Found February 17, 2012 on Lions Blog:
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The GOP-controlled House has passed a bill renewing a payroll tax cut for 160 million workers and jobless benefits for millions more, backing the main items on President Obama's jobs agenda in a rare burst of bipartisanship.

Warren Sapp selects Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh for his Mount Rushmore of defensive linemen

After making some critical comments about Suh the week before the Super Bowl, it's clear Sapp still thinks very highly of the Lions' defensive tackle.

Report: Lions will use franchise tag on Cliff Avril if they have to

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free-Press, the Lions will do whatever it takes to not lose defensive end Cliff Avril in free agency and that means they’ll place the franchise tag on him if they have to. Avril has already come and said he’s looking to get paid and doesn’t believe in giving the Lions a hometown discount, which might force them to tag him. I think the...

Faulk downplays Stafford's stats

Sniping season continues for retired NFL stars who are taking potshots at the Lions star quarterback-receiver duo of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson. Johnson was in the cross hairs early in the season when Cris Carter did not rank him among the NFLs top five receivers in an interview on ESPN. Carter later changed his mind about Johnson -- in a presidential election year, well...

Looking Ahead: Pettigrew anchors TE position

Brandon Pettigrew was off the charts in 2011, and the Detroit Lions tight end position -- one of the offense's vital outlets -- is in good hands going forward.

Avril hopes Lions don't use franchise tag on him

Defensive end Cliff Avril isn't sure what the Detroit Lions plan to do with him.

Detroit Lions could draft Ohio State left tackle Mike Adams, according to NFL Network's Mike Mayock

Former Ohio State left tackle Mike Adams could replace Detroit Lions' Jeff Backus if the team drafts him in April, according to NFL Network's Mike Mayock.

Faulk: 'Throwing for 5,000 yards in the NFL right now is nothing'

By all accounts, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was impressive by throwing for over 5,000 yards last season. Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, however, wasn't exactly blown away by the accomplishment. "Throwing for 5,000 yards in the NFL right now is nothing," Faulk said, per "I don't want to take anything away from it. As much as people...

South Lyon 60, Canton 55 (OT): Lions prevail in KLAA clash

It's not March, but the madness that is the Kensington Lakes Activities Association basketball tournament began in full earnest Friday night as the four-division league seeks to crown a conference champion.

Former Google CEO to sell shares

TECHNOLOGY Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt plans to sell up to 2.4 million shares of stock currently worth nearly $1.5 billion.

Payroll tax cut deal reached, senator says

Congress Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said the House and Senate have sealed a final agreement on legislation to renew a 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax and jobless benefits for millions of unemployed workers. Baucus announced the agreement late Wednesday, capping a long day of wrangling over final details of the measure.
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