Nov 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (87) catches a pass in the overtime of the Thanksgiving day game against the Houston Texans at Ford Field. Houston Texans defeated the Detroit Lions 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Ranking the NFL’s Top Tight End Duos
Kyle Rodriguez – Bleacher Report

So, the duo that started in 2012 will be the primary tight ends in 2013 as well. Pettigrew and Scheffler were two of the Lions’ most frustrating players last year, for several reasons.

Montell Owens signing was perfect timing for the Lions
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

When the negotiations on a new contract with free agent receiver/special team ace Kassim Osgood and the Detroit Lions broke off this offseason, the Lions were left with a decent-sized hole in their special teams cover units.

Osgood, a three-time Pro Bowler as a cover specialist, was one of the better performers on special teams for the Lions last season.

It left the Lions looking to fill that role, and as luck would have it, they were able to replace one former Pro Bowler with another, when Montell Owens became available and signed with the Lions.

“It’s a guy that we wanted to move pretty quickly on when he was let go by the Jaguars,” Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said.

New Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin continues to give back to hometown of Summit, Miss.
Carlos Monarrez – Detroit Free Press

When Lions safety Glover Quin was a kid, he wanted to be an architect.

“But I couldn’t really draw at all,” he said.

Then he wanted to be a sports trainer. Then — well, you know how kids are.

Growing up in the small, sleepy railroad town of Summit, Miss., Quin dreamed of being lots of things.

“I feel you have to try different things to really know what’s for you,” he said.

Detroit Lions for breakfast: The Top 5 reasons I am leaving MLive.com
Anwar Richardson – MLive.com

As you read this column, I am currently in the car with two dogs heading to Florida. I asked Schwartz to help me pack, but his response was, ‘when moving is a tiebreaker in the NFL, then I’ll help you.’ So, yeah, that isn’t going to happen.

After almost two years in Michigan, it is time to head home. I had a great time here – seriously, this is a beautiful state – but let me borrow a cliché and say, “I’m retiring to spend more time with my family.”

Can you believe coaches actually say that with a straight face?

Time to be serious.

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