- Detroit Lions wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson was teammates with Junior Seau, who committed suicide earlier this week, from 1991-95. Jefferson talked about his memories of Seau in an interview with the Lions' official site.
- Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus is on schedule in his rehab from bicep surgery. Backus admitted that he isn't doing "some of the things the younger guys are doing," but he feels "great right now."
- Lions head coach Jim Schwartz appeared on NFL Network on Thursday. (MLive has a transcript of the interview.)
- The Free Press put together an article and a video on Cliff Avril's training with Jim Kielbaso.
- Kyle Vanden Bosch answered questions from fans in an interview with the Lions' official site.
- Collin Mooney, a fullback from Army who is Matt Millen's son-in-law and worked out for the Lions last year, has signed with the Tennessee Titans.