Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears offensive tackle Jordan Mills (67) blocks Detroit Lions defensive end Willie Young (79) during the fourth quarter at Ford Field. The Lions won 40-32. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh’s record $100K fine upheld
NFL.com

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has lost an appeal of the $100,000 fine against him for his hit on a Minnesota Vikings player, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday, per a league source.

The six-figure fine was the largest in league history for on-field conduct, not including money lost by players due to suspensions.

If not for Detroit Lions, Ziggy Ansah may have gone to Cleveland Browns
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Ziggy Ansah has been better than almost everyone expected as a rookie.

He leads the Detroit Lions with three sacks and two forced fumbles in five games, and has started the last three weeks at right end. But if things went a little differently on draft day, Ansah might be a Cleveland Brown.

The Lions took Ansah with the fifth overall pick in April’s draft, one spot before the Browns selected Barkevious Mingo.

Louis Delmas and Detroit Lions’ defense expecting difficult matchup with Cleveland’s Jordan Cameron
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

Perhaps lost in Graham’s box score bonanza has been the impressive play of another tight end, a relative unknown coming into the 2013 season.

Cleveland’s Jordan Cameron, a fourth-round pick out of USC in 2011, has taken the NFL by storm. He’s leading the Browns with 33 receptions, 396 receiving yards and five touchdowns through five games.

Now a starter, Willie Young relishing chance
Michael Rothstein – ESPN.com

He needed the experience. He wanted the opportunity. Yet for the first three years of Willie Young’s career in Detroit, he mostly sat.

Watched. Waited. Understood he had a very specific role in the Lions defense as an end rushing opposing quarterbacks, backing up veterans Cliff Avril and Kyle Vanden Bosch, the same guys he was learning from every day.

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