MINNESOTA (6-1) at WASHINGTON (4-4)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Vikings by 3½
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The heavy playbook study sessions facing T.J. Hockenson this week weren't much of a worry at all for Minnesota's newly acquired tight end.
Hockenson could hardly hide his smile on Wednesday, the first full day of his fast-tracked initiation.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes insisted he still would have traded T.J.
The NFL trade deadline turned into a frenzy with 15 teams making 10 deals involving 12 players and several draft picks on Tuesday.
Edge rusher Bradley Chubb, tight end T.J. Hockenson, wide receiver Chase Claypool, suspended wideout Calvin Ridley and running back Nyhiem Hines headlined the list of players switching teams ahead of the 4 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings acquired tight end T.J. Hockenson from the division rival Detroit Lions a few hours before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, giving the NFC North leader another skill-position standout for a high-caliber offense.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Detroit Lions receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown has been ruled out in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys because of a concussion.
Brown took an arm to the head when he was tackled by Jourdan Lewis on a 4-yard catch in the first quarter.
DETROIT (AP) — Geno Smith and Rashaad Penny were so good the Seattle Seahawks never needed their punter.
Smith accounted for three touchdowns in the first half and Penny had a pair of long second-half scoring runs, helping Seattle hold off the Detroit Lions for a 48-45 win Sunday.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are optimistic that the needs they addressed in the offseason will make the second year under coach Dan Campbell much better than the first in 2021 when they won just three games.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions are giving Devin Funchess a chance to make a comeback in the NFL.
Detroit signed him as a tight end on Tuesday to add depth to a position group led by T.J.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have exercised their fifth-year option on tight end T.J. Hockenson, the team announced Tuesday.
A first-round pick in 2019 out of Iowa, Hockenson has 160 receptions for 1,673 yards and 12 touchdowns in his three seasons.
Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson has had season-ending thumb surgery, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The person spoke Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the team had not made an announcement regarding Hockenson.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions knew they didn’t have much of a chance Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Not only were they going in with a 1-10-1 record, but their roster had also been decimated by illness.
BUFFALO AT TAMPA BAY
Bills: RB Zack Moss; S Damar Hamlin; OL Cody Ford; TE Tommy Sweeney; DT Vernon Butler; DE Boogie Basham; DT Star Lotulelei.
Buccaneers: DL Steve McLendon; WR Scotty Miller; CB Pierre Desir; QB Kyle Trask; S Jordan Whitehead.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions put standout center Frank Ragnow on injured reserve, another setback for a banged-up winless team.
The Lions made the move along with signing linebacker Jessie Lemonier off the practice squad and activating kicker Austin Seibert from the COVID-19 reserve list.
SAN FRANCISCO (6-10) at DETROIT (5-11)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, Fox
OPENING LINE: 49ers by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook
DETROIT LIONS (5-11)
New faces: GM Brad Holmes, coach Dan Campbell, QB Jared Goff, RB Jamaal Williams, WR Tyrell Williams, OT Penei Sewell (No. 7 overall draft pick), DT Michael Brockers.
Key losses: QB Matthew Stafford, RBs Kerryon Johnson, WRs Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola, DT Danny Shelton, CB Desmond Trufant, K Matt Prater, returner Jamal Agnew.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions took training camp to Ford Field for the day, giving their new coaches and players a chance to practice on the team’s home field.
New head coach Dan Campbell, hired in January, kicked off the festivities with an impassioned speech to the fans in attendance.
The Detroit Lions are releasing running back Kerryon Johnson, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The person spoke Wednesday night on condition of anonymity because the Lions had not announced the move...