ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  J.J. Wilcox #27 of the Dallas Cowboys tries to tackle Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions 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)

ESPN Ranks Calvin Johnson One Of NFL’s Most Overpaid Veterans

Per the model, Johnson should be paid $8.8 million in 2015, but his cap hit will $20.6 million.

CBS Detroit–06/17/2015

Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford walks with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Martha Ford Enjoying Involvement With Lions, Optimistic For 2015 Season

“I really enjoy it,” Ford said Tuesday, discussing her involvement as the owner of the team. “It’s been part of my life.”

CBS Detroit–06/16/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23:  Former NFL safety Darren Sharper (R) appears in court with his lawyer Lisa Wayne (L) at Los Angeles Superior Court March 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  Sharper pleaded guilty to charges of sexually assaulting a woman in Arizona as part of a broader plea deal and was sentenced to nine years in federal prison.  Sharper is facing charges in four states for allegedly drugging woman and sexually assaulting them.  (Photo by Nick Ut-Pool/Getty Images)

Sharper Pleads Guilty To Rape, Finishes Multistate Plea Deal

Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Monday to rape in Louisiana, completing a series of pleas in four states that will see him serve at least nine years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting women.

97.1 The Ticket–06/16/2015

DURHAM, NC - NOVEMBER 20:  Anthony Boone #7 of the Duke Blue Devils runs with the ball against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Wallace Wade Stadium on November 20, 2014 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Lions Cut QB Anthony Boone

Boone was a teammate of Duke offensive lineman Laken Tomlinson, whom the Lions drafted in the first round this year.

97.1 The Ticket–06/12/2015


Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: June 8th-June 12th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.


ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 04:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to Golden Tate #15 of the Detroit Lions against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at AT&T Stadium on January 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Orlovsky Says Stafford Looking Much More Comfortable In Offense

“We would have never been able to do that last year, not even in December,” Orlovsky said, describing a play Stafford made in practice.

CBS Detroit–06/11/2015

Guard Laken Tomlinson (72), the 2015 first-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions, participates in rookie minicamp on May 8, 2015. (Photo by Ashley Dunkak/CBS Detroit)

Lions Sign First-Round Pick Laken Tomlinson

Tomlinson is expected to be a starter for the Lions, who elected not re-sign free agent veteran guard Rob Sims this offseason.

CBS Detroit–06/11/2015

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

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.