Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure (25) stiff arms Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman (33) during 1st quarter of a game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell will still play big roles in 2013
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

The Detroit Lions added a dynamic playmaker to their backfield this offseason in Reggie Bush.

He is the speed element and big-play threat the team lacked a season ago when they finished tied for last in the NFL with only four explosive runs of 20-plus yards.

The signing of Bush instantly makes the offense more explosive, but it doesn’t mean Mikel Leshoure and Joique Bell have lost their roles within the offense.

Detroit Lions look at youngsters to replace Justin Durant
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

Outside linebacker Justin Durant has agreed to a two-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys which will be finalized when they clear enough cap space.

So what now for the Detroit Lions?

Teams one strong draft away
Matt Williamson – ESPN.com

One year ago, no one thought that the Minnesota Vikings could reach the playoffs. But with a fantastic draft class — among other things — they surprised and did just that. As it stands today, I see the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks as the top teams in the league and the NFC being much stronger than the AFC overall. In the AFC, the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots appear to be the class of the conference.

So who else could be eligible for this exercise?

Detroit Lions fans can now view replays from the comfort of their own seats
WXYZ-TV

The Lions organization announced a new, free app that utilizes the WiFi system and allows fans at the stadium to view replays from different camera angles in the comfort of their own stadium seat.

Lions’ Ndamukong Suh eliminated from ‘Splash’ TV competition
Steve Schrader – Detroit Free Press

Ndamukong Suh’s long-awaited celebrity diving debut finally happened … and it’s already over.

His inward pike off one of the lower boards had the lowest score of the night on ABC’s “Splash,” tonight and then he was eliminated in a dive-off with injury replacement Brandi Chastain.

“It’s time to go to real work,” Suh said.

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