Good morning and ROOOOAAARRRR!!!!
ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Matt Veldman was back in his college town of Fargo, N.D., adjusting to life after being cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and starting to plan for where he might spend the rest of the season. He had learned in his two years as a professional football player not to anticipate anything, but that he might be asked to sign a futures contract near the end of the season.
Then Brandon Pettigrew got hurt, Detroit needed a tight end and the Lions signed Veldman to their practice squad after moving Patrick Edwards to the practice squad/injured reserve. Veldman had previously been with Detroit in training camp.
"I got the call [Wednesday] and I was in Fargo and I flew out here [Wednesday] night," Veldman said. "Fargo has a lot of flights to Chicago, then Chicago to Detroit and back."
After he was released by the Buccaneers, Veldman shipped his car back to his home and Minnesota and went to North Dakota. His time away from the game lasted a week before he found a new home, potentially for the rest of the season.
And now, a look around the Interwebs in search of Lions news:
Pettigrew didn't practice again, and the Lions have plans if he doesn't play. Reggie Bush is closing in on 1,000 yards, Las Vegas has a line on whether or not Jim Schwartz keeps his job, and ten(ish) Questions with returner Jeremy Ross.
Titus Young might be close to reaching a settlement, says a story from USA Today in the Detroit News.
Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press debate whether or not Matthew Stafford should be contrite about his performance.
Calvin Johnson is focused on fixing physical errors, writes Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News.
Scott Linehan thinks Stafford hasn't peaked as a quarterback, writes Kyle Meinke of MLive.