Matthew Stafford is going to become even richer very soon. Carr’s monstrous new extension raises the ceiling for all NFL quarterback extensions, and next up for a profitable negotiation could well be the Detroit Lions’ signal-caller. With Carr’s contract now setting the market, Stafford and the Washington Redskins’ Kirk Cousins are the next two quarterbacks in line for new deals.
With the additions of Darren Fells in free agency and the selection of Michael Roberts in the NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions have added some heft to their tight end position behind starter Eric Ebron. Ebron, who posted career-highs in receptions and yards last year for Detroit, feels that bringing Fells and Roberts into the group should help him be used in a matter that better suits his skill set. “I think it’s going to play a significant role for me to allow me to do the things that I’m best at,” Ebron said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
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Detroit Lions defensive tackle Khyri Thornton has been suspended for the first six games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Thornton can return to the active roster on Oct. 16, at the start of a bye week, and will be eligible to play Oct. 29 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Thornton has played in 19 games the previous two seasons with the Lions, starting six games last season.
A lawsuit that seeks to block the use of public school funds for the Detroit Pistons’ move from the suburbs to the Little Caesars Arena under construction downtown could “kill” the project and trigger a municipal bond default, the city’s attorney said Monday. Community activist Robert Davis’ lawsuit asks a federal judge to stop the capture of funds from millages for Detroit schools and county parks to pay for a $34.5 million headquarters and practice facility for the Pistons. Public dollars are already being captured through tax increment financing to service $250 million in bonds issued for Little Caesars Arena, the future home of Ilitch Holdings’ Detroit Red Wings.
The Los Angeles Rams have traded offensive tackle Greg Robinson to the Detroit Lions, the team announced Thursday. According to ESPN.com's Adam Schefter, Detroit sent the Rams a 2018 sixth-round selection in return for Robinson. Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick in 2014 out of Auburn and was expected to start at left tackle.
Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer Close Previously covered University of Michigan for ESPN.com and AnnArbor.com Also covered Notre Dame for Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Follow on Twitter ALLEN PARK, Mich. — The Detroit Lions spent the past few weeks searching for an in-house option to play left tackle in Taylor Decker's absence. Now they have made significant moves from the outside. The Lions traded for Rams offensive tackle Greg Robinson and signed Cyrus Kouandjio on Thursday morning, bringing in two more players to compete for the team's open left tackle position after Decker had right shoulder surgery last week. Robinson, the No. 2 overall pick in 2014, had been demoted in Los Angeles, "Good