June 11, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Montell Owens (34) talks with Joique Bell (35) during mini camp at Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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Detroit Lions open to carrying 2 fullbacks in 2014
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

The Detroit Lions have a crowded backfield. And they have no plans, at least publicly, to trim it.

That includes at fullback, where the Lions are rolling two deep after the signing of Jed Collins this offseason.

They lured Collins away from New Orleans earlier this month to be their blocking fullback, and say that move will not affect Montell Owens’ standing with the team.

New Lions head coach Jim Caldwell scores with inspiring attitude
Rochelle Riley — Detroit Free Press

There are five months until the Detroit Lions’ new season, and I can’t wait.

It’s not just because my NCAA men’s basketball bracket is now a coaster on my desk. It is because of the palpable excitement surrounding the new head coach, Jim Caldwell.

James Ihedigbo lauds the diversity of Lions’ new defensive scheme
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin has explained some of his plans for the new-look Lions defense, and after working with him the past two years on the Baltimore Ravens, safety James Ihedigbo has a good idea of what to expect.

While the Lions will keep their 4-3 base, Austin has said there could be some 3-4 looks mixed in, and the Lions will also blitz from different directions to keep teams guessing.

Lions on the lookout for versatile, edge-rushing LB
Tim Twentyman — DetroitLions.com

The Lions will continue to run a 4-3 scheme under new defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, but they say there’s room for a versatile linebacker who can do many things

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