- The Lions announced earlier this week that the Thanksgiving game against the Patriots sold out already. It is the earliest announcement of a sellout since the Thanksgiving game three years ago.
- Roy Williams went on the radio and praised the job Matt Millen did as the Lions' general manager, blaming the team's struggles partially on the offensive line. Dominic Raiola fired back and called out Williams big time.
- Jason Hanson is hoping to return from his knee injury on Thanksgiving.
- Nebraska is going to retire Ndamukong Suh's jersey at halftime of next week's game against Colorado. Since the Lions play on Thanksgiving and the Nebraska game is on Friday, Suh will be able to attend it.
- There is a warrant out for former Lion Grady Jackson's arrest for allegedly receiving stolen property, but he called the whole situation a misunderstanding. The warrant was issued because Jackson sold a watch to a pawn shop for $2,000 last month. The problem is that watch was reported stolen by former Lion Travis Fisher back in 2009. He and Jackson were both on the Lions last year, so you can go ahead and connect the dots.
- The 19-year anniversary of Mike Utley's scary injury was earlier this week.
- For the last time, those Nike Pro Combat photoshops floating around are not real. I'm shocked people are so gullible, but the NFL's PR guy had to clarify things since so many people bought the fakes as being legit.
Lions Notes: Thanksgiving Game Against Patriots Already Sold Out
By Sean Yuille