Scanning the Savanna

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Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew might prefer to be the shadowy figure of the franchise’s management team, but he won’t be able to be the man behind the curtain anymore.

With Matthew Stafford thoroughly entrenched as the Lions’ quarterback for the next dozen or so years, Mayhew and Co. can now settle into putting the finishing touches on a Lions team that appears ready to leap into the upper echelon of the NFL.

A look at Drew Brees’ passing accuracy during the New Orleans Saints’ 45-28 playoff win over the Detroit Lions last Saturday.

The question now, though, is will that unearthly season come as a member of the Detroit Lions?

Next season is Johnson’s final year under contract and he’s due about $22 million.

Grigson, 39, a former Detroit Lions offensive lineman, spent the last nine years with the Eagles, where he was named the director of player personnel in 2010 after four years as the college scouting director.

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