- The Detroit Lions recently held a private workout with Florida State defensive end Bjoern Werner.
- The latest buzz about the top of the first round is that Eric Fisher could be going first overall and the Cleveland Browns may want to jump ahead of the Lions to take Ezekiel Ansah.
- According to Chris Mortensen, the Lions are "intrigued" by Tavon Austin, but they probably won't actually pick him, at least not with the fifth overall selection.
- Dave Birkett reports that he heard a rumor that the Lions "like Lane Johnson plenty."
- Birkett also reports that the Lions have "inquired" about free-agent tight end Travis Beckum, who previously played for the New York Giants.
- Jason Hanson threw out the first pitch at Wednesday's Detroit Tigers game, and it was a pretty impressive throw.
Adrian Peterson had a very classy reaction to Barry Sanders winning the Madden 25 cover vote.
Congrats to my guy Barry Sanders for winning the 2013 Madden Cover!Any other guy to take me down... it would've been a problem! Salute— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) April 25, 2013
- Here's what Sanders had to say on Twitter after being named to the cover:
I would like to thank all the fans that voted in the EA Madden— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) April 25, 2013
Not just for me, but for all the players involved.— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) April 25, 2013
I am shocked, excited, humbled, elated. I am also proud to be the Madden 25 Cover athlete.— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) April 25, 2013
And special thanks to @sandysandovalea for giving me the chance and putting me in the running. EA has been a great partner.— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) April 25, 2013
The voter turn out in this program has been remarkable. And the fact that I won is pretty sweet, but very surprising and amazing. #Madden25— Barry Sanders (@BarrySanders) April 25, 2013
- The Lions came in at No. 20 in SB Nation's pre-draft power rankings.
- Former Lions Jarett Dillard and Alex Gottlieb have signed with the Arizona Cardinals.
Lions notes: The latest 2013 NFL Draft rumors
Lions notes looks at NFL Draft rumors, Travis Beckum, Barry Sanders, Jason Hanson and more.
By Sean Yuille