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Matt Patricia joins Lions players at march in Belle Isle

Word on Thursday was that some current Lions players would take part in a Friday march protesting police brutality organized by former Lions running back Joique Bell in Belle Isle, Michigan and they got company from their head coach. Pictures from the event shared by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press show Matt Patricia [more]

Lions to begin re-opening facility next week

The Lions have vowed to be patient in getting back to work, and that’s shown in their approach to reopening their facility. The team just announced they’d begin the first phase of bringing employees back to Ford Field and the Allen Park facility next Wedesday, June 10. “Our staff across all departments have worked diligently [more]

Some Lions players marching Friday in protest organized by Joique Bell

Some Lions players are expected to participate in a protest in Detroit on Friday, Kyle Meinke of mlive.com. Meinke said he still is trying to confirm names of specific players who have committed to the event. The team tweeted about the Belle Isle Peach March, promoting the event organized by former Lions running back Joique [more]

Matt Patricia: We’ll move conversation back to football when team wants to move

Lions head coach Matt Patricia says he’s wired to react to things that go wrong by figuring out a way to fix them, but he’s been operating differently in recent days. Patricia watched the video of a Minneapolis police officer pressing his knee into George Floyd’s neck until well after Floyd died last Thursday night [more]

Michigan reopens to sports practices, games

Lions head coach Matt Patricia said toward the end of last month that the team wasn’t in any hurry to get back into their facility and there wasn’t much reason for them to be hurrying because Michigan still had many closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lions can now start to think about when [more]

Taylor Decker “not really worried about” coronavirus

For weeks, Simms has been saying on PFT Live that NFL players won’t care about catching the coronavirus. On Thursday, an NFL player acknowledged that, indeed, he’s not concerned about it. “I don’t know if this is the politically correct thing to say, but I’m not really worried about it personally,” Lions offensive lineman Taylor [more]

Taylor Decker, Lions haven’t had “major” extension talks yet

Bob Quinn‘s first draft pick after becoming the Lions General Manager was left tackle Taylor Decker and now Quinn and the Lions have to decide about how to proceed with extension talks. Decker said on a Thursday conference call that there have yet to be any “major” conversations about a new deal. Decker is playing [more]

Lions’ team doctor fears second wave could lead to abridged season

At the moment, with COVID-19 deaths on the decline and pro sports making plans to reopen, it appears that the NFL season will start on time. But that doesn’t mean the whole season will proceed on schedule. Lions team doctor Asheesh Bedi warns that if the NFL in particular and society as a whole can’t [more]

Lions, Panthers have received preseason proposals from The Greenbrier

Another NFL team could be coming to West Virginia later this year. Per multiple sources, the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers have received proposals from The Greenbrier resort for 2020 training camp. The realities of the pandemic are prompting some teams to look elsewhere for training-camp locations. As one source explained it, the Panthers are [more]

Lions moving Jamal Agnew from cornerback to receiver

The Lions are trying to turn Jamal Agnew into a full-time receiver. Peter King broke the news in his weekly Football Morning in America column Monday after the Lions allowed him access to a virtual receivers meeting. Agnew was on the video call. Agnew has played 30 offensive snaps in his career, mostly as a [more]

Matthew Stafford: We want to be a great offense

Matthew Stafford ranked second in the NFL in touchdowns (19), fourth in passing yards (2,499) and fifth in passer rating (106.0) before a Week Nine back injury prematurely ended his season. It was the Lions quarterback’s first year in Darrell Bevell’s offense. Now back to health, and with a year in the offense, Stafford expects [more]

Matthew Stafford’s renovated house made some teammates leery

Not long after Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford met virtually with reporters to dispel offseason rumors that he could be moving on from Detroit, his $6.5 million Michigan home landed on the market. Stafford’s wife, who had a hand in stoking the offseason rumors, quickly tried to shoot down the notion that the Stafford’s are preparing [more]

Adrian Peterson’s goal: Move past Barry Sanders in career rushing yards

Washington running back Adrian Peterson has an eye on the career rushing leaderboard as he heads into his 14th season. Peterson is currently fifth in NFL history with 14,216 career rushing yards. In fourth place is Barry Sanders, who had 15,269 yards in his 10 NFL seasons. Peterson hopes he can top Sanders this year. [more]

Matt Patricia not making a big deal over who starts at running back

The Lions took running back D'Andre Swift at the top of the second round of this year’s draft in a move that led to questions about whether he or Kerryon Johnson will be the starting back in Detroit. Head coach Matt Patricia isn’t making aa big deal about it, though. During an appearance on The [more]

Danny Amendola: Matt Patricia’s methods bring out best version of me

Defensive end Trey Flowers offered support for Lions head coach Matt Patricia’s style in a conference call on Wednesday and another Lions player who knew Patricia in New England did the same thing during his own session with reporters. Wide receiver Danny Amendola didn’t pick apart criticisms of Patricia made by players like Damon Harrison [more]

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