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Giants want answers from NFL on ‘illegal’ Mark Herzlich hit

Count the Giants as one of the (many) teams confounded by the NFL’s new helmet contact rule.<p>Rookie linebacker Lorenzo Carter, from the right side of …

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9 things to know from Giants' Pat Shurmur | LB Alec Ogletree in coverage, problem with NFL helmet rule and more

What does Pat Shurmur think the day after beating Lions? Here are his thoughts on defensive giving up big plays, Mark Herzlich's lowering the helmet …

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Stock report: Matt Patricia, Taylor Decker trending down after Lions loss

DETROIT -- The Lions lost 30-17 on Friday night in an exhibition against the New York Giants. And the only reason it was even that close were two …

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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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Detroit Lions come out flat against Giants, lose 30-17

How bad did the Detroit Lions look against the New York Giants in their preseason home opener on Friday night? Read on to find out…<p>From the onset, …

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Game photos

Detroit Lions running back Theo Riddick (25) takes a catch for a 42-yard gain during a NFL football game against the New York Giants on Friday, Aug. …

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Five questions the Detroit Lions need to answer against the Giants

Ezekiel Ansah of the Detroit Lions watches the final seconds of the clock run down during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on …

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2018 NFL preseason rankings: No. 21 Detroit Lions

The Comeback is previewing all 32 NFL teams from worst to first leading up to the start of the 2018 regular season on Sept. 6. Up next in our …

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5 takeaways from the Lions' preseason Week 2 loss to the Giants

The Detroit Lions had a game at Ford Field for the first time in 2018 and struggled to get anything going against the New York Giants. It’s only the preseason, so wins and losses aren’t too important, but there was still plenty of information to extract from this game.<p>Offensive line struggles<p>Lack …

Detroit Lions: Is Theo Riddick becoming expendable?

The running back position looks deeper than it has in recent years for the Detroit Lions. So deep, that some good players have to get cut …

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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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Lions camp observations: Second CB job still wide open

Here are some notes and observations from Wednesday's joint practice with the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders.

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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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Fantasy football 2018 draft or avoid: Lions finally address weak running game

<i>As the 2018 fantasy football draft season approaches, we will showcase a player to draft and a player to avoid from all 32 teams.</i><p>The Detroit Lions …

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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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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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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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Lions camp observations: Team conducts annual scrimmage

Here are some notes and observations from Detroit Lions' training camp practice on Saturday.<p>■ The Lions used their Saturday morning session to …

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The Detroit Lions running back no one is talking about

Lost in the shuffle of exciting new faces in the Detroit Lions backfield is a veteran running back who is finally free to do what he does best.<p>The …

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Lions training camp, Day 7: How the running back battle could shake out

The Detroit Lions held their seventh practice of training camp Friday during another gorgeous day at team headquarters.

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Kenny Vaccaro, former Saints safety, to join Tennessee Titans: report | NOLA.com

Former New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro will join the Tennessee Titans, NFL Network reported Saturday (Aug. 4).<p>The Titans lost starting strong …

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It's still early, but rookie running back Kerryon Johnson has consistently flashed as a runner with good vision and speed. LeGarrette Blount and Theo Riddick will still get their share of the work (Blount potentially on early downs and in short-yardage and Riddick in the passing game) but Johnson is showing real potential as a runner. A word of warning, though, is this is still early in camp and against a defense still picking up a new scheme. But the skill set is there.

It's still early, but rookie running back Kerryon Johnson has consistently flashed as a runner with good vision and speed. LeGarrette Blount and Theo …

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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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Niyo: Lions camp radiates with crackle and pop

The Matt Patricia era will be defined by physical play as evidenced by the bruising pace of Monday's session at Allen Park.

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“Big Rigg’s” Next 20 Running Backs for 2018 (41-60)

As we get deeper and deeper into the rankings, the value which players offer will drop off considerably. Many of these running backs only offer value …

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Lions RB Ameer Abdullah stays focused with daily yoga routine

Detroit Lions training camp, July 30<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Interested in this topic? You may also want to view these …

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Theo Riddick, as he has done so often during his career, made a quick cutback after catching a pass from Matthew Stafford in a red zone period, completely faking out the linebacker to get into the end zone. It was reminiscent of Riddick at his best and was one of the biggest highlight plays of a mostly physical, downhill day.

Theo Riddick, as he has done so often during his career, made a quick cutback after catching a pass from Matthew Stafford in a red zone period, …

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Fantasy Football 2018: Detroit Lions Preview

Knowledge is power and the greatest asset you can acquire in order to compete for a fantasy football championship.<p>Here's your 2018 preview of the …

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Detroit Lions training camp preview: Running game gets total overhaul

MLive will review each of the Detroit Lions' position groups heading into the start of training camp on July 27. Today: Running back.

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