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Jeff Okudah: Lions were tired of being disrespected

Cornerback Jeff Okudah hasn’t been a member of the Lions for a long time, but he knows the dim view that many people have of the team. That view existed before the season started and no one changed their mind after Detroit lost the first two games of this season despite holding double-digit leads in [more]

Lions earn their first win and hand Cardinals their first loss

After blowing double-digit leads in four straight games, the Lions showed some heart in today’s fourth quarter. A hard-fought game in Arizona ended with Matt Prater kicking a field goal as time expired and the Lions beating the Cardinals 26-23. Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray made some big plays but also made some very bad throws, [more]

Kenny Golladay active for Lions

The Lions are finally getting wide receiver Kenny Golladay on the field. Golladay is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. Golladay missed the first two games of the season with a hamstring injury. The Lions’ best wide receiver, Golladay has made no secret that he wants a contract extension. Lions General Manager Bob Quinn [more]

Report: Michael Thomas eyes a Week Four return

The Saints have the best receiver in football on their roster. They currently don’t have him on the field. That could change next week. Michael Thomas currently is targeting a Week Four return to action, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Thomas reportedly was “moving really well” on Friday and “looked good” as he recovers [more]

Report: Budda Baker to have thumb surgery after playing Sunday

Cardinals safety Budda Baker is reportedly set for a trip to the operating room. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Baker has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb. Baker’s plan is to play against the Lions on Sunday before having surgery to repair the injury. The hope is that Baker will only [more]

NFL fines Jamie Collins $35,096 for contact with referee

Lions linebacker Jamie Collins said he had no ill intent when he made contact with referee Alex Kemp, but the NFL has a zero-tolerance policy. Collins was ejected from the Lions’ Week One game and has also been fined $35,096 for his actions. In an attempt to demonstrate what he said was an illegal block [more]

Cardinals promote Jonathan Ward

The Cardinals announced they elevated running back Jonathan Ward to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday. Ward, 22, signed with the Cardinals this year as an undrafted rookie free agent from Central Michigan. The Cardinals cut him before the season, but he re-signed to Arizona’s practice squad. Ward finished his college career with [more]

Lions downgrade CB Desmond Trufant (hamstring) to out

The Lions will need reinforcements against the air raid. Cornerback Desmond Trufant has been downgraded to out for Sunday’s game at Arizona. Trufant had been listed as doubtful. He didn’t practice on Wednesday, and he was a limited participant on Thursday and Friday. The eighth-year veteran, in his first season with the Lions, started Week [more]

Kenny Golladay hopes to make his 2020 debut on Sunday

The 0-2 Lions could use a spark. Maybe they’ll get one from receiver Kenny Golladay. Golladay missed the first two games of the year with a hamstring injury. He practiced all week on a limited basis, and he’s listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Arizona. “God willing, I’m going to try everything in my [more]

Week Three injury report roundup

Week Three of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Dolphins 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. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Adrian Peterson: Limited snaps “not tough at all”

Adrian Peterson has played in a lot of games where he’s been the focal point of the offense while spending the majority of the game on the field. That hasn’t been the case in the first two games of his Lions tenure. Peterson has played 39 offensive snaps so far this season, which accounts for [more]

Christian Kirk won’t play on Sunday

The Cardinals Offense has gotten off to an impressive start this season, but they’ll have to keep things going against the Lions without the help of one of their top wideouts. Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said on Friday that Christian Kirk has been ruled out with a groin injury. Kirk has been out of [more]

Jabaal Sheard visits the Lions

The Lions’ woeful defense is looking to add some veteran help. Free agent defensive end Jabaal Sheard is visiting with the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The 31-year-old Sheard started 12 games for the Colts last year but hit free agency in March and has been unsigned since. He previously played in Lions head [more]

Trey Flowers: Breonna Taylor could spark new wave of sports protests

The decision of a Kentucky grand jury to not indict the officers who killed Breonna Taylor could spark a new wave of protests in the sports world. Lions defensive end Trey Flowers addressed the possibility on Wednesday. “It could lead to whatever it leads to,” Flowers said, via the Detroit Free Press. “It’s just as [more]

Kenny Golladay returns to practice on a limited basis

Lions coach Matt Patricia said Monday that star receiver Kenny Golladay was “close” to returning. Golladay did indeed return to practice Wednesday, getting in limited work on his balky hamstring. The next two practices will determine Golladay’s availability for Sunday. Matthew Stafford and the Lions have missed Golladay’s big-play ability. “He’s one of the top [more]

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