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  1. Pettigrew stuck as a blocker this week?

    Tom Carpenter

    During the Detroit Lions' regular-season opener, O-linemen LaAdrian Waddle and Corey Hilliard got hurt, so Lions coaches reportedly considered using TE Brandon Pettigrew at right tackle. With Hilliard now out for the season and Waddle's status uncert...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  2. What can we expect from RB Stewart?

    Tom Carpenter

    If you started playing fantasy football during the past couple of seasons, you may not even know who Jonathan Stewart is. Injuries limited the running back to just 15 games over the past two years, a time frame during which he averaged less than 3.7 ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  3. Will ARI have Ellington, Palmer Sunday?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Arizona Cardinals are dealing with injuries to a pair of critically important players. RB Andre Ellington fought through his foot injury to play last week, but he was wearing a protective boot this week. QB Carson Palmer has been dealing with a n...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  4. 'Donkey Kong' quip motivating Suh?

    Tom Carpenter

    Earlier this week, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton decided he wasn't going to answer any questions about his contract situation or the rib injury that kept him out of Week 1. Instead, he recited a prepared comment. "My main focus right now is focu...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  5. Will Ziggy terrorize QBs in Year 2?

    Tom Carpenter

    As a rookie last season, Detroit Lions DE Ezekiel Ansah led all rookies and the Lions with 8.0 sacks in 14 games. Will last year's fifth overall pick make a significant jump in sacks during his second year? It sounds like he will be put in positio...

    Blog | September 06, 2014
  6. Will Giants handle Ford Field noise?

    Tom Carpenter

    Not only are the New York Giants attempting to figure their way around their new west-coast offense, but they are going to debut it in regular-season action on the road in the noisy conditions of Ford Field when they square off against the Detroit Li...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  7. Hernia surgery for Kyle Van Noy?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions drafted Kyle Van Noy in the second round of this year's draft with the hope that they could slide him in right away as their starting strong-side linebacker. Those plans could be on hold due to an abdominal injury that kept him from...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  8. Latest buzz on Leshoure's future

    Tom Carpenter

    Typically, when a running back sits no better than third or fourth on a team's depth chart, he isn't prone to getting a decent workload in practice or game action. That's not necessarily the case for Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure, who has Reggie Bu...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  9. Lombardi curtailing Stafford's INTs?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Saturday, when the Detroit Lions open up their exhibition schedule against the Cleveland Browns, we will get our first glimpse of how their offense will look under the direction of new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. Thus far, he is pleased wi...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  10. Manziel making legit push to start?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine dubbed Brian Hoyer the starter for their first exhibition game, versus the Detroit Lions, by no means can we assume that the veteran has already beaten out the rookie Johnny Manziel. "Brian Hoyer will s...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  11. Lions improving on-, off-field discipline?

    Tom Carpenter

    The biggest criticism of the Detroit Lions during Jim Schwartz' time as head coach was a lack of discipline on and off the field. That's something that new coach Jim Caldwell is addressing head on. Per John Katzenstein of the Detroit News, Caldwel...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  12. How will Lions RB corps flesh out?

    Tom Carpenter

    The knee injury that kept Joique Bell from practicing this summer should not impact his ability to work out with this teammates during training camp. "Bell has ... missed most of the offseason with a knee injury, though he told MLive.com that his ...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  13. Will Golden Tate top 70 catches in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions finally added a legitimate No. 2 option to work off of Calvin Johnson when they signed free-agent WR Golden Tate during the offseason. Tate, who caught 64 passes for 898 yards and 5 TDs last season with the Seahawks, said this of...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  14. Will Riddick fill Sproles role for Lions?

    Tom Carpenter

    Former New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles was a darling of fantasy football owners who play in point-per-reception leagues due to his ability to rack up tons of catches and yards out of the backfield. The Detroit Lions lured Joe Lombar...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  15. How will Lions use rookie TE Ebron?

    Tom Carpenter

    The biggest concerns for NFL teams that considered drafting tight end Eric Ebron were his propensity for dropping passes and questionable blocking skills in college. He's had ups and downs in that regard during his offseason workouts with the Detroit...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  16. What role will Lions LB Palmer have?

    Tom Carpenter

    The writing was on the wall for linebacker Ashlee Palmer as soon as the Detroit Lions traded up to draft linebacker Kyle Van Noy in the second round: the rookie is going to replace the veteran as a starter sooner than later. To his credit, Palmer ...

    Blog | June 19, 2014