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Lions notes: Louis Delmas, Joe Lombardi, more

Lions notes looks at Louis Delmas' chances of staying in Detroit, Joe Lombardi's responsibilities as the offensive coordinator and much more.

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  • When asked on Thursday about the chances of Louis Delmas re-signing with the Detroit Lions, head coach Jim Caldwell didn't sound overly optimistic. By the way, Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert confirmed to Mike O'Hara that Delmas' recent visit was a "look-see." In other words, the Steelers didn't bring him in with the intention of quickly signing him; they simply wanted to evaluate him in person.

  • It's official: Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi will call the plays for the Lions in 2014.
  • Mark this date down on your calendar:
  • Keep the name Zach Hocker in mind if the Lions decide to draft a kicker this year.
  • Kyle Meinke reports that the Lions informally interviewed North Carolina center Russell Bodine on Wednesday night. Also, Michael Rothstein reports that the Lions plan on speaking with Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas while at the combine.

  • This seems like a very odd reason to be a Lions fan, but it'll make for a pretty interesting story if Joe Don Duncan ends up being drafted by Detroit.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith didn't have much to say when asked about what kind of contact he had with the Lions during their coaching search.

  • The Chicago Bears are putting a big focus on fixing their defense this offseason.