2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
6-10, 4th in NFC North
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8hLindsey Thiry

Rams match Lions' offer sheet for RB Brown

RB Malcolm Brown, who has served as Todd Gurley's backup for the past two seasons, will remain under contract after the Rams matched the Lions' offer sheet for a two-year deal.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have signed TE Logan Thomas, who was once brought in as a converted quarterback to the practice squad. Buffalo signed him days later and now he's back. Thomas has 19 catches for 144 yards and one touchdown.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

A couple of more contract particulars for Lions free agents: Andrew Adams' 1-year deal is worth $920,000. That includes a $720,000 base salary and $100,000 signing bonus. He also has a $100,000 roster bonus if he's on the 53-man roster for the first game of the season. Cap hit is $920,000. Oday Aboushi's 1-year deal with the Lions has a $1 million base salary with a $250,000 signing bonus. Cap hit is $1.25 million.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have given an offer sheet to Rams restricted free agent Malcolm Brown, ESPN Insider Field Yates is reporting. The Rams have five days to match the Lions' offer to retain Brown or let him go to Detroit. Because Brown was tendered at an original round level and went undrafted, the Lions should not owe Los Angeles any compensation. He would give Detroit another potential back behind Kerryon Johnson along with Zach Zenner and Theo Riddick.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Spencer Ware is visiting the Lions today according to Adam Schefter. Ware would give the Lions some running back help in a room led by Kerryon Johnson. Zach Zenner re-signed earlier this free agency period and the team also has Theo Riddick as a pass-catching back. Whether it is Ware or someone else, the Lions are likely to add more running back help this offseason.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions re-signed DB Marcus Cooper to a one-year deal, the team announced. Claimed off waivers just after Thanksgiving last year, he was primarily a special teams player for Detroit.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Zach Zenner's one-year contract with the Lions is an $805,000 base salary deal — $100,000 fully guaranteed — with a $150,000 signing bonus. He also has a $50,000 roster bonus and a total cap charge of $1.05 million. He also has a workout bonus of $45,000 and incentives that can hit up to $600,000 for 500 or more yards and five or more touchdowns ($300,000 each). Reasonable deal for the Lions veteran.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions are signing S Andrew Adams, a source has confirmed to ESPN. Was with the Giants and Tampa in his career. Had his best year last year with the Bucs, including four interceptions.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Jesse James on whether or not anything surprised him about the Antonio Brown trade: "Nothing really. It had to happen. It was time for him to move on from Pittsburgh and time for Pittsburgh to move on from him. I think things blew out of control pretty fast there, didn't expect it to go the way that it did as fast as it did. But I think the Steelers and him were at peace with wanting to move on and really happy that it's over."

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions pass-rusher Trey Flowers getting introduced in Detroit. Said he's going to take care of his folks with his newly earned money and put the rest away.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Coleman said "it's an honor" to be considered the highest-paid slot corner but said that now he has to "prove that I'm worth what I was given." Coleman said he's played a little bit of everywhere in his career -- inside, outside, even some safety. So he can play anywhere.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

New Lions TE Jesse James said he had "some success" in Pittsburgh but that he wasn't used the way he thinks he'll be used here. He doesn't think he was misused with the Steelers but that he'll be able to do more with Detroit. He never had more than 500 yards receiving with Pittsburgh.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have made the Jesse James signing official. The tight end received a four-year, $22.6 million contract including a $7.145 million signing bonus and $10.5 million guaranteed -- all fully guaranteed. His guaranteed money runs out after the 2020 season. He has $1.2 million escalators worked into his contract for 2021 and 2022 based on playing time, receptions, yards and touchdowns. He also has a voidable year in the deal in 2023. Each of the four years of the deal also have a $50,000 workout bonus.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have also made the Justin Coleman signing official. He signed a four-year, $36 million contract including a $10.145 million signing bonus and $19 million guaranteed either fully or for injury only. His cap hit for 2019 is $3,391,250. He has $50,000 workout bonuses worked into every year of his contract.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have made the Trey Flowers signing official -- announcing it on their Twitter feed. Flowers signed a five-year deal worth $90 million, including a $28.07 million signing bonus and total guarantees (both full and for injury-only) of $56 million. His 2019 cap hit of $6.419 million is manageable. He has guaranteed non-bonus money worked into the first three years of his deal and roster bonuses he can achieve in the final two years of his contract.

Team Stats

Passing Yards223.520th
Rushing Yards103.823rd
Points For20.325th
Points Against22.5

2019 Draft Picks

RD(PK)PLAYERPOSSCHOOL
1(8)
2(11)
3(24)
4(9)
5(8)
6(11)
6(31)
7(10)
7(15)