• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Lions CB Rashean Mathis plans to retire after 2016 season

    Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis is planning to retire after the two-year contract he signed in March expires, per the Detroit Free Press. That comes directly from Mathis, who admits he has told that to others. Mathis, who will be 35 when the regular season begins, has started all but one game since joining the Lions in 2013. He contributed to 51 tackles a year ago, his highest total since 2010 with Jacksonville.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Report: Lions re-sign CB Rashean Mathis to two-year deal

    The Lions re-signed cornerback Rashean Mathis to a two-year, $3.5 million deal, reports Pro Football Talk. Mathis, 34, played in every game last season, recording 51 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Lions GM Mayhew: We'd love to have Rashean Mathis back

    Lions general manager Martin Mayhew told reporters at the combine that he'd love to have cornerback Rashean Mathis back on the team next season, per MLive.com. "Yeah, we'd love to have Rashean back," Mayhew said. "He's been a really good leader for us. He's done a phenomenal job, I think, working with Darius (Slay)." Mathis, who is due to be a free agent in March, started 29 games the past two seasons for the team, including all 16 last season. He registered 51 tackles, nine pass breakups and one interception in 2014.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reggie Bush is listed as questionable again on Lions' injury report

    The Lions released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and announced they will play Thursday against the Bears without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and guard Larry Warford. Running back Reggie Bush (ankle, back) is listed as questionable for a third straight week. However, he told reporters he expects to play, according to MLive.com. Bush also said the same thing leading up to Week 12 before sitting out. Tackle Riley Reiff (knee) is also listed as questionable, while Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (foot), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle) and safety Glover Quin (back) are all listed as probable.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Rashean Mathis returns interception for touchdown in Week 5

    Lions defensive back Rashean Mathis picked off a pass and took the ball 41 yards for a touchdown in his team's 17-14 loss to the Bills in Week 5. Mathis stepped in front of a receiver on a pass that shouldn't have been thrown in the second quarter and had a clear path to the end zone for an easy score that put the Lions up 14-0. However, the offense was unable to find any more success while the defense allowed 17 unanswered points to fall to 3-2. The Lions face the Vikings in Minnesota in Week 6.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Lions sit out several starters for preseason finale

    The following starters will not suit up for the Lions Thursday night against the Bills: Quarterback Matthew Stafford, receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate, running back Reggie Bush, center Dominic Raiola, guard Rob Sims and tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, cornerback Rashean Mathis, defensive end Jason Jones, safeties James Ihedigbo and Don Carey and linebacker Kyle Van Noy.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Lions need picks from Rashean Mathis

    Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis led the team with 16 passes defended last year, but he had no interceptions, notes the Detroit Free Press. With the departures of Chris Houston and Louis Delmas, who combined for five of the team's 15 picks, Detroit is counting on Mathis to be more of a ball hawk. Mathis, 33, made a career-high eight interceptions in 2006 with the Jaguars. Since then, he has 10 interceptions in seven years, none since 2011.

  • by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Rashean Mathis to stay with the Lions

    The Lions with sign veteran cornerback Rashean Mathis to a one-year deal, ESPN reported Monday. Mathis started 13 games last year for the Lions.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Lions staying away from franchise tag

    The Lions are not expected to use the franchise tag, reports the Detroit Free Press. The team continues to negotiate with the three starters headed for unrestricted free agency: tight end Brandon Pettigrew, defensive end Willie Young and cornerback Rashean Mathis.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Six Lions probable Week 17

    Lions S Louis Delmas, S John Wendling, OL Dylan Gandy, CB Chris Greenwood, CB Rashean Mathis and CB Darius Slay are probable Week 17. Delmas has been playing through a knee injury all season. Mathis has an illness, but practiced in full all week.