Detroit Lions Wiretap

Lions To Hire Cory Undlin As Defensive Coordinator

Jan 13, 2020 8:54 AM

The Detroit Lions will hire Cory Undlin as defensive coordinator, according to league sources.

Undlin is currently the defensive backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Undlin, 48, began as a defensive assistant with the New England Patriots in 2004. He worked with Matt Patricia.

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Lions Deny Rumor Of Possible Sale To Jeff Bezos

Dec 18, 2019 8:47 AM

The Detroit Lions will remain in the Ford family.

There have been reports that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had interest in buying the team.

"We've been approached about interest in buying the team, but there's been no serious discussions," Lions president Rod Wood said. "And the Ford family plans to own the team and there's [succession] plans in place."

Wood declined to say what those plans were for future team ownership beyond 94-year-old Martha Ford, who took over ownership duties after her husband's death in 2014.

Her four children are all vice chairs of the team and make up the club's board of directors.

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Lions Retain Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn For 2020

Dec 17, 2019 4:29 PM

The Detroit Lions will retain Bob Quinn as general manager and Matt Patricia as head coach for the 2020 season.

Patricia is 9-20-1 overall with the Lions after consecutive 9-7 seasons under Jim Caldwell.

"We expect to be a playoff contender (in 2020) and those are our expectations, which we’ve expressed to both Bob and to Matt," Martha Firestone Ford said. 

Thousands of fans were no-shows for last week's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Lions have been serenaded by boos in recent home games.

"(Changing coaches) would have been the popular choice, the popular decision, and we knew that," Ford Hamp said. "But as I say, we’re doing what is right for the organization."

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Matthew Stafford Placed On Injured Reserve

Dec 17, 2019 4:20 PM

The Detroit Lions have placed Matthew Stafford on injured reserve.

Stafford has been inactive for the past six weeks due to a back injury.

The Lions have started David Blough in the absence of Stafford.

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Matt Patricia Believes Lions Have Foundation Of A Competitive Team

Dec 17, 2019 8:51 AM

The Detroit Lions are 3-10-1 with two games left, but Matt Patricia believes they can take some positives away from this season.

The coach believes the Lions simply need better health and some offseason additions.

"I think those things will build on top of each other from there," Patricia said. "But certainly, from a standpoint of trying to put a good foundation, a solid foundation down of being about something from a team, I would say that we've shown at least a foundation of being a tough team, being a competitive team, being a team that won't quit. [We're] a team that's going to go out and compete, and really care about each. I think that’s the start."

Detroit Free Press

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Matthew Stafford Wants To Return This Season

Nov 20, 2019 8:49 PM

Matthew Stafford wants to return this season despite fractured bones in his back.

Stafford's back injury could take up to six weeks to heal.

The Detroit Lions are 3-6-1 and are almost mathematically eliminated from the playoffs.

"This is what I do," Stafford said. "This is what I love to do. I love playing football. I appreciate all the hard work that all the guys in this locker room and in his organization put into going out there and trying to win games on Sunday, and I love being a part of that.

"It's tough for me to sit there without the pads on and not being able to impact the game on the field the way I'm used to doing, so that's driving me to get back out there, and whenever we all deem it's the right time to be back out there, I'll be out there."

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Matthew Stafford Ruled Out Of Week 10 With Broken Bones In Back

Nov 10, 2019 12:24 PM

Matthew Stafford has been ruled out of Week 10 with fractured bones in his back as doctors won't clear him to play.

Stafford was practicing Friday and throwing 60-yard passes, but doctors wanted him to have further testing on his painful back injury.

Stafford is now considered week-to-week.

The Detroit Lions will start Jeff Driskel with Stafford out.

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Darius Slay: 'Nobody's Safe' After Quandre Diggs Trade

Oct 25, 2019 8:54 AM

A few days after the Detroit Lions traded Quandre Diggs, Darius Slay was still emotional about the move.

"No matter how much you put in, at the end of the day it's a business," Slay said, "so that's how I just look at it. Nobody's safe, in my opinion."

Slay declined to comment when asked if he hoped to remain with the Lions after Tuesday's trade deadline. Instead, the cornerback said he'd be OK playing anywhere and that he wouldn't care whether he was moved.

"Do I want to? Be where else? I'm saying I'm here to play ball," Slay said. "Like I said, it don't matter if I'm here or not. That's what I want to do. I just want to play ball."

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Lions Trade Safety Quandre Diggs To Seahawks

Oct 23, 2019 10:49 AM

The Detroit Lions have traded safety Quandre Diggs and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2020 fifth-round pick.

Diggs was a starter for the Lions at slot cornerback and safety.

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Kerryon Johnson Likely To Miss Time With Knee Injury

Oct 22, 2019 8:55 AM

The Detroit Lions are expected to be without Kerryon Johnson for some time after he suffered a knee injury on Sunday, according to a source.

Johnson has rushed 92 times for 308 yards and two scores as Detroit's lead back. He injured the knee in the first half against the Minnesota Vikings and did not return.

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Lions, Damon Harrison Agree Upon $11M Extension

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Lions Lose Jermaine Kearse For 2019 With Broken Leg
Jermaine Kearse left the field with his leg in an air cast.

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Mike Daniels To Sign With Lions
Mike Daniels was released this week by the Packers.

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Darius Slay, Damon Harrison To Report For Start Of Lions' Camp
Both players had skipped the Lions' mandatory minicamp last month as they sought reworked contracts.

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Golden Tate: Matthew Stafford Is 'Best QB I've Played With'
Golden Tate has played 10 NFL seasons and says Matthew Stafford is the best quarterback he's caught passes from.

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Glover Quin 'Walking Away' After 10 Seasons
Glover Quin has decided to retire from the NFL after 10 seasons with the Lions and Texans.

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Matthew Stafford Played Through Broken Back Last Season
The Lions quarterback reportedly had some tiny fractures in his back.

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Packers Claim TE Michael Roberts After Voided Trade
Michael Roberts failed a physical with the Patriots last week.

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C.J. Anderson Felt 'Really Wanted' By Lions
C.J. Anderson has signed with four teams since the Broncos cut him in April of 2018.

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HBO's Hard Knocks Down To Four Potential Teams
The 49ers, Giants, Raiders, Lions and Redskins are eligible to appear on Hard Knocks.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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