Detroit Lions practice squad: Dual-threat QB Steven Montez, WR Sage Surratt among early signings
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions are adding some quarterback insurance to their practice squad, inking Steven Montez to the club’s initial 16-man unit. Receiver Sage Surratt, defensive tackle Miles Brown and tight end Shane Zylstra were also among the early signings. Montez went undrafted last year before landing with the Washington Football Team, where he spent almost the entire season on the practice squad. Detroit also is using its practice squad to fortify its depth at tight end, where just T.J. Hockenson and Darren Fells made the initial roster. At 6-foot-4, he tried to make the Minnesota Vikings’ roster as a third tight end but was cut this week.mlive.com
2021 NFL draft: Detroit Lions officially sign 13 undrafted free agents
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions announced the signings of 13 undrafted free agents, including three wide receivers and a pair of running backs. They also feature three players from Notre Dame, two tight ends and depth for the defensive backfield. It was reported that Notre Dame receiver Javon McKinley received $100,000 guaranteed, indicating the team believes he could crack the roster. He was able to make an impact last year, though, catching 42 balls for 717 yards and three touchdowns. Parker and Notre Dame interior offensive lineman Tommy Kraemer.mlive.com
2021 NFL draft: The 15 best fits for the Detroit Lions on Day 3
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions have gone big with their first four picks in the 2021 NFL draft. With that said, let’s dive into the top 15 fits for the Detroit Lions on Day 3:Iowa WR Ihmir Smith-MarsetteDon’t get lost in Ihmir Smith-Marsette’s ho-hum production in Kirk Ferentz’s offense at Iowa. The Lions are better suited to find someone like Smith-Marsette with a potentially elite skillset at this point in the draft. Cox is another name who could be the best coverage linebacker for the Lions on Day 1. He had 320 rushes for 1,735 yards and 14 touchdowns in four seasons in Lawrence, upping his production last year.mlive.com
2021 NFL draft preview: Lions in position to bolster needy receiver room through ultra-deep class
Luckily for the Lions, this class is loaded with three legit options at Pick 7, not to mention impressive Day 2 and 3 talent. When it comes to receivers at Pick 7, though, it’s all about Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle. That thinking combines the thought process that Chase, Smith and Waddle are special prospects while looking at the unproven receiver rotation. NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah called him the “home run” pick for the Lions at No. Purdue’s Rondale Moore and Florida’s Kadarius Toney, among others, find themselves waiting in the dust left by Chase, Smith and Waddle as well.mlive.com
Alabama QB Mac Jones heads into Senior Bowl on gimpy ankle
The next game he plays is for his NFL draft stock, provided the Alabama quarterback's gimpy left ankle is good to go. Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy said the plan is for Jones to dress out and see how his ankle feels. “Just being in that room, I already learned so much about NFL football,” he said. Mond started 44 games for the Aggies, Ehlinger logged 43 starts for the Longhorns,Mond led the Aggies into College Football Playoffs contention in his final season. I just wanted to come and kind of learn more about NFL football and learn a new playbook, which I thought I did a good job with.
The Latest: Wake Forest star receiver opts out of season
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Wake Forest all-conference wide receiver Sage Surratt has opted out of the coming season to prepare for the NFL draft amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 1,001 yards were the best for all power-conference receivers at the time of the injury, with four games of at least 150 yards last season. Surratts brother, Chazz, plays linebacker at North Carolina after starting his career as a quarterback and is also an NFL prospect. The university announced ticket plans that call for allowing 20 to 25% capacity at 92,746-seat Sanford Stadium, where the field is surrounded by hedges. The Bulldogs are offering single-game tickets in hopes of accommodating as many season ticket holders as possible for games against Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt.
Clemson football vs. Wake Forest: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
3 Clemson will try to stand its ground and run its winning streak to 26 games when the Tigers host Wake Forest on Saturday. It looked as though the game might decide the ACC Atlantic title until the Demon Deacons slipped up with a 36-17 loss at Virginia Tech last week. ABOUT CLEMSON (10-0, 7-0)The Tigers are the total package, ranking second in the nation in total offense and fourth in total defense. Wake Forest has outscored opponents 68-20 in points off turnovers. PREDICTION: Clemson 41, Wake Forest 14
Wake Forest football vs. N.C. State: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
22 Wake Forest continues a lengthy stay at home when it takes on visiting North Carolina State on Saturday in an ACC matchup. ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA STATE (4-3, 1-2 ACC)The revolving door at quarterback for the Wolfpack has seen redshirt freshman Devin Leary burst through, and he will make his first career start Saturday. ABOUT WAKE FOREST (6-1, 2-1)Hartman was the starter last year before getting hurt and giving way to Newman, so there is no hesitation going with the North Carolina native. Wake Forest won the last two meetings, including a 27-23 triumph at N.C. State last year in which Newman threw a game-winning TD with 30 seconds left. PREDICTION: Wake Forest 35, North Carolina State 24
Wake Forest football vs. Louisville: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Jamie Newman #12 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons drops back to pass against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at BB&T Field on September 13, 2019 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. LINE: Wake Forest -6.5Junior quarterback Jamie Newman threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 102 more to lead the Demon Deacons in the latest victory. After hosting Florida State next Saturday, Wake Forest gets another week off before a third consecutive home game against North Carolina State on Nov. 2. Wake Forest won the last two meetings, including a 56-35 triumph at Louisville last year in which the Demon Deacons piled up 368 yards rushing. PREDICTION: Wake Forest 39, Louisville 31More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Wake Forest football vs. Elon: Time, TV schedule, game preview, score
Jamie Newman #12 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons drops back to pass against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at BB&T Field on September 13, 2019 in Winston Salem, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Sage Surratt will attempt to add to his list of school records Saturday when Wake Forest hosts Elon for a nonconference game. ABOUT WAKE FOREST (3-0)The defense has done a good job of getting off the field on third down, limiting their three opponents to a 25 percent conversion rate, including 2-of-16 for North Carolina. Wake Forest sophomore K Nick Sciba has made all four of his field goal attempts this season to set a program record with 15 consecutive made field goals. PREDICTION: Wake Forest 45, Elon 17More college football scoresCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.