- Despite undergoing surgery earlier this offseason, Joique Bell is hoping to be ready for OTAs.
Bell said offseason surgery was a "success" and he began working out this week and plans to be back for OTAs.— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) February 6, 2015
- Bell is going back to school this offseason.
.@JoiqueBell says he's spending his off season getting his master's degree in sports administration at Wayne State.— Tori Petry (@sportstori) February 6, 2015
- This is pretty high praise for DeAndre Levy:
Joique Bell asked to name the leader of the Lions. He says DeAndre Levy.— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) February 6, 2015
- Much like Calvin Johnson, it sounds like Bell is willing to recruit Ndamukong Suh in order to make sure the defensive tackle re-signs with the Detroit Lions.
Joique Bell on bringing Ndamukong Suh back: "I'm gonna have to talk with Calvin, see if we can do something."— Josh Katzenstein (@jkatzenstein) February 6, 2015
- MLive's Justin Rogers put together a projection of what a six-year, $100 million deal for Suh might look like.
Travis Swanson and Glover Quin both received awards from the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.
Lions S @GloverQuin27 was named the team's Good Guy Award winner today for his work with the media. Well deserved.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) February 6, 2015
Also, from the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association, rookie C Travis Swanson was named the team's Rookie of the Year— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) February 6, 2015
- Swanson may already be penciled in as the Lions' starting center for next season, but that doesn't mean he's going to spend the offseason relaxing.
Swanson: "The biggest thing for me is just working like I’ve never worked before. I just want to leave no doubt that I’m the next guy."— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) February 6, 2015
- You can go ahead and scratch Luke McCown off the list of potential backup quarterback options for the Lions. They reportedly had interest in him last year given his connection to Joe Lombardi, but McCown has already re-signed with the New Orleans Saints.
- Dick LeBeau ended up joining the Tennessee Titans instead of the Arizona Cardinals.
- The Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class could feature some pretty big names.
- The list of participants for the 2015 NFL Combine is out.
Lions notes: Joique Bell, Travis Swanson, more
Lions notes looks at Joique Bell, Travis Swanson and much more.
By Sean Yuille