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  1. Will Matt Prater stick with Lions?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions got off to an extremely bumpy start to the season when it came to their kicker situation. They plunked down a seventh-round pick on Nate Freese, but he missed four of his first seven field-goal attempts and was released. Alex Henery...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. Looking at the Lions' 2014 draft in a win-now metric

    Michael Rothstein

    When the Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell a year ago, he said over and over again that his goal was to win now. His bosses -- general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand -- echoed the same thoughts. The Lions made smart free agent ...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  3. Rookie Report: Detroit Lions season ends

    Michael Rothstein

    Each week, we'll take a look at how the Detroit Lions' rookies fared the week before. This series will typically run the mornings after games. ARLINGTON, Texas -- Their first seasons are now complete, although likely a bit earlier than they hoped....

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  4. Rookie Report: Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota

    Michael Rothstein

    Each week, we'll take a look at how the Detroit Lions' rookies fared the week before. This series will typically run the mornings after games. Detroit's best rookie this season might not be a draft pick at all. While Eric Ebron has settled dow...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  5. Denver Broncos cut kicker Brandon McManus

    Jeff Legwold

    The Denver Broncos have waived placekicker Brandon McManus and signed Connor Barth, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2014
  6. Midseason report: Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    Matthew Stafford stood at the podium a continent from home last month, almost giddy. The sixth-year Detroit Lions quarterback had completed the unthinkable a few moments earlier, leading the Lions to their second straight double-digit come-from-be...

    Blog | November 05, 2014
  7. Lions midseason review: Specialists

    Michael Rothstein

    During the bye week that conveniently comes at the midway point of the season, we'll review each Detroit Lions position group. Major moves in the first half: Cut Nate Freese. Signed Alex Henery. Cut Henery. Signed Matt Prater. What has worked: ...

    Blog | October 31, 2014
  8. Flem File -- Kickalicious Havard Rugland should be Detroit Lions'...

    David Fleming

    Flem File: The Lions' kicking woes are so bad that their best -- and certainly most entertaining -- option could be YouTube sensation Havard "Kickalicious" Rugland.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2014
  9. Lions' kicking issues continue with Prater

    Michael Rothstein

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Another week, another round of questions and a vote of confidence from Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell about his kicker. At least this time, he has years of statistical evidence to back up that confidence. Caldwell and the Lions...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  10. Matt Prater continues Lions' string of field goal futility

    Michael Rothstein

    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Lions have taken less than six games to do something no team in the NFL did last season. The Lions missed their ninth and 10th field goals of the season Sunday against Minnesota, leaving them at 4 of 14 this season (as o...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  11. Jim Caldwell says Jason Hanson didn't reach out to Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jim Caldwell laughed at the premise Friday morning. He was asked whether a report that the Detroit Lions rebuffed an overture from former kicker Jason Hanson was true. So, he laughed. "He didn't reach out to me and I think ...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  12. Detroit Lions sign K Matt Prater to a one-year deal

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions have found their third kicker of the season, signing former Denver Broncos kicker Matt Prater to a one-year deal.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2014
  13. Detroit Lions cut kicker Alex Henery after 3-miss Sunday

    Michael Rothstein

    The Lions cut kicker Alex Henery on Monday, two weeks after signing him to replace rookie Nate Freese, who the team kept after the preseason.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2014
  14. Morning Roar: Potential Lions kicking options

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions might be looking for a kicker once again after Alex Henery missed three field goals Sunday. Henery was signed, of course, after Nate Freese missed four field goals in three games. Now Henery has missed four in two. If the Lion...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  15. Alex Henery happy to get shot with Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Alex Henery started receiving text messages in his Omaha, Nebraska, home on Sunday afternoon. Nate Freese had missed another field goal for the Detroit Lions. His friends knew the out-of-work kicker had flown out to Michigan f...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  16. Rookie Report: Week 3 vs. Green Bay

    Michael Rothstein

    Each week, we'll take a look at how the Detroit Lions' rookies fared the week before. This series will typically run the mornings after games. Another week, another rookie makes his debut for the Detroit Lions. Mohammed Seisay was called up to ...

    Blog | September 22, 2014