Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) is tackled by Detroit Lions strong safety Don Carey (32) during the first half of a game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

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Lions’ Teryl Austin: ‘You’ve got to have a lot of guys like Don Carey’
Kyle Meinke –

The Detroit Lions have installed a new defense that favors players who are versatile.

It favors players such as Don Carey.

He is a reserve safety whose primary value has been on special teams. He played just 197 defensive snaps last year, most of which came late in the season with the secondary already floundering.

Ziggy Ansah helping Kyle Van Noy adjust to NFL
Tim Twentyman –

Its not often close friends and college teammates find themselves on the same NFL team, in the same defense and with equally high expectations on both to be impact players.

Lawyer says Titus Young is getting better with treatment
Michael David Smith — Pro Football Talk

Former Lions receiver Titus Young, whose football career came to a halt amid a mental health breakdown that resulted in multiple arrests, remains in a treatment facility.

How the Detroit Lions Can Generate Cap Room
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

Ebron projects to earn about $12.5 million over four years, with about $2.2 million counting against the cap in 2014.

No, the problem here is the Lions do not currently have enough salary-cap room to fit Ebron onto the roster. Per Over the Cap, Detroit has just under $1.5 million in cap room available, and that figure does not include Van Noy’s contract.

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