Nov 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) talks with Detroit Lions quarterback Shaun Hill (14) at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News from Around the Web


Scanning the Savanna searches the web for Detroit Lions news and notes each morning and brings it to your fingertips in one easy location.

Will Lions be prudent, shop for bargains? It worked for Super Bowl champion Seahawks
Dave Birkett — Detroit Free Press

They built the foundation for their Super Bowl championship team in the draft, finding inexpensive, young players at virtually every position.

But as good as the Seattle Seahawks have been at mining talent from the college ranks, last year they followed the perfect blueprint for free agency, too.

Lions’ presence at Clemson fuels idea of drafting WR
Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press

General manager Martin Mayhew’s attendance at Clemson’s pro day last week to watch receiver Sammy Watkins might have spoken volumes about the Lions’ interest and intentions in the draft.

Nearly every NFL team had a representative on hand to watch the top receiver in the draft, but Mayhew and coach Jim Caldwell were among the highest profile from the personnel decision-makers.

NFC North: Free Agency primer
Tim Twentyman — DetroitLions.com

Teams and players agents have begun conversations ahead of Tuesday’s 4 p.m. start to the free agency period.

The Detroit Lions aren’t expected to be huge players in free agency, at least not like they were on Day 1 last year, but they’ll be able to find a couple quality starters.

NFL Rumors: Jets interested in free agent QB Shaun Hill
Mike Dyce – FanSided.com

There are reports that the New York Jets are considering letting Mark Sanchez go, though they’ve been dragging their feet on the decision.

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