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Lions acquire Pipkins via waivers, release Marquis Flowers

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have acquired cornerback Lenzy Pipkins via waivers from the Indianapolis Colts and released linebacker Marquis Flowers.The Lions announced the moves Wednesday.Pipkins spent time on the Colts’ practice squad and active roster earlier this season, appearing in one game. He played in 12 games last season for Green […]

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Golladay gives Detroit another impressive receiving threat

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Kenny Golladay is making quite an impression on his fellow receivers in Detroit.The second-year wideout had four catches for 98 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Lions’ 31-23 victory over Green Bay. He also had a touchdown called back because of a penalty.Golladay has given Detroit another strong receiving […]

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Lions add Lee to active roster, waive Donnal

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Eric Lee to the active roster from the practice squad.The Lions also announced Saturday that they have waived offensive lineman Andrew Donnal. Detroit plays at Dallas on Sunday.Lee started five games for the New England Patriots last season and began this season on the Lions’ […]

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Abdullah inactive for Lions; Jets without Maye, Kearse

DETROIT (AP) — Lions running back Ameer Abdullah is inactive for Detroit’s game Monday night against the New York Jets.The Jets are without safety Marcus Maye (foot) and wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (abdomen), both of whom had been doubtful. New York linebacker Josh Martin was ruled out previously because of a concussion.Abdullah rushed for 552 […]

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Stafford, Lions unravel in Patricia’s dreadful debut

DETROIT (AP) — The booing began early. The Detroit Lions scored on a touchdown on the game’s first snap, but it wasn’t long before the fans at Ford Field sensed trouble.An anemic first quarter of offense set the tone. By halftime, Matthew Stafford and the Lions were trailing, and in the third quarter, they unraveled […]

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FANTASY PLAYS: 49ers-Lions an attractive high-scoring stack

With all the excitement around the NFL last weekend, it was one high-scoring Saints-Buccaneers game that brought home all the money in daily fantasy contests.Tampa Bay quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 400-plus yards and four touchdowns, while adding another 36 yards and a score with his legs. Two of Fitzpatrick’s top weapons, DeSean Jackson and […]

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Patricia, Lions looking to clean up after opening-game mess

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Patricia tried not to send mixed signals as he sought to decipher the cause behind the Detroit Lions’ worst loss in a home season opener in franchise history.The first-year Detroit coach said the difference in Monday’s 48-17 loss to the New York Jets came down to a simple aspect […]

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Lions waive injured running back Zach Zenner

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions waived running back Zach Zenner from the reserve-injured list.Detroit made the move Wednesday as it prepared to play at San Francisco.Zenner hurt his back against Cleveland in the preseason finale.He earned a spot on the Lions’ roster as an undrafted rookie in 2015. He emerged as Detroit’s […]

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Garoppolo faces old friend Patricia when 49ers host Lions

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Matt Patricia got an early taste of what Jimmy Garoppolo was capable of doing as an NFL quarterback.As soon as Garoppolo was drafted in the second round by New England in 2014, he got the chance to match wits with Patricia almost every day in practice as Tom Brady’s backup, […]

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