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  Lions | Jake Bates expected to join DET    Fri Jun 14, 07:26 PM

Free-agent PK Jake Bates (Texans) is expected to sign with the Detroit Lions, according to sources.

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  Lions | Terrion Arnold inks rookie deal    Thu Jun 13, 12:10 PM

Detroit Lions CB Terrion Arnold signed his four-year rookie deal, the team announced Thursday, June 13. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Lions | Craig James cut    Tue Jun 11, 04:43 PM

Detroit Lions CB Craig James (undisclosed) was waived with an injury settlement on Tuesday, June 11.

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  Lions | Steele Chambers off roster    Mon Jun 10, 04:36 PM

Detroit Lions LB Steele Chambers was waived Monday, June 10.

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  Lions | Detroit adds Ben Niemann    Mon Jun 10, 04:10 PM

Free-agent LB Ben Niemann (Broncos) agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions Monday, June 10, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Hendon Hooker pushing for backup role    Sun Jun 9, 09:12 AM

Detroit Lions QB Hendon Hooker needs to 'take a step up' to secure the backup quarterback job from QB Nate Sudfeld, according to head coach Dan Campbell. 'We need to feel like by the end of camp this guy can run this offense,' Campbell said.

Footballguys view: We love Hooker in dynasty formats. He had first-round talent, but Hooker fell to the third round of the 2023 NFL draft due to an untimely knee injury. Last year was a 'redshirt' year for Hooker, and now he's ready to push for a backup job to Jared Goff. In fact, Hooker has the talent to be a quality starter in this league if he ever gets a chance....in Detroit or elsewhere.

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  Lions | D.J. Reader uncertain for start of camp    Thu Jun 6, 05:10 PM

Detroit Lions DT D.J. Reader (quadriceps) may not be ready to participate when training camp starts because of a quadriceps injury, according to head coach Dan Campbell.

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  Lions | Khalil Dorsey injury update    Wed Jun 5, 08:40 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions CB Khalil Dorsey (leg) left practice early Wednesday, June 5, because of an apparent lower leg injury.

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  Lions | Khalil Dorsey carted off    Wed Jun 5, 02:19 PM

Detroit Lions CB Khalil Dorsey (undisclosed) was carted off the field at practice on Wednesday, June 5, due to an undisclosed injury.

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  Lions | Jahmyr Gibbs injury update    Wed Jun 5, 01:03 PM

Detroit Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs (undisclosed) is dealing with an unspecified soft-tissue injury, head coach Dan Campbell revealed on Wednesday, June 5.

Footballguys view: Gibbs will be brought back cautiously as he deals with this soft-tissue injury. Earlier this offseason, Lions running backs coach Scottie Montgomery believed that Gibbs can go from a 'really efficient check-down option' to a player who can 'go into the slot and a little bit more down the field.' Gibbs needs to be healthy to see this unique usage in the passing game.

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  Lions | Sam LaPorta back at practice    Sat Jun 1, 12:22 PM

Detroit Lions TE Sam LaPorta (undisclosed) returned to practice during organized team activities on Wednesday, May 30, after sitting out the week before.

Footballguys view: The injury is undisclosed, but it's good for LaPorta to get back out there. Fantasy GMs love what he can do, and he's going off the board as the number 1 or number 2 tight end in fantasy drafts. As explosive as the Lions' offense was last year, it could be even more this year.

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  Lions | Ennis Rakestraw Jr. under contract    Fri May 31, 03:08 PM

Detroit Lions second-round draft choice CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr. (Missouri) signed a four-year contract on Friday, May 31. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Lions | More unique usage ahead for Jahmyr Gibbs?    Fri May 31, 01:09 PM

Detroit Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs was a very good receiver as a rookie last season (52 catches on 71 targets), but the hope for running backs coach Scottie Montgomery is that Gibbs can go from a 'really efficient check-down option' to a player who can 'go into the slot and a little bit more down the field.''Now what we need him to do from a passing game standpoint is go to the next level. 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 (routes). 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,' Montgomery said.

Footballguys view: Gibbs could push for over 1,000 yards rushing with at least a few hundred yards receiving as well in 2024. Going for around 1,500 all-purpose yards sounds about right for the explosive second-year back. Add in 10-12 touchdowns, and you can see why Gibbs is going off the board as a top-5 fantasy back.

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  Lions | Emmanuel Moseley uncertain for opener    Mon May 27, 07:16 PM

Detroit Lions CB Emmanuel Moseley (knee) could be a candidate to start the 2024 season on the Physically Unable to Perform list depending on where he is regarding his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament, in the opinion of LionsWire's Jeff Risdon.

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  Lions | Hendon Hooker turns heads    Sun May 26, 04:18 PM

Detroit Lions QB Hendon Hooker had a solid showing at organized team activities on Thursday, May 23, with one of his deep balls creating buzz among teammates.

Footballguys view: Hooker turning heads is excellent. But the Lions signed starter Jared Goff to a four-year, $212 million contract extension that includes $170 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid player in franchise history. Barring injury, Hooker's immediate future is serving as Goff's understudy.

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  Lions | Antoine Green with the ones    Sun May 26, 04:13 PM

Detroit Lions WR Antoine Green was getting run with the first-team offense during the team's open session of organized team activities on Thursday, May 23.

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  Lions | Brian Branch out until training camp    Sun May 26, 12:45 PM

Detroit Lions S Brian Branch (foot) is expected to be out until training camp, according to sources Sunday, May 26.

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  Lions | Amik Robertson getting slot reps    Sat May 25, 02:16 PM

Detroit Lions CB Amik Robertson was getting a lot of reps in the slot at organized team activities on Thursday, May 23, with S Brian Branch (foot) sidelined. Robertson also saw snaps on the outside.

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  Lions | Terrion Arnold with the first team    Sat May 25, 01:39 PM

Detroit Lions CB Terrion Arnold was getting reps with the first-team defense on the outside opposite Carlton Davis at organized team activities on Thursday, May 23.

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  Lions | Hendon Hooker taking part in workouts    Fri May 24, 12:42 AM

Detroit Lions QB Hendon Hooker (knee) is participating in the offseason workouts despite missing most of the 2023 season.

Footballguys view: Hooker is a player we love in dynasty formats. He had first-round potential, but a knee injury his final season at the University of Tennessee caused him to fall to the third round. The Lions have Jared Goff entrenched as the starer, but Hooker is a developmental backup with the upside to one day be a quality starter himself.

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  Lions | Brian Branch had surgery    Thu May 23, 12:10 PM

Detroit Lions S Brian Branch (undisclosed) had surgery this offseason on an undisclosed body part, according to head coach Dan Campbell on Thursday, May 23.

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  Lions | Kalif Raymond back on the field    Wed May 22, 09:25 PM

Detroit Lions WR Kalif Raymond (knee) participated in OTAs Wednesday, May 22.

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  Lions | Derrick Barnes a full go    Wed May 22, 12:05 PM

Detroit Lions LB Derrick Barnes was a full participant in organized team activities on Tuesday, May 21. Barnes suffered a knee injury during last season's NFC Championship Game.

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  Lions | Jared Goff gets NFL record signing bonus    Fri May 17, 12:26 AM

Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff officially signed his four-year extension on Thursday, May 16, which included an NFL record $73 million signing bonus, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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  Lions | Detroit signs Sean McKeon    Thu May 16, 12:15 PM

Free-agent TE Sean McKeon (Cowboys) signed an undisclosed deal with the Detroit Lions on Thursday, May 16. TE Isaac Rex was waived.

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  Lions | GM Holmes Says Jahmyr Gibbs' Workload Will Increase This Year    Tue May 14, 05:33 PM

The Detroit Lions have one of the best one-two punches at running back in the league with David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs, who combined for nearly 2,000 rushing yards and almost 2,400 scrimmage yards last season. Looking ahead to 2024, it appears Gibbs' workload will increase, as general manager Brad Holmes said on the "Rich Eisen Show" recently. "I definitely would expect (Gibbs) to see more of a load, but David Montgomery will still be here, too," Holmes said. "Dan [Campbell] and I love that one-two punch of him and David... I think he's got much more to offer in the passing game, so most likely you'll see an increase in that, as well."

Footballguys view: As TSN's Mike Moraitis reminded readers, drafting Gibbs in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft was a bit of a head-scratcher when it first happened, as not only was the No. 12 pick very early to take a running back, but the Lions had just signed Montgomery earlier in the offseason. But questions about the pick diminished after Gibbs' first season, in which he tallied 1,261 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns. In addition, Gibbs was third among running backs with 5.2 yards per carry last season. More of that kind of production should keep the Lions offense near the top of the league in 2024. It should also keep fantasy managers investing RB1 draft capital to secure Gibbs' services happy as well.

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  Lions | More work in 2024 for Jahmyr Gibbs?    Tue May 14, 04:48 PM

Detroit Lions RB Jahmyr Gibbs should expect to 'see more of a load' in 2024, according to general manager Brad Holmes on a recent appearance of The Rich Eisen Show.'I definitely would expect him to see more of a load, but David Montgomery will still be here too. Dan (Campbell) and I love that 1-2 punch of him and David. But just speaking on, specifically, him being a rookie last year, even when he had some pops in (last year's season opener), I was watching, I was like, 'He's still trying to get the feel of the game.' He was playing very fast, and he actually kind of needed to slow down a little bit . . . But once he got that sweet spot, you kind of saw it in the (Baltimore) Ravens game, which unfortunately we didn't show up very well for that game, but that's when you started seeing some glimpses of, 'I think it's coming, I think it's coming,' Then, obviously, that (Las Vegas) Raiders game where I believe everyone saw the breakout. . . . I think he has much more to offer in the passing game, so most likely you'll see an increase in that as well,' Holmes said.

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  Lions | Jared Goff's deal has an option    Mon May 13, 10:07 PM

Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff's four-year deal includes an option in the fourth year, per source on Monday, May 13.

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  Lions | Jared Goff Gets Four-Year, $212 Million Extension    Mon May 13, 06:04 PM

The Lions are signing QB Jared Goff to a four-year, $212 million contract extension that includes $170 million guaranteed, sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Footballguys view: Goff now goes from former No. 1 overall pick to highest-paid Lion in franchise history. It's an excellent story for Goff, who was the afterthought in the Matthew Stafford trade and has found a home with a high-end future in Detroit. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the deal puts Goff under contract through 2027 with an option for 2028, per source. The Lions now have awarded over $444 million in contract extension this offseason to three players: Goff, Amon-Ra St. Brown (four years, $120.01 million), and OT Penei Sewell (four years, $112 million). Despite his QB7 finish in 2023, Goff remains a value this year. You'll currently find him as QB16 on the 2024 Footballguys Draft Rankings. That's also his Average Draft Position in ongoing best-ball drafts on Underdog. He's not without upside at that price.

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  Lions | Four-year extension for Jared Goff    Mon May 13, 04:49 PM

Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with the Lions Monday, May 13, worth $212 million, according to sources. The deal includes $170 million in guaranteed money.

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  Lions | Parker Hesse signs with Lions    Mon May 13, 11:29 AM

Free-agent TE Parker Hesse (Falcons) was signed to an undisclosed deal by the Detroit Lions Monday, May 13, after taking part in the team's minicamp.

Footballguys view: Hesse made eight starts and appeared in 28 games with the Atlanta Falcons in 2021-23, but he's nothing more than depth in Detroit. The Lions returned their top three tight ends from last season in Sam LaPorta, Brock Wright, and James Mitchell, but had just two other tight ends under contract -- Shane Zylstra and undrafted free agent Isaac Rex. Remember, the 49ers signed Wright, a restricted free agent, to a three-year, $12 million offer sheet in March that included $6 million guaranteed. The Lions matched the offer, keeping Wright on the roster. Even with Detroit's level of commitment there, fantasy managers shouldn't be looking beyond LaPorta for viable options.

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  Lions | Kaden Davis heads to Detroit    Sun May 12, 01:52 PM

Free-agent WR Kaden Davis (Cardinals) signed an undisclosed deal with the Detroit Lions following a tryout at the team's rookie minicamp, according to sources Sunday, May 12.

Footballguys view: Davis impressed during his tryout, and now he's working to continue that strong impression. He will compete with guys like Tre'Quan Smith and Isaiah Williams for a spot on the practice squad.

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  Lions | Ennis Rakestraw Jr. sees time at slot corner    Sun May 12, 11:08 AM

Detroit Lions CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr. has received reps at the slot cornerback position during rookie minicamp, although he was primarily an outside cornerback at the University of Missouri.

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  Lions | Ennis Rakestraw feeling fine    Sat May 11, 12:09 PM

Detroit Lions CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr. was limited on Day 1 of rookie minicamp on Friday, May 10, but says he's feeling fine after core muscle surgery this offseason and he was limited out of precaution.

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  Lions | Sione Vaki lives up to billing    Sat May 11, 09:54 AM

Detroit Lions RB Sione Vaki was a 'beast on special teams' during the first day of rookie minicamp, according to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com, and general manager Brad Holmes said Vaki was the best special teams player in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: Vaki was also listed exclusively at running back after being a two-way player and all-Pac 12 safety at Utah. If multiple injuries strike in the Lions backfield, remember his name.

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  Lions | Detroit signs four draft selections    Fri May 10, 05:35 PM

Detroit Lions fourth-round draft choice OT Giovanni Manu, fourth-round draft choice RB Sione Vaki, sixth-round draft choice OG Christian Mahogany and sixth-round DT Mekhi Wingo signed four-year contracts with the Lions Friday, May 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Lions | Kyle Peko inks deal with Detroit    Tue May 7, 04:29 PM

Free-agent DT Kyle Peko (Titans) reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, May 7. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

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  Lions | C.J. Moore returning to Detroit    Tue May 7, 02:34 AM

Free-agent S C.J. Moore reportedly agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, May 7. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Moore signed a two-year deal with the team last spring but was let go shortly after it was announced he would miss significant time during the 2023 season for a gambling suspension.

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  Lions | Brian Branch spotted with boot    Mon May 6, 11:09 PM

Detroit Lions DB Brian Branch (undisclosed) was spotted in a walking boot and using a scooter to get around on Wednesday, May 1.

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  Lions | Cade Peterson invited to minicamp    Mon May 6, 06:27 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB Cade Peterson (Grand Valley State) has been invited to participate in the Detroit Lions rookie minicamp.

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  Lions | T.J. Smith to take part in minicamp    Wed May 1, 03:07 PM

Free-agent DT T.J. Smith (Vikings) is scheduled to participate in the Detroit Lions rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

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  Lions | T.J. Smith getting a look from DET    Wed May 1, 12:06 PM

Free-agent DT T.J. Smith (Vikings) will participate in Detroit Lions rookie minicamp as a tryout player next week, per source on Wednesday, May 1.

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  Lions | Michael Herzog to try out    Tue Apr 30, 08:07 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Michael Herzog (Hillsdale) is scheduled to participate in the Detroit Lions rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

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  Lions | Theo Day to take part in minicamp    Tue Apr 30, 08:02 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB Theo Day (Northern Iowa) is scheduled to participate in the Detroit Lions rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.

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  Lions | Isaac Rex headed to Motown    Tue Apr 30, 12:32 AM

The Detroit Lions signed undrafted free-agent TE Isaac Rex (BYU) on Saturday, April 27.

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  Lions | Detroit adds Jason Calhoun    Tue Apr 30, 12:10 AM

The Detroit Lions signed undrafted free-agent WR Jason Calhoun (Duke) on Saturday, April 27.

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  Lions | Giovanni Manu to play guard?    Mon Apr 29, 10:03 PM

Detroit Lions OL Giovanni Manu will start out at guard, he said on Monday, April 29.

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  Lions | Isaiah Williams going to Detroit    Sat Apr 27, 08:01 PM

Undrafted free-agent WR Isaiah Williams (Illinois) agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions on Saturday, April 27, according to a source.

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  Lions | Ennis Rakestraw Jr. headed to Detroit    Fri Apr 26, 09:13 PM

Missouri CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr. was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 61st overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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  Lions | Detroit lands Terrion Arnold    Thu Apr 25, 11:02 PM

Alabama CB Terrion Arnold was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 24th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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