Dec. 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) walks off the field after losing to the Chicago Bears 26-24 at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions suspending deal talks?
Chris Wesseling – NFL.com

The Detroit Lions have been discussing a contract extension with quarterback Matthew Stafford since the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in February. If progress isn’t made toward a deal, though, Lions president Tom Lewand suggested talks will be tabled until after the 2013 season.

“We’ve still got some discussion to have, but at some point in time we’ll either get a deal done or we’ll focus on football,” Lewand said Saturday via the Detroit Free Press. “It’s a different dynamic when you have two years left on a contract versus one. Most of them get done with a year left.”

Former Detroit Lions receiver Titus Young released after 27 days in jail
Brian Kotloff – Sports Illustrated

Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young was released from jail late Thursday night after posting 10 percent of his $50,000 bond, according to The Detroit Free Press‘ Dave Birkett.

Young spent 27 days after being arrested for burglary on May 11 — one of three arrests in the same week.

Detroit Lions players, cheerleaders coach youth camp in Benton Harbor
Denise Bohn Stewart – South Bend Tribune

Members of the Detroit Lions and their cheerleading squad were in Benton Harbor Saturday for a special football and cheer camp.

Joique Bell, a 26-year-old Benton Harbor native and running back for the Detroit Lions, hosted the camp for the third straight year.

Close to 200 young boys practiced their speed, agility and toughness on the Benton Harbor Football Field, under the guidance of some special coaches—NFL football players.

Detroit Lions’ Ndamukong Suh comes up big with kids at his football camp (with video)
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press

Ndamukong Suh is a large man.

He’s 6-feet-4 and 307 pounds of beefy muscle. He has been said to have bowling-ball shoulders and jackhammer hands. When he puts on a helmet and pads, he rivals the size of a small tank.

So it wasn’t surprising when some of the kids at his football camp Saturday at Dearborn High were awestruck by Suh’s sizable presence.

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