Detroit Lions

1st NFC North (3-1-0)

Founded: 1930

Stadium: Ford Field

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  • Lions release WR Kris Durham

    The Detroit Lions released Kris Durham, who finished second to Calvin Johnson in wide receiver yards last season. Who takes Durham's place this year?
  • Lions cut RB Leshoure

    Mikel Leshoure's career with the Detroit Lions never got off the ground, and Saturday the team released the 2011 second-round pick. How many players from Leshoure's draft class remain in Detroit?
  • Backup QB Moore leads Lions to shutout win over Bills

    The Detroit Lions have several big decisions to make before establishing their 53-player regular-season roster following a 23-0 win over the Buffalo Bills.
  • Lions season preview: Will defense hinder Detroit?

    With weapons like Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush and Golden Tate in the lineup, the Lions boast arguably the deepest offense in the NFL. But could Detroit's Achilles' heel be lurking elsewhere?
  • Lions' Bush shows he's still got speed on 86-yard TD

    Reggie Bush displayed his speed on an 86-yard touchdown run in Friday's 13-12 win over the Jaguars. Will the Detroit Lions lean on the 29-year-old or will Joique Bell become the lead back in 2014?
  • Fairley: 'My eating habits have got in the way'

    The Detroit Lions failed to pick up Nick Fairley's fifth-year option and demoted him to the second-string defense. The reason: he's not in shape and not playing well.
  • Lions' Stafford sharp, but Matt McGloin rallies Raiders

    Matthew Stafford threw touchdown passes on his first two drives for Detroit before Matt McGloin threw a 19-yard TD pass to Brice Butler with 6 seconds left to give the Oakland Raiders a 27-26 victory.
  • Report: Fairley's weight a factor in declining role

    Nick Fairley's weight has fluctuated this offseason. The Detroit Lions' 2011 first-round pick has been packing on the pounds as he slides down the depth chart.
  • Manziel shows off skills in Browns' preseason debut

    Johnny Manziel showed off some of his fancy footwork, and the Cleveland rookie looked sharp with his arm too in his preseason debut, although the Browns lost to the Detroit Lions 13-12 on Saturday night.
  • Drayton Florence signs with Detroit Lions

    Drayton Florence is heading back to Detroit. The veteran cornerback has signed with the Lions, returning to the team where he spent the 2012 season.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 10 (10) Ebron, Eric TE 
Rd 2, Pick 8 (40) Van Noy, Kyle OLB 
Rd 3, Pick 12 (76) Swanson, Travis C 
Rd 4, Pick 33 (133) Lawson, Nevin CB 
Rd 4, Pick 36 (136) Webster, Larry DE 
Rd 5, Pick 18 (158) Reid, Caraun DT 
Rd 6, Pick 13 (189) Jones, T.J. WR 
Rd 7, Pick 14 (229) Freese, Nate K 
Scoreboard more
Ralph Wilson Stadium - Wk 4 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit Lions 0 17 3 3 23
Buffalo Bills 0 0 0 0 0
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Sat, Aug 09 Cleveland 13-12   W
P2 Fri, Aug 15 @ Oakland 26-27   L
P3 Fri, Aug 22 Jacksonville 13-12   W
P4 Thu, Aug 28 @ Buffalo 23-0   W
1 Mon, Sep 08 New York Giants 7:10 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 14 @ Carolina 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Kellen Moore 51 35 361 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Mikel Leshoure 31 116 3.7 0
Reggie Bush 7 105 15 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Ryan Broyles 11 144 13.1 0
Golden Tate 7 91 13 1
Corey Fuller 6 90 15 2
Eric Ebron 7 88 12.6 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/29 DeJon Gomes (DB) Waived, Injury Settlement (waived, injury settlement).
8/26 Bryce Quigley (G) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/26 Jacob Maxwell (TE) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/25 Chad Abram (RB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Detroit 0 0 0 .000
Chicago 0 0 0 .000
Green Bay 0 0 0 .000
Minnesota 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Jim Caldwell

Regular Season: 26-22

Postseason: 2-2

Experience: 3

Career record: 28-24

The Detroit Lions hired Jim Caldwell to replace the fired Jim Schwartz as head coach.

Caldwell was previously head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2009-11, taking that team to Super Bowl XLIV after the 2009 season. Most recently he was the Baltimore Ravens' offensive coordinator, a post he assumed late in the 2012 season, replacing the fired Cam Cameron. The Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl, with Caldwell -- who was Baltimore's QB coach before becoming OC --receiving a lot of credit for the outstanding play of quarterback Joe Flacco.

Caldwell became the Colts coach following the retirement of Tony Dungy on January 12, 2009. Caldwell had served with Indianapolis since 2002. He spent the first three seasons as quarterbacks coach before earning the expanded title of assistant head coach prior to the 2005 season.


Caldwell joined Indianapolis from Tampa Bay, where he served in the same capacity during the 2001 season. Caldwell has more than 20 years of collegiate experience. Caldwell spent 1993-2000 as head coach at Wake Forest. In 1999, Caldwell led the school to its first winning season and bowl game since 1992. Wake Forest defeated Arizona State, 23-3, in the Aloha Bowl. During Caldwell's tenure, Wake Forest ranked among the nation's Top 25 teams in passing offense on four different occasions, including 10th in the NCAA in 1995. That season, quarterback Rusty LaRue established seven NCAA passing records.


Caldwell served as an assistant coach at Southern Illinois (1978-80), Northwestern (1981), Colorado (1982-84), Louisville (1985) and Penn State (1986-92). Caldwell joined Penn State as wide receivers coach. He then coached quarterbacks the following season and added passing game coordinator responsibilities in 1988. At Penn State, Caldwell tutored quarterback Kerry Collins, who went on to win the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top college quarterback and the Maxwell Award as the nation's most outstanding player. Caldwell has coached in six bowl games and won a national championship with Penn State in 1986. In addition to serving on Joe Paterno's staff that won a national championship, Caldwell tutored under three other coaches who won collegiate titles (Rey Dempsey, Southern Illinois; Bill McCartney, Colorado; Howard Schnellenberger, Louisville).


 Caldwell was a four-year starter as a defensive back at Iowa and worked as a graduate assistant for the Hawkeyes in 1977.


 Caldwell was born on January 16, 1955 in Beloit, Wis. He and his wife, Cheryl, have four children: Jimmy, Jermaine, Jared and Natalie.

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