QB Josh McCown retires after 16 NFL seasons
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh McCown was sometimes the starting quarterback, often the backup — and always among the most-respected and well-liked players in whatever locker room he was in.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay.
Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife, Kelly, recovers from surgery to remove a...
Lions sign wide receivers Kennedy, Smallwood
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent wide receivers Tom Kennedy and Jordan Smallwood.
The Lions announced the moves Sunday. They also waived tight ends Nate Becker and...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kerryon Johnson's rookie season was one of few bright spots for the Detroit Lions in 2018.
And even that ended sooner than the young running back would have...
Lions draft Clemson’s Austin Bryant in fourth round
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions drafted Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant in the fourth round Saturday.
Detroit traded down from the 111th pick to No. 117 in a deal with...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions ignored some forgettable draft history and took the plunge again to address perhaps their top need.
DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, says she is home after surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Lions may look to bolster pass-catching options in draft
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions were the laughingstock of the league when they drafted wide receivers in the first round three straight years from 2003 to 2005, and none of them panned...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday and later in the day, his wife was packing for a hospital...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed safety Charles Washington.
Detroit made the move Saturday, retaining a key player on special teams.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent defensive end Eli Harold to a one-year contract.
Harold has four seasons of NFL experience and spent last year playing with...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed quarterback Tom Savage.
Detroit made the move Tuesday, giving the team another backup option behind Matthew Stafford. The Lions also...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent running back C.J. Anderson, who made big plays for the Rams after being acquired late last season.
DETROIT (AP) — Kelly Stafford, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Stafford shared the details Wednesday on her Instagram...
Lions sign CB Rashaan Melvin
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent cornerback Rashaan Melvin.
The Lions announced the move Saturday. Melvin is entering his sixth NFL season.
Mike Cofer, Pro Bowl linebacker for Lions, dies at 58
DETROIT (AP) — Mike Cofer, a Pro Bowl linebacker who played a decade with the Detroit Lions and is second on the team's career list in sacks, has died. He was 58.
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Lions re-sign OL Andrew Donnal
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have re-signed offensive lineman Andrew Donnal.
The Lions announced the move Friday. Donnal appeared in two games last season for Detroit. He...
Lions sign former Bills tight end Logan Thomas
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed tight end Logan Thomas.
Detroit made the move Thursday, adding depth at a position recently bolstered by the addition of Jesse...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown has signed an offer sheet from the Detroit Lions.
The Rams confirmed the move by their restricted free agent on...
Lions sign wide receiver Tommylee Lewis
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Tommylee Lewis.
Lewis spent his first three NFL seasons with New Orleans, playing in 34 games. He has 20 receptions for...
Vikings re-sign RB Abdullah, for depth behind Cook
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed running back Ameer Abdullah to a one-year contract, solidifying a complement to Dalvin Cook after the departure of Latavius Murray via free...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with cornerback Marcus Cooper.
The Lions made the move Saturday, adding depth at the position bolstered by the...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions addressed needs on both sides of the ball while reuniting their coach and general manager with former New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman and receiver...
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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have cut offensive guard T.J. Lang.
Detroit made the move Friday, releasing the banged-up veteran with one season left on his three-year contract....
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Lions tender safety Charles Washington
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have tendered safety Charles Washington, an exclusive rights free agent.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Romeo Okwara to a two-year contract extension.
The Lions announced the move Tuesday. Okwara started 14 games for Detroit...
Ex-Lion gets preliminary approval for medical pot dispensary
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson has received preliminary approval of his license application for a medical marijuana dispensary in suburban...
Lions release Glover Quin, Bruce Ellington, Nicholas Grigsby
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released Glover Quin, cutting ties with the 33-year-old safety who had one year left on his contract .
Detroit also released wide receiver Bruce Ellington and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby on Friday.
Lions re-sign long snapper Don Muhlbach for 16th season
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have re-signed long snapper Don Muhlbach, keeping him on the roster for a 16th season.
Detroit made the move with the unrestricted free agent Wednesday.
The two-time Pro Bowler has played in 228 games for the Lions since 2004, when the Baltimore Ravens cut the undrafted free agent from Texas A&M.
Lions sign LB Steve Longa, DE Mitchell Loewen
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Steve Longa and defensive end Mitchell Loewen.
Detroit made the moves Monday before coach Matt Patricia and team executives answered questions from season-ticket holders at Ford Field.
Longa had a season-ending knee injury last year during the preseason after being a key player on special teams for the Lions in 2017. Longa played in one game in Detroit in 2016 after being signed by Seattle as an undrafted free agent out of Rutgers.
Detroit Lions player arraigned in NYC police assault case
NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates was arraigned Tuesday from a psychiatric ward on charges accusing him of punching a New York City police officer after he was taken to a precinct house for failing to pay a taxi fare.
Bates, 25, pleaded not guilty to charges of assault, resisting arrest, theft of services and obstruction of governmental administration.
Bates has been hospitalized since his Jan. 26 arrest and was arraigned via a video hookup.
Lions hire Sean Ryan away from Texans to coach quarterbacks
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired Sean Ryan as their quarterbacks coach.
Detroit made the move Tuesday, getting Ryan to take the same job he had with the Houston Texans the previous two years. He was on the New York Giants' coaching staff for nine seasons, including two years as their quarterbacks coach. Ryan began his coaching career in 1997 as the quarterbacks coach for Siena College.
No reputation remake for Suh in Los Angeles
ATLANTA (AP) — Ndamukong Suh says he has not gone about trying to remake his reputation in his first and perhaps only season with the Los Angeles Rams.
The mammoth defensive tackle and three-time All-Pro was notorious for racking up fines and suspensions that cost him over $400,000 in his first five seasons, all with the Detroit Lions.
Agent: Detroit Lions’ linebacker undergoing psych evaluation
NEW YORK (AP) — Detroit Lions linebacker Trevor Bates is undergoing a psychological evaluation at a New York City hospital after his weekend arrest on charges accusing him of punching a police officer after failing to pay a taxi fare, his agent said Monday.
The evaluation is delaying Bates' arraignment on charges including assault, resisting arrest and theft of services, authorities said.
Bills re-sign Ferguson; hire assistant offensive line coach
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have re-signed long snapper Reid Ferguson to a three-year contract and hired Terry Heffernan as an assistant offensive line coach.
Ferguson was an exclusive rights free agent and returns for a fourth season with Buffalo upon signing the contract Monday.
Prosecutor: Detroit Lions’ Trevor Bates punched officer
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Bates, a linebacker for the Detroit Lions, was arrested Saturday in New York on charges that he failed to pay a taxi fare and then punched a police officer, who suffered a concussion.
Bates faces charges including assault, resisting arrest, theft of services and obstructing governmental administration after police were called around 1:30 a.m. to a hotel near LaGuardia Airport, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Bonamego back with Lions as special teams coordinator
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Former Central Michigan coach John Bonamego is returning to the Detroit Lions.
The Lions announced Tuesday that they have hired Bonamego as special teams coordinator. That's the same position he held with the Lions before becoming CMU's coach for the past four seasons. Bonamego's tenure at CMU ended when the team went 1-11 in 2018.
Falcons G Garland, former Lions QB Hipple award finalists
Atlanta Falcons guard Ben Garland and former Detroit Lions quarterback Eric Hipple are the finalists for the NFL's Salute To Service Award.
The recipient of the award, presented by USAA, will be revealed on Feb. 2 during the NFL Honors show when The Associated Press announces its annual league awards, including MVP.
Garland and Hipple were selected for their efforts to support members of the military community.
Detroit Lions start social justice initiative with $600,000
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are starting a social justice program with $600,000 from players on the team and owner Martha Firestone Ford.
The Lions announced the initiative Monday, days after the NFL launched a social justice platform.
Former Lions coach Rick Forzano has died at age 90
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Rick Forzano, who was the coach of the Detroit Lions during the mid-1970s and hired a young Bill Belichick to work on his staff, has died. He was 90.
The Lions said Thursday night that Forzano's family confirmed his death. He died Wednesday.
Forzano coached the Lions for the 1974 and 1975 seasons, plus the first four games in 1976. He went 15-17.
Ford revamps Explorer SUV for 1st time since 2011 model year
DETROIT (AP) — Ford's aging Explorer big SUV is getting a major revamp as it faces growing competition in the market for family haulers with three rows of seats.
The company unveiled the new version Wednesday night at Ford Field, home of the NFL's Detroit Lions. It comes just before next week's press days at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where the new SUV will be on display.
Lions hire Mike Disner as VP to manage salary cap
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired Mike Disner as vice president of football administration.
The Lions made the move Tuesday to replace Matt Harriss, who helped them negotiate contracts and manage the salary cap.
Lions not renewing offensive coordinator Cooter’s contract
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are not renewing offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter's contract after the team sputtered to a 6-10 season while quarterback Matthew Stafford struggled.
The Lions announced their decision Tuesday, two days after finishing 6-10 in coach Matt Patricia's first season at the helm. Cooter was a holdover from Jim Caldwell's staff, but his first season with Patricia did not go well.
Lions end worst year since 2012 in Patricia’s 1st season
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions fired Jim Caldwell nearly a year ago to reach another level.
So far at least, they have gone in the wrong direction.
The Lions plummeted to 6-10 and last place in the NFC North in Matt Patricia's first season as head coach, their worst year since losing 12 games in 2012.
Lions beat up on Packers 31-0; Rodgers suffers concussion
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater lined up for a field goal but seemed a little antsy, gesturing with his arms like a quarterback calling for a shotgun snap.
It turns out that was exactly what it was.
Prater's 8-yard pass on a fake field-goal try was a high and a little wobbly, but Levine Toilolo was so wide open in the end zone that it didn't matter.
Lions put Shead on IR, rule Agnew, Lawson out versus Packers
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have put cornerback DeShawn Shead on injured reserve with a knee injury and signed cornerback Andre Chachere off the practice squad.
Detroit made the moves Saturday, a day before ending the season at Green Bay.
The Lions (5-10) also ruled out returner Jamal Agnew (knee) and cornerback Nevin Lawson (ankle) against the Packers.