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Tuesday Notes: Foote Wants Long-Term Deal with Detroit After This Season

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  • Larry Foote's reasoning for not signing a long-term deal is that his value will go up after this season.  He is obviously expecting big things from himself, and he hopes to sign a long-term deal with the Lions next year if everything goes according to plan.
  • Jeff Backus feels as if he won't be switching to left guard since the Lions only selected one offensive tackle in the draft (Lydon Murtha in the seventh round).
  • Drew Stanton and former Lion Drew Henson rode the Zambonis during the second intermission of Sunday's Red Wings-Ducks game.
  • Sammie Lee Hill is a pretty good cook.
  • Peter King ranked all 32 NFL teams, and the Lions surprisingly weren't last.  King has Detroit at No. 31, saying that the Lions will win four games this year and Jim Schwartz will get a bronze statue.  He had the Browns at No. 32, because they have "too many holes" in "too tough a division."
  • Despite reports that Brett Favre wasn't going to unretire, it seems like it's 2008 all over again.  Favre threw at his local high school again, and the Vikings confirmed they are interested in him.  Considering it is only May, my guess is that this story is just starting to get going.  Once training camp nears, I foresee an ESPN filled with nothing but Favre-related stories.
  • Tight end Michael Gaines, who was released by the Lions recently, signed with the Bears on Monday.