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2016 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in NFC North

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

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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.

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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.

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Vote: Should Lions hire cheerleaders?

One of six NFL teams without cheerleaders, the Lions are contemplating adding them for this season and say it will be based in part on what fans want.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DE Devin Taylor, as usual, has the best dress of Taste of the Lions. Funky pants and bright silver shoes.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

This guy is clearly the most stylish at the Taste of the Lions event. Check out the hat with the plastic Lion on top of it. Impressive.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions WR Marvin Jones said he believes former RB Jahvid Best, a friend from Cal, has Olympic speed. He believes he can make the Rio games in the 100.

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Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions safety Glover Quin said the thing that stood out about rookie safety Miles Killebrew was his size as a safety.

Team Stats

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

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