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New staff means fresh start, 'fair game' for Lions RB Mikel Leshoure

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — 'He's certainly running well at this stage,' coach Jim Caldwell said. 'We like what we see, and it's early yet. If a guy can perform and play well, there's always room for another good back...
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Lions take calculated risk that Ndamukong Suh will stay put

The Detroit News (John Niyo) — Finally, they've reached an agreement. Moments before the start of the training camp, the Lions front office announced the team had tabled negotiations on a contract extension with All-Pro...
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Lions' decision to cut Chris Houston didn't come down to last minute

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — After minicamp last month, the Lions made a somewhat surprising move, releasing veteran cornerback Chris Houston just a year after signing him to five-year, $25 million contract.
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Monday's NFL roundup: Mario Manningham tries to stick with Giants

The Detroit News (News wire services) — Mario Manningham attended his first training camp in 2008 as a third-round pick of the Giants, basically secured of his place on the team's opening day roster. Six years later, Manningham is back...
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Minor thumb injury sends Lions linebacker Kyle Van Noy to sidelines

The Detroit News (Rod Beard and Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — For rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy, the first day of training camp ended almost as quickly as it started. Early during Monday afternoon's practice, Van Noy injured his right thumb and left the...
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Lions' Matthew Stafford embraces challenge of learning new offense

The Detroit News (Chris McCosky- The Detroit News) — It would have been natural for Stafford be resistant to a new offense, especially at first. There has been no pushback, no complaining. All Stafford did was roll up his sleeves and, as he said...
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Lions rookie Eric Ebron gets case of dropsies on lackluster first day

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — The Lions opened training camp Monday under new coach Jim Caldwell with a fast-paced practice that featured a lot of moving parts.
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Video: Lions QB Matthew Stafford's latest commercials are ... just see for yourself

The Detroit News (Tony Augusty- The Detroit News) — Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's latest commercials are a nightmare. Well, at least one of them. That's the gist of Stafford's latest ads for satellite provider Dish.
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Detroit Lions table contract talks with Ndamukong Suh (Patra, Kevin) — The Detroit Lions and Ndamukong Suh won't get a contract extension done in 2014. The team said it has decided to table talks with one of the NFL's best defensive players until after the season.
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Lions close down negotiations with Suh until after season

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — Lions president Tom Lewand on Monday said contract negotiations with star defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will be tabled until after the season.
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Lions can 'hit the ground running' with new coach Jim Caldwell's format

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — Training camp begins Monday at 3:30 p.m., but rookies have been in town since last Tuesday, and the extra days on the field will have them better prepared to hit the ground running.
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Matthew Stafford: No excuses for Lions' offense this season

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — 'Absolutely,' Stafford said when asked if the Lions had no more excuses. 'I totally agree with that, and I think our biggest challenge right now is learning the new offense and making sure we...
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Golden Tate removed from PUP list, will practice with Lions today

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — Tate tweaked his shoulder during the offseason program and missed minicamp, but said he'd be available for training camp. The Lions put Tate on the PUP list last week, but his prediction turned...
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After playing at 320 last season, Nick Fairley's new weight of 305 OK by Lions

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — Nick Fairley's weight in 2013 was problematic enough that Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said during the offseason the defensive tackle needed to 'reposition' some of his pounds.
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Lions single-game tickets go on sale Thursday

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. and be available at the Ford Field box office and at
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Jim Caldwell: Matthew Stafford's mechanics improving (Patra, Kevin) — The Detroit Lions' offseason focus has been on improving quarterback Matthew Stafford. Coach Jim Caldwell said the early returns have been positive.
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Accountability will be the Lions' mantra this season

The Detroit News (John Niyo) — Insulating some players from criticism — something Schwartz and his staff were rightfully accused of doing, most notably with quarterback Matthew Stafford — is another. And when asked...
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Lions training camp position previews: Quarterbacks and special teams

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — Matthew Stafford has one of the most talented arms in the NFL, but his decision-making and lazy footwork have prevented him from consistently playing to his full potential.
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Early signs indicate Lions' Matthew Stafford is 'getting better'

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — The Lions made clear this offseason they wanted to find help for Matthew Stafford, looking for coaches and players that could help the franchise quarterback stop his regression the past two...
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Lions aren't worried about Ndamukong Suh's preparation, play despite uncertain future

The Detroit News (Josh Katzenstein- The Detroit News) — Lions players and coaches may not worry about the contract negotiations, but until a new deal is done or negotiations come to a halt, Suh's future remain a hot topic because of what the two-time...
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Blog Articles

Lions have 3rd-best offensive line in NFL, Sports Illustrated says

Detoit Free Press We've talked at length over the past several months about the Detroit Lions' potential at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and tight end (now that Eric Ebron has joined the fold). But the...
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New website to match stolen bikes with owners began after awkward meeting

Detoit Free Press Bike owners can upload pictures of their stolen bikes on, and bike shop owners and would-be buyers can compare potential purchases against the photos to make sure they're...
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MSU's Narduzzi turned down multiple job offers, Dantonio says

Detoit Free Press Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi might some day leave Michigan State for a head coaching job, but anyone using that against MSU in recruiting is taking the 'shallow' route, head coach Mark...
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Northville native earns top three finish in CrossFit Games

Detoit Free Press Making on late push on the final day's three events, Northville native Julie Foucher earned a spot on the podium Sunday with a third-place finish in the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games held in Carson,...
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Ex-Christian radio host admits to raping boy

Detoit Free Press Former WCSG radio host John Richard Balyo admitted today that he and a second man handcuffed a 12-year-old boy to a motel bed, sexually abused him and took nine photos during the April encounter.
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Bolivian president seeks votes in the bedroom

Detoit Free Press President Evo Morales holds a strong lead in polls ahead of the October vote.
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Kings of Leon energized by unexpected hiatus

Detoit Free Press New album 'Mechanical Bull' might win back some early fans for Kings of Leon. It still has spacious ballads, but most of the songs are rockers, including the brisk 'Supersoaker.'
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Michigan mayor pleads guilty to embezzlement

Detoit Free Press The former mayor of a small Michigan town has admitted to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from a local service club.
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NYC woman finds wedding dress lost after Sandy

Detoit Free Press When the storm swamped and shuttered the Staten Island store, she assumed it was lost.
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Music aside, Aretha Franklin excited for fair food

Detoit Free Press There's something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that's got Aretha Franklin jazzed about America's summer fair season: the food.
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Browns fan charged for peeing on Art Modell's grave

Detoit Free Press The man, who has so far been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to two years in jail and a $500 fine. He posted a video of the incident to YouTube this month. Modell and his...
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Wedding reception shut down when brawl breaks out

Detoit Free Press Officers found several guests who were mostly shoving each other and shouting and sought assistance from nearby police departments.
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Tigers to honor Pudge Rodriguez during Fiesta Tigres celebration

Detoit Free Press Rodriguez will be the featured guest at the private ¡Fiesta Tigres! Luncheon on Friday at the Tiger Club at Comerica Park. Prior to Friday night's game against the Colorado Rockies, fans can...
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Mistrial declared for man accused of sexually assaulting, killing girl, 5

Detoit Free Press The man, 22-year-old Darnell Cheatham, faced first-degree murder, arson, torture and other charges in the death of Mariha Smith. The girl's body was found in a house in the 2900 block of Waverly...
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Smith a little ahead of slimmer Green in Michigan's RB race

Detoit Free Press The potential third back is Drake Johnson, who is more of a speedster than the two bruisers. Johnson missed last season with an ACL tear and didn't participate in full contact during practice this...
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Some Michigan soldiers to get $92M in debt relief under settlement

Detoit Free Press Authorities alleged the lenders helped retailers inflate prices, with repayments taken from soldiers' paychecks.
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Police say family, boyfriend not suspects in murder of Armada teen

Detoit Free Press Authorities investigating the murder of Armada teenager April Millsap said today that her family and boyfriend are not considered suspects in her death and they are asking anyone who rode a...
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Save of the Day: What not to buy for back to school

Detoit Free Press If you need school supply deals, today is the day to stock up. But, hold off on buying a few items...
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Lions' new bowl game should get a name soon

Detoit Free Press 'We're in the final stages of finishing up that agreement,' Lewand said before Lions training camp Monday. 'We'll have an announcement here in the next couple of weeks, corresponding with the...
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Lions notes: DeAndre Levy, single-game tickets, more

Pride of Detroit (Sean Yuille) — Lions notes looks at DeAndre Levy, when single-game tickets are going on sale and much more. I retract my comment from last week about Kevin Jones potentially being the most interesting man...
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