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Lions notes: Todd McShay goes OL for Detroit in latest mock draft

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Lions notes looks at Todd McShay's latest mock draft, an interesting tidbit about the release of Reggie Bush and much more.

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  • ESPN's Todd McShay has the Detroit Lions taking Florida State center Cameron Erving in his latest 2015 NFL mock draft. The thinking here is that Travis Swanson would move over to left guard, filling that need with Erving sliding in as the starting center. I'm sure the Lions could also simply put Erving at left guard since he seems to be a pretty versatile player.

  • According to NFL Network's Heath Evans, Reggie Bush was asked to take a pay cut before the Lions released him. In other words, Bush could have stuck around on a smaller contract, but he opted to explore the market as a free agent instead.

  • Money was certainly a big reason behind the Lions' decision to release Bush, but getting Theo Riddick more playing time certainly had to be a factor.
  • Bush wasn't the only veteran NFC North player released this week.
  • Keep this name in mind as the Lions look to bolster their defensive tackle depth:
  • The 2015 pro day schedule is out.