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Detroit Lions stock watch: Ameer Abdullah, offensive line struggles

Three Lions who helped their stock in Friday’s 30-17 loss to the Giants:<p>Rudock was nothing special in his two series of action in the second quarter, …

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As good as Ameer Abdullah looked in the first preseason game, Friday night has been poor. There was a fumble on a handoff exchange with Matthew Stafford (Stafford was credited with it in the scorebook, but it looked like it was Abdullah's issue, frankly) and then he muffed/fumbled a kick return. Neither were forced by a Giants defender. Fumbling has been an issue for him at points in his career, so to see him have these issues is not a great sign -- especially since he's potentially behind LeGarrette Blount, Kerryon Johnson and Theo Riddick on the depth chart by the time Week 1 rolls around.

As good as Ameer Abdullah looked in the first preseason game, Friday night has been poor. There was a fumble on a handoff exchange with Matthew …

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Will Lions have a 1,000-yard rusher in 2018?

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – Each week, we take some of your questions for a Detroit Lions mailbag. To ask a question for a future mailbag, use the hashtag …

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Lions news: Saquon Barkley calls Kerryon Johnson ‘a heck of a back’

In need of improved play out of the backfield, the Detroit Lions added a potential promising piece to the puzzle in this year’s draft with former …

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NFL preseason Week 2: Giants vs. Lions

The Giants beat the Detroit Lions, 30-17, in Week 2 of the NFL preseason on Friday at Ford Field.<p>Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, left, meets with …

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Detroit Lions: 4 players who need to bounce back next game

DETROIT, MI – JANUARY 01: A’Shawn Robinson #91 of the Detroit Lions sits on the bench as the final seconds tick off the clock during fourth quarter …

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Lions are open to trading running back Ameer Abdullah

<i>Running backs aren’t the most valuable commodity in the NFL, but the Lions would like to get some compensation in exchange for Ameer Abdullah.</i><p>Ameer …

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What could Lions get in trade for Ameer Abdullah with logjam at RB?

Running backs aren’t typically a hot trading commodity when NFL teams trim their rosters to 53 players every September, but the Lions might be in the …

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One of the biggest things taken from watching joint practices between the Lions & Giants — Ameer Abdullah continues to get a hefty amount of first-team work, including almost an entire series by himself in 11-on-11 scrimmaging drills. Detroit really seems to be giving him as many opportunities as possible. He also took second-team punt return work behind Jamal Agnew.

One of the biggest things taken from watching joint practices between the Lions & Giants — Ameer Abdullah continues to get a hefty amount of …

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Training camp observations: Detroit Lions shake up starting defense

The Lions didn't have a great defensive performance in last week's exhibition-opening loss to the Oakland Raiders.<p>They gave up 147 yards on the …

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Detroit Lions running back named NFL’s best after preseason debut

The excitement surrounding the Detroit Lions running game was justified following the group’s performance in their preseason opener.<p>The Detroit Lions …

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Detroit Lions: Mixed debuts for rookie OL Frank Ragnow, Tyrell Crosby

Frank Ragnow's first practice against the Oakland Raiders last week didn't go all that well. He struggled in one-on-one pass-rush drills for the …

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Quick observations from Lions-Raiders: Ameer Abdullah, Kerryon Johnson shine

The fourth-year running back was one of the few bright spots for the Lions in their exhibition opener against the Oakland Raiders.

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WATCH: Ameer Abdullah scores Lions 1st TD of 2018

After some ugly early drives and a few penalties, the Lions offense finally found the end zone in Oakland. It was the Ameer Abdullah show.<p>One play after a sweet sideline catch on a pass from Matt Cassel, the fourth-year running back from Nebraska showed some patience and acceleration and plunged …

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Detroit Lions stock watch: Kerryon Johnson, Ameer Abdullah impressive

Three Lions who helped their stock in Friday’s 16-10 loss to the Oakland Raiders:<p>It’s only a matter of time until Johnson is the Lions’ starting …

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Exhibition: Oakland Raiders 16, Detroit Lions 10

Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah reaches for the pylon but does not score during the first half against the Oakland Raiders in an NFL …

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Strong safety Karl Joseph picked up the first lowering-the-head penalty for the Raiders this season, albeit in an exhibition game. It was a textbook display of the newly-instated penalty, Joseph dropping his helmet to hit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah in the head to tackle him as he came through the line of scrimmage.

Strong safety Karl Joseph picked up the first lowering-the-head penalty for the Raiders this season, albeit in an exhibition game. It was a textbook …

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Raiders defeat the Lions in Jon Gruden's return as coach

Coach Jon Gruden was a winner in his return to the sideline for Oakland when the Raiders got a touchdown pass from Connor Cook in a 16-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Friday night.<p>Gruden was welcomed back warmly to the Coliseum for his first game here as Raiders coach since beating the Jets in …

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Detroit should feel at least a little better about its run game than it did last season. While it was largely against backups and fringe roster players, rookie Kerryon Johnson showed good speed, fast instincts and the ability to fight for extra yardage. LeGarrette Blount did what was expected. And Ameer Abdullah looked sharp – the best he’s looked since Week 4 of last season – throughout the first half. Abdullah was one of the bigger surprises Friday night and the combination of the three along with pass-catching Theo Riddick gave the Lions a more intriguing running back group than it has had in a while. The last time Detroit looked this good running the ball in the preseason opener was 2015, when Abdullah was a rookie garnering some of the hype Johnson is now receiving. The starters also played without right guard T.J. Lang and quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Detroit should feel at least a little better about its run game than it did last season. While it was largely against backups and fringe roster …

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NFL DFS Top Plays – Friday August 10

Welcome to today’s list of NFL DFS Top Plays – a DFS column focused on setting the foundation for DFS lineups. NFL Preseason DFS is a great …

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Lions RB LeGarrette Blount will start the 2018 campaign as team’s goal-line back

The Detroit Lions have welcomed a number of new faces to the team this offseason. However, it appears they have wasted no time in finding a role for …

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6 of the hottest job battles in Detroit Lions training camp

ALLEN PARK -- The Lions return their starting quarterback and all four of their top receivers. They replaced their worst offensive lineman with a …

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Lions Release First Unofficial Depth Chart

<b>DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket)</b> -- Lions training camp is in full swing and the team heads to Oakland for its first preseason game on Friday.<p>The team …

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Detroit Lions release first unofficial depth chart. Have a look

The Lions released their first unofficial depth chart Monday, ahead of Friday's exhibition opener at the Oakland Raiders.<p>Here's what caught our …

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First Lions depth chart lists 7 new starters

NAPA, Calif. -- The Detroit Lions ran just 34 plays last year out of a two-back formation. That was 23rd in the league.<p>New England, by comparison, …

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Fantasy Football Preview: Detroit Lions

<b>Matthew Stafford</b><p>One of the most gifted passers in the National Football League, Stafford has put up at least 4,000 yards and 20 touchdowns every …

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Nebraska Recruiting: Georgia Safety Quinton Newsome is All N

The talented safety out of Georgia picks Nebraska over UGA and AuburnThe Cornhuskers just got better today!Committed!! #GBR ☠️ …

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Hyder's aggressive rehab impresses Lions coach Patricia

Defensive end Kerry Hyder has been working his way back after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon in the preseason opener last year.

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Lions' Ameer Abdullah credits yoga for helping him find peace in tumultuous year

Ameer Abdullah has a lot of reasons to be concerned.

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Lions RB Ameer Abdullah stays focused with daily yoga routine

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