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3 hrs ago | Pride of Detroit

What J.J. Watt's contract extension means for the Lions and Ndamukong Suh

Things got a little more interesting on Tuesday morning, as Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $100 million.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, NFL Players, Ndamukong Suh, Nick Fairley, Matthew Stafford, Houston Texans

4 hrs ago | Big Blue View

Giants at Lions 2014: First look at Monday match-up

The New York Giants are 5-point underdogs to the Detroit Lions in Monday's season-opening game, and there is a reason for that.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, New York Giants, Eli Manning, NFL Players, Weston Richburg, Golden Tate

5 hrs ago | Isportsweb.com

Detroit Lions: 3 reasons they won't make the playoffs

"This is our year!" It seems like fans of the Detroit Lions find a reason to say that at the start of every season, at least ever since Calvin Johnson was drafted in 2007.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, NFC North, Detroit Lions, Rashean Mathis, Darius Slay, NFL Players, Matthew Stafford

8 hrs ago | BleacherReport

2014 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 1

The smell of football is in the air. Here are the Lester's Legends 2014 Week 1 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, NFL Players, Golden Tate, Mike Wallace, Victor Cruz

16 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

NFL preview: 10 things to know about this season

Here's a stupid rule. Players like Jimmy Graham and Calvin Johnson no longer can use the ball or any prop to dunk over the crossbar of the goal post after Graham broke a goalpost last year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Players, Ndamukong Suh

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Sporting News

Fantasy football mock draft: Lacy or Megatron at No. 6?

That's the choice I chewed fingernails on for a week before our Experts League Draft last week.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, NFL Players, Detroit Lions, Pennsylvania State University NCAA, NCAA Sports, NCAA Football, Penn State Nittany Lions NCAA Football, NFC West, NFC

IHaveNet.com

NFL 2014: Calvin Johnson: Megatron Makes History

Last season, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson had 84 catches for 1,492 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Players, Matthew Stafford

Detroit News

Lions' Caldwell explains decision to keep receivers Broyles, Ogletree, Fuller

The competition for the final wide receiver spots on the Lions' 53-man roster came down to the wire, and coach Jim Caldwell explained Monday why the team chose to keep Ryan Broyles, Kevin Ogletree and Corey Fuller.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Jeremy Ross, Golden Tate, Corey Fuller, Ryan Broyles, NFL Players

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Free Press NFL staff picks: Who will win Super Bowl XLIX?

Lions' record: 8-8 The buzz: It feels like a cop-out to pick the Lions for a .500 finish, but they still have too many holes for good teams to exploit.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFC, NFL Football, NFC North, Detroit Lions, NFL Players, Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh, Kyle Van Noy

Sat Aug 30, 2014

NFL

Reportedly releasing Durham

NFL teams have until 4 p.m. ET on Saturday to trim their rosters to 53 players. Around The NFL is following each team's moves.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Detroit Lions, Golden Tate, Ryan Broyles, NFL Players, Eric Ebron

MLive.com

Corey Fuller among bubble players anxiously awaiting word on their fate with Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions have to clear 22 roster spots by 4 p.m. Saturday, and few players are straddling the bubble quite like Fuller.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Montell Owens, Corey Fuller, Ryan Broyles, NFL Players, Jerome Couplin

Daily Herald

Pair of top receivers would be great catch

Remember that? Eons ago -- OK, 12-15 years ago -- my advice to newbie fantasy football players was to do anything in your power to acquire two stud running backs in the first two rounds of your draft.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, NFL Players, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins

Pride of Detroit

Lions roster cuts: Kris Durham, Shamari Benton released

Shamar Benton and Kris Durham are the latest Detroit Lions players to be released.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Kris Durham, NFL Players, Corey Fuller

BleacherReport

Fantasy Football 2014: Analyzing 1st-Round Mock Draft and Potential Team Names

There are many ways to prepare for a fantasy football draft but nothing is more helpful than partaking in mock drafts when it comes to gauging where players might land in your real draft.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Players, NFL Football, New Orleans Saints, Jimmy Graham, Drew Brees, Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning

Detroit Free Press

Dave Birkett: Mikel Leshoure, Andre Fluellen likely Lions roster cuts

They play football for a living and get paid nice salaries, so it's easy to forget that playing in the NFL is a job.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Mikel Leshoure, NFL Players, Jeremy Ross, Corey Fuller, Eric Ebron

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Day

Draft Day skill players -- the season draws nigh

The busiest period of fantasy football league drafting activity is the two weeks leading up to the regular season kickoff and we are officially there.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, New Orleans Saints, NFL Players, Drew Brees, Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford

Detroit Free Press

Lions' Suh avoids fine for hit on Henne

Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions puts a late hit on quarterback Chad Henne of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter Aug. 22, 2014, in Detroit.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, George Johnson, NFL Players, Ndamukong Suh, Chris Houston, Matthew Stafford

NJ.com

Prince Amukamara injury update: Giants corner will be ready for Calvin Johnson, Detroit...

Prince Amuakamara tracked the Detroit Lions' offseason acquisitions like any casual fan.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, New York Giants, Detroit Lions, Walter Thurmond, Prince Amukamara, James Brewer, NFL Players

USA Today

First-round fantasy busts that should rebound

One of the primary reasons for the rise in popularity of the Zero-RB strategy in fantasy drafts this year is the high bust rate for first-round running backs in 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, NFL Players, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Houston Texans, Doug Martin, Buffalo Bills

ESPN

Demaryius Thomas will rise in #NFLRank

ESPN used over seven dozen voters from the network's many NFL platforms as well as Football Outsiders and Pro Football Focus to rank the league's Top 100 players on offense and Top 100 players on defense.

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Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Denver Broncos, Demaryius Thomas, NFL Players, Peyton Manning, Detroit Lions

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