- Lions safety Louis Delmas practiced on Tuesday, suggesting that he will play on Saturday against the Saints. That would be big for the Lions, as Delmas has been out since Thanksgiving.
- The Saints placed running back Mark Ingram on injured reserve on Tuesday.
- It has been a bad couple of days for coaches hired in 2009, the same year the Lions hired Jim Schwartz.
- As noted by Anwar Richardson, Saturday's game between the Lions and Saints will be the first time that two players with 5,000 passing yards (Matthew Stafford and Drew Brees) will meet in a playoff game.
- The latest SB Nation 2012 NFL Mock Draft has the Lions selecting Ohio State offensive tackle with the 23rd overall pick.
- Lions linebacker Isaiah Ekejiuba is planning on having shoulder surgery, according to Dave Birkett. He was placed on injured reserve early in the season because of the injury.
- The Bears fired general manager Jerry Angelo on Tuesday. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz also parted ways with the Bears, as he decided to resign.
- Rick Spielman, the one-time Lions scout and brother of former Lions linebacker Chris Spielman, has been promoted to general manager by the Vikings.
- For reasons beyond me, the Chargers decided to bring back Norv Turner and A.J. Smith. Right about now I'm glad I'm not a Chargers fan.
Lions Notes: Louis Delmas' Status Looks Promising For Saturday
By Sean Yuille