Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th112.0 (18th)280.1 (5th)
Defense16th99.8 (5th)246.9 (23rd)
2014 Draft
110Eric EbronTEUNC
240Kyle Van NoyOLBBYU
376Travis SwansonCARK
4133Nevin LawsonCBUTAHST
4136Larry WebsterTEBLO
5158Caraun ReidDTPRINCE
6189TJ JonesWRND
7229Nate FreeseKBC


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Lions claim Quintin Payton
by Larry Hartstein |

The Lions claimed receiver Quintin Payton off waivers from the Buccaneers, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan.

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Golden Tate knocks off the rust
by Larry Hartstein |

Lions receiver Golden Tate (shoulder) came off the PUP list Monday in time to participate in the team's first practice.

"Still a little rusty out there, still have to trust myself and trust my hands," he told the Detroit Free Press. "But I like the way we work around here, coach (Jim Caldwell) does a great job at taking care of our legs. After Day 1, I’m excited about [Tuesday] and I’m just going to keep on getting better day to day."

Tate said a shoulder injury was a first for him. “I kind of trusted the doctors," he said. "The doctors said I would be back by camp and here I am practicing Day 1. However, there was a lot of rehabbing and strengthening the muscles around it so it didn’t shut down, but I feel like I’m close to being pretty good."

Caldwell called Tate "a very important piece to our offense."

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Lions release Kalonji Kashama
by R.J. White |

The Lions released defensive end Kalonji Kashama Monday. He was an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Michigan University who had 5.5 sacks and nine tackels for loss in 2013.

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Kyle Van Noy injures thumb Monday
by R.J. White |

Lions rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy suffered a thumb injury during practice Monday, MLive.con reports.

"I'm fine," Van Noy said. "I just got a little banged up, but I should be fine."

Van Noy had to get his hand taped in the locker room, cutting his first training camp practice short. The rookie believes he'll be able to practice Tuesday, though coach Jim Caldwell said the team would have a better feel for the extent of the injury after practice.

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Lions table Ndamukong Suh talks
by Larry Hartstein |

The Lions tabled contract discussions with defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh until after the season. Team president Tom Lewand said he remains optimistic the Lions will retain Suh, who will be a free agent after this year.

The team cannot afford to franchise him in 2015 because his tag would cost a staggering $26.7 million.

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