Aug 25, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey (85) makes a catch while defended by Detroit Lions cornerback Justin Miller (43) at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

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Darrius Heyward-Bey: Detroit Lions ‘very appealing’
Dan Hanzus – NFL.com

Who wouldn’t want to be a wide receiver on the Detroit Lions?

You get to play with a quarterback in Matthew Stafford who has thrown for more than 10,000 yards in his past two seasons. Then there’s Calvin Johnson, a human dynamo who commands double- and triple-teams.

If you have ability — and you’re not equipped with an invisible self-destruct button — you’re set up for good things.

Darrius Heyward-Bey is smart enough to see this. The free-agent wide receiver left a visit to Lions headquarters without a contract, but plenty of positive thoughts.

Detroit Lions Mock Draft: Building the Perfect 7-Round Draft
Dean Holden – Bleacher Report

We’ve come to the end of March, which means the draft is less than a month away, and the Lions have improved their situation considerably in the last few weeks.

Not only did the Lions come away with a very successful free-agent haul, but they picked up an extra fourth- and seventh-round pick in April’s draft.

Now that we know the exact draft picks (and order) the Lions will have in April, the only thing left is figuring out what to do with them.

Reality Television Takes a Dive
Jason Gay – The Wall Street Journal

“Splash” is not the most ridiculous sports show on television. Not when the New York Jets exist. But this reality series about celebrity diving, which recently debuted on ABC, is about as silly as…well, as silly as you’d expect a reality series about celebrity diving to be.

2013 offseason schedule
Mike Florio – Pro Football Talk

Lions: Opens April 15; closes June 13;June 11-13 mandatory minicamp.

Detroit Lions make splash so far during offseason
Nady Bilani – The South End

2012 was a year of despair for the Detroit Lions, who finished the season with a 4-12 record and obvious concerns with the team’s secondary and special teams. This year, the Lions set off to make moves in the 2013 offseason.

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