Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is sacked by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) in the end zone for a safety during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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What’s Next for Nick Fairley, Lions After Team Declined to Pick Up Option?
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

By refusing to pick up Fairley’s $5.5 million option, it means the enigmatic talent is now in the final year of his rookie contract. It also means the Lions are backing away from making a long-term commitment to a former first-round pick loaded with talent.

It appears the Lions are aiming for one of two specific outcomes here. Either they’re hoping this produces a more consistently motivated and dedicated Nick Fairley, or it’s a precursor to a trade.

Lions’ Glover Quin impressed by veteran additions
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Whether it’s been coaches or players, the Lions have brought in several people this offseason who have experience winning a Super Bowl.

Receiver Golden Tate won it last season with the Seahawks.

Safety James Ihedigbo won it two years ago with the Ravens.

And, coach Jim Caldwell, and coordinators Teryl Austin and Joe Lombardi, are among the new coaches who have won the Lombardi Trophy as assistants.

Looking ahead to this season, Lions safety Glover Quin believes their experience will help push the team over the hump.

Let’s Do Lunch: Joseph Fauria
NFL.com Video

Akbar Gbajabiamila sits down with Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria to talk about dancing, Twitter and a little bit of football, all while enjoying some good food courtesy of Urban Plate.

TIM AND MIKE: Is moving up in draft best option for Detroit?
Tim Twentyman & Mike O’Hara — NFL: Detroit Lions

Watkins is clearly the best receiver in the draft, and Caldwell didn’t hide how impressed he was after having dinner with Watkins and his family. He likes everything about him – ability and character makeup. The only questions are whether he’ll be available with the 10th pick (he won’t), and if the Lions can trade up high enough to take him (they might).

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