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Lions notes: Haloti Ngata, Tyrunn Walker, more

Lions notes looks at Haloti Ngata, Tyrunn Walker and much more.

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  • The Detroit Lions' official site has a recap of how the Haloti Ngata trade came together and how the team's pursuit of Tyrunn Walker began.

  • Here's what Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh had to say about Ngata:
  • By trading for Ngata and signing Walker, who was an untendered restricted free agent, the Lions have not added any qualifying unrestricted free agents so far this offseason. That's important for next year's compensatory picks, and that's something that Martin Mayhew has been mindful of this offseason. The Lions will likely receive a third-round compensatory pick next year for losing Ndamukong Suh, and at the very least, they should get a fifth-rounder for losing Nick Fairley.

  • Based on this report from the Detroit Free Press, it doesn't sound like the Lions had any real interest in re-signing Fairley.

  • The Lions went into the 2014 season expecting Eric Ebron to be the third option in their passing game. Things really didn't play out that way, but Mayhew is hopeful for Ebron's future.
  • Ebron got Matthew Stafford and Kelly Hall a pretty unique gift for their upcoming wedding.

  • Former Lions wide receiver Mike Williams is now a high school football coach.

  • In honor of Super Bowl 50, there will be a lot of gold at NFL stadiums this year.

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