November 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler (85) leaps over Houston Texans defensive back Brice McCain (21) during the second half of a game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. The Texans won 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Could the New England Patriots Eye Tony Scheffler of Detroit Lions?
Erik Lambert –

Tight end went from a strength to a potential killer for the New England Patriots with one slap of the handcuffs. In a make-or-break season could they look to plug the gap by dealing Detroit Lions veteran Tony Scheffler?

Ex-Lion Barrett Green sues Washington over bounty injury
The Associated Press

Barrett Green, a linebacker who played for the Lions and the New York Giants between 2000 and 2005, says a career-ending knee injury during a game on Dec. 5, 2004 was the result of a bounty program and a “unusual, outrageous, and an obvious cheap shot.”

Detroit Lions: Top four offensive leaders
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

Leadership is key to any NFL team. Here are the Detroit Lions’ top four leaders on offense:

5 Dark-Horse Candidates to Make the Detroit Lions’ Final 53-Man Roster
Chris Madden – Bleacher Report

According to, a dark horse is “someone somewhat unknown who exceeds expectations of all others in an event.” This certainly applies to NFL training camps. Teams are full of unknowns who are hungry for success

The Detroit Lions are no different.

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