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Lions release Marcus Cooper, sign another corner

The Lions decided to get younger at cornerback. The team announced that veteran Marcus Cooper had been released, and that they had signed cornerback Jamar Summers. Summers was with the Dolphins this offseason, after a stint in the AAF. He went to camp with the Steelers last year as an undrafted rookie from UConn. The [more]

Matthew Stafford gets another break from throwing

Matthew Stafford is getting a nice little break in the middle of training camp. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions quarterback got a second straight day off from practice Sunday. Coach Matt Patricia said it was just about keeping the 31-year-old quarterback rested, in advance of this week’s joint workouts [more]

Lions add quarterback Josh Johnson

He wasn’t interested in taking a job with the Ravens. He pounced on a chance to sign with the Lions. Quarterback Josh Johnson has accepted a roster spot, after winning a two-man tryout with Landry Jones. Johnson didn’t want to join the Ravens, ostensibly because it was a short-term gig while Robert Griffin III recovers [more]

Lions activate Trey Flowers from PUP list

The Lions finally will be getting at practice their biggest free-agent acquisition. Former Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list, the team announced on Saturday. Flowers signed a five-year, $90 million deal to make the leap from the Patriots to the Lions. He had a minor shoulder [more]

Lions working out quarterbacks after Tom Savage went down

The Lions are scrambling to find an extra quarterback. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, an injury to backup Tom Savage has the Lions setting up a quick cattle call, with Josh Johnson and Landry Jones working out for the team Saturday. Savage left last night’s game after hitting his head on the turf, [more]

Matt Patricia: “No message” behind starting Darius Slay Thursday

The Lions did not play quarterback Matthew Stafford, running back Kerryon Johnson or safety Quandre Diggs against the Patriots on Thursday night, but they did play some of their other starters in the first preseason game of the summer. One of those starters was cornerback Darius Slay, who played one series before heading to the [more]

Jermaine Kearse suffers broken leg

It didn’t look good when it happened, and it isn’t good. Lions receiver Jermaine Kearse suffered a broken leg early in the first quarter of Detroit’s preseason opener, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL. Kearse also reportedly has suffered “associated injuries” to his ankle. The 29-year-old Kearse surely will be out for a while. [more]

Tom Savage heads to locker room in Detroit

Matthew Stafford isn’t playing in Thursday night’s game against the Patriots, which meant that Tom Savage got the start at quarterback for the Lions. That did not turn out well for Savage. Savage was sacked three times in the first two Detroit possessions and headed to the locker room after the third one ended the [more]

Jermaine Kearse carted off with leg injury

The preseason has begun, which means that the significant injuries also will begin. Lions receiver Jermaine Kearse has been carted off with a lower leg injury, early in the first quarter of the game between New England and Detroit. A defensive player fell into Kearse from behind while he was blocking on a running play. [more]

Tom Brady not expected to play in preseason opener

Tom Brady has seen plenty of the Lions already this week, getting significant work during joint practices. So there’s no point in risking him tomorrow. According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, the venerable (which is the nice way of saying old) quarterback will not play in the preseason opener. That’s fairly #asexpected, since [more]

Mike Daniels expects to start practicing fully next week

Lions defensive lineman Mike Daniels hasn’t taken part in team work this week’s joint practices with the Patriots and won’t be playing against them on Thursday night, but things should be different next week. Daniels has not done anything other than individual work with the Lions since signing with them in late July, but said [more]

Tommylee Lewis over questions about the NFC title game

The Lions activated wide receiver Tommylee Lewis from the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday and he spoke to reporters after he got the green light to practice with the team. Lewis faced questions about making up for lost time in the competition for roster spots, but the 2019 season wasn’t the only topic [more]

Matt Patricia hopes to be on sideline for Thursday’s game

Lions head coach Matt Patricia has been using an ATV to get around the practice field at training camp after having foot surgery this offseason, but using that vehicle won’t be an option during Thursday’s preseason game against the Patriots. NFL rules forbid such equipment on the sideline and they also dictate that team personnel [more]

Lions, Joe Dahl agree to contract extension

Joe Dahl is bidding for a starting job on the Lions offensive line this season, but he’s already shown the team enough for them to sign him to a contract extension. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Dahl has agreed to a two-year extension with the team. Dahl is in the final year of [more]

Cardinals offered Michael Crabtree $2.5 million, with $2 million in incentives

Something happened on the way to Phoenix for receiver Michael Crabtree. More specifically, something didn’t happen. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Cardinals and Crabtree had no communications about potential contract terms before Crabtree went to Arizona to work out. Crabtree was excited for the opportunity, and he assumed that any offer [more]

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