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Lions notes: Golden Tate restructures contract, Week 1 captains

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Friday's Lions notes takes a look at Golden Tate's contract restructuring, Detroit's official captains for Week 1 and more.

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  • Thursday, Golden Tate restructured his contract to make a little room for the Lions this year. Here are the details:
  • This season, the Lions will be honoring Charlie Sanders, who passed away earlier this year, with a No. 88 decal on their helmets.
  • The Detroit Lions announced their captains for Week 1:
  • Darius Slay gave an amazing interview on Thursday. Check it out here to see why Slay wants to be a blitzer in 2015.
  • Breaking Madden is back! This week's episode features Ziggy Ansah as a tight end, and Andrew Luck celebrating like -- and I quote here -- "a dorko-malorko-goofus-maloofus."
  • This isn't NFL related, but Spencer Hall of EDSBS wrote a fantastic and emotional piece on how unethical it is that college football players are still not getting paid. Please read it.