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The Lions will run a lot of two-tight end sets with rookie Eric Ebron lining up in the slot perhaps as much as two-thirds of the time, reports MLive.com. Brandon Pettigrew will be the in-line blocker.

As expected, Ebron is the superior athlete and the superior pass-catcher. He'll be used in that mold of the TE/WR hybrid and should see plenty of targets on this team as he is probably the third-best option for Matthew Stafford behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Jul, 12:57 PM

The Detroit Lions have claimed WR Reese Wiggins off waivers from the New England Patriots.

WR Naaman Roosevelt was waived in a corresponding move. Wiggins, who went undrafted, caught 80 passes for 1,012 yards and eight touchdowns at East Carolina from 2010-2013.
Analyst: Ben Diamond  View Profile

18 Jul, 09:59 PMSource

Detroit Lions WR Golden Tate has dropped just seven passes in four years. (The Lions have led the league in dropped passes the last two seasons).

Tate was a nice acquisition for the Lions this offseason and should finally solidify the #2 WR role on the Lions pass happy offense. With Calvin Johnson typically garnering all of the defenses attention and his move from the Seahawks run heavy possession passing game offense I can see Tate having his best season yet.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

18 Jul, 11:55 AMSource

The Detroit Lions are going to give WR Ryan Broyles every chance to make the team this year.

Ryan Broyles has seen injures really derail his career with two ACL tears in and a ruptured achilles last season. The Lions signed Golden Tate in the off-season to line up opposite of Calvin Johnson and WR Kris Durham proved himself to be a valuable asset in the Lions pass heavy attack so the cards are really stacked against the talented but unproven Broyles.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

18 Jul, 11:53 AMSource

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Analyst: Jeff Mans  View Profile

17 Jul, 07:49 PMSource

Of the team-high 84 catches made by Calvin Johnson last year 82.1% of them resulted in a first down (NFL best min. 40 rec.) for his Detroit Lions.

More gaudy statistics with Megatron's name attached. He is the best receiver in the league and should once again put up huge numbers for the Lions.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

17 Jul, 11:48 PM

Calvin Johnson needs one more 200-yard receiving game to become the NFL’s all-time leader. He is currently tied with Lance Alworth for the all-time NFL lead with five.

The question isn't whether Johnson will post a 200-yard receiving game, but rather how many 200-yard receiving games he'll have by week eight. In all seriousness, if anyone is going to have multiple monster games, it is Megatron. He will have another fantastic year in 2014.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

17 Jul, 09:22 PM

J.B. Shugarts was waived by the Lions on Thursday.

Shugarts was never goign to make the 53-man roster, even as a reserve lineman. He'll look to pick up with another team before all camps open up, but the chances are pretty slim.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Jul, 05:15 PMSource

Lions sign offensive guard Garrett Reynolds.

Reynolds will enter training camp looking to compete for a reserve role on the offensive line. He was released by the Falcons in part because of his $1.58 million hit against the salary cap, but he also lost his starting job last year due to issues with his blocking.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

17 Jul, 02:17 PMSource

Matthew Stafford has thrown more passes in the past three seasons (2,204) than any quarterback in NFL history has over a three year span.

In the Fantasy Alarm 2014 Football Guide, Stafford is ranked behind only Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers as he continues to be one of the biggest fantasy contributors when healthy. However, he failed to get the job done when he counted most in 2013, throwing only two touchdowns while turning the ball over five times via interceptions. Whether or not he comes through in the clutch in 2014 is anyone's guess, but is still a top five quarterback with a player like Megatron int he team's receiving core on a regular basis.
Analyst: Matthew Beck  View Profile

16 Jul, 06:43 PMSource

Lions have signed RB George Winn and have released G D.J. Morrell to make room on the 90-man roster.

Winn was an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati last year, landed with the Patriots, but didn't make the final cut. There isn't really much depth at the position, so there's certainly a chance that he makes an impact during training camp and sneaks his way onto the roster. He's probably nothing more than special teams/practice squad material, but at least he'll get a shot here.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

16 Jul, 05:11 PMSource

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