The NFL previously announced that the Lions would forfeit their seventh round draft pick and swap fifth round draft picks with the Kansas City Chiefs as a result of the Chiefs’ allegations that the Lions tampered with some of their players.
It was not previously known if the Lions had filed an appeal by the deadline, neither the coaching staff or front office would give a straight answer either way. Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that the Lions did indeed file an appeal and that he would be reviewing it upon his return from the owners meetings in New Orleans.
The Lions may win or lose the appeal but it is nice to see them at least fight back after bearing the brunt of a lot of bad calls throughout the season. It is hard to tell what kind of chances the Lions have in the appeal process but it would be nice to see them at least get their seventh round pick back.