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7-9, 3rd in NFC North
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Bob Quinn did well in first offseason

When a new GM joins an incumbent coach, things don't always mix well, but Quinn and the Lions seem to have handled it just fine this spring. Our panel was impressed. Offseason grades (Insider)

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2016 offseason grades for all 32 NFL teams

Which NFL teams actually made themselves better this offseason? Our crew of NFL Insiders dissects all the relevant draft picks and deals, grading each franchise's performance.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions waived OL Darius Johnson on Tuesday. He signed with the franchise following rookie minicamp out of Middle Tennessee State.

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Best bargain at WR: Antonio Brown

Among wideouts making more than $5 million per year, no player delivered more catches for the price in 2015 than Brown. Golden Tate, Amari Cooper and Brandon Marshall also provided great value.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions will have joint practices with the Steelers on August 9 and 10 before the preseason opener on August 12 in Pittsburgh. This is the first time in three seasons Jim Caldwell has had joint practices.

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Make-or-break year for Eric Ebron?

Ebron hasn't been a disaster, but he hasn't produced like a first-round pick. With Calvin Johnson gone, Detroit will hope Ebron can turn it around in Year 3. Most to prove

Lions expect competition on defense, new targets on offense (3:00)
What fantasy owners can expect from Lions' offense without Calvin Johnson (2:22)

Where are Lions on Karabell's list?

It's never too early to start planning for your fantasy draft. Here's where the top Lions rank in their respective position groups, according to our Eric Karabell.

  • QB: Matthew Stafford (14)
  • RB: Ameer Abdullah (35)
  • WR: Golden Tate (27)
  • TE: Eric Ebron (13)
  • K: Matt Prater (11)
  • Defense/Special teams (25)
Karabell's top-100 fantasy rankings for 2016

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions DL Anthony Zettel said the most impressive thing about his tackling a dead tree "is not breaking my shoulder." Said some of his new teammates have brought it up.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Landes, who is coming from Baylor, said he's read all the reports that have surfaced and that "it's hard to see all that" and "all that's being taken care of in Waco."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions long-snapper Jimmy Landes said his first leg workout with the club was really intense. Said it crushed his legs.


Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions QB Jake Rudock said that despite the pro-style offenses at Iowa and Michigan, he said the NFL offense is still a lot more to learn. Had a good base with Jim Harbaugh and Kirk Ferentz.

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.39th
Rushing Yards83.432nd
Points For22.119th
Points Against25.023rd

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