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Detroit Lions running backs Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure both are on track to being ready to participate in the team's offseason program after seeing their seasons cut short due to injury.

Lions working on extension for Calvin Johnson

According to John Kreger of, Detroit Lions team president Tom Lewand has indicated that they’ve had some positive negotiations with wide receiver Calvin Johnson’s representatives in order to get a contract extension completed. “(Johnson’s) got a good relationship with Matthew (Stafford),” Lewand told WBBL radio via CBSSports. “There’s a desire to keep...

Calvin Johnson’s $21 million cap number ties Lions’ hands

Yes, the Lions have receiver Calvin Johnson under contract for one more year.  Yes, they’d like to extend his contract. But the reality is that they need to. Johnson’s cap number for 2012, according to a source with knowledge of the contract, exceeds $21 million.  That figure comes from a $14 million base salary, a…

State of Michigan could save millions of dollars by cutting office space for 40,000 employees, report says

The State of Michigan can save millions of dollars by reducing the size of employee work areas and consolidating space, according to an internal state study.

Marquand Manuel among Hawks' four new assistants

Marquand Manuel, a former safety for the Seahawks, has been hired to serve as Seattle's assistant special teams coach, one of four additions the team announced Tuesday.

Marquand Manuel among four coaching additions

Marquand Manuel -- a former Seahawks safety -- is among the four additions to the coaching staff announced by the team Tuesday.He becomes the assistant special teams coach, taking the spot that was filled by Jeff Ulbrich the past two years. Ulbrich went to UCLA, joining Jim Mora's coaching staff.Manuel played two seasons for the Seahawks, starting most of the 2005 season as he...

PFT Live 2/14: Dave Birkett, Joel Segal

Mike Florio talks to Dave  Birkett of the Detroit Free Press about the Lions cap space, their key free agents, and Calvin Johnson’s contract. Mike talks to sports agent Joel Segal about Rany Moss’ return to the NFL, Marques Colston’s future with the Saints, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis‘ impressive no-fumble stats.  

Finnegan could join other ex-Titans in Detroit

Defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch and linebacker Stephen Tulloch both followed Jim Schwartz from Tennessee to Detroit. Perhaps Cortland Finnegan will be the next player to make the journey. Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press has a league source not affiliated with the Lions that says the Lions “could” be one of the key…

NFL Offseason Needs: Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions

Their defensive line doesn't necessarily need to generate a pass rush, but sack totals for the Packers d-line last season were anemic. Beyond only producing 6 sacks as a unit, the defense as a whole earned only 29 sacks as a team (27th in the league), meaning the d-line didn't absorb enough attention from opposing offensive lines to free up their talented linebackers. The...
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