Dec 16, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Joseph Fauria (80) makes a touchdown catch will being pressured by Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Daryl Smith (51) during the fourth quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes


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Graham decision may be costly to Lions rookie TE Ebron
Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press

Now the Detroit Lions will really want to use Eric Ebron like the New Orleans Saints use Jimmy Graham. Namely, as a lesser-paid tight end and not as a wide receiver.

NFL arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled Wednesday that Graham is a tight end for franchise-tag purposes, which comes with a $7.05-million salary. Graham had argued that he was a wide receiver, which would have given him a $12.3-million salary.

3 Different NFL Draft Decisions and How They Would Alter the Detroit Lions
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

What if general manager Martin Mayhew, head coach Jim Caldwell and the Lions had made different choices in May’s draft? How would those changes alter the subsequent picks, and what impact upon the roster would they have?

2014 NFL Season: Five Matchups We Can’t Wait to See
Erik Lambert — NFL Mocks

Detroit Lions defensive line vs. Miami Dolphins offensive line

Anybody who had a half working television set saw first hand how abysmal the Miami Dolphins offensive line was in 2013, allowing 58 sacks on the season.

Detroit Lions — Three reasons Joe Fauria will still play role in offense
Paula Pasche — Oakland Press

If ever a player was extra motivated, it’s tight end Joe Fauria who sat and watched as the Lions drafted tight end Eric Ebron in the first round. Immediately the Lions made a point that there will be room for Fauria in the offense too.

Here are three reasons he will still play a role.

Devin Taylor in line for bigger role
Michael Rothstein – ESPN.com

ESPN.com Lions reporter Michael Rothstein discusses the versatility of Devin Taylor.

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