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Calvin Johnson: ‘Anything I can do to help (Jameson Williams), I’ll do that. I’ll be there.’

Hall-of-Famer Calvin Johnson spoke to 97.1 The Ticket on Friday morning and offered to help provide guidance to a young Detroit Lions roster.

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Lions News: Marvin Jones Jr. thinks Lions can make playoff run like Jaguars

Can the Lions make the same playoff push the Jags did last season?

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VIDEO: Lions tried to acquire 2024 1st-round pick from Cardinals on draft night

In a behind-the-scenes 2023 NFL Draft video from the Cardinals, it appears Lions GM Brad Holmes wanted a future first-round pick in their early trade.

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Dan Campbell picks out 5 ‘most improved’ Lions in minicamp/OTAs

These five Detroit Lions players were singled out by coach Dan Campbell for flashing the most during OTAs and minicamp.

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Minicamp observations: Offense finishes strong despite Jamo’s drops

The Detroit Lions offense looked the best it has been all camp, but Jameson Williams’ drops still linger menacingly.

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Detroit Lions minicamp Day 3 injury updates, participation report

The final Detroit Lions injury report of 2023 mandatory minicamp, including updates on Levi Onwuzurike and Hendon Hooker.

Dan Campbell was a ‘whisker’ away from full-time, head coaching job with Dolphins

Things were apparently real close to being different for Dan Campbell after his interim stint as the Miami Dolphins head coach.

Report: Dalvin Cook to be released by Minnesota Vikings

The NFC North will be losing one of the most impactful offensive weapons in the division, with the Vikings moving on from Dalvin Cook.

Full coverage, analysis of the Detroit Lions 2023 draft class

Every Pride of Detroit article from the 2023 NFL Draft.

Veterans mentors are the secret sauce to Lions’ youth movement on defense

The Detroit Lions have built their defense around youth. But veteran mentors like Alex Anzalone and Cameron Sutton are also key pieces to their plan.

Notes: Hilarious video reveals so many Lions players are Swifties

With Taylor Swift set to perform this coming weekend at Ford Field, the Lions social media team asked players to name their favorite songs from the artist.

In final year of deal, Jonah Jackson hopes to stay a Detroit Lion forever

Detroit Lions 2020 third-round Jonah Jackson says no contract talks have begun, but he’d like re-sign with the team and retire in Detroit.

Open thread: Who will be the next Lion on the cover of Madden?

The franchise is crying out for an elite superstar.

Detroit Lions minicamp Day 2 observations: 6 standouts, including Jameson Williams

Jameson Williams and rookie RB Jahmyr Gibbs were two big standouts from Day 2 of Detroit Lions mandatory minicamp. Here are other notes from Wednesday’s practice.

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Detroit Lions minicamp Day 2 injury updates, participation report

A look at the latest Detroit Lions injury news from mandatory minicamp, including a couple new developments.

Notes: Dan Campbell has considered moving training camp to West Michigan

After a pleasant trip to the western side of the state, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell said he’s given thought about moving training camp on the road.

Lions rookie QB Hendon Hooker throwing routes for 1st time since injury

Detroit Lions third-round rookie quarterback Hendon Hooker took a big step in his rehab from a torn ACL by throwing on air for the first time.

Jared Goff already noticing improvement in Lions’ revamped secondary

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff is noticing a drastic change in the team’s secondary after a handful of OTA and minicamp practices.

Open thread: Are you buying the minicamp hype regarding the Lions secondary?

Word out of Allen Park is that the Detroit Lions secondary has looked sharp. Is that a sign of things to come or offseason fluff?

Lions minicamp observations Day 1: Offense shows life, defense sticky in coverage

Unloading the notebook as we share our observations from the first day of Detroit Lions minicamp.

Dan Campbell: Jared Goff is better now than he was with the Rams

Lions coach Dan Campbell believes quarterback Jared Goff—now with more responsibilities and knowledge—is better than he was with the Los Angeles Rams.

Detroit Lions minicamp Day 1 injury/participation updates

A look at the latest Detroit Lions injury updates from mandatory minicamp practice on Tuesday.

Jameson Williams’ reputation is unearned

He doesn’t deserve half the scorn he’s earned—especially when we’re talking about social media activity

Notes: Enjoy these photos of Jared Goff dripped in his teammate’s bling

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Detroit Lions minicamp: What we’ll be watching at every position

An in-depth look at the storylines we will be watching at the Detroit Lions 2023 mandatory minicamp.

Who is one Lions player you want to hear about from minicamp?

Which Detroit Lions player are you most eager to hear about as we kick off our mandatory minicamp coverage?

Player survey suggests NFL has done a horrible job teaching gambling policy

A survey from The Athletic suggests most NFL players weren’t properly educated about the league’s gambling policy that cost Jameson Williams a 6-game suspension.

5 reasons the Detroit Lions may not live up to offseason hype

The Detroit Lions have a ton of expectations heading into 2023. But here are five reasons they could disappoint.

POLL: Will the 2023 Lions offense be better, worse, or the same as 2022?

The Detroit Lions offense was soaring high in 2022, but will they be able to match that level in 2023 despite some significant changes?

Notes: Why the Detroit Lions are a unique offseason darling

The Athletic Football Show’s hosts think so.

Open thread: Where do Detroit Lions fans hail from?

With some inspiration from our friends at The Falcoholic, let’s take a census of where Detroit Lions fans hail from.

Saturday open thread: Who will win the starting kicker job for the Lions?

#KickerWatch2023 is off to a heated start.

Don’t sleep on the explosiveness of Lions rookie DT Brodric Martin

Detroit Lions third-round pick Brodric Martin is known of his size and strength, but a Western Kentucky writer told us to watch out of his explosiveness.

Open thread: Which player on the Detroit Lions is the safest jersey purchase?

Which player on the 2023 Detroit Lions do you think is the safest jersey purchase?

Lions fantasy football & odds analysis

Notes: Penei Sewell becoming a more vocal leader thanks to Jared Goff

The third-year tackle explains the process of stepping into a more vocal role on the offense.

Kerby Joseph wears ‘Free Jamo’ shirt in support of Jameson Williams

The Detroit Lions second-year safety wasn’t making a statement about the NFL’s gambling policy, but wanted to support WR Jameson Williams.

Detroit Lions OTA Week 2 observations: Offense struggles, kickers shine

The Detroit Lions 5th OTA practice was not pretty for the offense, but the team’s kicker battle looks strong.

Detroit Lions OTA Week 2 injury updates, participation report

A look at the latest Detroit Lions injury news and absences from Week 2 of OTAs.

Lions hoping Levi Onwuzurike can return from injury by training camp

Levi Onwuzurike is still recovering from his back injury but the Detroit Lions are hopeful he will be able to get back into action in the fall.

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