Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press

Carlos Monarrez

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Carlos:

Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia: We don't plan Allen Park facility return for 'couple weeks'

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia says the team doesn't plan to return to the team's facility for at least a "couple weeks." → Read More

Detroit Lions agree to terms with DT John Penisini, a sixth-round pick from Utah

Utah DT John Penisini said he was the most slept-on player in the draft after the Detroit Lions picked him in the sixth round. He signed Monday. → Read More

Detroit Lions' Frank Ragnow among NFL players offering virtual hangout fundraisers

Lions center Frank Ragnow is offering a virtual fishing session or cooking class to help United Way raise funds to help families affected by COVID-19. → Read More

Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia used to play 'Taps' on his trumpet for Memorial Day. Here's why

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia has a strong connection to the military. He played the trumpet in high school and would play "Taps" on Memorial Day. → Read More

Is new Detroit Lions guard Logan Stenberg the next Bill Laimbeer?

Detroit Lions' Logan Stenberg earned a reputation for being a nasty, trash-talking guard at Kentucky. Will he be Detroit's next Bad Boy? → Read More

Golf carts allowed back on Michigan courses: 'It's big time'

Michigan golf courses are allowed to use cart again, but must follow safe practices as the state continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Detroit Lions’ Matt Patricia might have the answer to becoming a better coach

Detroit Lions' Matt Patricia has a history of success despite facing adversity and limitations, which could help him during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

A day in Matt Patricia's makeshift home office: Grinding tape, virtual meetings and kids

Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia provides details on how his team is handling the challenges of the NFL's virtual offseason program → Read More

I played golf during the coronavirus pandemic. It was weird and awkward and satisfying

Golfing in Michigan during the coronavirus pandemic is a bit different without golf carts and handshakes as players practice social distancing. → Read More

Detroit Lions reportedly decline fifth-year option on Jarrad Davis after this season

Jarrad Davis signed a four-year contract worth about $10.96 million after Detroit Lions made him the No. 21 overall pick in 2017 → Read More

Picking Detroit Lions' winners and losers after 2020 NFL draft

Detroit Lions had several winners and losers after 2020 NFL draft. Some players face stiff competition while some coaches deserve their new resources. → Read More

Pros and cons for Detroit Lions picking up Jarrad Davis' fifth-year option

Detroit Lions have to make a decision in the next week on whether to pick up fifth-year option on linebacker Jarrad Davis' contract → Read More

Detroit Lions' Marvin Jones, wife donate 1,000 hot meals to hospital workers

Detroit Lions WR Marvin Jones and his wife, Jazmyn, express their appreciation for front-line workers at Henry Ford Wyandotte. → Read More

Opinion: Detroit Lions earned a B-plus for 2020 NFL draft haul

Detroit Lions took a logical approach to the 2020 NFL draft and added some starters and impact players for an overall grade of B-plus. → Read More

Detroit Lions get C grade for waiting so late to draft Utah DT John Penisini

Detroit Lions finally addressed defensive tackle, one of their most pressing needs, in the sixth round of the NFL draft, taking Utah's John Penisini → Read More

Detroit Lions pick New Mexico State RB Jason Huntley in Round 5 of 2020 NFL draft

The Detroit Lions picked New Mexico State running back Jason Huntley with Pick 172 on Saturday. → Read More

Detroit Lions get a B for drafting Kentucky guard Logan Sternberg in 2020 NFL draft

The Detroit Lions traded down and added a fifth-rounder, but they passed on a more pressing need at DT to add depth at another position of need. → Read More

Detroit Lions get an A for drafting Notre Dame OLB Julian Okwara

Detroit Lions get an A for drafting Notre Dame LB Julian Okwara, the brother of defensive end Romeo Okwara, who should bolster the pass rush. → Read More

Jeff Okudah wants to reward Detroit Lions' faith in him. He has already started

Detroit Lions drafted Ohio State's Jeff Okudah 3rd overall. He considers himself a technician and likes to pick the brains of top CBs. → Read More

Detroit Lions didn't blow it by not trading down, drafting Jeff Okudah at No. 3

The Detroit Lions didn't trade down, but they didn't blow it because cornerback Jeff Okudah offers immediate help with an uncertain offseason looming. → Read More