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    • Detroit Lions - NFL
    • 1:26 AM, Aug. 23, 2014

    Tahir Whitehead serves Lions notice he's in the competition at strong-side linebacker

    When the Lions drafted Kyle Van Noy in the second round in May, it seemed obvious that he or Ashlee Palmer would start at strong-side linebacker in 2014.

    • 1:22 AM, Aug. 23, 2014
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    Ryan Broyles making his mark in Lions receiving corps

    Ryan Broyles is making a good accounting for himself in the exhibition season, adding another consistent game to his portfolio as he's trying to nail down a spot on the final 53-man roster.

    • 1:33 AM, Aug. 23, 2014
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    Coach Jim Caldwell unsettled by Lions' 15 penalties

    Coach Jim Caldwell noted the Lions' 15 penalties Friday night as an issue during his opening statement after a 13-12 exhibition win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Then he fielded four questions about the infractions that cost the Lions 131 yards.

    • 2:21 AM, Aug. 23, 2014
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    Reggie Bush gives Lions offense a spark in tight victory over Jaguars

    Running back Reggie Bush's 86-yard touchdown run in the Lions' 13-12 exhibition win over the Jacksonville Jaguars Friday night at Ford Field should give the offense optimism for several reasons.

    • 1:57 AM, Aug. 23, 2014
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    It is now or never as a Lion for Nick Fairley

    Ndamukong Suh gave us a pretty good scouting report on fellow defensive tackle Nick Fairley. He is not blowing smoke when he says Fairley has more moves than the Pro Bowl superstar.

    • 11:18 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Improved Lions receiver Corey Fuller 'night and day from last year'

    Fuller, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, has been turning heads in camp for his consistency, speed and catching ability. That combination of skills was on display in the opening exhibition game, when he caught the go-ahead touchdown.

    • 11:25 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Preparation, discipline are Joe Lombardi's priorities as Lions' offensive coordinator

    Lombardi, who's in his first year as an NFL coordinator, brought the competitive concept from New Orleans, where he spent the past seven years as a Saints assistant, and it's just one way for him to relate to the players.

    • 11:23 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Lions juggle lineup for Jaguars, but Calvin Johnson to start

    All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson is in the starting lineup for the Lions exhibition game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field tonight, but there are a couple of surprise inactives.

    • 12:46 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Browns' Johnny Manziel fined $12K for middle finger flip

    A person familiar with the penalty says Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 by the NFL for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline.

    • 2:31 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Steelers' Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount admitted buying pot, police say

    Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount told police they 'pitched in' to buy a bag of marijuana with a female friend shortly before they were pulled over and Bell acknowledged smoking some, though he told the officer who pulled them over he felt OK to drive, police said in court papers.

    • 2:38 AM, Aug. 23, 2014
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    Friday's NFL roundup: Tom Brady and Patriots click in victory over Panthers

    Brady threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 60-yard field goal and the Patriots shut down Cam Newton and the Panthers 30-7 on Friday night.

    • 9:21 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Lions vs. Jags: 10 things to watch as the starters stay in longer

    Against the Jaguars, Lions starters will play into the second half, which is enough time to see just how the new offense and defense will look in 2014.

    • 10:43 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    Former Michigan star Denard Robinson adjusts to being out of spotlight

    Robinson was in a fishbowl of constant attention and interviews in his standout career at Michigan from 2009-12.

    • 10:05 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Lions' battle of kickers will go down to the wire

    After seeing that both handle themselves well on and off the field, special teams coordinator John Bonamego said the decision will 'hinge on game performance' in the final two exhibition games.

    • 2:31 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Survey: Lions' Ndamukong the guy NFL players would least like to fight

    Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is the player other NFL players would least like to fight, according to an ESPN survey.

    • 1:00 AM, Aug. 22, 2014
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    Thursday's NFL roundup: Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount play in Steelers' exhibition loss

    Bell started and gained 23 yards on nine carries. He also caught a pass for three yards. Blount had 32 yards on seven carries and three receptions for 14 yards.

    • 10:32 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    Even Lions' Megatron will be scheming this season

    He's fast enough to beat single coverage, strong enough to make plays in double coverage and tall and long enough to make plays on imperfect passes.

    • 12:30 PM, Aug. 21, 2014
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    Ex-Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell arrested with Steelers teammate after pot found in car

    Bell is expected to be charged with DUI while Bell, Blount and a female companion are expected to face charges of marijuana possession.

    • 4:35 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    Lions DT Nick Fairley says he plans to start in season opener

    Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley stood at his locker smiling Wednesday, answering questions about his recent demotion with a surprisingly cavalier attitude.

    • 10:31 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    Lions game with Jaguars is a sellout, will be on TV

    The Lions' exhibition game against the Jaguars Friday night at Ford Field is officially a sellout.

    • 3:55 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    Lions' Calvin Johnson won't let NFL 'get in my pockets' for TD celebration fines

    New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham received two fines totaling $33,075 for dunking over the goalpost twice in last week's exhibition game at Atlanta, a ...

    • 12:59 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    Lions DE Ziggy Ansah might play Friday against Jaguars

    Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah is still working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, but the coaches hope he can play in Friday's exhibition against ...

    • 1:31 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    Forbes: Lions third-least valuable NFL team at $960M

    The Lions are worth $960 million, Forbes estimates. That's an increase from last year's $900 million valuation but not enough to stop Detroit from dropping ...

    • 10:48 AM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford poised to take the next step

    Most of the changes for Stafford will be mental and fundamental this season as he tries to lead the Lions to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

    • 12:04 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
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    Former Michigan State QB Brian Hoyer gets Browns' starting spot over rookie Johnny Manziel

    Hoyer will open the season as Cleveland's starting quarterback after winning his summer competition over Manziel, the hotshot rookie and social media sensation ...

    • 7:47 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
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    Lions to get Calvin Johnson some playing time, gauge Jaguars' response

    The Lions plan to give wide receiver Calvin Johnson his first playing time of the preseason Friday, and when asked about what he's looking for, Caldwell made a ...

    • 5:55 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
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    Lions release cornerback Drayton Florence

    The Lions hoped Florence, an 11-year veteran who played in Detroit in 2012, could provide veteran depth at a position of weakness, but he looked a step slow in ...

    • 5:54 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
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    Lions' Dominic Raiola on Johnny Manziel's obscene gesture: 'Enjoy the FedEx' from the NFL

    It didn't take long for the news of Johnny Manziel's obscene gesture during the 'Monday Night Football' game at Washington to make the rounds in the Lions ...

    • 10:44 PM, Aug. 19, 2014
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    Former NFL, Livonia Clarenceville player Tim Shaw announces he has ALS

    In a 25-second video posted Tuesday on the Tennessee Titans' web site, 30-year-old Shaw reveals he was recently diagnosed with ALS and pours a bucket of ice ...

    • 11:17 PM, Aug. 18, 2014
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    Cornerback Rashean Mathis wants to go out a winner, and the Lions love it

    Throughout the 2013 season, Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis said he told general manager Martin Mayhew he wanted to return to Detroit in 2014.

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