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  1. Will Lions re-sign Rob Sims?

    Tom Carpenter

    Guard Rob Sims has spent the past five seasons with the Detroit Lions, but the club has been relatively quiet this offseason in discussing whether he will re-sign with the team as an unrestricted free agent. However, general manager Martin Mayhew ...

    Blog | February 27, 2015
  2. 49ers still in mix for rugby star Hayne?

    Tom Carpenter

    There was a report earlier this week that Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne intends to sign with the Detroit Lions after meeting with them, the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. However, it appears that the Niners still remain in the mix ...

    Blog | February 26, 2015
  3. What position will Reiff play in 2015?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions didn't get the level of play they had hoped to see from their O-line last season, so they surely will aim to upgrade the group during the offseason. Depending how they flesh out the O-line, Riley Reiff could get moved out of the ...

    Blog | February 21, 2015
  4. Checking in on Detroit Lions backfield

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have a trio of intriguing running backs in Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Theo Riddick, but the future of Bush with the team is uncertain. That's because he has been prone to injury the past couple of seasons, turns 30 in a few wee...

    Blog | February 12, 2015
  5. Has Matthew Stafford plateaued as a QB?

    Tom Carpenter

    During his first season in offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's system, Matthew Stafford had some ups and downs. While he led the Detroit Lions to the playoffs and completed 60 percent of his passes for only the second time in his career, he managed ...

    Blog | February 10, 2015
  6. Expectations for Lions TE corps

    Tom Carpenter

    As a rookie in 2013, Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria opened a lot of eyes as a red-zone specialist, turning seven of his 18 receptions into touchdowns. His production waned in 2014, tough. He missed nine games due to injuries and managed just s...

    Blog | February 05, 2015
  7. Replay review of pass interference in '15?

    Tom Carpenter

    While the Detroit Lions are preparing for offseason roster decisions -- especially how they will handle Ndamukong Suh's contract -- they also are focused on improving the NFL's instant replay system. Still stinging from the pass-interference flag ...

    Blog | January 30, 2015
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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