Latest Detroit Lions News

Lions sign Pro Bowl center Frank Ragnow through 2026 season

May. 07, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

Detroit Lions center Frank Ragnow rattled off a slew of names, thanking those who helped him become the NFL's highest-paid player at the position. The Pro Bowl center was collected and composed as he shouted out the Ford family, his agents, former...

AP source: Lions releasing running back Kerryon Johnson

May. 05, 2021 21:26 PM EDT

The Detroit Lions are releasing running back Kerryon Johnson, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke Wednesday night on condition of anonymity because the Lions had not announced the move. Detroit drafted the former Auburn...

Lions sign LS Scott Daly, G Evan Heim

May. 04, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed long snapper Scott Daly and guard Evan Heim. The Lions announced the moves Tuesday. Daly most recently played with the New York Guardians of the XFL. He entered the NFL with Dallas as an...

Holmes added to Lions' strength, addressed weaknesses

May. 01, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions opened the NFL draft by bolstering a strength and closed it by addressing some of their many weaknesses on both sides of the ball. General manager Brad Holmes seemed to make sensible selections, starting with Oregon offensive tackle...

Detroit Lions stay in trenches, take DTs Onwuzurike, McNeill

May. 01, 2021 01:34 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell took the job, he made it clear toughness and physicality would be a priority. It's no surprise, then, that the Lions spent the first two days of the NFL draft adding size. Detroit selected a pair...

Lions take Oregon OT Penei Sewell at No. 7 in NFL draft

Apr. 30, 2021 00:45 AM EDT

Penei Sewell can recall sleeping with family members on the floor in a shack in American Samoa, hoping his life would lead him to the NFL. Sewell is now living his dream. “Now look at us," Sewell said after the Detroit Lions selected him with the...

Lions exercise 5th-year option on center Frank Ragnow

Apr. 28, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions exercised the fifth-year contract option on Pro Bowl offensive lineman Frank Ragnow. The team announced the move Wednesday. Ragnow is entering his fourth NFL season after being drafted in the first round...

GM Brad Holmes has 1st shot to help Lions improve via draft

Apr. 23, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions' best and perhaps only chance to turn around their franchise is to finally figure out how to hit more than miss on NFL draft picks. The Lions have tried and failed to find a general manager with the ability to...

Lions looking for influx of talent anywhere with No. 7 pick

Apr. 22, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

7. DETROIT LIONS (5-11) LAST SEASON: The long-suffering franchise started over, firing general manager Bob Quinn and coach Matt Patricia with five games left in what ended up being its third straight season with double digits in losses. Quarterback Matthew Stafford,...

Steelers players 10th group skipping in-person workouts

Apr. 16, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

The Pittsburgh Steelers have become the 10th group of NFL players to say they won't be attending in-person voluntary offseason workouts. With a post through the NFL Players Association, the Steelers joined the Super Bowl champion Buccaneers, Broncos, Seahawks, Giants,...