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Lions re-educate players on league’s gambling policy

The NFL recently suspended four Lions players for violating its gambling policy and, according to a report, the Lions have a fifth player under investigationReceiver Jameson Williams will serve a six-game unpaid leave for betting on non-NFL events from an NFL facility. Players are allowed to bet on non-NFL sports but not at a team [more]

Dan Campbell no comments on DeAndre Hopkins: I like our receivers room

After finishing the 2022 season on an 8-2 run, the Lions are widely considered to be a contender in the NFC for the coming year.Could that club get a boost by signing free-agent receiver DeAndre Hopkins?“Yeah, I’m not gonna comment on that one,” head coach Dan Campbell said on Thursday when asked about Hopkins in [more]

Halapoulivaati Vaitai considered retirement after back surgery

Earlier this year, the Lions apparently considered moving on from offensive lineman Halapoulivaati Vaitai after he missed all of the 2022 regular season after undergoing back surgery. Vaitai apparently considered moving on from football.“After surgery, I was like, ‘Let me just rest. Let me just enjoy this time,’” Vaitai said recently, via Justin Rogers of [more]

Report: NFL is investigating another Lions player under the gambling policy

Last mouth, the NFL suspended four Lions players for violating the gambling policy. There could eventually be a fifth.According to Kalyn Kahler of, the NFL is investigating a fifth player for violating the gambling declined to name the player because the investigation is ongoing. That’s a sharp turn from the various media outlets [more]

Hendon Hooker is taking mental reps and learning by watching Jared Goff

Hendon Hooker will take a “redshirt year” this season. The Lions rookie quarterback injured his left knee in a Nov. 19 game against South Carolina while playing for the University of Tennessee.He underwent reconstructive surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament soon after.Hooker’s rehab has continued since the Lions drafted him in the third round.“ACL’s doing [more]

Jameson Williams claims he didn’t know about the gambling policy

When last month’s five-player wave of gambling suspensions included four Lions players, the message was obvious — whatever the Lions are doing to tell their players about the NFL’s gambling policy, the Lions aren’t doing enough.Receiver Jameson Williams underscored that point on Thursday, when he told reporters he didn’t even know about the gambling policy [more]

Dan Campbell on new kickoff rule: I hate that we continue to take away from the game

The Lions were one of the teams to vote against this week’s proposal to place the ball at the 25-yard-line if there’s a fair catch called for inside the 25-yard-line on kickoffs, but they didn’t have enough company to keep the league from adopting the rule on a one-year basis.Given the Lions’ vote, it was [more]

Lions agree to trade for Riley Patterson

The Jaguars announced that they were waiving kicker Riley Patterson on Thursday morning, but his departure from Jacksonville will come under different terms.The Lions announced that they have agreed to a trade that will send Patterson back to one of his former teams. An undisclosed draft pick will be going back to the Jaguars in [more]

Jameson Williams: I’m not a gambler; I’m a football player

Jameson Williams learned of his six-game suspension for violating the league’s gambling policy a day before the league announced it.The Lions receiver met with reporters for the first time since and said he has no recollection of when the violation occurred.“It hit me out the blue,” Williams said Thursday, via video from Eric Woodyard of [more]

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