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Hand ready for clean slate in NFL

Back in 2014, Da’Shawn Hand was considered the number one high school recruit in the country, ahead of guys like Myles Garrett, Leonard Fournette and Deshaun Watson. While all three of those players went on to have stat-popping college careers that resulted in first-round NFL Draft selections, Hand’s experience was a little different. Alabama’s depth along their defensive line forced ...

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How Lions have worked to build a run game

The Detroit Lions’ 2018 running back depth is an example of how the franchise has tried in the last decade to add impact to an underperforming position that is showing signs of emerging from a rebuild mode. The draft, free agency and development of young players are all present in the makeup of the position in what has been a ...

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TJ Jones brings versatility to Lions WR group

Wide receiver TJ Jones is coming off the finest season of his young career. The former sixth-round pick out of Notre Dame caught 30 passes for 399 yards (13.3 average) and a touchdown in 14 games. In his previous two seasons, Jones, who’s been primarily used as a depth player, caught 15 passes total. He made some important receptions as ...

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Astros Triple-A Team Played As Zamunda Lions From ‘Coming To America’ « Detroit News Watch

Ryan Mayer Minor league baseball promotions bring us some of the most entertaining moments in sports on a consistent basis. That trend continued last night when the Houston Astros Triple-A affiliate, the Fresno Grizzlies, played as the Zamunda Lions on Thursday night for their game against the Albuquerque Isotopes to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the movie ...

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Back from injury, Hyder Jr. is focused on the future

The moment Kerry Hyder Jr. fell to the ground and immediately reached back to grab the back of his lower leg early in Detroit’s preseason opener in Indianapolis last year, it didn’t look to be a good situation for Hyder or for the Detroit Lions. It turns out the third-year defensive end, coming off his best season as a pro ...

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Baseball Takes Over « Detroit News Watch

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh PiratesFriday, June 22, 2018, 7:05 pm ET PITTSBURGH +104 Arizona’s offense rebounded from an abysmal start to the season, but the D’backs seems to be cooling off again, batting just .240 over the last week and having lost three of four. The team still ranks dead-last in the majors against RHPs (.214) and is among the ...

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Redding hoping to build on impressive offseason

One of the most experienced and productive position groups on the current Detroit Lions roster is wide receiver. Returning veterans Golden Tate, Marvin Jones Jr., Kenny Golladay and TJ Jones form one of the deepest receiver groups in the league. So, for an undrafted rookie like Teo Redding, making sure he keeps finding ways to get noticed is imperative if ...

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