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Report: NFL is investigating another Lions player under the gambling policy

Last mouth, the NFL suspended four Lions players for violating the gambling policy. There could eventually be a fifth.According to Kalyn Kahler of, the NFL is investigating a fifth player for violating the gambling declined to name the player because the investigation is ongoing. That’s a sharp turn from the various media outlets [more]

Hendon Hooker is taking mental reps and learning by watching Jared Goff

Hendon Hooker will take a “redshirt year” this season. The Lions rookie quarterback injured his left knee in a Nov. 19 game against South Carolina while playing for the University of Tennessee.He underwent reconstructive surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament soon after.Hooker’s rehab has continued since the Lions drafted him in the third round.“ACL’s doing [more]

Jameson Williams claims he didn’t know about the gambling policy

When last month’s five-player wave of gambling suspensions included four Lions players, the message was obvious — whatever the Lions are doing to tell their players about the NFL’s gambling policy, the Lions aren’t doing enough.Receiver Jameson Williams underscored that point on Thursday, when he told reporters he didn’t even know about the gambling policy [more]

Dan Campbell on new kickoff rule: I hate that we continue to take away from the game

The Lions were one of the teams to vote against this week’s proposal to place the ball at the 25-yard-line if there’s a fair catch called for inside the 25-yard-line on kickoffs, but they didn’t have enough company to keep the league from adopting the rule on a one-year basis.Given the Lions’ vote, it was [more]

Lions agree to trade for Riley Patterson

The Jaguars announced that they were waiving kicker Riley Patterson on Thursday morning, but his departure from Jacksonville will come under different terms.The Lions announced that they have agreed to a trade that will send Patterson back to one of his former teams. An undisclosed draft pick will be going back to the Jaguars in [more]

Jameson Williams: I’m not a gambler; I’m a football player

Jameson Williams learned of his six-game suspension for violating the league’s gambling policy a day before the league announced it.The Lions receiver met with reporters for the first time since and said he has no recollection of when the violation occurred.“It hit me out the blue,” Williams said Thursday, via video from Eric Woodyard of [more]

Calvin Johnson attends Lions’ OTAs, says he’s a fan of Dan Campbell

For many years after he retired, Hall of Fame wide receiver Calvin Johnson had a frosty relationship with the Lions. That is no longer the case.In fact, Johnson was on the practice field today at the Lions’ Organized Team Activities and hugged head coach Dan Campbell, and Johnson told Ryan Ermanni of Fox 2 in [more]

Lions agree to terms with Germain Ifedi

Veteran offensive lineman Germain Ifedi is signing with the Lions, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.The Falcons released Ifedi a week ago, saving $940,000 in cap space.Ifedi played every game as a reserve for the Falcons last season but only eight of his 80 snaps came on offense.A first-round pick of the Seahawks in 2016, [more]

Adrian Peterson: Mentally, I haven’t officially hung it up

Adrian Peterson is retired, even if he isn’t ready to acknowledge it. He is 38, hasn’t played a game since 2021 and hasn’t played a full season since 2020. No one is calling the former running back. Peterson, though, still hasn’t closed the door on his 15-year career. “Mentally, I haven’t officially hung it up. [more]

Lions sign first-round pick Jack Campbell

The Lions have signed linebacker Jack Campbell to his four-year rookie deal that includes a fifth-year option, the team announced.The Lions used the 18th overall pick on the Iowa star, the second of their first-round picks. They made Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs the 12th overall selection.Campbell won the Butkus Award as the best linebacker [more]

Lions sign Max Pircher through International Player Pathway Program

The Lions have added a player to their offseason roster via the International Player Pathway Program.The team announced the signing of tackle Max Pircher on Monday. The Lions had been allocated Australian tight end Patrick Murtagh earlier this offseason, but he has left the team due to a medical issue.Pircher was allocated to the Rams in [more]

Report: NFL is investigating a new wave of violations of gambling policy

As the NFL makes more and more money from legalized gambling, the NFL faces more and more problems from the involvement of players and others connected to the game in wagering on sports.David Purdum of reports that the NFL is currently investigating a new wave of potential violations of its gambling policy. This development [more]

Lions public relations staff wins 2023 Pete Rozelle Award

The Pro Football Writers of America announced Friday that the Lions public relations staff has won the 2023 Pete Rozelle Award. It is the first time in franchise history the Lions have won the Rozelle, earning the 34th edition of the award.The Rozelle Award goes to the NFL club public relations staff that consistently strives [more]

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