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Josh Gordon practices in Jimmy G’s old number

New England’s new J.G. is wearing the same number worn by the team’s former J.G. Yes, receiver Josh Gordon is at Patriots practice. And he’s wearing No. 10. This apparently means that the deal announced as a done deal is finally a done deal, even though coach Bill Belichick suggested in a Wednesday morning session [more]

Lions bring back cornerback DeShawn Shead

The Lions are banged up in the secondary at the moment, so they brought back a familiar face. The team announced that cornerback Deshawn Shead had been re-signed. He was in camp with the Lions this offseason, but was released at final cuts. He was coming back after missing most of 2017 following his ACL [more]

Matt Patricia influenced by time with Patriots, but “we’re building the Lions”

The Lions will be hosting the Patriots on Sunday night and that means a leading storyline of the game will be the matchup between the two head coaches. Matt Patricia joined Bill Belichick’s staff in New England in 2004 and ran the defense from 2012 until he got the Lions head coaching job this offseason. [more]

Tom Brady: Hopefully Josh Gordon works hard, puts team first, finds a role

Tom Brady is used to the carousel of receivers in New England. The Patriots’ trade for Josh Gordon and the departure of Corey Coleman makes 28 transactions at the position just this year, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Gordon, 27, arrives after finally wearing out his welcome in Cleveland. In the season opener this season, [more]

Richard Sherman: “Humbling lesson” to let Lions back into game

The 49ers took a 30-13 lead when Robbie Gould kicked a field goal with just over 11 minutes to play in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Lions, but any hope that they’d have an easy wrap to the game went away quickly. The Lions scored touchdowns on back-to-back drives and appeared to [more]

Matt Patricia falls to 0-2 as Lions come up short in San Francisco

The Lions fired head coach Jim Caldwell after back-to-back 9-7 seasons, which suggests that the front office thinks the team is talented enough to win at least 10 games. Matt Patricia does not look like he’s going to win 10 games. Patricia, the Lions’ first-year head coach, saw his team fall to 0-2 today in [more]

LeGarrette Blount ejected with Lions losing in fourth quarter

The Lions are playing an ugly game for the second week in a row, and they’re not happy about it. Lions running back LeGarrette Blount took his unhappiness out on 49ers linebacker Elijah Lee in the fourth quarter of today’s game: After Lee put a legal, clean hit on Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford near the [more]

Lions lose Darius Slay with concussion

The Lions are already struggling on defense, and now they’ve lost their best defensive player. Lions cornerback Darius Slay has been ruled out of today’s game with the 49ers after suffering a concussion. It’s the second straight week that Slay took a hard hit to the head. Last week Slay briefly left the game to [more]

Week Two injury report roundup

Week Two of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bengals and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely [more]

Ziggy Ansah “optimistic” he’ll play on Sunday

The Lions didn’t have defensive end Ziggy Ansah for most of their season-opening loss to the Jets because of a shoulder injury, but they hope to have him against the 49ers this weekend. Ansah was limited in practice all week and given a questionable tag on the team’s final injury report of the week. He [more]

49ers rule out Marquise Goodwin

49ers receiver Marquise Goodwin will not play Sunday. Goodwin’s quadriceps injury kept him from practicing all week. Rookie Dante Pettis, a second-round pick out of the University of Washington, is expected to start for Goodwin. Pettis made two catches for 61 yards and a touchdown last week. The 49ers also ruled out guard Joshua Garnett [more]

Matt Patricia: Lions will not accept the way we played

Matt Patricia’s debut as the Lions’ head coach was an ugly loss to the Jets, and he says another loss like that would be unacceptable. “No. 1, like I expressed to the team, to everybody, we’re not going to accept how we played the other night and we’re going to all get better, you know, [more]

Matthew Stafford doesn’t give “much credit” to Jets knowing signals, changes them anyway

After the Jets crushed the Lions on Monday night, linebacker Darron Lee said that part of the reason the Jets knew what the Lions were running because of their hand signals and his interception return for a touchdown seemed to be a good example of the Lions offense failing to change things up from last [more]

Kyle Shanahan went back to Super Bowl LI to prepare for Matt Patricia

When 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan last faced Lions head coach Matt Patricia, both men worked for different teams. Shanahan was the Falcons offensive coordinator and Patricia was running the Patriots defense when New England came back from 28-3 down in the second half to win the game. Patricia coached 19 more games with New [more]

Report: Ziggy Ansah avoided serious shoulder injury

Before they got run out of Ford Field by the Jets in the third quarter of Monday night’s game, the Lions saw defensive end Ziggy Ansah head to the locker room with a shoulder injury. Ansah would not return to the contest, but it appears it won’t be too long before he’s able to rejoin [more]

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