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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Lions moving their practice facility?

Terry Foster, a former host on 97.1 The Ticket in Detroit who works for Woodward Sports now, says the Lions are exploring moving their practice facility from Allen Park into downtown Detroit.

The Lions have had their facility in Allen Park since 2002, and they have also had training camp there since then. Last summer, head coach Dan Campbell sounded open to the idea of taking training camp on the road. Team president Rod Wood has previously talked about moving the team facility, so perhaps there's some teeth to this and it's fair to assume Foster is still pretty plugged in.

LB Anthony Pittman wanted back

As the Lions make re-signing decisions before free agency, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported they are working to re-sign linebacker Anthony Pittman but don't plan to tender him a restricted free agent deal.

Pittman has been a core special teamer over the last three seasons for the Lions, playing nearly 1,100 total snaps on special teams.

Jalen Reeves-Maybin named new NFLPA president

Lions linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin has been elected the new president of the NFL Player's Association.

New Lions' uniforms?

The Lions are about due for new primary uniforms, and they actually could have had them for last season by league rules. Signs have pointed to it happening for the 2024 season, but this might be the clearest sign yet.

The draft is often a time for NFL teams to reveal new uniforms. With this year's draft in Detroit April 25-27, it would make perfect sense for a Lions' uniform reveal to come before that. A 50 percent off sale on "select" (aka "going to be old") jerseys for season ticket holders through April 15 might be as close to a confirmation as we'll get right now.

Price has been set for Jonah Jackson?

Lions guard Jonah Jackson seems sure to be gone in free agency, with the possibility he'll have several suitors in what looks to be a robust market at the position. A couple of contracts agreed to on Thursday seems to be setting his price point.

Ezra Cleveland's deal with the Jaguars is more like three years, $24 million upon further review.

Jackson is in Dotson's tier among free agent guards, arguably with a better resume (one Pro Bowl, to Dotson's zero). Dotson did have a far better 2023 season though. But Jackson may be able to get a deal like Dotson's, or at least close to it, and what he gets will surely be better than Cleveland's deal.

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