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Lions waive Roberts after trade with Patriots falls through

Jun. 14, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions waived tight end Michael Roberts after trying to trade him to the New England Patriots. The Lions say trade conditions put Roberts back on the team's roster before they took him off it for the second straight day. Roberts failed a physical with the Patriots,...

What's in a nickname? NFL has had great ones in its history

Jun. 14, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the "Steel Curtain" or "America's Team." And the NFL has had more than its share of those moments and teams through the years. Even though a list such as this could be virtually endless, here's a...

Lions trade TE Roberts to Patriots for conditional pick

Jun. 13, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions traded tight end Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots for a conditional draft pick. Detroit made the move Thursday, creating an open roster spot. ESPN reported the Lions may get a seventh-round selection for Roberts in 2020. Roberts became expendable this...

Lions sign David Fales as backup QB option, cut Connor Cook

Jun. 10, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback David Fales and waived quarterback Connor Cook. Detroit also added offensive lineman Luke Bowanko and released safety David Jones on Monday. Fales replaces Cook as a backup candidate behind Matthew Stafford and Tom Savage. Fales, who played...

WR Kearse signs with Lions, rekindles memories for Patricia

Jun. 6, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have many players, along with their general manager and coach, with ties to the New England Patriots. Jermaine Kearse, in a sense, is no exception. The veteran receiver had one of the most memorable catches in a Super Bowl in 2016 while playing for the Seattle...

Lions hoping investments in TEs Hockenson and James pay off

Jun. 5, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have invested a lot in tight ends, desperately hoping to turn a weakness into a strength. Detroit drafted Iowa star T.J. Hockenson early in the first round of the NFL draft in April a month after signing veteran Jesse James . "We did a great job this offseason,...

Lions start minicamp with Slay, Harrison staying away

Jun. 4, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions started their mandatory minicamp without two standouts on defense. Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay and defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison were not with their teammates Tuesday. Lions coach Matt Patricia says he's focusing on players on the field....

Ndamukong Suh headed to Tampa Bay to replace Gerald McCoy

May. 24, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay. Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy. McCoy was released earlier this week after nine seasons with the Bucs, who selected him third overall in the 2010...

Stafford endures 'tough times' after wife's tumor surgery

May. 21, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife, Kelly, recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. "There's been some long days and some tough times," Stafford said Tuesday after joining his teammates...

Longtime NFL coach Gunther Cunningham dies at 72

May. 13, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gunther Cunningham's life would have been vastly different had his family not emigrated from postwar Germany, settling in California when he was a young boy. For one thing, he almost certainly never would have dedicated his life to football. Yet Cunningham would go on to spend more...