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Frank Ragnow pays tribute to his parents after signing new contract

Lions center Frank Ragnow agreed to a $54 million contract extension this week, and he said being able to take care of his parents financially has long been his goal. When Ragnow was in college at Arkansas, his father died of a heart attack on the day of a game, and Ragnow said he wishes [more]

Jared Goff working with Anthony Lynn on Lions’ playbook

Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn is working on the team’s playbook with input from new quarterback Jared Goff. “It’s coming together,” Goff said Thursday, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “I think the to describe it, is the way he described it to us, is multiple with spread principles, and I think it’s [more]

Eagles claim Kerryon Johnson off waivers from Lions

The Eagles claimed running back Kerryon Johnson off waivers from the Lions, according to agent Drew Rosenhaus. Johnson, 23, will join a running backs room that includes Boston Scott, Kenneth Gainwell and Jordan Howard. The Lions made Johnson a second-round choice in 2018. Johnson is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and [more]

Frank Ragnow: Definitely a pressure that comes with becoming highest-paid center

The Lions made Frank Ragnow the highest-paid center in football with his four-year extension, which Detroit formally announced on Friday. The club’s General Manager Brad Holmes called Ragnow a “foundational piece” to what the team wants to accomplish, noting how excited Detroit is for Ragnow to continue to be a leader. Speaking to the media [more]

Brad Holmes: Frank Ragnow is a foundational piece of what Lions are building

Word of center Frank Ragnow‘s contract extension surfaced on Thursday and the Lions made it official on Friday. Ragnow signed a four-year extension that will kick in after the 2022 season and keep him tied to the Lions through 2026. Ragnow is the second 2018 first-round pick to sign an extension — Raiders tackle Kolton [more]

Jeff Okudah feels he’s on a “different level” after groin surgery

Lions cornerback Jeff Okudah‘s rookie season didn’t play out as planned. Okudah had season-ending surgery to repair a groin injury in December and he struggled to play up to the expectations that came with being the third overall pick before the surgery. Okudah says that he’s “feeling great” after the operation and that he feels [more]

Lions officially waive Kerryon Johnson

Word on Wednesday was that the Lions would be waiving running back Kerryon Johnson, but General Manager Brad Holmes said on PFT Live Thursday morning that his status remained “a work in progress.” Johnson’s status has now been finalized. The Lions announced that they have indeed waived the 2018 second-round pick. Johnson was limited to [more]

Lions make changes to scouting staff

The Lions are making some changes on their scouting staff. Ron Miles, who was the team’s college scouting coordinator, has been let go, as have two area scouts, according to Justin Rogers of the Detroit News. Albert Breer of previously reported that the Lions plan to hire Mike Martin from the Panthers’ scouting department. [more]

Jared Goff: “Nice vote of confidence” that Lions didn’t draft a QB

Quarterback Jared Goff said on Thursday that he thinks he’ll be well protected by the Lions offensive line during the 2021 season and first-round pick Penei Sewell is one of the guys who will be blocking in front of him. In the weeks leading up to the draft, some wondered if the Lions would use [more]

Jared Goff: I believe we will get together to work out as a team before minicamp

Quarterback Jared Goff has already gotten together with some of his teammates to throw and establish chemistry over the course of the offseason. With the Lions one of the teams whose players announced their intention to not attend voluntary workouts, Goff said Thursday that the club is planning on organizing something offsite for the players [more]

Jared Goff: Lions have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL

Lions quarterback Jared Goff thinks he’s going to be playing behind an elite offensive line this season. Goff said today that he was pumped that the Lions decided to use their first-round draft pick on offensive tackle Penei Sewell. The Lions’ offensive line is “shaping up to be one of the top groups in the [more]

Frank Ragnow agrees to four-year extension with Lions

The Lions exercised their option on center Frank Ragnow‘s contract for the 2022 season ahead of the May 3 deadline to do so  and now they’ve moved to make sure Ragnow will be around well beyond that point. According to multiple reports, Ragnow has agreed to a four-year extension with the team. That ties him [more]

Brad Holmes: Kerryon Johnson’s status with Lions is not resolved

Lions General Manager Brad Holmes says the status of running back Kerryon Johnson has not been determined. Despite a report that Johnson will be released, Holmes said this morning on PFT Live that Johnson’s status isn’t certain. Holmes described the situation with Johnson as “a work in progress.” Even if the Lions have decided that [more]

Lions to cut Kerryon Johnson

Three years after he was a second-round draft pick, running back Kerryon Johnson is on the way out in Detroit. Johnson is being released, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Because he has only three years in the NFL, Johnson will go on waivers, where the 31 other teams have the opportunity to claim [more]

Lions to sign Darren Fells

Everything appears to have gone well during tight end Darren Fells‘ visit with the Lions. Fells went to visit with the team Tuesday and Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports on Wednesday that the veteran is signing a contract with Detroit. This will be Fells’ second stint with the Lions. He had 17 [more]

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