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2019 Fantasy Football Team Previews: Detroit Lions look built to run RB LeGarrette Blount, DL; Ezekiel Ansah. Are the Lions going to give Kerryon Johnson the feature-back treatment? "In a word, no. Detroit signed C.J. Anderson, drafted rookie Ty Johnson and will find roles for Zach Zenner and Theo Riddick in the backfield.

Lions improved dramatically in tackling in 2018 under Matt Patricia One of the big ways in which Matt Patricia put his positive stamp on the Lions as a rookie head coach was in the tackling department. Patricia's first Lions defense dramatically upgraded from the prior season in tackling. The team roared up from the bottom five in the NFL to the top five.

Which Detroit Lions free agent was the spring MVP? After signing an impressive haul of free agents, which of the newest Detroit Lions was named the most impressive this spring by an insider? The t-shirt and…

Patriots hosting joint practices with Lions, Titans in August They're reportedly already made plans to lock horns with the Tennessee Titans in the days leading up to their August 17 contest; and now, the club has officially announced their intention to practice against the Detroit Lions in the week leading up to their first preseason game against one another on August 8.

Which late-round pick is most likely to make the Lions final 53? Which late-round pick has the best route to the 53?

Detroit Lions: The end of the Michael Roberts saga When the trade initially took place, the question that many in the media asked was why the trade to New England was happening. Now let me preface that by saying that they were looking for deeper answers than the Lions just being ready to part ways with Roberts.

Matthew Stafford's adjusted INT rate shows some good luck Lions QB Matthew Stafford's adjusted INT rate from 2018 shows some good luck.

Chris Lacy named the Detroit Lions surprise standout From being undrafted to the practice squad to becoming this offseason's standout performer, Detroit Lions wide receiver Chris Lacy is trending upwards. Okl…

Ask POD: Avoid the void With the Detroit Lions finishing up their last OTA session on Thursday, there are no more football related events on the schedule until the start of training camp in late July. And with the NBA and NHL finishing up their seasons this week, we are truly staring into the football abyss.

Extra Points: Bradberry, Jenkins, Lions Count Panthers head coach Ron Rivera among those who'd like to see cornerback James Bradberry signed long-term. "He is a guy that I hope we do keep around because he is important to what we've done," Rivera told Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer.

Detroit Lions Will Hold Joint Practices With The New England Patriots The Detroit Lions will practice with the New England Patriots multiple times in early August. According to an Instagram post from my team, the two squads will practice on the 5th through the 7th. This is a great move from the Lions. The Patriots win Super Bowls, and they have Bill Belichick and Tom Brady running the show.

Heading into training camp: Logan Thomas is a top-3 TE Based on our first-hand observations from OTAs, Thomas is clearly a top-3 option at tight end right now, despite still developing at the position. He will be challenged in training camp from Nauta and Jerome Cunningham, but Thomas enters the summer months with a firm grip on a 53-man roster spot.

Which NFL team will be next to win their first Super Bowl? The NHL and NBA did it this year, could the NFL follow suit?

Detroit Lions: This free agent can boost the running game The Detroit Lions offense has not reached it's full potential this decade due to it's inability to run the ball, but this free agent can change that. Detro…

Extra Points: Texans, Patriots, Packers The big story of the day has been the drama surrounding Patriots exec Nick Caserio. The Texans announced earlier today that they'd be backing down from their pursuit of Caserio, and the Patriots in turn agreed to drop tampering charges.

Detroit Lions: Michael Roberts trade falls through, waived anyway The Detroit Lions traded tight end Michael Roberts to the Patriots. After that trade fell through, Motown opted to waive him anyway. It's clear, the Detroi…

Revel in the Clutter of Edward Fella's 1972 Cranbrook Map On the inside cover of the 1973/1975 Cranbrook Academy of Art Catalog is a hand-drawn, fold-out map of the campus.

Patriots Trade for TE Negated after Failing Conditions of Deal But NFL trades are conditional as well - and as the Lions cryptically announced Friday, "Roberts reverted back to the team's roster, per trade conditions." As reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter, Roberts failed a physical with the Patriots following the deal.

Roberts waived after Lions-Pats trade rescinded Another attempt by the Patriots to shore up their tight-end position ended when their trade with the Lions for Michael Roberts was rescinded due to a failed physical, a source told Adam Schefter.

Lions, Patriots Call Off Michael Roberts Trade Michael Roberts isn't going to the Patriots, after all. On Friday, the Lions announced that Roberts reverted back to the team's roster, "per trade conditions." Subsequently, the Lions waived the tight end. Earlier this week, the Lions agreed to ship Roberts to the Patriots in exchange for a conditional 7th-round pick in 2020.

Update: Lions trade of Michael Roberts to Patriots fails, team waives the TE Updating a previous roster move, the Detroit Lions attempt to trade Michael Roberts to the New England Patriots fell through, he reverted back to the Lions roster per trade conditions and the team is waiving him instead.

Michael Roberts trade falls through, Detroit Lions cut him anyways The Detroit Lions announced on Friday afternoon that their trade with the New England Patriots has been nullified and tight end Michael Roberts reverted back to the Lions' roster. As a result, Detroit has simply waived the tight end, putting him up for grabs for the 31 other teams.

Lions waive Michael Roberts after trade with Patriots is rescinded The Lions won't be getting a 2020 seventh-round pick from the Patriots in exchange for tight end Michael Roberts. Detroit sent Roberts to New England in exchange for a conditional draft choice on Thursday, but the trade is off. The Lions announced that Roberts was returned to their roster on Friday and that they subsequently waived him.

WATCH: Detroit Lions waive TE Michael Roberts after trade with Patriots voids Michael Roberts won’t be joining the Patriots after all.

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