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Ross may go unchallenged as Lions’ punt returner
Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press
Well, that didn’t take long.
It sounds as if Lions return specialist Jeremy Ross isn’t going to get any competition for his job from his high-profile peers. Golden Tate, who was the NFL’s runner-up to Dexter McCluster last year in punt returns and punt-return yardage, pretty much took himself out of competing with Ross for the job this year.
Heart of a Lion: Stephen Tulloch always ready to give
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News
On Valentine’s Day this year, Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch sent pink roses to Summer Earl, a 9-year-old girl from Romeo battling a form of brain cancer.
And when she died in March, Tulloch paid $2,000 for her memorial reception at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township because her mother, Nikki Earl, couldn’t afford it after leaving her job at the retirement home after the diagnosis in October 2012.
Detroit Lions Who’ve Turned Heads in Offseason Workouts
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report
With a new coaching staff and an influx of young talent over the past couple of seasons, there is a real opportunity for players to strut their stuff and impress. The key for them is to build upon these early positive impressions as the offseason progresses to training camp and then the preseason.
Here are five Lions who have roared this offseason.
O’HARA’S NOW AND THEN: Nevin Lawson and Dre Bly
Mike O’Hara — DetroitLions.com
Dre Bly can speak straight from the heart – and eye to eye – with Nevin Lawson on the challenges he faces and responsibilities he has to meet as a rookie cornerback with the Lions.