Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham prior to a game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Attorney: Charges against Lions’ Amari Spievey have been dropped
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

A Connecticut judge dropped domestic violence charges against Lions safety Amari Spievey earlier this week, according to his attorney.

Spievey was arrested in March after a dispute with his girlfriend in his hometown of Middletown, Conn., and charged with three crimes from the incident.

Five basic reasons Louis Delmas is on roster
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

Delmas to a two-year deal in March. Here are five reasons why.
1. When he’s healthy, he makes a huge difference in the secondary.

Why Brandon Pettigrew Is the Lions’ Best Trade Option with the Patriots
Chris Madden – Bleacher Report

Releasing Scheffler in favor of Fauria isn’t the only option.

It might be the most realistic one, if Fauria proves to be NFL-ready, but not the only one.

The New England Patriots offense has been decimated by the loss of two starting tight ends, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.

Gunther Cunningham not too worried about defending the read-option
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham has been a defensive football coach since Richard Nixon first came to office and Joe Namath was guaranteeing victory.

The point is, Cunningham has seen just about everything an offense can throw at a defense.

The new rage in the NFL these days is the read-option run by mobile quarterbacks like Washington’s Robert Griffin III and San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick.

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