Detroit Lions news: No compensatory picks, Scott Mitchell is at it again, Jonah Jackson price

Here's a roundup of some Detroit Lions news heading into the weekend before free agency.
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Scott Mitchell takes another opportunity to rip the Lions

Former Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell landed back on the radar a few months ago when he didn't like how he was portrayed in Amazon's Barry Sanders documentary, "Bye Bye Barry'.

For some reason, Dan Pompei of The Athletic has done a new piece about Mitchell. Pompei visited Mitchell in Salt Lake City, Utah, to give him a chance to, as the title of the piece says, "set the record straight."

There's a well-documented story with Mitchell and former Lions' left tackle Lomas Brown. During a radio interview in 2012, Brown admitted to once intentionally missing a block, which led to Mitchell getting injured and being sidelined for the season in 1994 (Mitchell's first season in Detroit). It was a stark admission, and certainly not an excusable act if Brown did it, but 12 years later Mitchell is still sour about it.

"I’d never do that to another person, let alone a teammate,” Mitchell says. “I felt I got thrown under the bus for no reason. I don’t see Lomas. I don’t talk to Lomas. I don’t want to either.”

Part of Mitchell's scathing Facebook post after watching "Bye Bye, Barry" was how Sanders was immune from criticism for the Lions' not winning a Super Bowl or winning more in the playoffs. Sanders certainly was tackled for losses a lot, but the trade off was the big runs he had. Mitchell didn't love Sanders' running style.

"It was challenging to play with him,” Mitchell said. “A lot of those other running backs of the day weren’t going to get you behind the chains very often, and we were behind the chains a lot with Barry. If you didn’t run Barry the right way, it was hard, and it put everyone else in a bind.”

Mitchell did lament the changes in the Lions' offense, with a change in coaching staff when Wayne Fontes was fired and Bobby Ross came in as head coach, that didn't work for everyone but weren't Sanders' fault.

“When we used (Sanders) the way we did in Tom Moore’s offense, I’d take him over anyone,” Mitchell says. “But what made it great was our willingness to throw the football.”

The Lions' success from last season and the Sanders' documentary (which wasn't exactly as insightful as it could have been) seems to be making Mitchell relevant again, for some reason.