- The Lions have signed linebacker Gilbert Gardner to a one-year deal. Gardner played for the Titans last season after being a member of the Colts for the first part of his career. Gardner sounds like he will be a great special teams player, but can step in to play at linebacker if needed.
- Former Lions cornerback Fernando Bryant signed with the New England Patriots.
- Another former Lion, safety Terrence Holt, signed with the Carolina Panthers.
- According to Champ Bailey, the Lions didn't use his brother, Boss Bailey, right when he was in Detroit.
- Jim Colletto hinted at why Kevin Jones was released by saying that it was just too much of a gamble to keep him around when he was still recovering from an injury. Colletto also said that the Lions appear to be leaning toward selecting a running back in the first-round of next month's draft. According to him, drafting an offensive tackle or addressing needs on defensive also are legitimate options.
- Despite many mock drafts having the Lions drafting an outside linebacker in the first-round, Tom Kowalski doesn't see that as a position that ranks very high on the Lions' draft board.
- Rod Marinelli met with the Ohio University baseball team last week.
- Jeff Backus is glad that Mike Martz is no longer the Lions' offensive coordinator. Drew Stanton probably is as well now that his playbook is much simpler.
- Ford Field is suing the All American Football League after the new league postponed its first season due to financial issues.
Wednesday Notes: Lions Sign Gilbert Gardner
By Sean Yuille