The NFL has reinstated Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, clearing the way for him to return after missing most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas.
Detroit sent its seventh-round pick and Johnson to the Buccaneers for Tampa Bay’s fifth-round pick, per the team website.
As the draft nears, the Detroit Lions continue to check out players who could add to the passing attack or bolster the return game.
An independent arbitrator will rule within 10 days on the validity of the offer sheet extended to George Johnson.
The Lions will host the Jets, travel the next two weeks to play Washington and Jacksonville, and finish the preseason against Buffalo.
The NFL has its first full-time female game official.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson met Tuesday with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding his reinstatement, eight days before the expected expiration of the suspension that was invoked last season under the personal conduct policy.
The fate of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is now in the hands of a jury, which has begun its first full day of deliberations in his murder trial.
Copeland chose the Lions over four other interested teams, he told the Baltimore Sun.
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