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The Detroit Lions placed running back Mikel Leshoure on injured reserve today, a week after the second-round pick suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon.

The Lions also released offensive lineman Tony Ugoh and signed cornerback Anthony Madison, who played last year with the Pittsburgh Steelers.


I’ll say it again: I don’t think that Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s 15-yard penalty in Friday night’s preseason opener was anywhere close to the penalty he earned last summer for ripping off the helmet of Cleveland Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme.



The Phillies had cornered the market on Sunday misery, their 1927, 1928 and 1960 teams all dropping 16 straight. The indignity now belongs solely to Colorado. Not even the 2008 Detroit Lions were this bad on Sundays.



One of the most significant NFL rule changes in years is already provoking strong opinions after just one week of preseason games.

“I don’t like it,” Lions receiver Rashied Davis told the Detroit Free Press. “I’m just going to tell you the truth. I hate it.”

“The five-yard start is awful,” linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba told the paper. “Awful.”


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