Constant speculation and criticism has been surrounding the Detroit Lions’ top defensive dog, Ndamukong Suh, this offseason. The team, in order to free up cap space and shed some weight off of Suh’s monstrous contract, continues to pursue talks of a contract extension. Most recently the talks between both Suh and the Lions have been “tabled” until the offseason. Read More…
Michael, Louis and Chris are all in studio for this week’s episode of Lions Den.
Debates get heated as they break down where certain Lions stand in NFL rankings, Jimmy Graham’s tight end designation and an edition of “buy or sell”.
Tune in to hear which host believes the Lions are the next NFC North champions.
The Detroit Lions head into training camp with the 2014 rookie draft class signed under contract.
Eric Ebron, the playmaking tight end of the North Carolina Tarheels, capped the pen for all Lions rookies Friday when he signed an estimated $2.2 million, four-year deal.
Hosts Michael Higer and Louis Bilotta are back for the eighth edition of Lions Den.
In this week’s podcasts, the hosts discuss first round draft pick Eric Ebron remaining unsigned and whether or not they believe the Lions’ secondary improved over the offseason.
“And with the 10th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select, Eric Ebron, tight end out of the University of North Carolina.”
The Tarheel was coveted as the best tight end in the draft and Mel Kiper’s eighth-best available player. With draft superstar wide receiver Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans already off the board, the Lions looked to grab an offensive weapon in Ebron.
The anticipation is almost over. The 2014 NFL Draft finally kicks off at 8 p.m. on Thursday.
Michael, Louis and Chris could not wait any longer, so on this episode of Lions Den they bring you their Mock Draft Special. Each host goes out on a whim and presents their mock drafts for the first ten picks of the first round, and also predicts who the Lions’ first six picks of the draft will be.
Louis is in Tennessee this week, so filling in for him to talk some Lions football is Lions Den beat writer Chris Boggus.
This week, Michael and Chris discuss the signing of Rashean Mathis, the Lions’ kicker situation and of course, the drama of the Ndamukong Suh situation.
The Detroit Lions re-signed veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis on Monday. Last year, Mathis led the Lions’ secondary not only in age, but also stats.
With Mathis coming back to the roster, and the Lions’ recent signing of former Indianapolis Colts corner Cassius Vaughn, the total number of defensive backs on the roster rises to seven. The Lions’ secondary is also equipped with two underrated safeties in former Ravens Super Bowl champion James Ihedigbo and Detroit’s returning safety Glover Quin. Behind Quin and Ihedigbo is reliable veteran Don Carey and recent signing Isa Abdul-Quddus.
With the NFL Draft less than a month away, the rumor mill is hot with what the Lions might do with the No. 10 overall pick.
On this edition of Lions Den, hosts Michael Higer and Louis Bilotta discuss an interesting scenario for the Lions and weigh in on the signing of new cornerback Cassius Vaughn.
March 10: Dolphins sign Ex-Lions Safety Louis Delmas
April 2: Dolphins sign former Lions OT Jason Fox
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The above headlines might have Dolphins fans scratching their heads. Why are the Dolphins scraping up the Detroit Lions’ throwaways?
Miami lost their starting safety Chris Clemons this offseason to free agency and instantly replaced him with Louis Delmas. Arguably, Delmas may have been one of the better safeties on the board this offseason after being cut by the Lions. However, essentially they just replaced an average safety in Clemons with an average safety in Delmas. Unless Delmas begins to perform at a higher standard in South Beach.
The infamous Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin bullying scandal has created a bit of a hole in the Dolphins’ offensive line. This is why the Lions’ ex-offensive lineman Jason Fox was signed. Fox could be a starter in Miami, but the worst case scenario is that he is a reliable backup veteran.
Now the Dolphins are checking out Detroit’s beloved Nate Burleson who they released earlier this year. We all know Burleson’s potential and what he can contribute to the offense, but unfortunately Burleson could not come through for the Lions last season after his pizza incident.
Well Miami, more power to you. Teams have needs, and I guess the Lions’ offseason losses were tailored to Miami’s needs.
Chris Boggus is a multimedia journalist for Impact Sports.
Why would the Lions bring back Dan Orlovsky? I’ll ask that again, why!?
Dan Orlovsky, the 30-year-old journeyman quarterback of some of the most troubling teams of the past decade.
The Lions have remained busy this NFL offseason.
On this episode of Lions Den, Michael and Louis discuss the latest addition to the Honolulu Blue.
Former Ravens safety James Ihedigbo will be reunited with his old defensive coordinator Teryl Austin this offseason after his deal with the Detroit Lions is finalized.
The free agent safety Ihedigbo tweeted Monday night that he is officially becoming a Lion.
Even in the middle of the offseason, there is never a bad time to talk Lions football.
Hosts Michael Higer and Louis Bilotta bring you a new episode of Lions Den.
This week Michael and Louis discuss some free agency rumors, the upcoming NFL draft and reflect on some memories of the Pontiac Silverdome.
The Detroit Lions opened up their free agency season on Tuesday. What moves did they make to impact their team for the 2014 season?
New hosts Michael Higer and Louis Bilotta bring you their first episode of Lions Den.
The Detroit Lions started out the first day of free agency a little slower than other teams, but their progress says otherwise.
The Lions kicked off the fun part of the offseason by re-signing Joique Bell to a two-year, $7 million extension, followed by re-signing wide receiver Kevin Ogletree to a one-year deal. Bell’s deal was an important benchmark for this offseason in order to keep the Lions’ record-breaking running back duo of Bell and Reggie Bush together.
Twenty-four hours into the free agency period, the Detroit Lions made their first signing, and it was a big one.
The Lions agreed to a five-year, $31 million deal with former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate. $13.25 million of his deal is guaranteed money.
The Detroit Lions have clearly stated that they are in a win-now mode. Music to all Lions fans’ ears, but how do they know next season will not be like last season? With free agency less than a day away and the draft knocking on their doors, the Lions need to start making some moves in order to become serious contenders. Here are the four keys to this offseason that I think the Lions should exercise:
A piece of the Detroit Lions’ franchise for over 50 years is gone.
Owner and team chairman William Clay Ford Sr. passed away Sunday morning in his sleep. He was 88.