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DETROIT LIONS DAILY UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017


TODAY'S NEWS

  • The Lions began their preparation for the Chicago Bears today with a practice in shorts at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Allen Park.

  • Detroit (7-6) returns home following two consecutive road games to face Chicago (4-9) for the second time this season in the home-away divisional series. The Lions enter Week 15 after defeating the Buccaneers 24-21 in Tampa, while the Bears come to Ford Field following a 33-7 victory at Cincinnati.

  • Saturday’s contest will mark the 176th meeting between the two historic franchises, with the Lions defeating the Bears 27-24 in Week 11 at Soldier Field.

DETROIT LIONS TO OPEN GATES EARLY FOR SATURDAY’S COLOR RUSH GAME AT FORD FIELD DETROIT - The Detroit Lions are opening Ford Field gates 30 minutes early (2 PM) for their Color Rush game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday, December 16 to help accommodate one of the largest expected crowds this season. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 PM ET. Full Release: http://media.detroitlions.com/detroit-lions-to-open-gates-early-for-saturdays-color-rush-game-at-ford-field.htm?view_id=2877

LIONS UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE (subject to change) Practice schedule is intended for media planning purposes only, Please DO NOT PRINT, RE-BROADCAST OR POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. Information on schedule, such as practice times and players’ day off, should not be made public unless released by team officials. All times are eastern.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13 Approx. 10:35 AM: Head Coach Jim Caldwell available in Tom Kowalski Press Room Approx. 11:45 AM: Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin and Offensive Coordinator Jim Bob Cooter available in Tom Kowalski Press Room 12:30 PM: PRACTICE (Open to media during individual drills only) *Gates open to media around 12:50 p.m. POST-PRACTICE: Locker room open to media for 45 minutes THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 Approx. 10:35 AM: Head Coach Jim Caldwell available in Tom Kowalski Press Room 11:00 AM: PRACTICE (Open to media during individual drills only) *Gates open to media around 11:20 a.m. POST-PRACTICE: Locker room open to media for 45 minutes FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 No Media Access – Tom Kowalski Press Room Closed SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16 Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears; 4:30 p.m. Ford Field; NFL Network GAME BROADCAST INFORMATION DETROIT LIONS VS. CHICAGO BEARS – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017 – 4:30 p.m. ET TV: NFL Network Talent: Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Kurt Warner (analyst), Heather Cox (sideline) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One Talent: Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play), Mike Mayock (color commentary), Ed Werder (sideline) LOCAL RADIO: WJR-AM NEWS TALK 760 Talent: Dan Miller (play-by-play), Jim Brandstatter (color commentary)

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