but this all-important case has been cracked. According to Dan Graziano of, Stafford suffered a hamstring injury and a sprained ankle in last week’s loss to the Panthers, information many Bothans died to bring you. Stafford’s week of treatment and [more]

Lions release Armonty Bryant

The Lions opted not to add defensive end Armonty Bryant to the roster for Sunday’s game against the Panthers and they won’t be doing it this week either. Bryant became eligible to return to action when his four-game suspension was completed after the Lions’ Week Four win over the Vikings, but the team announced on [more]

Jim Caldwell says Matthew Stafford is sore, but nothing more until Wednesday

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was hobbling around during parts of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Panthers and he had his ankle taped up during the game, but he didn’t want to talk about how he was feeling physically when he met with the media after the game. His coach didn’t do much to fill in [more]

Matthew Stafford takes a beating, but isn’t talking about it

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford‘s probably hurting. He’s just not going to tell you. Stafford wasn’t giving any hints after he took a beating from the Panthers Sunday, despite the fact he was visibly hobbling on the field and not exactly comfortable afterward. “Coach will handle all that stuff, talk to you guys about all that [more]

Panthers hold on to beat Lions, improve to 4-1

Yes, Cam Newton was very good again. But the Panthers defense was great again. Carolina claimed its second straight impressive road win, beating Detroit 27-24 to improve to 4-1. Coming on the heels of last week’s win at New England, it’s quite a stretch for the Panthers, who had struggled offensively even as they were [more]

Panthers up 17-10 at half, despite penalties

The Panthers have not played a perfect half, but they’re up 17-10 on the road over the Lions, and showing signs they know how to play offense. Though they respected the flag by committing enough penalties for seven to fly so far (they had the fewest in the league entering the game, 13 in four [more]

Panthers and Lions trading touchdowns, of course

The Panthers are still trying to figure out how to run an offense, but they’re showing signs of getting the hang of it. With replacement tight end Ed Dickson running wild and some offensive trickery, the Panthers have come back to tie things 10-10 with the Lions. Dickson, playing for the injured Greg Olsen, has [more]

Cliff Avril’s career could be indeed over

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s comments from earlier this week about defensive end Cliff Avril‘s neck injury were regarded as ominous. That apparently was the right way to interpret them. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Avril indeed has a decision to make regarding whether he will continue to play after suffering a neck injury [more]

Week Five 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. Bills at Bengals Bills: LB Ramon Humber, WR Jordan Matthews, G John Miller, T Conor McDermott, [more]

Cam Newton wears feminist hat pin on Panthers’ team flight

Attempting to win back support after a sexist comment this week, the always fashion-conscious Carolina quarterback Cam Newton made a noteworthy clothing choice on the Panthers’ team flight to Detroit today. Newton wore a hat pin showing the woman from the World War II “We Can Do It!” poster celebrating women working in factories to [more]

Week Five injury report roundup

Week Five kicked off on Thursday with a Patriots win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 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]

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