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Regardless of what happens with Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions still plan to draft best player available
Justin Rogers —

"But if there was ever a season where need could potentially trump the BPA philosophy, this would seemingly be it. The Lions currently have just one defensive tackle under contract — 2014 fifth-round pick Caraun Reid, who averaged fewer than 10 snaps per game as a rookie.Regardless of how free agency shakes out — whether Detroit is able to re-sign All-Pro Ndamukong Suh or ultra-talented, but oft-injured starter Nick Fairley — Mayhew has no intention of grabbing an inferior defensive tackle in the early rounds of the draft just to satisfy a roster hole."

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  • Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne expected to sign with an NFL team soon
    Aaron Wilson – National Football Post

    "Hayne recently ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds. His time would rank him sixth among running backs from the NFL scouting combine, including Michigan State’s Jeremy Langford (4.42), Florida State’s Karlos Williams (4.48), Texas A&M’s Trey Williams (4.49), Northern Iowa’s David Johnson (4.50) and Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon (4.52).Here is an exclusive look at clips from Hayne’s pro day:"

    Tahir Whitehead delivers clutch 2014 performance
    Tim Twentyman —

    "The Detroit Lions received clutch performances from a lot of different players on the way to 11 wins and a playoff appearance in 2014.The most clutch of them all, however, just might have been from third-year linebacker Tahir Whitehead.He began the season as the starting SAM linebacker after spending his first two seasons in the league as primarily a special teamer, but when Stephen Tulloch tore his ACL in the Lions’ third game of the season vs. Green Bay, Whitehead was moved to the MIKE, a position he’d never played in his entire football career at any level."

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