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Lions notes: Lawrence Jackson hopes to re-sign with Detroit

Lions notes looks at Lawrence Jackson, Cliff Avril, Reggie Bush and much more.

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  • Defensive end Lawrence Jackson is hoping to re-sign with the Detroit Lions, and he'd like to compete for the starting left end job since he feels like that is a "more natural" position for him.
  • Defensive end Cliff Avril is reportedly drawing interest from "multiple" teams that run a 3-4 defense.
  • Sports Illustrated's Peter King has Avril No. 1 on his 2013 free agent rankings.
  • MLive's Anwar Richardson did a Q&A with Avril.
  • New Lions punter Blake Clingan paid his own way to his tryout earlier this week. Considering he earned a contract, I'd say it was more than worth it.
  • Kickers Havard Rugland (the "Norwegian kicking sensation") and Justin Medlock tried out for the Lions this week.
  • What might Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's eventual contract extension look like? MLive's Justin Rogers has a good breakdown.
  • Speaking of Stafford, Rotoworld has a look at "what went wrong" for him last season.
  • If the Lions end up signing running back Reggie Bush and you need some convincing that they made a good move, read this story from Grantland.
  • ESPN's KC Joyner thinks the Lions are one of the five best fits for free-agent wide receiver Wes Welker.
  • Pro Football Focus put together a look at performance based value for the Lions.
  • The DUI case for Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley is still unresolved.
  • FOX Sports' Peter Schrager likes what he saw on last year's film of Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
  • As noted by SideLion Report, it looks like the Lions may be getting blue end zones with their new FieldTurf.
  • Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher is set to visit a double-digit amount of teams, according to's Gil Brandt.
  • Arrowhead Pride has a great write-up on Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner.
  • Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore did 19 reps on the bench press at his pro day, which is up from 12 at the combine.
  • Former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu is apparently working out in Detroit. Why? That is currently unknown.