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Barry Sanders on Lions adding Reggie Bush: ‘Love that move’
Chris Strauss – USA TODAY
When the Detroit Lions head to camp in August, they’ll do so with a former Heisman Trophy winner starting at tailback, the first time that’s happened since Barry Sanders retired in 1998.
While no one expects a 28-year-old Reggie Bush to match the production of a Hall of Famer with the third most rushing yards in NFL history, his presence certainly has the potential to liven up the Lions offense.
Just ask Sanders himself.
Last year, the Detroit Lions signed wide receiver Calvin Johnson to a long-term extension. This offseason, general manager Martin Mayhew has made it clear he’d like to do same with franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford.
Once the Lions take care of Stafford, the next logical step would be locking up defensive cornerstone Ndamukong Suh.
David Akers looking to succeed Jason Hanson as kicker, not as local legend
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press
While Dave Akers signed with the Detroit Lions to be their place kicker, he has no illusions that he is replacing Jason Hanson who retired after 21 seasons.
It’s tough to replace a legend. Akers is smart and knows that.
He also has his own resume after 14 seasons in the NFL and six Pro Bowl appearances.
2 Lions Players To Host Kids Camp In Dearborn
Detroit Lions players Stephen Tulloch and Nate Burleson will host a free football camp for kids in Dearborn on Saturday.
The camp is for those ages 6-13 and will be open to the first 200 kids who register.