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It’s hard to believe it was just four years ago that Detroit Lions running back Ian Johnson became an overnight celebrity.

Is it true, are fans, players and others across the league and country with their 2011 NFL football predictions actually being optimistic about the Detroit Lions? Yes, the Lions are a team on the rise, and after a long, dismal run, they may be in playoff contention for the upcoming season.

The Detroit Lions reportedly brought in veteran offensive lineman Leonard Davis for a visit Wednesday and while it could just be gathering information for their short list, the Lions weren’t happy with their guard play from the first preseason game.

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