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Calvin Johnson back at practice Thursday

Detroit's star receiver was one of three injured players to practice on Thursday heading into Week 17.

Jason Hanson unsure if he'll return or retire

Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson is unsure if he'll retire at age 42 or return for a 22nd season with the Lions.

Calvin Johnson may sit out Pro Bowl

The Lions WR may elect to sit out his second straight Pro Bowl in order to rest injuries.

Stefan Logan removed from returning duties

Stefan Logan will not be returning kickoffs or punts in the Lions Week 17 contest against the Bears.

Lions have 4 players on ESPN's All-NFC North team

Four Detroit Lions were named to ESPN's All-NFC North team: wide receiver Calvin Johnson, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, guard Rob Sims, and tackle Gosder Cherilus.

Lions could go BPA in 2013 NFL Draft

The Detroit Lions could go with the best player available when the 2013 NFL Draft rolls around - but would that fill a need?

NFC North to be repped by 12 at Pro Bowl

The Lions are a part of a division that's well represented on the NFC Pro Bowl roster.

Megatron named Pro Bowl starter

Calvin Johnson was rewarded for his record-breaking season, as the Lions wide receiver will start at wide receiver for the NFC at the 2013 Pro Bowl.

Sammie Hill among 4 out Wednesday

The Lions opened the week with four injured players on the sidelines at Wednesday's practice.

Calvin Johnson talks about Rice's record

Lions receiver Calvin Johnson was quite proud to be honored for his remarkable season, but has yet to lose focus heading into Week 17.

Suh wants Sapp as mentor

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh wants to learn from one of his loudest critics.

Lions await Pro Bowl announcements

The Lions hope to see multiple players sent to Hawaii this year.

Role of spoiler falls to Lions on Sunday

The Lions are going nowhere this season, but they can knock the Bears out of the playoffs on Sunday.

Delmas plays second straight healthy game

Staying on the field has been a struggle for Louis Delmas this season, but the Lions safety played in consecutive games for the first time since October in Saturday's loss to Atlanta.

Falcons vs. Lions: Game time, TV schedule

The Atlanta Falcons travel to Detroit hoping to wrap up home field advantage.

Lions playing for pride, the upset vs. Falcons

Detroit and Atlanta have basically had mirror opposite seasons, but the Lions will try to upset the Falcons at home on Saturday night.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: Lions take OT at No. 5?

The Detroit Lions currently hold the No. 5 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, and in an early mock draft they are projected to take a local offensive tackle prospect.

Delmas returns Thursday

Safety Louis Delmas was back at practice on Thursday despite a nagging knee problem.

Johnson 2nd among NFC WRs in fan Pro Bowl voting

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson finished second in fan voting for the NFC receiver position behind Victor Cruz.

Jason Fox continues to develop for the Lions

The reserve offensive lineman has finally been able to stay healthy for a whole season, and may be in position to contribute regularly next season.

Rice hopes Calvin Johnson doesn't break his record

The Lions wideout is zeroing in on Rice's NFL record for receiving yards in a season, but the Hall of Famer said that he hopes Johnson doesn't get it.

Nick Fairley's shoulder won't require surgery

The Lions DT was placed on IR on Wednesday with a shoulder injury that should be able to heal properly without surgery.

Lions place DT Nick Fairley on IR

A shoulder injury suffered several weeks ago will end the second-year defensive tackle's season.

Pettigrew, Delmas out Wednesday

Brandon Pettigrew and Louis Delmas were the only two non-participants for the Lions at Wednesday's practice.

Raiola sued for child support

Lions center Dominic Raiola is currently being sued by a local woman for two months of child support.

Lions' Suh to avoid formal hearing for citation?

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh's recent traffic citation may be resolved before next month's scheduled formal hearing.

Lions take CB in mock draft

The Detroit Lions could likely draft a cornerback with their first round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, according to one mock.

Lions sign Ross Weaver to practice squad

After a temporary departure, cornerback Ross Weaver is back on the Lions' practice squad this week.

Falcons, Lions don't have bad blood from 2011

The Atlanta Falcons aren't thinking about the alleged taunting of Matt Ryan's injury by Detroit Lions players from last year's game.

Lions take on Falcons, rivals vie for playoffs

The Detroit Lions will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Week 16, while division rivals Minnesota and Chicago will sort out the wild card.

Stafford comfortable with mechanics

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford says he's "very comfortable" with his mechanics and doesn't feel he's throwing "sidearm" more than usual.

Statuses of Fairley, Pettigrew still uncertain

It's still unclear if the Detroit Lions' young stars will be able to go against the Falcons.