Feb 1, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Pat Summerall gives interviews on Radio row prior to Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions are $6.76 million under the salary cap heading into the NFL draft
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

As of Tuesday, the Lions are $6.76 million under the $123 million cap when you factor in the team’s $467,000 carryover from the 2012 season.

Included in the updated figure is a reduction of Willie Young’s second-round tender from $2.023 million to the one-year, $1.5 million deal he signed on Monday.

2013 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Looking at Small School Cornerback
Chris Katje – Rant Sports

It’s no secret that the Detroit Lions lack depth at the cornerback position. The team re-signed veteran Chris Houston to solidify one cornerback for the 2013 NFL season. However, the team will be auditioning several unproven young cornerbacks for the other spot and backup roles. The team might be looking to the 2013 NFL Draft to make that battle more interesting.

O’Hara’s Draft Preview: Rating the defensive linemen
Mike O’Hara – DetroitLions.com

In the fourth installment of his draft preview series, Detroitlions.com columnist Mike O’Hara rates the top defensive linemen available

One more note: Legendary broadcaster and former NFL kicker Pat Summerall died yesterday. He was originally drafted by the Lions in the fourth round of the 1952 draft but played in just two games for the team before moving on to the Cardinals and Giants.


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