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Lions notes: Calvin Johnson, Larry Warford, more

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Lions notes looks at Calvin Johnson, Larry Warford and much more.

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  • Friday's game between the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field is officially a sellout.

  • In order to make sure that he's not penalized or fined, Calvin Johnson is done dunking the ball through the goal posts.

  • Good luck, opposing defenses.
  • Johnson is going to wear a splint this year to protect the finger that was operated on after the 2013 season.

  • I hope Ndamukong Suh is right about Larry Warford.
  • ESPN's Mike Sando has Ziggy Ansah 12th on his list of breakout players for the 2014 season.

  • Reggie Bush landed just inside the top 100 in ESPN's offensive player rankings for 2014, and Matthew Stafford came in at No. 71.

  • Forbes has released new valuations for NFL teams, and the Lions are now valued at $960 million. That's only good enough for 30th in the NFL, though.

  • Nick Fairley wants to stay in Detroit beyond 2014, but given that he was just demoted for his weight and practice habits, he will have to really impress the Lions -- both on and off the field -- for them to actually re-sign him.

  • Southfield will be well represented on Friday night when the Jaguars come to town.
  • The Cleveland Browns have named Brian Hoyer their starting quarterback.

  • The NFL's greed knows no bounds.