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Lions notes: Martin Mayhew talks about Mike Thomas trade

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Lions notes looks at Martin Mayhew's thoughts on the Mike Thomas trade from a couple years ago, other comments from Mayhew and much more.

  • Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew recently talked to the Free Press about his decision from 2012 to trade a fifth-round pick for wide receiver Mike Thomas. The trade turned out to be a bad one since Thomas didn't do much of anything with the Lions before he was released last summer, and Mayhew blamed his lack of a clear plan for Thomas on things not working out. Since Thomas was so versatile, Mayhew thought the Lions would figure out his role after trading for him, and that was a mistake since they "just never found anything for him." Lesson learned, I suppose.

  • Take this with a grain of salt, but Mayhew said on Monday that he hadn't talked to anybody at this year's NFL owners meetings about any kind of a possible trade.

  • Thanks to a new NFL rule, a camera will finally be inside of the Lions' draft room this year. This merely means that we will get to see people high-fiving and shaking hands after the Lions turn their pick in, but hey, I guess that's better than nothing.

  • It's not tough to read between the lines of this statement from Bill Ford Jr.:
  • National Football Post has a look at what goes on inside the mind of a salary cap manager.