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Lions' Reggie Bush: Comments about child discipline taken out of context

Reggie Bush: 'Obviously, I'm not spanking a 1-year-old girl. She's too young to understand what that even means.' Daniel Mears / Detroit News

Reggie Bush made headlines Tuesday for comments about how he disciplines his 1-year-old daughter. But the Lions running back said today his remarks on WFAN-AM in New York were taken out of context. More

Lions sticking with shaky rookie kicker Nate Freese

Jim Caldwell on Nate Freese: 'Just like anything else in our business, it's a performance business.' Daniel Mears / Detroit News

A seventh-round pick out of Boston College, Freese missed a 43-yard field goal in a Week 1 win over the New York Giants and two 49-yarders in a Week 2 loss to the Carolina Panthers. More

Lions coach Jim Caldwell gets familiar cornerback

Danny Gorrer will be on a quick learning curve as the Lions are preparing for one of the most potent passing attacks in the NFL: the Packers. Otto Greule Jr / Getty Images

Gorrer didn't have a clue he'd been in Detroit on Wednesday. The Lions needed to fill a spot after rookie Nevin Lawson's season-ending injury in Week 2 put them down another cornerback, following the loss of Bill Bentley in Week 1. More

The Detroit News' NFL predictions: Week 3

The Detroit News' Josh Katzenstein, Rod Beard, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski offer their predictions for Week 3 of the NFL season. More

Wednesday's NFL roundup: Peterson barred from team activities

Adrian Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Tom Gannam / Associated Press

The Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. More

Vikings bar Adrian Peterson from all team activities

Adrian Peterson is charged with a felony for using a wooden switch to spank his 4-year-old son. Tom Gannam / Associated Press

The Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. More

Lions make it official: CB Nevin Lawson is out for the season

Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson is carted off the field Sunday. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

Lawson had surgery on his toes Sunday in North Carolina. In a related move, the Lions also signed cornerback Danny Gorrer and promoted linebacker Julian Stanford from to the 53-man roster. More

Lions rookie kicker Nate Freese needs to find his footing -- and fast

Nate Freese kicked 20 field goals without a miss last year at Boston College. As a Lions rookie, he has missed three of his first five attempts. Chuck Burton / Associated Press

Freese said Lions coach Jim Caldwell's message to him Monday was simple: 'Keep your head up, keep going forward and keep working hard.' And when asked if he thought he still had the coaching staff's confidence, the rookie replied, 'I think so.' More

Against Jordy Nelson, Lions' Darius Slay should find out just how much he's improved

'One thing I can do is just get better, and that's what I'm going to continue to do,' Lions cornerback Darius Slay says. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

The Lions have had awful injury luck with their nickel cornerbacks the first two games, but their top two coverage men have started strong, particularly second-year cornerback Darius Slay. More

Lions enjoy giving back to community

Quarterback Matthew Stafford plays Four Sqaure with students of Marion Law Academy. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

A group of Lions players spent Tuesday morning with third-graders from Marion Law Academy at a Meet Up & Eat Up event at Eastern Market to help educate them about the importance of healthy snack choices and proper nutrition. More

Minnesota governor blasts Vikings for reinstating Adrian Peterson

Wearing an Adrian Peterson jersey, mEthan Trowbridge, 11, of Prior Lake, Minn., plays catch with his dad prior to Sunday's game at TCF Bank Stadium. Carlos Gonzalez / McClatchy

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton pressured the Vikings on Tuesday to suspend the star running back until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the Texas legal system. More

CBS taking Rihanna's music out of NFL telecast in wake of Ray Rice incident

CBS announced Tuesday it was editing out Rihanna lyrics for its NFL telecasts, in the wake of the Ray Rice incident. Danny Martindale / Getty Images

The network said Tuesday it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts — after the singer issued a profane tweet about it. More

Report: Lions look at three free-agent kickers, amid Nate Freese's struggles

Nate Freese stands with retired Lions kicker Jason Hanson during workouts back in May. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

On Tuesday, the team hosted NFL veterans Rob Bironas, Alex Henery and Garrett Hartley for workouts, according to ESPN. Freese is 2-for-5 on field-goal tries this season, missing on two 49-yarders Sunday and a 43-yard attempt in the opener. More

Josh Katzenstein's Monday breakdown: Two weeks in, these Lions remain a mystery

Lions fans watch in disbelief as Detroit loses in Charlotte, N.C., on Sunday. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

After an opening win and a Game 2 loss Sunday afternoon, the one thing that is fair to assume, however, is that the Lions' defensive line is stout and could finally match its expectations of the past few years. More

Lions coach Jim Caldwell praises defense, says other issues can be corrected

Lions coach Jim Caldwell was calm Monday, pointing out the loss to the Panthers only counts as one in the standings. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

With three turnovers, including a costly fumble on a kickoff return by Jeremy Ross, the Lions let a close game slip away in the second half in dropping a road game to the Panthers. But Caldwell said Monday things can be fixed. More

Lions say signs pointing to CB Nevin Lawson missing rest of the season

Lions cornerback Nevin Lawson is carted off the field with a foot injury that would require surgery later Sunday. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

A season-ending injury to nickel cornerback Bill Bentley in the opener pushed Lawson up the depth chart. Lawson's injury could mean the Lions will either look at free agents or promote from the practice squad. More

Lions cut defensive back Nate Ness; he could go back to practice squad

The Lions cut defensive back Nate Ness on Monday. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

Ness was in for nine plays on special teams in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers, but did not play a snap on defense. More

Brand-new Lions done in by same old mistakes in loss to Panthers

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton goes on a foot race with Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh as he runs out of the pocket in the fourth quarter. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

This wasn't a battering, not really. It was a bumbling, a bungling, a trip down misery lane. Against a tough defense, the Lions' offense made all the big mistakes in a 24-7 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. More

Lions' snap count breakdown: Reggie Bush's role diminished in loss to Panthers

Lions running back Reggie Bush works behind a blocking Riley Reiff in the second quarter. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

The decision to feature Joique Bell likely had to do with him being a more physical runner against a hard-hitting Panthers defense, but ever after his fumble at the Carolina 27, the Lions stuck with Bell. More

Monday's NFL roundup: Washington's Robert Griffin won't need surgery on ankle

Robert Griffin III (10) throws and injures his left ankle in front of Jaguars outside linebacker LaRoy Reynolds. Griffin will not need surgery. Nick Wass / Associated Press

An MRI on Monday revealed Griffin doesn’t have any broken bones to go along with his dislocated left ankle, which means he doesn’t need season-ending surgery and could theoretically return in a couple months if all goes well with his rehab. More

Nick Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win over Colts

Quarterback Nick Foles of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass against the Indianapolis Colts Monday. The Eagles won 30-27. Andy Lyons / Getty Images

Darren Sproles had seven receptions for 152 yards to go along with a touchdown run as the Eagles (2-0) won their first game on the road for the sixth consecutive season. More

Vikings' Adrian Peterson says 'sorry,' is scheduled to play Sunday

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is set to return to action Sunday, after being charged with child abuse. Tom Gannam / Associated Press

Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf made the announcement Monday, one day Peterson was benched during a 30-7 loss to the Patriots after he was charged for striking his 4-year-old son with a tree branch this summer. More

Lions to explore kicking options after Nate Freese misses two more field goals

Lions kicker Nate Freeze, right, watches with teammate Joseph Fauria as one of his 49-yard field goal attempts sails wide right. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

Freese, a seventh-round pick out of Boston College, was not available for interviews after Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Carolina Panthers. He has not shown that improvement to start the 2014 season. More

Josh Katzenstein grades the Lions in their Week 2 loss

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford calls out from behind the line of scrimmage in the first quarter. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

All the hype and excitement over their season-opening victory against the Giants quickly subsided Sunday, following an ugly-at-times loss to the Panthers. More

Panthers' Cam Newton regrets referring to Lions' Ndamukong Suh as 'Donkey Kong'

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Panthers quarterback Cam Newton shake hands after Sunday's game. Detroit News / Daniel Mears

'The initial statement came with me jokingly making a reference to him,' Newton said after the Panthers won, 24-7. 'It's sad that in this day and age we still bring up racism. That was not my initial reason.' More

Nevin Lawson has surgery on foot, dealing Lions secondary another blow

Lions rookie cornerback Nevin Lawson is taken out on a cart after an injury in the third quarter. Daniel Mears / Detroit News

A fourth-round pick, Lawson suffered the dislocated foot while blocking on a punt return in the third quarter, and medical crews had to cart him off the field. More

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