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Remembering the times Aretha Franklin blessed the sports world with her talent

Source | 5 days ago.

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, has died at her Detroit home at age 76. She may be best remembered for her vocal virtuosity and her chart-topping hits like “Respect” and “Chain of Fools,” but she gave some extremely memorable performances at sporting

Connor Cook highlights | Preseason Week 1

Source | 9 days ago.

Watch Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook highlights versus the Detroit Lions in the first week of the preseason.

Marshawn Lynch sits for national anthem in Raiders' preseason game vs. Lions

Source | 9 days ago.

Marshawn Lynch continued his approach of sitting for the national anthem prior to Friday’s game between the Raiders and Lions. The NFL’s ongoing national anthem controversy has made its way into a third season with the story taking center stage during this week’s preseason openers. While a handful of players conducted social justice protests

Kerryon Johnson highlights | Preseason Week 1

Source | 10 days ago.

Watch Detroit Lions rookie running back Kerryon Johnson versus the Oakland Raiders during Preseason Week 1.

Raiders beat Lions 16-10 in Gruden's return to sideline

Source | 10 days ago.

Jon Gruden jawed at the officials, worked closely with the quarterbacks and was once again adored by the Oakland Raiders fans. 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. Gruden was welcomed back warmly to the Coli

Rookie Kerryon Johnson energizing Lions' run game

Source | 10 days ago.

With Matthew Stafford standing on the sideline in Friday night's preseason opener in Oakland, the Lions again showed they are adamant about improving the league's worst running offense.

NFL players emphasize reasons for anthem demonstrations

Source | 10 days ago.

While the NFL continues discussions with the players' union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression. President Donald Trump wants players to "find another way to protest" and contended "most of them are unable to define" what t

Four Raiders players to watch in NFL preseason opener vs. Lions

Source | 10 days ago.

OAKLAND -- Raiders starters shouldn't play much in Friday night's preseason opener against the Detroit Lions. It came just moments after head coach Jon Gruden yelled at Warren, demanding he lower his pad level.

Raiders' Mack faces $814K fine as holdout lingers

Source | 11 days ago.

Defensive end Khalil Mack will not report to the Oakland Raiders before Friday's preseason opener against the Detroit Lions, triggering a $814,000 fine, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The fine schedule is dictated by the league's collective bargaining agreement. Raiders' officials consistently said they plans to re-sign Mack to a long-term

Raiders camp report: Martavis Bryant makes big plays in last joint practice with Lions

Source | 12 days ago.

Martavis Bryant took some heat from his head coach a few days back. Jon Gruden demanded more from the lightning quick receiver, saying he had to show more versatility and consistency in training camp. Bryant's a big-play maker who was pretty quiet in recent weeks.

Gruden returning to Coliseum as head coach of Raiders again

Source | 12 days ago.

As much as he tries to downplay the significance, Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden is fully aware Friday's exhibition game against the Detroit Lions will be anything but an ordinary preseason contest. It's been 17 years since Gruden last roamed the sidelines at the Coliseum with the Raiders. Gruden's iconic status among Raiders fans promises to

Raiders, Lions keep their cool in first joint practice

Source | 13 days ago.

The Oakland Raiders and Detroit Lions conducted the first of two joint practices Tuesday in preparation for their preseason opener Friday at the Oakland Coliseum, allowing players on both teams to get a new perspective after practicing against teammates for the past two weeks. ''It was nice to see some new coverages, some different stuff,'' Oak

To set Matthew Stafford free, Lions get serious about running the football

Source | 14 days ago.

On the first day of the Detroit Lions’ rookie minicamp in early May, running back Kerryon Johnson was excited but anxious, eager to see what the NFL was all about, but unsure of what was to come. The uncertainty faded quickly, a process that began when new Lions head coach Matt Patricia addressed the team for the first time and started using a ph

Lions defensive end Ansah comes off PUP list

Source | 15 days ago.

The Detroit Lions have taken defensive end Ezekiel Ansah off the active/physically unable to perform list, the team announced Monday. The team never announced why Ansah, 29, was placed on the PUP list. Ansah last played a full 16-game season in 2015, when he finished third in the league with 14.5 sacks.

Lions activate DE Ezekiel Ansah (knee) from PUP list

Source | 15 days ago.

The Detroit Lions activated defensive end Ezekiel Ansah from the physically unable to perform list and he's slated to practice Monday. Ansah reportedly underwent knee surgery this offseason.

Bulaga off physically unable to perform list, available for Packers' practice

Source | 17 days ago.

Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Friday, almost nine months after tearing his right ACL. "He just passed his physical today, so Bryan Bulaga will practice in a limited return mode," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said last week he was hopeful Bulaga could return to

Bulaga off PUP list, available for Packers' practice

Source | 18 days ago.

Green Bay Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Friday, almost nine months after tearing his right ACL. "He just passed his physical today, so Bryan Bulaga will practice in a limited return mode," said Packers coach Mike McCarthy. McCarthy said last week he was hopeful Bulaga could return to

Matt Patricia Is Working to Change the Lions' Culture

Source | 19 days ago.

ALLEN PARK, Michigan—Matt Patricia was about 15 minutes late for his pre-practice press conference. Are you excited?" Patricia looked around the room for reporters to match his enthusiasm, and had to have been disappointed by our collective lack of excitement. Patricia is a very hands-on head coach, and throughout practice he shouted feedback to

Lions CB Slay insists he wasn't frightened by injury scare

Source | 19 days ago.

The Detroit Lions cornerback was evaluated on the sideline and after rubbing and pointing to his right knee, he returned to practice Wednesday. Another time, Matthew Stafford might thread a pass past him and into the hands of a well-covered receiver. Slay emerged as one of the NFL's top cover cornerbacks last season and earned All-Pro honors.

Report: Raiders CB Conley (hip) out few weeks

Source | 21 days ago.

Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley is expected to miss "a couple of weeks" with a hip injury, according to an NFL Network report Monday. Conley, who sustained a groin injury at the end of minicamp in June, has missed the past few practices after injuring his hip early in camp. "I don't know if concerned is the word," head coach Jon Grude

Lions WR Jones returns to practice, RB Blount leaves field

Source | 22 days ago.

The Detroit Lions had a key player on offense come back from an injury and one walk off the field during practice. Wide receiver Marvin Jones returned to practice a day after injuring his left leg. Running back LeGarrette Blount, meanwhile, slowly walked off the field with a trainer during Sunday's practice.

Lions kick off 1st training camp with coach Matt Patricia

Source | 24 days ago.

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia walked briskly onto a field for his first NFL training camp in charge with a black cap, black pullover and black shorts while a yellow pencil was nestled over his right ear. Patricia pulled aside safety Tavon Wilson, one of many former New England Patriots now in the Motor City, to say a few words early in practice

QB Matthew Stafford entering his 10th season leading Lions

Source | 25 days ago.

Matthew Stafford has a lot of numbers on his side, supporting the case the Detroit Lions drafted the right guy No. 1 overall in 2009 and were wise to give him a $135 million, five-year extension last summer. Stafford has helped the Lions reach the playoffs three times, losing a wild-card game each time to leave them stuck on one postseason victory

Athletics coming full circle for multi-sport star Luke Willson

Source | 25 days ago.

When Luke Willson officially begins his career with the Detroit Lions, his athletic career will come full circle. Married to the humble fields, diamonds and rinks in Essex County in Southwestern Ontario (which is located just a short drive from the Michigan

Lions place DE Ansah (knee) on PUP list to open camp

Source | 27 days ago.

The Detroit Lions placed defensive end Ezekiel Ansah on the physically unable to perform list to open training camp, the team announced Tuesday. The Detroit Free Press reported in March that Ansah had a clean-out procedure on his knee after the 2017 season. Ansah, who has battled extensive knee and ankle injuries in recent years, will make about $1