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Last Updated: Thu Jun 13, 2024, 9:58 AM

Detroit Lions

-- Lions Sign 1st-Rounder Terrion Arnold --
Thu Jun 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have signed first-round draft pick CB Terrion Arnold to a four-year contract.

-- Lions Forfeit June 10th Practice Due to Rules Violation --
Fri Jun 7, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

KPRC2 reports the Detroit Lions forfeit their June 10th practice after informed by the NFL and NFLPA that the team violated player work rules pertaining to on-field physical contact pursuant to the CBA. "We take very seriously the rules set forth within the NFL’s Offseason Program and have worked to conduct our practices accordingly. We will continue to be vigilant with our practices moving forward," the team said in a statement.

-- Jahmyr Gibbs Dinged --
Wed Jun 5, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell says RB Jahmyr Gibbs (undisclosed) is not practicing with the team. The 2023 first-round pick is dealing with a soft tissue injury.

-- Lions Sign 2nd-Rounder Ennis Rakestraw Jr. --
Fri May 31, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Detroit Lions have signed 2nd-round draft pick CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr. to a four-year contract.

-- Lions Want Jahmyr Gibbs to Take Pass-Catching to the Next Level --
Fri May 31, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs caught 52 passes during his rookie season and running backs coach Scottie Montgomery touched on that area of the 2023 first-round pick’s game while discussing what the team is looking for during the 2024 season. Most of Gibbs’ catches came as a safety valve out of the backfield and Montgomery indicated that the team hopes to see a greater variety of contributions this time around. “Now what we need him to do from a passing game standpoint is go to the next level,” Montgomery said. “I do think there’s a certain difference between being a really efficient check-down versus a great route-runner, a guy that can run all types of choice. We know we’ve seen him do those things. But now can you go into the slot and a little bit more down the field, some intermediate stuff. Can we continue to grow him there, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

-- Brian Branch Recovering From Surgery --
Thu May 23, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit News reports Lions DB Brian Branch was spotted in a walking boot and using a knee scooter while in Detroit for the draft last month and HC Dan Campbell updated his condition on Thursday. Campbell didn’t specify the exact nature of Branch’s injury, but said the 2023 second-round pick “he had a little cleanup” of something that the team thought might be able to heal on its own. Campbell joked that Branch also likes using the scooter before providing a rough timetable for his return to the field. “We feel like he’s progressing well,” Campbell said. “We feel like he’ll be ready to go in camp, if not early enough, he’ll certainly get enough reps to be ready for the season. That’s how we feel right now.”

-- Jameson Williams Most Improved Player This Spring --
Thu May 23, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell says WR Jameson Williams is a “man on a mission” and has been the most improved player since the start of spring practices.

-- Michael Brockers Retires --
Thu May 16, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports DT Michael Brockers has announced his retirement from the NFL. Brockers made the announcement on social media this week. He had been a free agent since being released by the Lions last February.

-- Lions to Name Dwayne Joseph --
Wed May 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Raiders director of pro scouting Dwayne Joseph is departing Las Vegas to join the Lions. Joseph’s new title with Detroit is not yet known.

-- Jerry Jacobs Touring --
Tue May 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free agent CB Jerry Jacobs is set to visit with the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings in the coming days. He visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars late last month as well.

-- Lions Extend Jared Goff --
Mon May 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Detroit Lions are signing QB Jared Goff to a four-year, $212 million contract extension that includes $170 million guaranteed, sources said. The deal makes the 2016 No. 1 pick the highest-paid player in franchise history. The $53 million average annual salary in Goff's new deal makes him the second-highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, behind only Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow ($55 million).

-- Lions Re-Sign C.J. Moore; Sign Kyle Peko --
Tue May 7, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed CB C.J. Moore to a one-year contract. They also signed DL Kyle Peko.

-- Lions to Tryout T.J. Smith --
Wed May 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports free-agent DT T.J. Smith will participate in Detroit Loins rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

-- Jared Goff Contract Watch --
Wed Apr 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports there is no contract extension imminent for Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff.

-- Lions Extend Penei Sewell --
Wed Apr 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Detroit Lions have signed OT Penei Sewell to a four-year, $112 million contract extension. Detroit picked up Sewell’s fifth-year option today. With the four years added to that, Sewell is now tied to the Lions through the 2029 season.

-- Lions Extend Amon-Ra St.Brown --
Wed Apr 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have agreed on a contract extension for WR Amon-Ra St.Brown. He gets four years and more than $120 million with $77 million guaranteed. The deal makes St. Brown the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL.

-- Kerby Joseph OUT Until Training Camp --
Fri Apr 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions S Kerby Joseph (hip) had hip surgery after the end of the team’s season and that he will be out of action until training camp. Joseph missed two games with a hip injury he suffered in Week #2 of the regular season, but returned to play in all of the team’s other games.

-- Quintez Cephus Reinstated --
Thu Apr 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the NFL has reinstated free-agent WR Quintez Cephus from the reserve/suspended list.

-- C.J. Moore Reinstated --
Thu Apr 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent CB C.J. Moore has been reinstated from his season-long suspension for violating the league’s gambling policy and is free to sign with any team.

-- Taylor Decker Recovering from Foot/Ankle Surgery --
Tue Apr 16, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions OT Taylor Decker (foot/ankle) acknowledged today he had a foot and ankle surgery this offseason. The surgery was related to an injury he's been dealing with since college. Decker said he feels great walking around now, will be limited in spring, but fine for the season.

-- Lions Re-Sign Three --
Mon Apr 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Detroit Lions have officially re-signed exclusive-rights free-agents RB Craig Reynolds, OL Kayode Awosika, and LB James Houston.

-- Lions Looking for More Help at Safety --
Thu Apr 4, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions HC Dan Campbell says that the team is in the market for more bodies at the safety position. “We’re still going to look for safety help,” Campbell said. “That’s not over, either. We know we need some, there again, to bring in some competition in that room. So our eyes are there.”

-- Lions Re-Sign Brock Wright --
Wed Apr 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have decided to match the 3-year, $12 million offer to restricted free-agent TE Brock Wright from the 49ers.

-- Lions Re-Sign One --
Wed Apr 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed CB Kindle Vildor.

-- Cameron Sutton Charged with One Count of Domestic Battery --
Mon Apr 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports CB Cameron Sutton, who was cut by the Lions last week after police announced he was being sought in a domestic violence case, was formally charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery today. Sutton appeared in a Florida court and was released on his own recognizance.

-- Cameron Sutton Turns Himself in to Police --
Sun Mar 31, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports former Detroit Lions CB Cameron Sutton turned himself into Florida authorities Sunday night, weeks after evading police. Eleven days ago, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced it had issued an arrest warrant for Sutton. On Sunday night, the Sheriff’s Office released video of Sutton surrendering to authorities. Sutton, 29, was wanted on a charge of domestic battery by strangulation stemming from an incident at a house in Lutz, Florida on March 7. Police had been unable to locate him since.

-- Lions Re-Sign Nate Sudfeld --
Wed Mar 27, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed veteran QB Nate Sudfeld.

-- Lions Looking to Extend Goff & St. Brown --
Tue Mar 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions QB Jared Goff and WR Amon-Ra St.Brown are moving into contract years and HC Dan Campbell told reporters on Wednesday that the team is going to work to make sure that both of them have new deals before any pacts come to an end. “Yeah, those are priorities,” Campbell said. “Those are certainly priorities. I’m not going to get into those, but certainly there’s conversations that are being had.”

-- Lions Release Cameron Sutton --
Thu Mar 21, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have released CB Cameron Sutton.

-- Cam Sutton Wanted in Florida --
Wed Mar 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit Lions CB Cam Sutton is wanted for arrest in Hillsborough County, Florida. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office announced on Wednesday that Sutton is wanted for aggravated battery—domestic violence and that a warrant for his arrest has been issued. They shared the license plate number for a car Sutton is believed to be driving while asking for help in locating him.

-- Romeo Okwara Retires --
Tue Mar 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

MLive.com reports Detroit Lions DE Romeo Okwara has announced his retirement after eight seasons in the NFL. Okwara says he has “decided to step away from the NFL.”

-- Lions Sign Kevin Zeitler --
Mon Mar 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Detroit Lions have signed free-agent OG Kevin Zeitler to a one-year contract.

-- Lions Re-Sign Donovan Peoples-Jones --
Sat Mar 16, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Report reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed WR Donovan Peoples-Jones to a one-year contract.

-- Lions Re-Sign One --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed LS Scott Daly.

-- Lions to Sign D.J. Reader --
Thu Mar 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com report the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with free-agent DT D.J. Reader on a two-year, $27.25 million contract.

-- Lions Extend GM Brad Holmes & HC Dan Campbell --
Thu Mar 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have signed GM Brad Holmes and HC Dan Campbell to contract extensions through 2027.

-- Lions to Host D.J. Reader --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent DT D.J. Reader will visit the Detroit Lions this week.

-- Lions Re-Sign Dan Skipper --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed OL Dan Skipper to a one-year contract.

-- Lions to Sign Amik Robertson --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions and CB Amik Robertson have agreed to a two-year, $9.25 million contract.

-- Lions Acquire Carlton Davis --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have acquired CB Carlton Davis from the Buccaneeers for a 2024 third-round pick and pair of sixth-rounders.

-- Lions to Sign Marcus Davenport --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions will sign LB Marcus Davenport to a one-year contract.

-- Lions Re-Sign Graham Glasgow --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed OG Graham Glasgow to a three-year, $20 million contract.

-- Lions Re-Sign Craig Reynolds --
Sun Mar 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed ERFA RB Craig Reynolds.

-- Lions Tender Brock Wright; Anthony Pittman to Become a UFA --
Thu Mar 7, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit will tender restricted free-agent TE Brock Wright at the right of first refusal level. Should Wright play on the tender in 2024, he will make $2.985 million. The Detroit Free Press adds Detroit will not tender LB Anthony Pittman, but the Lions would like to re-sign him for the coming season.

-- Jerry Jacobs to Become a UFA --
Wed Mar 6, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions will not tender CB Jerry Jacobs, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent next week.

-- Lions Re-Sign Emmanuel Moseley --
Tue Mar 5, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed CB Emmanuel Moseley to a one-year contract.

-- Lions Re-Sign Shane Zylstra --
Mon Mar 4, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed exclusive rights free-agent TE Shane Zylstra.

-- Amon-Ra St.Brown Contract Watch --
Thu Feb 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports the Lions are expected to speak with WR Amon-Ra St.Brown’s agents shortly about a contract extension.

-- Khalil Dorsey to Become a UFA --
Wed Feb 28, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions are not picking up CB Khalil Dorsey's exclusive rights tender, per source. Dorsey, who finished the year with 11 tackles, one pass deflection and 244 kick return yards, is set to hit free agency.

-- Lions Re-Sign Jalen Reeves-Maybin --
Mon Feb 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have re-signed LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin to a two-year, $7.5 million contract extension. He gets a full guarantee of $5.245 million, including a $2.5 million signing bonus.

-- Lions Sign Michael Badgley --
Thu Feb 22, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have signed free-agent PK Michael Badgley to a one-year contract.

-- Lions Release Tracy Walker --
Tue Feb 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have released veteran S Tracy Walker.

-- Frank Ragnow Will Play in 2024 --
Fri Feb 9, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions C Frank Ragnow said after the NFC Championship Game that he needed some time to figure things out, leading to concerns in Detroit that Ragnow might retire. But at the NFL Honors event on Thursday night, Ragnow said he’s figured it out: He’s playing in 2024. “I’m not retiring,” Ragnow said.

-- Ben Johnson Going Nowhere --
Tue Jan 30, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have told the Commanders and Seahawks that OC Ben Johnson will remain the team’s offensive coordinator in 2024.

-- Lions Expected to Work to Extend Jared Goff --
Sun Jan 28, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions may make QB Jared Goff a rich man (again) this offseason, as the team is expected to begin contract talks for an extension.

-- Zach Ertz Impresses Jared Goff --
Sat Jan 27, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff says TE Zach Ertz has already shown he gets what the Lions are doing on offense, and teammates have been impressed by how much Ertz already understands. “He’s picked it up extremely fast,” Goff said. “He really has. Really impressive, not that you didn’t expect that from a guy like him who’s been around for so long. I’ve known him here and there throughout the years, and just hearing about how smart he is and how well he can pick up things, he’s done it really well this week. It’s been good.”

-- Lions Friday Injury Update --
Fri Jan 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions OG Jonah Jackson (knee) and WR Kalif Raymond (knee) are OUT. CB Chase Lucas (illness) and QB Hendon Hooker (tooth) are questionable to play this week.

-- Lions Thursday Injury Update - LaPorta & J. Reynolds Limited --
Thu Jan 25, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions OG Jonah Jackson (knee), CB Chase Lucas (illness), C Frank Ragnow (ankle/toe/knee/back), and WR Kalif Raymond (knee) did not practice on Thursday. TE Sam LaPorta (knee), LB Alex Anzalone (shoulder/ribs), and WR Josh Reynolds (ribs) were limited. DE James Houston (ankle) fully practiced.

-- Lions Wednesday Injury Update - LaPorta Sits; J. Reynolds Limited --
Wed Jan 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions OG Jonah Jackson (knee), TE Sam LaPorta (knee), C Frank Ragnow (ankle/toe/knee/back), and WR Kalif Raymond (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. LB Alex Anzalone (shoulder/ribs) and WR Josh Reynolds (ribs) were limited. DE James Houston (ankle) fully practiced.

-- Sam LaPorta Sits Wednesday --
Wed Jan 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Detroit Lions TE Sam LaPorta (knee) did not practice on Wednesday.

-- Zach Ertz May or May Not Play This Week --
Wed Jan 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell says veteran TE Zach Ertz is in the building today, but they're not sure if this is the week to use him. "Right now he just got here, I know he's in shape. I talked to him the other day. He understands we're gonna gauge this and see where we're at," Campbell said.

-- Frank Ragnow Expected to Play This Week --
Mon Jan 22, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Detroit Lions C Frank Ragnow (knee) suffered a sprained knee and ankle in Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers, but is expected to play this week against the 49ers.

-- Jonah Jackson OUT This Week After Surgery --
Mon Jan 22, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Detroit Lions OG Jonah Jackson (knee) underwent surgery for a slight meniscus tear and will miss this week's game against the 49ers. Jackson could return for the Super Bowl if the Lions win this week.

-- Lions Set to Sign Zach Ertz --
Mon Jan 22, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports free-agent veteran TE Zach Ertz is signing with the Detroit Lions, per sources. Ertz will start out on the practice squad, with plans to potentially elevate him for the NFC Championship Game.

-- Jonah Jackson Injures Knee --
Sun Jan 21, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Detroit Lions OG Jonah Jackson (knee) left today's game against the Bucs with a knee injury.

-- Sam LaPorta Will Play Today --
Sun Jan 21, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Detroit Lions TE Sam LaPorta (knee) is active and will play today against the Bucs.

-- Lions Friday Injury Update - LaPorta Questionable --
Fri Jan 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions WR Kalif Raymond (knee) is OUT. TE Sam LaPorta (knee) and LB James Houston (ankle) are questionable to play this week. LaPorta was limited on Friday.

-- Lions Thursday Injury Update - LaPorta Limited --
Fri Jan 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions WR Kalif Raymond (knee) did not practice on Thursday. TE Sam LaPorta (knee) was limited. C Frank Ragnow (knee/back/toe/rest), LB Alex Anzalone (shoulder/ribs), CB Brian Branch (knee), LB James Houston (ankle), FS Kerby Joseph (knee), and TE Brock Wright (hip) fully practiced.

-- Lions Activate James Houston; Release One --
Thu Jan 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

MLive.com reports the Detroit Lions have activated LB James Houston (ankle) from injured reserve and released veteran LB Julian Okwara.

-- Lions Wednesday Injury Update - LaPorta Practices --
Wed Jan 17, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions C Frank Ragnow (knee/back/toe/rest) and WR Kalif Raymond (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. LB Alex Anzalone (shoulder/ribs) were limited. CB Brian Branch (knee), LB James Houston (ankle), FS Kerby Joseph (knee), TE Sam LaPorta (knee), and TE Brock Wright (hip) fully practiced.

-- Sam LaPorta Will Play Tonight --
Sun Jan 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Detroit Lions rookie TE Sam LaPorta (knee) is active and will play tonight against the Rams.

-- Sam LaPorta Trending Towards Playing Today --
Sun Jan 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Detroit Lions rookie TE Sam LaPorta (knee), who suffered a bone bruise and hyperextended knee, is trending in the right direction to play today against the Rams. He was very limited in practice, so LaPorta will likely wear a brace, but he intends to be out there with his team.

-- Lions Friday Injury Update - Raymond OUT; LaPorta Questionable --
Fri Jan 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions CB Jerry Jacobs (thigh), WR Kalif Raymond (knee), LB James Houston (ankle), and TE James Mitchell (hand) are OUT. TE Sam LaPorta (knee) and DE John Cominsky (illness) are questionable to play this week. LaPorta fully practiced on Friday.

-- Lions Thursday Injury Update - LaPorta & Raymond Sit; J. Williams Practices --
Thu Jan 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions CB Jerry Jacobs (thigh), TE Sam LaPorta (knee), QB Teddy Bridgewater (personal), and WR Kalif Raymond (knee) did not practice on Thursday. TE James Mitchell (hand) was limited. C Frank Ragnow (knee/back/toe/rest), OT Taylor Decker (rest), OG Graham Glasgow (rest), CB Brian Branch (wrist), DE John Cominsky (illness), LB James Houston (ankle), CB Cameron Sutton (toe/heel), WR Jameson Williams (ankle), and TE Brock Wright (hip) fully practiced.

-- Sam LaPorta Injury Update --
Thu Jan 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions TE Sam LaPorta (knee) said he got some reps on the side at practice today and is “optimistic” about playing Sunday.

-- Lions Wednesday Injury Update - LaPorta & Raymond Sit; J. Williams Practices --
Wed Jan 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions OT Taylor Decker (rest), OG Graham Glasgow (rest), TE Sam LaPorta (knee), C Frank Ragnow (knee/back/toe/rest), and WR Kalif Raymond (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. CB Jerry Jacobs (thigh) was limited. CB Brian Branch (wrist), DE John Cominsky (illness), LB James Houston (ankle), CB Cameron Sutton (toe/heel), WR Jameson Williams (ankle), and TE Brock Wright (hip) fully practiced.

-- Sam LaPorta Improving, But... --
Wed Jan 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell commented on TE Sam LaPorta (knee). "He's improving. He was out there in walk-through. I don't foresee us knowing anything or feeling like we have a real good picture until Friday afternoon. ...But he's improving."

-- Sam LaPorta Watch --
Mon Jan 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell says there is an outside chance that TE Sam LaPorta (knee) plays this week.

-- Lions Will Not Rest Starters This Week --
Mon Jan 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Detroit Lions don’t have much to play for in Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Vikings: Win or lose, Detroit will likely be the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoffs, and even if everything goes their way they can only move up to the No. 2 seed. However, Lions HC Dan Campbell says he won’t rest his starters on Sunday. “Yeah, that’s the plan right now, play our guys,” Campbell said when asked if he plans to play the same starters the Lions put on the field every week. “Our players will be ready to roll. I know they will.”

-- Teddy Bridgewater Plans to Retire After the 2023 Season --
Sat Dec 16, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Lions backup QB Teddy Bridgewater says he plans to retire after the season and go coach high school football.

-- Amon-Ra St.Brown Watch --
Thu Dec 14, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff says the team is trying to get WR Amon-Ra St.Brown the ball “in different ways” after back-to-back down weeks.

-- Jameson Williams Watch --
Tue Dec 12, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams has made some splash plays on offense this season, but the quality of those plays have been far greater than the number of opportunities that have come his way. Williams has not had more than two touches in any of the nine games he’s played this season and he had just one carry and one ball thrown his way on 38 offensive snaps in Sunday’s 28-13 loss to the Bears. That came a week after Williams scored on a 19-yard run and a few weeks after he sparked a comeback against the Bears with a 32-yard touchdown catch, so questions for HC Dan Campbell about why Williams isn’t a bigger part of the offense were all but inevitable on Monday. “We’ll keep working with him,” Campbell said, via the team’s website. “He’s improving. We’ll keep working to find some different ways to get him more involved because he is putting the work in and improving . . . he’s earned that.”

-- Lions IR Alim McNeill --
Tue Dec 5, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Detroit Lions have placed DT Alim McNeill (knee) on injured reserve.

-- Dan Campbell Not Leaving Lions --
Thu Nov 16, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

CBS Sports reports Texas A&M initiated “backchannel communications” regarding the possibility of hiring Detroit Lions HC Dan Campbell. Per the report, it was “made clear” that Campbell would be staying with the Lions.

-- Lions Sign Bruce Irvin to Practice Squad --
Tue Nov 14, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have signed veteran LB Bruce Irvin to the practice squad.

-- Lions IR Halapoulivaati Vaitai --
Tue Nov 14, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Detroit Lions have placed OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai (back) on injured reserve. He is OUT 4+ games.

-- Lions Acquire DPJ --
Tue Oct 31, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Detroit Lions have acquired WR Donovan Peoples-Jones from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a 2025 6th-round draft pick.

-- Dan Campbell Speaks on Jameson Williams --
Fri Oct 27, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions HC Dan Campbell said WR Jameson Williams is still developing a rapport with QB Jared Goff and the team’s offense.

-- Lions Release Marvin Jones; He's Stepping Away from Football --
Tue Oct 24, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Free Press reports Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones is stepping away from football to tend to personal matters, he announced Tuesday on Instagram. "I just want to say that I have so much love and respect for the Ford Family, the city of Detroit, my teammates and coaches," Jones wrote. "To be brief, I am stepping away from the team to take care of personal family matters. Although this was no easy decision, I cannot be the person/player that I need to be for this team as well as tend to my family from afar." The Lions officially released Jones on Tuesday.

-- Jahmyr Gibbs Plays 65 Snaps Sunday --
Mon Oct 23, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

PFF reports Detroit Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs played 65 of 75 snaps on Sunday against the Ravens.

-- Teddy Bridgewater Traveling Separately --
Sat Oct 14, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Detroit Lions official website reports Lions backup QB Teddy Bridgewater (not injury related - personal) will travel to Tampa separately from the team. There is no change to the Game Status Report regarding his availability for Sunday’s game vs. the Buccaneers.

-- Jameson Williams Plays 28 Snaps Sunday --
Mon Oct 9, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

PFF reports Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams debuted on Sunday, playing 28-of-60 snaps in the Lions’ win over the Panthers.

-- Jameson Williams Expected to Play About 20 Snaps Today --
Sun Oct 8, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams is expected to play a limited role, maybe around 20 snaps, in his return from suspension today against Carolina, per sources.

-- Lions IR Jason Cabinda --
Sat Oct 7, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Detroit Lions have placed FS Jason Cabinda (knee) on injured reserve, which means he’ll miss at least the next four weeks with a knee injury.

-- Lions Activate Jameson Williams --
Sat Oct 7, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams has been activated to the 53-man roster off of the exempt list.

-- If Jameson Williams is Active, The Lions Will Have a Plan for Him --
Fri Oct 6, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit Lions OC Ben Johnson said on Thursday that if WR Jameson Williams is active, the team has a plan for him to be most effective. “Yeah, I would say this — not just about Jamo but about all of our guys — whoever we have up on game day, we have a place for. They have a role,” Johnson said in his press conference. “Some guys more than others, but every week, everyone — we’re intentional about getting everyone involved in doing things that they’re capable of doing. Whether the play gets called, or whether the coverage dictates the ball going to them, that’s a different story. But here’s what I’ll say about Jamo, if he’s active this week, then he will have plays in for him this week. It’s like that with all of our skill guys.”

-- Jameson Williams Uncertain to Play This Week --
Wed Oct 4, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams is eligible to play against the Panthers this weekend, but whether he will play remains up in the air. “Yes, we’d love to get him up this week, but we don’t want to overload him either. That wouldn’t be fair to him,” HC Dan Campbell said.

-- Jameson Williams & One Other to be Reinstated on Monday --
Fri Sep 29, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the NFL is reinstating Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams and Tennessee Titans OL Nicholas Petit-Frere effective Monday, two weeks before their gambling suspensions were set to end, per sources. This is part of the newly agreed to policies related to gambling.

-- Jahmyr Gibbs to Recieve Bulk of Carries Today --
Sun Sep 24, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Detroit Lions rookie RB Jahmyr Gibbs will receive the bulk of the carries today against the Falcons.

-- Lions IR Two --
Tue Sep 19, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Detroit Lions have placed DB C.J. Gardner-Johnson (pec) and DE James Houston (ankle) on injured reserve.

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