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Lions notes: Akwasi Owusu-Ansah added to practice squad

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Lions notes looks at Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, DeAndre Levy and much more.

Bob Levey
  • The Detroit Lions added safety Akwasi Owusu-Ansah to their practice squad on Monday. He fills the spot that was opened up when Rodney Austin was signed to the 53-man roster last week.

  • Chris McCosky put together an outstanding piece on the Lions' leadership transformation since last season.

  • The Lions haven't had a linebacker go to the Pro Bowl since Stephen Boyd in the 2000 season, but DeAndre Levy could change that this year. What's more, Levy could become the first non-defensive back ever in the Super Bowl era to lead the NFL in interceptions.

  • Speaking of players deserving of going to the Pro Bowl...
  • Might Shaun Hill be a hot commodity on the free-agent market in 2014? Given the demand for quality backup quarterbacks, Dave Birkett thinks it's possible.

  • Because I can't get enough stats about how great the Lions' run defense is, here's another one: