Dec 18, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young (16) warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Detroit defeated Oakland 28-27. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

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Lions’ GM Mayhew to decide Titus Young’s fate before draft
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said no decision has been made on whether troubled but talented receiver Titus Young will return for a third season with the team.

Young stopped in the Lions’ practice facility today with his parents, met briefly with Mayhew and Lions coach Jim Schwartz and had his exit physical two days after the rest of the team cleaned out their lockers.

Jason Fox ready to take the next step in development with injury woes behind him
Tim Twentyman –

Whether it was a lingering knee issue as a rookie left over from Jason Fox’s college days at Miami, or a broken foot that ended last season, he had to prove to both Detroit Lions’ coaches and management that he could stay healthy.

Detroit Lions GM Martin Mayhew will be back for 2013 NFL season
Anwar S. Richardson –

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew will return for a fifth season and retain his current position.
Mayhew said he spoke with the Ford family this past Monday to discuss went wrong during Detroit’s recent 4-12 season. The team’s owners expressed their disappointment about the results, but informed Mayhew they had no intention to remove him as their general manager.

Lions brass needs to fix what’s ailing team — and do it quickly
John Niyo – The Detroit News

In a brief moment of levity Wednesday, Martin Mayhew began his postmortem of the Lions’ season by comparing it to a reality TV show.

And to some, that’ll no doubt reinforce the notion this team’s ownership is living in fantasy land, retaining the services of the bulk of its coaching staff, including Jim Schwartz and all three of his coordinators, as well as Mayhew, the team’s general manager, after a 4-12 season that showed, above all else, the Lions weren’t ready for prime time. Not even close, actually.

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