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Lions latest victims of NFL’s flag football problem

Another frustrating weekend of flag-filled football culminated with the Packers’ 23-22 last-second win over the Lions on Monday night thanks to two hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers.

Lions release running back Theo Riddick after 6 seasons

The Detroit Lions have released running back Theo Riddick after six seasons with the team. Coach Matt Patricia announced the move and also confirmed the signing of defensive lineman Mike Daniels. Riddick was second on the Lions last season with 61 receptions. Daniels is a former Pro Bowler who was released earlier in the week after seven seasons with Green Bay.

Lions look to get leg up with coach Matt Patricia arriving at camp in cast

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia is beginning his second training camp with a cast on his left leg. Patricia arrived at his season-opening news conference on a knee scooter. He was treated for a tendon problem in his lower leg. The former New England Patriots defensive coordinator lost 10 games last year in his debut as a head coach. Detroit’s free-agent signings this offseason featured defensive end Trey Flowers, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and cornerback Justin Coleman.

Jermaine Kearse signs with Lions, rekindles bad memories for Matt Patricia

The Lions have signed receiver Jermaine Kearse. He was added to the roster on Detroit’s final day of mandatory minicamp. He had one of the most memorable catches in the 2016 Super Bowl while playing for the Seattle Seahawks against New England. He made a 33-yard acrobatic catch after the ball bounced off his body four times with 1:06 left. The Patriots held on to win. Detroit coach Matt Patricia was then the Patriots’ defensive coordinator.

Matthew Stafford endures ‘tough times’ after wife’s tumor surgery

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is juggling his job on the field and his role as a husband and father as his wife recovers from surgery to remove a brain tumor. Kelly Stafford had a 12-hour surgery last month after an MRI showed the tumor. She had vertigo spells within the last year. Matthew and Kelly Stafford have three daughters. They started dating at Georgia, where she was a cheerleader and he was the star of the football team. He was the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL draft.

Kerryon Johnson looking forward to 2nd season with Lions

Kerryon Johnson’s rookie season was one of few bright spots for the Detroit Lions in 2018 – and even that ended sooner than the young running back would have liked. He played only 10 games and went on injured reserve with knee problems. The 21-year-old Johnson says he learned a lot from his first year as a pro. He figures to be a big part of any improvement Detroit enjoys this coming season.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford sits out workout as wife has brain tumor

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not join his teammates at voluntary workouts Tuesday. His wife was packing for a hospital visit later in the day. Kelly Stafford announced earlier this month she plans to have surgery to remove a brain tumor. Lions center Graham Glasgow spoke to Matthew Stafford recently, adding his family is doing well. Stafford has been at the team’s training facility this offseason.