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Notes: PFF ranks Stafford among middle of league QBs

When it comes to the league’s 2019 starting quarterbacks, Matthew Stafford falls somewhere around the middle of the pack, according to one Pro Football Focus analyst. Pro Football Focus’s Steve Palazzolo ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks heading into 2019, placing...

Injury updates: Marvin Jones, Mike Daniels return to practice

The Detroit Lions were back at practice on Monday, and they had a few key members back on the field at Allen Park. Marvin Jones Jr. and Mike Daniels were practicing after staying in Detroit last week when the...

Former Patriots WR Dontrelle Inman to visit Detroit Lions

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Detroit Lions will be bringing in former Patriots wide receiver Dontrelle Inman for a visit in the next couple of days. The Lions are still searching for some receiver depth after Jermaine...

Matthew Stafford says back issue no longer a problem

For the first time in his 11-year career, Matthew Stafford had to stand on the sidelines and watch as the Detroit Lions played in their second preseason game. Though he’s taken a preseason game off since entering the league,...

Lions’ 4 biggest issues after Texans game: To panic or relax?

After every preseason game, it seems, a certain subset of Detroit Lions fans hit the panic button. Based on something they’ve seen, they’re certain this year is going to go sideways. While history is certainly on their side, the past...

Lions Week 5 bubble watch: Huge changes on offense

Normally as we track the players on the Detroit Lions bubble, our opinions shift little by little. After a good or bad performance in the preseason, a staff member or two will shift their opinion on player, pushing them...

Lions-Texans preseason Game 2 reactions, studs and duds

The Detroit Lions’ preseason Game 2 started out ominously. After looking extremely outmatched in the preseason opener, the Lions picked up where they left off in the first quarter against the Houston Texans on Saturday night. But then it all...

Unsung hero of the week: Big ‘Beauys’ step up big time

On Saturday night, the Lions’ second- and third-team offenses looked like night and day when compared to their initial preseason performances. While newly-signed quarterback Josh Johnson struggled to get in sync with his new team, third-stringer David Fales had...

Open thread: How many Lions 2019 draft picks will make the final roster?

The NFL Draft is all about risk versus reward. Teams spend their draft capital looking for players that can make an impact for them in the near future. The Detroit Lions had a deep draft class in 2019, and...

Snap count observations: Lions get a long look at their starting defense

Here’s a look at the snap counts from the Detroit Lions’ second preseason game against the Houston Texans. Offense: Quarterbacks David Fales: 34 (51%)Josh Johnson: 33 (49%) Running backs Ty Johnson: 17 (25%) — 2 special teams snaps (6%)Justin Stockton: 13 (19%)Zach Zenner:...

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