DETROIT LIONS (6-10)
New faces: DE Trey Flowers, DT Mike Daniels, WR Danny Amendola, TEs T.J. Hockenson and Jesse James, RB C.J. Anderson, Justin Coleman and Rashaan Melvin, S Andrew Adams,...
DETROIT LIONS (6-10)
OPEN CAMP: July 24, Allen Park, Michigan
LAST YEAR: First-year coach Matt Patricia lost seven of last 10 games, saddling franchise with double digits in losses for...
DETROIT LIONS (6-10)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE Ziggy Ansah, DT Ricky Jean Francois, LB Eli Harold, RB Zach Zenner, TE Levine Toilolo, TE Luke Willson, WR TJ Jones, CB DeShawn Shead, RB...
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two first-year head coaches will be on the sidelines when the Detroit Lions meet the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and both have had a rough season.
"Yeah, your first year you're going to have struggles," Detroit defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois said. "If you don't, you lucked up."
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — After a listless home loss this past weekend, Detroit defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois called out his team.
"I just want everybody to lock back in. Lock in for these next 10 weeks, just lock in," Jean Francois said after Sunday's 28-14 loss to Seattle.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions boosted their chances of slowing down Seattle's running game and contending in the NFC North with one major move.
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Patriots have had a knack for getting sometimes unexpected production out of late-round draft picks and undrafted free agents during Bill Belichick's tenure.
From Tom Brady to Julian Edelman to Danny Amendola to last season's Super Bowl star James White, the list is long and lauded.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have placed linebacker and defensive captain Dont'a Hightower on injured reserve.
The team announced the move Tuesday. Hightower left in the second half of New England's win over Atlanta on Oct. 22 with a right shoulder injury.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins wrapped up their Richmond training camp Monday with a brief workout that ended when free safety D.J. Swearinger kicked an extra point that barely cleared the crossbar.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins continued their defensive line makeover by releasing Ricky Jean Francois and re-signing Ziggy Hood.
Jean Francois' release comes less than a week after the start of free agency and the firing of general manager Scot McCloughan. The team announced the moves Wednesday.
The 30-year-old started six of Washington's 16 games last season and had 32 tackles and 1½ sacks. In 109 games over eight NFL seasons, Jean Francois has 153 tackles and 12 sacks.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed will miss Sunday's game at the Arizona Cardinals with a sprained left shoulder.
Redskins coach Jay Gruden announced Friday that Reed would sit out. It'll be the third game missed this season by Reed, who leads the Redskins with 59 catches. He has 630 yards receiving and five TDs.
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — It wasn't all that long ago that Mike Zimmer's Minnesota Vikings and Jay Gruden's Washington Redskins were both on lengthy winning streaks.
Minnesota opened 5-0; Washington won four in a row at one point. When the Redskins (4-3-1) host the Vikings (5-3) on Sunday, the clubs will be trying to put an end to winless ruts that threaten to curb their playoff ambitions.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions looked like they were headed down a familiar, disappointing path.
Detroit dropped to 1-3 this month, playing poorly enough to allow weak Chicago to beat it. The Lions lost seven of their first eight games last year, leading to a front-office shake-up and the offensive coordinator losing his job, and some were wondering whether coach Jim Caldwell on his way out.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A day after treating young fans of the Washington Redskins with free snow cones to show his appreciation for their loyalty, defensive end Ricky Jean Francois treated his team to an abbreviated practice on Monday.
The Redskins wrapped up their training camp in Richmond after a workout that lasted less than half an hour. It ended when the 313-pound Jean Francois managed to catch a machine-generated punt after fellow defensive lineman Chris Baker couldn't.