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Lions notes: TJ Jones, Laken Tomlinson, more

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Lions notes looks at TJ Jones, Laken Tomlinson and much more.

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  • TJ Jones spent his entire rookie season on the PUP list last year after being picked by the Detroit Lions in the sixth round. Shoulder surgery led to his extended stay on the PUP list, but it sounds like he's ready to compete for a roster spot this offseason:
  • Why did Laken Tomlinson end up picking No. 72 for his jersey instead of trying to get No. 77 from Cornelius Lucas? Tomlinson explained his reasoning last week:
  • Here are the projected 2015 cap numbers for this year's Lions draft picks:
  • It's unclear if the Lions were one of them, but 26 teams reportedly "expressed interest" in LSU offensive tackle La'el Collins after he went undrafted. Collins ultimately ended up signing with the Dallas Cowboys in a classic "rich get richer" scenario.

  • Former Lions offensive tackle Corey Hilliard, who signed with the New York Jets this offseason, surprisingly decided to retire last week.
  • The New York Giants released former Lions wide receiver Kevin Ogletree last week.

  • This seems excessive, to say the least: On a related note, how fitting: