The Detroit Lions’ Year in Review: July 2011

Everyone was pretty well sick of the lockout by the time July rolled around, especially following the July 4th holiday. The first signs that a deal was potentially imminent came in the second week of July.

It took a little longer than John Clayton’s sources indicated but the lockout wall was beginning to crumble by the time the fourth week of July began. By the 25th, it was all over. Images of Detroit Lions players returned to the team website and team facilities reopened.

Wide Receiver Bryant Johnson was on his way out, Justin Durant was on his way in and Stephen Tulloch was getting recruited by current Lions and finally agreed to a deal just before July ended.

It was an exciting enough of a month for Peter King to name the Lions as his sleeper for the Super Bowl.

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Topics: Bryant Johnson, Detroit Lions, Justin Durant, Lockout, NFLPA, Stephen Tulloch

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