Found May 15, 2012 on Fox Sports Detroit:
ALLEN PARK, Mich. - To some, the Detroit Lions' 2012 draft might have been a little disappointing. After all, here's a team that seems to be on the verge of contending for its first-ever Super Bowl, but how much did they really do to improve themselves for this season? Part of that is because they return 21 of their 22 starters from a 10-win playoff team, losing only cornerback Eric Wright in free agency. Part of it is because the Lions were picking low, No. 23 overall in the first round, No. 54 in the second round. And part of it is because general manager Martin Mayhew strongly believes in taking the best player available while resisting, for the most part, the urge to draft a lesser talented player simply to try to fill a position of need quickly. The Lions ended up with eight picks during the seven-round draft, all of whom were around last weekend for the team's three-day, rookie mini-camp, which brings us to the question: Which of these Lions' draftees will...

Lions rookies laugh about concussions

When a defensive player is asked about knocking out a quarterback or hitting a wide receiver so hard he doesn’t move, the proper response is to pull the politically correct card and say “My intent was not to hurt him.” Sounds good. It’s what Roger Goodell wants to hear. He’d freak out if a player [...]

Detroit Lions Minicamp Corners: Late Picks Make An Early Splash

It was considered the highest priority for the Lions coming into this years draft. They had to get a cornerback. When round one came and went without a cornerback being drafted, the fans were a little disgruntled. They would have preferred to see one of the premium names they had coveted for the last few months fall to the Lions, but most fans satisfied themselves with the notion...

Lions' Fairley arraigned on pot charge

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was arraigned Monday on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession, contrary to an earlier report that Fairley's arraignment had been delayed. Fairley, 24, was arrested on April 3 in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, after police found a small amount of the drug in his car during a traffic stop. The Lions' first-round pick (13th...

Lions' Fairley has arraignment postponed

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley was due to be arraigned on Monday on a misdemeanor charge of marijuana, but the arraignment was adjourned to July 31 to give his attorney, Sidney Harrell Jr., time to review thee case Fairley, 24, was arrested on April 3 in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama, after police found a small amount of the drug in his car during a traffic stop...

Calvin Johnson giving out scholarships

Detroit Lions superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been a big influence on the field but many don’t realize he’s also been a huge one off the field. Johnson has his Calvin Johnson Jr Foundation that helps at-risk youth in the Detroit area. Well now he’s taken his foundation up a notch and is offering six scholarships to student-athletes who may not get a chance to...

Lions’ Ryan Broyles is making good progress with his rehab

AP Photo According to, Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Ryan Broyles who suffered a torn ACL last season at Oklahoma, isn’t participating in the Lions’ rookie orientation this weekend. Jim Schwartz did that say that Broyles is “working very well and he’s better than when we saw him at his pro day; he’ll be better tomorrow than he is today.” He...

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