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  1. Houston Texans exercise fifth-year option on J.J. Watt's contract...

    Field Yates

    The Houston Texans have officially exercised the fifth-year option on DE J.J. Watt's contract for the 2015 season, per a league source.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  2. Harlon Hill, former Chicago Bears receiver, dies at 80

    Harlon Hill, the former star receiver for the Chicago Bears whose name adorns the NCAA Division II player of the year trophy, has died. He was 80.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2013
  3. Luv Ya Blue's Culp ninth Oiler in Hall

    Paul Kuharsky

    Pro Football Hall of Fame senior inductee Curley Culp started off with Kansas City, but he made a huge impact with the Houston Oilers, too. The six-time Pro Bowler was named the NFL's defensive player of the year by the Newspaper Enterprise Associ...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  4. Matthew Stafford wins comeback award

    Kevin Seifert

    Another domino has fallen in what we figured would be a big night for NFC North accolades. A panel of Associated Press voters has named Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford its comeback player of the year. Two shoulder separations limited St...

    Blog | February 04, 2012
  5. NFL Awards -- Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers wins MVP in landsl...

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

    Story | Conversation | February 04, 2012
  6. Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison -- hit on Cleveland Browns' C...

    James Harrison hasn't heard from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker doesn't expect to either, though he might be the only one.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2011
  7. Pittsburgh Steelers' Troy Polamalu fined $10K for making sideline...

    Troy Polamalu has been hit for $10,000 for talking on a cell phone while in the bench area. Possession of cell phones in the bench area during a game is prohibited beginning 90 minutes before kickoff through the end of the game.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  8. Friends, family, teammates remember 'gentle giant' Lee Roy Selmon...

    Hall of Famer Lee Roy Selmon was remembered Friday as a ferocious football player whose gentleness and commitment to helping people off the field defined him as a man.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  9. Nebraska retires Ndamukong Suh's No. 93 jersey at halftime

    Detroit Lions rookie Ndamukong Suh had his No. 93 jersey retired during a halftime ceremony at the Colorado-Nebraska game.

    Story | Conversation | November 26, 2010
  10. BBAO: Is Woodson angling for new deal?

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson is the NFL's reigning Defensive Player of the Year. He'll turn 34 in October and has three years left on his contract. So is he angling for a new deal, especially in light...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  11. Mike Zimmer says he's 'tired of' Minnesota Vikings' distractions

    Ben Goessling

    The Vikings' 2-4 start has featured all manner of stressors for first-year coach Mike Zimmer, but few have led the coach to react as viscerally as he did after a 17-3 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2014
  12. Luther Elliss predicts Lions win in playoffs

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Luther Elliss is like the vast majority of talented Detroit Lions players throughout the years. As long as he played with the Lions, all of the individual accolades he had meant little when it came to team successes. This is w...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  13. Morning Roar: A good Lions installation

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- By the time the Detroit Lions rookies play in their first preseason game, head coach Jim Caldwell wants his first-year players to hear and see the implementation of the Lions' offense and defense seven times. Veterans didn't n...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  14. Larry Warford among 25 under 25

    Michael Rothstein

    He was a third-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions who won a starting job as a rookie last fall. Then, Larry Warford kept improving and improving, his consistency more that of a veteran than a first-year player. By the end of the season, there w...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  15. Five questions with: Brandon Carr

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- With the players entering the downtime of the offseason, we offer up a Five Questions segment. Today's subject is Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr. Carr signed with the Cowboys in 2012 with a five-year, $50 million deal. ...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  16. Morning Roar: Bring the noise, eventually

    Michael Rothstein

    The Lions, lying in wait for the new year... One of the things that went unused during spring drills for the Detroit Lions -- aside from players like Joique Bell and Ezekiel Ansah who didn't participate much -- was the application of any sort of d...

    Blog | June 20, 2014