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...
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....
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have allowed 16 sacks in the past two games — and this week isn't off to a good start either for the offensive line.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions will be without standout cornerback Darius Slay for Sunday's game at Chicago.
The Lions ruled Slay out Friday with a knee injury. Guard T.J. Lang is also out with a neck problem.
Linebacker Eli Harold (shoulder) is doubtful for Detroit, and defensive end Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) and rookie running back Kerryon Johnson (ankle) are questionable. Ansah returned last weekend and played for the first time since the season opener.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers will be without at least one of their starting receivers Sunday at Detroit.
Randall Cobb has been ruled out, a hamstring injury sidelining him for the second consecutive week.
Davante Adams, who injured a calf at Wednesday's practice, will practice Saturday, coach Mike McCarthy said, and is listed as questionable. Also questionable is Geronimo Allison, who suffered a concussion during last week's victory over Buffalo and has not practiced this week.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions signed offensive lineman Andrew Donnal to add depth because of the possible loss of starting guard T.J. Lang.
Detroit added Donnal to the roster on Wednesday, four days after cutting him.
Lang had a concussion in the first quarter of Detroit's loss at Dallas and did not return. He has played in three of four games this season, missing the defeat at San Francisco with a back injury.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions center Travis Swanson has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Baltimore.
Swanson left last week's loss to Minnesota with a knee injury. Neither he nor punt returner Jamal Agnew have been practicing. Agnew is also out this weekend with a knee injury.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have ruled out defensive end Ezekiel Ansah against the Chicago Bears because of a back injury.
Detroit determined Ansah and running back Dwayne Washington would be inactive at Chicago after they didn't practice for a third straight day. Ansah also missed the previous game, a win over Cleveland. Washington is out with a hip injury.
Offensive guard T.J. Lang is expected to play after missing the Browns game with a concussion.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit offensive lineman T.J. Lang participated fully in practice Wednesday after missing last weekend's game against Cleveland because of a concussion.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have activated tackle Taylor Decker from the physically-unable-to-perform list before Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Decker has been out all season because of a shoulder injury . He started every game for the Lions as a rookie last season after being drafted in the first round.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have released injured offensive tackle Greg Robinson.
The team made the move Friday, ending Robinson's short stay with the team and clearing a spot for Taylor Decker's potential return.
Detroit acquired Robinson in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams last summer after Decker had a shoulder injury. Robinson started the first six games of the season before having an ankle injury.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Jim Caldwell rarely talks about the specifics of injuries, but he made an exception this time.
Detroit guard T.J. Lang was going through the concussion protocol Thursday, three days after he played in a win at Green Bay . Without being asked, Caldwell elaborated on Lang's situation at the end of his news conference, in an effort to avoid confusion.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — T.J. Lang's favorite memories of Lambeau Field fit nicely with the stadium's broader reputation.
"Those late-season games when it's zero degrees outside and everybody's freezing," Lang said Thursday. "I always took a great amount of joy in playing in those types of games, when the conditions are really, really bad. Just kind of makes it fun."
DETROIT (AP) — A break in the schedule gave Detroit's beleaguered offensive line a chance to rest and recover.
Now comes one of the season's biggest challenges — a matchup with the sack-happy Pittsburgh Steelers.
"There's no one guy to really clue in on. They've got quite a few," quarterback Matthew Stafford said.
"Their guys off the edge do a great job. Their guys in the middle push the pocket well, and they're covering guys down in the back end. It goes hand in hand."
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Rookie linebacker Jarrad Davis was on the practice field Wednesday for the Detroit Lions after missing their loss to Atlanta last weekend because of a concussion.
The Lions listed Davis, their first-round draft pick, as limited in practice. Also limited Wednesday were safety Glover Quin, cornerback Jamal Agnew, wide receiver Kenny Golladay, center Travis Swanson, safety Tavon Wilson and defensive end Anthony Zettel.
New faces: OT Rick Wagner, OG T.J. Lang, OT Greg Robinson, DE Cornelius Washington, rookie LB Jarrad Davis, rookie CB Teez Tabor.
Key losses: OT Riley Reiff, OG Larry Warford, LB DeAndre Levy, DE Kerry Hyder, WR Anquan Boldin.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Lions got exactly what they needed from a long weekend in Indianapolis.
Two practices against another team provided a fresh perspective on the progression they've made in training camp — and a valuable preview of what to expect in Sunday's preseason opener against the Colts.
"It was excellent. I can't tell you how valuable these sessions have been for us," coach Jim Caldwell said after the second joint practice in two days.
DETROIT LIONS (9-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 30, Allen Park, Michigan.
LAST YEAR: Lost last four games, including playoffs at Seattle, after surging atop division with eight wins in nine-game stretch. Made NFL history by rallying from fourth-quarter deficits to win eight games. Matthew Stafford had highest passer rating of career despite Calvin Johnson's retirement and injured finger on throwing hand.