- To honor Tom Kowalski, who died this morning, Lions head coach Jim Schwartz held a moment of silence with his players and had a team prayer. He also paid tribute to Kowalski by having a moment of silence during his post-practice press conference. Since Kowalski usually asked the first question, Schwartz decided to use that time to honor him.
"When we're ready, we'll go to the second question," he said. The group then took a moment of silence in honor of Kowalski.
"I'll just say this about Tom," said Schwartz. "The one thing he always tried to do was get it right. He knew football and he always wanted to get it right and we had a lot of respect for that."
- Kowalski was trending worldwide on Twitter because so many people were recounting their memories of him. MLive compiled what Kowalski's fellow media members (local and national) had to say about him on Twitter.
- The Lions will likely be without wide receiver Nate Burleson on Thursday against the Buffalo Bills because he had to get stitches in his right elbow. The stitches were necessary to close a wound after he broke open the incision from the surgery he had earlier in the offseason. He wasn't likely going to play much to begin with, so this doesn't seem like a big deal.
- Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was unsurprisingly asked again today if he is a dirty player. This was his response (via Dave Hogg): "I'll consider myself a dirty player when my mom calls me a dirty player."
- Kicker Dave Rayner, who was released by the Lions this morning, already has a workout scheduled with the Dallas Cowboys.
- According to Mike Florio and Jason La Canfora, the Lions currently have around $730,000 in cap space.
- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was impressed with the atmosphere at Ford Field on Saturday night.