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Detroit Lions want to lock up LB DeAndre Levy, but long-term contract negotiations on back burner
Justin Rogers — MLive.com
"Linebacker DeAndre Levy is set to enter the final season of a three-year contract he signed with the club in 2013.Lions general manager Martin Mayhew met with Levy’s agent at the NFL’s scouting combine last week, but admitted the conversations aren’t likely to progress far until the team takes care of its 2015 offseason issues, starting with Suh."
With the First Pick
MONDAY COUNTDOWN: O’Hara’s first Mock 23
Mike O’Hara – DetroitLions.com
"Mock 1-23 is my first mock draft of 2015, and it is a one-pick exercise.The Lions have the 23rd pick in the first round on April 30, and this week’s Monday Countdown focuses on factors that influence what the Lions will do with that pick. These observations are a product of being immersed in the Combine last week, surrounded by Detroitlions.com’s rollicking travel contingent (lesser humans, replicants and cyborgs would have cracked under the strain)."
Can the Detroit Lions dethrone the Green Bay Packers?
Freddie Boston — NFL Spin Zone
"With the exception of the Week 3 victory over Green Bay, the Lions failed to beat a team finishing with a winning record.This team isn’t a million miles away from a championship, but to finish higher than Rodgers and the Packers in the NFC North, there is little margin for error.So what do the Lions need to do to finally leap over the hurdle?"
Matt Millen warned Al Davis against taking JaMarcus Russell
Mike Florio — Pro Football Talk
"Nearly eight years after the Raiders used the first overall pick in the draft on one of the biggest busts of all time, former Lions G.M. Matt Millen says he warned the late Al Davis not to pick quarterback JaMarcus Russell."
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