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  1. 39 things you need to know from NFC minicamps


    Sun, 21 Jun 2015

    could even usurp them. 2. With a depleted front line and a bevy of options at defensive back -- even after releasing Bill Bentley -- the Lions could use more dime packages this season . The changes in personnel could unleash an even more creative

  2. Lions dominate Giants in Jim Caldwell's debut in Detroit


    Tue, 9 Sep 2014

    Matthew Stafford threw two early touchdown passes to Calvin Johnson, and Detroit beat the New York Giants 35-14 on Monday night in Jim Caldwell's first game as Lions coach.

  3. Veteran Champ Bailey works out for Detroit Lions


    Thu, 4 Sep 2014

    Champ Bailey worked out for the Detroit Lions on Thursday after being cut by the New Orleans Saints. It could be a chance for the 36-year-old to continue his Hall of Fame career with a team in need.

  4. Chris Houston released by Detroit Lions


    Fri, 13 Jun 2014

    ready for the season. The secondary continues to look like a problem in Detroit, especially considering the great wide receivers in the NFC North. Darius Slay , Rashean Mathis and Bill Bentley should be the team's top trio at cornerback.

  5. Detroit Lions' draft needs: Justin Gilbert could star in secondary


    Wed, 16 Apr 2014

    veteran cornerbacks on the roster ( Chris Houston and Rashean Mathis ) plus two youngsters with upside ( Darius Slay and Bill Bentley ) -- but they still lack a premier talent at the position. With the 10th overall pick in their hands, the Lions will

  6. Rashean Mathis, Detroit Lions strike one-year contract


    Mon, 14 Apr 2014

    the Lions signed cornerback Cassius Vaughn to a one-year pact. The two players join Chris Houston , Darius Slay and Bill Bentley in a group that could gain more company via the draft. In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast

  7. Matthew Stafford's sneak rallies Detroit Lions past Dallas Cowboys


    Mon, 28 Oct 2013

    Stafford's 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Johnson's 329 yards receiving lifted the Detroit Lions to a 31-30 win over Dallas on Sunday.

  8. Detroit Lions self-destruct, fall to Arizona Cardinals


    Mon, 16 Sep 2013

    was aided by Detroit's eight penalties for 101 yards, including one major defensive breakdown. Lions cornerback Bill Bentley committed an egregious pass-interference penalty on Cardinals receiver Andre Roberts , setting up running back Rashard

  9. Rashard Mendenhall's late TD helps Arizona Cardinals edge Detroit Lions


    Sun, 15 Sep 2013

    Rashard Mendenhall rushed for a 1-yard touchdown with less than two minutes to go, giving the Arizona Cardinals the comeback victory over the Detroit Lions.

  10. Rashean Mathis, Detroit Lions sign one-year contract


    Sat, 17 Aug 2013

    seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars -- won't solve the problem, but he gives the Lions another body to compete with Bill Bentley , Darius Slay and Ron Bartell across from the team's lone reliable corner, Chris Houston . The Around The League

  11. Detroit Lions reportedly will host Rashean Mathis


    Fri, 16 Aug 2013

    Lions haven't found their man across from him. Ron Bartell has been tested as a starter, with second-year pro Bill Bentley and rookie Darius Slay also in the mix. Mathis isn't necessarily an upgrade over what they have, but the Lions are

  12. Stanford Routt reportedly to meet with Detroit Lions


    Fri, 9 Nov 2012

    the Chiefs just days after his release from the Raiders . The Lions secondary has been ravaged by injuries. Rookie Bill Bentley is out for the season. Louis Delmas is down. Drayton Florence hasn't played since Week 2. Jacob Lacey missed two

  13. Bill Bentley placed on Detroit Lions' injured reserve


    Thu, 1 Nov 2012

    Bill Bentley placed on Detroit Lions' injured reserve ..... Thursday the team placed cornerback Bill Bentley on injured reserve with a hurt shoulder, according to . Bentley was targeted in April's draft by general

  14. Titus Young catches two TDs as Detroit Lions knock off Seattle Seahawks


    Mon, 29 Oct 2012

    The Detroit Lions drafted Titus Young last year, envisioning him as the receiver to eventually replace veteran Nate Burleson.On Sunday, Young stepped up as the Lions beat the Seahawks.

  15. Alphonso Smith signs with Detroit Lions; Keiland Williams let go


    Thu, 18 Oct 2012

    Harrison forecasts Week 7. More ... The Lions are desperate for help at cornerback because Bill Bentley and Jacob Lacey missed Thursday's practice. Bentley was held out with a shoulder injury and Lacey because of a concussion. Smith was among

  16. Detroit Lions acquire cornerback Jerome Murphy


    Thu, 20 Sep 2012

    with St. Louis in 2010. The Lions , who were already missing safety Louis Delmas , and cornerbacks Chris Houston and Bill Bentley before Sunday's loss at San Francisco, lost cornerback Drayton Florence for at least eight weeks with a broken arm

  17. Week 3 injuries you need to know


    Wed, 19 Sep 2012

    suspension. The additions are much needed at positions where Detroit is struggling. The team might also get cornerback Bill Bentley back. 4. New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (hamstring) is still out of practice. Cornerback Darrelle Revis

  18. Drayton Florence broke arm in Lions' loss to 49ers


    Tue, 18 Sep 2012

    cornerbacks Chris Houston (high-ankle sprain) and Bill Bentley (concussion). Jacob Lacey , Kevin Barnes and Jonte ..... Press wrote the Lions will add a free agent corner if Bentley and Houston cannot play this week against the Tennessee

  19. Alex Smith, San Francisco 49ers ground Matt Stafford, Detroit Lions for win


    Mon, 17 Sep 2012

    Alex Smith and the San Francisco 49ers made their case for the title of the NFC's premier team on Sunday in a 27-19 win against Matt Stafford and the Detroit Lions.

  20. Chris Houston returns to Detroit Lions practice


    Wed, 12 Sep 2012

    Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. ET. The Lions also kicked off the season without safety Louis Delmas and rookie corner Bill Bentley suffered a concussion after getting the start Sunday . "I don't know how you'd classify it, because a concussion

  21. Sunday's key NFL injuries you need to know


    Mon, 10 Sep 2012

    Week 1 usually is full of injuries. This year was no exception. Here are 16 injuries -- including one to Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton -- that we'll be tracking throughout the week.

  22. Lions still rely on the pass; Rams have a way to go


    Sun, 9 Sep 2012

    third downs. And this was a Lions ' secondary without safety Louis Delmas , cornerback Chris Houston , and cornerback Bill Bentley left with a possible concussion in the third quarter. » The Lions ' defensive line was dominant for stretches. Ndamukong

  23. Quick Take: Lions rally to top Rams


    Sun, 9 Sep 2012

    The Detroit Lions overcame three interceptions by franchise quarterback Matt Stafford for a come-from-behind 27-23 win over the St. Louis Rams at Ford Field.

  24. Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions overcome turnovers for win over St. Louis Rams


    Sun, 9 Sep 2012

    Matthew Stafford stayed cool and calm after the shakiest first half of his career.

  25. Oakland Raiders beat Detroit Lions, 31-20


    Sun, 26 Aug 2012

    The all-important third preseason game for Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions turned out to be a real Bay Area bruiser.