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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 1970, file photo, New Orleans Saints' Tom Dempsey (19) moves up to kick a 63-yard field goal as teammate Joe Scarpati holds the ball and Detroit Lions' Alex Karras (71) rushes in while Saints' Bill Cody (66) blocks, in New Orleans. Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday, April 4, 2020, in New Orleans while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73 years old. (AP Photo/File)

Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

Apr. 5, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tom Dempsey, the kicker born without toes on his kicking foot who made a then-record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus. He was 73. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate first reported Dempsey's death. Ashley Dempsey...

Lions agree to deal with CB Darryl Roberts

Apr. 3, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Darryl Roberts. The Lions announced the move Friday. Roberts spent the past four seasons with the New York Jets. Like many of Detroit's recent acquisitions, he also has ties to the New England Patriots. Roberts has...

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019, file photo, Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (23) celebrates an interception against the Chicago Bears during an NFL football game in Detroit. The Lions agreed to trade cornerback Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, ending the standout defensive back's seven-year stint in Detroit. Agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed the trade Thursday, March 19, 2020, and that Slay has agreed to a three-year, $50 million extension with Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski, File)

New Eagles cornerback Darius Slay wants the pressure on him

Apr. 2, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

New Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay welcomes the opportunity to cover the opponent’s best receiver. “I love the challenge,” Slay said in a conference call Thursday. “I kind of ask for it a lot because the fact that I want the game on me, and I want to help win the game, and...

Broncos continue raiding Detroit Lions roster in free agency

Mar. 30, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — The Denver Broncos have finalized a three-year, $7 million deal with free agent punter Sam Martin, the third former Detroit Lions player signed by general manager John Elway this month. Martin joins former Detroit teammates Graham Glasgow and Jeff Driskel in Denver. Glasgow, a...

File-This Jan. 19, 2020, file photo shows Green Bay Packers wide receiver Geronimo Allison (81) catching a pass in front of San Francisco 49ers defensive back K'Waun Williams (24) during the second half of the NFL NFC Championship football game  in Santa Clara, Calif.  The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with Allison. The 26-year-old Allison comes to Detroit from division rival Green Bay.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Lions reach deal with WR Geronimo Allison

Mar. 29, 2020 1:49 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms with wide receiver Geronimo Allison. The Lions announced the move Sunday. The 26-year-old Allison comes to Detroit from division rival Green Bay. He caught 34 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns last season. Allison played the past four seasons...

FLE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Reggie Ragland (59) plays against the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The Detroit Lions have agreed to a contract with linebacker Reggie Ragland, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, March 27, 2020, because the deal had not been announced.  (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

Lions reach deals with LBs Reggie Ragland, Elijah Lee

Mar. 27, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to contracts with linebackers Reggie Ragland and Elijah Lee. The Lions confirmed the deals Friday. Ragland started 32 games over the past three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round in 2016, but a knee...

Vikings re-sign backups RB Ameer Abdullah, OL Brett Jones

Mar. 27, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

The Minnesota Vikings re-signed two more of their own free agents on Friday, with new contracts for running back Ameer Abdullah and center Brett Jones. Abdullah has been the team's primary kickoff returner since being claimed off waivers from Detroit on Nov. 7, 2018. He also carved out a niche on coverage units...

Lions sign veteran offensive lineman Oday Aboushi for depth

Mar. 24, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with offensive lineman Oday Aboushi to add depth. The Lions announced the move Tuesday. Aboushi started two games and was a backup in five other games last season in Detroit. He has started in 34 of 49 games in his career, which began as a...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a touchdown pass in front of San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the move confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have acquired Diggs in a trade with Vikings. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The Latest: Panthers sign WR/KR Cooper, safety Burris

Mar. 20, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Friday: ___ 10:20 p.m. The Carolina Panthers have signed free agent wide receiver Pharoh Cooper to a one-year contract and safety Juston Burris to a two-year deal. Cooper was an All-Pro returner for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017 with 932...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles walks along the bench area as he looks up at the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, in Jacksonville, Fla. A person familiar with the trade says the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to send quarterback Nick Foles to the Chicago Bears for a compensatory fourth-round draft pick. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because trades don't become official until the league year begins later Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

The Latest: Cowboys reunite Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with McCarthy

Mar. 20, 2020 2:12 AM EDT

The Latest on NFL free agency. The NFL's spending in free agency continues Thursday. All times EDT: ___ 2:05 a.m. The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a deal with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, adding a familiar name for new coach Mike McCarthy. Clinton-Dix’s representatives, SportsTrust Advisors, announced the...