- Former Lions general manager has now interviewed with the Tennessee Titans for the same job:
#Titans completed a formal GM interview with Martin Mayhew today, team says. He was fired during season by #Lions.— Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) January 7, 2016
- Zach Zenner's father tweeted out an update on his son's injury status:
ZZ is now fully healed and officially cleared to resume playing football. He will be more than ready to carry the rock in 2016!— Paul Zenner (@zenner_paul) January 7, 2016
- Paging Alex Reno and Ryan Mathews: Several Detroit Lions players shared their favorite wrestlers with ESPN's Michael Rothstein.
- The Carolina Panthers signed former Lions fourth-round pick Larry Webster to a future deal.
- Calvin Johnson had a heavy workload in 2015:
Calvin Johnson was on the field for 952 snaps this season, most since 2012, & played 92.4 % of the Lions offensive snaps.— trey wingo (@wingoz) January 6, 2016
- Matthew Stafford was extremely successful at play-action passes (presumably when the Lions actually had a running threat):
M-Stafford with great production on PA passes this season (82-113, 72.6%, 7TD, 116.8 rat). #Lions— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 7, 2016
- The Lions named Darryl Tapp as the recipient of the Mike Utley Spirit Award. The award is voted on by teammates and given to the player who "who exhibited tremendous spirit, desire, dedication and work ethic."