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Monday Notes: Lions Play Host to Former Season-Ticket Holders

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  • Jon Jansen sounds like he is open to playing any position on the offensive line if it means he will get playing time.  All backup offensive linemen need to be versatile, as that allows the Lions to keep fewer linemen on the team and active during games.  Jansen is no exception, and although he will primarily be a right tackle (likely backing up Gosder Cherilus), he will probably get time at every other position on the O-line as well.
  • Around 120 former season-ticket holders attended practice on Wednesday of last week.  More than 6,000 were invited, and there were only 60 or so left by the time practice was over.  The numbers may not seem all that impressive, but at the end of the day the Lions sold 30 season-ticket packages, meaning the event was a success in that sense.  The invite was a way for the Lions to reach out to ex-ticket holders, hoping to get them back in the team's good graces.  I doubt this will be the last effort to do that, as Martin Mayhew and Jim Schwartz seem committed to getting the team to be more open to the fans, especially the ones that dish out money for tickets or used to do that.
  • Pontiac still hasn't sold the Silverdome, and unless some unforeseen sale is made, it looks like the former home of the Lions will be put up for auction sometime in the future.
  • Former Lion Reggie Rogers was sentenced to two years in jail for two different DUI cases.  Both of these came after he killed three teenagers in an accident where he ran a stop sign back in 1988.  That accident led to the end of his career with the Lions, and the latest two incidents have led to an end of his freedom for a couple years.