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One of the areas on the Detroit Lions' 53-man roster where they could use an improvement is numbers is at linebacker. Last week, they officially re-signed Rocky McIntosh, who was brought back when running back Montell Owens went on short-term injured reserve.
On Monday, a report from the National Football Post said the Lions brought in three free-agent linebackers for a workout: Stevenson Sylvester, Jason Williams and Doug Hogue.
The last name should be familiar to Lions fans. Hogue was taken by Detroit in the fifth round of the 2011 draft and played parts of two seasons for the Lions before ending up in Carolina the second half of last season.
Carolina waived him Aug. 31.
On Sunday, two of Detroit's three starting linebackers -- Stephen Tulloch and DeAndre Levy -- played all 55 snaps. The third, Ashlee Palmer, played 33 of 55. The only other linebacker to see any time on defense was McIntosh, who played four defensive snaps, according to game logs.
So it could make sense to take a look at some guys if they can.
For a peek at what else is going on with the Lions from around the Interwebs, check these links out:
As always, we'll start by recapping our coverage from yesterday. A look back at Sunday's win over Minnesota and viewing it through numbers. Ndamukong Suh is under scrutiny again because the NFL is looking into his low block of John Sullivan on Sunday. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz also had an opinion about it. And in non-Suh news, Darius Slay is still Detroit's starting corner opposite Chris Houston.
A bunch of updates on multiple issues from Schwartz's Monday presser, via Justin Rogers of MLive.
Three things MLive's Kyle Meinke learned from Detroit's victory over Minnesota.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press breaks down the snap count for various Lions, including at Slay and Rashean Mathis.
Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News looks at the various Lions touchdown celebrations Sunday, from Joique Bell's "Hip Hop Hooray" to whatever it was Joseph Fauria did.
Meanwhile, the News' John Niyo was impressed by the Lions' defense.