- The Lions have "had ongoing discussions" with soon-to-be free agents Cliff Avril, Stephen Tulloch, Eric Wright, Jeff Backus and Shaun Hill, according to Tom Lewand. The Lions have also had some discussions with Calvin Johnson, who has one year left on his deal.
Matthew Stafford was asked during an interview with Dan Patrick if he wants a Super Bowl ring or an engagement ring first. His answer? A Super Bowl ring. You can check out the full interview here.
- Ndamukong Suh has been in London this week. He is there to represent NFL International, and he got a chance to check out a soccer game. (He also checked back in with another picture of the lion statue in Trafalgar Square.
- Suh appeared on ESPN's "Face-To-Face" earlier this week and defended his playing style.
- Bill Belichick isn't surprised that Jim Schwartz has been successful in Detroit.
- Aaron Lavarias, who has been on both the Lions and Patriots practice squad, thinks there are a lot of similarities between Schwartz and Belichick.
- Schwartz was a defensive assistant for the Titans when they went to Super Bowl XXXIV.
- The Lions website has video of Schwartz's time on radio row this week, as well as video of Stafford making the rounds. Justin Rogers has a text recap of their many interviews.
- SportsBusinessJournal has an advertiser chart for the Super Bowl.
- Deadspin has a look at all of the preparation that goes into a Super Bowl broadcast, and SI has a guide to NBC's coverage.
Lions Notes: Contract Discussions Underway For Key Free Agents
By Sean Yuille