Posts Tagged ‘Cliff Avril’

Schwartz: Lions’ focus is on players already on roster

Acknowledging his team will be active in free agency and building through the draft, coach Jim Schwartz said the Lions will prioritize re-signing their own free agents.

Evans: Falcons shouldn’t whine about Lions’ taunts

You know what really grinds Heath Evans‘ gears? Whining! And the “sissification” of football.

First and 10: Tebow the hero

The Tim Tebow era got off to a memorable start in Miami Sunday, where the former Florida Gator looked terrible for three and a half quarters before rallying the Broncos to turn a 15-0 deficit with 2:39 left into an 18-15 overtime win.

Schwartz solicits nickname suggestions from fans

Lions coach Jim Schwartz is fast becoming one of the NFL’s more influential tweeters. His latest initiative is a perfect example. Schwartz, tweeting as @jschwartzlions, asked Lions fans to come up with a nickname for the team’s ballyhooed defensive line, offering a signed football to the winner.

Data Points: Pass rushers do exist in free agency

One could argue there’s a perception building that the role of free agency will be an afterthought in how teams build their defenses to get after the quarterback next season. But that perception might be wrong.

Avril out for Lions, but QB Hill, three DBs return

The Lions won’t have DE Cliff Avril (quadricep) in Sunday’s meeting with the Bills, but QB Shaun Hill (left forearm) is back after missing two games and expected to start.

Injury roundup: Stafford’s shoulder an issue again

A quick recap at some of the notable injuries around the league in Week 9.

Injury roundup: Packers battered in Week 5

A look at some of the notable injuries around the NFL in Week 5.

Calvin Johnson sidelined by shoulder injury

Calvin Johnson was announced as questionable to return by the Lions during the fourth quarter due to a shoulder injury.

Suh steps in with starters for Lions

Ndamukong Suh took part in afternoon practice Wednesday with his new Lions teammates, and coaches wasted no time in putting the No. 2 overall pick right where he had been during offseason practices — in the starting lineup.

Redskins RB Portis questionable vs. Lions

Redskins RB Clinton Portis is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Lions because of an ankle injury. Portis was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he sat out today’s session.

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