- The Detroit Lions' new bowl game finally has a name: the Quick Lane Bowl (sponsored by Ford's Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center). Here's the logo:
The Lions announced the new 'Quick Lane Bowl' at Ford Field this morning. http://t.co/eyOzvcMKd5 pic.twitter.com/PfTk5817Dk— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) August 26, 2014
Reggie Bush returned to practice on Tuesday after sitting out a couple days to rest.
- The Lions were without Kyle Van Noy, Don Carey and Jason Jones on Tuesday. Van Noy is still dealing with an abdominal injury, and Carey injured his hamstring against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. Jones, meanwhile, likely just got a day off.
- It turns out that DeJon Gomes was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury rather than a neck injury.
No decision has been made on whether or not Matthew Stafford will play on Thursday against the Buffalo Bills. I personally vote no. Getting a few reps against the Bills isn't really worth the injury risk at this point in the preseason.
Stafford thinks the St. Louis Rams are in "capable hands" with Shaun Hill taking over as their starting quarterback. Considering Hill was viewed as one of the NFL's top backup quarterbacks when he was in Detroit, I think Stafford is right on with his assessment of the situation.
- In ESPN's ranking of NFL head coaches, which was based on votes by "league insiders," Jim Caldwell came in 27th.
- The New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a pretty notable trade on Tuesday:
Patriots will receive Bucs' fourth-round pick in 2014 in additon to TE Tim Wright in exchange for G Logan Mankins.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 26, 2014
Lions notes: Say hello to the Quick Lane Bowl
Lions notes looks at Detroit's new bowl game, some injury updates and much more.
By Sean Yuille