More importantly than Saturday's win was that several players got their chance to impress the coaching staff, and no one was more impressive than Avon Cobourne. Lions' insider Mike Fowler reviews the position battles as the first wave of cuts will be announced on Tuesday, plus; A trade brewing with Washington? PUP tent, practice squad possibilities, and more
August 25, 2003
The Lions haven't played a playoff game in three years and they have won only one playoff game in the last 45 years, so it is probably understandable that they don't show up in camp with a playoff mentality. It's not that they're slacking off; it's just that there are so few of them with a reference point on what it takes to be a playoff caliber team. Lions' head coach Steve Mariucci is trying to remedy the situation as quickly and effectively as possible.
August 4, 2003
Need your pre-training camp fix? In an incredibly in-depth team analysis, our friends at The Sports Xchange have provided just that. Position-by-position analysis, individual draft pick player break down, a current depth chart, plus notes as the Lions and head coach Steve Mariucci prepare for their first training camp together.
July 21, 2003
The injury to defensive tackle Luther Elliss is worse than originally feared. Elliss tore a pectoral muscle during off-season workouts two weeks ago. The Lions are taking a cautious approach and hope that the muscle will heal with four weeks rest, but with Elliss' dicey health history, who's going to bet on that? More inside, including possible replacements.
July 15, 2003
The inside slant on the development of rookie receiver Charles Rogers, notes on Vice President Matt Millen, Ford Field and more. Also included: Updated list of re-signed Lions, acquired players (free-agency -- including <i>contract terms</i>), and players that will not be re-joining the Lions for the 2003 season. All inside.
July 7, 2003
After restructuring a few contracts, the Detroit Lions have opened up critical cap space to allow the team to spend money when June 1st arrives. The Sports Xchange provides us with an indepth look at the Lions defensive line situation and how they have become cap friendly.
May 20, 2003