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U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson said Monday that she will hear arguments from attorneys for Tom Brady, Drew Brees and other current players, as well as attorneys for retired players. The current players and retirees have filed similar antitrust lawsuits against the league in addition to their requests for an injunction to stop the lockout.

We’ve been keeping track of the list of players invited to the 2011 NFL draft. The league reportedly invited 20. At last count, 18 names had surfaced.

And now we know number 19.

One more draft analyst thinks the Lions will select Southern Cal offensive tackle Tyron Smith with the 13th pick in this month’s NFL draft.

Last year the Detroit Lions, who had the 34th overall pick, moved up to 30th in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings. The Lions got the Vikings’ first- and fourth-round picks, while Minnesota got Detroit’s second-, fourth- and seventh-round picks.

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