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Detroit Lions: 2013 team needs

Posted March 07, 2013 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Detroit Lions, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Lions re-sign LB Levy

Posted March 06, 2013 @ 12:59 p.m. ET

Lions re-sign OT Hilliard

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 12:05 p.m. ET

Schwartz won't say if Calvin Johnson broke three fingers

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m. ET

Rams claim former Lions WR Young

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 4:43 p.m. ET

Lions release DE Vanden Bosch

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 2:58 p.m. ET

Lions release ORG Peterman

Posted Feb. 05, 2013 @ 1:27 p.m. ET

Lions release WR Young

Posted Feb. 04, 2013 @ 4:02 p.m. ET

Lions hire former Broncos GM Xanders

Posted Jan. 28, 2013 @ 5:28 p.m. ET


Rugland, Havard (K)

Posted April 11, 2013 @ 4:45 p.m.
The Detroit Lions have signed Rugland. Terms of the deals weren't disclosed by the team Thursday.
Detroit's deal with Rugland seems to give newly acquired kicker David Akers some competition or at least provides some depth at the position for practice. The Lions recently signed Akers soon after Jason Hanson retired and now also has a Norwegian Internet kicking sensation on the roster. He posted a trick-shot video - called "Kickalicious" - the 6-foot-2, 240-pound Rugland posted in September has more than 2.7 million views.

Robiskie, Brian (WR)

Posted April 08, 2013 @ 7:46 p.m.
The Lions released Robiskie, announcing the move Monday.
Robiskie played in six games, making four receptions for the Lions in 2012. He was signed as a midseason injury replacement.

Akers, David (K)

Posted April 05, 2013 @ 6:27 p.m.
The Detroit Lions have added Akers one day after Jason Hanson retired.
San Francisco released Akers a month ago after he slumped during the 2012 season. The six-time Pro Bowl kicker made 73 of 94 field goals over two seasons for the 49ers. He underwent double hernia surgery in February 2012 then aggravated the area during the season when he slipped on the field during practice. Akers has made 367 of 453 field goals in his career with Washington, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

Mosley, C.J. (DT)

Posted April 01, 2013 @ 5:54 p.m.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Mosley. Mosley spent the last three seasons with the Jaguars, starting 15 games and recording 136 tackles.
He won the starting job over Terrance Knighton last season. He started 12 games in 2012 and had a career-best 80 tackles. He also had 2 1/2 sacks and three fumble recoveries. Mosley has eight years in the league, spending time with Minnesota, the New York Jets, Cleveland and Jacksonville.

Delmas, Louis (S)

Posted March 15, 2013 @ 4:31 p.m.
A person with knowledge of the deal says safety Louis Delmas has agreed to a two-year contract to remain with the Detroit Lions. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because no announcement had been made. The 25-year-old Delmas returns to Detroit after the Lions added free agent safety Glover Quin earlier this week.
Delmas played only eight games last season but started them all. He was limited by left knee problems.


Team W L T PCT
Green Bay 11 5 0 0.688
Minnesota 10 6 0 0.625
Chicago 10 6 0 0.625
Detroit 4 12 0 0.250


Wk Opp Date Result
13 Indianapolis 12/02/12 @ 1 p.m. L 33-35
14 @ Green Bay 12/09/12 @ 8:20 p.m. L 20-27
15 @ Arizona 12/16/12 @ 4:05 p.m. L 10-38
16 Atlanta 12/22/12 @ 8:30 p.m. L 18-31
17 Chicago 12/30/12 @ 1 p.m. L 24-26



Day Player Pos Info Status
Fri Vanden Bosch, Kyle DE not injury related Did Not Participate in Practice
Fri Smith, Kevin RB thumb Limited Participation in Practice
Fri Pettigrew, Brandon TE ankle Limited Participation in Practice
Fri Johnson, Calvin WR knee, ankle Did Not Participate in Practice
Fri Houston, Chris CB hamstring Limited Participation in Practice


Player Date Info Status
Houston, Chris 12/30/12 hamstring, hip Questionable
Hill, Sammie 12/30/12 toe Out
Pettigrew, Brandon 12/30/12 ankle Doubtful
Delmas, Louis 12/30/12 knee Questionable
Carey, Don 12/30/12 knee Probable
Johnson, Calvin 12/30/12 knee, ankle Probable
Smith, Kevin 12/30/12 thumb Probable
Vanden Bosch, Kyle 12/30/12 not injury related Probable
Hill, Sammie 12/29/12 toe IR
Pettigrew, Brandon 12/22/12 ankle Doubtful


Player Date Details
Chapas, Shaun 4/15/13 re-signed/exclusive rights free agent - One-year contract (through 2013)
Durham, Kris 4/15/13 re-signed/exclusive rights free agent - One-year contract (through 2013)
Silva, Ricardo 4/15/13 re-signed/exclusive rights free agent - One-year contract (through 2013)
Houston, Chris 3/12/13 declared free agent
Harrison, Jerome 3/12/13 declared free agent
Williams, Corey 3/12/13 declared free agent
Gandy, Dylan 3/12/13 declared free agent
Avril, Cliff 3/12/13 declared free agent
Cherilus, Gosder 3/12/13 declared free agent
Cherilus, Gosder 3/12/13 From Lions to Colts signed/unrestricted free agent - Five-year contract (through 2017)