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2019 Schedule
6-10, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Bob Quinn expects there will be some disappointment from the juniors who declared for the draft this year because of the numbers of them. He seemed to indicate he thinks it's an issue with the players that come out and are maybe getting bad advice -- or are not listening to the advice they are getting from the advisory board before they come out. Doesn't know what the solution should be but said it should be looked at.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

2019 LIONS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE: Sept. 8 at CARDINALS; Sept. 15 vs. CHARGERS; Sept. 22 at EAGLES; Sept. 29 vs. CHIEFS; Oct. 6 BYE; Oct. 14 at PACKERS (MNF); Oct. 20 vs. VIKINGS; Oct. 27 vs. GIANTS; Nov. 3 at RAIDERS; Nov. 10 at BEARS; Nov. 17 vs. COWBOYS; Nov. 24 at REDSKINS; Nov. 28 vs. BEARS (Thanksgiving); Dec. 8 at VIKINGS; Dec. 15 vs. BUCCANEERS; Dec. 21/22 at BRONCOS; Dec. 29 vs. PACKERS

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Graham Glasgow calls Matthew and Kelly Stafford "tough people." Says they are a lot of people picking up some leadership while he deals with his wife's brain tumor. Glasgow said he spoke to Stafford about it recently and thinks they are handling things OK considering the circumstances.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions, as expected, brought back special teams standout Charles Washington, who was an exclusive rights free agent. Washington is one of the team's top gunners.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions signed Tom Savage to compete with Connor Cook and maybe a rookie for the backup quarterback spot behind Matthew Stafford. Signing Savage means the Lions are not bringing back Matt Cassel.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions preseason schedule: Week 1 — vs. New England Week 2 — at Houston Week 3 — vs. Buffalo Week 4 — at Cleveland Based on this, have to think there are possibilities for joint practices in Weeks 1 and 2 with Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn's ties to Bill Belichick and Bill O'Brien. The Lions have seen the Patriots the last three years (2017 & 2019 in the preseason, 2018 in the regular season) and will face Houston in the preseason for the first time.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Breakdown of Rashaan Melvin's one-year, $2.15 million contract with the Lions. He has $1.3 million in base salary with a $600,000 signing bonus. $100,000 of his base salary is guaranteed. He has a $150,000 roster bonus ($9,375 per game on the 46-man roster) and a $100,000 workout bonus. His dead money is $700,000 and cap hit is $2,131,250. This is less than what DeShawn Shead signed for last year with Detroit.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions officially announce the C.J. Anderson signing. RB depth is now Kerryon Johnson, Anderson, Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner.

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Lions should be able to land playmaker at No. 8

Everything -- from the Lions' needs, the draft class makeup and Detroit's position in the draft -- suggests the Lions could score big in three weeks.

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Stafford's wife having surgery for brain tumor

Kelly Stafford, the wife of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, will undergo surgery for a brain tumor, she said Wednesday in a post on social media.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from the Lions about Kelly Stafford:

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Source: RB Anderson agrees to deal with Lions

After a productive stint with the Rams last season, veteran running back C.J. Anderson has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Lions, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions offseason workout dates: OTAs are May 20-21, May 23, May 29-31 and June 10-13. Mandatory minicamp is June 4-6. Second straight year Matt Patricia has had OTAs following minicamp.

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Two-time Pro Bowl OL Lang announces retirement

Veteran offensive lineman T.J. Lang announced his retirement on Friday. Lang spent the past two years with the Detroit Lions but battled a series of injuries while there.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Some information on recent Lions contracts signed by Tommylee Lewis, Marcus Cooper, Logan Thomas and Andrew Donnal: Lewis' one-year contract with the Lions is worth $720,000 in base salary along with a $50,000 signing bonus. There's also a roster bonus of $6,250 for every game he's on the 46-man roster (capped at $100,000) and a workout bonus of $50,000. His cap hit is $920,000. Dead money if he doesn't make the roster comes in at $50,000. Thomas' one-year deal is worth $805,000 in base salary with a signing bonus of $30,000. There's also a workout bonus of $30,000 and a roster bonus of $1,875 per game he's on the 46-man roster (capped at $30,000). He carries $30,000 in dead money if he's cut and a cap hit of $735,000. Donnal's one-year deal has a $805,000 base salary and a $15,000 signing bonus. He also has a $25,000 workout bonus. His cap hit is $685,000 and carries a dead money charge of $15,000 if cut. Cooper's one-year deal has an $805,000 base salary -- $150,000 of which is guaranteed. He also had a $90,000 signing bonus. He carries a cap hit of $735,000 and would cost the Lions $240,000 in dead money if he's cut.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards223.520th
Rushing Yards103.823rd
Points For20.325th
Points Against22.5Tied-16th

2019 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(8)
2(11)
3(24)
4(9)
5(8)
6(11)
6(31)
7(10)
7(15)