Sep 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; A general view of fans during the game between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions will be different in ’13, but are they be better?
Pat Caputo – The Oakland Press

The Lions were 4-12 last year and have responded by largely revamping their roster this off season.

It is in sharp contrast to this time a year ago. The Lions made few changes after reaching the playoffs for the first time in a dozen seasons by going 10-6 in 2011.

The major portion of the free agent signing period is over, and the NFL Draft is complete.

What we know about the Lions is they will be a different team in 2013. Will they be better?

Jason Fox is looking to win a starting spot after struggling to stay healthy his first two seasons
Tara Altman – DetroitLions.com

As a fourth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Miami University, offensive tackle Jason Fox came to Detroit with the same goals that any young player entering the league would have: to be a strong competitor for a starting job.

But things didn’t work out that way.

During training camp his rookie season, a knee injury that resulted in surgery sidelined him for the duration of the year.

In 2011, it was a broken foot.

In short, injuries plagued his first two seasons, and he saw action in just five games over that span.

After spending 27 seasons with the Detroit Lions, Don Clemons is coming back to coaching; this time at Moravian
Keith Groller – The Morning Call

At Friday night’s National Football Foundation Lehigh Valley Chapter Hall of Fame banquet, new inductee Don Clemons talked about how proud of he was to be from Northampton and throughout a 27-season coaching career with the Detroit Lions he let everyone know he was a Konkrete Kid.

Jordan Rodgers: I had to ‘fight and claw’ way to NFL
Marc Sessler – NFL.com

Undrafted Jordan Rodgers had the chance to sign a contract with the Detroit Lions, which would have placed the former Vanderbilt quarterback in the NFC North alongside his slightly more famous (and stinking rich) brother, Aaron, of the Green Bay Packers.

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