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Jay Z could have a role in Suh’s representation

Jay Z could have a role in Suh’s representation

As Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh looks for a new agent, initial signs are pointing to Jay Z and Roc Nation Sports. Per a league source, there’s a growing sense that Suh will select Jay Z, at a minimum for Suh’s off-field opportunities. It’s uncle…
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  • Saginaw Valley State receiver gets noticed at Senior Bowl

    Saginaw Valley State receiver gets noticed at Senior Bowl

    detnews.com Jan 23
    When the Senior Bowl kicks off Saturday, about 50 people from Tawas City, Mich., will be in the stands watching Jeff Janis. The Saginaw Valley State wide receiver is the only Division II player at the all-star game, and he's hoping his performance in pr…
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  • GM Mayhew speaks on Fairley’s inconsistency

    GM Mayhew speaks on Fairley’s inconsistency

    lionsgab.com Jan 23
    Over the course of his career, Fairley has been an effective player, but there are times when he just doesn’t stand out. “He could play more consistently,” Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said at the Senior Bowl. “I mean, he’s got to mature a little…
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  • In retrospect, Kiper loves the Lions draft

    In retrospect, Kiper loves the Lions draft

    ESPN.com Jan 23
    He was high on the Detroit Lions' 2013 NFL draft from the start, grading the team as a B in the days following the draft. Now, with a season of evidence, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. had an even higher opinion of how the Lions did. He gave them an A…
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  • Report: Lions' Brian Xanders out of running to be Dolphins GM

    Report: Lions' Brian Xanders out of running to be Dolphins GM

    Last week Xanders had an interview with the Dolphins that stretched over two days, but a Denver Post report said the Dolphins informed him he was no longer in the running for the job.
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  • Ziggy Ansah's success with Lions gives ex-BYU teammates hope

    Ziggy Ansah's success with Lions gives ex-BYU teammates hope

    detnews.com Jan 23
    BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman remembers when an unknown, non-recruited player joined the Cougars for summer workouts in 2010.
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  • The next big thing: Lions

    The next big thing: Lions

    ESPN.com Jan 23
    Now that the Detroit Lions have hired their coach and are in the latter stages of assembling a staff, both head coach Jim Caldwell and the front office can look toward free agency, which begins in March. The Lions likely won't be massive players here th…
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  • Report: Alan Williams joining Lions as defensive backs coach

    Report: Alan Williams joining Lions as defensive backs coach

    The Lions have hired Teryl Austin to be their defensive coordinator, the first time that Austin will be in that job at the NFL level. It looks like he’ll have two former NFL coordinators on his staff, however. Former Giants and Buccaneers defensive coor…
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  • Lions Jim Caldwell blends new with familiar faces in assembling…

    Lions Jim Caldwell blends new with familiar faces in assembling staff

    detnews.com Jan 23
    Whether Caldwell worked with them or crossed paths somewhere — like when he tried to recruit offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn to Wake Forest — Caldwell knows most of the eight coaches he retained from former Lions coach Jim Schwartz's staff and sa…
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  • Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi receives high praise f…

    Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi receives high praise from Saints peer Pete Carmichael Jr.

    detnews.com Jan 23
    New Lions coach Jim Caldwell said his goal was to find an innovative offensive coordinator, and according to Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., he found one.
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: NFL draft redux: Reprojecting the first round of the 2013 draft

    Jan 23
    The NFL's 2013 season is just one game shy of being complete, but Super Bowl Sunday is still more than a week away (and no, we're not counting the All-Star farce that is the Pro Bowl). That gives us the perfect vantage point to look back one last time a…
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    Jan 23
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