Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) attempts to catch the ball against Detroit Lions cornerback Ron Bartell (41) during 2nd Half of a game at Ford Field. Bear won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Ron Bartell is a native Detroiter who believes in the city
Mike O’Hara –

Cornerback Ron Bartell, who signed with the Lions in December, provides a veteran – and local – presence within the locker room

Titus Young pleads not guilty to 8 counts, remains in custody
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

The rap sheet against Titus Young continues to grow, and the troubled former Detroit Lions receiver now faces eight different charges punishable up to more than 71/2 years in California prison, with two other cases pending.

The Orange County district attorney issued a felony complaint against Young today on charges stemming from two separate incidents. Young was later arraigned via video conference and pleaded not guilty to all eight criminal counts.

Detroit Lions sign DE Freddie Bishop, release RB Devin Moore
The Associated Press

The Detroit Lions have signed defensive end Freddie Bishop and released running back Devin Moore.
The team did not disclose contract terms Tuesday.

20 Late-Round NFL Draft Picks Who Could Start Week 1
Michael Schottey – Bleacher Report

Punter Sam Martin might have the biggest hill to climb with the Detroit Lions and Blake Clingan, but at the very least he should handle some kickoff duties.

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