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Lions: “Way too early” to start auctioning the third pick

The Lions could be sitting in the fabled catbird seat when the 2020 NFL Draft gets here, but coach Matt Patricia wasn’t ready to get into that while he’s coaching the Senior Bowl. With the Bengals having their hearts set on LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (unless they don’t), and with conventional wisdom suggesting that Washington [more]

Matt Patricia hasn’t spoken to Damon Harrison about 2020 plans

Lions defensive tackle Damon Harrison dealt with knee, calf and groin injuries at points during the 2019 season and the toll of playing hurt left him feeling less than 100 percent certain that he’d be back for the 2020 season. Harrison said at the end of the regular season that he has too much pride [more]

Lions assistant stepping away from football, after Senior Bowl

Jeff Davidson won’t be working for the Lions next season, but he’s helping them and the Senior Bowl anyway. Acccording to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, veteran line coach Jeff Davidson said he’s stepping away from football next season, but had a few days left on his contract so he’s working them out. [more]

Lions say defensive playcalling duties haven’t been discussed yet

The Lions have a new defensive coordinator in place, but Cory Undlin said that there’s at least one significant conversation still to come with head coach Matt Patricia about the plans for 2020 season. Undlin spoke to reporters at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday and he was asked whether he or Patricia will call the [more]

Kenny Golladay named to Pro Bowl roster

There’s still time to cram a few last-minute replacements into the Pro Bowl, and a deserving Lion has been added to the mix. The Lions announced that wide receiver Kenny Golladay has been added to the all-star game. He’s replacing Buccaneers wideout Chris Godwin, who pulled out because of injury. Despite playing half the year [more]

Jim Caldwell won’t return to Dolphins

When Dolphins coach Brian Flores hired Jim Caldwell as his assistant head coach last year, it made all the sense in the world, a rookie head coach finding a veteran sounding board and accomplished offensive mind. It never quite worked out that way, and now it won’t. According to¬†Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com, Caldwell won’t return [more]

Bob Quinn says Lions are “totally comfortable” with Matthew Stafford

For just the second time in his career, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford missed a significant portion of a season due to injury. While a shoulder injury in 2010 cut his season to just three games, Stafford lost eight games to a back injury last year in Detroit. Stafford is progressing from the fracture that [more]

Bengals hire Al Golden as linebackers coach

The Bengals are hiring Al Golden as their new linebackers coach, NFL Media reports. The Lions dismissed Golden after the season. He served two seasons as the Lions’ tight ends coach and two years as the Lions’ linebackers coach. That stands as his only NFL experience. Golden, 50, was Temple’s head coach from 2006-10 and [more]

Alex Karras is part of Hall of Fame’s Centennial Class

Somewhere Mongo is smiling. After informing Bill Cowher and Jimmy Johnson of their elections over the weekend, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the remaining 13 members of the special Centennial Class going into the Hall this summer. Former Lions defensive lineman Alex Karras was one of 10 Seniors candidates who gained admittance as [more]

Report: Lions hire Cory Undlin as defensive coordinator

The Lions have reportedly settled on a new defensive coordinator. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team is hiring Eagles defensive backs coach Cory Undlin to fill the position. Paul Pasqualoni stepped down after the end of the 2019 season. Undlin’s first NFL coaching job was a defensive assistant with the Patriots in 2004 [more]

Spots 1-28 now set for 2020 NFL Draft

Yesterday was a crushing loss for the Texans, but at least they can comfort themselves with their future, and how they can use the 26th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft to make a good team better. Oh wait, they already traded that one to the Dolphins. Sorry guys, that was probably too soon. With [more]

Lions hire Brayden Coombs as special teams coordinator

During an otherwise dreadful year in Cincinnati, the Bengals’ special teams played very well. So it’s no surprise that their assistant special teams coach, Brayden Coombs, had opportunities to become a special teams coordinator elsewhere. Coombs will end up as special teams coordinator in Detroit, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Lions fired several assistant [more]

Report: Matt Rhule has a coordinator picked out

When he was talking to the Jets last offseason, the composition of his staff was apparently a stumbling block for Matt Rhule. It’s apparently not a problem for the Panthers, who have given him a seven-year contract to be their head coach. According to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.com, Rhule intends to hire Lions quarterbacks coach [more]

Lions name Hank Fraley as new OL coach

The Lions announced last week that offensive line coach Jeff Davidson would not return to the team in 2020 and they announced his replacement on Tuesday. They didn’t have to look too far to find the new position coach. Hank Fraley has been promoted from assistant offensive line coach to the head job. Fraley joined [more]

Four more spots in 2020 NFL Draft order filled in

The Patriots not being involved in the divisional round of the playoffs is unusual enough. Having them involved so early in next year’s annual selection meeting will be peculiar as well. With the results of the wild card weekend in the books, four more slots in the 2020 NFL Draft order have been filled in. [more]

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