Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) catches a touchdown pass against Detroit Lions cornerback Chris Greenwood (33) in the fourth quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Young players attract early notice in Lions minicamp
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

The Lions’ offseason program was filled with storylines, starting with All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s absence from voluntary minicamp and ending with the surprising release of cornerback Chris Houston on Friday.

But there was plenty of football in between, and some standout performances should give the Lions optimism that they’ll have better overall depth than they’ve had the past two seasons.

Lions Mailbag: Enter the offseason
Michael Rothstein — ESPN.com

The Detroit Lions are officially in their final break before training camp starts up at the end of July, but that doesn’t mean questions about the team are going to stop.

With minicamp over, if anything, some small answers are starting to emerge about the 2014 roster. We touch on that and more in this week’s Mailbag.

Detroit Lions’ Secondary Already Most Important Piece In 2014
Chris Loud — Rant Sports

The Detroit Lions cut CB Chris Houston with four years left on his deal. That sends a great message throughout the team, in multiple ways. The first message sent, to Houston and other underperforming players, that no matter your contract, you will be cut if you consistently play poorly.

Farewell to Chris Houston
Pride of Detroit

Jerry Mallory takes a look back at Chris Houston’s time with the Detroit Lions.

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