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Report: Lions reach resolution in discrimination lawsuit with two former employees

The Detroit Lions have resolved a discrimination lawsuit with two former video department employees, according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com. The employees, Robert Yanagi and Michael Richardson, had alleged age and racial discrimination by the Lions for their terminations from their positions as director of video operations and assistant video director, respectively. The two claimed [more]

Lions fire ST coordinator John Bonamego, five other assistants

The Lions announced a couple of weeks ago that head coach Matt Patricia would return for the 2020 season, but six of his assistants will not be back with the team. Patricia announced on Tuesday that the team has fired special teams coordinator John Bonamego, strength coach Harold Nash, linebackers coach Al Golden, tight ends [more]

Matthew Stafford says he’ll be back for offseason work

Matthew Stafford‘s injury may have bought some people another year. But when next year starts, he’ll be there to try to help them stay. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions quarterback Monday said he planned to be ready for the team’s offseason work in April, after missing the final eight games of [more]

Top 20 spots in 2020 NFL Draft order now set

Only 12 teams are still in business this morning, which means 20 of them are in full offseason mode. At least one of them’s on the clock, but perhaps two as the Bengals’ expected selection of Heisman-winning quarterback Joe Burrow from LSU will clear the way for Washington to pick second from a strong field. [more]

Aaron Rodgers: Too many missed throws on Sunday

Aaron Rodgers has said more than once this season that he doesn’t have a problem winning ugly and the Packers did it again in Week 17. They trailed the Lions 17-3 after the first half and remained down by a touchdown well into the fourth quarter before finding enough spark to win 23-20. The victory [more]

Packers come back to beat Lions, claim a playoff bye

It wasn’t easy, but the Packers earned themselves a playoff bye today in Detroit. After falling behind 17-3 and looking like they were going to choke away the bye week that was right there for the taking, Green Bay took over in the fourth quarter to win 23-20. Aaron Rodgers was extremely inaccurate, completing just [more]

Lions go to their bag of tricks, take early lead over Packers

The Lions are long since out of playoff contention. The Packers just need to win to earn a bye week. So today’s game should be easy for the Packers. So far, it hasn’t been. The Lions have taken an early lead over the Packers on a trick play 19-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Danny [more]

Week 17 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Jets at Bills Jets: WR Demaryius Thomas, DB Blake Countess, RB Josh Adams, RB Kenneth Dixon, [more]

Marvin Jones’ son, Marlo, dies

The Detroit Lions have announced the sudden passing of Marlo Jones, the youngest son of receiver Marvin Jones Jr. “Earlier today, we were informed by Marvin and Jazmyn Jones about the sudden passing of their youngest son, Marlo. The Detroit Lions fully support Marvin and Jazmyn during this extremely difficult time. “Marvin and Jazmyn embody [more]

Packers waive Tony Brown

The Packers waived cornerback Tony Brown on Saturday, the team announced. Brown, 24, played nine games for the Packers this season. He made nine tackles, two special teams tackles and blocked an extra point. Brown played 47 defensive plays and 136 on special teams this season. He played 11 games, with three starts, in 2018, [more]

Week 17 injury report roundup

All 32 teams will be playing their final regular season game on Sunday. They have handed in their final injury reports of the week and all injury designations for those games are below. Dolphins at Patriots The Dolphins ruled out CB Jomal Wiltz (shoulder). LB Vince Biegel (elbow), DE Taco Charlton (ankle), WR Allen Hurns [more]

Jamaal Williams ruled out for Packers

The Packers will try to wrap up a bye in the NFC playoffs without the help of running back Jamaal Williams. Williams left Monday night’s win over the Vikings with a shoulder injury and head coach Matt LaFleur said at his Friday press conference that Williams will not play against the Lions. The loss of [more]

Lions promote linebacker from practice squad

The Lions have made the roster replacement they needed to get through Week 17. The team announced that linebacker Anthony Pittman was promoted from the practice squad. He fills the spot cleared by putting second-round rookie linebacker Jahlani Tavai on injured reserve earlier this week. Pittman’s an undrafted rookie from Wayne State, a school in Detroit [more]

Kenny Golladay “sure” he’ll talk extension with Lions this offseason

Players drafted in 2017 are eligible to sign contract extensions after the end of the regular season and Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is expecting talks on such a deal to take place. Golladay was a third-round pick that year and has blossomed into Detroit’s top receiver over the last two seasons. He followed up [more]

Top 10 receivers of the decade

Some would say the decade doesn’t end until December 31, 2020. To those we say, “We don’t care what you say.” Most say it ends next Tuesday. So, like pretty much everyone else, we’re creating Top 10 lists for the last 10 years. Now, the receivers. 1. Julio Jones. He entered the league with high [more]

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