Detroit Lions Wiretap

Lions, Damon Harrison Agree Upon $11M Extension

Aug 22, 2019 7:57 AM

The Detroit Lions have agreed to a one-year, $11 million extension with Damon "Snacks" Harrison, according to a source.

The defensive tackle now has $12 million in guaranteed money between the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Harrison had been under contract through 2020 -- initially making $6.75 million in 2019 and $9 million in 2020.

His deal can now run through 2021.

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Lions Lose Jermaine Kearse For 2019 With Broken Leg

Aug 8, 2019 10:51 PM

Jermaine Kearse has suffered a broken leg.

Kearse entered camp with the Detroit Lions hoping to bounce back as their top reserve wide receiver.

Kearse left the field with his leg in an air cast.

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Injury

Mike Daniels To Sign With Lions

Jul 26, 2019 4:21 PM

Mike Daniels is finalizing a contract with the Detroit Lions.

Daniels was released this week by the Green Bay Packers.

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Darius Slay, Damon Harrison To Report For Start Of Lions' Camp

Jul 23, 2019 11:02 AM

Darius Slay and Damon Harrison will report for the start of training camp with the Detroit Lions.

Both players had skipped the Lions' mandatory minicamp last month as they sought reworked contracts.

Slay has two years left on the four-year extension he signed in 2016 and is scheduled to make $12.55 million in base salary this season and $10 million next season.

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Golden Tate: Matthew Stafford Is 'Best QB I've Played With'

Jul 16, 2019 8:22 AM

Golden Tate has played 10 NFL seasons and says Matthew Stafford is the best quarterback he's caught passes from.

Tate has played with the Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles.

"To me, as of now, where I am today, I think Stafford's been the best quarterback I've played with," Tate said. "The guy can flat-out play. He's tough, his attitude is amazing and he just wants to play ball. For me, I have nothing but praises for him. It's almost unfair that he's such a good player and doesn't have playoffs or a ring to show for it. That kind of hurts my heart that I wasn't able to help change that."

Tate won a Super Bowl with Russell Wilson during his time with the Seahawks.

"I think over his career, if you put him in another organization, maybe things are different. I don't know. Because I've played with some guys over my years that I've won playoff games with that I don't think are as good," Tate said.

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Glover Quin 'Walking Away' After 10 Seasons

Jul 9, 2019 8:25 AM

Glover Quin has decided to retire from the NFL after 10 seasons with the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans.

The 33-year-old started the final 148 games of his career and started 156 of 159 games in total.

He notched 737 tackles with 24 interceptions, 85 passes defended, 10 forced fumbles, four sacks and two defensive touchdowns in his decade in the league.

"Playing professional sports was always a dream of mine. Football was the route I chose and God blessed me to be able to persevere through all the hardships and play 10 years in the NFL," Quin wrote in a text message to ESPN. "I'm so thankful for the opportunity I had to play in the NFL with such great players and two great organizations.

"Football was never who I was as a person. It was always what I had done. I wanted to use football as a stepping stone into the rest of my life and not let football be my life. I always only wanted to play 10 years. Said if I was able to walk off the field after the last game in Year 10, it would be really hard for me to walk back on. I'm young, I'm healthy and I got a lot of life to live. So I'm walking away from the game of football."

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Misc Rumor

Matthew Stafford Played Through Broken Back Last Season

Jun 19, 2019 8:31 AM

Matthew Stafford played through a broken back toward the end of the 2018 season.

The Detroit Lions quarterback reportedly had some tiny fractures in his back.

Stafford suffered the injury in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Rams when he was tackled 11 times.

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Injury, Misc Rumor

Packers Claim TE Michael Roberts After Voided Trade

Jun 18, 2019 9:05 AM

The Green Bay Packers have claimed Michael Roberts off waivers.

Last week, a trade sending the tight end from the Detroit Lions to the New England Patriots for a 2020 conditional seventh-round pick fell through after he failed his physical.

He was sent back to Detroit's roster and then waived.

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

C.J. Anderson Felt 'Really Wanted' By Lions

Jun 3, 2019 8:32 AM

C.J. Anderson has signed with four teams since the Denver Broncos cut him in April of 2018.

Anderson played his first five NFL seasons with the Broncos and ended last season in the Super Bowl with the Los Angeles Rams.

He has since signed with the Detriot Lions.

"You want to go where you're wanted," Anderson said. "I was really wanted here."

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

HBO's Hard Knocks Down To Four Potential Teams

May 14, 2019 8:29 AM

There are only five teams eligible to appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this season.

Rules prevent teams with first-year coaches, teams that made the playoffs within the last two seasons, and teams that have been featured on "Hard Knocks" within the last 10 years from appearing on the show.

The San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins are eligible, but a report has indicated that the 49ers won't be featured.

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Tags: Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

2019 NFL Draft First-Round Results
Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams kicked off the first round, but the Raiders started a trend of unpredictability by taking Clelin Ferrell with the fourth overall pick.

RealGM Staff Report

2019 NFL Mock Draft, Final Version
After months of film work and sourcing, Jeff Risdon's final mock draft for the 2019 NFL Draft is here.

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Lions Publicly Soliciting Offers To Move Down From No. 8
The Lions would like to move down from No. 8.

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Dolphins Attempted To Trade For Matthew Stafford Before 2018 Draft
Adam Gase reached out to Matt Patricia personally about a potential deal.

Jose A. Iglesias/Miami Herald

Eagles Proposed Change To Dallas-Detroit Thanksgiving Tradition
The Cowboys and Lions have hosted Thanksgiving games annually for decades, but the Eagles briefly attempted to change that.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Lions Sign Trey Flowers To Five-Year, $85M Deal
Trey Flowers led the Patriots in sacks each of the past three seasons, with his 7.5 in 2018 setting a career high.

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Lions, Danny Amendola Agree Upon One-Year, $5.75M Deal
The 33-year-old receiver had 59 receptions for 575 yards and one touchdown with the Dolphins in 2018.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Lions, Seahawks, Chargers Among 10 Teams Meeting With Kyler Murray
Kyler Murray is expected to be a first round pick.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

2019 NFL Draft Mock Draft 2.0: Pre-Combine Edition
The Combine at the end of February into early March will provide even more clarity.

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Lions View Tight End Upgrade As Top Priority
Bob Quinn told season-ticket holders that "the tight end position is definitely a priority for us" to upgrade this offseason.

Detroit Free Press

Lions Open To Drafting Quarterback With No. 8 Pick
Bob Quinn has said that Matthew Stafford is the team's quarterback and will continue to be.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Lions Trying To Avoid Appearing On HBO's Hard Knocks
There are five teams that can be forced to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks this season.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Lions Hire Darrell Bevell As Offensive Coordinator
Darrell Bevell replaces Jim Bob Cooter whose contract was not renewed by the team.

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA
The Chargers and Colts rank in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Lions Won't Renew Jim Bob Cooter's Contract
The Lions won't renew the contract of offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Matthew Stafford Hopes To Spend Entire Career With Lions
Detroit would incur a $30 million cap hit if they trade Matthew Stafford

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Matt Patricia Confident He Won't Be Fired By Lions
Matt Patricia enters Week 17 of his first season with the Lions holding a 5-10 record.

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NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters
Patrick Mahomes is a Pro Bowl starter in his first season as a starting quarterback.

RealGM Staff Report

Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10
Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection.

Todd McShay/ESPN

Lions Players Confused By Practice In Snow
The Lions practiced in the snow this week despite not having a cold-weather game scheduled for a month.

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