- This pretty much sums up the Detroit Lions' current situation:
Burleson on mood of team: "You try to laugh to keep from crying."
Nate Burleson is willing to take another pay cut to ensure that he stays with the Lions in 2014. A pay cut is pretty much his only hope of sticking around and not being a cap casualty considering he's currently set to make $5.5 million next year.
- Speaking of contract situations for 2014, Joique Bell, who is set to be a restricted free agent, is planning to be back in Detroit next year.
Rashean Mathis is hoping to return to action this week after missing last week's game because of the flu.
LaAdrian Waddle had a walking boot on his left ankle on Tuesday, according to Dave Birkett. That's not a great sign for his status this week.
- Unlike the Minnesota Vikings, the Lions have a practice scheduled for Christmas afternoon.
- The broadcast crew for Sunday's Lions/Vikings game is going to feature Gus Johnson, Charles Davis and Charissa Thompson.