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Tate says Lions 'trying to become elite' in 2015

After a season in which the Lions returned to the playoffs, wide receiver Golden Tate says it's time for his team to become a consistent winner and begin to shake its "same old Lions" stigma.

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Future Power Rankings: Lions no. 12

Detroit made positive coaching changes with the hiring of Jim Caldwell, but our experts see the Lions having difficulty replicating last year's defensive success without DT Ndamukong Suh. Future Power Rankings (Insider)

Lions fan with laser pointer fined

An 18-year-old from West Bloomfield, Mich., has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service and a $235 fine for using a laser pointer during a Lions-Bills game to distract Bills players. Marko Beslach, who had boasted on Twitter about the pointer, has also been banned from Ford Field.

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Wouldn't want to crash into this guy

Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh is taking in the action at Sonoma Raceway. Suh has been at NASCAR events in the past, including at Michigan International Speedway during his time with the Lions.

Lions: Michael Rothstein assigns letter grade to team's offseason; identifies best move (Suh) and riskiest move (D-line)

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Young backs already rolling

Even with top prospect Todd Gurley still on the mend, the 2015 running back class looks promising. Melvin Gordon is off to a strong start with the Chargers, while second-rounders Ameer Abdullah and T.J. Yeldon are impressing coaches with the Lions and Jags, respectively. Clayton: 10 things we learned from OTAs

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