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Deshaun Watson leads Texans to TD on his only drive

Deshaun Watson didn’t play in the preseason opener. He didn’t play much Saturday night. But the Texans quarterback played long enough to lead his team to a touchdown. In his one series, Watson needed 11 plays and 5 minutes, 33 seconds to cover 75 yards. He completed 5 of 7 passes for 60 yards and [more]

Lions’ 93-year-old owner hopes to see them win the Super Bowl

The Lions have never won the Super Bowl. Their 93-year-old owner thinks they will, and she’ll be there to see it. In an upcoming special set to air on ESPN, Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford says she hasn’t yet had her best football memory, because that’s going to come when she joins the commissioner on [more]

Ziggy Ansah has “minor” groin pull

Seahawks defensive end Ziggy Ansah’s shoulder is back to full strength, coach Pete Carroll said Friday. But now Ansah is dealing with a groin pull. Carroll called it minor and remains hopeful Ansah will return in time for the season opener, which was the goal all along. “He had a minor groin pull that he [more]

Bill O’Brien doesn’t know whether his starters will play vs. Lions

The Lions and Texans have spent time practicing together this week. They’ll play on Saturday night. Houston’s starters may get the night off. “I don’t know,” coach Bill O’Brien said regarding whether he’ll use his first-string players. “We have got to look at the reps they got here [practicing against the Lions]. They got like [more]

Lions activate Damon Harrison

The Lions will have snack time during their joint workouts with the Texans. Via Kyle Meinke of, the Lions have activated defensive tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison from the non-football injury list. Harrison skipped the entire offseason program in search of a new contract. He did not get one. He did make a significant difference [more]

Matthew Stafford on days off: “I’m not 21 anymore”

Since’s he’s just 31, those of us in the world who are actually old sort of resent Matthew Stafford getting multiple days off to rest his arm during training camp. But he said he think they’ll help him down the road, whether he needs them in August or not. “I’m not 21 anymore, so it’s [more]

Lions coach: Long break for Matthew Stafford was long-planned

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford got nearly a week off in the middle of training camp, which the Lions have apparently been thinking about for some time. Via Kyle Meinke of, Lions coach Matt Patricia said he had planned for months to give his 31-year-old quarterback an extended break between joint practice session with the [more]

Lions release Marcus Cooper, sign another corner

The Lions decided to get younger at cornerback. The team announced that veteran Marcus Cooper had been released, and that they had signed cornerback Jamar Summers. Summers was with the Dolphins this offseason, after a stint in the AAF. He went to camp with the Steelers last year as an undrafted rookie from UConn. The [more]

Matthew Stafford gets another break from throwing

Matthew Stafford is getting a nice little break in the middle of training camp. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions quarterback got a second straight day off from practice Sunday. Coach Matt Patricia said it was just about keeping the 31-year-old quarterback rested, in advance of this week’s joint workouts [more]

Lions add quarterback Josh Johnson

He wasn’t interested in taking a job with the Ravens. He pounced on a chance to sign with the Lions. Quarterback Josh Johnson has accepted a roster spot, after winning a two-man tryout with Landry Jones. Johnson didn’t want to join the Ravens, ostensibly because it was a short-term gig while Robert Griffin III recovers [more]

Lions activate Trey Flowers from PUP list

The Lions finally will be getting at practice their biggest free-agent acquisition. Former Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list, the team announced on Saturday. Flowers signed a five-year, $90 million deal to make the leap from the Patriots to the Lions. He had a minor shoulder [more]

Lions working out quarterbacks after Tom Savage went down

The Lions are scrambling to find an extra quarterback. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, an injury to backup Tom Savage has the Lions setting up a quick cattle call, with Josh Johnson and Landry Jones working out for the team Saturday. Savage left last night’s game after hitting his head on the turf, [more]

Matt Patricia: “No message” behind starting Darius Slay Thursday

The Lions did not play quarterback Matthew Stafford, running back Kerryon Johnson or safety Quandre Diggs against the Patriots on Thursday night, but they did play some of their other starters in the first preseason game of the summer. One of those starters was cornerback Darius Slay, who played one series before heading to the [more]

Jermaine Kearse suffers broken leg

It didn’t look good when it happened, and it isn’t good. Lions receiver Jermaine Kearse suffered a broken leg early in the first quarter of Detroit’s preseason opener, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL. Kearse also reportedly has suffered “associated injuries” to his ankle. The 29-year-old Kearse surely will be out for a while. [more]

Tom Savage heads to locker room in Detroit

Matthew Stafford isn’t playing in Thursday night’s game against the Patriots, which meant that Tom Savage got the start at quarterback for the Lions. That did not turn out well for Savage. Savage was sacked three times in the first two Detroit possessions and headed to the locker room after the third one ended the [more]

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