Sep 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson (13) leaps over Minnesota Vikings cornerback Josh Robinson (21) during the second quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Lions’ Nate Burleson says recovery ahead of schedule
Kevin Patra –

Detroit Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is ahead of schedule as he heals from a season-ending broken leg injury suffered in 2012.

The 31-year-old dropped by “NFL AM” on Monday to break down receivers in Thursday’s 2013 NFL Draft and said he recently got the good news.

“The great news is I’m healed up,” Burleson said. “I just got news from my doctors that the bone is good. I’m running and jumping three months ahead of schedule.”

NFL Draft: Lions can address glaring need at OT, DE or perhaps CB with No. 5 pick
Larry Lage – The Associated Press

Martin Mayhew wasn’t giving away any hints.

The general manager of the Detroit Lions Martin Mayhew coyly declined to discuss the franchise’s needs and how they might affect who he chooses with the No. 5 pick in Thursday night’s NFL draft.

Lions Draft: Before The Snap

This Thursday, the WXYZ sports team will present our third annual Lions Draft: Before The Snap special.
WXYZ Sports Director Tom Leyden and former Lions tight end Rob Rubick will host the program from the 7 Studio, with analysts and reporters positioned in all the key spots to get you ready for Thursday night’s NFL Draft.

NFL Draft: SMU’s Margus Hunt on track to greatness
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

His feats in the weight room were legendary, a 6-foot-8 track star who could snatch 320 pounds and power clean a small car.

Every time football players saw Margus Hunt work out, they told the big Estonian he should switch sports, as if he had one to begin with.

A world junior champion in the shot put and discus, Hunt came to SMU in January of 2008 to train with legendary track coach Dave Wollman in the hope that the Mustangs would revive the men’s program that had been discontinued a few years earlier.

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