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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Slay ready to replace Houston?

    Tom Carpenter

    Last week, I took a look at the possibility of Darius Slay starting at cornerback for the Detroit Lions. On Friday, the Lions appeared to confirm that he will start, because they cut Chris Houston, who remains hampered by a nagging toe injury. Sla...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  11. Dri Acher = mini-Jamaal Charles?

    Tom Carpenter

    After several years of trying to piece together a quality backfield, the Pittsburgh Steelers now have a fair amount of raw talent in Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount and rookie Dri Archer. Bell should lead the way, with Blount a helpful No. 2, but how...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  12. Lions' Riddick primed for breakout?

    Tom Carpenter

    New Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is expected to install his version of the New Orleans Saints offense, which uses multiple running backs, often as pass-catchers out of the backfield. To wit, since Sean Payton took over as Saints h...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  13. Who is Lions' return man?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have a pair of impact punt-returners in Jeremy Ross and Golden Tate. Pro Football Focus ranked Tate No. 1 and Ross No. 3 in punt returns last season. Tate was with the Seattle Seahawks then, so who will get the nod on returning punt...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  14. Sims getting healthy for contract year?

    Tom Carpenter

    It turns out that the reason why veteran Detroit Lions guard Rob Sims has been limited this offseason is that he underwent offseason surgery, presumably on the shoulder that has bothered him the past couple of seasons, according to Chris McCosky of t...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  15. When will Joique be healthy again?

    Tom Carpenter

    RB Joique Bell battled through knee tendinitis last season, and the joint is keeping him from taking part in OTAs this offseason. Per Kyle Meinke of MLive.com, Bell wouldn't confirm that he had surgery on the joint, though he did say it's unlikely he...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  16. Who will start at CB for Lions?

    Tom Carpenter

    Despite an obvious need at cornerback, the Detroit Lions didn't take one in the draft until the fourth round, when they selected Nevin Lawson. The position remains understocked, especially since Chris Houston's availability for training camp remain u...

    Blog | May 23, 2014