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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.

Should the Detroit Lions Target Center Marcus Martin in the NFL Draft?
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

One of the Detroit Lions bigger needs in the 2014 NFL draft is to find an interior offensive lineman for the future. With starting center Dominic Raiola and left guard Rob Sims both entering the final years of their contracts, it’s important to have a replacement ready to go for 2015.

Detroit Lions gush about Sammy Watkins: ‘He’d be a great addition’
Dave Birkett – Detroit Free Press

Sammy Watkins Fever is spreading inside the walls of the Detroit Lions’ Allen Park practice facility.

On Tuesday, linebacker Stephen Tulloch, when asked for his general impressions of the NFL draft, called Watkins his “all-star pick” and “a once-in-a-10-year player.”

Detroit Lions unsure whether Chris Houston will regain old form
Kyle Meinke – MLive.com

Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Houston had perhaps his worst season as a pro last year, due in part to an assortment of injuries.

He missed four of the final five games with a toe injury.

Now as he tries to turn the page in 2014 … he’s still dealing with the injury, which causes some concern about whether he can recapture the form that once made him Detroit’s top cornerback.

C.J. Mosley’s skill set is tailor-made for the NFL
Jim Corbett – USA TODAY Sports

If it seems Butkus Award-winning Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley is everywhere, well, that just might be the case.

Arguably the best open-field tackler in the draft has innate anticipation — and his elite recognition extends beyond the field.

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