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Lions notes: The London trip begins

Lions notes looks at the team's trip to London, an update on Joseph Fauria and much more.

  • The Detroit Lions flew to London on Monday night in advance of their game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Before leaving for London, Jim Caldwell described this as a "business trip" rather than a "vacation."

  • It sounds like there's an outside chance that Joseph Fauria could return to action this week.
  • FOX has protected the Lions' Week 16 matchup with the Chicago Bears, meaning it can't be flexed into the Sunday night slot on NBC.

  • How about that Lions defense?
  • If reports from Australia are to be believed, the Lions may be expressing interest in adding another rugby player to their practice squad. Last year, they signed Carlin Isles to their practice squad and later their roster (on a futures deal), but he ended up sticking with rugby.

  • Wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, who was just signed to the Lions' practice squad on Monday, picked a good time to join the team. (And yes, the Lions took their practice squad with them to London.)

  • According to The MMQB, Caldwell took the Lions' beat writers out for a "three-hour dinner" last week. One of the beat writers, Dave Birkett, described it as a "get-to-know-you session." Interesting.

  • Remember that story about the skit that Larry Warford and Travis Swanson put on in the Lions' locker room last week? Here's one of the photos they presented: I really hope we eventually get to see video of the entire skit.

  • The Seattle Seahawks traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets last Friday, and since then there have been several reports about his poor behavior in the locker room. Case in point: Golden Tate is currently having the last laugh, as he is putting up big-time numbers for a first-place team. Harvin, meanwhile, is now a member of the 1-6 Jets.

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