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Lions notes: Anquan Boldin will not wear Calvin Johnson's number

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In a classy move by the distinguished veteran, Anquan Boldin has chosen to wear No. 80.

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  • Breathe easy, Detroit Lions fans. Anquan Boldin has chosen a number and will not wear his typical No. 81, in respect for the now retired Calvin Johnson:
  • Golden Tate spoke with the media on Thursday and expressed his desire to return punts this year

  • Tate was also sporting a pretty great shirt during the presser:
  • Ride along with Matthew Stafford on his way to training with this video from DetroitLions.com.

  • The Chicago Bears are having some issues on the offensive line: They also had a scare with first-round rookie Leonard Floyd, but it turned out to be a simple illness.

  • Because it's almost football time, let's just enjoy Theo Riddick destroying linebackers:
  • The NFL claimed their youth program aimed at teaching proper tackling has reduced concussions, but the statistics show otherwise.