First-year center who rejoins the Lions in 2014 as a free agent after participating in the team’s training camp in 2013.
2012: Named team Offensive Upfront Co-Player of the Year after starting all 13 games at right guard. Part of an offensive line that averaged 6.2 yards per play, ranking second best in the Mid-American Conference.
2011: Starting center for season opener against SCSU before resuming duties at right guard for the rest of the season.
2010: Started at right guard in eight games as a sophomore.
2009: Competed in all 14 games, making three starts at center and also seeing action on special teams.
Three-year starter at Traverse City West (Mich.) High School where he was ranked as the No. 43 prospect on the Detroit Free Press Fab 50. Helped lead his team to a Big North Conference title and state playoff berth as a junior.
There is no such thing as an impossible task in pro football. Difficult, yes. Impossible, no. This game falls into the category of extremely difficult.
The Buffalo Bills will host the New York Jets Monday night at Ford Field in a game moved to Detroit due to the amount of snow in Buffalo.
Tim Twentyman covers all the news from Thursday's practice including preparing for Tom Brady, TJ Jones' return to practice and more.
Tori Petry reports on the challenges the Patriots' surging offensive line will bring to the Lions dominant defensive front and what the Lions defense says they have to do to overcome it.