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    • 2:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Lions' Reggie Bush: Comments about child discipline taken out of context

    Reggie Bush made headlines Tuesday for comments about how he disciplines his 1-year-old daughter. But the Lions running back said today his remarks on WFAN-AM in New York were taken out of context.

    • 1:35 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Lions sticking with shaky rookie kicker Nate Freese

    A seventh-round pick out of Boston College, Freese missed a 43-yard field goal in a Week 1 win over the New York Giants and two 49-yarders in a Week 2 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

    • 11:04 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers has Lions' number

    Allen Park — They've beaten him up, but they haven't really beaten him.

    • 9:05 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Lions coach Jim Caldwell gets familiar cornerback

    Allen Park Gorrer didn't have a clue he'd been in Detroit on Wednesday. The Lions needed to fill a spot after rookie Nevin Lawson's season-ending injury in Week 2 put them down another cornerback, following the loss of Bill Bentley in Week 1.

    • 9:56 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    The Detroit News' NFL predictions: Week 3

    The Detroit News' Josh Katzenstein, Rod Beard, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski offer their predictions for Week 3 of the NFL season.

    • 10:13 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Wednesday's NFL roundup: Peterson barred from team activities

    The Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

    • 10:28 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from all team activities

    The Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas.

    • 6:03 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Lions make it official: CB Nevin Lawson is out for the season

    Lawson had surgery on his toes Sunday in North Carolina. In a related move, the Lions also signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from to the 53-man roster.

    • 2:20 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Detroit News NFL Power Rankings: Week 3

    The Denver Broncos top Rod Beard's latest installment of the NFL Power Rankings. Check out where the Lions check in.

    • 12:08 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Lions rookie kicker Nate Freese needs to find his footing -- and fast

    Freese said Lions coach Jim Caldwell's message to him Monday was simple: 'Keep your head up, keep going forward and keep working hard.' And when asked if he thought he still had the coaching staff's confidence, the rookie replied, 'I think so.'

    • 6:24 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Against Jordy Nelson, Lions' Darius Slay should find out just how much he's improved

    The Lions have had awful injury luck with their nickel cornerbacks the first two games, but their top two coverage men have started strong, particularly second-year cornerback Darius Slay. Filling the left cornerback role held by Chris Houston the past four years, Slay has allowed seven receptions on 16 targets for 58 yards, according to Pro Football Focus.

    • 1:42 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Lions enjoy giving back to community

    A group of Lions players spent Tuesday morning with third-graders from Marion Law Academy at a Meet Up & Eat Up event at Eastern Market to help educate them about the importance of healthy snack choices and proper nutrition.

    • 4:24 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Minnesota governor blasts Vikings for reinstating Adrian Peterson

    Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton pressured the Vikings on Tuesday to suspend the star running back until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system.

    • 12:47 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    CBS taking Rihanna's music out of NFL telecast in wake of Ray Rice incident

    The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts — after the singer issued a profane tweet about it.

    • 6:38 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Report: Lions look at three free-agent kickers, amid Nate Freese's struggles

    On Tuesday, the team hosted NFL veterans Rob Bironas, Alex Henery and Garrett Hartley for workouts, according to ESPN. Freese is 2-for-5 on field-goal tries ...

    • 1:42 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Josh Katzenstein's Monday breakdown: Two weeks in, these Lions remain a mystery

    After an opening win and a Game 2 loss Sunday afternoon, the one thing that is fair to assume, however, is that the Lions' defensive line is stout and could ...

    • 2:36 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions coach Jim Caldwell praises defense, says other issues can be corrected

    With three turnovers, including a costly fumble on a kickoff return by Jeremy Ross, the Lions let a close game slip away in the second half in dropping a road ...

    • 1:33 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions say signs pointing to CB Nevin Lawson missing rest of the season

    A season-ending injury to nickel cornerback Bill Bentley in the opener pushed Lawson up the depth chart. Lawson's injury could mean the Lions will either look ...

    • 6:01 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions cut defensive back Nate Ness; he could go back to practice squad

    Ness was in for nine plays on special teams in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but did not play a snap on defense.

    • 11:42 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Brand-new Lions done in by same old mistakes in loss to Panthers

    This wasn't a battering, not really. It was a bumbling, a bungling, a trip down misery lane. Against a tough defense, the Lions' offense made all the big ...

    • 12:56 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Football on TV this week

    Here are the NFL, college and high school football games on TV this week.

    • 12:11 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions' snap count breakdown: Reggie Bush's role diminished in loss to Panthers

    The decision to feature Joique Bell likely had to do with him being a more physical runner against a hard-hitting Panthers defense, but ever after his fumble ...

    • 12:39 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Monday's NFL roundup: Washington's Robert Griffin won't need surgery on ankle

    An MRI on Monday revealed Griffin doesn’t have any broken bones to go along with his dislocated left ankle, which means he doesn’t need season-ending surgery ...

    • 2:43 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Nick Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win over Colts

    Darren Sproles had seven receptions for 152 yards to go along with a touchdown run as the Eagles (2-0) won their first game on the road for the sixth ...

    • 4:47 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Vikings' Adrian Peterson says 'sorry,' is scheduled to play Sunday

    Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the announcement Monday, one day Peterson was benched during a 30-7 loss to the Patriots after he was charged for ...

    • 2:28 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions revert to old ways in loss to Panthers

    The Lions lost to the Panthers, 24-7, at Bank of America Stadium with Matthew Stafford making inaccurate and often rushed passes, finishing 27-of-48 for 291 ...

    • 12:01 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Lions to explore kicking options after Nate Freese misses two more field goals

    Freese, a seventh-round pick out of Boston College, was not available for interviews after Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He has not shown that ...

    • 7:51 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Josh Katzenstein grades the Lions in their Week 2 loss

    All the hype and excitement over their season-opening victory against the Giants quickly subsided Sunday, following an ugly-at-times loss to the Panthers.

    • 10:29 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Panthers' Cam Newton regrets referring to Lions' Ndamukong Suh as 'Donkey Kong'

    'The initial statement came with me jokingly making a reference to him,' Newton said after the Panthers won, 24-7. 'It's sad that in this day and age we still ...

    • 8:17 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Nevin Lawson has surgery on foot, dealing Lions secondary another blow

    A fourth-round pick, Lawson suffered the dislocated foot while blocking on a punt return in the third quarter, and medical crews had to cart him off the field.

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