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  1. NFC North preseason player grades, Week 2


    Tue, 23 Aug 2016

    the rotation as a rookie. GRADE: B DETROIT LIONS : Taylor Decker , left tackle. The ..... movement along the line, as evidenced by Michael Johnson 's tackle for loss early in the game. The Lions ' first-round pick has made strides

  2. Week 2 preseason grades, NFC: Dak Prescott, P.J. Williams shine


    Mon, 22 Aug 2016

    the rotation as a rookie. GRADE: B DETROIT LIONS : Taylor Decker , left tackle. The ..... movement along the line, as evidenced by Michael Johnson 's tackle for loss early in the game. The Lions ' first-round pick has made strides

  3. Bengals' Dunlap out to break Strahan's sack record


    Fri, 3 Jun 2016

    breaking Strahan's record a challenge. With Geno Atkins , Michael Johnson and Domata Peko all able to chase the passer, the Bengals ..... fall, and Dunlap isn't the only one focused on it. In Detroit , Lions defensive line coach Kris Kocurek has also tasked end Ziggy

  4. Week 14 Notebook: Russell Wilson making Tom Brady-like rise


    Fri, 11 Dec 2015

    explained to me by [Olympian] Michael Johnson ," said Moawad, Wilson ..... 3) Jim Bob making waves. Lions offensive coordinator Jim ..... together in January -- assuming Detroit coach Jim Caldwell's group ..... forming about his future in Detroit . Then the Lions had their Week 9 bye, the

  5. Deep dive: RB handcuffs top Week 12 waiver targets


    Tue, 24 Nov 2015

    leagues. Theo Riddick , Detroit Lions (2.6 percent owned) The Detroit backfield continues to be ..... inexplicably caught from behind by Michael Johnson (a defensive end) he could ..... plus matchup against the Lions , as his entire offense sputtered

  6. Lions place DeAndre Levy on injured reserve


    Wed, 4 Nov 2015

    Lions place DeAndre Levy on injured ..... the injured reserve. The Lions announced the move and the ..... the signing of James- Michael Johnson to the 53-man roster. Levy ..... spared the rest of this arduous Lions season and could potentially

  7. What we learned: 36 takeaways from Week 5


    Mon, 12 Oct 2015

    Cincinnati brought back pass rusher Michael Johnson after he fell out of favor in Tampa ..... Conor Orr Arizona Cardinals 42, Detroit Lions 17 1. Pay no attention to last week ..... one of the NFL's worst teams. 3. Lions rookie Ameer Abdullah is in the doghouse

  8. Notable waiver claims: Bucs snag five players


    Mon, 7 Sep 2015

    signed on to the Dolphins ' practice squad Monday monring. 4. Former New Orleans Saints CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste is signing with the Lions to be on their practice squad. Jean-Baptiste was a second-round pick by New Orleans in 2014.

  9. NFL Roster Cuts Tracker


    Sun, 6 Sep 2015

    RB Jeremy Stewart , OLB Chase Vaughn , ILB Reggie Walker Detroit Lions Cuts to 75: WR Andrew Peacock , LB Justin Cherocci, TE ..... Fangupo , C Garrett Frye , DL David Irving , LB James- Michael Johnson , C Eric Kush , WR Tello Luckett, C Daniel Munyer , DB

  10. Notable Cuts Tracker: Wayne, Tebow among big names


    Sun, 6 Sep 2015

    after he was released by the Detroit Lions , Mays was sent packing by ..... team after being cut by the Lions . The defensive end previously ..... picked up on waivers by the Lions in August. Jo-Lonn Dunbar ..... position anymore. James- Michael Johnson and Sanders Commings : The

  11. NFL's top defensive divisions: AFC East, NFC West dominate


    Fri, 4 Sep 2015

    bounce-back in 2015. Geno Atkins and Michael Johnson should form a dangerous combination ..... physical defenses. Last season, the Detroit Lions were the group that bullied foes behind ..... get decent play from his corners, the Lions ' defense will remain an elite unit

  12. Takeaways: Richard Sherman backs Kam Chancellor


    Mon, 3 Aug 2015

    or at least they're trying to). The club traded for Lions defensive back Mohammed Seisay , sending an undisclosed draft pick to Detroit . An undrafted free agent out of Nebraska, Seisay clocks ..... make Wilkerson think a little bit about the future. 6. Michael Johnson was carted off the field in Cincinnati on Sunday with an

  13. Cardinals, Bengals headline teams vying for first Super Bowl title


    Wed, 8 Jul 2015

    Eifert , while former Bengal Michael Johnson rejoined the talented defense ..... defensive mind in the NFL. 6) Detroit Lions The Lions have plenty of offensive firepower ..... Suh to free agency hurt, but Detroit still has defensive coordinator

  14. Andre Johnson, Colts escalating AFC arms race


    Tue, 9 Jun 2015

    s foray into free agency, cutting ties with defensive end Michael Johnson and offensive tackle Anthony Collins after one season in Tampa ..... over the past half-decade as the No. 1 contender to former Lions coach Wayne Fontes' " Rasputin " moniker. No matter how

  15. 2015 NFL Draft: How will playoff teams approach first round?


    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

    Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Co. recently displayed their four Lombardi Trophies at Fenway Park. How can the Pats get even better? Daniel Jeremiah explains how playoff teams might attack Round 1.

  16. NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks sit above Super Bowl champs


    Fri, 20 Mar 2015

    as well. RANK 10 LIONS Tough to rate the Lions . Wondering how their ..... Ngata is 31. I like Detroit to pick up another ..... Vikings lost out on the Michael Johnson sweepstakes -- which ..... the Bills , while Michael Johnson -- probably a

  17. Randall Cobb to Browns? Identifying matches for free agents


    Fri, 27 Feb 2015

    thoughts off the top: a) Ndamukong Suh will stay in Detroit (not wavering on this as much as I once was). b ..... the Bucs being aggressive after they struck out with Michael Johnson and Josh McCown ... tough call there. The Colts could

  18. On the bubble: 22 NFC players who could be cut


    Fri, 27 Feb 2015

    year before. We don't expect him to be cut, but $9.7 million is steep cap number for a second fiddle. 7. Michael Johnson , Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end: It seems crazy to ditch Johnson one year into a five-year, $43.75 million

  19. Franchise tag primer: Predictions for all 32 NFL teams


    Fri, 13 Feb 2015

    looking for more athletic linemen and are ready to move on from Raji. (In short, this one is on you Rapsheet!) 2. Michael Johnson , Cincinnati Bengals , defensive end: It's tough to tag a player two consecutive seasons because he gets 120 percent

  20. National Signing Day: NFL draft history for five-star recruits


    Wed, 4 Feb 2015

    Georgia: First-round pick by Detroit in 2009 draft (No. 1 overall ..... State: Third-round pick by Detroit in 2009 draft 2. WR Patrick ..... State: First-round pick by Detroit in 2006 draft 2. RB Reggie ..... Miami in 2006 draft 14. RB Michael Johnson , Virginia: Undrafted 15

  21. 2014 fantasy football profiles and projections: (DL 16-30)


    Fri, 2 Jan 2015

    1 95.50 The Defensive Rookie of the Year definitely earned his title in the fantasy realm as well, filling the stat sheet admirably in his first pro season. Yet, it was the two rushing touchdowns Richardson scored that allowed him to finish just outside the top-10 in fantasy scoring for his

  22. Week 14: Calvin Johnson highlights


    Wed, 10 Dec 2014


    vulnerable. In the passing game. Detroit Lions utilize a play action pass there ..... less experienced there as the Detroit Lions won't look they're coming ..... good shots from number ninety Michael Johnson coming off yet put. Was able

  23. NFL Week 13 game picks: Packers top Patriots; Broncos prevail


    Fri, 28 Nov 2014

    particularly its defense, which doesn't seem to miss Michael Johnson . In yet another player-versus-former-squad game ..... 12:30 PM ET CBS 24 20 Did you know the first time the Lions played on Thanksgiving Day was 80 years ago? It was 1934 ..... Bears won 19-16 despite two Ace Gutowsky touchdowns for Detroit . Unfortunately, Gutowsky did not get $47.6 million

  24. What you need to know about the Week 11 injury report


    Sun, 16 Nov 2014

    injury, so giving it another week of rest makes sense for Detroit The Lions will likely roll with Joique Bell getting the majority of ..... is out, still nursing his ankle injury. Defensive end Michael Johnson (hand) and cornerback Alterraun Verner (hamstring

  25. Injury roundup: Giovani Bernard likely out Week 11


    Thu, 13 Nov 2014

    running back Lamar Miller (shoulder) as probable. 4. The Detroit Free Press reported that guard Larry Warford will miss a ..... Redskins . Key defensive cogs Alterraun Verner (hamstring) and Michael Johnson (ankle) returned to practice on a limited basis. 11