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Lions Notes: Jahvid Best Wins Pepsi Rookie Of The Week Vote

  • Jahvid Best was voted the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week.
  • Friday was the two-year anniversary of Matt Millen being fired. Hard to believe it's been two years already, although at the same time, it feels like he's been gone for quite some time now.
  • Although Matthew Stafford said his rehab is "going good," he can't even untie his shoes with his right hand because his range is still limited. I know Jim Schwartz's original comments this week made it seem like Stafford was getting close to being able to play, but he hasn't even tried to throw a pass with his right arm yet. To me, it seems like he's still a couple weeks away at the very least.
  • Stafford watched the Eagles game from the coaching box, giving him a different perspective on things.
  • Here's a disappointing stat: In the final four minutes before halftime, the Lions have been outscored 24-0 in the first two games of the season. Imagine how things might be different if Detroit could close out the first half.
  • Gosder Cherilus spoke to the Free Press about what he has been doing to help Haiti, as well as his meeting with Bill Clinton.
  • Speaking of Cherilus, he doesn't care about Jared Allen or his feelings, although he does respect him.
  • Tom Kowalski reports that Nate Burleson could be back next week.
  • Cliff Avril said his knee injury could have been much worse than it actually was, and initially it felt like it was much worse.
  • Gunther Cunningham is mad as hell and he isn't going to take it anymore.
  • NFL Films shot a piece on Caleb Campbell on Thursday.
  • The Lions worked out defensive tackle Tank Tyler and defensive backs Quintin Demps, Victor Harris, Chevis Jackson and Karl Paymah this week, continuing to gather a short list of players that could be signed in case injuries happen.
  • The Vikings don't regret trading with the Lions in the draft, allowing Detroit to get Jahvid Best.
  • The announcers for Sunday's game are Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa.
  • DeDe Dorsey has returned to the UFL's Las Vegas Locos.
  • Charles Rogers doesn't only owe the Lions money; he also owes $1.17 million on his house in Novi and is facing foreclosure. Yeah, I don't think the Lions will be seeing any of that money any time soon.

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