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Lions notes: Tampering, rule changes, more

Lions notes looks at possible tampering charges for the Miami Dolphins, some rule changes for the 2015 season and much more.

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  • The Detroit Free Press reports that the Detroit Lions are not going to pursue tampering charges against the Miami Dolphins for their handling of the Ndamukong Suh deal. That's seems a bit odd on the surface, but perhaps they don't need to actively pursue charges with the NFL already likely investigating the deal. It really seems like the NFL's form of punishment will be a strongly worded letter warning teams to knock it off in the future. It'd certainly be nice if the Dolphins were forced to swap draft picks with the Lions, but I'd be pretty shocked if the NFL actually does anything worthwhile given how widespread the tampering seemingly was.

  • Despite being 89 years old, Martha Ford has been pretty active as owner of the Lions.

  • If what New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said this week is any indication, the Lions got a pretty outstanding player in Tyrunn Walker. The Saints' loss is the Lions' gain.

  • With only six picks in this year's draft, the Lions are toward the bottom of the league in "draft value" for 2015.

  • According to Rand Getlin, the Lions are going to hold a private workout with Western Oregon wide receiver Tyrell Williams.

  • Former Lions tight end Ifeanyi Momah signed with the Arizona Cardinals following his workout at the Veteran Combine.

  • I really don't like the message the NFL is sending with this move: Get outsmarted in a playoff game because another team made full use of the rulebook? No problem! Just complain about it enough that the league changes the rule the next year.

  • Speaking of rule changes:
  • There won't be any changes to extra points until May at the earliest, but it sure sounds like some pretty significant alterations could be coming.

  • I have a feeling the whole Minnesota Vikings/Adrian Peterson saga is going to get pretty ugly before it's eventually resolved.

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