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Lions notes: Nate Burleson calls time in Detroit his greatest career achievement

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  • As if we need another reason to love former Detroit Lions receiver Nate Burleson, this was his answer to: What is your greatest career achievement? Burleson has been nothing but classy since arriving in Detroit and has been an excellent addition to NFL Network's coverage since his retirement in 2014.
  • Darius Slay was extremely saddened by Kobe Bryant's retirement announcement on Sunday. He cried when he heard the news, and promised on Monday to bring a "Slay loves Kobe" sign to the Palace when the Pistons host the Lakers this upcoming Sunday.
  • Matt Prater sat out Monday's practice with an illness, but if you think that means Sam Martin will be kicking field goals on Thursday against the Packers, think again:
  • Calvin Johnson is just 79 yards away from his sixth straight 1,000 yard receiving season. Only 14 other receivers in NFL history have accomplished this milestone.
  • Despite Darius Slay's pleas, the Detroit Lions will not be wearing "color rush" jerseys against the Packers. "Color Rush" jerseys have become a staple of Thursday Night Football games as of late.
  • Matthew Stafford was the highest rated quarterback in Week 12 by Pro Football Focus: