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J. Best first ex-NFLer to make Olympics in track
Report: Best returning to Cal as asst. coach
On that 2010 Lions-Vikings draft trade
Jahvid Best's official departure from the Detroit Lions merits a look back at the intra-division trade that made him the No. 30 overall pick of the 2010 NFL draft.
BBAO: 2 ESPYS for Adrian Peterson
We're Black and Blue All Over:Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson was the big NFC North winner at the ESPYS on Wednesday night, bringing home the awards for best comeback and best NFL player.
Jahvid Best bridged concussion eras
For almost nine months, it has appeared a near-certainty that Jahvid Best would never play for the Detroit Lions again. So on the day that the Lions made it official and released him, we're left to wonder: Would a player with Best's medical history even be drafted in 2013?
Lions release oft-injured running back Best
Sorting out the Lions' RB plans
The Detroit Lions made one of the bigger splashes of the early portion of NFL free agency this offseason, agreeing to a four-year, $16 million deal with RB Reggie Bush.
Bush's role with Lions to be like Saints days
Yates: Players aided by scheme changes
2010 draft: NFC West vs. Rolando McClain
Rolando McClain's early retirement from the NFL comes three years after the Oakland Raiders made him the eighth overall choice in the 2010 draft. NFL Games Started By 2010 First-Rounders Pick Player Starts 10 Tyson Alualu 48 17 Mike Iupati 48 14 Earl Thomas 48 11 Anthony Davis 48 2 Ndamukong Suh 46 27 Devin McCourty 46 18 Maurkice Pouncey 45 20 Kareem Jackson 44 1 Sam Bradford 42 4 Trent Williams 39 8 Rolando McClain 38 21 Jermaine Gresham 38 6 Russell Okung 37 3 Gerald McCoy 35 19 Sean Weatherspoon 34 7 Joe Haden 33 5 Eric Berry 33 23 Bryan Bulaga 33 12 Ryan Mathews 32 24 Dez Bryant 29 32 Patrick Robinson 27 29 Kyle Wilson 27 15 Jason Pierre-Paul 27 16 Derrick Morgan 26 22 Demaryius Thomas 23 26 Dan Williams 21 9 C.
On the Lions' need for immediate impact
The Detroit Lions bottomed out and had desperate needs at nearly every position in 2009 when, with the draft's No. 20 overall pick, they selected ... a tight end.
Lions can't seem to leave Best behind
In 2010, the Detroit Lions selected Jahvid Best in the first round of the NFL Draft. In 2011, Best suffered a severe concussion from which he has yet to recover.
BBAO: No position yet for Riley Reiff
We're Black and Blue All Over:PHOENIX -- The Detroit Lions drafted a left tackle in the first round of the 2012 draft. In 2013, their longtime left tackle retired.
Lions eyeing Reggie Bush, Jason Jones
Here's what I can tell you about the busy-bee Detroit Lions in the opening minutes of free agency: As expected, running back Reggie Bush is headed to Detroit for a visit, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
NFC North free-agency primer
Eight in the Box: Top offseason targets
Welcome to Eight in the Box, an NFL Nation feature that will appear each Friday during the offseason. This week's topic: Who should be the primary target (including trades) for each team when free agency begins?
Mulling the Lions' risk tolerance in 2013
The NFL's cyclical intent is never more apparent than draft time, when the worst teams from the previous season line up to select the best players entering the league.
Megatron's effect on Lions' RB plans
ESPN NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert took a look at how Calvin Johnson affected the Detroit Lions' production against certain defenses last season, dubbing it "The Calvin Johnson Effect.
FA'13: More Reggie Bush, Steven Jackson
Recently we used Bill Polian's comprehensive free-agent ratings to discuss the (unlikely) match between the Green Bay Packers and free-agent running back Reggie Bush.
Bush to Detroit?
Earlier this week, a report indicated that it was unlikely that Reggie Bush was going to be back with the Miami Dolphins for 2013, and we had a look at where he could land instead.
Free Head Exam: Detroit Lions
After the Detroit Lions' 38-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, here are three issues that merit further examination: I appreciate the detail and perspective that coach Jim Schwartz often provides to explain why a play worked or did not.
NFC North third quarter Stock Watch
We've posted quarterly Stock Watches in October and November, and now it's time for the third installment of a once-weekly feature.FALLING1. Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings quarterback: Ponder has brought the franchise to a crossroads as it nears the end of his second season.
Inside Slant: Concussion protocol revealed
In this week's Inside Slant podcast , Mike Sando and I tried to de-mystify the concussion protocols we've heard so much about this season while awaiting the return of some high-profile NFC North players.
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NFL draft profile: Juan Thornhill
Juan Thornhill is a versatile defensive back out of Virginia who has experience at both corner and safety and is a willing run-defender.
NFL draft profile: Bryce Love
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NFL draft profile: Michael Deiter
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NFL draft profile: Damien Harris
Damien Harris out of Alabama is a strong and competitive runner, has good size and good burst through the hole.
NFL draft profile: David Edwards
David Edwards out of Wisconsin has heavy hands, which he uses to knock speed-rushers off course.
NFL draft profile: Jamel Dean
Jamel Dean is a tall, long and well-built corner from Auburn with outstanding speed and long arms to bat the ball down at the last second.