Detroit Lions

Stadium: Ford Field | Coach: Jim Caldwell
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense21st81.9 (30th)256.9 (11th)
Defense18th106.3 (18th)248.4 (19th)

Schedule

1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 10
ARI
8:30 pm EDT
Mon Sep 18
at NYG
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Sep 24
ATL
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 1
at MIN
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 8
CAR
1:00 pm EDT
Sun Oct 15
at NO
8:30 pm EDT
Sun Oct 29
PIT
8:30 pm EST
Mon Nov 6
at GB
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 12
CLE
1:00 pm EST
Sun Nov 19
at CHI
12:30 pm EST
Thu Nov 23
MIN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 3
at BAL
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 10
at TB
4:30 pm EST
Sat Dec 16
CHI
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 24
at CIN
1:00 pm EST
Sun Dec 31
GB

Standings

NFC
North
Overall
W-L-T
Division
W-L-T
Green Bay10-6-05-1-0
Detroit9-7-03-3-0
Minnesota8-8-02-4-0
Chicago3-13-02-4-0
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Lions' Kenny Golladay: Headed to Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions selected Golladay in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 96th overall.

This is a good pick by a team that could use a target like Golladay. At 6-foot-4, 218 pounds, Golladay has a frame well above the average, and workout metrics that also put him above the average. With 4.5 speed, a 35.5-inch vertical, and 120-inch broad jump, he could earn a surprisingly big rookie workload in an offense that gave 830 snaps to Anquan Boldin last year. Golladay was dominant on the field in college, catching 160 passes for 2,285 yards and 18 touchdowns in 26 games at Northern Illinois.

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Lions' Jarrad Davis: Drafted 21st overall by Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lions selected Davis in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 21st overall.

Davis dealt with injuries in college but was otherwise a dominant performer on one of the nation's best defenses. Davis showed 4.6 speed at the Florida pro day and excellent jumps (38.5-inch vertical, 129-inch broad jump), so as long as he stays healthy the tools he showed on film should translate into an effective NFL starter. Whether he's an IDP factor in 2017 is simply a matter of the play count he earns.

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Lions' T.J. Lang: On track to be back by training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lang is on track to be back from his hip injury for the start of training camp, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Lang stated that he is actually a little ahead of his original return schedule. He is known as being a very tough player and played through a good portion of last season with injuries, so Lang will likely be back as soon as he is physically able.

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Lions' Kasey Redfern: Signs with Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Redfern signed with the Lions on Tuesday.

Redfern will likely slide in as the Lions second-string punter for training camp and the preseason. Detroit is his fourth team in the last two years, a sign that Redfern hasn't made a significant impact on special teams on any of those other squads. He will need to impress in the coming months if he hopes to make the Lions' regular season roster come September.

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Lions' Eric Ebron: Fifth-year option may be declined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lions general manager Bob Quinn said the team hasn't decided if it will exercise the fifth-year option on Ebron's contract, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Free Press reports. "It's a possibility," Quinn said. "We're still in the process of evaluating Eric's situation. We have until May 2, so we'll use our time."

The Lions' decision could depend on what the team does in a draft which offers a strong crop of tight ends. The 10th overall selection in the 2014 draft, Ebron has been held back by injuries, drops and shaky blocking through his first three seasons, but he did catch 61 of 86 targets for 711 yards and a touchdown in only 13 games last year. While he hasn't developed quite the way the Lions were hoping, the 24-year-old tight end is already a capable starter and seemingly possesses untapped upside. Ebron's fifth-year option would lock him in for 2018 at a salary around $8-9 million, but the Lions could potentially lower that cap hit by working out an extension.

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