"We said all along we want to build this team through the draft," Lions president Tom Lewand said Wednesday, declining to speak about Cutler specifically because of NFL tampering rules.
"A lot of teams say that. But the ones who are disciplined about that approach actually do it. So we have to be cognizant of that goal and that philosophy and have the discipline to stick to that.
"That doesn't mean you don't make trades. But it means you do so with the recognition you're giving away the opportunity to add to your core through the draft and the recognition that it's the most important way to construct a foundation."
Lastly for tonight, Lewand hinted that changes to the uniform and leaping Lion logo will be coming, though maybe not until the 2010 season. Uniform changes for this year had to be submitted last November. "Stay tuned," Lewand said. He also intimated the Lions could one day return to hosting training camp at a remote location like Saginaw Valley State.