- We are now less than a week away from Detroit Lions rookies reporting for training camp, and we're just a bit more than a week away from veterans reporting for training camp.
- Bleeding Green Nation put together a lengthy analysis of offensive line age. Based on the projected starting lineups for all 32 NFL teams, the Lions are ranked 16th in the NFL with an average age of nearly 28 years. (Their projected lineup, by the way, includes Corey Hilliard as the starting right tackle. If you replace him with Jason Fox, the Lions' average age drops to around 27 years and 4.5 months.)
- ESPN.com's Ashley Fox has a good piece on why Matthew Stafford is worth the extension he received last week.
- Pro Football Talk has the Lions 20th in its preseason power rankings.
- The latest "Life of Broyles" focuses on photography.
- Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton will play on the franchise tag in 2013 after not getting a long-term deal done by the deadline on Monday.
Lions notes: Average OL age, Matthew Stafford, more
Lions notes looks at average offensive line age, Matthew Stafford and more.