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Soon after Ndamukong Suh became a Detroit Lion, there arrived a giant scarlet (University of Nebraska) red recliner in the defensive meeting room. That was three years ago. Before last week, Suh was still the only defensive lineman in the Lions locker room that could sit back and relax in a big comfy chair.
The Lions other D-linemen were stuck with “stiff office chairs” in front of their lockers – until last Wednesday. ”We just walked in on a Wednesday and they were all there,” defensive end Cliff Avril said. “Somebody in the room got it for us. I’m not sure who.”
Was Suh finally guilted into purchasing chairs his linemates? Avril wasn’t sure. ”Might have been,” Avril said with a smile and a look in Suh’s direction. “You might have to ask that person. I know, me, I didn’t buy them. I’m glad we got them, though.”
It’ll be on the players and coaches to ensure that there is no recliner abuse this season. The defensive line was supposed to be one of the Lions defined
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Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure is set to make his NFL regular-season debut this Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
Finally healthy and unsuspended, Leshoure “will be heavily involved” in the game according to offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Leshoure’s exact impact is still unknown, but Lions fans have been awaiting this moment ever since Detroit drafted...
With 30 sacks in his first four seasons, Cliff Avril has become one of the league’s rising defensive stars, and will undoubtedly end up with a major contract at some point in the near future. For the time being however, Avril will be playing without much in the way of financial security on his one year franchise tag tender, which only guarantees him $10.6 million.
Even though the Detroit Lions took a look at both Ryan Grant and Steve Slaton, but they won’t sign anyone right now, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Lions worked out several RBs, Ryan Grant and Steve Slaton among them, but are not signing any at this point
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 18, 2012
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