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Rod Wood wants to host the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit

Lions president Rod Wood remains interested in hosting the NFL Draft in Detroit and is lobbying for the 2024 edition to be held in the Motor City. “We’re hoping to be a serious contender for the 2024 draft and we’re still in the mix for that,” Wood said on Wednesday, via Dave Birkett of the [more]

Rod Wood: Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn showed Lions the culture they didn’t want

Bob Quinn lasted five seasons as the Lions’ General Manager. His undoing came when he fired Jim Caldwell after back-to-back, 9-7 seasons and hired former Patriots’ co-worker Matt Patricia. The Lions now are rebuilding with new General Manager Brad Holmes and new head coach Dan Campbell. Current and former Lions’ players publicly lauded the dismissals [more]

Expanded season puts records in jeopardy

When the NFL last expanded the regular season in 1978, the bump from 14 to 16 games represented 14.28-percent growth. The move from 16 to 17 now equates to a 6.25-percent increase in the games that count. Relative to the last time, then, the current addition of one game won’t mean as much to issues [more]

Quinton Dunbar visiting Lions, Cardinals next week

Cornerback Quinton Dunbar is one of the top remaining free agents. He ranks 91st on PFT’s top 100 list, but one of only 15 players left unsigned. His market has been quiet until now. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Dunbar will visit the Lions and the Cardinals next week. Dunbar, 28, spent last [more]

Packers-Chiefs, Cardinals-Browns among additions to 2021’s 17-game schedule

NFL owners have approved a 17-game schedule for the 2021 season and that means each team now has a new opponent on their schedule. The 17th game will be an inter-conference game each season and teams the conferences will alternate hosting duties. The AFC will host the games in 2021 and they will feature matchups [more]

Difficulties in forecasting kept Lions from tagging and trading Kenny Golladay

In the last few years, there have been a number of NFL teams that have used the franchise tag on players and then traded them to other teams for a bigger return than letting them leave as free agents provides through the compensatory draft pick system. Before this year’s tags were handed out, there was [more]

Dan Campbell: Free agency acquisitions have something to prove, as do we

The Lions’ biggest move this offseason was the trade that sent Matthew Stafford to the Rams for Jared Goff and a pile of picks. They also traded with the Rams for defensive tackle Michael Brockers. But the Lions’ biggest signing in free agency was the re-signing of defensive end Romeo Okwara. Eight of the nine [more]

Matthew Stafford feels “reenergized” after move to Los Angeles

In the 12 years after the Lions made Matthew Stafford the No. 1 overall selection, the quarterback called Detroit home. Now, he has a new home, a new team, a new outlook. Stafford told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday that change has “reenergized” him. “I definitely feel that way. It’s a new experience for my [more]

Dan Campbell not concerned about a potential virtual offseason program

As of March 29, the league and NFLPA have not come to an agreement for the structure of the upcoming offseason program. Typically, teams with new coaches would be able to start meeting with their teams and installing their playbooks in early April. The NFLPA is pushing for another virtual offseason program, which could be [more]

Brad Holmes: Last week’s trades don’t impact our draft approach

The Lions have the seventh pick in this year’s draft and they watched as the look of the first six picks underwent some major changes last week. General Manager Brad Holmes and the rest of the club watched as the 49ers traded with the Dolphins to get the No. 3 pick. The Dolphins moved back [more]

Lions GM sees opportunities in draft, free agency to replace Kenny Golladay

Lions General Manager Brad Holmes says the departure of wide receiver Kenny Golladay doesn’t preclude the Lions from having a strong receiving corps. Holmes called Golladay a “very, very talented receiver” but said there’s depth at wide receiver both in the draft and in free agency, and that allowed the Lions to let Golladay hit [more]

Report: Danny Shelton visiting with Giants

Veteran defensive lineman Danny Shelton is visiting with the Giants on Monday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Shelton spent last season with the Lions, starting 12 games. He recorded 37 total tackles with a sack, two tackles for loss, and four quarterback hits. Prior to that, Shelton played a pair of seasons with New England — [more]

Jamaal Williams: The Lions have brought in great players with a lot to prove

With a new head coach and General Manager, Detroit is looking to establish some long-term success after three consecutive last-place finishes in the NFC North. Quarterback Jared Goff said during his introductory press conference that he doesn’t see the 2021 Lions as a rebuilding team. Recently signed running back Jamaal Williams, who spent his first [more]

Matt Patricia makes his mark for the Patriots in free agency

Matt Patricia has returned to the Patriots, with an unspecified role. Generally, he’s there to assist the coaching staff. And by “coaching staff,” that likely means head coach Bill Belichick. Patricia’s name appears nowhere on the team’s official website. It has appeared, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, on the bottom of some of the contracts [more]

Chase Daniel signing one-year deal with Chargers

Quarterback Chase Daniel is signing a one-year deal with the Chargers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Daniel’s deal has $1.5 million in guarantees remaining from his contract with the Lions. He played for the Bears in 2018 when new Chargers head coach Brandon Staley was an assistant. Daniel spent four seasons with Chargers offensive coordinator [more]

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