- Detroit Lions defensive end Cliff Avril has spoken with Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice in recent months about their contract situations. Rice, like Avril, has been franchised but has not yet signed his tender.
- Avril disputed a recent report that he and the Lions are $2 million apart on a long-term contract offer.
- Pro Football Focus is doing a series on "secret superstars," and Lions defensive end Willie Young is featured in Monday's post.
- SBNation.com has put together a list of NFL teams that could potentially become the next "dynasty." Interestingly, the Lions are the first team mentioned on the list.
- Nate Burleson's team beat Stephen Tulloch's team in a charity softball game on Saturday. The game raised more than $35,000 for charity.
- NBC Sports held a Sunday Night Football photo shoot on Monday at the Lions' facility. Both Riley Reiff and Ndamukong Suh were involved in it.
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