Found February 16, 2012 on Lions Blog:
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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.

Detroit Lions backfield expected to be healthy for offseason camps

The Detroit Lions scrambled to find healthy running backs to fill their backfield with by the time the regular season ended, but they are expected to have a healthy backfield when the club’s offseason drills start this year. On Tuesday, while speaking to a group of season ticket holders via telephone conference call, Detroit Lions President Tom Lewand that the team’s...

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.

Tom Lewand: Lions won't be shy about adding to RB depth

"We can't necessarily put all our eggs in the basket of the guys that are coming off injuries. We have to make sure that we've got some depth there, and we'll look at free agency and the draft as well as trades, as well as waiver claims, as well as street guys to look at."

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...

Lions plan to be patient in free agency

The first fan question Lions president Tom Lewand fielded in his hourlong conference call with season-ticket holders today was about the team's interest in free-agent cornerback Cortland Finnegan.

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...

Lions team president says Best, Leshoure 'are healing well'

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.

House passes payroll tax cut extension

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.
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