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Report: Dolphins hire Steve Gregory as coaching assistant

The Dolphins have hired Steve Gregory as a coaching assistant, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Gregory most recently coached the Lions’ secondary in 2020. He reunites with Dolphins head coach Brian Flores after playing for Flores in New England. Gregory, 38, played eight NFL seasons, six with the Chargers and two with the Patriots. His [more]

Report: Lions restructure Jamie Collins’ contract

The Lions created some extra salary cap space Friday. They restructured the contract of linebacker Jamie Collins, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports. Collins, 32, was entering the second year of a three-year deal. He was scheduled to make $8.8 million in base salary and count $11.3 million against the cap. The Lions added voidable [more]

Personnel execs Kyle O’Brien, Jimmy Raye III no longer with Lions

The Lions hired new General Manager Brad Holmes in January and they’ve parted ways with a couple of former G.M. Bob Quinn‘s colleagues in the personnel department. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that vice president of player personnel Kyle O’Brien and senior personnel executive Jimmy Raye III are no longer with the [more]

Sheila Ford Hamp reflects on a time when the NFL had no jobs for women

The NFL in 2021 has women who are owners, assistant coaches, on-field officials and front office executives, among other positions. Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp can remember when that was very much not the case. Hamp, whose father William Clay Ford bought the Lions in 1963, said that the NFL commissioner at the time told [more]

Lions tender Jack Fox, two other exclusive rights free agents

The Lions have moved to hold onto all three of their exclusive rights free agents. The team announced on Thursday that they have tendered fullback Jason Cabinda, punter Jack Fox, and tackle Matt Nelson. The move keeps the players from negotiating with other teams and sets them up to remain on the Detroit roster for [more]

Lions will release Desmond Trufant

Cornerback Desmond Trufant is on his way out in Detroit. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Lions have informed Trufant that he will be released. The move is expected to come at the start of the new league year on March 17. Trufant signed a two-year deal with the Lions as a free agent [more]

T.J. Hockenson: Every Lions player is rooting for Matthew Stafford to win a ring

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford requested and received a trade this offseason, wanting to win a ring and thinking it wasn’t going to happen in Detroit. His old teammates completely supported him. That’s the word from Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson, who said every single teammate understood where Stafford was coming from with his trade request [more]

Giants release Golden Tate

Anyone who has been paying any attention to the NFL in recent weeks knows that, for plenty of veteran players, a major squeeze is coming. They’ll either be asked to take less under threat of termination, or they’ll simply be cut without conversation. The Giants have, as expected, released receiver Golden Tate, per multiple reports. [more]

Lions sign Tyrell Williams

Veteran wide receiver Tyrell Williams, who was cut by the Raiders last week, was not out of work for long. The Lions have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Williams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The report says Williams will get “up to” $6.2 million, but there’s no word on what incentives Williams [more]

Dan Campbell wants a tough, competitive, even-keeled winner at quarterback

Lions head coach Dan Campbell technically cannot discuss Jared Goff until the deal becomes official later this month. But like General Manager Brad Holmes, he can talk around the subject of acquiring the quarterback. During a Wednesday interview on The Pat McAfee Show, Campbell was asked what he’s looking for in a starting quarterback — [more]

Brad Holmes: Acquiring a veteran quarterback can shape offseason decisions

The Lions technically can’t talk about acquiring Jared Goff for another couple of weeks. But if there’s anyone in Detroit who knows Goff well, it’s the club’s General Manager. Brad Holmes was the Rams’ director of college scouting from 2013-2020, which means he was involved with the club drafting Goff. During his Tuesday press conference, [more]

Dan Campbell says as a “true alpha,” he can concede final say on roster moves

Lions coach Dan Campbell is continuing to hone his tough-guy image even as he acknowledges that he’s not calling all the shots in Detroit. Campbell acknowledged that if he and General Manager Brad Holmes have a disagreement about a roster move, Campbell may have to be the one to back down, and he’s OK with [more]

Dan Campbell has a warped view of the franchise tag

It should be no surprise that the coach who advocates kneecap-biting (we know it’s not literal, but still) has other views that may not be entirely in the pro football mainstream. Here’s another opinion from Lions coach Dan Campbell that misses the mark. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Campbell characterized on Tuesday [more]

Dan Campbell: Duce Staley will be primed and ready to be a head coach

Minority hiring across the NFL went up in this latest cycle, but there are still only three Black head coaches. Dan Campbell said Tuesday he’s grooming Duce Staley to become another one. Campbell hired Staley to be Detroit’s assistant head coach/running backs coach in January, after the former pro running back had spent his entire [more]

Kenny Golladay decision in “forefront” of Lions’ minds

Lions head coach Dan Campbell said at a Tuesday press conference that wide receiver is “somewhat of a need” for the team as they make plans for the 2021 season and that need could grow in the next couple of weeks. Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola, and Mohamed Sanu are all set for free [more]

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