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Kwesi Adofo-Mensah on trading within division: Feelings can’t get in the way of improving the team

It wasn’t a huge surprise that Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah traded out of the 12th overall pick in order to gather more selections over the course of the draft, but the team he traded with was a bit unexpected.The Lions moved up from No. 32 and sent that pick, No. 34 and No. 66 [more]

With no prime-time games, Lions coach Dan Campbell gets the best of both worlds

Bad news for coach Dan Campbell, the NFL didn’t pick the Lions for a prime-time game in 2022. Good news for Campbell, the NFL didn’t pick the Lions for a prime-time game in 2022.“It’s awesome,” Campbell told reporters recently regarding the absence of prime-time appearances. “One o’clock games. It’s awesome. One o’clock. You knock them [more]

Aidan Hutchinson glad to be on the practice field, hates all the talk around the draft

When the Lions made defensive end Aidan Hutchinson the second overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft, he could breathe a sigh of relief. Not just because it meant he was officially in the NFL, but also because it meant all the talk around the draft — something that had consumed his life for months [more]

NFL scheduling executives admit no prime-time games for Lions “looks odd”

The Detroit Lions will be showcased in August on Hard Knocks, an evening show on HBO. After that, the league has no use for the Lions in prime-time.During a Friday media video conference, NFL V.P. of broadcast planning Mike North admitted that it “looks odd” to not have Detroit in any night games for 2022, [more]

Lions, Colts plan joint preseason practices

The Lions and Colts will practice together twice before they play in Week Two of the preseason.Lions coach Dan Campbell said he sees the competition of practicing against another team is beneficial amid a long summer of teammates practicing against each other.“It’s a change in intensity because you’re going against another opponent, and sometimes even [more]

Lions announce seven draft pick and 13 undrafted free agent signings

Reports in recent days had the Lions agreeing to terms with several draft picks and they confirmed those signings on Friday morning.First-round picks Aidan Hutchinson and Jameson Williams have both officially signed their rookie deals. Agreements with third-round safety Kerby Joseph, fifth-round tight end James Mitchell, and seventh-round cornerback Chase Lucas were also confirmed along [more]

Monday Night Football: Broncos at Seahawks kicks off ESPN’s schedule

ESPN will debut a new broadcasting team this season, having lured Joe Buck and Troy Aikman from Fox to join sideline reporter Lisa Salters and rules analyst John Parry. Michelle Beisner-Buck also joins the team to present feature content.The crew will hit the ground running, getting Russell Wilson‘s return to Seattle in his Broncos debut [more]

Thanksgiving Day games: Bills-Lions, Giants-Cowboys and Patriots-Vikings

The Cowboys’ Thanksgiving Day game annually produces the highest ratings of the regular-season schedule.The Cowboys-Raiders game on Thanksgiving last November in Week 12 drew 40.8 million viewers. That far outpaced the second-place game, the Cowboys and Chiefs drew 28.7 million viewers in Week 11.It doesn’t matter who the Cowboys host. Everyone watches in the 4:30 [more]

Chiefs-Cardinals, Raiders-Chargers highlight Sunday afternoon schedule in Week 1

The three biggest games of the league’s opening weekend all were previously reported: The Bills and Rams will kick off the 2022 NFL season with a Thursday Night Football game at SoFi Stadium; the Bucs will play at the Cowboys in the first Sunday Night Football game, which is a rematch of their season opener [more]

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