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Lions notes: Brian Xanders does not land in Cleveland

Today's Lions notes covers Brian Xanders remaining in Detroit, the Lions firing even more employees and the secondary kicking in to help the people of Flint.

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  • Earlier in the week, Brian Xanders interviewed for the Cleveland Browns' Vice President of Player Personnel position. Wednesday, Cleveland made their decision:
  • In terms of how close each team is to winning a Super Bowl, ESPN believes the Detroit Lions are a middle-of-the-pack team.

  • Ziggy Ansah was drafted by Michael Irvin for the Pro Bowl this upcoming Sunday, and he seems pretty happy about it: If the Pro Bowl still interests you, you can view the entire rosters here

  • The Lions are now making changes on the business side of the organization, as well:
  • Brandon Copeland very nearly left football altogether in 2015, but he gave himself one last shot to land on an NFL team. He took advantage of that shot and played in every game for the Detroit Lions last season. 

  • Last week, Bob Quinn fired most of the Lions' strength and conditioning staff, so this news seems particularly relevant:
  • Amid all the shakeups, the Lions will be keeping one member of the scouting team. Bob Quinn announced that Lance Newmark, the team's director of college scouting, is in Mobile for the Senior Bowl and will remain a member of the Lions organization this year. 

  • Now the defensive backs have taken strides to helping the people of Flint:

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