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Detroit Lions still have no clarity at kicker
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ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions started punter Sam Martin as a rookie last year, and that is not surprise. NFL teams don't draft specialists to sit the bench. Now the Lions have drafted another specialist, placekicker Nate Freese, but insist the …

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Detroit Lions' Tahir Whitehead moves to middle linebacker, gets valuable first …
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ALLEN PARK — Tahir Whitehead has flourished into a special teams ace since the Detroit Lions took him in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL draft. He was the team's special teams player of the year in 2013. But the linebacker has yet to play a single …

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NOTEBOOK: Caldwell has better feel for Lions heading into camp
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Following the offseason training program, OTAs and three separate minicamps, Lions head coach Jim Caldwell has a good pulse on his team. The Detroit Lions wrapped up their mandatory minicamp on Thursday, which officially concludes their offseason.

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Caldwell: No plans to move Detroit Lions training camp from Allen Park
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The Detroit Lions haven't gone away for training camp since their $35-million practice facility in Allen Park opened in 2002, and if first-year coach Jim Caldwell has his way, that won't change anytime soon. Caldwell, who housed his team at local …

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Examining the Detroit Lions' cornerbacks after Chris Houston's release
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The Detroit Lions were not counting on Chris Houston to be a major contributor to their secondary when they cut him Friday. Houston underwent major toe surgery last month because of a degenerative condition in his foot, and the track record of soon-to …

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Why Flowers could be risky for Detroit
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The questions about Flowers, a Pro Bowler last season, started almost immediately. The Lions still need help in the secondary, particularly at cornerback. On the surface, it would seem like a logical thing for Detroit to do and Aaron Wilson of The …

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Lions relying on Darius Slay to be their guy
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The Detroit Lions released veteran cornerback Chris Houston on Friday, one year after signing him to a five-year, $25 million contract. They did so because of a toe injury they felt was likely to hamper his play moving forward. It was a tough decision …

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Ask Kyle: Submit questions now for Detroit Lions mailbag (summer break edition)
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13290099-standard.jpg Chris Houston is gone. What does that mean for the Lions?Mike Mulholland | MLive.com. ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions didn't get better at cornerback through free agency nor the draft, then cut the cornerback they gave $25 million …

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Reports: Detroit Lions contact Chiefs Pro Bowl CB Brandon Flowers, 'seriously …
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hi-res-eca262c9c454b48021c74f430dd6da5b_crop_north.jpg The Lions reportedly have reached out to former Chiefs Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers. Could he be a fit here?AP File Photo. ALLEN PARK — The Detroit Lions featured one of the …

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Ticker: Detroit Lions' Ziggy Ansah eager to watch Ghana take on US
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There will be at least one local man rooting against the U.S. in today's World Cup match against Ghana. OK, so he may not root against the Americans as much as he's rooting for his native land. Detroit Lions defensive end Ziggy Ansah came from Accra, …

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Detroit Lions QB James Franklin now can truly compete for No. 3 spot
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Now that the Detroit Lions' off-season program is over, the battle for the No. 3 quarterback job officially can begin. James Franklin, a rookie free agent out of Missouri who signed with the Lions shortly after last month's NFL draft, did not take a …

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