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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 14: Blake Bortles #5 of the Jacksonville Jaguars warms up prior to a preseason game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on August 14, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by John Konstantaras/Getty Images)

Jaguars QB Bortles Making Strides In Backup Role

There are plenty of signs that Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is making steady strides as a rookie.

97.1 The Ticket–08/20/2014

Quarterback Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions runs with the ball against the Oakland Raiders during their preseason game at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Caldwell Pleased By Stafford’s Progress In Mastering New Offense

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford knows – has always known – that the success of the Lions rests on his shoulders.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Giorgio Tavecchio #5 of the Detroit Lions celebrates the game-winnng extra point with teammate Travis Swanson #64 during the preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Browns 13-12. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Freese, Tavecchio Will Rotate Kicking Duties During Friday’s Preseason Game

Caldwell characterized the choice between Freese and Tavecchio as a difficult one.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2014

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 18: Quarterback Johnny Manziel #2 of the Cleveland Browns drops back to pass against the Washington Redskins during a preseason game at FedExField on August 18, 2014 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Raiola Talks About Manziel, Flipping The Bird: ‘You Just Can’t Do That’

Raiola smiled at the irony of him, of all people, offering such advice.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 09: Ryan Broyles #84 of the Detroit Lions tries to avoid the tackle by Pierre Desir #26 of the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter during a preseason game at Ford Field on August 9, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell, Tate Weigh In On Wide Receiver Competition

Caldwell would not divulge who among the wide receivers has stood out to him in the competition for the third, fourth and fifth spots.

CBS Detroit–08/19/2014

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 08: Nick Fairley #98 of the Detroit Lions sacks quarterback Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter of the game at Ford Field on September 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions defeated the Vikings 34-24. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Caldwell On Fairley: ‘He’s Not Starting Right Now’

Fairley, Detroit’s first-round draft pick in 2011, has entered the final season of his contract with the Lions.

CBS Detroit–08/18/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15:  Wide receiver Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions looks on during their preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Jim Caldwell Confirms Calvin Johnson Will Play Friday

Generally speaking, Caldwell said to expect most of the first string to play the entire first half and come back out for the second half.

CBS Detroit–08/18/2014

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15: Quarterback Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders passes the ball during their preseason game against the Detroit Lions at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

X-rays On Raiders QB Derek Carr Negative

Oakland Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr avoided a serious rib injury from a hard hit that knocked him out of an exhibition game against the Detroit Lions.

97.1 The Ticket–08/18/2014

Running back Reggie Bush #21 of the Detroit Lions jumps past the Oakland Raders defense during their preseason game at O.co Coliseum on August 15, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Raiders Rally Past Lions In Final Seconds, Win 27-26

Matt McGloin tossed a 19-yard TD pass to Brice Butler with 6 seconds to go to give the Oakland Raiders a 27-26 win over the Lions in a preseason game Friday night.

08/16/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 27: Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a 31-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field on October 27, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Lions’ Ansah Getting Ready To Return

There’s a bit of turmoil on the inside of the Detroit Lions’ defensive line.

97.1 The Ticket–08/14/2014

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