The Lions have formalized an agreement with the most recognizable star in franchise history to work as an ambassador for the team.
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Taylor Decker's shoulder surgery and the suspension of DT Khyri Thornton will leave the Lions with several roster spots in flux during training camp.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Can confirm that the Rams are hiring former Broncos GM Brian Xanders, as first reported by NFL.com. He will be senior personnel executive, and it sounds like this was a hire that was made by Rams GM Les Snead. Xanders and Snead were on the Falcons together from 1997 to 2007. Xanders spent the last five years as a senior personnel executive with the Lions.
The Lions hope a revamped offensive line will bring a better ground game, opening more room for quarterback Matthew Stafford to operate.
Armonty Bryant of the Lions was suspended Tuesday for the third time since the start of the 2016 season.
Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
Lions DE Armonty Bryant has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He'll be eligible to return in Oct. 2. Bryant re-signed with the Lions in the offseason after joining the team midway through the 2016 season. His absence will hurt Detroit's pass rush.
With no other huge extensions looming, a path for Matthew Stafford to become the NFL's highest-paid player exists if the Lions are ready to act.
The Lions' pass defense was atrocious last year, but that doesn't mean all was bad in Detroit's secondary.
The Lions have invited former wide receiver Calvin Johnson to training camp after the player has expressed dismay at how he parted with the franchise.
Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer
The Lions will wear their throwback uniforms on Thanksgiving against Minnesota and the color rush jersey on Dec. 16 at home against Chicago. Detroit announced new uniforms earlier this year.
Recent history says Aaron Rodgers will lead the Packers to the NFC North title, but will another team from the division join them in the playoffs?
Predicting the NFC North MVP is always easy, but if you need hints, he is a Packer, has been the NFL MVP twice and loves the "discount double-check."
Teryl Austin's name has come up a few times in recent years, while Jim Bob Cooter continues to earn recognition for his work with Matthew Stafford.
Our NFC North writers weigh in on which coach, player or front-office executive is on the hottest seat in the division this season.
Calvin Johnson told reporters in Italy last week that he didn't see a chance to win a Super Bowl with the Lions, which played a part in his decision to retire from the NFL last year.
Our NFC North reporters take a look at which rising star could make the biggest impact in the division.
The Lions are trying to build themselves into contenders, but until they find a running game to compliment Matthew Stafford, they'll have a tough time competing in the NFC.
When Paul Worrilow became involved with the "Be The Match" program, he couldn't have known it would lead to his own rewarding bone marrow donation.
New Packers tight end Martellus Bennett and Minnesota's new running backs could be game-changers for their respective offenses.
The additions of Riley Reiff, Mike Remmers and Pat Elflein can only help the Vikings' offensive line, but the unit has a long way to go.
Despite some promise in the running game, the Lions' offense will likely sink or swim on the strength of Matthew Stafford's arm.
In retrospect, it seems silly that Mike McCarthy had to defend his coaching record midway through last season. But is he a top-five coach?
Alshon Jeffery could have been a help to a young starting QB in Chicago. NFC North writers weigh in on how much the Bears might miss him.
The Vikings should keep Sam Bradford until they are sure about the progress of Teddy Bridgewater, even if it means using a franchise tag down the road.