Nov 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (83) runs after a pass reception against Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston (23) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 37-27. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-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.

Silverdome urinals for sale, but don’t ask Barry Sanders to sign one
Michael David Smith — NBC Sports: Pro Football Talk

What do you get for the Lions fan who has everything? If he’s already got the Lions’ terrible 2013 calendar or a shirt commemorating their undefeated 2008 preseason, you could buy him a Silverdome urinal.

Yes, the owners of the Pontiac Silverdome, the once state-of-the-art stadium that has been largely vacant since the Lions moved to Ford Field in 2002, are selling off its parts to collectors.

Detroit Lions safety candidates by the numbers
Paula Pasche — Oakland Press

Statistics don’t tell the whole story, but it’s fun to check them out.

The Lions are looking for a starting safety to replace Louis Delmas who they released.

The three candidates are James Ihedigbo, Chris Clemons and Thomas DeCoud. Clemons and DeCoud (in photo) visited the Lions today (Friday) according to various reports. Ihedigbo visited a week ago.

Who Can the New York Jets Trade For At Cornerback?
Erik Lambert – NFL Mocks

A good percentage of experts believe the Detroit Lions are going to take a corner in the NFL draft, probably in the first round. That might put current starter Chris Houston in a compromising position.

Rule changes and bylaw proposals up for discussion next week
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

The NFL Competition Committee announced 13 new rule proposals, seven new bylaw proposals and one proposed resolution to be discussed at the NFL League Meetings early next week

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