Running back Ameer Abdullah, the second-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions, participates in rookie minicamp on May 8, 2015. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Lombardi Impressed By Abdullah, Liking Him More Every Day

“He’s a real pro, and every day you can see him do things that really excite you,” Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–06/10/2015

DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 09: Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions runs in the third quarter while playing the Miami Dolphins at Ford Field on November 09 , 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Playing ‘Invisible Football’ As A Kid Spurred Golden Tate To Develop His Signature Shiftiness

Tate said the development of his signature shiftiness started when he was a kid playing a version of the game with older friends.

CBS Detroit–06/10/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 17: Rodney Austin #74 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the Lions game against the Baltimore Ravens  at M&T Bank Stadium on August 17, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Former Lions OL Rodney Austin Found Guilty On Assault Charges

Austin had spent three seasons on Detroit’s practice squad before he was released following his arrest.

CBS Detroit–06/10/2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - OCTOBER 13: Quarterback Michael Rocco #16 of the Virginia Cavaliers throws the ball over defensive lineman A.J. Francis #96 of the Maryland Terrapins at Scott Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Charlottesville, Virginia. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

Dolphins Defensive Tackle Moonlights As An Uber Driver

Word on the street is Miami Dolphins reserve defensive tackle A.J. Francis has good acceleration, an excellent motor and a high ceiling in his 2014 Dodge Charger.

97.1 The Ticket–06/09/2015

DALLAS, TX - APRIL 26: Tony Romo, quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys takes in the action between the Houston Rockets against the Dallas Mavericks during Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2015 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Danny Bollinger/NBAE via Getty Images)

Romo-Led Fantasy Event In Vegas Called Off As NFL Balks

A fantasy football-themed event in Las Vegas headlined by Tony Romo was called off after the NFL reiterated a policy banning appearances associated with casinos.


FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 21: Brandon Spikes #55 of the New England Patriots stops Shonn Greene #23 of the New York Jets in the first half at Gillette Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots Release Spikes After His Car Found Abandoned

The New England Patriots have released linebacker Brandon Spikes the day after Massachusetts State Police found his damaged car abandoned in the median of an interstate near the team’s headquarters.

97.1 The Ticket–06/08/2015

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 10: Owen Daniels #81 of the Houston Texans is chased by Brandon Spikes #55 of the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 10, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Police: Car Found Abandoned Belongs To Patriots Linebacker

Massachusetts State Police are investigating after a damaged car belonging to New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was found abandoned in the median of Interstate 495 over the weekend.

97.1 The Ticket–06/08/2015

The Detroit Lions offensive line goes through drills during the team's sixth OTA practice. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Caldwell Happy To Have College, High School Coaches Watch Lions Practice

“I really believe in allowing guys to come in and see what we do,” Jim Caldwell said. “It helped me out tremendously in my career.”

CBS Detroit–06/05/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Jeremy Ross #12 of the Detroit Lions runs with the ball during a NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Jeremy Ross Wants To Keep Job As Return Man, Not Daunted By Competition

Ross knows the return job might go to someone else this season, but he will definitely aim to keep it.

CBS Detroit–06/05/2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Ezekiel Ansah #94 of the Detroit Lions celebrates as Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys is near during the second half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Ansah Aiming For Greatness

“I don’t put numbers on what I’m trying to accomplish,” defensive end Ziggy Ansah said Thursday. “I’m just trying to be the greatest.”

CBS Detroit–06/05/2015