Nov 24, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria (80) is announced before the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes

Scanning the Savanna searches the web for Detroit Lions news and notes each morning and brings it to your fingertips in one easy location.

Golden Tate gets his 183-diamond Seahawks championship ring
Dave Birkett — Detroit Free Press

Golden Tate isn’t a Seattle Seahawk anymore, but he still gets to celebrate like one.

Tate joined his former teammates on a visit to the White House last month, and on Thursday, he was in Seattle for a ring ceremony to commemorate the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Denver Broncos.

Tate posted a picture of the diamond-studded ring on his right hand on Instagram, with the caption: “I dunno what looks prettier my date or my ring.”

Detroit Lions’ Joseph Fauria says he’s in Jimmy Graham’s corner, tight ends should be paid more
Gillian Van Stratt –

The line between a tight end and a wide receiver in today’s NFL may be increasingly blurred, but the gap between their contract numbers remains stark. Now the league’s tight ends are speaking up, including the Detroit Lions’ Joseph Fauria.

“I do think it’s a shame that the tight end position — with how it’s grown so much in the past few years — that we’re the second-to-last paid position after kickers,” Fauria said Friday morning on The SiriusXM Blitz. “How the position has grown so much, I think the number needs to be a little higher.”

Detroit Lions — Three reasons why James Ihedigbo will succeed
Paula Pasche — Oakland Press

Safety James Ihedigbo could prove to be one of the Lions’ top offseason acquisitions. Here are three reasons why:

Random thoughts on Ndamukong Suh’s contract situation
Pride Of Detroit

Jerry Mallory takes a look at Ndamukong Suh’s contract situation and the chances of him being with the Detroit Lions beyond 2014.

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