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Lions notes: Jarryd Hayne, Ndamukong Suh, more

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Lions notes looks at an Australian rugby player who could potentially land in Detroit, an update on whether or not Ndamukong Suh was fined for last week's roughing the passer penalty and much more.

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  • There was a report back in October that the Detroit Lions had some interest in Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne, and he visited the team on Friday, according to National Football Post. Hayne has also reportedly met with the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, indicating that he's drawing a pretty good amount of interest from NFL teams. My guess is that some team will sign him to their practice squad or to a futures deal at the conclusion of the regular season and give him an extended look in 2015.

  • Surprisingly, Ndamukong Suh was not fined for his roughing the passer penalty against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

  • The Lions have four captains this week: Rob Sims (offense), George Johnson (defense), Darryl Tapp (defense) and Ashlee Palmer (special teams).

  • This is pretty awesome:
  • Despite his lack of snaps last week, it appears that Theo Riddick is still in the Lions' plans on offense.
  • Here's the latest update on Nick Fairley's status:
  • Earlier this week, the Lions worked out wide receiver Colin Lockett, defensive back Brandon Ghee and safety DeJon Gomes, who played in Detroit in 2013 and was with the team this year until the end of August.

  • Joique Bell has a unique handshake for all of his teammates and even his head coach.

  • Rookie Larry Webster hasn't had a chance to play this season, but he's apparently impressing coaches quite a bit in practice.
  • ESPN's Michael Rothstein took a look at how Glover Quin gets ready for game day.

  • Remember how the Lions released fullback Montell Owens from injured reserve this week? He immediately signed with the Chicago Bears.

  • Speaking of the Bears, to say they have turmoil in their locker room would be an understatement.