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  Lions | Rookie WR St. Brown Being Moved Around the Formation    Mon May 17, 02:54 PM

Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has been moving all around the formation during rookie minicamp. He was lining up at the slot position and out wide as the Lions find different ways St. Brown can attack a defense.

Footballguys view: Unlike many rookie wide receivers, St. Brown is adept at running the full route tree and in 2020 he was moved outside (293 snaps) more than he was in the slot (116 snaps). However, in previous seasons with the USC Trojans St. Brown was mainly used as a slot receiver. He has a knack for making the first man miss and St. Brown should become a favorite target of QB Jared Goff quickly in training camp and the preseason.

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  Lions | Detroit signs two players    Mon May 17, 01:04 PM

Free-agent TE Charlie Taumoepeau (49ers) and CB Alex X. Brown (Chiefs) signed with the Detroit Lions Monday, May 17. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Taumoepeau was undrafted out of Portland State in 2020 but signed on with the Cowboys after the draft. During his college career, Taumoepeau finished with 117 receptions for 1,876 yards and 11 touchdowns. He bounced around to the Colts and the 49ers and now gets a shot with the Lions. They needed more bodies at the position with the retirement of Josh Hill, and Taumoepeau impressed enough during his tryout to earn a longer look.

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  Lions | Detroit adds Alijah Holder    Sun May 16, 02:24 PM

Free-agent CB Alijah Holder (Broncos) signed with the Detroit Lions Sunday, May 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Detroit signs Jermar Jefferson to deal    Fri May 14, 07:35 PM

Detroit Lions seventh-round draft choice RB Jermar Jefferson signed a four-year contract with the Lions Friday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Jefferson has great feet and the burst to get to and through the hole quickly. He's best used in space as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. He's buried on the depth chart with the Lions but we'll see how he does in deep dynasty formats.

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  Lions | Akim McNeill signs contract    Thu May 13, 09:02 PM

Detroit Lions third-round draft choice DT Alim McNeill signed a four-year contract with the Lions Thursday, May 13, according to a source. The deal includes a $1,090,312 signing bonus, but other financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Penei Sewell tests positive for COVID    Wed May 12, 03:15 PM

Detroit Lions OT Penei Sewell (illness) announced on social media Wednesday, May 12, that he recently tested positive for COVID-19.

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  Lions | Josh Hill on retired list    Mon May 10, 05:00 PM

Detroit Lions TE Josh Hill was placed on the Reserve/Retired list Monday, May 10.

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  Lions | Jeff Okudah healthy    Sun May 9, 05:53 PM

Detroit Lions CB Jeff Okudah (groin) said he has recovered from his groin injury and is looking forward to working with the new coaching staff.

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  Lions | Amon-Ra St. Brown to play early?    Sun May 9, 12:55 AM

Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown could 'turn into a key slot target' as a rookie after being the only receiver selected by the team in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to Vinnie Iyer of SportingNews.com.

Footballguys view: St. Brown has plenty of experience lining up out wide and in the slot. He's capable of running the full route tree and can win contested catches. Separation at the pro level may be a problem for him, so keep an eye on that in training camp reports. The Lions are desperate for wide receiver help, and St. Brown is consistent and reliable.

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  Lions | Josh Hill officially retires    Thu May 6, 07:46 PM

Detroit Lions TE Josh Hill announced his retirement from professional football Thursday, May 6.

Footballguys view: Hill announced his retirement a week or so ago, and now it's official. The Lions signed him earlier this offseason and Hill spent all of his career with the Saints. Detroit ended up adding Darren Fells earlier this week. Fells will likely work as the primary backup to starter T.J. Hockenson.

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  Lions | Kerryon Johnson officially cut    Thu May 6, 04:31 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson was officially waived Thursday, May 6.

Footballguys view: Okay, so much for Lions general manager Brad Holmes saying things were a "work in progress" with Johnson. Instead of trading him away, the team decides to let him go. Johnson was banged up too often to trust and fell to third on the depth chart last year. He needs a fresh start and should have a few teams interested in his services.

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  Lions | Kerryon Johnson still in Detroit    Thu May 6, 12:44 PM

To update, Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson remains with the team despite a recent report that he will be released, Lions general manager Brad Holmes said Thursday, May 6. Holmes said the situation is a 'work in progress.'

Footballguys view: A "work in progress" sounds like he's about to be traded somewhere. With reports indicating he's been released, we can't imagine Johnson sticking with the team. They're moving forward with D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams as their duo on the backfield. Perhaps some team is interested in trading a late-round pick for Johnson...or perhaps he'll just get released anyway. Stay tuned.

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  Lions | Frank Ragnow terms    Thu May 6, 10:35 AM

Updating an earlier report, Detroit Lions C Frank Ragnow's four-year extension is worth $25.5 million guaranteed at signing with $42 million guaranteed overall. He'll earn $13.5 million in new money per year.

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  Lions | Frank Ragnow lands huge deal    Thu May 6, 09:59 AM

Detroit Lions C Frank Ragnow agreed to a four-year extension Thursday, May 6. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but the deal makes him the highest-paid center in the league.

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  Lions | Kerryon Johnson done in Detroit    Wed May 5, 07:53 PM

Detroit Lions RB Kerryon Johnson was waived Wednesday, May 5, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Things change pretty quickly around here. A second-round pick in the 2018 NFL draft, Johnson struggled to stay healthy and impress with the Lions. He fell to the no.3 back last year and now gets a chance at a fresh start. The Lions move forward with D'Andre Swift and Jamaal Williams as their top two backs.

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  Lions | Darren Fells to Detroit a done deal    Wed May 5, 04:01 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent TE Darren Fells (Texans) signed an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, May 5.

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  Lions | Darren Fells set to join Detroit    Wed May 5, 02:30 PM

Free-agent TE Darren Fells (Texans) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, May 5.

Footballguys view: With Josh Hill retiring, the Lions needed to add more depth to the tight end room. Fells is a huge target and can be a presence in the red zone. His size also makes him a fine blocker when tasked with that duty. Fells should work in as the primary backup to starter T.J. Hockenson in 2021.

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  Lions | Detroit inks two free agents    Tue May 4, 04:20 PM

Free-agent LS Scott Daly (XFL) and OG Evan Heim signed undisclosed contracts with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, May 4. Terms of the deals were not immediately disclosed.

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  Lions | Darren Fells set to meet with Detroit    Tue May 4, 03:01 PM

Free-agent TE Darren Fells (Texans) is scheduled to visit with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, May 4.

Footballguys view: Fells is a big-bodied veteran tight end who can contribute as a blocker and receiver. If added, he would work to find a spot on the depth chart behind starter T.J. Hockenson.

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  Lions | Detroit agrees to terms with 11 UDFAs    Mon May 3, 05:40 PM

Undrafted free-agent S D'Angelo Amos (Virginia), LB Tavante Beckett (Marshall), RB Rakeem Boyd (Arkansas), TE Jake Hausmann (Ohio State), C Drake Jackson (Kentucky), CB Jerry Jacobs (Arkansas), OG Tommy Kraemer (Notre Dame), WR Javon McKinley (Notre Dame), RB Dedrick Mills (Nebraska), CB AJ Parker (Kansas State) and TE Brock Wright (Notre Dame) agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions Monday, May 3. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Sage Surratt has agreement with Detroit    Sat May 1, 07:47 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Sage Surratt (Wake Forest) agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions, according to a source Saturday, May 1. Financial terms were undisclosed.

Footballguys view: Surratt has a good size/strength combination and even plays larger than his size. He knows how to square his frame to the line of scrimmage and create the largest possible target for his quarterback. Surratt can wrestle the ball away from smaller defenders and projects as a "big slot" in the NFL.

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  Lions | Jonathan Adams headed to Detroit    Sat May 1, 07:14 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Jonathan Adams Jr. (Arkansas State) agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions Saturday, May 1, according to a source. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Detroit snares Amon-Ra St. Brown    Sat May 1, 12:38 PM

USC WR Amon-Ra St. Brown on Saturday, May 1, was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (112th overall pick) of the NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: After the 2019 season, St. Brown was seen as a potential first-round pick. He worked primarily out of the slot that year and shined. In 2020, St. Brown moved outside and didn't have the same success. That talent and savvy is still there as a route-runner. St. Brown should be considered a solid player who can make plays from the slot. The Lions have a thin wide receiver room, so the rookie has a chance to make an early impression.

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  Lions | Penei Sewell to play RT    Fri Apr 30, 08:03 AM

Detroit Lions first-round pick OT Penei Sewell will start at right tackle, according to general manager Brad Holmes.

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  Lions | Detroit picks Penei Sewell    Thu Apr 29, 09:07 PM

Oregon OT Penei Sewell was selected by the Detroit Lions with the seventh overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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  Lions | Detroit moves on from Hunter Bryant    Wed Apr 28, 04:39 PM

Detroit Lions TE Hunter Bryant (undisclosed) was waived with a non-football injury designation Wednesday, April 28.

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  Lions | Frank Ragnow's option picked up    Wed Apr 28, 02:08 PM

Detroit Lions C Frank Ragnow had his fifth-year team option exercised Wednesday, April 28.

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  Lions | Detroit made push for Ja'Marr Chase    Wed Apr 28, 01:33 PM

Louisiana State University WR Ja'Marr Chase was reportedly the reason behind 'chatter' that the Detroit Lions were willing to move up from the No. 7 selection in the 2021 NFL Draft to the Atlanta Falcons' No. 4 overall pick, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. However, the Falcons' asking price was too high, per Fowler.

Footballguys view: The Falcons are hanging onto no.4 unless someone blows their doors off with a trade. The Lions will take a wide receiver in the first round (most likely) but Chase could be gone right in front of them to the Miami Dolphins at No.6 overall. Stay tuned.

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  Lions | Detroit willing to move pick    Sat Apr 24, 09:48 PM

Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes said their have 'been discussions' about trading the No. 7 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. 'At 7, we do have a cluster of players that we're comfortable with picking, but at the same time we will be very prepared and also willing to move in either direction,' Holmes said.

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  Lions | Jack Fox under contract    Fri Apr 23, 05:19 PM

Detroit Lions exclusive rights free-agent P Jack Fox signed his one-year tender offer Friday, April 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Matt Nelson signs tender    Mon Apr 19, 05:30 PM

Detroit Lions exclusive rights free-agent OT Matt Nelson signed his one-year tender offer Monday, April 19. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Detroit signs Dean Marlowe    Thu Apr 8, 03:22 PM

Free-agent S Dean Marlowe (Bills) signed with the Detroit Lions Thursday, April 8. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Dean Marlowe hosted by Detroit    Wed Apr 7, 05:12 PM

Free-agent S Dean Marlowe (Bills) visited the Detroit Lions Wednesday, April 7.

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  Lions | Jason Cabinda signs tender    Tue Apr 6, 06:02 PM

Detroit Lions LB Jason Cabinda officially signed his exclusive rights free-agent tender Tuesday, April 6.

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  Lions | Detroit seals the deal with Quinton Dunbar    Mon Apr 5, 07:52 PM

Free-agent CB Quinton Dunbar (Seahawks) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions on Monday, April 5. Financial details of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Lions | Will Parks to visit    Mon Apr 5, 04:46 PM

Free-agent S Will Parks (Broncos) is scheduled to meet with the Detroit Lions.

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  Lions | Corn Elder agrees to deal with DET    Thu Apr 1, 03:30 PM

Free-agent CB Corn Elder (Panthers) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions Thursday, April 1. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Corn Elder visiting Lions    Thu Apr 1, 11:24 AM

Free-agent CB Corn Elder (Panthers) is visiting the Detroit Lions Thursday, April 1.

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  Lions | Detroit interested in Micah Parsons    Fri Mar 26, 06:01 PM

Penn State LB Micah Parsons said he has talked with the Detroit Lions several times during the pre-draft process.

Footballguys view: Parsons certainly physically fits the bill as a top 10 pick, but there are some character concerns that could cast a shadow on his draft stock. Head coach Dan Campbell named Luke Kuechly, Brian Urlacher, and Lance Briggs as the kind of "core foundation" players as a possible tipoff that the team is looking at Parsons with the #7 pick.

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  Lions | Restructured deal for Jared Goff    Thu Mar 25, 08:00 PM

Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff has agreed to restructure his contract, which has created $15 million in salary cap space for the Lions.

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  Lions | Damion Ratley en route to Detroit    Wed Mar 24, 04:56 PM

Free-agent WR Damion Ratley (Texans) signed an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, March 24.

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  Lions | Alex Anzalone finds new home with Detroit    Wed Mar 24, 01:04 PM

Free-agent LB Alex Anzalone (Saints) agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $1.75 million with the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, March 24.

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  Lions | Kalif Raymond signs with Lions    Tue Mar 23, 12:35 PM

Free-agent WR Kalif Raymond (Titans) signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions Tuesday, March 23, according to his agency EnterSports Management. Financial terms weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Raymond is a small but lightning quick receiver who can also contribute as a return man. He's had problems with drops in the past and is no lock for the 53-man roster.

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  Lions | Breshad Perriman, Detroit make it official    Mon Mar 22, 07:31 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Breshad Perriman (Jets) officially signed a one-year contract worth a reported $2.5 million Monday, March 22.

Footballguys view: Perriman has talent when healthy, but staying healthy has been a problem for him during his pro career. It's cool that he's with the Lions because that's where his dad, Brett Perriman, played like a Pro Bowl receiver back in the day. The Lions don't have a ton at the wide receiver position so Perriman could have a fantasy relevant role as a flex play.

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  Lions | Detroit pursuing K'Waun Williams    Mon Mar 22, 03:45 PM

Free-agent CB K'Waun Williams (49ers) is receiving interest from the Detroit Lions and could meet with the Lions in the near future, according to a source.

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  Lions | DET expected to meet with Damontae Kazee    Sat Mar 20, 10:06 AM

Free-agent S Damontae Kazee (Falcons) is planning to visit the Detroit Lions next week, according to a source.

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  Lions | Don Muhlbach returns for Year 18    Fri Mar 19, 07:22 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions LS Don Muhlbach officially re-signed Friday, March 19.

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  Lions | Randy Bullock financials    Fri Mar 19, 05:24 PM

Detroit Lions PK Randy Bullock will receive a one-year, $1.5 million contract with $750,000 in guaranteed money, a source said Friday, March 19. The deal has a maximum value of $1.75 million.

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  Lions | Randy Bullock heading to Detroit    Thu Mar 18, 07:34 PM

Free-agent PK Randy Bullock (Bengals) reportedly agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Detroit Lions on Thursday, March 18.

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  Lions | Breshad Perriman signing with Lions    Thu Mar 18, 06:45 PM

Free-agent WR Breshad Perriman (Jets) agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions Thursday, March 18, worth $3 million.

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