Oct 6, 2012; West Point, NY, USA; Boston College Eagles kicker Nate Freese (85) reacts after kicking an extra point against the Army Black Knights at Michie Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes

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

GETTING TO KNOW: Kicker Nate Freese
Tim Twentyman – DetroitLions.com

You asked and they answered. Check out the results of our 2014 Getting to Know the Rookies survey starting with kicker Nate Freese.

Lions rookie Ebron working out kinks, has plenty to prove
Jeff Seidel — Detroit Free Press

The Lions are trying to transform this rookie first-round draft pick, trying to get rid of his bad habits, while creating him from the ground up.

Ebron is like a piece of clay. Granted, it’s an expensive piece of clay, and there is a lot of talent in that clay. The Lions have signed Ebron to four-year deal with a $7.2-million signing bonus.

Lions fans shouldn’t get too attached to breakout stars of the offseason
Chris McCosky — Detroit News

Stephfon Green. Matt Willis. Demario Ballard. Aaron Brown. Chaz Schillens. Patrick Edwards.

Recognize those guys? Their combined contribution to the Lions was 26 games (22 by Brown), 189 rushing yards (Brown), 184 receiving yards (138 by Brown), one regular-season touchdown (Brown) and one exhibition kickoff return for a touchdown (Green).

What they have in common is they all were beasts of spring. They were the guys we were writing about during OTAs and minicamp and even into the first couple of weeks of training camp. They were guys who looked dominant in pad-less practices, the scourges of seven-on-seven drills.

Lions Mailbag: Some secondary questions
Michael Rothstein — ESPN.com

The Detroit Lions are escaping for the next month or so, and while there are some potential things on the horizon — including the continuing question of Ndamukong Suh and his contract — the players are mostly off taking their final vacations and doing some last training to prep for camp.

In that vein, this will be the last Lions Mailbag until just before training camp, so plan your schedules accordingly. I’ll also be in-and-out of vacation over the next few weeks — but there will be fresh content every weekday on the site, so make sure to come on by.

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