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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Did Suh really try to 'pull an Eli'?

    Tom Carpenter

    Detroit sports radio was abuzz Wednesday after Ndamukong Suh seemingly suggested that he could have maneuvered his way around the Detroit Lions during the 2010 draft. "I think I said this from the very, very first day I got drafted," Suh said. "I'...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  13. Lions DBs to aim for turnovers?

    Tom Carpenter

    Despite obvious needs in their secondary, the Detroit Lions didn't draft a defensive back until Round 4, when they selected Utah State's Nevin Lawson. They may not have upgraded the talent level a lot, but their new defensive coordinator, Teryl Austi...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  14. Can Lions cure Ebron's drop rate?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions drafted a very talented tight end in Eric Ebron at No. 10 last week. Although they had (and still have) far greater needs in their secondary, the move made sense because they got the move tight end that coach Jim Caldwell and offens...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Which cities want to host the draft?

    Tom Carpenter

    If the NFL decides to move the location of the draft in 2015 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, there are many cities that would be interested in hosting it. "Tired of continued waffling from Radio City Music Hall, an NFL source told The...

    Blog | May 08, 2014