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2013 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Jim Schwartz
General Manager Martin Mayhew
Home Field Ford Field
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The 2013 Detroit Lions season will be the franchise's upcoming 84th season in the National Football League, their 80th as the Detroit Lions and the fifth under head coach Jim Schwartz. The Lions hope to improve on their 4–12 record from 2012, in which they finished last in the NFC North and didn't defeat a single divisional opponent. Template:TOC limit

OffseasonEdit

Re-signingsEdit

Date Player Position Contract Source
March 12, 2013 Corey Hilliard Offensive tackle 2 years / $2.53 million Template:Cn
Kassim Osgood Wide receiver 1 year / - [1]
Ashlee Palmer Linebacker 2 years / $3.25 million
Amari Spievey Safety 1 year / $630,000 [2]
March 13, 2013 DeAndre Levy Linebacker 3 years / $9.75 million Template:Cn
Chris Houston Cornerback 5 years / $25.00 million [3]
March 14, 2013 Don Muhlbach Long snapper 1 year / $905,000 Template:Cn
March 15, 2013 Louis Delmas Safety 2 years / $8.59 million [4]
Dylan Gandy Guard 1 year / $905,000 Template:Cn
April 15, 2013 Brian Robiskie Wide receiver 1 year / $715,000 [5]
Willie Young Defensive end 1 year / $1.323 million [6]
Jason Fox Offensive lineman 1 year / $1.323 million [7]
Joique Bell Running back 1 year / $630,000 [2]
Ricard Silva Free safety 1 year / $555,000
Shaun Chapas Fullback 1 year / $555,000
Kris Durham Wide receiver 1 year / $555,000

AdditionsEdit

Date Player Position Previous team Contract Source
March 12, 2013 Reggie Bush Running back Miami Dolphins 4 years / $16.00 million [3]</small>
Jason Jones Defensive Tackle Seahawks 3 years / $9.50 million
Glover Quin Safety Texans 5 years / $23.50 million
Devin Thomas Wide receiver Chicago Bears 1 year / $715,000 [8]
April 3, 2013 C.J. Mosley Defensive lineman Jaguars 2 years / $2.75 million [9]
April 5, 2013 David Akers Placekicker 49ers 1 year / $1.005 million [10]
April 11, 2013 Håvard Rugland Placekicker Undrafted free agent 3 years / $1.485 million [11]
April 27, 2013 Skyler Allen Center Ohio
Undrafted FA
[12]
Michael Brooks Defensive tackle East Carolina
Alex Carder Quarterback Western Michigan
Joseph Fauria Tight end UCLA
Austin Holtz Offensive tackle Ball State
Steven Miller Running back Appalachian State
Jon Morgan Linebacker Albany
Martavius Neloms Cornerback Kentucky
Travis Tarpley Wide receiver Delaware State
LaAdrian Waddle Offensive tackle Texas Tech
Cody Wilson Wide receiver Central Michigan
April 28, 2013 Alex Elkins Linebacker Oklahoma State [13]
Marvin Booker Defensive end Rutgers

RetirementsEdit

Date Player Position Source
March 14, 2013 Jeff Backus Offensive tackle [14]
April 4, 2013 Jason Hanson Placekicker [15]

DeparturesEdit

Date Player Position Note New Team Source
February 4, 2013 Titus Young Wide Receiver Released [16]
March 12, 2013 Gosder Cherilus Offensive tackle UFA Colts [17]
March 13, 2013 Drayton Florence Cornerback Released Panthers [18]
Sammie Lee Hill Defensive tackle Released Titans [19]
March 25, 2013 Kevin Barnes Cornerback UFA Browns [20]
March 26, 2013 Justin Durant Linebacker UFA Cowboys [21]
April 27, 2013 Stephen Peterman Offensive guard Released Jets [22]
April 28, 2013 Cliff Avril Defensive end UFA Seahawks [23]
Kyle Vanden Bosch Defensive end UFA
Lawrence Jackson Defensive end Released Vikings

2013 Draft classEdit

Draft order Player name Position Height Weight College Contract Notes Source
Round Choice Overall
1 5 5 Ezekiel Ansah Defensive end 6 ft 5 in 271 lbs BYU 5 years / [24]
2 4 36 Darius Slay Defensive back 6 ft 1 in 190 lbs Mississippi State 4 years / [25]
3 3 65 Larry Warford Offensive lineman 6 ft 3 in 343 lbs Kentucky 4 years / [26]
4 5 102 Traded to the Vikings Vikings traded to Patriots
35 132 Devin Taylor Defensive end 6 ft 7 in 266 lbs South Carolina 4 years / Compensatory [27]
5 4 137 Traded to the Seahawks
32 165 Sam Martin Punter 6 ft 1 in 205 lbs Appalachian State 4 years / from Seahawks [28]
6 3 171 Corey Fuller Wide receiver 6 ft 2 in 204 lbs Virginia Tech 4 years / $2.283 million [29]
31 199 Theo Riddick Running back 5 ft 10 in 205 lbs Notre Dame 4 years / $2.25 million from 49ers via Seahawks [30]
7 5 211 Michael Williams Tight end 6 ft 5 in 278 lbs Alabama 4 years / $2.22 million [31]
39 245 Brandon Hepburn Linebacker 6 ft 3 in 240 lbs Florida A&M 4 years / $2.205 million Compensatory [32]


Notes
  • The Lions traded their original fourth-round selection (No. 102 overall) along with a 2012 seventh-round selection to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for the Vikings' 2012 fifth- and seventh-round selections.
  • The Lions received two compensatory selections — Nos. 132 and 245 overall.

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Results Game site NFL.com
recap
Score Record
1 August 9 New York Jets W 26–17 1–0 Ford Field Recap
2 August 15 at Cleveland L 6–24 1–1 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
3 August 22 New England W 40–9 2–1 Ford Field Recap
4 August 29 at Buffalo W 35–13 3–1 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Results Game site Att. NFL.com
recap
Score Record
1 September 8 Minnesota W 34–24 1–0 Ford Field 62,461 Recap
2 September 15 at Arizona L 21–25 1–1 U of Phoenix Stadium 60,034 Recap
3 September 22 at Washington W 27–20 2–1 FedEx Field 80,111 Recap
4 September 29 Chicago W 40–32 3–1 Ford Field 64,552 Recap
5 October 6 at Green Bay L 9–22 3–2 Lambeau Field 78,200 Recap
6 October 13 at Cleveland W 31–17 4–2 FirstEnergy Stadium 71,513 Recap
7 October 20 Cincinnati L 24–27 4–3 Ford Field 63,207 Recap
8 October 27 Dallas W 31–30 5–3 Ford Field 64,379 Recap
9 Bye week
10 November 10 at Chicago W 21–19 6–3 Soldier Field 62,431 Recap
11 November 17 at Pittsburgh L 27–37 6–4 Heinz Field 57,905 Recap
12 November 24 Tampa Bay L 21–24 6–5 Ford Field 62,098 Recap
13 November 28 (Thu) Green Bay W 40–10 7–5 Ford Field Recap
14 December 8 at Philadelphia L 20–34 7–6 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
15 December 16 (Mon) Baltimore L 16–18 7–7 Ford Field Recap
16 December 22 New York Giants L 20–23 (OT) 7–8 Ford Field Recap
17 December 29 at Minnesota Metrodome
LEGEND
Intra-division opponents are in bold.

Game summariesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Detroit Lions re-sign special teams ace Kassim Osgood MLive.com, March 12, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lions' Jason Fox, four exclusive-rights free agents sign their tenders Pride of Detroit, April 15, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Lions add Reggie Bush to fold," ESPN (March 13, 2013). Retrieved March 13, 2013.
  4. Louis Delmas back with Lions ESPN, March 15, 2013
  5. Detroit Lions re-sign wide receiver Brian Robiskie MLive.com, April 15, 2013
  6. Detroit Lions re-sign Willie Young for less than restricted free agent tender MLive.com, April 16, 2013
  7. Willie Young and Jason Fox sign with Detroit Lions on Monday MLive.com, April 15, 2013
  8. Devin Thomas signs with Lions. ESPN.com (January 17, 2013). Retrieved on 2013-02-24.
  9. C.J. Mosley will sign with Detroit Lions today during visit MLive.com, April 3, 2013
  10. Detroit Lions sign kicker David Akers to replace Jason Hanson MLive.com, April 5, 2013
  11. Detroit Lions sign internet sensation Havard 'Kickalicious' Rugland MLive.com, April 11, 2013
  12. UCLA TE Joseph Fauria among undrafted players signed by Detroit Lions MLive.com, April 27, 2013
  13. 2013 Lions undrafted free agent tracker Pride of Detroit, April 27, 2013
  14. Jeff Backus retires from Detroit Lions after 12 NFL seasons MLive.com, March 14, 2013
  15. Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson retires after 21 seasons MLive.com, April 4, 2013
  16. Copeland, Kareem (February 4, 2013). Titus Young released by Detroit Lions. National Football League. Retrieved on February 4, 2013.
  17. Report: Colts reach agreement with OT Gosder Cherilus CBS Sports, March 12, 2013
  18. Panthers sign veteran Drayton Florence NBC Sports, March 13, 2013
  19. Sammie Lee Hill, Tennessee Titans strike 3-year deal
  20. Kevin Barnes signs one-year deal with Cleveland Browns. NFL.com (March 25, 2013). Retrieved on 2013-03-25.
  21. Justin Durant Will Join Dallas Cowboys. Dallas Cowboys 101. Retrieved on March 26, 2012.
  22. Orr, Conor. "Jets sign G Stephen Peterman to one-year deal", The Star-Ledger, 27 April 2013. Retrieved on 27 April 2013. 
  23. Spirits high with Vikings Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, April 28, 2013
  24. Detroit Lions select Ezekiel Ansah in first round of 2013 NFL draft MLive.com, April 26, 2013
  25. Detroit Lions select Mississippi State CB Darius Slay in second round of 2013 NFL draft MLive.com, April 27, 2013
  26. Detroit Lions fill massive need with massive guard prospect Larry Warford MLive.com, April 27, 2013
  27. Detroit Lions draft South Carolina defensive end Devin Taylor in fourth round MLive.com, April 27, 2013
  28. Detroit Lions select Appalachian State punter Sam Martin in the fifth round MLive.com, April 27, 2013
  29. Detroit Lions select Virginia Tech WR Corey Fuller in sixth round of 2013 NFL draft MLive.com, April 27, 2013
  30. Detroit Lions add Notre Dame running back Theo Riddick with pick No. 199 MLive.com, April 27, 2013
  31. Detroit Lions select Alabama TE Michael Williams in seventh round of 2013 NFL draft MLive.com, April
  32. Detroit Lions draft biochemist Brandon Hepburn with final 2013 draft pick MLive.com, April 28, 2013

External linksEdit

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