- MLive's Anwar Richardson put together a four-part introduction series on new Lions fullback James Bryant.
- The Lions' official website has video from the town hall meeting that was conducted with season-ticket holders earlier this week.
- Calvin Johnson defeated Matthew Stafford in the initial round of voting for the Madden 13 cover contest. Johnson is now a No. 6 seed and is taking on Dwayne Bowe of the Chiefs in the round of 32.
- The Lions are ranked seventh in the NFL in ESPN's pre-draft power rankings.
- Lions offensive line coach George Yarno attended Stanford's pro day on Thursday.
- Looking back at all of the concussions he suffered, former Lion Lem Barney said that had he had another choice, he wouldn't have even played football.
- DeMaurice Smith has been reaffirmed by the NFLPA as its executive director. Also, Domonique Foxworth has been elected the new president of the NFLPA.
- The Green Bay Packers have signed center Jeff Saturday.
- Matt Forte is none too happy with the Bears' decision to sign Michael Bush. If not for the franchise tag, Forte would likely be long gone from Chicago by now.
- Speaking of Bears running back news, Marion Barber has retired.
- Former Lions fullback Jerome Felton signed with the Minnesota Vikings earlier this week.
Lions Notes: Calvin Johnson Advances In Madden 13 Cover Vote
By Sean Yuille