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Pro Sports Daily:
The Detroit Lions filled their last remaining coaching vacancy, hiring John Bonamego as special teams coach, the Detroit Free Press reported Saturday. Bonamego interviewed with Lions coach Jim Schwartz on Thursday. He replaces Danny Crossman, who left the team earlier in the week to take the same job with the Buffalo Bills. The Lions struggled on special teams in 2012. They were the first team in NFL history to allow kick- and punt-return touchdowns in consecutive games. Bonamego was with the Jacksonville Jaguars this season. He also had stints with the New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins and Green Bay Packers. The Jaguars were sixth in the league in net punt average (40.8) but gave up two punt-return touchdowns in the final week against the Tennessee Titans. They also ranked in the bottom tier of the league in kick- and punt-return average.
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Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press mentioned that impending free agent RT Gosder Cherilus may not be in the Lions’ offseason plans.
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Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com believes that the Lions will make drastic changes to their starting offensive line, which could end up with four different starters.
For the last three seasons the Lions have maintained the continuity of starters: LT Jeff Backus, LG Rob Sims, C Dominic Raiola, RG Stephen Peterman and RT Gosder Cherilus. The team is expected to retain only Sims out...
Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was added to the NFC Pro Bowl team Sunday, replacing Justin Smith, whose San Francisco 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl.
Suh is the third Lions player named to the Pro Bowl this season, the most for the Lions since they had three players selected in 2005. He joins wide receiver Calvin Johnson and long snapper Don Muhlbachd. Johnson won't...
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has been added to the NFC Pro Bowl team, replacing San Francisco's Justin Smith.
The 49ers advanced to the Super Bowl on Sunday with a win over Atlanta.
Suh was initially selected as an alternate. He becomes the third Detroit player picked for the Pro Bowl, the team's most since also having three selected to the 2005 game. Suh...