May 10, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (94) stands next to Devin Taylor (92) during rookie mini camp at Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Know the outdoors: Lions mix football and fishing
Lydia Lohrer – Detroit Free Press

What do Lions defensive end Willie Young, world-record angler Kevin Van Dam and 1.7-million Michiganders have in common? Fishing. On June 10, athletes and anglers will battle it out to see who is the greatest in an officially sanctioned Bass Anglers Sportsmen Society (BASS) tournament, the Lions Charity Classic. The public is invited to schmooze and dine with the Lions and meet the elite of the angling world at Kent Lake in Milford.

Youth movement: Lions defense features only one player over 29 years old
Tim Twentyman –

The Lions 11 projected starters on defense heading into training camp average 25.8 years of age this year. Last season, the 11 starters on defense averaged 26.8 years heading into the opening game vs. St. Louis.

But despite the youth movement on defense, seven players will be entering their fifth year of experience or more. This is becoming a young, but experienced unit.

Detroit Lions for breakfast: Jim Schwartz should set the leadership example
Anwar Richardson –

Detroit’s lack of leadership was evident last year, so seeing players who want to erase memories that disappointing 4-12 season is definitely a step in the right direction.

That being said, one person must emerge as captain of this ship in 2013.

Jim Schwartz.

Father of Lions WR Brian Robiskie named assistant head coach of Falcons
The Associated Press

Atlanta Falcons wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie has been promoted to assistant head coach. Robiskie is the father of Lions wide receiver Brian Robiskie, who has been with Detroit since last season.

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