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Wednesday Notes: Martin Mayhew Thinks Lions Will Have Chance to Move Down in Draft

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  • Martin Mayhew thinks there will be at least one offer for the Lions' second overall pick, allowing the team to trade down.  Whether or not that offer is good enough for the Lions to actually move down is left to be seen, but it definitely seems like a trade could happen for the right price.
  • One team that hasn't ruled out a possible trade for the second overall pick is the Browns.
  • This summer's training camp will likely only be held in Allen Park.  In the future it's possible that the Lions could take their training camp on the road, but that would probably be for only a couple weeks at most.
  • Jared DeVries, who was released by the Lions last month, would like to re-sign with the team.
  • Just like with Pacman Jones, the Lions are going to take their time before making a decision on whether or not to extend an offer to restricted free agent Anthony Hargrove.  The date to keep in mind with Hargrove is April 15.  That is the last day restricted free agents can sign offer sheets, so if something is going to happen, it has to be by that day.
  • Speaking of Pacman Jones, the Lions are "definitely interested" in him, according to Jim Schwartz.
  • The Lions were one of fifteen teams that checked out Bowling Green's pro day last week to get a look at wide receiver Freddie Barnes.
  • Bill Ford Jr. has a lot of confidence in Martin Mayhew, Tom Lewand, and Jim Schwartz. 

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  • Chester Pitts visited the Lions last week and enjoyed his time in Allen Park, based on what he said on Twitter.  Pitts visited the 49ers later in the week and also seemed to enjoy his time in San Francisco.  No word yet on if Pitts has been offered a deal, but you would think that if the Lions wanted him that badly, they wouldn't have let him leave for another visit without a contract offer.
  • Some of Calvin Johnson's goals for 2010 include staying healthy, winning more games, and becoming a Pro-Bowler.
  • It should come as no surprise that former Nebraska Cornhusker Dominic Raiola is a fan of Ndamukong Suh.
  • Neither the Lions nor the Falcons shared any information with the media about why the terms of their trade involving Chris Houston changed.
  • Eric Mangini was a good sport about having to re-watch Matthew Stafford beat the Browns during a presentation by Steve Sabol, the president of NFL Films.
  • Mangini thinks Corey Williams will do much better in the Lions' 4-3 defense.
  • Titans coach Jeff Fisher talked a bit about Kyle Vanden Bosch the other day.
  • Zack Follett was a guest on Jim Rome's radio show last week.  You can check out the interview here and here.  Also, you can check out a picture of Follett's gift for Rome here.
  • Don't expect DeAngelo Williams to be traded anytime soon.
  • It was expected that the NFL's season-opening games and Thanksgiving games would be officially announced earlier this week, but that announcement has been pushed back until a later time.
  • The Lions' conditioning program has undergone some changes recently.
  • Altie Taylor, a former running back for the Lions, passed away earlier this month.
  • Daunte Culpepper is down in Florida for the owners meetings in hopes of finding a job.
  • Former Lion Cory Redding has signed with the Ravens, and fellow former Lion James Hall has re-signed with the Rams.
  • The NFL may start scheduling division-only games in Week 17 and possibly even Week 16 in the future.