1. 3 Different NFL Draft Decisions and How They Would Alter the Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions are perfectly happy with their 2014 NFL draft class after two months. The franchise is excited about what impact guys like Eric Ebron can make...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 7 days ago 5,414 reads 1 comments

  2. Predicting the Last 5 In, Last 5 out for Detroit's Final 53-Man Roster

    July is upon us, and that means training camp is close and preseason quick to follow. For the Detroit Lions and the other 31 NFL teams, one of the most important facets of those offseason activities is to sort out the bottom of the 53-man roster...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 8 days ago 5,697 reads 28 comments

  3. 8 Players Who Might Find Themselves on Detroit's Practice Squad in 2014

    Every NFL team has a practice squad, a group of up to eight players who are not eligible for active game duty but are part of the team...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 9 days ago 4,985 reads 6 comments

  4. Detroit Lions Most Under and Overrated Offseason Additions

    It's been a pretty busy offseason for the Detroit Lions . In addition to the typical inflow and outflow of players, the team also changed much of the coaching staff...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 10 days ago 11,327 reads 28 comments

  5. Detroit Lions: Answering the Latest Mailbag Questions

    It's time once again to turn over the topics of discussion to you, the faithful readers and Detroit Lions enthusiasts. The last mailbag produced a lot of quality questions, and a couple of these are holdovers from that segment two weeks ago...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 13 days ago 3,965 reads 3 comments

  6. Projecting the Ceiling, Floor for the Detroit Lions in 2014

    The 2014 Detroit Lions are one of the toughest NFL teams to predict. There is a lot of potential, but just as many questions that need to be answered as well. In the last three seasons, the Lions have finished 10-6, 4-12 and 7-9...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 14 days ago 9,276 reads 21 comments

  7. Detroit Lions Offseason State of the Union

    The Detroit Lions are in the middle of the slowest part of the NFL calendar. OTAs and the first mini-camp are all done, and training camp sits a few weeks away...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 16 days ago 6,514 reads 15 comments

  8. Detroit Lions: Full Position Breakdown and Depth Chart Analysis at Tight End

    The Detroit Lions possess an abundance of talent and enviable depth at tight end. Yet how all that talent fits together and will function in the new offense remains a bit of a mystery...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 17 days ago 6,184 reads 15 comments

  9. Biggest Depth-Chart Surprises in NFL Minicamps So Far

    This is minicamp season for NFL teams. The 32 clubs have all completed their first few days of full-team practices, the next step in the offseason progression from OTAs...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 20 days ago 85,835 reads 84 comments

  10. 5 Undrafted Detroit Lions Who Could Prove to Be Gems

    Finding legit NFL talent in the ranks of the undrafted free-agent pool is something the Detroit Lions did well a year ago...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 21 days ago 12,728 reads 9 comments

  11. Winners and Losers of Detroit Lions Offseason so Far

    The Detroit Lions are now in the heart of the offseason. Two weeks of OTAs and the first minicamp are already completed, and every draft pick is now signed. It has been an eventful offseason so far...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 23 days ago 9,709 reads 18 comments

  12. Rounding Up the Detroit Lions' Latest Offseason Buzz

    The Detroit Lions have completed two weeks of OTAs, as well as the first mini-camp. While only a select few sessions were open to the media, there's still lots of tidbits and gleanings out there...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 24 days ago 6,272 reads 15 comments

  13. Detroit Lions: Answering the Post-OTA Mailbag

    These are the dog days of the NFL calendar. Not much is going on either on or off the field in most places, and Detroit is no exception...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 27 days ago 2,831 reads 7 comments

  14. 6 Bold (and Slightly Less Bold) Predictions for the 2014 Detroit Lions

    With a new coaching staff and some key personnel additions, the Detroit Lions are a big unknown heading into the 2014 NFL season...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 29 days ago 13,364 reads 59 comments

  15. The 5 Biggest Issues Facing Detroit Lions with OTAs Wrapped Up

    The Detroit Lions wrapped up OTAs last week, and the team has a quick, contact-free minicamp this week. All this early action has given a better indication of what sort of team we will see in 2014 under the new coaching staff, headed by Jim Caldwell.

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 3,727 reads 18 comments

  16. Detroit Lions Who've Turned Heads in Offseason Workouts

    The Detroit Lions have had two weeks of offseason workouts, plus a week of rookie camp. While media access has been light, there is still tangible buzz about the performances of a few Lions...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 13,148 reads 18 comments

  17. How the Detroit Lions Can Generate Cap Room

    The Detroit Lions did tie up one loose end by signing second-round pick Kyle Van Noy to his initial contract: The #Lions sign LB Kyle Van Noy to his four-year rookie contract...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 7,989 reads 27 comments

  18. 7 Biggest Takeaways from Detroit Lions OTAs

    The Detroit Lions now have two weeks of rookie camp and OTAs in the books. While the media has been closed out of the majority of the workouts, information on what's going on at the team facilities in Allen Park is plentiful...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 6,742 reads 14 comments

  19. Detroit Lions Early Rookie Progress Reports

    The Detroit Lions have wrapped up the initial rookie camp and the first session of OTAs. While the media still hasn't seen a lot—just one full day and one half-day of OTAs ...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 10,446 reads 11 comments

  20. What Happens at Fullback in the New Detroit Lions Offense?

    Detroit Lions fans are going to see something in 2014 they haven't regularly witnessed since 2006. The fullback is back in the offense. Since Cory Schlesinger's heyday, the Lions have largely eschewed the fullback position...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 1,869 reads 1 comments

  21. Early Predictions for Detroit Lions 2014 Training Camp Battles

    It's still early in the OTA sessions, but already several position battles are shaping up across the Detroit Lions roster. Coach Jim Caldwell (pictured) will have some tough decisions to make at many spots...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 5,438 reads 8 comments

  22. The Most Intriguing Rookie Storylines at Detroit Lions OTAs

    As OTAs advance into their second week, it's time to shed a little light on the Detroit Lions ' rookie class. Detroit has a very interesting group of rookies...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 11,634 reads 22 comments

  23. Detroit Lions OTAs: Latest Player Reports and Analysis

    Like the rest of the NFL , the Detroit Lions are in the midst of the first session of organized team activities, or OTAs. This is the first chance for the new coaching staff to interact with the new players on the field...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 7,517 reads 18 comments

  24. Can Detroit Lions TE Michael Williams Successfully Switch to OT?

    The crowd at tight end in Detroit thinned out on Wednesday, as the team announced that second-year player Michael Williams will transition from that position to offensive tackle...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 7,100 reads 12 comments

  25. Assessing Every Detroit Lions UDFA's Chances of Making Final Roster

    The Detroit Lions struck it rich with undrafted free agents, or UDFAs, a year ago. Did they do it again in 2014? In 2013 Detroit landed starting right tackle LaAdrian Waddle (pictured) ...

    Jeff Risdon Written by Jeff Risdon about 1 month ago 6,065 reads 11 comments