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  1. Will Lions trade up in first round?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions' top needs arguably are at wide receiver and safety. Early on this offseason, we saw wideouts Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans connected to the Lions in the first round of mock drafts. However, their draft stocks have increased to the p...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Will Lions draft a kicker?

    Tom Carpenter

    Throughout Jason Hanson's 21-year tenure with the Detroit Lions, fans of the team knew they could count on having quality kicking as much as they could count on not winning playoff games. He retired after the 2012 campaign and the Lions weren't satis...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. Who is in the mix for Clinton-Dix?

    Tom Carpenter

    Having already met with the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans, Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix spent time with another team that may show interest in drafting him next month. "The Ravens recently held a pre-draft meeting with Alabama junior free...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  4. Lions targeting a 'flamethrower'?

    Tom Carpenter

    Among the changes we'll see from the Detroit Lions during the 2014 campaign will be a new-look defense. "The Lions will continue to run a 4-3 defense under [Jim] Caldwell and new aggressive defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, but there will be som...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  5. Latest buzz on D-Jax free agency

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: It appears there are a couple of dark-horse teams in the mix for DeSean Jackson's services. "I'm told that two teams not identified publicly as having interest in DeSean Jackson are in deep negotiations with the former Eagles WR," tweeted ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  6. Who will back up Stafford in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    QB Matthew Stafford missed 19 games during his first two NFL campaigns, but ever since he underwent shoulder surgery, the Detroit Lions quarterback has completed three consecutive 16-game slates. During the past four seasons, the Lions have had ve...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  7. Potential landing spots for Sanchez

    Tom Carpenter

    Now that the New York Jets have officially released QB Mark Sanchez, he can sign with any team he chooses. Despite his ups and downs as a starting quarterback, Sanchez should draw a fair amount of interest; not as a starter, but as someone who has th...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  8. How will Lions split backfield touches?

    Tom Carpenter

    The current expectation is that new Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will bring his version of the New Orleans Saints offense to the Motor City in 2014, which would include regular use of two running backs in the backfield. "You're...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  9. Clinton-Dix a good fit for Lions at No. 10?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Monday, the Detroit Lions hosted Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who could be a target for them with the 10th overall pick in May's draft. Clinton-Dix said after meeting with the team that he is worthy of being a top-10 pick. "I watched Mark ...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Latest buzz on Emmanuel Sanders

    Tom Carpenter

    Prior to the opening of the free-agent market, we heard buzz connecting the Detroit Lions and New York Jets to free-agent WR Emmanuel Sanders. Now that the Lions inked Golden Tate and the Jets inked Eric Decker, it's unclear exactly how much, if any,...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Will Lions retain Joique Bell?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: The Detroit Lions have locked up Joique Bell to a two-year, $7 million contract extension with $4.3 million guaranteed, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. --- Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said a couple of weeks ago th...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  15. Who is courting Emmanuel Sanders?

    Tom Carpenter

    All signs have pointed to the Pittsburgh Steelers losing wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders via free agency, and teams are lining up to sign him. We've already heard buzz that the Detroit Lions and New York Jets are interested in Sanders, and now another...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  16. Good hands key to Lions' WR plans?

    Tom Carpenter

    Over the past four NFL campaigns, no team has dropped balls at a higher rate than the Detroit Lions. During that stretch, their pass-catchers have dropped 6.1 percent of the throws targeted for them. The New York Giants and St. Louis Rams are tied fo...

    Blog | March 06, 2014