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A Lot Has Happened Since the Detroit Lions Last Appeared in a Championship Game

When you've never been to the Super Bowl and you've posted a winning record just 13 times in the 50-year-old Super Bowl era, you're forced to set the bar quite low in attempts to commemorate team accomplishments. Thus, this year, the...Show More Summary

Dolphins, Lions to take a look at Arian Foster, and both could probably use him

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday night that Arian Foster, one of the last big-name free agents who remains unsigned, will work out for the Miami Dolphins on Monday and the Detroit Lions later this week. Foster, a four-time Pro Bowler who turns 30 on Aug. 24, was cut by the Houston Texans in March after […]

Patriots safety makes U.S. Olympic rugby sevens team

Nate Ebner, a backup safety and special-teams stalwart for the New England Patriots, was named Monday to the U.S. Olympic rugby sevens team that will compete next month at the Rio Games. Ebner joins former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best — who qualified for the track team of St. Lucia, his father’s homeland — […]

Former NFL running back Jahvid Best will compete in the Rio Olympics

His NFL career was cut short, but he’s still showing off his speed. Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best had his career cut short due to concussions. But while his professional football career only lasted two years, he now has...Show More Summary

Former Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best Qualifies for The Olympics

4 years since a concussion ended his career, former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best has qualified to run track for Saint Lucia’s Olympic track team, competing in the 100m dash for the country in which his father was born. Best becomes the first person with prior NFL experience to qualify for the Summer Games. Posting a […]

Jahvid Best Named to Saint Lucia's 2016 Rio Olympics Track and Field Team

Former Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best will compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, as he was named to Saint Lucia's track and field team. According to Nick Zaccardi and Seth Rubinroit of NBC Olympic Talk, BestShow More Summary

Detroit Lions to celebrate 25th Anniversary of Only Playoff Win In The Super Bowl Era

The Detroit Lions will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their last and only playoff win in the Super Bowl era this season when they honor the 1991 team that went to the NFC Championship. To put that in perspective, the Lions have lost 7 straight wild-card games since that lone playoff win in 1991. The celebration is set […]

Lions will honor their 1991 team this season

The Detroit Lions haven’t won an NFL title since 1957, which doesn’t leave too many fans of that team or players from it available for celebrations of their achievement. Unfortunately for the Lions, there aren’t too many other teams of recent vintage to celebrate. The team has never advanced to a Super Bowl and have…

The Lions are holding the most pathetic 25th anniversary ever

Honoring winners is a time-honored tradition in this country, especially in sports. But when winning is so sparse, it can unintentionally turn that honor into a joke. We present to you, dear friends, the Detroit Lions. The franchise that has not won a playoff game since the George H.W. Show More Summary

Calvin Johnson's concussion tale is pretty scary

Calvin Johnson said he had a “fair share” of concussions although he was never officially diagnosed with one (AP) There was a good reason Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson retired at age 30, not that we couldn’t have figured it out...Show More Summary

Calvin Johnson joins chorus of ex-players with accusations of painkiller misuse in NFL

The former Lions wide receiver says painkillers were readily available to players with addictions. Calvin Johnson usually stayed out of the headlines during his nine seasons with the Detroit Lions, but he didn’t bite his tongue in an...Show More Summary

District Attorney calls shooting of Stanley Wilson II justified after attempted burglary

Former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II was shot by a Portland resident when a naked Wilson attempted to break into his house on June 22. According to Francesca Fontana of the Oregonian, the Multnomah County District Attorney declared that the shooting of Wilson by Robert McCall was justified due to the circumstances of the…

Calvin Johnson Details How Easy It Is For NFL Players To Rely On Painkillers

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who abruptly retired after the 2015-16 NFL season, opened up in an interview with ESPN’s Michael Smith about the physical toll that football had on his body. The full conversation runs...Show More Summary

Calvin Johnson: ‘Retirement Would’ve Been Hard If Lions Were Contenders’

Retired Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is beginning to open up about why he suddenly decided to retire this offseason at age 30. His reasons on retiring sound a lot like what former Lions running back Barry Sanders said when he suddenly retired. In an interview with ESPN’s Michael Smith, Calvin Johnson had this to say: “If we would’ve […]

Calvin Johnson Comments on Concussion History, Painkillers in NFL and More

Detroit Lions great Calvin Johnson called it a career in March following nine standout NFL seasons, and he recently sat down with ESPN's Michael Smith for an upcoming episode of E:60 in which he discussed his history of concussions and painkiller use. During the segment, which will be televised Thursday evening at 10 p.m. Show More Summary

Stephen Tulloch Released by Lions: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Detroit Lions released veteran linebacker Stephen Tulloch on Tuesday after his five years with the team, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Rapoport showed the team's statement in regard to the 31-year-old's release: More to follow. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

NFL's Matt Stafford -- Couples Beach Vacation ... With Matt Ryan (PHOTO)

They're rivals on the field... but Matt Stafford and Matt Ryan are on the same team when it comes to vacationing!  The Detroit Lions QB and the ATL Falcons QB just wrapped up a couples vacation with their smokin' hot wives in the…

Former Lions WR Calvin Johnson: “I’m Not Coming Back” (Video)

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson abruptly retired after just nine seasons in the NFL much like former running back Barry Sanders did way back in 1999, both at the top of their game. Several years after Sanders retired, he finally admitted the Lions’ organization culture of losing was too much to deal with. During […]

Calvin Johnson doubles down on NFL retirement: ‘I’m not coming back’

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Even though Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson announced his retirement in March, there were those who thought he would at some point change his mind. He’s only 30 and had played only nine NFL seasons, with just two playoff games under his belt. Surely he’d want one more shot. Calvin Johnson does not want […]

Naked intruder shot by Oregon homeowner turns out to be ex-NFL player

4 weeks agoNews / Crime : True Crime Today

Oregon – A homeowner in Portland shot an intruder this week who turned out to be former Detroit Lions cornerback Stanley Wilson II, authorities said.Wilson was naked and wounded Wednesday when officers found him in a water fountain in the backyard of the multimillion-dollar home, Multnomah County sheriff’s Capt. Show More Summary

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