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Barry Sanders: Lions are No. 2 in NFC North

Barry Sanders: Lions are No. 2 in NFC North

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 10, 2013
Has the Chicago Bears' coaching transition paved the way for a Detroit Lions resurgence? Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders advanced that theory in this "First Take" video. "I certainly have a lot of hope for this year," Sanders…
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  • NFC North scenarios with Steve Muench

    NFC North scenarios with Steve Muench

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    Tuesday's SportsNation chat brought a question that I ultimately posed to Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench in the video accompanying this post. What should the Detroit Lions do, asked Jay of Chicago, if all four of the most publicly-discussed possibilities fo…
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  • Lions: Minimal commitment to David Akers

    Lions: Minimal commitment to David Akers

    ESPN.com Apr 10, 2013
    When the Detroit Lions signed place-kicker David Akers last week, it was worth asking whether he would be given the 2013 job outright or if he was acquired to participate in a competition for Jason Hanson's old job. Details of his one-year contract sugg…
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  • Jim Schwartz: Reggie Bush could catch 60-80 passes next season

    Jim Schwartz: Reggie Bush could catch 60-80 passes next season

    profootballtalk.com Apr 10, 2013
    Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said after the team signed running back Reggie Bush in free agency that they wanted to use Bush in a similar fashion to the way he was used during his time with the New Orleans Saints. That role included lining up i…
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  • Retired Lion Jason Hanson's upcoming honor has nice ring to it

    Retired Lion Jason Hanson's upcoming honor has nice ring to it

    detnews.com Apr 10, 2013
    Before Hanson stepped to the podium Tuesday to deliver his farewell speech, president Tom Lewand announced the retiring kicker would become the 14th member of the Lions ring of fame - Pride of the Lions - and be honored during a home game this season.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Barry Sanders Weighs In On Lions 03:30

    NFL32OT: Barry Sanders Weighs In On Lions

    Apr 10
    Episode 303: Former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders discusses how Reggie Bush will fit with the Lions offense. The NFL32 crew break down Ryan Nassib and where he could end up in the Draft.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Drafting In The NFC North 04:46

    Blogger Blitz: Drafting In The NFC North

    Apr 10
    NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert and Scouts Inc.'s Steve Muench talk about some various draft possibilities for the division
  • Video - Barry Sanders Talks Lions 05:56

    Barry Sanders Talks Lions

    Apr 10
    Barry Sanders discusses Detroit's disappointing season, Reggie Bush's impact on the Lions, best running back in NFL history and today, and shares his thoughts on the new "crown rule."
  • Video - Jason Hanson talks retirement, respect for kickers 08:49

    Jason Hanson talks retirement, respect for kickers

    Apr 10
    Former Lions kicker Jason Hanson joins "NFL AM" to discuss his reasons for retirement, why kickers deserve more respect in the NFL and whether kickers belong in the Hall of Fame.

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  • Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 5.0

    Apr 10
    With only 15 days remaining until the pick-fest starts, change is in the air for the 2013 NFL Draft. Or at least my 5.0 mock draft. For starters, we're flopping the draft's two elite offensive tackles this time around, going with the rising Eric Fisher …