Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

Dave Birkett

Detroit Free Press

Laredo, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Dave:

Watch Detroit Lions' Marvin Jones stay on the field through injury that sent him to IR

Marvin Jones is fourth key offensive skill player and the ninth player overall the Detroit Lions have placed on injured reserve → Read More

Detroit Lions place WR Marvin Jones (ankle) on injured reserve

The Detroit Lions announced on Tuesday that they are placing wide receiver Marvin Jones on season-ending injured reserve. → Read More

NFL power rankings: Detroit Lions keep falling, now just ahead of three teams

The Detroit Lions have lost six straight games and nine of their last 10 to clinch last place in the NFC North → Read More

No one is happier to see Quandre Diggs doing well then ex-Lions teammate Darius Slay

Diggs has three interceptions in four games since the Lions traded him to the Seattle Seahawks for a swap of 2020 draft picks → Read More

Darius Slay blocks Twitter criticism — literally — as Detroit Lions seek elusive win

The Detroit Lions have lost six straight and nine of their last 10 games heading into this week's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers → Read More

Could Detroit Lions take Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa? DraftWatch 2020 assesses the chances

The Detroit Lions could be in a position to draft Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, who once was considered the No. 1 prospect in the draft → Read More

Detroit Lions stock watch: Tracy Walker has career game, Kenny Golladay hits 1,000 yards

Breaking down the Detroit Lions players who helped or hurt their stock in a 20-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. → Read More

The 56 seconds that cost Detroit Lions against the Minnesota Vikings

The Detroit Lions were dealt a seemingly insurmountable lead against the Minnesota Vikings in less than a minute on Sunday. → Read More

Grading the Detroit Lions' loss to Vikings: The shine is off David Blough

Blough threw two interceptions and took five sacks as the Lions lost their sixth straight game → Read More

In Matt Patricia's world, the Detroit Lions are better than their record

At 3-9-1, the Detroit Lions are in danger of finishing with their worst football record since going 2-14 a decade ago. → Read More

Detroit Lions injury list grows: Bo Scarbrough, Rick Wagner, Tracy Walker hurt vs. Vikings

Detroit Lions RT Rick Wagner (knee) and DT A'Shawn Robinson (shoulder) did not return from injuries they suffered in Minnesota → Read More

Detroit Lions offense fizzles in sixth straight loss, 20-7, to Vikings; what's next?

Detroit Lions have lost six straight games and ownership must soon make a decision about the futures of Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn → Read More

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings inactives: Jamal Agnew out, Rashaan Melvin in

Starting cornerback Rashaan Melvin is back in the lineup for the Lions for today's game against the Vikings after missing the last two weeks with a rib injury. → Read More

What's your favorite breakfast food? 6 Detroit Lions weigh in

Every Detroit Lions player has his go-to meal the morning of a game. Here's what these 6 Lions like. → Read More

Detroit Lions, Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn fined for injury report violation

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford has not played since fracturing bones in his back in a Nov. 3 loss to the Oakland Raiders → Read More

Lions vs. Vikings matchup to watch: Trey Flowers has excelled since last meeting

Trey Flowers has five sacks in five games since he struggled in the Detroit Lions' 42-30 loss to Minnesota Vikings in October → Read More

My Cause, My Cleats: Lions players wear their hearts on their shoes in name of fundraising

The Detroit Lions players and Matt Patricia are using their footwear this weekend to raise awareness for causes close to their heart. → Read More

Detroit Lions' Kenny Golladay on his way to another 1,000-yard season ... and maybe a new contract

Golladay is tied for sixth in the NFL in receiving yards (950) and tied for first in touchdown catches (nine) → Read More

Detroit Lions injury report: Da'Shawn Hand out vs. Vikings with ankle injury

One of the Detroit Lions' best defensive linemen last season, Da'Shawn Hand has played in three games in 2019 due to injury → Read More

Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings: Dave Birkett's scouting report and prediction

Detroit Lions quarterback David Blough, in his first road start, will have to deal with the Minnesota Vikings' powerful pass rush. → Read More