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Lions notes: Calvin Johnson, Eric Ebron, more

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Lions notes looks at Calvin Johnson, Eric Ebron and much more.

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  • The Detroit Lions wants fans to show up early for Monday night's game against the New York Giants, as they have several things planned before kickoff, including a tribute to late owner William Clay Ford. (Actor Jeff Daniels is going to introduce the video tribute.)

  • Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond made headlines this week by saying that Calvin Johnson "has some weaknesses for sure." Johnson's response? It was a good one:
  • In response to Thurmond's comments, Jim Caldwell made it clear that he doesn't think "bulletin-board material" is necessary to motivate his players.

  • You have to like Eric Ebron's attitude when it comes to touchdown celebrations:
  • If the Lions end up signing Champ Bailey, these two stats will be pretty amazing to think about:
  • In honor of Thursday night's season-opening game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers, Golden Tate wrote about the "Fail Mary."

  • Michigan and Notre Dame are wrapping up their rivalry -- for now, anyway -- on Saturday, and I agree 100 percent with Tate's thoughts on this:
  • Former Lions running back Mikel Leshoure landed a workout with the Indianapolis Colts. It's no surprise that the Colts are interested in him considering they were the main team in trade rumors involving Leshoure a year ago.

  • Facebook's 2014 NFL fan map is out.