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2017 Schedule
9-7, 2nd in NFC North
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Lions' Wilson accused in suit of alleged assault

The Detroit Lions said Friday they are aware of a report in which safety Tavon Wilson is accused of striking the mother of his child last year in Washington, D.C.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions rookies report to training camp on July 24. Vets report July 29. First open training camp practice is two days later.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Raiders and Derek Carr closing in on a possible $25 million a year deal according to Adam Schefter, this puts Matthew Stafford in position to become the league's highest-paid player whenever he agrees to a contract extension. On Tuesday, when I asked Rod Wood if he'd be comfortable making Stafford the league's highest-paid player, he told me he's "comfortable getting a deal done" with him. He added that whether Stafford is the highest-paid or not, he'll likely only be that until the next high-level QB is up for an extension.

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Prater and Smith bonding over wisdom teeth removal

Teammates that get their wisdom teeth out together, stay together, right? Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater and punter Sam Martin were all smiles after they got their wisdom teeth removed. (@Lions/Twitter)

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NFL suspends Lions DT Thornton for 6 games

The NFL has suspended Detroit Lions defensive tackle Khyri Thornton for six games for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions DT Khyri Thornton suspended six games for violating the NFL substance abuse policy. He would be eligible to return on Oct. 16. Can participate in all preseason games and practices.

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Lions need to improve pass rush (1:30)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions 2017 draft class is officially signed as Kenny Golladay, the team's third round pick, officially signed his contract Monday. The receiver had been one of the most impressive rookies this spring for Detroit and should be the team's No. 3 receiver this year.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions ran a shorter practice with a lot of half-speed drills the final day of minicamp. Practice went around an hour before players wrapped up to head home for six weeks. A long list of players not participating in the final day: RB Theo Riddick; WR Jared Abbrederis; OL T.J. Lang, Taylor Decker, Cyrus Kouandjio, Greg Robinson and Corey Robinson; DE Armonty Bryant and Jeremiah Valoaga; LB Tahir Whitehead and S Don Carey. Antwione Williams and Mike James returned after not practicing Wednesday. The Lions next practice in late July at the start of training camp.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting Lions stat: According to ESPN stats and information, the team has two of the top five players in penalty yardage accrued over the last two seasons, CB D.J. Hayden (233 yards) and OT Greg Robinson (204 yards). Neither was with the Lions last year.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Both Greg Robinson and Cyrus Kouandjio were at Lions practice Thursday but did not participate. They were acquired this morning.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell said they haven't talked with Anquan Boldin recently. Said "never say never" but they are also happy with what they have. Definitely didn't close off the possibility.

Team Stats

Passing Yards256.911th
Rushing Yards81.930th
Points For21.520th
Points Against22.413th

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