- Former Detroit Lions defensive lineman Cory Redding announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday.
I'm leaving the game I've played for 23 years. Thanks to the teams I played for, coaches, teammates, fans and my family 4 their support!— Cory Redding Sr. (@CRedd90) June 29, 2016
Redding was a former Lions third-round draft pick and spent his first six season in the league in Detroit. During that time, he tallied 200 tackles and 16 sacks. After moving on from Detroit, Redding spent time with the Seahawks, Ravens, Colts and Cardinals.
- NFL.com ranked the head coaches in the NFL. Jim Caldwell landed at No. 21 on the list, which seems somewhat fair.
- The NFL Players Association released their "NFLPA 2016 Rising 50." The list hopes to capture the best young players in the league and the ones most likely to be among the top-sellers of merchandise in the future. The list uses 2015 performances and fantasy football popularity among other metrics to determine the rankings. Ameer Abdullah barely made the list at No. 42.
- Did you know that Jake Rudock's nickname is "Jake from State Farm?" Find out other quirky facts about the new Lions quarterback in his Q&A with DetroitLions.com.
- Former NFL agent Joel Corry agrees with us that Matthew Stafford is in line for a huge payday next year:
Interesting prediction from @corryjoel on next player that'll beat Luck for highest paid in NFL: Matthew Stafford— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) June 30, 2016
- Jeff Risdon of SideLion Report looked at available free agents the Lions could still use, including two former Lions who could boost their line play again in 2016.