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Ranking the Detroit Lions Biggest Needs to Address in the 2014 Draft

The 2014 NFL draft is less than three weeks away, and the Detroit Lions are feverishly preparing their plan of attack. While the team has done a solid job of filling holes through free agency, they still must several needs in order to improve the roster. Show More Summary

Lions defensive line coach at Connecticut pro day

Representatives from 23 teams attended Connecticut’s pro day on March 11, including Detroit Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek. Twelve players worked out indoors on FieldTurf, including two guys who were at the combine. Yawin Smallwood, LB: Smallwood (6-foot-2 1/8, 242 pounds) was unable to jump at his pro day because of a left hamstring injury. Show More Summary

Envisioning How the Lions Might Use Reggie Bush and Joique Bell in 2014

The workload may be similar, but the roles for Detroit Lions running backs Joique Bell and Reggie Bush might change ever so slightly under new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. Hailing from the New Orleans Saints—a team featuring an...Show More Summary

Marqise Lee visits Detroit, says he’d be happy there, or anywhere

Former USC receiver Marqise Lee visited Detroit this week and said he had a great time getting to know the Lions’ coaching staff, saying afterward that he’d be thrilled to go there — or anywhere else. “Think I did pretty well, left a good impression, so hopefully, at the end of the day, I end…

Why the Detroit Lions Should Wait To Draft a Receiver Until Round 2

One of the great debates amongst Detroit Lions fans this draft season concerns when to address the wide receiver position. Filling the gaping hole on the roster after starters Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate is certainly a top priority...Show More Summary

Lions Preparing to Make Suh Among 'Highest Paid Defensive Players of All Time'

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh can void his contract five days after next season's Super Bowl. Can the Lions agree to a long-term deal with Suh this offseason? Will they have to shell out historic money to keep him in Detroit? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett discuss Suh 's future with the Lions in the video above. Show More Summary

Detroit Lions: Pros and Cons for Each Top NFL Draft Option

All 32 teams go into the NFL draft with a game plan. They know what players they want on their team, and with a month to go until the draft, they have an idea of who to select with their picks, especially in the first round. That doesn't stop mock drafts from trying to figure out precisely what each team's game plan is, though. Show More Summary

Assigning Odds to Every Potential Detroit Lions 1st Round Pick

The 2014 NFL draft is three weeks away. After months of guessing, we will finally know in 21 days which player the Detroit Lions will take with the No. 10 overall pick. Right now, however, it's still speculation season. A number of prospects are bandied about as potential future Lions. Show More Summary

Lions assistant checks out Matt Armstrong of Grand Valley State

Representatives from 12 NFL teams — including an offensive line coach from the Detroit Lions — were present at Grand Valley State’s pro day on April 11, when seven Lakers players worked out indoors on FieldTurf. Matt Armstrong, C (6-foot-1 5/8, 298 pounds) — Armstrong — who was at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 5.18 seconds. Show More Summary

Golden Tate: Lions offense 'going to fit better' than Seahawks

New Lions receiver Golden Tate said the Detroit offense is 'going to fit better' for him than the Seahawks offense did.

Detroit Lions Draft Countdown: Making the Case for Deone Bucannon

The Detroit Lions don't need a safety in the 2014 NFL draft. They need Deone Bucannon. The Washington State product is the exact type of player Detroit can benefit from adding to the roster. Any other pick in the second round would be a waste and so would taking Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round. Show More Summary

Lions intend to split the running back role between Bush and Bell

The Lions have a pair of potent tailbacks.  And they plan to use both of them.  Perhaps equally. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday that Reggie Bush and Joique Bell will share the load. “[T]his game is a violent game anymore and it’s hard for one…

Should the Detroit Lions Trade Back in the Draft?

This NFL offseason has been full of talk about the Detroit Lions attempting to trade up from the No. 10 spot in the 2014 NFL Draft. General manager Martin Mayhew has even played up the angle. As reported by Mike O'Hara from the team's...Show More Summary

Lewand says Suh talks have been civil and productive

The Detroit Lions very much would like to extend the contract of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.  Apart from wanting to keep him around for the long term, a new deal would undoubtedly drop his cap number of $22.4 million in 2014. On Monday, team CEO Tom Lewand said that the talks have been civil and…

Kyle Fuller, Eric Ebron visiting Lions on Monday

The Lions picked wide receiver Corey Fuller in the sixth round of last year’s draft and they’ll be seeing what his younger brother has to say for himself. Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports that Virginia Tech cornerback Kyle Fuller will add the Lions to the list of teams he’s visiting with on Monday.…

Reggie Bush Must Show Versatility in Revamped Lions Offense

In the early portion of his career, Reggie Bush was treated like a hybrid running back and wide receiver. In the past three seasons with the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions, however, he's functioned as a three-down back and has thrived. Now,...Show More Summary

Lions' Stafford showing he's eager to learn

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – He’s able to come in and meet with his coaches now, finally able to pick their brains about what the new Detroit Lions offense will look like. What he might be expected to do under his new coaching staff that he didn’t...Show More Summary

Lions Shouldn't Chase Watkins, Prefer Scoring Points to Winning Championships

The Detroit Lions are rumored to have interest in trading up for wide receiver Sammy Watkins. What would they have to give up to land Watkins? Would trading up be best for the long-term interests of the franchise? Watch as Adam Lefkoe and Terry Foster of 97.1 The Ticket discuss the Lions' draft plans in the video above. Read more NFL news on BleacherReport.com

Episode 6 of the #Football Podcast with Special Guest Greg A. Bedard

One month until the draft and no one knows anything...except that I will go on record saying I will be shocked if the Detroit Lions actually trade up for Sammy Watkins. This week, I talk about young Mr. Watkins with our own Matt Miller and get down to some brass tacks regarding the quarterback class with Mr. Show More Summary

Reggie Bush: No one looking down on Suh for not being at workouts

The Lions started their voluntary offseason workouts this week and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is not among the players working with new head coach Jim Caldwell in Detroit. Suh and the Lions are working on an extension that would both keep Suh in Detroit beyond the 2014 season and lower his $22.5 million cap charge…

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