|09/21/2014||Eric Wright, DB SF|
Tom Savage, QB HOU
Ryan Broyles, WR DET
AJ McCarron, QB CIN
Josh Wilson, DB ATL
Benny Cunningham, RB STL
|Karlos Dansby, LB CLE|
Jon Beason, LB NYG
Rashean Mathis, DB DET
Danny Amendola, WR NE
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Lions GM Mayhew: We'd love to have Rashean Mathis back
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/20/15) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew told reporters at the combine that he'd love to have cornerback Rashean Mathis back on the team next season, per MLive.com.
"Yeah, we'd love to have Rashean back," Mayhew said. "He's been a really good leader for us. He's done a phenomenal job, I think, working with Darius (Slay)."
Mathis, who is due to be a free agent in March, started 29 games the past two seasons for the team, including all 16 last season. He registered 51 tackles, nine pass breakups and one interception in 2014.
Reggie Bush is listed as questionable again on Lions' injury report
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/26/14) The Lions released their Week 13 injury report Wednesday, and announced they will play Thursday against the Bears without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (knee) and guard Larry Warford.
Running back Reggie Bush (ankle, back) is listed as questionable for a third straight week. However, he told reporters he expects to play, according to MLive.com. Bush also said the same thing leading up to Week 12 before sitting out.
Tackle Riley Reiff (knee) is also listed as questionable, while Ezekiel Ansah (elbow), safety James Ihedigbo (knee), wide receiver Calvin Johnson (ankle), defensive end George Johnson (foot), cornerback Rashean Mathis (ankle) and safety Glover Quin (back) are all listed as probable.
Rashean Mathis returns interception for touchdown in Week 5
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/5/14) Lions defensive back Rashean Mathis picked off a pass and took the ball 41 yards for a touchdown in his team's 17-14 loss to the Bills in Week 5.
Mathis stepped in front of a receiver on a pass that shouldn't have been thrown in the second quarter and had a clear path to the end zone for an easy score that put the Lions up 14-0. However, the offense was unable to find any more success while the defense allowed 17 unanswered points to fall to 3-2. The Lions face the Vikings in Minnesota in Week 6.
Lions need picks from Rashean Mathis
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(7/8/14) Lions cornerback Rashean Mathis led the team with 16 passes defended last year, but he had no interceptions, notes the Detroit Free Press. With the departures of Chris Houston and Louis Delmas, who combined for five of the team's 15 picks, Detroit is counting on Mathis to be more of a ball hawk.
Mathis, 33, made a career-high eight interceptions in 2006 with the Jaguars. Since then, he has 10 interceptions in seven years, none since 2011.