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Frank Ragnow working at left guard for Lions

After the Lions selected Frank Ragnow in the first round of last month’s draft, they said they had not decided whether he would start his NFL career at guard or center. They haven’t made any final proclamations, but the signs point to guard. Ragnow has been working at left guard during OTAs with Graham Glasgow [more]

Stanley Wilson II arrested again, with clothes this time

Former Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson has been arrested again. It’s a good thing he was clothed this time, because dogs bite. According to KATU, Wilson was arrested Wednesday for trying to steal a vehicle from a Beaverton, Oregon Mercedes-Benz dealership. The cops were called at 8:43 a.m. when he was apparently trying to steal a [more]

Dolphins owner chimes in on Matt Patricia situation

It’s been only two weeks since a report emerged that Lions coach Matt Patricia had been indicted for aggravated sexual assault 22 years ago. With the alleged victim remaining silent in the aftermath of Patricia’s effort to “defend my honor and clear my name,” the story has quickly reached the point where there’s nothing more [more]

Lions sign Trevor Bates

The Lions added another linebacker to the roster on Wednesday. The team announced that they have signed Trevor Bates. Tight end DeAndre Goolsby was waived in a corresponding move. Bates was a seventh-round pick by the Colts in 2016 after playing college football at the University of Maine. He spent a brief period on their [more]

Lions claim rookie receiver Chris Lacy off waivers

The Lions claimed rookie receiver Chris Lacy off waivers from the Patriots, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Lacy, 22, signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State on May 11. He caught 63 passes for 920 yards and five touchdowns in 32 college games. Lacy also returned six [more]

No punishment for Lions or Matt Patricia

As far as the NFL is concerned, the matter of Matt Patricia’s past is closed. The league has announced that it will not discipline either the Lions or Patricia, after a 1996 incident in which the head coach was accused of sexual assault. Patricia denied any wrongdoing — at the time and recently when a [more]

Only 76 draft picks remain unsigned three weeks after draft

The days of lengthy training camp holdouts for draft picks has long since passed (unless you’re Joey Bosa) given the current rookie contract slotting system in place with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Just three weeks since the NFL Draft came to an end, the vast majority of draft picks have already signed their rookie [more]

Lions offensive line has big goals

Veteran lineman T.J. Lang expects big things from the Detroit Lions’ offensive line. “It’s a new team,” Lang said Wednesday night, via the team’s official website. “It’s a new O-line. Everybody in that room, we have high expectations. A lot of that plays into staying healthy and being available, practicing together, having productive meetings. We’ve got [more]

Lions wrap up draft class contracts by signing Tracy Walker

The Lions have their entire 2017 draft class under contract. The lone holdout was third-round pick Tracy Walker, but the team announced on Tuesday that he has agreed to a four-year deal with the team. The other five picks all signed as rookie minicamp got underway last Friday. Walker was a four-year starter at Louisiana-Lafayette [more]

Lions sign three tryout players

The Lions found three guys at their rookie minicamp who they wanted to take a longer look at. The team announced they had signed wide receiver Deontez Alexander, tight end Marcus Lucas, and cornerback Josh Okonye. Lucas spent some time with the Panthers, and was on the practice squads of the Raiders and Colts last year. [more]

Contract talks with Lions are slow, but Golden Tate would “love to get something done”

Golden Tate is hoping to get paid . . . and hoping to get paid by the Lions. The receiver is scheduled to make a base salary of $7 million in the final year of the five-year, $31 million contract he signed with the Lions in free agency in 2014. The sides have had no [more]

Emmett Cleary retired from the NFL to become a doctor

Last month Lions offensive lineman Emmett Cleary announced his retirement at age 27, but he didn’t say why he was walking away. Now he has said why: He’s going to medical school. Cleary told ESPN he started to realize he was always going to be just the guy fighting for a roster spot and a [more]

Texas police search records for copy of police report in Patricia case

With Lions coach Matt Patricia vowing on Thursday to “clear my name” but with no specifics provided in order to come to the detached, unbiased conclusion that Patricia was falsely accused of aggravated sexual assault in 1996, reporters will now attempt to fill in the gaps by uncovering forgotten or previously unknown facts. The process [more]

Ameer Abdullah frustrated with light workload in Lions’ offense

Lions running back Ameer Abdullah wants the ball more. He’s probably not going to get it. Abdullah, who had 165 carries for 552 yards last season, said on Michael Rapaport’s podcast that he got down last year because he often went long stretches of games without getting the ball. “It’s frustrating, especially coming from Nebraska [more]

Frank Ragnow headlines four draft picks to sign with Lions

The Lions have their first-round pick under contract. The team announced on Friday that offensive lineman Frank Ragnow has agreed to his rookie deal with the club. Like all first-round picks, Ragnow’s contract runs for four years with a team option for a fifth season. Ragnow was the 20th overall pick in the draft after [more]

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