Lions notes looks at where Detroit landed on the list of most-injured teams, Calvin Johnson's latest accolade, Ndamukong Suh's civil suit settlement and much more.
- According to The Dallas Morning News, Detroit Lions starters missed a combined total of 69 games during the 2012 season. This puts the Lions 28th in the league when it comes to the healthiest teams in 2012. They were toward the very bottom, which shouldn't come as a surprise considering running back Jahvid Best missed the entire season and many other starters were banged up. What's interesting is that the two least-healthiest teams -- the Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers -- both made the playoffs, so it is possible to overcome injuries.
- Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has been named to the 2012 PFW/PFWA All-NFL team.
- Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh has settled the lawsuit he was facing in Oregon over a car crash that happened in 2011. He ended up agreeing to a $130,000 settlement.
- Running back Kevin Smith is pretty disappointed with the lack of playing time he got with the Lions in 2012. I can't blame him.
- This is a pretty surprising stat:
- Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson is on board with the strategy of drafting the best player available.
- On Wednesday, Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan announced that he is returning for his senior season despite being projected as a high first-round pick. Many have disagreed with Lewan's decision to stay in school, but Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson thinks he is making the right move.
- Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is the Cleveland Browns' new head coach.