Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) receives congratulations from wide receiver Ryan Broyles (84) and running back Joique Bell (35) after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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From post player to pass rusher, Detroit Lions DE Larry Webster takes unique route to the NFL
Justin Rogers –

Before Larry Webster ever stepped on the gridiron for tiny Bloomsburg University in central Pennsylvania, he was a 220-pound, high-flying forward for the school’s basketball team.

A four-year starter, Webster averaged 11.1 points per game for the Huskies, but his true calling card was defense. In 2012, his final season, he was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year while setting the school’s all-time record for blocked shots.

Can Ryan Broyles Finally Make An Impact for the Detroit Lions?
Zach Kruse — Bleacher Report

The successful completion of his third major injury rehab will provide former second-round receiver Ryan Broyles with one last chance at making a meaningful impact for the suddenly receiver-rich Detroit Lions.

A healthy Broyles—the rarest of occurrences during his first two seasons in the NFL—can still win Detroit’s third receiver job and give the Lions’ talented offense another pass-catching option.

TIM AND MIKE: Checking out the NFC North
Tim Twentyman & Mike O’Hara —

Senior writer Tim Twentyman and columnist Mike O’Hara discuss the NFL’s potential playoff expansion and delve into the NFC North landscape

Lions Gab: Don’t underestimate importance of accountability
Anthony Kuehn — Detroit Free Press

The big knocks on Caldwell have been his less than stellar record as a college head coach and his lone season coaching the Colts without Peyton Manning.

Both of those criticisms overlook a couple of key factors. First, Caldwell coached at Wake Forest — not what you would call a powerhouse program. His lone season without Manning looked eerily similar to the Packers’ half season without Aaron Rodgers. Maybe Hall of Fame quarterbacks are integral to their teams’ success?

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