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  1. Checking in on Lions TE corps

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions picked up a win Sunday against the Miami Dolphins despite playing without Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria, their top pass-catching tight ends. Brandon Pettigrew toughed it out and played through an injured foot. Will the Lions have ...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  2. Lions to be missing entire TE corps?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions appear to be holding out hope that WR Calvin Johnson and RB Reggie Bush will be able to play through their respective injuries on Sunday in London. The availability of basically their entire TE corps is up on the air, too. "Lions...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  3. How will Lions replace Eric Ebron?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions used an early first-round pick to draft TE Eric Ebron and had been increasing his workload in recent weeks, as the number of plays in which he took part rose each week from 23 in Week 3 to 47 last weekend. However, he sustained a ha...

    Blog | October 18, 2014
  4. How will Lions address RT problems?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have played their past two games without starting right tackle LaAdrian Waddle. He is expected to practice on Wednesday, though it's not clear to what extent. Will he be able to return to action when the Lions take on the New Yor...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. How will Lions use Ebron in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    Even though they had obvious needs in their secondary, the Detroit Lions went with a "rich get richer" approach by further stocking their offensive weaponry when they selected TE Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick. What can we expect from him as a...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  8. Lions, Bills interested in TE Ebron?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: As noted below, top tight end prospect Eric Ebron believes the Lions are interested in drafting him. However, later on Monday, he added a second team to the mix. "That was one of the teams," Ebron told Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt on Sirius ...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  9. Pettigrew's role in Lombardi's offense

    Tom Carpenter

    Tight end Brandon Pettigrew tested free agency but decided to return to the Detroit Lions on a four-year deal. Per Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, Pettigrew said he is looking forward to a bigger role in the Lions offense this season. "I think ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  10. Will Lions draft WR after signing Tate?

    Tom Carpenter

    We know that one of the primary plans for the Detroit Lions this offseason is to upgrade their receiving corps. To that end, they re-signed TE Brandon Pettigrew Friday after inking WR Golden Tate on Wednesday. Will they stop there? ESPN NFL Inside...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  11. Lions targeting Golden Tate?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions are looking for help at wide receiver this offseason, and it appears that they are targeting Seattle Seahawks free agent Golden Tate. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport tweeted Tuesday afternoon that he hears the "Lions have interest" in Tat...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  12. Lions to let Pettigrew test market?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have only about $11 million left in salary-cap space, so it's no surprise that they opted against using the franchise tag on Brandon Pettigrew. They still are interested in keep him, though, but only for the right price. "The Det...

    Blog | March 04, 2014
  13. Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Isaac Redman among best bets for first ...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter offers up the best players to pick up for the first weekend of the playoffs for Gridiron Playoff Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2012
  14. Tim Tebow, Michael Bush and Felix Jones among best bets for Week ...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 15 in the Gridiron Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  15. Philip Rivers, Andre Johnson among best bets for Week 12 of Gridi...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 12 in the Gridiron Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  16. Tony Romo, Arian Foster, Dwayne Bowe among best values for Week 7...

    Tom Carpenter

    Tom Carpenter provides his top picks for Week 7 in the Gridiron Challenge game.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2011