Detroit Lions 2024 NFL schedule revealed including 5 prime time games
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by Paula Pasche
4d ago
After the Detroit Lions’ most successful season in decades last year, it’s no surprise they will be featured in five prime time games during the 2024 NFL season, plus the traditional nationally televised game on Thanksgiving.  The Lions open against the Los Angeles Rams at Ford Field on Sunday Night Football for a rematch against Matthew Stafford and his bunch from the Lions’ 24-23 wildcard win in  The regular season will wrap up against the NFC North rival, the Minnesota Vikings, in Week 18. The game will be flexed so date and time will be determined later. The NFL released the full ..read more
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Detroit Lions rookie corners credit their moms with helping them reach the NFL
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by Paula Pasche
1w ago
ALLEN PARK — Terrion Arnold, the Detroit Lions first-round draft pick, says his competitive nature was something he learned from his mom. “I used to fight, just wrestling with her, playing around. I‘ll never forget that one time my mom kicked my tooth out because we were going at it so hard,’’ Arnold said after the opening day of Lions rookie minicamp on Friday. “If my mom was out here right now and she lined up across from me as a receiver I would jam her into the dirt. My mom knows that right now, I just mean it football wise that’s the way I think , the way I was brought up,’’ the cornerbac ..read more
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Detroit Lions RT Penei Sewell has found a ‘forever’ home
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by Paula Pasche
3w ago
ALLEN PARK — For Penei Sewell, it’s a long way from the beaches of American Samoa to becoming the highest paid offensive lineman in the NFL. The Detroit Lions right tackle, a two-time Pro Bowler, signed a four-year, $112 million extension last week. “I just had a picture that I wanted to play in the NFL, that’s always been a dream of mine but to be where I am right now, it’s just surreal to me,’’ Sewell said at a Monday press conference. “I don’t think it’s hit. I cried just like draft day when I found out. It happened a lot sooner than I thought.’’ He said if he was still in Samoa he’d probab ..read more
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Detroit Lions draft versatile Sione Vaki out of Utah in fourth round
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by Paula Pasche
3w ago
ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions selected versatile Sione Vaki after moving up in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Earlier in the round, they nabbed OL Giovanni Manu. Vaki played running back, safety and special teams at Utah. So an NFL position for him is not clearly defined. “When I visited the Lions my initial thought was to come in and be wherever the coaches, wherever the organization wanted me to be. It was for the offensive side of the ball so wherever they need me I’m ready to go,’’ said Vaki who ran a 4.62 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. He said his pre-draft process was ..read more
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Detroit Lions draft Giovanni Manu, a Polynesian offensive tackle inspired by Penei Sewell
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by Paula Pasche
3w ago
ALLEN PARK — It’s possible the Lions could have found another Penei Sewell type player when they moved up in the fourth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft to select offensive lineman Giovanni Manu. He’s the first player drafted in the NFL from the University of British Columbia. Manu, who is 6-foot-7 and 352 pounds, was considered one of the more interesting draft prospects since he has never played football in the United States. He was born and raised in Tonga which is a short plane ride away from Samoa, the home of Sewell. “I look up to Penei a lot, I do study a lot of his film. I do think he’s t ..read more
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Detroit Lions draft CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr. in second round
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by Paula Pasche
3w ago
ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions added another cornerback when they selected Ennis Rakestraw Jr. (Missouri) in the second round (61st overall) of the NFL Draft in Detroit on Friday night. The Lions drafted CB Terrion Arnold (Alabama) in the first round on Thursday night. By taking Arnold and Rakestraw, the Lions have now selected a cornerback with their first two picks of a given draft for the first time in the Super Bowl era. “We didn’t go into it saying we were going to get two corners in the first two rounds,” GM Brad Holmes said on Friday night. It worked out because they were the best playe ..read more
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Detroit Lions’ Terrion Arnold ready to get to work to prove he’s worth Brad Holmes’ move up to draft him
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by Paula Pasche
3w ago
ALLEN PARK — It’s easy to see why cornerback Terrion Arnold is Dan Campbell’s kind of guy. The Detroit Lions’ first-round pick, a cornerback from Alabama, exudes confidence and commitment to winning. Arnold met with the media at the Lions facility on Friday, after being selected on Thursday night with the 24th overall pick. He brought alone eight members of his family. While he just turned 21 in March, Arnold seems mature beyond that.  “I envision myself as coming in here humble and just open to learn. I don’t think I know everything. I don’t want to come in here and be that rookie who th ..read more
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Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown just getting started on NFL journey
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by Paula Pasche
3w ago
ALLEN PARK —  Amon-Ra St. Brown’s Cinderella NFL journey started three years ago when the Detroit Lions drafted him in the fourth round. “When I got drafted this is the one team I didn’t want to go to. If you told me I was going to Detroit I was like, ‘Damn,’’’ St. Brown said on Friday. Now looking back on it, he realizes it was the best possible NFL landing spot for him. “The people, the organization, the coaches, the players, the fans. I didn’t know what kind of fans there were here. I knew it was, for the most part, a losing franchise. … I remember my rookie year the fans were out almo ..read more
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Detroit Lions trade up, draft CB Terrion Arnold in first round
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by Paula Pasche
3w ago
ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions traded up five spots to take cornerback Terrion Arnold (Alabama) on Thursday night with the 24th overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft in Detroit. Arnold, an All-American in 2023, was the second cornerback selected. Quinyon Mitchell (Toledo) went to the Eagles with the 22nd pick.  Cornerback was seen as an area of need for the Lions, the defending NFC North champs. So it made sense to make the move. “It doesn’t always match up that way. I know you guys have heard me say a million times we don’t care what the position is, we just want to get the be ..read more
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Detroit Lions reveal new uniforms with a black alternate at Dan Campbell’s request
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by Paula Pasche
1M ago
DETROIT — The black Detroit Lions jerseys have returned in part thanks to coach Dan Campbell. In 2021, before he had coached his first Lions game, he made a request to Rod Wood, team president. “We were in the draft room and he said, ‘Hey, Rod when can we get the black jerseys back?’ I said, ‘I’ll make you a deal, when you win the division, I’ll bring the black jerseys back. I went out on a limb and thankfully he delivered.’’ Campbell  had worn the black jerseys when he was a Lions tight end, so to him they were a throwback.  So the coach held up his part of the deal when the Lions c ..read more
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