Scanning the Savanna

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Mayhew’s first four picks have become significant contributors and could be the keys to Detroit having a successful 2011.  Perhaps no one is more important to the Lions success than Stafford.  He has shown flashes of brilliance in his career that has been plagued by injuries thus far.

Let’s play the Keep Or Cut game. In this exercise, we look at a player who has compelling reasons to either keep on the roster, or to cut loose into the NFL netherworld. Technically, the Cowboys could trade the player, but we’ll just lump that in with the Cut option.

We start with controversial receiver Roy Williams.

Last year’s top pick, Sam Bradford, signed a six-year deal with the St. Louis Rams that guaranteed a record $50 million. In 2009, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford got $41 million guaranteed as the No. 1 pick.

Any chance that Newton sees those type of numbers?

Saturday at the Chugwater Chili Cook-off, former University of Wyoming safety and current Detroit Lions defensive back John Wendling spoke to Channel 5.

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