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  1. Reviewing the Detroit Lions' 2009 draft

    Michael Rothstein

    Over the last two weeks, we took a look at the last 10 first rounds from the Detroit Lions -- all of the drafts that had Martin Mayhew as either the team's general manager or assistant general manager. This week, we're looking specifically as the ...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Morning Roar: Keeping Xanders important

    Michael Rothstein

    Good morning and ROOOOAAARRR!!!!! The Detroit Lions could have lost him last month, could have seen Brian Xanders, the former Denver general manager who spent the past year helping to revamp some of the Lions' scouting procedures, depart for Miami...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  3. Franchise/transition tags: Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions removed themselves from the salary cap crunch last week by releasing two of their veterans, Nate Burleson and Louis Delmas, but it still does not mean the team is planning on using its franchise tag this season. There just isn't ...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  4. Morning Roar: 4th-place finish for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    Good morning and ROARRRRRRRR! Hopefully everyone is having a fine Labor Day weekend. The holiday itself is a work day in the NFL, with many teams returning from final cuts to get in an extra practice day as preparations begin for the first game of...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  5. Camp Confidential: Detroit Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions opened training camp expressing unprecedented confidence in the direction of their program, and, if anything, their steam has picked up since then. A relatively injury-free camp, the obvious impact of multiple n...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  6. Lions camp: Day 1

    Kevin Seifert

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions were in full pads Tuesday for the first day of our training camp visit. We've already noted the decidedly positive mood of safety Louis Delmas, so now let's run through some quick-hitting practice observations: ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  7. Lions take Backus track for Louis Delmas

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have followed through on their plan to give safety Louis Delmas regular work along with consistent rest to pace his return from knee soreness and pain. Delmas has worked in roughly half of the Lions' practices, and Thursday they got...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  8. Lions are once again thinking big

    Kevin Seifert

    In what is widely considered a make-or-break year, the Detroit Lions' leadership is expressing relatively wild optimism about their 2013 team. Speaking Tuesday with local reporters, general manager Martin Mayhew said: "It's safe to say this is the...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  9. Eight in the box: Secondary status check

    Kevin Seifert

    How does each NFC North team look in the secondary, and what still needs to be done? Chicago Bears: No team in this division is set up quite as well as the Bears, who have a pair of returning Pro Bowl cornerbacks in Charles Tillman and Tim Jenning...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  10. BBAO: Terrible flashback for Michael Bush

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Good morning and thanks for returning, presumably, along with me after last week's time away. It sounds like I missed a few news stories, which is all but inevitable when you take a week away from the NFL, but we'll ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  11. Lions limited without Matthew Stafford deal

    Kevin Seifert

    At the NFL scouting combine last month, I asked Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew if he could accomplish his goals in free agency without first signing quarterback Matthew Stafford to a long-term contract. It was kind of a loaded question; ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  12. Lions: Status check on Louis Delmas

    Kevin Seifert

    You might recall that Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew has taken a decidedly neutral position on the future of safety Louis Delmas, a pending free agent and a presumably core player whose health status has cast doubt over contract negotiat...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  13. Lions overhaul spares DeAndre Levy

    Kevin Seifert

    As he embarked on the offseason in January, Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew made clear he wanted to infuse his team's defense with playmakers. Here's how he put it during a meeting with local reporters: "We need guys that can impact th...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  14. Lions: Ominous words on Louis Delmas

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Let's start a busy day of live blogging here at the NFL scouting combine with some revealing comments from Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew. During an early-morning session with local reporters, Mayhew said he is focused on...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  15. Titus Young and Lions: Such a waste

    Kevin Seifert

    As the 43rd pick of the 2011 draft approached, the Detroit Lions zeroed in on a talented player they had identified for a specific role in their offense. The Lions wanted an explosive vertical threat who could capitalize on the chunks of yardage avai...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  16. Presuming a defensive overhaul for Lions

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted earlier that Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew admitted he was wrong to count on tailback Jahvid Best to play this season. But that was just one of several acknowledgments and candid comments Mayhew made during an interview session...

    Blog | January 03, 2013