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DETROIT (AP) — Darryl Rogers, who coached Michigan State to a share of the Big Ten title in 1978 and later took the helm for the Detroit Lions, has died. He was 83. The Lions said Rogers’ family confirmed his death Wednesday. Rogers coached Michigan State from 1976-79, going 24-18-2.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a former Detroit Lions player has been arrested in Pittsburgh for punching an officer after refusing to pay a limo driver. NFL free agent Brandon Pettigrew is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, theft of services and public drunkenness. Police say the 33-year-old tight

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As the Lions are approaching the 2018 season, one of the most significant questions on the block is “will the Lions give Golden Tate a contract extension?” Golden Tate, age 30 has one season left on his five-year, $31 million deal with the Lions that he signed back in 2014.

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As the 2018 summer continues on, all 32 teams in the National Football League are gearing up for the upcoming season and looking for ways to improve on their 2017 performances. Detroit’s defense racked up 35 sacks a season ago, placing them at 20th in the league for that defensive

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CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have signed offensive lineman Greg Robinson, a 2014 first-round draft pick with the Rams. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick that year out of Auburn. Robinson failed to live up to expectations with Los Angeles and was traded to Detroit before

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. — Matt Patricia worked in relative obscurity in New England. The burly man with a bushy beard, baseball cap on backward, with a pencil above his right ear was noticed only occasionally while coordinating the Patriots’ defense. As a first-year NFL head coach with the Detroit Lions,

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DEVON KENNARD Devon Kennard is a physical specimen at 6’4″ and 256 pounds. He’s also what I like to call a “jack of all trades.” Coming off a pretty good year, Kennard showed his versatility being able to line up at traditional linebacker, edge rusher, and 3/5 tech at times.

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THE DRAFT Bob Quinn has traded up from pick 51 to pick 43, there is still talent left, let’s see what transpires. Nate Burleson: “…With the 43rd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select; running back Kerryon Johnson, Auburn.” Now, the pick may have seemed puzzling to

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have desperately tried to improve what has been a weakness, signing and drafting players to improve their running game. Detroit ranked last in the NFL last season in rushing offense and has been among the league’s worst on the ground offensively in

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ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed free agent tight end Wes Saxton. The Lions announced the move Monday. They also waived defensive back Raysean Pringle. Saxton has played one NFL game in his career, for the New York Jets during the 2015 season. He entered the

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