Found February 23, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
When you have so many holes to fill on a defense, the draft is a natural source to start plugging them up. Thats why, ideally, the Detroit Lions would take a playmaking defensive end, pass-rushing linebacker or a shutdown cornerback in the first round. But when youre selecting No. 5 overall, you really need to take advantage of such an early pick and target a future All-Pro performer more than anything. This is the dilemma that the Lions are going to face when theyre on the clock in a little over two months. Draft analysts are raving about the quality of the offensive-line prospects coming out this year from tackles Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M) and Eric Fisher (Central Michigan) to guards Chance Warmack (Alabama) and Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina). At the same time, questions are emerging about whether the top defensive ends could be overrated, about the long-term health status of Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones, who missed the 2010 season because of a neck injury and was di...

The Detroit Lions and the “list of nine”

Detroit Lions General Manger Martin Mayhew has gone public today saying that his team is interested in resigning nine of the team’s 23 free agents. Since he has previosly let slip that the team would like to bring back Kicker Jason Hanson. It has been said that the team would like to bring back OT [...]

Detroit Lions: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2013 Offseason

After finishing 2011 10-6 and reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1999, the Detroit Lions had high expectations heading into the 2012 season. A slew of off-field player conduct issues during the 2012 offseason later and the Lions found themselves right back at the bottom of the NFC North.In a season that was supposed to bring promise to the hungry Lions fans that have...

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Ndamukong Suh's name gets misspelled in promo for ABC's "Splash" (Photo)

For those of you who didn't know, Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is appearing on an ABC reality show called "Splash" where celebrity contestants learn to high-dive. It appears that the person spell-checking the promos didn't do a great job since they misspelled Suh's last name: If you're looking for the video proof, here it is:...

Lions Notes: Matthew Stafford, Cliff Avril

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Nate Burleson tweets picture of restructured contract to stay with Detroit Lions

When I said I was gonna “Retire a Lion”, I meant it! Restructre = Stronger Lions = A Better Team = #LIONDBLOOD 20’13′… — Nathaniel E Burleson (@Nate13Burleson) February 22, 2013 Nate Burleson has emerged as a leader on the Detroit Lions over the past few seasons, and with Titus Young getting cut, he is going to have to play well next season...

Lions notes: Flipping draft picks and Combine

Between this weekend's Scouting Combine and the NFL Draft in late April, there is inevitably going to be suggestions that the Detroit Lions should trade down with their fifth pick overall. The theory is that the Lions, who have so many holes to fill on defense, could sorely use that extra draft pick perhaps a second-, third- or fourth-rounder that they would likely receive...

Five Detroit Lions’ Themed Positions and Players to Monitor During the NFL Combine

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TNA House Show Results 2/22: Detroit, Michigan

Report by Morris Pontis and PWInsider Attendance approx: 1,000? Refs were the Hebners. So Cal Val hosted *Joseph Park beat Robbie E. *Devon beat Magnus with the help of a masked Aces and Eights member (D-Lo). *Velvet Sky & ODB beat Gail Kim & Tara. *James Storm beat Austin Aries. There was an Aries promo before the match, which was great playing off Detroit Lions player Kyle...
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