- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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Good morning and RROOAAARRRR!!!!
Three former Lions, though, will be participating in Sunday's Super Bowl.
Center Manny Ramirez: Drafted in the fourth round by Detroit in 2007. Played in 18 games for the Lions and was with the club from 2007 to 2010. Has been the Broncos’ starting center the past two seasons.
Linebacker Paris Lenon: Played in every game for the Lions from 2006 to 2008. Made 309 tackles in his three seasons in Detroit along with 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, four forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
Defensive end Cliff Avril: Played his first five seasons in Detroit after being drafted in the third round by the Lions in 2008. Left in free agency after the 2012 season. He had 165 tackles in his five seasons with the Lions along with 39.5 sacks, an interception and 16 forced fumbles. Had 20 tackles and eight sacks for Seattle this season.
And now a trip around the Interwebs in search of Lions news:
Dave Birkett from the Detroit Free Press has a good story -- not necessarily Lions related -- on Robert Saleh, who went into coaching after 9/11.
Josh Katzenstein from the Detroit News writes that Isaiah Lewis says they were coached tough at Michigan State.
The Lions think there can be work done to Matthew Stafford's game, writes Kyle Meinke in MLive.