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Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson set to receive 'Pride of the Lions' honor at Ford Field

Jul. 15, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson was chosen for induction into the “Pride of the Lions,” an honor that will put his name on permanent display at Ford Field. Mike Disner, chief operating officer of the Detroit Lions, surprised Johnson with the team's...

Barry Sanders says he experienced 'health scare' related to his heart

Jun. 21, 2024 18:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders says he “experienced a health scare related to my heart” last weekend. “It was unexpected and served as a reminder of the importance of staying vigilant about our physical well-being, even when we are feeling...

Packers claim former Michigan kicker James Turner off waivers from Detroit Lions

Jun. 20, 2024 19:07 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have claimed James Turner off waivers from the Detroit Lions, once again giving them a three-man kicking competition. Turner kicked for Michigan’s national championship team last year after spending four seasons at Louisville. Green...

Lions sign Jake Bates, United Football League kicker who hit 3 FGs of at least 60 yards this season

Jun. 18, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed all-United Football League kicker Jake Bates, who made three field goals from at least 60 yards for the Michigan Panthers this past season. Detroit announced the move Tuesday, adding depth at a position with veteran Michael...

Raiders end minicamp with questions at quarterback, offensive line and cornerback

Jun. 13, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Even if outside expectations for the Raiders are modest at best, there has been energy inside the team's headquarters because of the strong buy-in of players remaining in Las Vegas during the offseason. That included the voluntary organized team activities...

1 of 12 full-time female NFL coaches, Jill Costanza is an asset for the Lions and Dan Campbell

Jun. 12, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

Jill Costanza’s interest in studying ACL injuries and passion for learning new ways to improve performance led the former high school basketball coach and physical education teacher on a journey from college sports to the Army to the Air Force to the NFL. Now, she’s an asset for...

Lions lose 1 day of offseason workouts after violating NFL rules relating to on-field contact

Jun. 07, 2024 20:51 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have lost one day of organized offseason workouts after breaking rules relating to on-field contact during a practice last month. “We take very seriously the rules set forth within the NFL’s Offseason Program and have worked to conduct...

Cam Sutton is getting a second chance with the Steelers following domestic violence incident

Jun. 05, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Cameron Sutton is getting a second chance in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The club signed the veteran defensive back to a one-year deal on Wednesday, more than two months after the Detroit Lions released Sutton for his involvement in an alleged domestic...

Lions DB Khalil Dorsey carted off field with lower leg injury during team's mandatory minicamp

Jun. 05, 2024 15:23 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions defensive back Khalil Dorsey was carted off the field with a lower leg injury during the team's mandatory minicamp on Wednesday. Dorsey was a key player, mostly on special teams, for the NFC North-champion Lions last season. He played in 13...

NFL teams are using 2 tight ends less frequently, but those that do still find it effective

May. 30, 2024 14:54 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Michael Mayer appreciated the reassuring call from the Raiders after they selected Brock Bowers with the No. 13 pick in April, though he wasn't exactly thrilled they drafted a tight end. Mayer's position. But once he had a chance to reflect,...