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  Lions | Dan Campbell likely to be hired soon    Sun Jan 17, 10:27 PM

New Orleans Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell is expected to be hired as the next head coach of the Detroit Lions, according to sources, now that the Saints have been eliminated from the playoffs. The two sides still need to work out a deal, but it is not considered an obstacle.

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  Lions | Danny Shelton undergoes surgery    Sat Jan 16, 10:32 PM

Detroit Lions DT Danny Shelton (triceps) underwent triceps surgery earlier in the week.

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  Lions | Danny Amendola not expected back    Fri Jan 15, 11:43 PM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent WR Danny Amendola probably will not re-sign with the Lions this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein.

Footballguys view: That's not a big surprise. The Lions are going to have some work to do at the wide receiver position. Marvin Jones Jr and Kenny Golladay are both set to hit free agency, so that would make the top three receivers for the Lions in 2020 potentially playing elsewhere in 2021. However, there is plenty of buzz about Golladay getting the franchise tag.

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  Lions | Kenny Golladay likely a tag candidate    Fri Jan 15, 11:42 PM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent WR Kenny Golladay is a candidate to receive the franchise tag this offseason.

Footballguys view: No player is ever happy with the franchise tag, but Golladay might be upset more than normal because of the Lions rebuild. We'll see if the team wants to work out a long-term deal with Golladay if they do tag him. Golladay had an injury-shortened 2020 season but he could still command a price tag around $20 million annually.

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  Lions | Todd Bowles to interview with DET    Fri Jan 15, 08:07 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will interview with the Detroit Lions for its head coaching vacancy Friday, Jan. 15.

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  Lions | Trio accepts futures deals from Detroit    Thu Jan 14, 04:08 PM

Free-agent DB Godwin Igwebuike, DE Robert McCray and TE Hunter Thedford signed Reserve/Future contracts with the Detroit Lions on Thursday, Jan. 14.

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  Lions | Brad Holmes set to be new GM    Thu Jan 14, 12:32 PM

Los Angeles Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes is expected to be hired Thursday, Jan. 14, as the Detroit Lions' new general manger, per source. The two sides are finalizing a multi-year deal.

Footballguys view: Holmes worked his way up from a PR intern with the Rams in 2003 to the new Lions GM in 2021. His ability to implement analytics and technology into his scouting routine made him a standout candidate according to Lions team president Rod Wood. We're likely to see Holmes find a new quarterback this offseason as there is plenty of buzz that the Lions will look to trade long-time starter Matthew Stafford.

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  Lions | Three meet with Detroit    Wed Jan 13, 02:28 PM

Free-agent S Godwin Igwebuike (Jets) and DE Robert McCray (Browns) recently met with the Detroit Lions. The Lions also met with undrafted free-agent TE Hunter Thedford (Utah).

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  Lions | Shaun Dion Hamilton claimed by Detroit    Tue Jan 12, 06:03 PM

Former Washington Football Team LB Shaun Dion Hamilton was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions Tuesday, Jan. 12.

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  Lions | Brad Holmes getting second meeting with Detroit    Tue Jan 12, 04:53 PM

Los Angeles Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes is reportedly scheduled to meet with the Detroit Lions in person for a second interview regarding their general manager vacancy on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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  Lions | Multiple players no longer under contract    Mon Jan 11, 06:56 PM

Detroit Lions practice squad TE Jerell Adams, CB Tramaine Brock, RB Dalyn Dawkins, CB Josh Hawkins, DT Albert Huggins, LB Kareem Martin, CB Alexander Myres, P Arryn Siposs, QB Jordan Ta'amu, C Jon Toth, RB Kerrith Whyte and LS Steve Wirtel had their contracts expire Monday, Jan. 11.

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  Lions | Dan Campbell meets with Detroit    Mon Jan 11, 03:14 PM

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell interviewed with the Detroit Lions for their head-coaching vacancy Monday, Jan. 11.

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  Lions | Ed Dodds set to meet with Detroit    Mon Jan 11, 01:18 PM

Indianapolis Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds is scheduled to interview with the Detroit Lions for their general manager vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 12.

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  Lions | Detroit inks five to future contracts    Tue Jan 5, 06:36 PM

Free-agent WR Victor Bolden (Lions), G Evan Brown (Lions), DB Jalen Elliott (Lions), WR Tom Kennedy (Lions) and LB Anthony Pittman (Lions) were signed to Reserve/Future contracts Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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  Lions | Brad Holmes slated to talk to Detroit    Tue Jan 5, 01:23 PM

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams college scouting director Brad Holmes interviewed for the Atlanta Falcons' general manager vacancy on Tuesday, Jan. 5, and is scheduled to do the same for the Detroit Lions on Wednesday, Jan. 6, according to a source.

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  Lions | Darrell Bevell interviewing    Tue Jan 5, 09:42 AM

Detroit Lions interim coach Darrell Bevell is interviewing for the full-time position Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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  Lions | Trey Flowers will be ready for workouts    Mon Jan 4, 09:57 PM

Detroit Lions DE Trey Flowers (forearm) said he will be ready for the start of the offseason workouts. He has been recovering from a fractured forearm and was not able to return for the end of the 2020 season.

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  Lions | DET seeks interviews with four    Mon Jan 4, 10:42 AM

San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, New Orleans Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell, Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith and Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy have been sought for interviews by the Detroit Lions for their head coaching vacancy.

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  Lions | George Paton interviewing with DET    Mon Jan 4, 10:35 AM

Minnesota Viking assistant general manager George Paton will interview for the Detroit Lions' general manager vacancy.

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  Lions | Terry Fontenot to interview with DET    Mon Jan 4, 10:28 AM

New Orleans Saints vice president/assistant general manager of pro personnel Terry Fontenot will interview for the Detroit Lions' general manager vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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  Lions | Pair of OLs suffer concussions in finale    Mon Jan 4, 12:43 AM

Updating an earlier report, Detroit Lions OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (head) and OG Jonah Jackson (head) both suffered concussions during the team's Week 17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Lions | Detroit's offense strong in loss    Sun Jan 3, 05:29 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford went 20-for-31 for 293 yards, three touchdowns and one interception against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17. RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 63 yards and one touchdown on seven carries, while RB D'Andre Swift rushed for 54 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries. WR Marvin Jones caught eight passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 11 targets, while WR Quintez Cephus caught two passes for 51 yards and one touchdown on three targets.

Footballguys view: Stafford looked great despite playing with a myriad of injuries. He should be on the trade market as the Lions look to the future in a rebuilding moment. They'll hire a new head coach and general manager this offseason and Stafford is probably at the very end of his prime. Jones will also be a free agent and can still start elsewhere.

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  Lions | Two linemen leave early    Sun Jan 3, 03:56 PM

Detroit Lions OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (head) and OG Jonah Jackson (head) left the Week 17 game early and are being evaluated for concussions.

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  Lions | Nicholas Williams injured in Week 17    Sun Jan 3, 03:54 PM

Detroit Lions DT Nicholas Williams (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 17 game and will not return.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford active for Week 17    Sun Jan 3, 11:44 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) is active for Week 17's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

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  Lions | Week 17 Detroit Lions inactives    Sun Jan 3, 11:40 AM

The Detroit Lions have declared LB Jamie Collins, DL Albert Huggins, WR Kenny Golladay, S Bobby Price, OG Logan Stenberg, OG Joe Dahl and OT Tyrell Crosby inactive for Week 17.

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  Lions | Detroit waives Frank Herron    Sat Jan 2, 09:34 PM

The Detroit Lions waived DE Frank Herron Saturday, Jan. 2.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford likely to start    Sat Jan 2, 01:15 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) is expected to start Sunday, Jan. 3, in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings, barring a setback, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Stafford is as tough as nails. He's battled through various injuries this year and will stay out there as long as he can. As we've seen in previous weeks, Stafford may begin the game but that doesn't mean he will finish it. This could be his final game with the Lions.

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  Lions | Detroit promotes three from practice squad    Sat Jan 2, 11:45 AM

The Detroit Lions elevated S Bobby Price, DT Albert Huggins and C Evan Brown from their practice squad Saturday, Jan. 2.

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  Lions | Danny Shelton activated from injured reserve    Sat Jan 2, 11:42 AM

The Detroit Lions activated DT Danny Shelton (knee) from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Jan. 2.

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  Lions | Anthony Pittman rejoins practice squad    Sat Jan 2, 11:35 AM

The Detroit Lions restored LB Anthony Pittman from the Reserve/COVID-19 list to their practice squad Saturday, Jan. 2.

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  Lions | Danny Amendola ready to play    Fri Jan 1, 06:11 PM

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford listed as questionable    Fri Jan 1, 06:07 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.

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  Lions | Kenny Golladay ruled out    Fri Jan 1, 06:06 PM

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 17.

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  Lions | Detroit's injury report for Week 17    Fri Jan 1, 03:01 PM

Detroit Lions OL Tyrell Crosby (ankle), OG Joe Dahl (back) and WR Kenny Golladay (hip) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 1, and have been ruled out for Week 17 versus the Minnesota Vikings. LB Jamie Collins (neck), C Frank Ragnow (throat) and QB Matthew Stafford (thumb, rib, ankle) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. WR Danny Amendola (non-injury) was upgraded to a full practice Friday and no longer appears on the injury report.

Footballguys view: Golladay may have played his last game as a Lion since he'll enter unrestricted free agency this year. Stafford looks on track to play this week, but like last week, he's no sure thing to finish the game.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford officially limited    Thu Dec 31, 06:31 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle, rib, thumb) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 31.

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  Lions | Danny Amendola does not practice    Thu Dec 31, 06:30 PM

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31.

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  Lions | Detroit's Thursday practice report    Thu Dec 31, 03:35 PM

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (non-injury), LB Jamie Collins (neck), OL Tyrell Crosby (ankle), OG Joe Dahl (back) and WR Kenny Golladay (hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 31. C Frank Ragnow (throat) and QB Matthew Stafford (thumb, rib, ankle) were limited.

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  Lions | Coach confident in Matthew Stafford    Thu Dec 31, 01:11 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) remained out of practice Thursday, Dec. 31, due to a sprained ankle, but head coach Darrell Bevell is optimistic Stafford will start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. 'You're going to have to convince me a lot that this guy's not going to go,' Bevell said Thursday. 'He's as tough as they come, tough as nails, he wants to be out there, and I think really those two things are probably the most important, if the guys want to. I mean, I always say this, I always say that your mind's a powerful thing and you can do a lot if you just believe in that. And the guy wants it, so there's not a doubt in mind that he won't make it happen, but obviously we're going to continue to go through the week and see how it goes.'

Footballguys view: It seems like Stafford might tough it out again. It's a meaningless game and could be another abbreviated start if Stafford is out there. This could be his final game with the Lions.

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  Lions | Kenny Golladay's season over    Thu Dec 31, 12:29 PM

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) will not play in Week 17, interim head coach Darrell Bevell said Thursday, Dec. 31

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. Golladay hasn't played since Week 8. Set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2021, Golladay will have to see what kind of market he has coming off an injury-riddled season.

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  Lions | Marvin Jones looking to move on?    Thu Dec 31, 02:10 AM

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones was non-committal when asked about his desire to remain with the team next season, according to The Athletic's Chris Burke, who indicated Jones said he was 'very excited' about free agency and also hinted that he may prioritize signing with a contender.

Footballguys view: The Lions should undergo massive changes this offseason. They could lose both Jones and Kenny Golladay in free agency to start. Then, watch out to see if they end up trading away QB Matthew Stafford.

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  Lions | Detroit's Wednesday practice report    Wed Dec 30, 05:47 PM

Detroit Lions WR Danny Amendola (non-injury), LB Jamie Collins (neck) and G Joe Dahl (back) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. OL Tyrell Crosby (ankle) and C Frank Ragnow (throat) were limited.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford doesn't practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 30, 05:44 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb, ribs, ankle) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Footballguys view: It's the middle of the week, so Stafford's status is up in the air. He might have played the final game of the season after battling through multiple injuries in 2020. In fact, Stafford may have played his final snaps as the quarterback of the Lions. There are massive rumblings that Stafford will be on the move this offseason. A fresh start might be the best thing for both parties involved...stay tuned.

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  Lions | Kenny Golladay remains absent from practice    Wed Dec 30, 05:41 PM

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) was a non-participant at practice Wednesday, Dec. 30.

Footballguys view: Golladay hasn't played since Week 8, and there's no need to get him out there for the season finale. Set to be a free agent in 2021, Golladay will have to see what the market does for him this offseason.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford 50-50 for finale    Wed Dec 30, 11:28 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) won't practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Footballguys view: It's the middle of the week, so Stafford's status is up in the air. He might have played the final game of the season after battling through multiple injuries in 2020. In fact, Stafford may have played his final snaps as the quarterback of the Lions. There are massive rumblings that Stafford will be on the move this offseason. A fresh start might be the best thing for both parties involved...stay tuned.

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  Lions | Detroit shields three from selection    Tue Dec 29, 06:41 PM

Detroit Lions G Evan Brown, DT Albert Huggins and DB Bobby Price were chosen as protected practice squad players for Week 17 Tuesday, Dec. 29.

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  Lions | Josh Hawkins catches on with Detroit    Tue Dec 29, 03:41 PM

Free-agent CB Josh Hawkins (Panthers) was added to the practice squad of the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Practice-squad CB Alexander Myres (undisclosed) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list to make room for him.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford expects to avoid surgery    Mon Dec 28, 08:49 PM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) said he does not think he will need to undergo thumb surgery this offseason.

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  Lions | Jayron Kearse let go    Mon Dec 28, 02:58 PM

Detroit Lions S Jayron Kearse was waived Monday, Dec. 28.

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  Lions | Matthew Stafford has sprained ankle    Sun Dec 27, 09:26 AM

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (ankle) was diagnosed with a sprained ankle in Week 16's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, according to a source. The injury is not believed to be serious.

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