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February 16, 2016 01:47 PM
Lions' Rashean Mathis: Announces retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathis announced his retirement from the NFL, Tori Petry of the Lions' official website reports.

Selected by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft, Mathis was quietly one of the league's better cornerbacks for a sizable portion of his career. He never quite reached superstar status, but he did start 129 games for the Jaguars from 2003 to 2012, then made another 36 starts for the Lions over the past three seasons. After a concussion brought his 2015 campaign to an early finish, the 35-year-old Mathis said he's ready to hang up his cleats. The Lions, meanwhile, have an emerging star at cornerback in Darius Slay, but they could undoubtedly still use some help at the position.

November 14, 2015 04:57 PM
Lions' Rashean Mathis: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathis (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Mathis missed the previous three games due to concussion symptoms, so it's not too surprising to see him land on IR. The 35-year-old could found his way onto the field next year, but given his age and injury history it wouldn't be surprising to see him retire at the end of the season.

November 13, 2015 04:27 PM
Lions' Rashean Mathis: Ruled out for Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathis (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

This isn't much of a loss for the Lions, as Mathis hasn't been playing at the same level he did last season. Nevin Lawson will likely get another start across from Darius Slay.

November 1, 2015 08:21 AM
Lions' Rashean Mathis: Inactive for Sunday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mathis (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

As a result, Nevin Lawson will start at cornerback for the Lions on Sunday in place of Mathis.

June 1, 2015 01:58 PM
Lions CB Rashean Mathis plans to retire after 2016 season
by Marty Gitlin |

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.

June 1, 2015 03:30 PM
Report: Lions re-sign CB Rashean Mathis to two-year deal
by Larry Hartstein |

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.

June 1, 2015 04:05 PM
Lions GM Mayhew: We'd love to have Rashean Mathis back
by Igor Mello |

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

"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.

June 2, 2015 05:10 AM
Reggie Bush is listed as questionable again on Lions' injury report
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

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 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.

June 2, 2015 06:16 AM
Rashean Mathis returns interception for touchdown in Week 5
by R.J. White |

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.

June 2, 2015 06:57 AM
Lions sit out several starters for preseason finale
by Igor Mello |

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.

June 2, 2015 07:47 AM
Lions need picks from Rashean Mathis
by Larry Hartstein |

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.

June 1, 2015 09:22 PM
Rashean Mathis to stay with the Lions
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

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. 

June 1, 2015 10:19 PM
Lions staying away from franchise tag
by Larry Hartstein |

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.

June 2, 2015 03:50 PM
Six Lions probable Week 17
by Chris Cwik |

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.

June 2, 2015 03:52 PM
Rashean Mathis back to work
by Larry Hartstein |

Lions starting cornerback Rashean Mathis, who missed Week 16 with an illness, returned to practice Wednesday ahead of Sunday's visit to Minnesota, reports He has 44 tackles and 16 passes defended in 14 games.

June 2, 2015 03:55 PM
Lions reveal Week 16 inactives
by Igor Mello |

The Lions have ruled Kellen Moore, Brandon Pettigrew, Mikel Leshoure, Chris Houston, Rashean Mathis, Leroy Harris and Rodney Austin inactive for Sunday's home game against the Giants in Week 16.

June 2, 2015 03:58 PM
Three Lions questionable Week 16
by Chris Cwik |

The Lions have listed LB DeAndre Levy, CB Rashean Mathis and CB Chris Houston as questionable Week 16.

Levy has a foot injury, and did not practice this week. Mathis is dealing with an illness, and did not practice Thursday and Friday. Houston has a toe issue.

June 2, 2015 05:21 PM
Lions getting healthy Week 8
by Jeff Lippman |

The Detroit Lions listed several players as probable for the Week 8 game against Dallas Sunday. All of those players are active for the contest. They are as follows: DB Louis Delmas (knee); DL Andre Fluellen (concussion); DB Rashean Mathis (groin); LB Ashlee Palmer (ankle); and RB Theo Riddick (concussion). All are active against the Cowboys. 

June 2, 2015 05:20 PM
Long Lions injury report has mostly probables
by Marty Gitlin |

Nearly all the players listed on the Friday injury report for the Lions are probable. The most prominent are wide receiver Calvin Johnson, running back Reggie Bush and safety Louis Delmas with knee injuries and cornerback Rashean Mathis (groin).

Others are linebacker Ashlee Palmer (ankle), tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring), defensive lineman Andre Fluellen (concussion) and running back Theo Riddick (concussion).

As expected, wide receiver Nate Burleson (forearm) and tackle Corey Hilliard (knee) have been ruled out. Offensive linemen Jason Fox (knee) and Riley Reiff (hamstring) are questionable.

June 2, 2015 05:20 PM
Lions healthy on defense for Sunday game
by Marty Gitlin |

The Lions are in tip-top shape defensively heading into Week 8. Several players are on their Friday injury report, but all are probable.

They are safety Louis Delmas (knee), cornerback Rashean Mathis (groin), linebacker Ashlee Palmer (ankle), and tackle Andre Fluellen (ankle).


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