Oct 20, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) is chased by Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper (9) during a kick return at Neyland Stadium. Alabama won by a score of 44 to 13. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

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O’Hara’s Draft Preview: Rating wide receivers and tight ends
Mike O’Hara – DetroitLions.com

In the second installment of his draft preview series, Detroitlions.com columnist Mike O’Hara rates the top wide receivers and tight ends available

Reviewing The Lions Draft Needs
Bradley LaBrie – Detroit Jock City

While the Lions our short on experienced talent at tackle, they still have three young offensive tackles on the roster they can turn to. When the Lions re-signed offensive tackle Corey Hilliard in early March, he was told he will have a chance to start this upcoming season. With former fourth round pick Jason Fox, and last years 23rd overall pick Riley Reiff also on the roster, Mayhew will have a tough choice on his hands come draft day.

NFL draft preview: Lions still looking for a speedy flanker
Chris McCosky – The Detroit News

It’s perhaps mildly annoying that even though the Lions have taken a wide receiver in each of the last four drafts, two in the second round and one in the third, and committed $25.9 million in payroll to the position last season, they still find themselves a receiver or two, or three short.

But general manager Martin Mayhew remains undaunted.

Bears Sign Former Lion Fluellen
The Associated Press

Chicago Bears have signed defensive tackle Andre Fluellen, defensive end Kyle Moore and center Taylor Boggs to one-year contracts.

The 6-foot-2, 302-pound Fluellen has played in 56 games with six starts over five seasons with Detroit (2008-12) and Miami (2012). He appeared in five games and made six tackles with the Lions and Dolphins last season.

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