Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) celebrates after the 2013 NFC Championship football game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

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Golden Tate: ‘I think this offense is going to fit better for me’
Tim Twentyman — DetroitLions.com

Golden Tate is just starting the second week of the offseason training program with the rest of his new teammates, but the Detroit Lions No. 1 free-agent target this offseason is already beginning to get an idea of what his role in the Lions new offense will be.

Detroit Lions Draft Countdown: Making the Case for Deone Bucannon
Brandon Alisoglu — Bleacher Report

The Detroit Lions don’t need a safety in the 2014 NFL draft. They need Deone Bucannon.

The Washington State product is the exact type of player Detroit can benefit from adding to the roster. Any other pick in the second round would be a waste and so would taking Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round. That’s how perfect this marriage could be.

Why? Let’s break it down.

Lions looking for ‘high motor’ guys, closers in draft
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Whether they trade up, down or stay at No. 10, the Lions should find a player in the first round of this year’s draft who can contribute immediately.

The Lions already have made their preliminary draft board, and Sheldon White, vice president of pro personnel, said Monday that the front office planned to meet this week to discuss more details.

Detroit Lions’ Reggie Bush, Joique Bell will stick with split role in Joe Lombardi’s offense
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Reggie Bush and Joique Bell split time on offense last year, with Bush playing 54 percent of the Lions’ offensive snaps and Bell playing 49 percent of the time.

New offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said he expects a similar split in workload this fall.

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