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Lions 'don't have a choice' with Stafford contract (1:43)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

While the Lions had their open part of practice, the eclipse happened and they had Total Eclipse of the Heart playing on the loudspeaker.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Adairus Barnes, Eric Ebron, TJ Jones, Noel Thomas, Dontez Ford, Dez Stewart and Thurston Armbrister all out for Lions in open part of practice Monday. Eight of the team's nine tight ends practiced. So did OL Cornelius Lucas, Laken Tomlinson and T.J. Lang. Tavon Wilson also ditched the red jersey for a normal jersey meaning he can be hit.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jim Caldwell on TJ Jones: "He'll be all right." Said he won't do much today.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell opens his presser praising Anquan Boldin and what he's going to do after football. "He's a real gentleman."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have waived/injured DT Bruce Gaston and signed TE Scott Orndoff. He had 35 catches for 579 yards and five touchdowns last year.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford said he'll be practicing during the eclipse but his wife is taking his newborn daughters to watch it somewhere. Hopes they have their glasses.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions QB Matthew Stafford said no determination has been made as to whether to negotiate in-season with the team about his contract. Doesn't know when that decision will be made.

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Poll: Is Anquan Boldin a Hall of Famer?

Anquan Boldin called it quits after a 14-year NFL career, but did the wide receiver do enough to earn a spot in the Hall of Fame? Vote now!

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1dJim Trotter

WR Boldin retires, to focus on advocacy work

Anquan Boldin will retire after 14 seasons as an NFL wide receiver. Boldin, who starred for the Cardinals and won a Super Bowl with the Ravens, will focus on his criminal justice advocacy work, telling ESPN "my life's purpose is bigger than football."

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The biggest injuries from NFL preseason Week 2

The Lions didn't update T.J. Jones' condition after he left Saturday night's game, but a hamstring injury to a receiver is always worth monitoring closely.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford on if he has a planned TD celebration after seeing the Marvin Jones/Golden Tate TD celebration: "Oh, nothing from me. Nope. I'm going to run off the field quick before somebody gets me. But that was good, though. I thought theirs was good tonight. I imagine it'll be on some reruns somewhere."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell didn't have much of an update on WR TJ Jones' hamstring injury. Jones was hurt in the first half with one catch for 11 yards.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions WR Golden Tate explains what it is like for players who suffer injuries in preseason and how frustrating it can be. WR TJ Jones suffered a hamstring injury Saturday night. Last week the Lions lost Kerry Hyder (Achilles) and Brandon Copeland (pec) for the season.

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Lions handle Hackenberg, beat Jets 16-6

Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones in the second quarter, and the Detroit Lions shut down Christian Hackenberg and the New York Jets 16-6 in a preseason game Saturday night.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

LIONS 16, JETS 6, Final: A pretty ho-hum performance by the Lions against one of the worst teams in the league. Detroit's defense was suffocating when it faced the Jets starters. A guy to watch, long-term, could be CB Jamal Agnew. He had a team-high six tackles and could factor into the return competition. The Lions will have a tougher test Friday against New England.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

TJ Jones has an injured hamstring and won't return. He hurt it in the second quarter against the Jets and went to the locker room.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ok that's pretty cool. Eastern Michigan just presented a full scholarship to WR Jaron Johnson. He had 24 kick returns for 440 yards last year. His teammates went nuts for him when they did it.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Stafford's night is done for Detroit. He finishes 8 of 10 for 84 yards and a touchdown with a passer rating of 135.0. Stafford was sharp all night with at least one of his two incompletions a straight drop. Jake Rudock in at QB for the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Detroit recovered a fumble on the kickoff (Steve Longa with another impressive play) but it is negated by the Lions being offsides on the kickoff. Preseason football in full swing here in the Motor City.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.911th
Rushing Yards81.930th
Points For21.520th
Points Against22.413th

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