The Lions, lying in wait for a new year...
Vacation, for any Detroit Lions player, is over.
The Lions report back to Allen Park, Mich., on Monday to begin their offseason workout program and to meet with their new head coach, Jim Caldwell, for the first time. Remember, many players have not met with Caldwell or his staff yet since he was hired after most players took off for their offseason.
So what can the Lions exactly do?
The first two weeks -- not much. The first two weeks Detroit can only work on strength and conditioning and injury rehab. The three weeks after that, the team can do some individual on-field work and drills, but can't do anything with live contact or full team drills.
The last four weeks, when the team can have their offseason training activities (OTAs), the Lions can have full team drills, but no live contact.
With the team having a new coaching staff, they also get the extra voluntary minicamp, which will take place from April 22 to April 24.
Now, a look at Lions news from around the Interwebs.
Former Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is signing with Cleveland.
Glover Quin is the Lions' free safety, writes Carlos Monarrez in the Detroit Free Press.
The Lions are taking a helpful risk with Nick Fairley, writes Chris McCosky of the Detroit News.
Darius Slay has a bunch riding on the offseason workouts, writes Kyle Meinke of MLive.