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2016 Schedule
7-9, 3rd in NFC North
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Marvin Jones + Anquan Boldin = Megatron?

The math is never that simple, especially when you're trying to replace a six-time Pro Bowler. But the additions of Jones and Boldin should lessen the departure of Calvin Johnson.

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Lions need Ameer Abdullah healthy

Detroit has several running backs coming off injury. That includes Abdullah, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. Worries will mount if he isn't ready for the start of camp. Injury questions

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Phil Loadholt part of growing NFL trend

The Vikings lineman has called it quits after seven years, making him the 13th player age 30 or younger to hang up his cleats this offseason.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Dolphins WR Tyler Davis and former Packers WR Larry Pinkard are both trying out for the Lions tomorrow along with QB Jimmy Clausen.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions place three players on PUP before the start of camp: TE Brandon Pettigrew, WR Corey Fuller and OT Corey Robinson. All have been coming off injury.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Lions HC Jim Caldwell coached under the late Dennis Green at Northwestern and was a player for Iowa when Green was an assistant. Green also gave Caldwell one of his early breaks in coaching. Caldwell released this statement late Friday: "Dennis was one of the men that had a tremendous influence on many of us. He created a great legacy of winning and without question was one of the very best motivators of our time. He was brilliant, tough minded and an outstanding leader. "The lessons I learned from him are ones that I have utilized throughout my career and still use today. His impact on me, both as a coach and a person, is something I will forever cherish. My deepest sympathies to his wife Marie and to his children."

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Can the Lions afford to keep Darius Slay?

At just 25 years old, Slay is developing into one of the NFL's better cover corners. The Lions might have to franchise him, notes John Clayton, if they can't get a long-term deal done. Clayton: Best 2017 free agents (Insider)

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Lions interim GM Sheldon White has a new job and he's staying in the state of Michigan. White was hired Friday as a "program consultant" for Michigan State. It is not entirely clear what White's job will entail, but he will be working with the Spartans. White was last in colleges in 1996, when he coached receivers at Miami (Ohio). Interestingly, White's son, Cody, is a WR commit to the Spartans for 2017.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions signed OT Luke Marquardt on Thursday, the second player Detroit has signed in as many days. Marquardt was briefly with the Jets earlier this offseason. He was initially with San Francisco after going undrafted in 2013 out of Azuza Pacific.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

The Lions have signed DE Quanterus Smith, a 6-foot-5 defensive end who was drafted by Denver in the fifth round in 2013. He spent two seasons with the Broncos out of Western Kentucky and spent last season on the practice squad of the Jets and Jaguars. He joins a Lions DE group that has starters established but is light on depth, so there could be a path to a roster spot if he plays well in camp.

Lions stop the run on three-receiver sets

Detroit allowed an NFL-best 3.5 yards per rush when opponents lined up with three or more receivers last season, according to Football Outsiders' advanced metrics. Sneaky strengths (Insider)

Team Stats

Passing Yards263.39th
Rushing Yards83.432nd
Points For22.119th
Points Against25.023rd

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