Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Lions running back Joique Bell (35) carries the ball as Minnesota Vikings safety Robert Blanton (36) attempts to tackle during the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News from Around the Web

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Detroit Lions set to use more 2-back sets after signing Joique Bell, Jed Collins
Kyle Meinke — MLive.com

The Lions hired Jim Caldwell, in part, to help fix Matthew Stafford. They hired Jim Bob Cooter to give Stafford more individual attention. They signed Golden Tate to give Stafford another weapon.

This offseason, in other words, has been so much about the Lions’ passing game. But quietly, Detroit has made moves to fortify its running game as well.

Breaking Down the Most Important Pro Days for the Detroit Lions
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

While nearly every college across the country holds a pro day to showcase their draft-eligible wannabes, only a select few pique enough interest for the Lions to dispatch general manager Martin Mayhew, head coach Jim Caldwell or a position coach or two.

Several major pro days have already taken place, while some are still coming between now and the beginning of April. Here are a few that have either already drawn major interest from Detroit, or are expected to when they occur.

Pontiac Silverdome seats and fixtures heading to auction
JC Reindl — Detroit Free Press

Nearly every fixture in the Pontiac Silverdome from floodlights to game clocks to urinals will be auctioned online this spring.

The Silverdome, which opened in 1975, has been used only sporadically since 2002, when the Detroit Lions moved to Ford Field in Detroit.

The stadium is owned by Triple Investment Group, which has ordered the clearance auction to be held from May 12-16.

Joique Bell wants to bring a Super Bowl win to Detroit
Mike Florio — NBC Sports: Pro Football Talk

Of all the great stories of the NFL, one that deserves far more attention belongs to Lions running back Joique Bell.

Undrafted in 2010, Bell bounced around the league until landing with the team that plays in his home state of Michigan. And he has found his NFL home, with a two-year extension that puts him under contract through 2016.

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