Detroit Lions training camp capsule

DETROIT LIONS (9-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 30, Allen Park, Michigan.
LAST YEAR: Lost last four games, including playoffs at Seattle, after surging atop division with eight wins in nine-game stretch. Made NFL history by rallying from fourth-quarter deficits to

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Report: Rams to hire Brian Xanders to front office role

The Los Angeles Rams are set to add former Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos executive Brian Xanders to their front office, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. The Lions decided to part ways with Xanders in May. He had been a holdover from prior general manager Martin Mayhew and the Lions’ new G.M., Bob Quinn, elected to move on without him.

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NFL suspends Lions DE Armonty Bryant for 4 games

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant has been suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.
He can return to the active roster on Oct. 2.
The 26-year-old Bryant re-signed

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Ford Field Steps Up Its Food Game With El Asador, Flowers of Vietnam, and More

When Lions fans step into Ford Field in August they’ll be welcomed by El Asador, Flowers of Vietnam, some brand new bars, and even more Slows Bar-B-Q. During a tour of the football stadium’s massive $100 million renovation this morning, the Detroit Lions revealed new details about the updated concessions lineup that will be unveiled next month. The north side club, accessible to both club and suites membership holders, has been outfitted with an cluster of fresh food and beverage options designed to rival the south side suite’s traditionally more expansive concessions offerings. While the complete roster of food vendors hasn’t been officially confirmed, sources close to the project tell Eater

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Forever an owner’s league: why NFL superstars are never truly free

Calvin Johnson had a Hall of Fame career but never had a shot at a Super Bowl. The former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson has come to understand something in his retirement that thousands of current and former players have already learned. The NFL is an owners’ league.

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Armonty Bryant suspended for third time since start of 2016 season

Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant was suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the third time he has been suspended since the start of last season. Bryant, then with the Cleveland Browns, was suspended for the first four games of last season for violating the NFL's policy against performance-enhancing drugs. The Browns released him when his suspension ended. He was claimed on waivers in October by the Lions. In November of last season, he was suspended three games, also for violating the substance abuse policy. In this most recent suspension, the NFL said Bryant will be eligible to return to the Lions' active roster on Monday, Oct. 2, and is eligible to participate

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Lions DE Armonty Bryant Suspended Four Games for Substance Abuse Policy Violation

The NFL suspended Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant four games without pay for violation of the substance abuse policy, the league announced. It's the third time Bryant has been suspended since the start of the 2016 season. Bryant's first suspension came as a member of the Cleveland Browns and he was banned for the first four games of last season for a violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

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