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Lions notes: Golden Tate, Jim Washburn, more

Lions notes looks at Golden Tate, Jim Washburn and much more.

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  • It sounds like the Detroit Lions might actually give Golden Tate an opportunity to return punts this year. I can't imagine Tate will become the full-time returner, but perhaps the Lions will use him on a situational basis like they did in their playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.

  • Lions defensive line coach Jim Washburn is going to miss some time this offseason because he had knee-replacement surgery, according to the Detroit Free Press.

  • The Lions' official site has two new videos featuring Lions assistants breaking down film.

  • The Lions aren't the only team with possible interest in Brandon Copeland:
  • The Lions are going to either host Miami (OH) cornerback Quinten Rollins for a pre-draft visit or privately work him out, according to Rand Getlin.

  • Kellen Davis and Corey Hilliard got pretty similar contracts from the New York Jets.
  • The NFL has finally handed out discipline to the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons:

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