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  1. Lions sit a lot of starters against Bills

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions announced their inactive players for the preseason finale against Buffalo Thursday night, and most of the veteran starters won't play for the Lions, according to the team. Quarterback Matthew Stafford, running back Reggie Bush, w...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. Morning Roar: George Johnson impressing

    Michael Rothstein

    He first showed up in April as almost a veteran afterthought on the defensive line. He had not been much of a contributor yet in the NFL out of Rutgers, the Detroit Lions had signed another defensive end earlier in free agency and also would end up d...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  3. Detroit Lions release veteran CB Drayton Florence

    Michael Rothstein

    Less than two weeks ago, Drayton Florence came to the Detroit Lions confident he would be playing in the NFL again this season.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2014
  4. Lions rely on veteran Mathis at corner

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- When Rashean Mathis signed with the Detroit Lions last season, he was looking for a job and a way to extend a career he believed had been cut somewhat short in Jacksonville, the only place he had played in the NFL. When he arr...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  5. Detroit Lions sign Drayton Florence to add secondary depth

    Michael Rothstein

    The Lions signed veteran cornerback Drayton Florence, who started five games for Carolina last season, to help add to the team's secondary depth.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Jonathan Baldwin joins Detroit Lions

    Michael Rothstein

    The Lions claimed former first round pick Jon Baldwin, who was cut by San Francisco on Sunday, his agent confirmed to ESPN.com. This will be Baldwin's third team since being drafted with the No. 26 pick in the 2011 draft by Kansas City.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  8. Morning Roar: A good Lions installation

    Michael Rothstein

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- By the time the Detroit Lions rookies play in their first preseason game, head coach Jim Caldwell wants his first-year players to hear and see the implementation of the Lions' offense and defense seven times. Veterans didn't n...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  9. Detroit Lions Mailbag: Camp is starting

    Michael Rothstein

    Soon enough, there will be answers to all the speculation and wondering. The Detroit Lions' veterans will report to training camp Sunday and practice Monday, starting to give shape to what the team will look like in the fall. With that comes the r...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  10. Bears sign Gandy, waive Merrell

    Michael C. Wright

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears signed guard/center Dylan Gandy to a one year contract on Friday and waived defensive end Jamil Merrell. Terms of Gandy's deal weren't disclosed. An eight-year veteran, Gandy (6-foot-3, 295 pounds) has pla...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  11. Larry Warford among 25 under 25

    Michael Rothstein

    He was a third-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions who won a starting job as a rookie last fall. Then, Larry Warford kept improving and improving, his consistency more that of a veteran than a first-year player. By the end of the season, there w...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  12. Morning Roar: Welcome back

    Michael Rothstein

    The Lions, lying in wait for the new year... The offseason is over and training camp is almost here. While many teams will begin training camp this week, the Detroit Lions will have their rookies report Tuesday with the veterans showing up on Sund...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  13. Detroit Lions sign Garrett Reynolds

    Michael Rothstein

    The Detroit Lions are still trying to bolster their offensive line. The team signed veteran guard Garrett Reynolds on Thursday, according to his agent. Reynolds adds to an interior line group that has starters Rob Sims, Larry Warford and Dominic R...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  14. Something to prove: Jerome Felton

    Ben Goessling

    In the last few weeks before the Minnesota Vikings begin training camp, we're going to take a look at a number of players on their roster with something to prove this season, excluding rookies. We will focus primarily on veterans or players being ask...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  15. 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
  16. NFL Nation: 4 Downs -- NFC North

    ESPN.com staff

    The NFC North features a mix of veteran quarterbacks and a rookie in Minnesota who might be in line for significant playing time this season. Will Teddy Bridgewater put up the most impressive numbers among rookie quarterbacks? Will Matthew Staf...

    Blog | June 19, 2014