15 players on the wire who could make sense for the Detroit Lions
Related: Detroit Lions roster analysis: Who’s in, who’s out and what’s next for the 53-man squadRelated: Detroit Lions rolling with young cornerback room featuring 3 undrafted free agentsThe NFL will again allow teams to keep 16 players on their practice squads, with four protected spots each week. This post will run through 15 names that could make sense for the rebuilding Lions:K Michael BadgleyLet’s get those kickers out of the way, shall we? After cutting Randy Bullock, Zane Gonzalez and even Matthew Wright through the past month, the Lions head into the season without a kicker. K Joey SlyeFormer Lions practice squad kicker Ryan Santoso supplanted Joey Slye after two seasons in Carolina. If Moss makes it through waivers, he’s worth a spot on the practice squad to see if there’s something worth investing time into here.mlive.com
Seahawks wrap up NFC West title with 20-9 win over Rams
Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams (33) reacts to a play against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks claimed the NFC West title with a 20-9 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, with Russell Wilson throwing a 13-yard TD pass to Jacob Hollister with 2:51 left for the clinching score. Seattle flustered Jared Goff, shut down the Rams' run game, and held Los Angeles (9-6) to a season low in points. Now, Los Angeles risks missing the playoffs entirely if it loses to the Cardinals and Chicago beats Green Bay next Sunday. Seahawks: Seattle closes the regular season facing San Francisco next Sunday in Glendale, Arizona.
Seahawks hold on to beat Washington, clinch playoff spot
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) points upwards before the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. – Russell Wilson and the Seahawks built a big lead, and Seattle's suddenly opportunistic defense held on Sunday to beat Washington 20-15 and clinch a playoff spot. Wilson threw for a touchdown, Carlos Hyde ran 50 yards for a score, and the Seahawks (10-4) picked off Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins twice. Wilson threw for 121 yards and a 10-yard TD pass to Jacob Hollister and ran for 52 on six carries. UP NEXTThe Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday with first place in the NFC West at stake, while Washington hosts Rivera's old team, the Carolina Panthers.
Allen, Bills torch Seahawks, win 44-34 in balmy Buffalo
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Wilson throws 5 TDs, Seahawks outlast Bucs 40-34 in OT
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