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    • Detroit Lions - NFL
    • 1:14 AM, Apr. 20, 2014

    Why do you care how much money Matthew Stafford makes?

    Stafford ranked sixth among the magazine's list of the 50 top-paid athletes in the world. His listed salary of $31.5 million was topped only by Floyd Mayweather ($73.5 million), Cristiano Ronaldo ($50.176 million), Lionel Messi ($50.05 million), Aaron Rodgers ($40 million) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic ($35.06 million).

    • 12:59 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Analysts: Lions unlikely to trade up for WR Sammy Watkins

    Since the Lions hosted former Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins on a pre-draft visit last week, there has been significant chatter about them potentially trading up in the first round.

    • 1:05 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Lions coach Jim Caldwell doesn't think players union 'has a place in college football'

    Growing up as the son of a General Motors worker, Lions coach Jim Caldwell is a supporter of unions. However, when a student asked Caldwell's opinion on college athletes unionizing, the first-year Lions coach was less supportive.

    • 1:03 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Lions host receiver prospect Marqise Lee

    Lee was a weekly highlight reel as a sophomore with USC in 2012 with 118 catches for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns, including a 16-catch, 345-yard performance against Arizona.

    • 1:12 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Lions take Alabama's Clinton-Dix, Nebraska's Jean-Baptiste in Kiper's new mock draft

    Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is the Lions' first-round pick (No. 10) in the latest mock draft, version 4.0, by ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. Kiper projects the Lions selecting Nebraska cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste at No. 45, giving Detroit defensive backs with their first two picks in the May NFL draft.

    • 2:12 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    CFL team signs ex-NFL star Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

    Former NFL star Chad Johnson is heading to the Canadian Football League. The 36-year-old receiver has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes.

    • 10:48 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Lions coach Jim Caldwell, sports stars reach out to Detroit teens

    Lions coach Jim Caldwell tested the comprehension skills of the about 300 student-athletes from Detroit high schools at the end of his 30-minute speech Wednesday night.

    • 3:37 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
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    Potential No. 1 pick Jadeveon Clowney visits with Lions

    The freakishly athletic Clowney is widely considered the best player in the draft and a likely candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick by the Houston Texans, despite their need for a quarterback.

    • 2:04 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Wednesday's NFL roundup: RB Chris Johnson lands with Jets

    The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee.

    • 4:44 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    QB gurus? Training specialists? Tom Lewand defends Lions' coaches

    Lions president Tom Lewand said something during a Town Hall session with season-ticket holders Monday night that may or may not have been an indirect shot at defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

    • 4:07 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
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    Lions looking for 'high motor' guys, closers in draft

    While team officials have given few details of what characteristics they're looking for in this year's class, White said the team is looking for closers.

    • 9:34 PM, Apr. 14, 2014
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    Lions' Tom Lewand confident Ndamukong Suh deal is doable

    Lewand said the contract talks Suh have been civil and productive during at a Town Hall meeting with season ticket holders at Ford Field Monday night.

    • 12:05 PM, Apr. 14, 2014
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    Cornerback Rashean Mathis returns to Lions on one-year deal

    The Lions figured they were getting a quality veteran to provide leadership and stability to a mostly young group of cornerbacks when the signed Rashean Mathis last August.

    • 5:46 PM, Apr. 14, 2014
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    Report: South Carolina star DE Jadeveon Clowney to visit Lions

    South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the near-consensus pick as the No. 1 player in the NFL draft, reportedly will visit the Lions.

    • 11:17 PM, Apr. 14, 2014
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    Monday's NFL roundup: Alex Mack is OK being with Browns again

    Relieved a whirlwind few weeks are behind him, the Pro Bowl center said he's looking forward to focusing on football and a day when the Browns stabilize into a ...

    • 10:55 AM, Apr. 14, 2014
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    Alabama's Clinton-Dix, Fresno State's Adams to Lions in McShay's two-round mock draft

    In the first round McShay projects the Lions selecting Alabama safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, followed by Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams in the second.

    • 11:03 PM, Apr. 13, 2014
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    Grand Valley State wide receiver Brandan Green vies for scouts' eyes

    Growing up in Linden, Brandan Green remembers going to Lions games at the beginning of wide receiver Calvin Johnson's career at Ford Field. And on Sunday at ...

    • 7:20 PM, Apr. 12, 2014
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    Pros outweigh the cons in Lions' pursuit of Sammy Watkins

    Two questions I've been getting a lot lately: Is the Lions' interest in Watkins, the Clemson receiver, a smokescreen and why are the Lions being so transparent ...

    • 9:33 PM, Apr. 12, 2014
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    Stephfon Green hopes Ford Field combine gets him back in the NFL

    After performing well in the regional combine, Green earned an invitation to the super regional combine in Detroit, and Saturday he tried to impress scouts ...

    • 7:24 PM, Apr. 11, 2014
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    NFL prospect carries memory of his late friend with him

    Demareo Marr already knew his buddy and fellow University of Mississippi football player Bennie Abram wasn't in good shape. They were training together during ...

    • 5:34 PM, Apr. 11, 2014
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    Lions claim, sign former Bills LB-DE Kourtnei Brown

    The Lions are leaving no stones unturned in their efforts to find pass rushers. On Friday they were awarded defensive end-linebacker Kourtnei Brown off waivers ...

    • 11:25 AM, Apr. 11, 2014
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    Lions' James Ihedigbo brings a champion's work ethic to early conditioning sessions

    You don't just join a new team and declare yourself a leader, and Ihedigbo certainly understands that. He knows there are leaders already in place, like ...

    • 3:50 PM, Apr. 11, 2014
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    49ers QB Colin Kaepernick defends reputation

    Kaepernick put out a statement on his Twitter account Friday, a day after his name was linked to a Miami police report involving a woman who passed out in a ...

    • 2:01 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Ndamukong Suh's absence noticed, but Lions teammates offer support

    As usual, the most conspicuous player around the Lions practice facility this week was the guy who wasn't even there. That happens when the player is Suh, who, ...

    • 12:17 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Matthew Stafford: I can get better, and so can entire Lions team

    Matthew Stafford sat back this offseason and watched the Lions hire Jim Caldwell, partly because of the work he did with quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Joe ...

    • 8:38 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Lions' Matthew Stafford keeps focus, and hat, in right direction forward

    Former Bears coach Mike Ditka and ex-Giants quarterback Phil Simms were among the prominent voices chastising him for the backward-hat look on the sidelines ...

    • 10:48 AM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Lions' Reggie Bush not worried about possible reduction in workload

    The Lions produced their best ground attack in 10 years in the 2013 season. With Reggie Bush gaining 1,006 yards and Joique Bell another 650, they averaged 4.0 ...

    • 6:16 PM, Apr. 10, 2014
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    Colin Kaepernick among three players named in police report, not charged

    Three NFL players are named in a police report involving a woman who passed out in a hotel and later woke up in a hospital not knowing how she got there, ...

    • 11:43 PM, Apr. 9, 2014
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    After down year in 2013, NFC North reloads -- especially on offense

    The Lions, Packers and Bears all have, on paper, among the most potent offenses in the league.

    • 10:46 AM, Apr. 9, 2014
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    Report: Bill Ford Jr. meets with Sammy Watkins during top receiver's visit

    As he drove away from the Lions' Allen Park headquarters Tuesday afternoon, Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. happily waved to reporters outside the facility.

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