Lions Release First Injury Report; Levy Dealing With Hip InjuryThe mystery of linebacker DeAndre Levy's undisclosed injury that has kept him out of practice for the better part of two weeks is at least partially solved: It's a hip problem.
Lions Reportedly Sign Quarterback Ricky Stanzi To Practice SquadAccording to Houston Chronicle reporter Aaron Wilson, the Lions have signed their third (practice squad) quarterback: Ricky Stanzi, who was drafted in 2011 out of Iowa.
Lions GM Martin Mayhew Discusses Decision To Keep Two QBs; 'Meritocracy' of Roster-Making“You got to look at your roster and kind of see where you need depth and in this situation, we had some guys that were injured at different spots, which caused us to carry a few extra guys."
Mayhew Says Lions Hunted In Draft For Guys With 'Great Character And An Edge'Detroit compiled what appears to be another high-character class, and Mayhew explained why when he reviewed the draft Saturday.
Lions' 2015 Draft PicksThe Lions met needs by drafting two offensive linemen, a running back and a fullback, two cornerbacks and a defensive lineman.
Mayhew On Lions' 2015 Draft: 'The Need Frequently Matched Up With The Grades'"Obviously we feel good about all these players," Mayhew said. "But as we talked about before, these guys have to come in and perform now."
Intelligence, Ambition Among Attributes That Attracted Lions To Laken TomlinsonEventually, Tomlinson wants to go to medical school and become a neurosurgeon, but first he will play guard for the Detroit Lions.
Offensive Line, Defensive Tackle, Running Back Among Needs Lions Could Address In Draft"One thing that I’ve learned about this process is it’s very unpredictable. You don’t know what’s going to happen, so you’ve got to prepare for everything. We’ll be ready for every alternative."
Mayhew Says Lions More Cautious Since 2011 About Background Of Prospects“I think we have been, since 2011, more cautious in terms of our sources and the people that we’re talking to," Mayhew said Friday.
Does Gurley's ACL Tear Take Him Off Lions' Draft Board? Not Necessarily, Mayhew Says"They're game changers," analyst Mike Mayock said of Gordon and Gurley. "One of those guys would be really hard for me to pass up."
Lions Picking Up Fifth-Year Option Of Riley Reiff, Have Made Offer To Rob SimsThe Lions took Reiff in the first round of the 2012 draft. He played 16 games in 2012, 16 games in 2013 and 15 games in 2014.
Mayhew Says He Understands Ihedigbo Pursuing New Deal, Looks Forward To Talking With HimIhedigbo, a starter last year and a Pro Bowl alternate, will make a base salary of $1.1 million.