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U-M's Will Campbell, Kenny Demens among local prospects at Lions-hosted workout
detnews.com Updated Apr 17, 2013
The Lions hosted a pre-draft workout for 14 area prospects at its facility in Allen Park in what will likely be their last chance to improve their stock before next week's NFL draft.Upvote Share Tweet
Former Lions kicker Errol Mann dies at 71detnews.com Apr 17, 2013Mann, who came to the Lions in'69 after stints with the Broncos, Browns and Packers, was the team's career scoring leader by the time he left the Lions, in'76.Upvote Share TweetThe Detroit Lions hosted the top receiver prospect in the 2013 draft, West Virginia's receiver Tavon Austin, on a visit Wednesday. But barring some draft-day maneuvering -- a trade down by the Lions or a move up from another NFC North team -- it seems u…Upvote Share Tweetdetnews.com Apr 17, 2013Stafford understands he's one of those "developing" players, and he's already demonstrated he's ready to take on more responsibility inside the locker room. He stayed in Detroit the entire offseason.Upvote Share Tweet
Brian Billick on NFC North team draft needsApr 17Brian Billick breaks down the teams from the NFC North and predicts which prospects could wind up in the old Black & Blue division.
Is Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford elite?Apr 17Does 10,000 passing yards in the last two seasons with the Detroit Lions make Matthew Stafford an elite quarterback? The "NFL AM" crew begs to differ.
Don Banks: 2013 NFL Mock Draft 6.0Apr 17Have to admit, I always kind of dread when the second-to-last mock of NFL draft season rolls around. Because the only mock that truly matters is the last one you do, and for me that's not forthcoming until next Thursday morning, the day of the draft. Bu…