2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in NFC North
play0:38

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions TE Eric Ebron explains why he is wearing Muhammad Ali-inspired cleats he helped design this offseason. They have boxing gloves on them and say "Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

He isn't likely to make the roster at this point, but Quinshad Davis has had a pretty good day. He had a strong one-handed catch against air and a couple nice catches in 11-on-11 work in the end zone. He has a really good frame.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Eric Ebron will be the X-Factor for the Lions this year. They need him to be more consistent this fall but he is expected to be a bigger red zone threat without Calvin Johnson.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions QB Matthew Stafford, seen here throwing a pass to TJ Jones, is going to be one of the main leaders for the Lions this fall. He is one of the longest-tenured Detroit players.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

All Lions players other than those on NFI or PUP are at practice and working out.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Tahir Whitehead leading the Lions linebackers with DeAndre Levy still on the NFI list. Whitehead is the team's starting MLB.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay on what he told Lions team owner Martha Ford, who was at practice Friday: "I told them I appreciate them. I love 'em. They need to adopt me."

play0:44

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay said he cried a little bit after signing his contract extension Friday. He tried holding them in but...eventually he gave in. Slay signed a four-year, $50.2 million extension to stay with the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions LB DeAndre Levy went with a simple answer when asked why he is on the NFI list: "Ask Caldwell." Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he still expects Levy to be a big part of Detroit's defense this fall.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Darius Slay said he is going to buy his mom something with his new contract that he signed today. Wouldn't say what it is because he wants it to be a surprise.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Ameer Abdullah in a red no-contact jersey today for Day 1 of training camp for the Lions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

In his first practice with the Detroit Lions, Anquan Boldin got a lot of work with the No. 1 offense. Most of it came in the slot with Golden Tate and Marvin Jones outside. He also looked pretty good, extending a little to catch a couple of passes.

Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports

Red zone success might be a good sign

The Lions' offense was much better in the red zone last year than elsewhere on the field. While that is unlikely to happen again, it might lead to improvement, per Bill Barnwell. Red zone analysis

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The line remains but the first practice of Lions training camp is being pushed inside torrential downpour in Allen Park.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions will have four Bill Walsh minority coaching interns in camp: Steve Fifita (Idaho State DL), Darren Garrigan (Texas A&M Commerce DB), Sherrone Moore (Central Michigan TE) and Anthony Parker (Norfolk State OL).

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions placed Don Carey and DeAndre Levy on the Non-Football Injury list on Friday, moments before the start of camp.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a quick look at the line to get into Lions training camp on Day 1. Gates open soon under ominous skies in Allen Park, Michigan. If there is lightning, practice might move inside.

Team Stats

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

ESPN Fan Shop Powered By

  • Nike Toddler Home Game Jersey Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford #9Shop

  • Nike Boys' Home Game Jersey Detroit Lions Matthew Stafford #9Shop