Aug 29, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Alan Branch (90) tries to make a tackle on Detroit Lions running back Mikel Leshoure (25) during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions’ 5 Biggest Scouting Combine Takeaways
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

There is a lot of information for the team to process. Between player interviews, workout numbers, talks with agents and poring over medical exams, the sheer volume of data is massive.

When all is said and done, here are a few overriding gleanings from the combine that the Lions will arrive upon.

Lions looking to add a fullback to the offense
Tim Twentyman —

The Lions haven’t had a traditional fullback since Jerome Felton left after the 2010 season, but both Martin Mayhew and Jim Caldwell said they’d like to have that role filled for 2014

Lions to hand Matthew Stafford rest of his $27.5M signing bonus
Dave Birkett — Detroit Free Press

Eight months after they signed Matthew Stafford to a $53-million extension, the Detroit Lions are about to open up their checkbookfor their quarterback again.

Stafford received a $27.5-million signing bonus when he inked his contract last July but agreed to defer $17.5 million of the payment. The balance is due Friday.

The bonus already has been accounted for on the Lions’ salary cap, and deferred payments are not uncommon for big contracts in the NFL.

Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure not going anywhere just yet
Kyle Meinke –

Mikel Leshoure was the Detroit Lions’ leading rusher in 2012. He tumbled to fourth on the depth chart last year and touched the ball just twice.

He publicly proclaimed he would like an opportunity to play, whether or not that was with the Lions. But he’s not going anywhere just yet.

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