Latest Detroit Lions News

Lions re-sign kicker Michael Badgley to one-year contract

Feb. 22, 2024 19:10 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have re-signed kicker Michael Badgley to a one-year contract. Detroit made the move Thursday, bringing back the kicker who closed the regular season with the team and played in all three playoff games. Badgley also kicked for the Lions in...

Lions retool defensive coaching staff, hiring Deshea Townsend, Terrell Williams and Jim O’Neil

Feb. 21, 2024 17:29 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have reshaped their staff on defense by hiring Deshea Townsend to coach defensive backs, Terrell Williams to lead the line and Jim O’Neil as an assistant. The Lions made the moves Wednesday, a day after releasing veteran safety Tracy...

Commanders hire Newmark as assistant GM, are close to finalizing front office and coaching staff

Feb. 14, 2024 16:31 PM EST

The new-look Washington Commanders football operations staff led by recently hired general manager Adam Peters and coach Dan Quinn is starting to come together. The team on Wednesday named Lance Newmark as assistant GM, reporting directly to Peters. Newmark joins Washington after...

Pros push 49ers betting lines up in the Super Bowl, but most of the bets still on the Chiefs

Feb. 11, 2024 10:05 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The early Super Bowl money went on the Chiefs, causing betting lines to drop from 2 or 2 1/2 points to 1 or 1 1/2 points, depending on the sportsbook. Then the professional bettors came in big on the 49ers, pushing the lines back to where they opened. ...

What a comeback! Three longtime friends have attended every Super Bowl — and don't intend to stop

Feb. 09, 2024 13:32 PM EST

KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — As long as they still have each other, they're still going to go to every Super Bowl. That's the sentiment shared by three friends who say they are the final fans who can claim membership in the exclusive “never missed a Super Bowl” club. And they're...

Chiefs will likely be short-handed when they play 49ers in the Super Bowl

Feb. 06, 2024 20:46 PM EST

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs could be without three key players when they play the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's Super Bowl. Wide receiver Kadarius Toney appeared to get into a dispute with Chiefs management about a hip injury that sidelined him for six games,...

Lions GM Brad Holmes says franchise has more than one chance to compete for Super Bowl title

Feb. 05, 2024 18:23 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes wrapped up his team's season that ended in the NFC championship game and looked ahead to the future for the franchise, speaking for 11-plus minutes and delivering a message before taking a question. “I don’t want anybody...

Nate Burleson will be integral part of CBS and Nickelodeon's coverage throughout Super Bowl week

Feb. 04, 2024 18:25 PM EST

CBS' Nate Burleson might be the only person at the Super Bowl to get more air time than Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes or any of the other star players in the game. The network’s morning show, where Burleson is a co-host, will originate from Las Vegas this week. Burleson will also...

NFL players enthusiastic about prospect of pursuing Olympic gold when flag football debuts in 2028

Feb. 03, 2024 15:09 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Tyreek Hill is a five-time All-Pro, eight-time Pro Bowl selection and a Super Bowl champion. The speedy Miami Dolphins receiver likes the idea of also having an opportunity to pursue Olympic gold when the rapidly growing sport of flag football debuts in the...

Teddy Bridgewater begins post-NFL journey as head coach at his high school alma mater

Feb. 02, 2024 14:33 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Teddy Bridgewater's post-NFL journey will start in the place his football stardom began. Bridgewater, who recently retired from the NFL after a decade-long career, has been named the head coach at Miami Northwestern Senior High School, his alma mater, inheriting a team...