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2019 Schedule
6-10, 4th in NFC North
Which young NFL players will make a splash in 2019? (1:57)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions placed Trey Flowers and Steve Longa on the PUP list on Monday and activated Chris Lacy from PUP. The Lions signed former AAF TE Austin Traylor. They also activated DT John Atkins, DE Austin Bryant, DT P.J. Johnson and T Ryan Pope from NFI.

Kellerman calls Stafford overrated (0:58)

My Wife Left Me But The Pack Is Back

Mina and Adam Schefter take a closer look at the NFC North and discuss the offseason changes made by the Packers (4:44), Lions (17:01), Bears (41:47), and Vikings (49:14). Plus, Mina asks Adam who would play him in a movie and why his news breaking tweets don't have a name like Adrian Wojnarowski's do?

Why aren't the NFL's best QBs the best-paid QBs? (4:29)
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38dMike Reiss

Roberts waived after Lions-Pats trade rescinded

Another attempt by the Patriots to shore up their tight end position ended when their trade with the Lions for Michael Roberts was rescinded due to a failed physical, a source told Adam Schefter.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have waived TE Michael Roberts after he reverted back to the franchise on Friday following a trade to New England on Thursday.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions training camp schedule to date (times based on what is on the team website): July 25, 9:30 am. July 26, 9:30 a.m. July 27, 9:30 a.m. July 28, 9:30 a.m. July 29: OFF July 30: 9:30 a.m. July 31: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 1: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 2: 5:30 p.m. at Ford Field Aug. 3: OFF Aug. 4: 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5: 9:30 a.m. JOINT WITH PATRIOTS Aug. 6: 9:30 a.m. JOINT WITH PATRIOTS Aug. 7: 9:30 a.m. JOINT WITH PATRIOTS Aug. 8: Lions-Patriots

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The trade of Michael Roberts means the Lions only have one tight end on the roster that was here at the end of last season -- depth player Jerome Cunningham. Having T.J. Hockenson, Jesse James, Logan Thomas and Isaac Nauta as newcomers -- James and Thomas as free agent signings and Hockenson and Nauta as draft picks -- meant a complete overhaul of the position.

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40dMike Reiss and Michael Rothstein

Pats pick up another tight end in trade with Lions

The Patriots have acquired third-year tight end Michael Roberts from the Lions for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2020. The Patriots are thin at tight end as they transition without Rob Gronkowski.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Lions DC Gunther Cunningham was one of two winners of the PFWA Dr. Z award for lifetime achievement for an assistant coach in football. Cunningham spent almost his whole career as an assistant or coordinator until moving to work at Pro Football Focus in 2016. Cunningham died on May 11 at age 72. Cunningham was also the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs for two years in 1999 and 2000.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards223.520th
Rushing Yards103.823rd
Points For20.325th
Points Against22.5Tied-16th