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6-10, 4th in NFC North

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Statements on the new Lions initiatives:

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions and team owner Martha Ford are committing $600,000 to social justice reform with a focus on three areas: Scholarship Funding, Social-Educational Programs and Medical Aid/Health Assistance. They are working with TAPS, the Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Detroit Lions Academy, Detroit Justice Center, Covenant House of Michigan, Detroit Public Schools Foundation's Water Hydration Station Project, CATCH and Mariners Inn to help in and around the city of Detroit. To read more on what they are doing, this is the website: http://inspirechange.detroitlions.com

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5dMichael Rothstein

Ex-Lions coach Forzano dies; gave Belichick start

Rick Forzano coached the Lions from 1974 to 1976, compiling a 15-17 record, but his tenure in Detroit is better known for helping to start the career of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

A day after Matt Harriss was let go, the Lions hired Mike Disner as the team's VP of football administration. He comes from Arizona, where he held a similar role from 2013 to 2018. Not surprisingly, he has a Patriots connection — as a scouting assistant in 2007 and intern in 2005 and 2006. He's a Michigan native and played baseball at Williams College.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have let go of Matt Harriss, the team's Vice President of Football Administration. The move was first reported by the Detroit News. Harriss did a lot of the salary cap work for the club since being hired from the New York Giants in 2016 -- one of general manager Bob Quinn's first moves after taking over the football operations of the club.

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11dMichael Rothstein

GM: Lions can win Super Bowl with QB Stafford

Lions GM Bob Quinn said that he is not open to trading Matthew Stafford and that the 30-year-old is a quarterback he believes he can win a Super Bowl with.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions sign P Ryan Santoso and RB Kerwynn Williams to futures contracts. Santoso was in Lions camp last offseason as a kicker/punter. Williams was a seventh-round pick of Indianapolis in 2013 and had a role in the Arizona backfield from 2014 to 2017. Out of the league last year, the 27-year-old is more of a runner than receiver and is one of the more intriguing futures deals players signed by Detroit. As far as Santoso, he struggled with accuracy last year in training camp but has a massive leg. Something to keep an eye on with both Matt Prater and Sam Martin having decent-sized cap numbers in 2019.

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14dMichael Rothstein

Lions OC Cooter out after subpar '18 season

After a season in which the offense had an air of conservativeness to it, the Lions announced Tuesday that they won't renew the contract of coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Looks like the Lions are moving on from Jake Rudock. They have signed former Michigan State QB Connor Cook to a futures/reserve deal. Cook was taken by Oakland in the fourth round of the 2016 draft.

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15dJeremy Willis

The best quotes of the year in the NFL

Feeling dangerous? Like ketchup? Maybe you will after enjoying the best NFL quotes of the year -- but sit up straight, for Matt Patricia's sake.

Team Stats

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