While New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles did name a starting quarterback for Saturday's preseason game against the Detroit Lions, he is expected to give Josh McCown more playing time. McCown, who did not get receive any reps at Thursday's practice when the Jets did game-plan prep, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini, played the opening drive last week in New York's 7-3 win over the Tennessee Titans, but Christian Hackenberg then played the following eight possessions. Bowles said he didn't anticipate any lineup changes, but left the door open to it by saying, "we'll discuss it." McCown completed 3 of 4 passes last Saturday for 72 yards, including a 53-yard play to Robby Anderson that set up a four-yard
It's a homecoming of sorts for manager Dave Roberts when his sky-flying Los Angeles Dodgers visit the Detroit Tigers for a weekend inter-league series beginning Friday night. Roberts was selected by the Tigers out of UCLA in the 28th round of the 1994 amateur draft. After hitting .303 for Lakeland of the Florida State League in 1995, Detroit assigned Roberts to the Visalia Oaks of the California League, a co-op team at the time, for the 1996 season.
The Detroit Lions have put defensive end Kerry Hyder on injured reserve after he hurt his Achilles tendon in Sunday's preseason game at Indianapolis. Coach Jim Caldwell said after that game that the injury looked ''significant'' but the Lions hadn't made an official announcement on any change in Hyder's status until Tuesday. Detroit also put running back Mike James on IR because of concussion problems and waived guard Matt Rotheram.
DETROIT (WXYZ) – The Detroit Lions are the city’s second pro sports team to see their logo hijacked by white nationalists and Nazi protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia. Detroit Red Wings condemn use of logo during white nationalist rally A photo, circulated in national media, got the attention of team management, for its striking similarity to the team’s branded image. The Lions issued a statement that reads in part: We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville. The team is exploring legal options. The Red Wings had a similar issue as well.
The Detroit Lions are separating themselves from white supremacists. The organization on Wednesday condemned the use of the team's logo after it was exploited during the violent "Unite the Right" rally that took place in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend. “We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville,” Lions spokesman Bill Keenist said in a statement, via the Detroit Free Press.
The Detroit Lions joined one their city sports counterparts, the Red Wings, in denouncing a use of a logo in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. A photo that was published Saturday showed a shield held by a man which displayed a logo that looked similar to the Lions. "We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville.
The Detroit Lions say they "detest and disavow" any use of their logo associated with the event last Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. A photo attributed to Getty Images showed someone with a logo similar to the one the Lions use , although it was blue and red and had stars on it. "We detest and disavow any use or implied use of the Detroit Lions logo or any of our marks in association with the event this past Saturday in Charlottesville," the team said in a statement Tuesday night. "We value diversity as it represents the strong fabric of our team, the City of Detroit, the NFL, the game of football, our fans and our country." The Detroit Red Wings already said they were considering legal