Mar 26, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell speaks to reporters at the NFL Annual Meetings. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

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NFL owners meetings: How the major issues, like extra-points, replay rules fared
Dave Birkett — Detroit Free Press

Here’s a rundown of how key playing rules and bylaw proposals fared at the NFL owners meetings this week, with Lions president Tom Lewand’s insight on why each measure passed or failed:

NFL coaches share how Caldwell can succeed in first season
Dave Birkett — Detroit Free Press

McCoy, with the San Diego Chargers, and Reid were the only two of five new coaches in the AFC to reach the playoffs last year and, despite taking different paths to their current jobs, they had the same advice for Lions coach Jim Caldwell and others trying to duplicate their Year 1 success: Be yourself.

Detroit Lions will check out Mike Evans at his pro day
Paula Pasche — Oakland Press

While most of the NFL will be focused on quarterback Johnny Manziel Thursday at the Texas A&M pro day, the Lions will be watching wide receiver Mike Evans.

General manager Martin Mayhew and coach JIm Caldwell will attend.

The workouts will air live on the NFL Network at 11:30 a.m.

7 Late-Round NFL Draft Prospects Perfectly Suited for Detroit Lions
Brandon Alisoglu — Bleacher Report

So much time is spent worrying about the first-round pick, fans often don’t realize how important the late rounds can be to a successful franchise.

And it’s OK. I get it. The top guys are the sexy picks. They’re the players fans hope will push the team over the hump by being that needed playmaker at a currently weak position.

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