Latest Detroit Lions News

Lions sign CB Rashaan Melvin

Mar. 23, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin. The Lions announced the move Saturday. Melvin is entering his sixth NFL season. Melvin played for the Oakland Raiders in 2018, appearing in 14 games with seven starts. Prior to Oakland, he spent time with...

The NCAA Latest: Spartans' Henry nothing but love for Izzo

Mar. 23, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 4:20 p.m. Michigan State freshman Aaron Henry doesn't know what all the fuss is about. Tom Izzo's heated exchange with him on the court during the Spartans' first-round win over Bradley on Thursday has drawn wide attention on social media...

Mike Cofer, Pro Bowl linebacker for Lions, dies at 58

Mar. 22, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Mike Cofer, a Pro Bowl linebacker who played a decade with the Detroit Lions and is second on the team's career list in sacks, has died. He was 58. The Lions said Cofer died Thursday. Cofer's son Phil plays basketball for Florida State. The school said he found out about his father's death...

Lions re-sign OL Andrew Donnal

Mar. 22, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have re-signed offensive lineman Andrew Donnal. The Lions announced the move Friday. Donnal appeared in two games last season for Detroit. He previously spent time with the Ravens and Rams. Donnal was a fourth-round draft pick in 2015 by the Rams. He has appeared...

Lions sign former Bills tight end Logan Thomas

Mar. 21, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Logan Thomas. Detroit made the move Thursday, adding depth at a position recently bolstered by the addition of Jesse James. Thomas made 19 catches for 144 yards and a touchdown over the previous two seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He was...

Detroit Lions sign LA Rams RB Malcolm Brown to offer sheet

Mar. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown has signed an offer sheet from the Detroit Lions. The Rams confirmed the move by their restricted free agent on Tuesday. Los Angeles has five days to match the Lions' offer, or to let Brown leave for Detroit. The Rams won't get any...

Lions sign wide receiver Tommylee Lewis

Mar. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Tommylee Lewis. Lewis spent his first three NFL seasons with New Orleans, playing in 34 games. He has 20 receptions for 252 yards and two touchdowns. He has also returned 36 punts and 24 kickoffs. Lewis had three catches last season....

From high atop Kilimanjaro, Haloti Ngata retires

Mar. 18, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

Haloti Ngata found a unique way to announce his retirement from the NFL: from atop Mount Kilimanjaro. The 35-year-old Ngata, who played with the Eagles last season following three years with the Lions, was at his best with Baltimore. He made two All-Pro teams and five Pro Bowls with the Ravens in nine seasons...

Vikings re-sign RB Abdullah, for depth behind Cook

Mar. 18, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed running back Ameer Abdullah to a one-year contract, solidifying a complement to Dalvin Cook after the departure of Latavius Murray via free agency. Abdullah's deal was done Monday. He played in seven games for the Vikings last season, almost...

Lions agree to terms with CB Marcus Cooper on 1-year deal

Mar. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with cornerback Marcus Cooper. The Lions made the move Saturday, adding depth at the position bolstered by the addition of cornerback Justin Coleman in free agency earlier in the week. Cooper closed last season with the Lions, playing...