July 28, 2012; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Dominique Curry (18) and cornerback Dontrell Johnson (41) complete drills during training camp at the Detroit Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Lions convert receiver Dominique Curry to tight end
Chris McCosky – The Detroit News

The Lions did not draft a pass catching tight end, which was somewhat of a surprise since both Brandon Pettigrew and Tony Scheffler are entering the final year of their contracts.

They did draft a very promising traditional tight end in the seventh round, Michael Williams from Alabama, to replace veteran Will Heller. He might be good enough to step in and be the third tight end, but he’s not going to offer the same receiving threat of Scheffler or Pettigrew.

2013 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Draft Grade
Blake Meek – NFL Mocks

I thought the Lions did very well overall. I love the Ansah and Warford picks. The Slay pick could be another really good one if his knee heals fine. Taylor and Fuller offer a lot of upside and Riddick is a good insurance policy in case Reggie Bush gets hurt.

Detroit Lions not concerned about Larry Warford’s weight
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

New Detroit Lions guard Larry Warford weighs approximately 330 pounds. Believe it or not, this is a slimmed-down version of the former Kentucky standout.

During his senior year in 2012, Warford struggled with his weight, with some reports indicating he was tipping the scales near 350 pounds.

Martin Mayhew: Never say never on Tim Tebow
Brad Biggs – National Football Post

Within hours of Tim Tebow’s release Monday morning from the New York Jets, teams across the league were letting the word slip out.
We’ve got no interest.
Perhaps there is a home out there somewhere for the former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida and the first-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2010. The Detroit Lions didn’t slam the door on the idea, at least.

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