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  Lions | More on Damon Harrison's deal    Thu Aug 22, 11:08 AM

Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions DT Damon Harrison received an extra $2.25 million this year with $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses. In exchange, the team added a year on the deal worth $9 million in non-guaranteed money in 2021.

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  Lions | Damon Harrison receives extension    Wed Aug 21, 07:13 PM

Detroit Lions DT Damon Harrison signed a one-year contract extension with the Lions Wednesday, Aug. 21, worth $11 million, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Harrison had expressed some displeasure about his contract in the offseason, but didn't make waves. He was rewarded in a gesture that other top performers on the team may ask them to re-enact for them in the future. Arizona draws Snacks and this strong defensive line Week 1.

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  Lions | Jordan Lasley signs with Detroit    Wed Aug 21, 02:43 AM

The Detroit Lions signed free-agent WR Jordan Lasley (Raiders) Tuesday, Aug. 20. In a corresponding move, RB Justin Stockton was released.

Footballguys view: Lasley hasn't been good enough to stick with the Raiders or Ravens, but he is promising enough to get signed right away by the wide receiver poor Lions. Normally we'd say after getting cut twice this summer, he is a long shot to make the team, but the Lions woes at his position give him a larger opening to make the team.

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  Lions | Dontrelle Inman to meet with DET    Mon Aug 19, 02:04 PM

Free-agent WR Dontrelle Inman is slated to meet with the Detroit Lions, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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  Lions | Marvin Jones, Mike Daniels return    Mon Aug 19, 01:33 PM

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) and DL Mike Daniels (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19.

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  Lions | Damon Harrison activated    Thu Aug 15, 10:03 AM

Detroit Lions DT Damon Harrison (undisclosed) was activated from the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, Aug. 15.

Footballguys view: Harrison comes back to a defensive line that added Trey Flowers and Mike Daniels since the last time he played, making them one of the better defensive lines in the NFC.

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  Lions | Jamar Summers finds home with Detroit    Mon Aug 12, 02:24 PM

Free-agent CB Jamar Summers (Dolphins) signed an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions on Monday, Aug. 12. CB Marcus Cooper was released to make room for him on the roster.

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  Lions | Detroit adds Deontez Alexander    Sun Aug 11, 05:35 PM

Free-agent WR Deontez Alexander (Lions) signed with the Detroit Lions Sunday, Aug. 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived/injured LB Tre Lamar (undisclosed).

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford getting rest    Sun Aug 11, 02:17 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford on Sunday, Aug. 11, received a second straight day rest day from practice to keep his arm fresh.

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  Lions | Chris Lacy works with top unit    Sat Aug 10, 11:06 PM

Detroit Lions WR Chris Lacy worked with the first-team offense during practice Saturday, Aug. 10.

Footballguys view: Jermaine Kearse's injury has opened up opportunity for Lacy, who has a real chance to make the team as the top backup at outside receiver if they don't acquire anyone in a trade or sign a veteran free agent like Michael Crabtree.

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  Lions | Josh Johnson to be backup QB?    Sat Aug 10, 11:00 PM

Detroit Lions QB Josh Johnson worked with the second-team offense in his first practice with the team Saturday, Aug 10, but Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press expects Johnson to overtake QB David Fales for the backup quarterback spot.

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  Lions | Concussion for Tom Savage     Sat Aug 10, 09:54 PM

Detroit Lions QB Tom Savage (concussion) has been diagnosed with a concussion, head coach Matt Patricia said Saturday, Aug. 10.

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  Lions | Tarvarus McFadden cut from IR    Sat Aug 10, 01:08 PM

Detroit Lions CB Tarvarus McFadden (undisclosed) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Aug. 10.

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  Lions | Josh Johnson, Justin Stockton signed    Sat Aug 10, 01:04 PM

Free-agent QB Josh Johnson (Redskins) and RB Justin Stockton (Lions) signed with the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 10. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also placed WR Jermaine Kearse (leg) and DT Darius Kilgo (undisclosed) on the Reserve/Injured list.

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  Lions | Trey Flowers activated from PUP list    Sat Aug 10, 11:07 AM

The Detroit Lions activated DE Trey Flowers (shoulder) from the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Aug. 10.

Footballguys view: Flowers was the big ticket free agent for the Lions, reunited with his defensive coordinator in New England, Detroit head coach Matt Patricia. Along with Mike Daniels, he should provide the pass rush punch the defense lacked.

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  Lions | Detroit to sign Josh Johnson    Sat Aug 10, 10:56 AM

Free-agent QB Josh Johnson (Redskins) is expected to sign with the Detroit Lions following a workout Saturday, Aug. 10, according to a source.

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  Lions | Jermaine Kearse could miss 2019 season    Sat Aug 10, 08:05 AM

Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions WR Jermaine Kearse (leg) could miss the 2019 season due to a broken left leg and additional injuries suffered to his ankle during the preseason game against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Lions | Tom Savage injured in preseason opener    Fri Aug 9, 09:25 PM

Detroit Lions QB Tom Savage (head) suffered a head injury in a 31-3 preseason loss to the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Lions | Detroit hosting Landry Jones    Fri Aug 9, 09:22 PM

Free-agent QB Landry Jones (Raiders) will work out for the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 10, according to sources.

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  Lions | Josh Johnson visiting Detroit    Fri Aug 9, 09:21 PM

Free-agent QB Josh Johnson (Redskins) will work out for the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 10, according to sources.

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  Lions | David Fales caves under pressure    Fri Aug 9, 10:46 AM

Detroit Lions QB David Fales was 5-for-14 for 62 yards and one interception in the first preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8. Fales was sacked six times.

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  Lions | Spot opens for DET WRs    Fri Aug 9, 10:42 AM

Detroit Lions WRs Andy Jones and Chris Lacy will be battling for the fourth receiver spot after WR Jermaine Kearse (leg) was lost due to a broken leg.

Footballguys view: The Lions could also look to a veteran free agent like Michael Crabtree or pick someone up at final cuts. Marvin Jones injury history suggests that they may need to use their #4 receiver more than they plan.

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  Lions | Tyrell Crosby has concussion    Fri Aug 9, 12:14 AM

Detroit Lions OT Tyrell Crosby (concussion) suffered a concussion during the preseason game against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Lions | Zach Zenner being checked out    Thu Aug 8, 09:33 PM

Detroit Lions RB Zach Zenner (undisclosed) was taken to the medical tent by trainers during the preseason game against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Lions | Broken leg for Jermaine Kearse    Thu Aug 8, 08:27 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions WR Jermaine Kearse (leg) suffered a broken leg during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, according to a source. He also suffered injuries to his ankle.

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  Lions | Jermaine Kearse carted off    Thu Aug 8, 07:48 PM

Detroit Lions WR Jermaine Kearse (leg) was carted off the field after suffering a left leg injury during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8. The doctors were putting an air cast on Kearse's leg.

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  Lions | Tommylee Lewis activated    Tue Aug 6, 10:12 PM

Detroit Lions WR Tommylee Lewis (undisclosed) was activated from the Active/Physcially Unable to Perform list Tuesday, Aug. 8.

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  Lions | Tarvarus McFadden waived/injured    Tue Aug 6, 10:04 PM

Detroit Lions CB Tarvarus McFadden (undisclosed) was waived/injured Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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  Lions | Brandon Powell injured    Tue Aug 6, 10:00 PM

Detroit Lions WR Brandon Powell (knee) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 6, after suffering an apparent knee injury.

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  Lions | Johnathan Alston signs with DET    Tue Aug 6, 08:58 PM

Free-agent CB Johnathan Alston signed with the Detroit Lions Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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  Lions | Joe Dahl lands two-year extension    Tue Aug 6, 05:19 PM

Detroit Lions OG Joe Dahl agreed to terms on a two-year extension with the team Tuesday, Aug. 6, that will keep him under contract through the end of the 2021 season. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Lions | T.J. Hockenson a first-team fixture    Tue Aug 6, 03:46 PM

Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson has been a constant on the first-team offense since he arrived for the offseason training program, and little has changed in that regard through the first couple weeks of training camp as well, according to Tim Twentyman of the team's website.

Footballguys view: Hockenson is an exciting rookie tight end who can dominate as a blocker and thrive as a receiver in the seam. He's going to be the main man at the tight end position for the Lions with free agent addition Jesse James getting some work here and there. Hockenson has a current ADP of TE12 (11.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Lions | Darius Slay ready for action    Fri Aug 2, 04:28 PM

Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay was activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, Aug. 2.

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  Lions | Detroit signs Fredrick Jones    Wed Jul 31, 02:45 AM

The Detroit Lions signed free-agent DT Fredrick Jones (Jets) on Tuesday, July 30.

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  Lions | Brandon Reilly done in Detroit    Tue Jul 30, 11:55 PM

Detroit Lions WR Brandon Reilly was waived Tuesday, July 30.

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  Lions | A'Shawn Robinson returns    Tue Jul 30, 09:34 AM

Detroit Lions DT A'Shawn Robinson (personal) returned to practice for the first time Tuesday, July 30, after dealing with a personal issue.

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  Lions | Kevin Strong impresses    Mon Jul 29, 08:37 AM

Detroit Lions undrafted rookie DE Kevin Strong made the most of his opportunity in practice Sunday, July 28. Strong tore through the first-team offensive line with a nice blitz during one 11-on-11 period, but where he really excelled was in one-on-one pass-rush drills. While the Lions' offensive line dominated the drill overall, Strong was the best of the defensive linemen.

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  Lions | Theo Riddick released    Sat Jul 27, 09:42 AM

The Detroit Lions released RB Theo Riddick Saturday, July 27. The move frees up $3.66 million in salary cap space and leaves $962,500 in dead cap.

Footballguys view: The writing had been on the wall for some time. The Lions move on from their pass-catching back and that's a good sign for starter Kerryon Johnson. He's a more than capable receiver and should be in for an even larger role with Riddick elsewhere. Riddick is a seasoned veteran and should find a new team quickly.

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  Lions | T.J. Hockenson shines in red zone    Fri Jul 26, 10:52 PM

Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson has been making tough catches in the red zone since training camp began, according to Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com.

Footballguys view: That's what Hockenson did in college and it sounds like he's doing that early in training camp. We'd be even more excited about Hockenson had it not been for Jesse James being on the roster as well. Watch during training camp and the preseason to see how the team splits reps at the tight end position. Hockenson is more talented and should emerge as the top TE eventually.

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  Lions | Two linebackers dealing with injuries    Fri Jul 26, 06:12 PM

Detroit Lions LB Devon Kennard (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, July 26, because of an undisclosed injury. LB Christian Jones (undisclosed) also left practice early because of an injury.

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  Lions | Detroit finalizing deal with Mike Daniels    Fri Jul 26, 04:27 PM

Free-agent DT Mike Daniels (Packers) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions on Friday, July 26.

Footballguys view: Adding Mike Daniels and Trey Flowers in the same offseason is a great thing for Matt Patricia's defense. Staying within the division will give Daniels a shot at revenge games. His IDP value is intact.

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  Lions | New role for Isaac Nauta?    Thu Jul 25, 10:54 PM

Detroit Lions TE Isaac Nauta is expected to fill the H-back role this season, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Nauta was lost in the shuffle in the Georgia passing game with so many NFL-bound wide receivers on the field, but he can develop as a third tight end in an offense that will use a lot of multi-tight end sets.

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  Lions | Marvin Jones practicing Thursday    Thu Jul 25, 09:37 PM

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones (knee) returned to practice Thursday, July 25.

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  Lions | Kenny Golladay back in the fold    Thu Jul 25, 09:32 PM

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (chest) returned to practice Thursday, July 25.

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  Lions | Three Lions to NFI    Thu Jul 25, 10:49 AM

Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay (undisclosed), DT Damon Harrison (undisclosed) and DT Darius Kilgo (undisclosed) were placed on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 25.

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  Lions | No set limits for Kerryon Johnson    Wed Jul 24, 10:36 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson has the potential to be the workhorse in 2019, but after missing six games due to a knee injury in 2018, and his head coach's belief in a by-committee approach, he might have his workload managed early on. 'Nobody's setting a number, a ceiling, a floor or anything of who's going to get what touches and all that,' running backs coach Kyle Caskey said Wednesday, July 24. 'It's all about getting the running game going and then setting up all the other stuff for us. But whoever the best running back is that comes out of this thing will be getting the touches, whoever's hot will be getting the touches.'

Footballguys view: Johnson is the kind of runner that gets stronger as the game goes on, and he has the skillset to never leave the field. If Theo Riddick doesn't make the team, Johnson has top 6-8 running back upside, and maybe even if Riddick does.

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  Lions | Tommylee Lewis placed on PUP    Wed Jul 24, 02:39 AM

Detroit Lions WR Tommylee Lewis (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform List on Tuesday, July 23.

Footballguys view: No word on the injury for Lewis here. The veteran should serve as WR depth for the Lions, but he will primarily contribute on special teams in 2019.

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  Lions | Ricky-Jean Francois pays FA visit    Tue Jul 23, 06:10 PM

Free-agent DL Ricky-Jean Francois (Lions) visited the Detroit Lions Tuesday, July 23. Francois played all 16 games for the team in 2018.

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  Lions | Detroit signs Austin Traylor    Mon Jul 22, 08:54 PM

Free-agent TE Austin Traylor (AAF) signed with the Detroit Lions Monday, July 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Traylor spent some time with the Broncos and is mostly known for his size and blocking ability. The Lions are stacked at the position with Jesse James and rookie first-round pick T.J. Hockenson at the top of the depth chart. Traylor will be hard pressed to make the 53-man roster.

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  Lions | Detroit makes several moves    Mon Jul 22, 12:46 PM

Detroit Lions DT John Atkins (undisclosed), DT PJ Johnson (undisclosed), DE Austin Bryant (undisclosed) and OT Ryan Pope (undisclosed) were taken off of the Active/Non-football injury list Monday, July 22. WR Chris Lacy (undisclosed) was removed from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list, and LB Steve Longa (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

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