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Lions invested in free agency and draft to improve run game

Jun. 5, 2018 5:37 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have desperately tried to improve what has been a weakness, signing and drafting players to improve their running game. Detroit ranked last in the NFL last season in rushing offense and has been among the league's worst on the ground offensively in recent seasons....

People often overlook Saints RB Boston Scott, but that's OK

May. 20, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Boston Scott knows he's short. He's heard about it his whole life. He was too small to play on his sixth-grade team, and then tossed on the offensive and defensive lines the next two years, and did "pretty well" as a pass rusher. It wasn't until high school that someone gave him the...

Lions waive running back Tion Green

May. 10, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have waived running back Tion Green. Green appeared in five games last season for Detroit, rushing for 165 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries. Green was an undrafted rookie last year out of Cincinnati. Detroit has tried to revamp its running game this...

FANTASY PLAYS: Top NFL rookies; Guerrero's MLB outlook

May. 2, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

Now that the NFL draft is complete, a ranking of the top rookies for fantasy football this season beckons. Don't expect projections for any of the quarterbacks, as none of the rookie signal callers appear worthy of a top 20-25 spot for 2018. But there is opportunity for several first-year players at other...

Detroit Lions Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson in second round

Apr. 27, 2018 11:57 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — It's been nearly two decades since Barry Sanders last took the field for the Lions, and it feels like Detroit's running game has been flailing ever since. The latest potential solution to that problem —second-round draft pick Kerryon Johnson of Auburn — was 1 year old...

Elite teams have success in the draft on Day 3 and later

Apr. 25, 2018 3:55 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eighteen starters in the last Super Bowl were selected in the fourth round or lower, including six players who didn't get a call until the NFL draft was over. While first-round picks receive most of the attention and players chosen the first two days of the draft get more money and...

Lions may bolster DE or G options with No. 20 pick in draft

Apr. 25, 2018 12:10 PM EDT

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Bob Quinn has spent two years reshaping the Detroit Lions' roster and staff, bringing in players and coaches he knew from their years together with the New England Patriots. The Lions have won nine games in each of the past two seasons, which wasn't enough for Jim Caldwell to keep...

Eagles have many draft options if they stay at No. 32

Apr. 25, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Owning the last pick in the first round of the NFL draft is a spot the Philadelphia Eagles want more often because it goes to the Super Bowl champions. "That's the goal," Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas said. With no picks in the second or third round, Philadelphia...