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Ex-49ers first-round pick Josh Garnett among Lions’ cuts

Former 49ers first-round draft pick Josh Garnett was among the players released for the Lions to get down to 80 players on the roster. The 49ers traded up to select Garnett with the 28th overall pick in the 2016 first round. Although he was given a starting job as a rookie, he barely played and [more]

Lions activate T.J. Hockenson from COVID-19 list

The Lions are down to one player on their reserve/COVID-19 list. The team announced on Saturday that tight end T.J. Hockenson, cornerback Amani Oruwariye and punter Arryn Siposs have been activated from the list. Safety Jalen Elliott is the only player left on the list. Hockenson joins wide receiver Kenny Golladay and quarterback Matthew Stafford [more]

Rams place A’Shawn Robinson on non-football injury list

The Rams placed defensive tackle A'Shawn Robinson on the active/non-football injury list, the team announced Saturday. Robinson has an unspecified injury that occurred before the start of training camp. He can return at any time. Robinson signed a two-year, $17 million contract as a free agent in March. He is leaving Detroit after four seasons. [more]

Lions waive Daylon Mack

Defensive tackle Daylon Mack‘s stay in the Motor City turned out to be a short one. The Lions claimed Mack off of waivers from the Ravens on August 3 and announced that he’s been placed back on the waiver wire Friday. Mack was a fifth-round pick out of Texas A&M last season. He played in [more]

Lions say they’re preparing to host fans at all eight games

The Lions are striking a more optimistic tone than at least one of their division rivals. The team sent a letter to season ticket members Friday that said they’re still “preparing to host fans at all eight regular season home games.” They mentioned the ongoing uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and acknowledged that they [more]

Taylor Decker will “consider all options” on contract front

Lions left tackle Taylor Decker said in May that there had not been any major extension talks with the team and it doesn’t look like much has changed over the last couple of months. Decker is set to make $10.35 million this year after the Lions picked up their option on the fifth year of [more]

Jamie Collins wishes players had more time to make opt-out decisions

By the time yesterday’s deadline came and went, 67 players decided to opt out of the 2020 season over concerns about COVID-19. But there are still plenty of players with major concerns, and Lions linebacker Jamie Collins wishes they’d have had more time to come to grips with a situation that could be life-changing at [more]

Jim Caldwell “feeling great” after taking leave for health reasons last year

Former Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell is feeling healthy once again after having to take leave from his job with the Miami Dolphins last season. Caldwell stepped away from his post last July as assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach with the Dolphins in order to attend to health issues that [more]

Lions activate Kenny Golladay from COVID-19 list

A day after the Lions cleared quarterback Matthew Stafford, they welcomed his leading receiver back to the fold. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions activated wide receiver Kenny Golladay from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, so he can resume working out with his teammates. Golladay was one of eight Lions players to hit [more]

Matt Prater “definitely” thinks he could hit a 65-yarder

Lions kicker Matt Prater already has the record. And he thinks he’s more than capable of making the kind of kick that would make him legendary among Detroit beer-drinkers. Via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press, Prater said he was confident he could break his record of a 64-yard field goal, which would send some [more]

How do Lions know Matthew Stafford had a false positive?

The Lions announced on Tuesday that quarterback Matthew Stafford had a false positive test for COVID-19. That claim leads to a fairly important question, one that may come up against and again this year: How do they know it was a false positive? “As a result of a False-Positive test result, he was forced due [more]

Lions clear Matthew Stafford after “false-positive”

The Lions activated quarterback Matthew Stafford from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, declaring his inclusion on the list a false-positive. Stafford was placed on the list Saturday, but the Lions say subsequent tests indicate he had not contracted the virus. “As a result of a False-Positive test result, he was forced due to NFL/NFLPA protocols to [more]

Lions activate Isaac Nauta from COVID-19 list

The Lions activated tight end Isaac Nauta from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. He becomes the team’s first player to come off the list. Nauta’s activation means he has shown no symptoms and tested negative twice in five days. The Lions have seven players still on the special list — receiver Kenny Golladay, tight end T.J. [more]

Lions wideout Geronimo Allison opts out

The Lions put quarterback Matthew Stafford on the reserve/COVID-19 list yesterday, and even when he returns, he’ll be short one target. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Lions wide receiver Geronimo Allison has opted out of the 2020 season. The Lions signed the former Packers wideout this offseason. He caught a career-best 34 passes for [more]

Lions put Matthew Stafford on COVID-19 list

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has just become the biggest name in the NFL to go on the COVID-19 list. The Lions added Stafford to the reserve/COVID-19 list today, according to the league’s transaction wire. That could either mean that Stafford himself tested positive or that he was exposed to someone who has COVID-19. There has [more]

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