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  Lions | Kerryon Johnson a workhorse?    Fri Apr 3, 11:31 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson averaged 20.3 touches and 87.5 yards from scrimmage over the first four games in 2019.

Footballguys view: He'd be a workhorse if he could maintain that level of workload over a full 16-game season. In two seasons with the Lions, Johnson has only played in 18 games. Last year, Johnson only appeared in eight games and ran for a paltry 3.6 yards per carry. It's a make-or-break season for Johnson in 2020.

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  Lions | Darryl Roberts inks with Detroit    Thu Apr 2, 01:09 PM

Free-agent CB Darryl Roberts (Jets) signed a one-year deal Thursday, April 2, with the Detroit Lions. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Detroit signs Elijah Lee     Wed Apr 1, 06:07 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Elijah Lee (49ers) officially signed with the Detroit Lions Wednesday, April 1. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Geremy Davis' deal official    Mon Mar 30, 05:41 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Geremy Davis (Chargers) officially signed with the Detroit Lions Monday, March 30. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: A sixth-round pick of the Giants in 2015, Davis is a reserve receiver and special teams player. The Lions won't be targeting him much on offense.

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  Lions | Marvin Jones sets big goal    Mon Mar 30, 02:28 PM

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones said he wants to catch at least 15 touchdowns this upcoming season.

Footballguys view: Jones caught 10 touchdowns once in his career back in 2013 when he played for the Bengals. Catching 15 would be quite the career high total, and it would have to come with Matthew Stafford staying healthy for a full 16-game season.

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  Lions | Geronimo Allison stays in the division, joins Lions    Sun Mar 29, 12:42 PM

Unrestricted free-agent WR Geronimo Allison (Packers) agreed to a one-year, $910,000 contract Sunday, March 29, and the deal includes a $137,500 signing bonus.

Footballguys view: Allison is big and athletic, and now he gets a fresh start with the Lions. He's good at tracking the ball and has the body control to make plays near the sideline or the back of the end zone.

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  Lions | Detroit officially adds two    Fri Mar 27, 05:38 PM

Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions OG Oday Aboushi and SS Jayron Kearse's contracts became official Friday, March 27, after being processed by the NFL.

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  Lions | Elijah Lee signs with DET    Fri Mar 27, 10:55 AM

Free-agent LB Elijah Lee (49ers) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Detroit Lions Friday, March 27.

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  Lions | Reggie Ragland agrees with Lions    Fri Mar 27, 10:40 AM

Free-agent LB Reggie Ragland (Chiefs) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Detroit Lions Friday, March 27.

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  Lions | Geremy Davis heads to Motown    Thu Mar 26, 02:07 PM

Unrestricted free-agent WR Geremy Davis (Chargers) signed an undisclosed contract Thursday, March 26. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Detroit officially signs Jamie Collins    Wed Mar 25, 08:10 PM

Free-agent LB Jamie Collins (Patriots) officially signed with the Detroit Lions Wednesday, March 25. Official terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Marvin Jones ridiculously efficient in 2019    Tue Mar 24, 11:56 PM

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones hauled in 10 receptions and scored eight times on 14 red zone targets last season. He also tallied six catches and scored five times on his nine targets inside the 10.

Footballguys view: Jones should be even better this year with a full return of QB Matthew Stafford. The Lions passing game as a whole should see a bump in production so long as Stafford can stay healthy.

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  Lions | Kenny Golladay busy near end zone in 2019    Tue Mar 24, 11:26 PM

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay paced the NFL with 13 targets inside the 10 last season, while his seven catches inside the 10 was tied for second in the league and his six scores inside the same area was tied for first.

Footballguys view: Golladay was able to put up some great numbers last year even though the Lions went through three quarterbacks (Matthew Stafford, Jeff Driskel, David Blough) in 2019. With Stafford back healthy at quarterback, Golladay and the passing game for the Lions should get a bump.

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  Lions | Oday Aboushi returns to Detroit    Tue Mar 24, 03:31 PM

Free-agent OL Oday Aboushi (Lions) agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with the Detroit Lions Tuesday, March 24.

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  Lions | Contract details for Miles Killebrew    Sun Mar 22, 02:35 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent S Miles Killebrew (Lions) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions worth $2 million.

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  Lions | DET lands two picks for Darius Slay    Thu Mar 19, 09:28 AM

Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, March 19, in exchange for a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick.

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  Lions | Jayron Kearse signs with Lions    Thu Mar 19, 08:38 AM

Free-agent SS Jayron Kearse (Vikings) agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million deal with the Detroit Lions Thursday, March 19.

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  Lions | Darius Slay hints he wants out of Detroit    Wed Mar 18, 10:32 PM

Detroit Lions CB Darius Slay strongly suggested on social media Wednesday, March 18, that he wants to be traded.

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  Lions | Detroit snags Desmond Trufant    Wed Mar 18, 08:09 PM

Free-agent CB Desmond Trufant (Falcons) agreed to terms on a two-year contract worth $21 million - including $14 million guaranteed - with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, March 18.

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  Lions | Detroit retains two ERFAs    Wed Mar 18, 07:18 PM

Exclusive rights free-agent CBs Dee Virgin and Mike Ford received tenders from the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, March 18.

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  Lions | Two RFAs not tendered    Wed Mar 18, 05:15 PM

Detroit Lions restricted free-agent RB J.D. McKissic and DE Jamie Meder did not receive tender offers and will be unrestricted free agents.

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  Lions | Duron Harmon traded to Lions    Wed Mar 18, 12:38 PM

New England Patriots CB Duron Harmon was acquired by the Detroit Lions Wednesday, March 18, along with a late-round draft pick in exchange for another late-round pick.

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  Lions | Danny Shelton agrees with Detroit    Wed Mar 18, 11:01 AM

Free-agent DT Danny Shelton (Patriots) agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal with the Detroit Lions Wednesday, March 18.

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  Lions | Halapoulivaati Vaitai contract update    Wed Mar 18, 12:22 AM

Updating a previous report, free-agent OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Eagles) agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth $45 million - including $20 million guaranteed - with the Detroit Lions on Monday, March 16.

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  Lions | Detroits parts with two    Tue Mar 17, 04:43 PM

Detroit Lions S A.J. Howard and QB Kyle Sloter were released Tuesday, March 17.

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  Lions | Devon Kennard released    Tue Mar 17, 01:19 PM

Detroit Lions LB Devon Kennard was released Tuesday, March 17.

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  Lions | Chase Daniel agrees with Lions    Tue Mar 17, 11:29 AM

Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Chase Daniel agreed to a three-year, $13.05 million deal with the Detroit Lions Tuesday, March 17. The deal includes a voidable clause.

Footballguys view: Daniel makes a bunch of money and rarely sees the field as a veteran backup. He'll work behind Matthew Stafford in 2020.

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  Lions | Nicholas Williams goes to Motown    Mon Mar 16, 11:47 PM

Free-agent DL Nicholas Williams (Bears) agreed to teams with the Detroit Lions, sources said Monday, March 16. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

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  Lions | Jamie Collins contract update    Mon Mar 16, 09:51 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent LB Jamie Collins (Patriots) agreed to terms on a three-year contract worth $30 million - including $18 million guaranteed - with the Detroit Lions on Monday, March 16.

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  Lions | Jamie Collins on his way to Detroit    Mon Mar 16, 09:37 PM

Free-agent LB Jamie Collins (Patriots) agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions on Monday, March 16.

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  Lions | Halapoulivaati Vaitai getting paid by Detroit    Mon Mar 16, 05:27 PM

Free-agent OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Eagles) agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth $50 million with the Detroit Lions on Monday, March 16.

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  Lions | Logan Ryan on Detroit's radar?    Sun Mar 15, 10:42 PM

Tennessee Titans impending free-agent CB Logan Ryan will likely be pursued by the Detroit Lions if the team is unable to land Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent CB Byron Jones, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.

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  Lions | Detroit eyeing Byron Jones?    Sun Mar 15, 10:39 PM

Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent CB Byron Jones is expected to be pursued by the Detroit Lions, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.

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  Lions | Darius Kilgo close to returning    Sun Mar 15, 08:34 AM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent NT Darius Kilgo (quadriceps) is expected to be medically cleared to return to action soon, according to a source. He missed the entire 2019 season because of a quadriceps injury and will not be re-signed by the Lions.

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  Lions | Don Muhlbach re-ups with Detroit    Sat Mar 14, 12:56 PM

Detroit Lions LS Don Muhlbach on Saturday, March 14, re-signed with the team. Terms of the deal were not immediately available, but it will keep Muhlbach out of free agency.

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  Lions | Jared Veldheer could be option    Fri Mar 13, 04:07 PM

Green Bay Packers impending free-agent OT Jared Veldheer could be an option for the Detroit Lions this offseason if they want to have a competition for the right tackle job, in the opinion of the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.

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  Lions | Ricky Wagner let go    Fri Mar 13, 03:14 PM

Detroit Lions OT Ricky Wagner was released Friday, March 13, according to a source.

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  Lions | Graham Glasgow expects to leave    Wed Mar 11, 02:18 PM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent OG Graham Glasgow said he expects to sign with a new team this offseason based on his contract talks with the Lions.

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  Lions | Tavon Wilson open to returning    Sun Mar 8, 01:27 PM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent S Tavon Wilson said he is looking forward to going through the free agent process but is open to re-signing with the Lions this offseason.

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  Lions | Jeff Driskel may return    Sun Mar 8, 01:03 PM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent QB Jeff Driskel is a player the Lions are interested in re-signing this offseason.

Footballguys view: Driskel is athletic and has some starting experience that makes him an attractive backup option behind Matthew Stafford. They could bring Driskel back, but the Lions also need to find a young quarterback (possibly through the draft) to groom as the heir apparent behind Stafford.

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  Lions | LeSean McCoy sought by Detroit?    Thu Mar 5, 05:28 PM

Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent RB LeSean McCoy is a sleeper pick free-agent target of the Detroit Lions, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic Thursday, March 5.

Footballguys view: McCoy might be added as a mentor to Kerryon Johnson. While he's not the same player he used to be (and needs to hang onto the rock), McCoy can still work well as veteran depth and a receiver out of the backfield.

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  Lions | Kenyan Drake an option for Detroit?    Thu Mar 5, 05:22 PM

Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent RB Kenyan Drake is 'one to watch' for the Detroit Lions in free agency, according to Chris Burke of The Athletic Thursday, March 5.

Footballguys view: The Cardinals want to keep Drake but they are going to be held back by David Johnson's big contract. We'll see if they can work something out with Drake or if he hits the open market and potentially land with a team like the Lions.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford good to go    Mon Mar 2, 01:33 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) is 'completely healed' from the fracture in his back that cost him the final eight games of the 2019 season, according to his wife via social media.

Footballguys view: Stafford is the team's starting quarterback in what could be his final season with the Lions. There have been plenty of rumblings about him wanting out, but the Lions couldn't really trade him away given his current contract situation. The two sides should work together again this year and Stafford is still quite capable of playing at a high level when healthy.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford interested in being traded?    Sun Mar 1, 09:47 AM

Several coaches and general managers around the National Football League believe that Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford wants to be traded to another team, according to Michael Silver of the NFL Network.

Footballguys view: These rumors have been out there for some time and quite frankly don't make much sense. Stafford has a contract that would be cost prohibitive for the Lions to get rid of him. He has a cap hit of $21.3 million in 2020 and there is a whopping $32 million remaining in dead money.

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  Lions | J.D. McKissic not expected to receive tender    Thu Feb 27, 07:35 PM

Detroit Lions restricted free-agent RB J.D. McKissic is not expected to receive a tender offer this offseason, but the Lions are interested in signing him to a lower salary.

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  Lions | Don Muhlbach may continue career    Thu Feb 27, 07:34 PM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent LS Don Muhlbach appears to be leaning toward playing in 2020 but has not made a final decision.

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  Lions | Kenny Wiggins could return    Thu Feb 27, 06:57 PM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent OG Kenny Wiggins is a player the Lions are open to re-signing this offseason.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford trade rumors rebuffed    Thu Feb 27, 01:45 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) has been the subject of offseason trade rumors, but head coach Matt Patricia shot down those reports Thursday, Feb. 27, in a NFL Network interview. 'It's comical,' Patricia said. 'Not interested in doing anything with that. It's not even a conversation. He's one of the reasons I came to Detroit.'

Footballguys view: It seems safe to project Stafford as the Lions 2020 starting quarterback and the Lions #3 pick to be spent on a position other than quarterback, but his and Patricia's fate with the team beyond this year is to be determined.

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  Lions | T.J. Hockenson inspires confidence    Wed Feb 26, 08:43 PM

Detroit Lions TE T.J. Hockenson did enough in his 12-game rookie season to inspire hope for his future with the team, according to general manager Bob Quinn Tuesday, Feb. 25. 'I think we have a really good tight end that had a really strong rookie season,' Quinn said. 'Ended with an injury, but he's fighting back so we're extremely happy to have him on our team and expect big things going forward.'

Footballguys view: Hockenson's rookie season was a disappointment because it was cut short by injury. He finished with 32 catches for 367 yards and two touchdowns, with most of that production coming in Week 1 against the Cardinals when he had six catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. Hockenson is a dangerous weapon who can win in the deep middle seam and could be a key cog for the Lions offense in 2020 and beyond.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford to be ready for offseason work    Tue Feb 25, 04:03 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (back) has already resumed working out and will be ready to go for the start of the team's offseason program, according to general manager Bob Quinn Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Footballguys view: Stafford should be good to go in OTAs and minicamp. The team might want to limit him just to be cautious but there is no doubt that Stafford will be 100 percent ready to go by the start of training camp.

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