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Perhaps one of the most underappreciated Detroit Lions' coaches received some national praise on Wednesday.

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  • Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated created a dream coaching squad of current NFL coaches. The Detroit Lions had one representative make the list. No, it wasn't Jim Caldwell or even defensive coordinator Teryl Austin. Instead, it was linebackers' coach Bill Sheridan who received the accolade. 

  • The Pittsburgh Steelers released their training camp schedule on Wednesday, including the two joint practices previously announced with the Lions. We now have exact dates of those practices, which take place in Pennsylvania and are open to the public:
  • DeAndre Levy is wary about painkillers due to their addictive nature. "Painkillers. Toradol. It’s just putting a Band-Aid on something, but we’re potentially developing a bigger issue for players when they’re done," Levy told the Detroit Free Press.

  • Pro Football Focus believes the Lions cornerbacks are 17th-best in the league

  • Former Lions seventh-round pick, Brandon Hepburn, has a new home in the NFL:
  • SideLion Report put together a nice article on why the Lions are not better without Calvin Johnson

  • The NFL is outlawing hoodies, because the NFL is no fun.