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Tickets on sale for annual Detroit Lions Kickoff Luncheon
Ross Benes – Crain’s Detroit Business
The DEC expects to sell about 1,000 tickets this year, which is the capacity of the Ford Field atrium where the event takes place, Reddiboina said. The event has sold out for each of the past 10 years and generally sells out within a few weeks, she said.
Catching up with Chelsea native Tony Scheffler
Mark McMullen – Heritage Media
Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler had a hunch.
After the Chelsea native was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft (61st overall) out of Western Michigan University, Scheffler had always anticipated coming home.
He turned out to be spot on.
Scheffler was part of a three-team trade in April 2010 that sent then-Lions linebacker Ernie Sims to Philadelphia and delivered the former Chelsea Bulldog to the Lions. He’s been enjoying it ever since.
Mike Thomas struggling in Lions camp
Michael David Smith – Pro Football Talk
Thomas once looked like a promising young player, having caught 66 passes for 820 yards in his second season in Jacksonville. In 2011 the Jaguars were so high on Thomas that they gave him a five-year, $19 million contract with $9 million guaranteed. But now Thomas looks like he may be out of the NFL by the time the regular season starts.
Detroit Lions to debut receiver’s T-shirt lineup
Michael Martinez – The Detroit News
Nate Burleson was one of the last players to leave the field after the Detroit Lions’ practice ended early Thursday afternoon.
The charismatic wide receiver was busy signing autographs — as he often does — but this time, a certain group of fans caught his eye. They weren’t wearing his No. 13 jersey, or even Detroit Lions shirts. Instead, they donned Lionblood, a brand he launched about a month ago.