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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]

Lions sign fifth-rounder James Mitchell

Fifth-round tight end James Mitchell is the latest Lions draft pick to agree to his rookie contract.Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports Mitchell joins first-round picks Aidan Hutchinson and Jameson Williams, third-rounder Kerby Joseph, and seventh-rounder Chase Lucas in that category. All the players signed four-year deals, although Hutchinson and Williams have fifth-year [more]

Lions, Jameson Williams agree to terms

The Lions have quickly finished negotiating with both of their first-round draft picks.Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams agreed to terms on his rookie contract, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.It’s a four-year, $17.5 million contract that is fully guaranteed. The Lions have an option for a fifth year, which would be the 2026 season.Williams [more]

Lions agree to terms with third-round pick Kerby Joseph

The Lions have gotten another one of their recent draftees under contract.Safety Kerby Joseph has agreed to terms on his four-year deal, agent Louis Bing told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.Joseph, the 97th overall pick of this year’s draft, will is set to make $5.045 million on his rookie deal with an $849,020 signing bonus.Joseph was [more]

DJ Chark fully participating in offseason program

Receiver DJ Chark missed most of the 2021 season with a fractured ankle, playing just four games for the Jaguars.But after signing a one-year deal with the Lions in the offseason, Chark said on Wednesday that he’s moving around without issue during Detroit’s voluntary workouts.“They’re always there to let me know like, if it’s bothering [more]

Lions waive Jalen Elliott, Javon McKinley

The Lions have spent the week clearing space on their roster for rookie free agent signings and they opened up a couple more spots on Thursday morning.The team announced that they have waived safety Jalen Elliott and wide receiver Javon McKinley. The Lions now have 11 open roster spots.Elliott played in eight games and made [more]

Patriots claim Matt Sokol off waivers

The Patriots have added to their tight ends room.New England has claimed Matt Sokol off waivers after he was cut by the Lions, according to the transaction wire.Sokol has bounced around in the early part of his career. He’s appeared in two games, both for the Chargers in 2020. He was on the field for [more]

Jaguars waive Matthew Wright, claim two off waivers

The Jaguars have made a few roster moves on Wednesday, adding a couple of players for depth while cutting their regular kicker from last season.Jacksonville announced the team has claimed edge rusher Rashod Berry off waivers from the Lions and offensive lineman Wes Martin off waivers from the Giants. Additionally, the club has waived kicker [more]

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