The Detroit Lions’ struggles last season cost Jim Schwartz his job, and another disappointing season could do GM Martin Mayhew in. When Lions fans and NFL analysts discussed the team’s issues and needs, the secondary came up more often that not.
Mayhew and Lewand have shot down any possibility of trading the defensive tackle.
During Lions practice today, Jim Caldwell decided to add a little extra pressure and motivation to the kicking competition between Nate Freese and Giorgio Tavecchio.
According to the ALS Association, that organization and its 38 chapters have received $4 million in donations between July 29 and Aug. 12.
Fairley, whose fifth-year option the Lions declined to pick up after an inconsistent 2013, refused to talk with reporters after practice.
Fellow Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew has told reporters Fauria does a better job blocking than people give him credit for.
Mosley did not want to make too much of the redistribution of reps, and he said he does not know if he is a starter.
Caldwell agreed that there was a cheerfulness to practice, but he thought it had little to do with the tunes.
“The goal is to have a career year and really ride off in the sunset the way I need to – full 16 games,” Burleson said.
Matthew Stafford played just one series Saturday night, and to say the offense looked shaky with Dan Orlovsky would be an understatement.