Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) and defensive tackle Nick Fairley (98) listen to the national anthem before the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Scanning the Savanna: Detroit Lions News and Notes

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Detroit Lions position preview: Nick Fairley, Ndamukong Suh look to be at their best in contract years
Kyle Meinke –

The Lions have spent three first-round picks on defensive linemen since 2010, and achieved mixed results. This could be the year when they put it all together.

Ndamukong Suh is one of the finest defensive tackles in the league, and it’s possible he’ll be playing for a contract. Nick Fairley is just as talented, and his production might finally catch up now that he’s entering a contract season.

10 things to watch as Lions camp gets going
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

Jim Caldwell’s first training camp as the Lions coach is fast approaching, and when the team takes the field Monday in Allen Park, there will plenty on the agenda.

Throughout the offseason program, Caldwell cautioned against judging performances because players weren’t in pads. But shortly into camp, it will be easier to tell how players are doing in the new scheme.

Undrafted rookie guard Quigley working fast to learn Lions’ system
Dave Birkett — Detroit Free Press

Bryce Quigley has some catching up to do if he’s going to make the Lions’ 53-man roster.

“Obviously, the playbook I’m a little bit behind. But I’ll try and pick that up as quick as I can on the run,” Quigley said this week. “We’ll see how everything goes.”

An undrafted rookie out of San Diego State, Quigley signed with the Lions a day after the team wrapped up minicamp last month.

Analyzing Detroit Lions Season Win Predictions
Jeff Risdon — Bleacher Report

This is the time of year where all sorts of folks release NFL season predictions. From glossy magazines to respected analysts tweeting out pics of a spreadsheet, there are tons of quality opinions out there.

Many have pegged the Detroit Lions as a disappointment in 2014.

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