Darrell Bevell, 4 defensive coaches out for Detroit Lions Saturday due to possible COVID-19 exposure
Detroit Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell stands in the end zone before the game against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field on December 13, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. DETROIT – Detroit Lions interim head coach Darrell Bevell and four defensive coaches will miss the team’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend because of possible exposure to COVID-19. PREVIOUSLY: Several Detroit Lions coaches to stay away from team facility during contact tracingDefensive coordinator Cory Undlin, defensive line coach Bo Davis, defensive backs coach Steve Gregory and linebackers coach Ty McKenzie will also be unavailable Saturday. Assistant Ty Warren will coach the defensive line. Bevell is the first NFL head coach to miss a game due to COVID-19 protocols, according to Ian Rapoport.
Detroit Lions reportedly trade for veteran pass rusher Everson Griffen
DETROIT – The Detroit Lions have reportedly traded the Dallas Cowboys for veteran pass rusher Everson Griffen. #Cowboys DE Everson Griffen is being traded to the #Lions in exchange for draft pick compensation, sources say. Detroit, winners of two in a row, is added a big-time veteran pass-rusher. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 27, 2020NFL Networks' Ian Rapoport reports the Lions traded draft pick compensation to acquire Griffen and bolster their pass rush. Griffen was traded to the Minnesota Vikings by the Lions in April 2020 when the Lions sent three picks to the Vikings to draft Jahvid Best in the first round.
Adrian Peterson signing one-year deal with Detroit Lions, NHL insider reports
DETROIT Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson, 35, is signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, according to an insider with the National Football League. On Saturday, Ian Rapoport, an American sportswriter, pundit, and television analyst who primarily covers the NFL Tweeted about the deal writing, Adrian Peterson lands in Detroit.Stay with Local 4 News and ClickOnDetroit for the latest sports headlines. Adrian Peterson lands in Detroit https://t.co/1VXkgLDT9M Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 6, 2020
Report: Lions QB Matthew Stafford placed on reserve/COVID-19 list
Stafford being on the list doesnt necessarily mean Stafford has tested positive for COVID-19, but that he has been in close contact with someone who has contracted coronavirus. Aug. 1, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 82,356; Death toll now at 6,206Other Lions on the COVID-19 list include Kenny Golladay, T.J. Hockenson, Justin Coleman, Isaac Nauta, Amani Oruwariye, Jalen Elliott and Arryn Siposs. When reached for comment, a representative with the team told Local 4, Per league rules... He would then be tested regularly afterward. The Lions players were tested three times within the last week with the most recent test taken Friday.
Report: Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate to miss a 'few weeks' after shoulder injury
DETROIT – Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate left Sunday's game against the Saints with a shoulder injury. Ian Rapoport reports Tate is expected to miss "likely a few weeks," but is awaiting MRI results. Tate joins the long list of Lions injuries that continue to plague the team, including injuries to Glover Quin, T.J. Lang, Kenny Golladay, Taylor Decker and Haloti Ngata. Detroit Lions enter bye week with more questions than answersNew Orleans (3-2), which has a winning record for the first time since its last playoff season in 2013, built a five-touchdown lead, only to wind up gutting out a remarkable bid by Detroit to pull off the greatest comeback in NFL history. But after Agnew muffed a punt and barely got it out of the end zone, Saints defensive end Cam Jordan scored on virtually the same type of play as Robinson when he got his hand on Matt Stafford's pass from the end zone.