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  Lions | FitzSimmons announces retirement    Wed Apr 14, 06:28 PM

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons has announced his retirement from professional football. FitzSimmons cited concussion problems for his retirement.

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  Lions | 11 will be unrestricted free agents     Tue Jan 5, 11:21 PM

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions QB Daunte Culpepper, LB Vinny Ciurciu, OT Damion Cook, TE Casey FitzSimmons, TE Will Heller, LB Larry Foote, CB Anthony Henry, CB William James, OT Jon Jansen, S Marquand Manuel and QB Patrick Ramsey will be unrestricted free agents this offseason.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons goes on IR    Tue Dec 15, 10:42 PM

Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (concussion) was placed on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 15, ending his 2009 season.

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  Lions | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 13, 12:10 PM

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Andre Fluellen, TE Casey FitzSimmons, OT Corey Hilliard, DL Dewayne White, CB Jahi Word-Daniels, FB Jerome Felton, QB Matthew Stafford, C Melvin Fowler inactive for Week 14.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons out for Week 14    Fri Dec 11, 05:39 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 11. He has been ruled out for Week 14.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons misses practice Thursday    Thu Dec 10, 04:56 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 10. He is considered doubtful for Week 14.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons misses practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 9, 04:42 PM

Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 9.

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  Lions | D. Williams, FitzSimmons used in slot    Mon Nov 9, 02:41 PM

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams and TE Casey FitzSimmons were used for slot-receiving duties in Week 9 after the team benched WR Dennis Northcutt. Williams had no catches and FitzSimmons had six for 42 yards.

Footballguys view: With Calvin Johnson blanket covered by the defense, Matthew Stafford had to look elsewhere and went to FitzSimmons and Brandon Pettigrew quite a bit on Sunday.

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  Lions | Three players probable for Week 8    Fri Oct 30, 05:05 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (ear), FS Ko Simpson (hamstring) and FB Terrelle Smith (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 30. They are listed as probable for Week 8 and are expected to play.

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  Lions | Three injured players practice Thursday    Thu Oct 29, 04:54 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (ear), FS Ko Simpson (hamstring) and FB Terrelle Smith (illness) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 29. FitzSimmons and Simpson will play in Week 8, while Smith should be available to play.

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  Lions | Five limited Wednesday    Wed Oct 28, 04:29 PM

Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (ear), DL Sammie Hill (ankle), DL Grady Jackson (knee), DL Turk McBride (head) and FS Ko Simpson (hamstring) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 28.

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  Lions | Three players questionable for Week 6    Fri Oct 16, 04:58 PM

Updating a previous report, Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions FB Jerome Felton (shoulder), TE Casey FitzSimmons (thigh) and RB Maurice Morris (hip) were limited during practice Friday, Oct. 16. They are listed as questionable for Week 6.

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  Lions | Three players limited Thursday    Thu Oct 15, 06:23 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions LB Jordon Dizon (foot), TE Casey FitzSimmons (thigh) and FB Jerome Felton (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 15. They are expected to play in Week 6.

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  Lions | Four injured players practicing Thursday    Thu Oct 15, 02:16 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions FS Ko Simpson (hamstring), FB Jerome Felton (shoulder) and TE Casey FitzSimmons (thigh) were participating during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Oct. 15.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons does not practice Wednesday    Wed Oct 14, 01:48 PM

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (thigh) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons suffers bruised thigh Week 5    Mon Oct 12, 01:21 AM

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (thigh) suffered a bruised thigh during the team's Week 5 game.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons practices in full Wednesday    Wed Sep 9, 06:51 PM

Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (knee) went through the full practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons injured Thursday    Thu Sep 3, 10:30 PM

CBSSports.com reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (knee) left the team's preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3, with a knee injury and is questionable to return.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons works with scout team Thursday    Fri Aug 21, 09:00 AM

Carlos Monarrez and Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (ankle) worked with the scout team Thursday, Aug. 20. It was his first team work since his ankle injury.

Footballguys view: The Lions are currently without first-round pick Brandon Pettigrew, so they need FitzSimmons to stay healthy.

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  Lions | Several not expected to play Saturday    Thu Aug 13, 01:04 PM

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (ankle), RB Maurice Morris (hamstring), WR John Standeford (hamstring), OT Lydon Murtha (undisclosed), CB Keith Smith (groin), FS Daniel Bullocks (knee) and WR Bryant Johnson (leg) are not expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 15.

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  Lions | Nine miss practice Sunday    Sun Aug 9, 07:00 PM

CBSSports.com reports Detroit Lions WR Bryant Johnson (leg), WR John Standeford (undisclosed), TE Casey FitzSimmons (ankle), TE Jake Nordin (undisclosed), OT Lydon Murtha (undisclosed), OG Kirk Barton (undisclosed), LB Jordon Dizon (undisclosed), CB Keith Smith (groin) and S Louis Delmas (knee) missed the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 9.

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  Lions | Several players miss morning practice Friday    Fri Aug 7, 03:04 PM

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (ankle), WR Bryant Johnson (leg), CB Keith Smith (groin), OT Lydon Murtha (undisclosed), WR Dennis Northcutt (undisclosed), TE Jake Nordin (undisclosed), RB Maurice Morris (undisclosed), LB Jordon Dizon (undisclosed), FS Daniel Bullocks (undisclosed), and WR John Standeford (undisclosed) did not participate in morning practice Friday, Aug. 7.

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Keith Smith player page
Daniel Bullocks player page
Jake Nordin player page
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  Lions | FitzSimmons, B. Johnson miss practice Thursday    Thu Aug 6, 03:34 PM

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (ankle) and WR Bryant Johnson (lacerations) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 6. Both are not expected to return for another week or two.

Footballguys view: Don't assume Bryant Johnson will beat out Dennis Northcutt for the #2 job when he returns, and be safe when you're driving a golf cart.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons may miss a week    Thu Aug 6, 12:51 AM

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (ankle, knee) may miss a week or more because of ankle and knee injuries. Head coach Jim Schwartz said FitzSimmons does not have a high ankle sprain, 'but it has some components (of one).'

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  Lions | FitzSimmons may miss a week    Thu Aug 6, 12:51 AM

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons (ankle, knee) may miss a week or more because of ankle and knee injuries. Head coach Jim Schwartz said FitzSimmons does not have a high ankle sprain, "but it has some components (of one)."

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  Lions | Pettigrew, FitzSimmons expected to return soon    Tue Aug 4, 03:54 PM

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (thigh) and TE Casey FitzSimmons (knee, ankle) are expected to return to practice soon. Head coach Jim Schwartz said FitzSimmons does not have a severe high ankle sprain.

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  Lions | Four held out of practice Monday    Mon Aug 3, 02:08 PM

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (thigh), TE Casey FitzSimmons (ankle, knee), CB Keith Smith (leg) and Eric King (foot) were held out of the morning session Monday, Aug. 3.

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  Lions | FitzSimmons likely will win roster spot    Fri Jul 17, 12:14 PM

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons will have to compete for a roster spot during training camp but likely will win a roster spot. He probably would not see much playing time because the team likely will use TEs Brandon Pettigrew and Will Heller in two tight end formations.

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  Lions | Gronkowski, FitzSimmons likely to compete for No. 3 job    Tue Jun 23, 06:50 PM

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions TE Dan Gronkowski and TE Casey FitzSimmons likely will be competing for the third tight end job during training camp.

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