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  1. Lions eyeing Baylor's Petty as backup QB?

    Tom Carpenter

    Ever since Matthew Stafford had his shoulder surgically repaired in 2010, he hasn't missed a game, so his backup has been glued to the bench. Still, the Detroit Lions want to be prepared in case Stafford is felled by an injury, and with backups Da...

    Blog | January 24, 2015
  2. Latest buzz on Broncos' HC search

    Tom Carpenter

    Although Wikipedia may already have pegged the Denver Broncos' next head coach, the truth is that they are just getting into the heart of their search to find John Fox's replacement. Things are heating up, though, as several candidates are in the ...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  3. Rugby star still in Lions' sights?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions haven't been shy in recent years about looking outside of the box for football talent. They kicked the tires on Kickalicious (kicker Havard Rugland) and US rugby player Carlin Isles, though neither ended up joining the team. The ...

    Blog | January 10, 2015
  4. Potential offseason Lions roster cuts

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions had one of the top defenses in the NFL this season. Maintaining that elite unit will begin with their attempts to keep Ndamukong Suh under contract without trashing their salary cap in the process. The Lions may clear some cap sp...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  5. 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
  6. Ryan tops list of Falcons HC targets

    Tom Carpenter

    Compared to some other teams that are searching for a new head coach, the Atlanta Falcons have a relatively short list of candidates. Here is a look at the candidates known to be in the mix to replace former head coach Mike Smith: Rex Ryan: Th...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  7. Latest buzz on Bills HC candidates

    Tom Carpenter

    It appears that the Buffalo Bills plan to leave no stone unturned during the search for their next head coach, following Doug Marrone's decision last week to opt out of his contract with the team. As of Thursday morning, more than a dozen men have be...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  8. Checking in on 49ers HC candidates

    Tom Carpenter

    It's been a week and a half since coach Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers mutually parted ways. Thus far, the franchise has been connected to nearly a dozen potential replacement candidates. Here are the 11 coaches who have been tied to the...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  9. Myriad suitors lining up to pay Suh?

    Tom Carpenter

    Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has one more year remaining on his contract with the Detroit Lions, but he is expected to invoke an option to get out of the deal and test the free-agent market during the offseason. Predictably, he is expected to g...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  10. Will Bush be back with Lions in '15?

    Tom Carpenter

    2013 may have been Reggie Bush's best season in the NFL, as he piled up a career-high 1,512 combined yards to go with seven combined touchdowns in 14 games. But 2014 was one of his worst, as he missed five games and totaled only 550 yards and two tou...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  11. Will Falcons GM be pushed out?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Atlanta Falcons are interviewing New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels this weekend for their head-coaching opening. Whether he takes that job could impact the tenures of Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff and assista...

    Blog | January 04, 2015
  12. Candidates for Bills HC vacancy

    Tom Carpenter

    Doug Marrone made the bold move this week of opting out of his contract with the Buffalo Bills. That means the Bills have somewhat unexpectedly entered the market for a new head coach. Here are the names that have been connected to the Bills thus ...

    Blog | January 02, 2015
  13. Candidates for Falcons HC vacancy

    Tom Carpenter

    As expected, the Atlanta Falcons cut ties with Mike Smith, who had been their head coach for the past seven seasons. Their next coach will inherit quality skill players on offense and one of the worst defenses in the league. Who are the Falcons ta...

    Blog | December 30, 2014
  14. Will Sims return to Lions next year?

    Tom Carpenter

    Veteran guard Rob Sims got off to a slow start this season after undergoing knee surgery during the offseason. However, his on-field play has picked up in recent weeks, and the free-agent-to-be hopes to be back with the Detroit Lions next season. ...

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  15. Ebron developing his blocking skills?

    Tom Carpenter

    With former New Orleans Saints QBs coach Joe Lombardi bringing his version of the Saints offense to the Detroit Lions as their offensive coordinator in 2014, they selected tight end Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the draft. The expectation ...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  16. Rugby star considering DET, SD?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions were among the teams showing interest in Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne a few months ago and things have heated up in recent weeks between the two sides. However, Hayne had been working out in California, and the San Diego Charg...

    Blog | December 22, 2014