- Ziggy Ansah and Sam Martin both made Pro Football Focus' All-Sophomore Team.
- Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin is scheduled to interview with the Denver Broncos on Friday.
- This could obviously change with Austin, but it's been a while since the Lions lost an assistant to an NFL head coaching job.
- MLive took a look at all 48 of Matthew Stafford's sacks from the 2014 season.
- According to Jeff Risdon, these are some of the players the Lions met with at the East-West Shrine Game this week: North Dakota State RB John Crockett, Syracuse OT Sean Hickey, Mississippi State OG Ben Beckwith and Chattanooga DT Derrick Lott.
- Martin Mayhew was at Wednesday's East-West Shrine Game practice, per Risdon.
- After the Lions made the playoffs in 2011, things went quite poorly for them in 2012. With that in mind, the Lions are hoping that they have learned from their mistakes in the 2012 offseason and are now better prepared to build on this season's playoff appearance.
- Cornerback Trevin Wade, who didn't sign a futures deal with the Lions despite being on the practice squad, ended up signing a futures deal with the New York Giants.
- Another former Lions cornerback, Jonte Green, has inked a futures deal with the Buffalo Bills.
- Jim Schwartz is not going to return as the Bills' defensive coordinator.
- Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is the new head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
- The San Francisco 49ers filled their head coaching job by promoting defensive line coach Jim Tomsula.
- Finally, congratulations to Galv for winning our college bowl pick'em pool.
In today's Lions notes: Ziggy Ansah, Sam Martin and much more.
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